“The Perfect Time.”

Soaps.com caught up with The Young and the Restless actress Lauralee Bell, who recently reprised her popular role of Christine Blair on the number one Daytime sudser. We learned what finally made her decide to come back, and she shared an upcoming storyline tease that really left us in anticipation! Read on!

Down-to-earth Lauralee, when asked what made her finally decide to return to Y&R, explained that since her character had left with Paul in her heart, when they put Tricia (Cast, Nina) and Doug (Davidson, Paul) together, she knew it was, “The perfect time.” As a fan of the show herself, she worried about coming between Nina and Paul, thinking, “I would hate to come back and mess this up.” Now that she’s back, Lauralee is pleased, saying, “It’s picking up so well. There are feelings there [between Christine and Paul] but they both don’t want to hurt Nina, and Nina doesn’t want to come between them; it’s so realistic, so it’s been great!”

We agreed that it’s terrific that there is more than one layer to Christine’s storyline. Lauralee enthused, “The fact that Maria put in this whole other twist of mystery of why [Christine] is really back…it just sounded right.” She went on to say, “She [Christine] has been out in DC and people do change, and I’m glad it wasn’t just sweet Christine coming back to just check in on everyone; just making sure everything’s okay.”

Lauralee also commented on Christine returning and keeping such a huge secret [Nina’s son’s identity] from Paul and Nina, saying, “It gets really intense when the three of us are sitting together, and it’s fun to play because there’s so much inner story, and to be the person who knows and then to not be able to show any emotion; I have to really fight it. It’s so much history for Tricia and I personally.”

What about those Rose DeVille-era flashbacks? Lauralee laughs, “We cringe at them…the Rose ones we can’t even talk about; they have haunted me for years!”