Michelle Stafford & Eric Braeden Prepare to Resume Taping Scenes on Young & Restless…& It’s All About the Hair
Young and Restless actors get their looks in order for a return to the set.
With Young and Restless returning to production on the heels of sister soap, Bold and Beautiful, the actors have presumably been tested and are preparing to make their returns to the CBS studios amid the new safety procedures to begin taping scenes for new episodes.
Young and Restless’ Michelle Stafford, who plays outspoken redhead Phyllis Summers, took to her Instagram account to share a beautiful photo along with a jokey caption. The actress said, “Well… I guess I gotta start taking a shower and brushing my hair…” She sweetly ended the message with a wish for others to take care and urged, “Stay wise and healthy all of you beautiful people!”
Stafford spent loads of time with her two kids in quarantine, including doing homeschooling, and recently shared a photo of herself and her son reminiscent of the iconic Coppertone ad, in which he was trying to get her into the pool.
Eric Braeden, who features as Young and Restless mogul Victor Newman, has also been readying himself to return to work. Braeden warned of Victor’s comeback in a recent lighthearted post and was also pictured outside the studio, where he may have gone to be tested. Today, the actor shared a selfie on his Twitter account wearing a face covering and shades, and captioned it, “Final haircut before going back to work!”
Final haircut before going back to work!!! pic.twitter.com/8Qjuq3sgVA
— Eric Braeden (@EBraeden) July 13, 2020
We can’t wait to see Phyllis, Victor and all the other characters in new episodes on the CBS soap opera. Feel free to browse the gallery below, where you’ll see Phyllis featured in Young and Restless friendships we love, then make sure you’re signed up for Soaps.com’s newsletter to get more features and soap news delivered straight to your inbox.
<p>The original bromance of <em>Young and Restless</em>, Colenol Douglas Austin was Victor Newman’s very best friend in the world. Also, his closest advisor, Douglas was there when Victor met Nikki, served as his best man at more than one wedding, and saw him through the ups and downs of his tumultuous love life.</p>
<p>Nikki Reed and Katherine Chancellor became friends through Victor, who once worked for Chancellor Industries before creating his own empire. This unstoppable duo was there for one another during their battles for sobriety, and Nikki was devastated when the Duchess passed away.</p>
<p>Cricket Blair befriended Nina Webster when she was a pregnant teen. Though they both were involved with Phillip Chancellor III <em>and</em> Paul Williams, their friendship has endured as they’ve grown into mature women.</p>
<p>One of the most solid friendships on <em>Young & Restless</em>, Paul Williams and Andy Richards were the best of buds… even if most of the time they spent together was at work as private investigators. </p>
<p>Michael Baldwin and Phyllis Summers were once lovers but their relationship became a close friendship instead. Though the bond has been tested, it endures, and Phyllis has also befriended Michael’s wife, Lauren Fenmore, with whom she bonded when their children were both kidnapped in a Sheila Carter plot.</p>
<p>Drucilla Winters moved in with Sharon Newman after a break up with Neil Winters and the two became fast friends. Dru’s loyalty was such that her presumed death happened while struggling with Phyllis Summers over a phone containing compromising photos of Sharon.</p>
<p>Colleen Carlton and Lily Winters were best friends in their teens. Colleen nearly lost her life after looking out for Lily’s well-being when she got involved with older man, Kevin Fisher. When Colleen later died in a drowning, Lily was devastated.</p>
<p>Neil Winters and Jack Abbott often crossed paths in the business world, but were truly there for one another as friends. Neil and Jack always had each other’s back when they struggled with sobriety and the pair began the Abbott-Winters Foundation together before Neil’s untimely death.</p>
<p>Daniel Romalotti was Kevin Fisher’s first, and one of his only friends, in Genoa City. They were often involved in ill-advised schemes together, but were fast friends.</p>
<p>The friendship between Jack Abbott and Adam Newman had its beginnings in conspiring against Victor Newman together, and in Jack feeling sympathy for Adam for how he was treated by his father. It’s a much-scruitinized friendship, however, as Adam was the driver in the hit and run accident that killed Jack’s niece, Delia, and is loathed by his brother Billy Abbott.</p>
<p>Lauren Fenmore and Phyllis Summers gave birth to their son and daughter around the same time, so these two have been friends since the beginning. Their relationship became stressed during their teens, and they’ve flirted with romance, but are friends to this day.</p>
<p>Although these two are headliners over in our photo gallery of <a href="https://soaps.sheknows.com/gallery/young-restless-rivalries-photos/" target="_blank">Young & Restless’ most memorable rivalries</a>, there is simply no denying that they belong in here too. In a tale told over decades, Jill Foster Abbott and Katherine Chancellor’s hatred for one another morphed into a deep and abiding love… even if they were loathe to admit it. </p>
<p>Hilary Curtis and Phyllis Summers were drawn together out of mutual respect and similar personalities. They had each other’s back to the end, as Phyllis acted as Hilary’s maid of honor in the hospital as she became Hilary Curtis Hamilton right before she passed away.</p>
<p>One of our favorite bromances, Dylan McAvoy and Ben ‘Stitch’ Rayburn were buddies who had served overseas in a war together. After Stitch joined Dylan in Genoa City, the two had each other’s back time and again.</p>
<p>Chloe Mitchell and Chelsea Lawson forged a friendship when they began working together on Tag ‘n ‘Grab and later on Chelsea’s fashion line. Incredibly, their friendship endured despite Chloe’s multiple attempts on Chelsea’s husband Adam’s life after he hit and killed her daughter while driving and covered it up. This relationship tends to hit rocky patches, but always endures.</p>
<p>Kyle Abbott and Mariah Copeland forged a bond that thrives on being honest, sometimes bluntly so, as confidantes and advice-givers for one another. Kyle was instrumental in getting Mariah together with Tessa, and their friendship survived her dislike and disdain for his love interest, and now wife, Summer Newman.</p>
<p>It didn’t take long for Phyllis Summers to make friends with Hilary’s twin when she arrived in Genoa City. Though it may have been bittersweet given Hilary’s death, the redhead found a supportive new bestie in Amanda Sinclair and vice-versa. The pair can often be seen sharing cocktails at Phyllis’ hotel, dishing on their lives and doling out advice the other may not <em>want </em>to, but may <em>need</em> to hear.</p>
<p>While this friendship ended with Rey’ Rosales’ untimely death, he and Chance Chancellor were truly there for each other in life. Partners on the GCPD, these guys just “got” each other. In a heartwarming gesture, Chance gave the bromance the ending it deserved when he worked overtime after Rey’s passing to close all of his unsolved cases.</p>
<p>A newer friendship in the grand scheme of things, Chloe has proven to be fiercely loyal to Sally since she hired her as her right hand at Newman Media (even after the disastrous attempt at launching a fashion platform with Chelsea). When the pair were sent packing from NE, Chloe stuck by Sally as she proposed a new venture and discovered she was pregnant.</p>
<p>Tessa was able to turn to her pal Elena when she was having doubts about becoming a first-time parent ahead of her and Mariah adopting Aria. Elena provided reassurance and has been there for her friend when needed, including making time in her busy schedule to attend Sharon’s impromptu baby shower and celebration in honor of “Teriah” and their daughter.</p>
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