‘The Young and the Restless’: Bryton James Shares ‘Family Matters’ Memories with Christel Khalil

by Jeremy Spirogis
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Christel Khalil and Bryton James could play siblings on The Young and the Restless, however do you know they had been on-screen collectively in a 1990s sitcom? Most followers are aware of the truth that James starred on Family Matters as a baby, however much less aware of the truth that Khalil was a visitor star.

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Christel Khalil and actor Bryton James in 2008 |
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Bryton James and Christel Khalil play the Winters siblings on ‘The Young and the Restless’

Lily is an integral legacy character on The Young and the Restless the daughter of Neil and Drucilla Winters. She is the organic daughter of Drucilla and Neil’s brother, Malcolm. Khalil is a longtime solid member, first debuting on the present in 2002. James can also be a longtime solid member, debuting as Devon a few years later in 2002.

The character of Devon was first launched when he was in a gaggle house for foster kids. He is taken in by Drucilla and Neil and stayed with the household. Devon would go on to be formally adopted by the Winters household.

Later years would see Devon’s organic household had been written onto the present, together with his youthful sister, Ana Hamilton, who initially was considered his first cousin. His mom, Yolanda “Harmony” Hamilton was additionally reintroduced in later years and Devon’s storyline was retconned in order that he could be the organic son of Tucker McCall. Tucker, in flip, was confirmed to be the long-lost son of Katherine Chancellor. This made Devon a Chancellor inheritor.

The two acted alongside one another on ‘Family Matters’ earlier than the CBS cleaning soap

In an interview with Soap Opera Digest, James talked about working with Khalil and reminiscences from them being collectively on Family Matters when she made a visitor look. James stated that he remembers “absolutely” remembered Khalil, even if they had been youthful, as a result of the entire kids needed to do schoolwork.

“That week that she was on, we shared a classroom together,” he stated. “I bear in mind very a lot. We had been hanging out in our downtime collectively. We bought alongside nice again then. I feel I’ve a pair footage from that point. It was loopy. It appeared prefer it was meant to be after I ended up getting [The Young and the Restless] and having her there. I did my display screen take a look at along with her, truly. That was the primary time I spotted that was the identical particular person.

Their characters shut bond has resulted in a lifelong friendship

Lots of instances, people who star reverse one another on-screen might not be that shut in actual life. However, this isn’t the case for James and Khalil, who have a look at one another like household.

“Well, I mean, it’s hard not to become family when you’re on a soap opera, especially when you’re on it for as long as some of us have been,” he stated of his relationship with the actress. “She’s such a great and loving, warm person that it was easy to get along with her and become that close. We just went through very important times in our lives together. Her getting married at a young age, having her son, I was right there. Same with me. I got married at a young age, too, and went through a separation. Just these very important times in our lives. When you share it with someone that you see every day and you work with every day that you’re constantly together running lines with and hanging out off set, too, that natural bond kind of just develops. We have very similar personalities. We have the same taste in music, which helps a lot ’cause we love to dance. She’s always had my back and I’ve always had hers. She’s the closest thing I have to a sister.”

The Young and the Restless airs weekdays on CBS.

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