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Y&R's Judith Chapman on Gloria's lack of airtime & her new stage play!

Photo Credits: JPI Studios

Photo Credits: JPI Studios

The Young and the Restless, Judith Chapman, who chews the scenery as Gloria Fisher Bardwell make the most of everything she is given to perform on the set of the number one CBS sudser.   However, over the last year after being front and center for years prior, many have seen her character languish on the backburner.  But for Chapman, she says things are on the upswing in a new interview out in Nelson Branco’s Soapgeist column on TV Guide Canada’s website.  The actress also reveals she is also working on a new stage play all about the famed Hollywood actress Vivien Leigh, you know the one from Gone with the Wind!    Here are a few excerpts!

Chapman on Gloria’s lack of airtime: “For a while, I was carrying the show, but you know the cycle of soap opera. It’s like a roller-coaster — sometimes you’re up, and then you go down and someone else’s roller-coaster peaks. With GloWorm, I think it’s time to see more of her because it harkens back to Gloria’s main motivation, which is to show all the higher-ups in this town that she really is something. I love that everyone is coming to her club; and thank you Maria for showing that gorgeous set all the time. I think Gloria wants even more respect because she still considers herself a part of the Abbott clan, even though they bash her. I hope she’s on the upswing. One of Gloria’s goals is to be on the cover of Restless Style with her sons. Everyone would hate that; especially Jill — and everyone else who hates Gloria!”

Chapman on her upcoming new one w0man show on Vivien Leigh:  “I was looking for another project to do with Christian LeBlanc and Michelle Stafford but it was hard to get everyone coordinated so I said, “Darn it; I’m doing another one-woman show.” And this thing, Vivien, written by Rick Foster, absolutely presented itself. When I read it, I just got the shivers and said, “this one is mine.” It’s the same way I felt when I auditioned for Gloria. It was intended to be just two fundraising performances for my theatre company Rogue Machine Theatre here in L.A. — which is considered to be one of the Top 10 L.A. theatres and we’re only in Season 4 — but now they’ve offered me a limited run for six performances in May. It a bare stage with Vivien coming on and going through her triumphs and madness. It’s only one act, an hour and 20 minutes. I don’t mean to sound arrogant but I think I’m going to be quite brilliant in it.”

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Ken Rambo
Ken Rambo

Love Judith Chapman! Love her character Gloria on Y&R. Great Actress and Beautiful Woman with a great beaming Soul that touches everyone. Also, thank you for sharing this fine photo of her from John Paschal (JPI Studios) one of my fav. photog’s as well. Best, Ken Rambo –

SoapStud79
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Judith Chapman is a very diverse and talented actress. I have followed her in daytime for many years and have watched her in a lot of primetime episodic work. I hope Gloria returns to the front burner soon on Y & R.

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The top-rated show has achieved quite the feat being the number one daytime drama for 30 consecutive years!

To make the occasion many of your Genoa City favorites including: Eric Braeden, Joshua Morrow, Amelia Heinle, Melody Thomas Scott, Peter Bergman, Jason Thompson, Gina Tognoni, Camyrn Grimes and many more attended the press event to celebrate this accomplishment.

Sony executive, Steve Kent, CBS exec, Angelica McDaniel and B&B’s Brad Bell were also on hand and delivered speeches to those at the set.

Take a look at some fun photos of the event in our photo gallery below.

Then, let us know what was your favorite pic via the comment section below.

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That is where she strategically placed herself in numerous shots behind, or on the side of the major celebrities and nominees attending the annual movie and TV award show.

Cuthbert posted a photo of herself on her Instagram account during her visit to the CBS Television City stating: “Thank you to the lovely folks of @boldandbeautifulcbs for having me yesterday!”

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On the latest episode of NBC’s Inside Salem: Days of our Lives Podcast, long-running star, Melissa Reeves (Jennifer) sits down to chat with host Michael Fairman about the shocking return of Jack Deveraux (Matt Ashford) to Salem, and how Jennifer is trying to cope with the believed-to-be-dead love-of-her-life who has come to town with no memory of her … or his past!

Reeves chats on: how she found out Matt Ashford was coming back to DAYS, how important those New Year’s Eve scenes were, her on-screen and off-screen relationship with Salem arch-rival, Kassie DePaiva (Eve), and a look back at Jack and Jenn’s memorable wedding and their vows decades ago.  Missy also talks about the love of her life, Scott Reeves (Ex-Ryan, Y&R, Ex-Steve, GH Ex-Jake, DAYS), and their new coffee business in Nashville. Missy also takes tie to remember the late Frances Reid and MacDonald Carey as her on-screen grandparents, Tom and Alice Horton, and the importance of carrying on the tradition of the Horton family to this day on-air.

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The podcast is currently streaming live on NBC.com here, and is available starting today for download via iTunes and all major pod platforms, so you can listen anytime, anywhere.

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