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The Young and the Restless News: Does Melissa Claire Egan Have A Chance To Win A Daytime Emmy?

Does The Young and the Restless star Melissa Claire Egan have a chance to win her very first Emmy for her portrayal as Chelsa Newman? That’s what her fans definitely want to know. Keep reading below for everything she has to say about it! 

The Young and the Restless News: Does Melissa Claire Egan Have A Chance To Win A Daytime Emmy?

Speaking to Michael Fairman TV in a new interview, Melissa opened up about the content that she put in her Emmy reel and what made her choose Chelsea’s near-suicide scene. Melissa put it this way, “I put in two episodes worth of everything that happened: on the ledge, and the aftermath, the next episode that followed. It was when Chelsea and Billy [Jason Thompson] are in the hotel room and she’s still going through the stages and she’s angry at him for stopping her. She’s like, ‘You had no right to stop me on that ledge. That was my choice. You had no right. You don’t get to tell me what to do in my life.’ I like that those scenes showed kind of the levels of it. I talked to Dr. Dan Reidenberg (Managing Director at National Council for Suicide Prevention) a lot in preparing for the scenes about what happens after. i.e., ‘You’re in shock, and then in anger if you get stuck. You had emotionally planned to die and come to terms with that, and then what happens after that, if it doesn’t happen.’ So, I really liked that episode as well, so I put in both of those.”

Now, as far as all of the fan reaction that she got, Melissa said, “Oh, gosh. It was so profound. It was so beyond words. The fans are always supportive, but I couldn’t believe the reaction of just people sharing on Instagram, on Twitter DM’ing me saying, ‘This was me,’ or saying, ‘This was my daughter, this was my aunt, this was my mom, this is my son. This was my cousin.’ Some people shared things like, ‘This happened to my cousin two weeks ago.’ I just couldn’t believe how much it resonated with people.”

The Young and the Restless News: What’s Next For Chelsea Newman?

Melissa was also compared to soap opera legend Susan Lucci. That’s because she had 19 nominations behind her before she finally won her first Daytime Emmy. Melissa said, “I’m the Sulu! I’ll take it anytime I can be compared to Susan Lucci. I know it’s wild, right? Number seven.”

With that said, The Young and the Restless fans will simply have to tune in to find out what will happen next! Watch this space. In the meantime, let us know what you think by leaving us a line with your thoughts in our comments section below. The Young and the Restless airs weekdays on the CBS network. Check your local listings for times.

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