Y&R's Jess Walton on Jill and Kay's Rivalry: "I Was The Stupid Coyote That Got an Anvil Dropped on His Head"

When contemplating the four decades of feuding between Genoa City’s grande dame Katherine Chancellor (Jeanne Cooper) and hellcat Jill Foster (Jess Walton) on The Young and the Restless, cartoon characters don't necessarily spring to mind — okay, maybe during the Brenda Dickson years.


To celebrate Y&R’s upcoming 40th anniversary, Walton, who has played Jill since 1987, compared her character's epic battles with Kay to the classic Looney Tunes rivals, Roadrunner and Wile E. Coyote. Walton stated:

"Jeanne and I used to talk about the Roadrunner and Wile E. Coyote. She was the Roadrunner and I was the stupid coyote that would get an anvil dropped on his head every single time! We’d read the scripts and we would see the build happening and we’d see Jill getting sure and sure of herself and then bragging to everyone and then, clunk! It would always happen!"

To find out what Walton's favorite moments from her time on Y&R have been, watch the clip after the jump!