For Beth Maitland, reprising the role of Y&R’S Traci is no easy feat — and that’s just fine with her. “I live about threeand-a-half hours away from work now and when I climb in my car at 3 in the morning and hurtle toward the studio,
I feel like the postal service, neither rain nor sleep nor dark of night,” chuckles the actress.
“There’s nothing I love more than the feeling of heading toward a day in Genoa City. What strikes me most about working with this marvelous group of actors is the professionalism that they bring each day. In an emotional sequence of scenes, focus, concentration and preparation are the only way to survive and deliver the level of performance we all want. It’s such a time crunch in today’s soap schedule. There is not much rehearsal and not much room for error, but these amazing actors bring it! We do most of these scenes in one take, and every single person is invested. There’s always room for a little levity, some chuckles and joking and letting off steam. But the Abbotts are always there, never distracting or disrespectful of the work. What an enormous pleasure to work with these darlings; every single take is a keeper! Just look into their eyes and it’s all there. Wow!”
Y&R’S Beth enjoys any day at work.