The Young And The Restless: Interview With Sharon Case
Soaps.com recently chatted with The Young and the Restless‘s Sharon Case, who in addition to playing the popular Sharon Newman on the show, has also started a jewelry line, Pomp, which she tells us has been a lot of fun. Read on to hear all about that, her thoughts on Sharon’s current storyline, and what’s coming up!
Soaps.com: What made you decide to do a jewelry line?
Sharon: I know a manufacturer who does jewelry for QVC, he’s a fan of the show, and we talked about a jewelry line and he wanted to know if I was interested. One day I was talking to my best friend Elif [Inanc, stylist at Y&R] about it. We decided that it would be fun to do it as partners and friends, and then it became a really fun and interesting project for me.
Soaps.com: Do you actually design the jewelry, or choose what you like or would wear yourself?
Sharon: We do it together; I submit the things I like and she does the things she likes – she’s a stylist so has really great opinions. She’s taught me a lot about style over the years; my taste in clothes and jewelry has been shaped by her over the years because she styles me on the show.
Soaps.com: So, Pomp’s first line went over well?
Sharon: It did really well, and it’s still available online at QVC. It’s not just available during the hour we’re on sale [on television]; you don’t miss your opportunity to buy, you can always buy from the website.
Soaps.com: Has jewelry from the Pomp line been used on the show?
Sharon: Yes, some of the pieces from the line have been seen on The Young and the Restless.
Soaps.com: So if a viewer sees a piece of jewelry they admire on the show, they could look for it at QVC?
Sharon: Yes, they could do that. They should [look] anyway because the whole line is super-cute. In our first line we wanted to do a wide variety; so we did a lot of different pieces, we did them in different colors, and in a wide variety of styles – we wanted a bit of everything. Our next line may be slightly more streamlined.
Soaps.com: When will your new line of Pomp jewelry come out?
Sharon: It will be sometime in the spring.
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Soaps.com: Switching gears, what’s up with Sharon’s lingering feelings for Adam, even though she vehemently denies it to him?
Sharon: She does deny it to him because she’s angry, and she’s obviously upset about everything he’s done. But she can’t help how she really feels, I mean, they were married and those feelings don’t just turn off like a light switch. You maybe shouldn’t love someone, but you can’t help it if you do.
Soaps.com: Sharon gave in to a kiss with Adam after he came back to Genoa City. Is it a physical attraction, or is she still emotionally tied to him?
Sharon: Oh, I think she’s still emotionally tied; Adam had a big impact in her life when they got married. After years of being away from Nick, and Nick continually going back to Phyllis [Michelle Stafford], Sharon finally met someone else she felt was right for her, who really fit in her life.
Soaps.com: The last time we spoke, you had mentioned that after years of working with Josh Morrow (Nick) as your romantic lead, it was a bit of a difficult transition for you when Sharon became romantically involved with Jack (Peter Bergman). What was it like for you transitioning to working with Michael Muhney (Adam)?
Sharon: That was an easy transition because by then Sharon had had a fling with Billy [Billy Miller] and had dated around a bit in the time that she was away from Nick. So, when I started working with Michael it wasn't like I was in the same position, where I'd been acting with the same actor for 15 years and it was odd working with someone new. I've now worked with lots of different people.
Soaps.com: How does she feel about Nick now? We've just seen them go on a date, but what a lot of viewers wonder is how can she get back together with him and trust that the same pattern won't repeat itself?
Sharon: I think that's a concern for both of them. I think Sharon's not sure if she can trust it; if she puts herself out there and they get back together, she doesn't know if he'll go back to Phyllis, because he has gone back to her a couple times, so she can't be sure. I think Sharon would feel more comfortable with it if Nick had left Phyllis, and he was certain he didn't want to be with Phyllis and wanted to be with Sharon, but Phyllis left him, so Sharon thinks, "What if Phyllis changes her mind? What are you going to do, Nick? What happens to me?" It depends on him.
Soaps.com: So, it would be a leap of faith to get back together.
Sharon: It would be, or it would just take some time. So that will play out, and we'll see what Nick does, and what Phyllis does. [laughs] It's fun, it's a really fun story to play.
Soaps.com: The Harvest Festival scenes were really good.
Sharon: It was a fun little show; the Harvest Festival. It was fun to shoot.
Soaps.com: So, is Sharon stronger now?
Sharon: I think she is; she's found a new identity for herself, and she's made a lot of progress over the years. When Sharon and Nick broke up, Sharon was 'Nick's wife', that's who she'd always been. Even though her marriage to Jack didn't work out, and her marriage to Adam didn't work out, through that she's found out who she is, and she's good on her own. She redefined herself.
Soaps.com: How has it been working with a new Noah (Luke Kleintank)?
Sharon: Oh, he's very sweet. I haven't actually had a lot of scenes with him yet, but we're working on it, there are more that will be airing soon. He's busy in his own storyline with other characters. But, all of the sudden I have another new Noah and he's older, more grown up again. He's different than the last one [Kevin Schmidt], and he's definitely a little more grown up. We've also been working with the baby a lot - I've always got Faith with me - and she's a really good baby, well, 'she's' actually a 'he'. [laughs] But, he's so good.
Soaps.com: Can you give us any teasers about what's ahead for Sharon?
Sharon: The Nick/Sharon/Adam triangle should be a good story that's playing out, and then I have scenes coming up with Phyllis; every once in a while they give us a scene where we're catty to each other and those are really a lot of fun to do. I wish we had more of them.
Soaps.com: So, Adam does still figure into Sharon's life. Interesting…
Sharon: There definitely is a pull between them, and there's some really great stuff coming up where Adam starts to turn around; he really shows what a great guy he is, or tries to be. He tries to redeem himself.
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