It’s another milestone for the soaps, but also a very personal one for the iconic Melody Thomas Scott (Nikki Newman) of The Young and the Restless! Today marks her 35th anniversary in Genoa City as everyone’s favorite, at times drunken, socialite with a past that will go down as one of the greatest ever for a soap character!
In honor of the big day, TV Guide Magazine’s Michael Logan chatted with Melody about her time on the CBS soap opera, which has included Nikki’s 11 marriages and her stint as a stripper!
In one of the highlights from the interview, TVG got the scoop on what tragedy that has not happened to Nikki yet, would Melody like the opportunity to play? To which she replied: “I’d love to have her to go nuts. Stark-raving, rubber-room bonkers! I want Nikki to be in a psychiatric ward drooling. Wouldn’t that be fun? I’d also love to do an aging story. Nikki is so into the vanity thing. Me, I don’t give a s–t. I went on The Talk when the theme of the day was no makeup. But Nikki would freak at the very idea! As the years have passed, she has become an aging vixen — two words that don’t even belong in the same sentence — so I’d love to do a story where she starts to get very concerned about her looks, where she’s checking herself out in the mirror and really hates what she sees. Maybe she has plastic surgery? That would be so her.”
So, what tragedy would you like see happen to Nikki next? Do you like Melody’s suggestions? And finally, post your best wishes in our comment section to her on 35 years of bringing it to The Young and the Restless!