Even though she grew up in musical theater, Cait Fairbanks (Tessa) confesses that she found Y&R’S fast-paced production “kind of alarming, at first.” So it helped that she was immediately taken under the wing by many cast members — including some of the newest. “I met Daniel Hall (Scott) on my first day, and he was like, ‘Are you new?’” she recalls. “When I told him that I was, he said, ‘Okay, I was new two weeks ago, so here’s the rundown!’ That was very helpful!” Now that she’s privy to what happens behind the scenes, Fairbanks has an appreciation for the quality of the show and the caliber of its actors. “I turned on the show the other day to watch everyone, and was like, ‘Damn, it’s good!” she says with a smile. “Y&R actors are very impressive!”
Fairbanks found a friend in another Genoa City newcomer!