On Friday, CBS will usher Sheryl Underwood from “The Talk” into Genoa City for a guest appearance on “The Young and the Restless.”
The standup comic/Sirius radio host will play a justice of the peace at a surprise wedding on the Feb. 10 episode. During a recent interview Underwood said “the Soap Opera Digest is my bible! I watch all the soaps. I can’t believe this little girl from Arkansas got to be on Y&R. It was the bomb! When I was on the set I got to meet my pride and joy, Eric Braeden. He took me in his arms and spoke romantic German to me. I’m, like, is anybody filming this? When he died on the Titanic I was so hurt. Victor Newman would never die on the Titanic! He’d call Newman Enterprises and get a helicopter to pick him up — and then sue the cruise line! He’s gangsta.”
She went on to say… “I was so nervous, I couldn’t eat and I couldn’t sleep. It takes a lot of mental dexterity to do a soap, but it was just phenomenal. A few days before I did my scenes I was performing in Washington, D.C., at the D.C. Improv and Debbi Morgan [Y&R’s Harmony] came to see my show. I told her to tell the people at Y&R that I was not coming in intending to be funny and that I would not be needing a billion takes. I was concerned that maybe they wouldn’t think I was taking this seriously because I’m a standup comic. I was dead serious and needed them to know that. I want to do that show again! Who else needs marrying in Genoa City?”
Will you watch?