Now that the kitties are about to come out of the bag, sort of speak, on upcoming episodes of The Young and the Restless, it looks like Sharon’s (Sharon Case) luck may have run out thanks to crazy Patty Williams (Stacy Haiduk).
For months, Sharon has been hiding the fact that baby Sully is actually the late Sage’s son with Nick (Joshua Morrow), err really Adam, but that’s a secret for another time! Thus, she has been raising the young baby boy as her bio-son with Dylan (Steve Burton).
On Thursday’s episode of the number one-rated soap opera, Dylan and Sharon visit Patty at Rivercrest, unnerving Sharon to such a major extent that it does not go unnoticed by Dylan. Patty may have found her way to freedom, or may she have pushed Sharon over the edge to finally purge herself and reveal her deception?
On-Air On-Soaps caught up with the woman being the troubled and the crazy, actress Stacy Haiduk, at the recent premiere gathering for CBS Daytime’s 30 years at number one exhibit at the Paley Center for Media in Beverly Hills, now on display to the public through November 27th.
The exhibit offers a unique and creative window into the world of the CBS afternoon programming block of current shows, (Y&R, B&B, The Talk, The Price is Right and Let’s Make a Deal) as well as iconic series from the network lineup’s past including: As the World Turns and Guiding Light.
Haiduk took a walk with us through the festivities and answered some rapid fire questions into what makes Patty tick, and teases the fallout of the baby Sully reveal.
Patty is causing major trouble right now for Sharon!
STACY: I don’t think she wants to cause trouble, I think she wants to get things straight. As much as I love Patty, while she is in the midst of causing the love, she is also causing trouble, because she wants what she wants.
Does she want Sharon to pay for her deception?
STACY: I think she wants Sharon to help. She has empathy for Sharon, but because Sharon definitely knows what happened at Fairview, Patty would like to manipulate that into something to help Patty. So since Patty sees herself helping Sharon, she wants her to do the same for her! I think Patty deserves a little help. (Laughs)
So, is playing crazy Patty easy for you to slip into when you are on set taping these scenes?
STACY: No, because she changes. She changes like I change in life. But what’s funny is when I get on set, I always try to play her not so crazy, but she naturally falls into her place, which she does. I love playing with everybody at Y&R, and I just love playing scenes with Sharon Case.
Elizabeth Bogush, who played Dr. Anderson, was so despicable of her treatment of Patty! Ultimately, Patty killed her. Now, Patty is not too happy about Mariah (Camryn Grimes) being up in her business, either. What can you say about working with Elizabeth and Camryn Grimes?
STACY: Elizabeth Bogush was amazing. Dr. Anderson was a terrible, mean, nasty woman! And as much as my character despises Mariah, I love working with Camryn Grimes. But as Patty, she thinks of Mariah, “No! I don’t like you. You are going to make Sharon to this and keep this secret!” Patty doesn’t really like, or trust Mariah.
Does Patty clearly understand everything that happened with the baby Sully switcheroo?
STACY: Yes she does, absolutely. She is as sympathetic to babies, as she is to kitties, doggies, and other animals. She wants it all to go the right place. Patty loves these sweet little innocent beings and things. It’s all coming out, and unraveling, and it needs to happen, because it’s time.
Will she confess all to her brother, Pauly?
STACY: She will see Pauly, but it’s a little difficult for her, because she wants to tell him the truth. The issue with Pauly is that she wants to let it out all, but she can’t find a way, so she does it through her paintings. Patty is beyond frustrated at this point. I am telling you as an actress when I am looking into Doug Davidson’s eyes, I want so badly to tell him what Patty knows about the baby! (Laughs)
How many years now have you been on and off Y&R as Patty? Do you like coming back in for a “pop” with a big story arc, or would you like to be on full-time?
STACY: I think I have been on the show on and off for six or seven years. I would love to be on full-time, but they would have to do show that Patty always something off in the brain, and I don’t know if all of a sudden as an actress playing this part, I could all of a sudden be just fine. But I love Patty. This is such a fantastic character to come in and play. I truly, genuinely, want to see where Patty will go, and what’s ahead for her. It’s the one character in my entire life that I have played where I say, “No, no. no. I have to see where she goes, I need to know.”
Will there be a showdown between Patty and Sharon that fans of the show are clamoring to see?
STACY: Hmmm. There might be a showdown with Sharon. There might be.
So, have you been enjoying the performances of Stacy Haiduk? Do you hope Sharon’s web of lies are finally brought to light by crazy Patty? How do you think the big reveal will go down on the baby Sully secret?
What will happen next to Patty? Share your thoughts and theories in the comment section below!