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18 February 22nd, 2013 SPOTLIGHT On Victoria: Amelia Heinle’s Y&R 40th Anniversary Video Interview!


This is one of the The Young and the Restless 40th anniversary video interviews from that many fans have been waiting for!  Amelia Heinle, who plays Victoria on the number one soap, talks about the men in her alter-egos life, but especially her main squeeze in real-life Thad Luckinbill who played J.T. Hellstrom!  Amelia discusses how she and Thad met on the set of Y&R and that she thought he was too young for her … way too young for her.  As she relates, she came to find out he was older than she thought!

In addition, Amelia talks about the fun she has working with Billy Miller (Billy Abbott)! And as we all know, “Villy” has become one of the shows all-time most popular couples!  Being one of the Newman clan means you must bring your A-game on set, and Heinle reveals just how comfortable Melody Thomas Scott (Nikki) and Eric Braeden (Victor) made her feel when she first came on the show replacing Heather Tom.

Amelia also reveals that she loves working with her on-screen brother, Joshua Morrow (Nick), who when they first were on set together they would get scolded by production for seemingly coming off with what appeared to be sexual chemistry between them, when they are playing brother and sister!

All in all, this Y&R 40th Anniversary interview is delightful and what one would come to expect from one of daytime’s brightest stars, Amelia Heinle! Watch the video after the jump, and then let us know if you miss Thad Luckinbill? Are you Team Villy all the way? And, what would you like to see happen to Victoria next? 

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  1. Christine says:

    I love Amelia. :-)

    Billy Miller is right, though, she does play with her hair like a little girl. Now I understand why a few years ago when her hair was longer she would get nothing but complaints about how messy her hair was because she would play with it and mess up what the stylist did. I think she is so pretty and always looks good.

    I also love that CBS/Sony is providing these interviews. I always like to get a glimpse of the person and not the character once in a while.


    Wendy replied

    I wish they would make Victoria Newman nicer to Sharon!


    Sandy replied

    They do need to make Victoria STOP this ridiculousness hate for Sharon! Victoria , Nick and Abby all stole a half a billion each from dear old evil Victor and it is there fault not Sharon at all the company is no longer in Victors hands! Really Victoria go brush your hair!

  2. Mary says:

    Love the interview. I am TEAM VILLY all the way! Those 2 are absolutely adorable together. I watch Thad Luckinbill whenever I can. He has made a few tv movies since he left Y&R. I really want Victoria to run Beauty of Nature and I want her and Billy to have a baby. Preferably a little girl then they would have 2 girls and 2 boys.


    Ruby C. replied

    U don’t think I can take another wedding with Nikki even if is the last. I find the MS health issue boring. Victoria has really done the same thing over and over. She yells at everyone but she thinks she and her family are saints. Leave Sharon alone. Vuctoria did not want to work for Newman so let it go. She and her siblings sued there father for his money and the man is not even dead yet. >>>I would like to see Victoria in some kind of fight with Chelsea because Chelsea finally does the right thing and share custody and Victoria knocks her down and this time it is Victorias fault Chelsea lost the baby. Chelsea is the last person that should have more kids.


  3. heidi says:

    Amelia is adorable!


  4. Sara says:

    Amelia is just so adorable and funny. She won me over long ago as Victoria. Wish Victoria had some of Amelia’s sense of humor sometimes :) Love her!

    Team Villy all the way! Amelia and Billy have off the charts chemistry. YR stuck gold by pairing them together.

    Can’t wait to see what is next for Victoria!


  5. SZima says:

    I like Amelia in this interview, but often can’t stand Victoria.
    I wish Victoria was more like Amelia.


  6. Patrick says:


    Emmy Goddess herself, Heather Tom, left the nest….

    Even I had some missgiving… after all… Amelia Hienle’s turn on AMC as Liza’s sister didn’t go well… she opted out of her contract… didn’t renew…

    Low and behold… she’s on the #1 Soap….

    all these years later….

    SHE’S THE “ONE” – Newman… that interests me…. She’s still her fathers’ daughter… and beloved by Billy Abbott…. she intrigues me… she’s interesting to watch… NOW, if only she had that baby…


    She’s definately Victoria….. Heather who??


    Mary SF replied

    I know – last year when they did the rebroadcast episode of one of Vic’s and Nikki’s weddings- I kept thinking why is Katie Logan standing there? Heather Tom made have originated the character, but now when I think of Vicky- I think of AH- she made the role her own


    Rosie replied

    So agree. AH has brought maturity and wisdom to the role, very fitting for this grown up version of Victoria Newman. Love how subtle she is, not over the top using typical soapy cliche acting techniques.


  7. mandy says:

    Just love Amelia and after this interview my love for her is even more her and Billy Miller have this chemistry that just glues you to the screen Villy is true Gold I really want to see them get there Bio baby something I have wanted for them Can’t wait what’s up for them next they will rock that’s for sure


  8. Claudia says:

    Loved the video, love AH and her portrayal as Victoria. Can’t wait to see what they have in store for Victoria


  9. Laurie C says:

    This was so fun! AH seems so natural and down to earth: no pretense and no taking herself too seriously; like she’d be just as fun to work with as she thinks BM is. I think the Victoria we see now is a realistic result of a Newman upbringing combined with the happy effects of marriage to Billy Abbott. Wouldn’t want her any other way. However, it would be great to see both she and Adam growing enough to realize that Victor will never stop manipulating or playing games with them to further only his own interests. I’d love for Victoria and Adam to team up to run NE together. (Victor can spend the rest of his days regretting the decision HE made to take the company public when he didn’t need to.) As for Victoria’s personal life, I hope she and Billy just continue on their journey together. I think Villy’s relationship is one of my favourite ever on soaps. They talk and argue and make up, and it’s all fun to watch.


  10. Courtney says:

    I absolutely adore Amelia Heinle! Loved her from the beginning! This interview was so fun & nice to see since we rarely see her do interviews like this. She seems like such a down to earth person! LOVE her!!! And I am definitely Team Villy! AH & BM have amazing chemistry! They are perfect! <3 Would love to see Victoria back in business mode, preferably at Newman Enterprises. Would also love for her to develop some kind of relationship/bond with Adam.


  11. Rachelle says:

    I adore Amelia Heinle.. She seems to be someone that is way down to earth..sort of laid back..Way different from her character.. haha.. But what I love most about Amelia is her ability to convey so much without over the top histrionics that we see with lots of other actresses. I am just a big fan and have seen all of her movies. I think when they paired her with Billy Miller they created something magical. Billy and Victoria are one of the most realistic and believable pairings in daytime television.

    Thanks for posting this.. Hopefully we will get another interview very soon.


  12. Angie says:

    Love Amelia!! She’s a great actress and from this video a really sweet and funny person in real life. Nice to hear her talk about her husband and the great fun she has working with Melody, Eric, Josh and of course the amazing Billy Miller.

    On a side note I know some thought it was cute when MCE joined in, I didn’t!! I thought it was an obvious attempt to grab the spotlight. Not a fan of MCE, she comes across very self centred and arrogant. Just read a twitter comment and she called someone who asked a question about a rumour that she was moving to NYC a bit*ch. Not very classy at all.


  13. Lexie says:

    Amelia is so adorable I just love her. Villy are the best couple on YR in my view.


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