The Young and the Restless star Kelsey Wang recently opened up about her soap beginnings in a new interview with Soap Opera Digest. Here’s what she has to say.
The Young and the Restless Spoilers: Kelsey Wang Opens Up About Her Soap Beginnings
Speaking to the publication, Kelsy says that early on she knew she had a plan and that plan was to move out west and try her hand in the acting world. She recalled, “I came here to work for a film and TV investment fund and I actually loved it. I took a two-year break from acting and it was what I needed because I was able to establish some stability in my life in L.A. When I started auditioning again, I got GENERAL HOSPITAL a few months later.”
And while her time in Port Charles didn’t last very long, it did help jump start her acting career. She said, “They only used me once a month, so I was auditioning for other stuff. I was offered the lead of an independent film right after I booked GH, but the shoot dates didn’t work, so I couldn’t do it. And then I booked a guest star on THE RESIDENT and they needed me for a week and a half in Atlanta, but one of those days coincided with GH and the same thing happened with STATION 19. I really wanted to do these other projects, but there were these conflicts, which was very frustrating. And then Covid hit and shut down everything.”
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Kelsy also says that she felt as though she’s won the lottery with her new role on The Young and the Restless. She says that she’s mostly been learning from Peter Bergman, who plays her father Jack Abbott on the show. She said, “I’ve been learning from him, Beth [Maitland, Traci] and Eileen [Davidson, Ashley] all about being an Abbott. For the first couple of weeks, Peter and Michelle Stafford [Phyllis] would tell me that it’s okay to be nervous, ‘So don’t put pressure on yourself.’ I’m so lucky to have these people for mentors. They’ve been so nice and so welcoming. Even the crew has been wonderful and so supportive. Everyone here treats you like you’re part of the family, so it really does feel like home.”
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