The second installment of General Hospital’s Michelle Staffords (Nina) vodcast, Single Mom A Go Go, shared some never-before-known insight into the powerhouse actress’ start on The Young and the Restless as Phyllis and more, when Michelle welcomed Lauralee Bell (Christine) as her special guest.
While the episode continued its theme talking about the struggles, and ups and downs of motherhood, and being a working mom to boot, this particular vodcast became extra illuminating when Michelle and Lauralee reminisced about their time together on Y&R.
In particular, the show contained an emotional moment. Michelle relived her audtion experience for the role of Phyllis right in front of Lauralee’s legendary father, Bill Bell (Creator, Y&R). Stafford revealed she had a string of auditions prior to that one where she did not get the part, and when her lucked changed the day she auditioned for then crazy Phyllis, she related to Lauralee that her father saved her life. And in fact, when Michelle would give her acceptance speeches at awards show, she would always thank Bill Bell first and foremost. The ladies also discuss how much Bill loved writing for Michelle’s Phyllis, and more.
Watch Michelle and Lauralee chat it up in Single Mom A Go Go after the jump. Go to timecode 36:27 on the video, if you want to get straight to Michelle’s Y&R casting story. Then let us know what you thought of the sentiments shared by Michelle and Lauralee on Bill Bell in the comment section below!