One of the juiciest storylines these days on the number one soap opera, The Young and the Restless involves a Cassie (Camryn Grimes) lookalike, Nick (Joshua Morrow) and Sharon (Sharon Case) hitting the sheets again, and most haunting of all, Sharon getting electroshock therapy to help rid herself of the “visions” of deceased daughter Cassie, only as we know, poor Sharon is being gas-lighted by the lookalike and Victor Newman (Eric Braeden). These two have been in collusion to try to obtain the secret Sharon is hiding!
And that secret is quite the whopper: Sharon switched the DNA test results and made it look as if Jack Abbott (Jack Abbott) is the biological father of Summer (Hunter King), when in fact, it is Nick’s! And Phyllis took a frightful spill down a stairwell, after a confrontation with Sharon, upon figuring out the truth and has been in a coma for months!
On-Air On-Soaps caught up with Sharon Case to get her thoughts on the storyline twists, where Sharon is heading now, and if this is finally the year of Shick? Will Sharon and Nick finally be reunited, only to have it all crumble when Nick learns the truth of what she did? Or, will there be a stunning plot twist that will save Sharon’s character from irreparable damage, when now it looks as if the tide has turned, and Sharon is now the victim of a horrific plot! Here’s our candid conversation with Sharon about all the drama … and more!
What did you think of the concept of bringing back Camryn Grimes to the show this time, but now as a Cassie lookalike?
SHARON: I have thought that many times that would be a great way to have her back, because we missed her. We all sort of toiled with storyline ideas of how to bring her back. We have all said over the past … maybe, she is not dead? Maybe, she is in her twin sister? Maybe, she is a new character? So, it’s all been great.
It looks like Y&R is finally getting away from Sharon being not crazy after all! That in fact, the “visions” of Cassie she has been seeing is actually a plot to gaslight Sharon. What do you think of the twist?
SHARON: I am happy about that twist. It made sense that they had Sharon bipolar, but then it didn’t make sense, but now it makes sense that Sharon is not hallucinating. I like that … and all the twists that have come after that, too. The whole storyline turned out really great. I love the way it twisted into making sense!
Recently, Nick and Sharon slept together. Do you think it’s finally time for a Shick reunion moving forward?
SHARON: I think it’s time for Nick and Sharon to get back together, and I am happy about that. It’s been a long time to the point I didn’t think we should have waited any longer. I love working with Joshua (Nick).
You recently landed a pre-nomination in the Outstanding Lead Actress category for this year’s Daytime Emmys. What did you submit to get you into the next round?
SHARON: I chose some scenes that I liked where Sharon confesses to Nick that she has gone off her meds, when indeed she has been hiding that from people for along time. I just tell him the truth. She has a minor breakdown in it. For a three or four minute reel, I thought that was a good section.
Melody Thomas Scott (Nikki) celebrated her 35th anniversary with Y&R. You and Melody have had such fun scenes within the contentious relationship between Nikki and Sharon over the years!
SHARON: Melody here for 35 years, Oh my God! I know Melody feels the same way, but the Nikki and Sharon relationship and dynamic is one of our favorites to play. It’s fun to do it, and it’s a great day of work and it’s wacky, and the fans seem to love it which is great. I actually hope Nikki and Sharon will have more classic catfights soon! This is also mine and Joshua’s 20th anniversaries with Y&R this year in August. We are already celebrating all year. It’s the Shick year, and that makes sense.
Do you want Sharon to finally be reset and return to being a heroine of the show like she once was? Do you even think that is possible after all she has done?
SHARON: I think that is what the fans want to see … her going back to being more of a heroine. And even though that is not what she has been throughout her entire life, she needs to do that now for awhile. People are ready to see that.
So, you are ready to see that now? And I am just wondering … how they are going to get out of what she did to Summer, Nick, Jack, and Phyllis? How on earth are the writers going to get out of it to save Sharon’s character?
SHARON: Yes, I am! And oh, I know exactly how the writers get out of it, and it’s phenomenal! Like the best thing ever! I could have never thought of it! I loved it when I found out. I am honest when I don’t like something, but I think everyone is going to like it! I honestly can’t imagine anyone not liking how this all comes out and gets wrapped up. It’s so good! I love when there is a storyline and everyone out there has all these different guesses, and yet we have come up with the cleverest way to handle it. It’s so fun to watch Twitter and watch all of the fans guesses! I can’t tell anyone, because it’s so exciting!
Everyone is speculating that maybe, just maybe, years ago Sharon had twins, which answers the question of the identity of this Cassie lookalike! Thoughts?
SHARON: Well, you know that could be, and that happens in soaps all the time! It can happen to all good heroines! (Laughs) It just happened to Nikki recently! Didn’t she just realize she had a long lost baby … who is now Dylan (Steve Burton)?
Everyone on your show seems to have a child they never knew about! (Laughs)
SHARON: We have got Shick working together again, so who knows!
Many have felt that over time different regimes have disrespected the character of Sharon, by her out of character antics and behavior, although in more recent times, giving her bipolar disorder seemed to ease that some. What do you think about where it’s heading now, and about some of the challenges of Sharon’s stories?
SHARON: I think to have the family back together again would be amazing. It really went far adrift from where we started, but some of the twists were very good and some of the storylines were real head-scratchers, where I had to go, “How am I going to play this?” However, some were just brilliant, and no matter what it was, it always a fun ride what went on with Sharon, whether you loved it, or you hated it.
So, what do you think of Sharon’s current storyline where she has no idea that the Cassie lookalike is real and not a ghost? Do you hope 2014 is the year that Shick finally gets back together and stays together? How do you think Sharon will get out of her predicament with the lies she told Nick, Summer and Jack? Let us know your thoughts!