Beth Maitland has performed Traci Abbott on The Young and the Restless for near 40 years. Throughout her daytime cleaning soap profession, Maitland has made quite a lot of associates in her castmates. However, there’s one Y&R star she didn’t precisely like early on.
Beth Maitland is a staple on ‘The Young and the Restless’
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As one of many veterans of The Young and the Restless, Beth Maitland has appeared in 465 episodes since 1984. Her position as Traci Abbott is a outstanding one among the many Abbott household, however she hasn’t had front-and-center storylines for years.
The 1985 Daytime Emmy for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series actress additionally obtained a nomination for her Y&R position in 2019 proving she’s nonetheless bought it.
Early on in her profession, Maitland appeared in “over 80 stage productions from Shakespeare to comedies to musicals, including two years with a Lyric Opera Theater Company,” based on CBS.
Though Maitland has different credit to her identify, corresponding to Mr. Holland’s Opus, The Young and the Restless is the place she made a reputation for herself. Unfortunately, there’s one co-star she didn’t get together with at first.
Who did Maitland discuss with as ‘the biggest creep’?
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One of Maitland’s former co-stars, whom she married on-screen, didn’t give the very best first impression. When The Bold and the Beautiful star, Don Diamont, joined the Y&R solid in 1985, his character, Brad Carlton, was destined to finish up with Maitland’s Traci Abbott.
“She’s so good, but if Beth wasn’t as sweet as she is, I suppose it could be a little intimidating working with her,” Diamont mentioned in a earlier Soap Opera Digest interview. “We have a great chemistry.”
Their first assembly, nonetheless, occurred two years earlier than Diamont landed the Y&R position. At the time, he starred in Days of Our Lives enjoying Carlo Forenza, and well-recognized.
Backstage at a live performance, paparazzi wished the 2 celebrities to pose collectively for pictures. Maitland agreed, however Diamont apparently wasn’t eager on the concept.
Later, when Diamont joined the Y&R solid, Maitland was nonetheless salty, giving Diamont the “cold-shoulder” for days.
“I thought he was the biggest creep!” she mentioned. “And I let him know it! We had it out in my dressing room.” She defined feeling higher after the blow-up however Diamont hadn’t even remembered the live performance incident.
Are the 2 associates now?
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Though it’s been some time since Maitland and Diamont have appeared on a daytime cleaning soap collectively, it appears the 2 suppose extremely of one another (now). When Diamont was instantly written off Y&R and let go, Maitland was one of many stars who advocated for his place in B&B.
“When I used to be first employed,] Brad [Bell] informed me I had quite a lot of associates on Y&R. They mentioned, “You’ve bought to convey Don onto your present. You want him in your present. He deserves to be there and this shouldn’t have occurred,” he beforehand informed Entertainment Weekly.
That mentioned, Maitland spoke to TV Insider forward of Y&R‘s Abbott-themed week. The actress reflected on her character’s second wedding ceremony to Brad Carlton.
“I got to spend time with my darling Don. He remains such a good friend,” she mentioned. “I admire him and love him so much. He’s a remarkable guy, an amazing father, and caretaker of others. His work has grown tremendously. I love to see that. And I love running into him in the hallway at the studio!”
Clearly there’s been no love loss since that live performance fiasco. Maybe sometime, The Young and the Restless I’ll resurrect Brad from the useless and he’ll reunite with Traci (or B&B will write Maitland into an episode reverse Diamont).
The Young and the Restless airs weekdays on CBS.