The Young and the Restless spoilers say that Hayley Erin has been killing it as Claire Grace, who is better known as Eve now that it’s been confirmed that she is the baby that Victoria and Cole thought they had lost so many years ago.
It seems like there was a good reason why the frontrunners decided to being her back. Keep reading below for everything you need to know.
The Young and the Restless Spoilers: The Reason Why Josh Griffith Brought Back Hayley Erin
Speaking to Soap Opera Digest in a new interview, The Young and the Restless Executive Producer and Head Writer Josh Griffith said that when Hayley auditioned for the role of Claire Grace, he knew that he had a winner in her.
As many fans can recall, Hayley’s first character on the show was Abby Newman, but she left back in 2010.
When asked about bringing Hayley Erin back, Griffith wrote, “We looked at reels of what she had done on General Hospital and I said, ‘Wow, she’s really strong, she’s really a good actor.’
And even though she had been on Y&R as teen Abby, I thought we were still safe with her as another character. So then we did a Zoom read and I told her a little bit about the character and she did a good read, but there were some elements that were missing, and I gave her one note, and off that one note, she turned it around and just leaned into that note so brilliantly that I said, ‘That’s it!’ We stopped looking. We found her.”
The Young and the Restless Spoilers: What’s Next For Hayley?
Griffith also said that Hayley Erin has done a great job of going from a good girl to a bad girl in a matter of seconds. She went from being the best assistant that Nikki Newman could ever ask for to the biggest villain that residents of this fictional town of Genoa City have not seen in a very long time.
The scribe said, “I gave her that one note and that’s what you saw on air, that flip…. We really tried to make it so that you never saw this coming. I thought the other crucial moment that Hayley did so brilliantly was the moment where Claire realized that her aunt had lied to her and then you saw all the hurt and you saw 26 years of betrayal. When I saw that, I said, ‘Okay. She is absolutely redeemable.’ ”
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