Soap Opera Digest - - SCENE HEARD -

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.

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