I believe soap actors are some of the best-trained actors out there. The fact that they can memorize 20-25 pages of dialogue and do shows Monday through Friday and have people watch them for years is a true gift. You work 12 hours, you go home, study, and you’re back the next day doing it again. It was excellent training for a young actress.
I also got to work with Shemar Moore [ex-Malcolm], Victoria Rowell [ex-Drucilla] and Tonya Lee Williams [ex-Olivia]. I really loved Victoria. I thought she just killed Drucilla. And then, of course, Shemar Moore was just the hottest new kid on the block. We went on to do Motives and the sequel together.