Y&R Cast Members Share Their Favorite Jaw-Dropping Moments On The Show

The Young and The Restless may be pushing 50, but it's as hot as ever. To celebrate Y&R's 45th anniversary, cast members past and present shared with Watch! some of Genoa City's sexiest, shocking, and most memorable moments.

CBS' popular Daytime series is forever young

CBS' popular Daytime series is forever young

The Young and the Restless may be pushing 50, but it's as hot as ever. To celebrate Y&R's 45th anniversary, cast members past and present shared with Watch! some of Genoa City's sexiest, shocking, and most memorable moments. 

Photography by Cliff Lipson/CBS.

Watch The Young and the Restless Weekdays on CBS and CBS All Access.
ADVERTISEMENT
Sweet revenge

Sweet revenge

"There was this huge, three-tiered wedding cake and when we went at it, we got frosting all over the floor. I was slipping and sliding everywhere. In the middle of it all, Melody [Thomas Scott] asked if she could shove a handful of cake in my face. It was hilarious." — Jess Walton on the well-known Katherine-Jill cake fight scene

Photography by Aaron Montgomery/jpistudios.com.

Watch The Young and the Restless Weekdays on CBS and CBS All Access.
ADVERTISEMENT
Sexy time

Sexy time

"Phyllis and Billy end up having sex in the elevator often—that's 'their place.' I hope it's a tall building so it takes some time to get to the top floor and back. If it's a three-story building, it's not very impressive." — Jason Thompson on his steamy scenes with co-star Gina Tognoni

Photography by Howard Wise/jpistudios.com.

Watch The Young and the Restless Weekdays on CBS and CBS All Access.
ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT
Heartbreaker

Heartbreaker

"He lives on the edge and is reckless at times with his heart, but I don't think he wants to be a bad guy."— Jason Thompson on his "bad boy" character, Billy Abbott

Photography by Cliff Lipson/CBS.

Watch The Young and the Restless Weekdays on CBS and CBS All Access.
ADVERTISEMENT
Hot mess

Hot mess

"I have had some great fight scenes with Melody. We had one where we were in a barn rolling around, struggling with each other in hay barrels. She poured water over my head, and I dunked her head into a bucket of horse water." — Sharon Case on her fight scenes with Melody Thomas Scott

Photography by Howard Wise/jpistudios.com.

Watch The Young and the Restless Weekdays on CBS and CBS All Access.
ADVERTISEMENT
A fighting chance

A fighting chance

"Ashley Abbott is a little more civilized, she's not really the hair-pulling type. The best fights in the history of the show, I think, were with Jill and Katherine." — Eileen Davidson on daytime drama

Photography by Aaron Montgomery/JPI.

Watch The Young and the Restless Weekdays on CBS and CBS All Access.
ADVERTISEMENT
Storylines with a twist

Storylines with a twist

"The most envelope-pushing thing right now is the lesbian storyline. I personally love that boundaries are being knocked down on our show." — Jess Walton on the show's storyline with Mariah and Tessa

Photography by Howard Wise/jpistudios.com.

Watch The Young and the Restless Weekdays on CBS and CBS All Access.
ADVERTISEMENT
A star is born

A star is born

"There's a different kind of fame when it comes to soaps. I would walk into a gas station or airport when I was on The Young and the Restless, and people wouldn't know my real name... I came out of nowhere thanks to this show. To this day, I still meet people who think of me as Drucilla's baby daddy and the guy who slept with his brother's wife." — Y&R alum Shemar Moore on playing Malcolm Winters

Photography by Aaron Montgomery/jpistudios.com.

Watch The Young and the Restless Weekdays on CBS and CBS All Access.
ADVERTISEMENT
Legendary lovers

Legendary lovers

"We still don't know why we have chemistry, but we get really into it, especially when we're battling. I have slapped him without him realizing it was coming."— Melody Thomas Scott on her on-screen relationship with Eric Braeden

Photography by Robert Voets/CBS. 

Watch The Young and the Restless Weekdays on CBS and CBS All Access.
ADVERTISEMENT
Major impact

Major impact

"The storyline that changed our show more than any other had to be when Cassie Newman died. That affected so many characters and sent the show into completely different directions. It shook the foundation." — Peter Bergman on one of the memorable Y&R moments ever

Photography by Brian Lowe/jpistudios.com.

Watch The Young and the Restless Weekdays on CBS and CBS All Access.
ADVERTISEMENT
New chapter

New chapter

"I knew they wanted to bring me back someday but didn't know in what capacity. And when I did get to return as Mariah, I wasn't sure people would accept me as anyone but Cassie. I couldn't wrap my head around the idea of people not liking me if I was someone mean." — Camryn Grimes on returning to the show

Photography by Monty Brinton/CBS.

Watch The Young and the Restless Weekdays on CBS and CBS All Access.
ADVERTISEMENT
Ladies man

Ladies man

"I've made my way through several characters as well. Nick has always had a real eye for the ladies and a real lack of judgment. I always like to have some Scope just to make sure I'm good to go."— Joshua Morrow on playing Nick Newman

Photography by Howard Wise/jpistudios.com.

Watch The Young and the Restless Weekdays on CBS and CBS All Access.
ADVERTISEMENT
Getting hot in here

Getting hot in here

"With The Young and the Restless, you rarely see a sex scene. So when you do, it's like, 'Wow!'" — Lauralee Bell on the show's steamy scenes

Photography by Sean Smith/jpistudios.com.

Watch The Young and the Restless Weekdays on CBS and CBS All Access.
ADVERTISEMENT
Something to talk about

Something to talk about

"My godfather was gay and died of AIDS when I was 17. That was my first encounter with the disease. Fast-forward to us doing a storyline on the show where my girlfriend dies of AIDS. It was very powerful and hit close to home for me, especially because I was just starting to get it together as an actor. It was a huge moment for me to realize I was part of something that mattered, that had such relevance." — Shemar Moore on discovering the power of television

Photography by Aaron Montgomery/jpistudios.com.

Watch The Young and the Restless Weekdays on CBS and CBS All Access.
ADVERTISEMENT
More than just a soap opera

More than just a soap opera

"While we do lighter storylines, The Young and the Restless can be informative and helpful and open up the way people think about things like AIDS, abortion, cancer, or whatever. In that sense, we’re just continuing the idea that Bill Bell started 45 years ago."— Eileen Davidson, on the daytime delivering more than just drama

Photography by Sonja Flemming/CBS.

Watch The Young and the Restless Weekdays on CBS and CBS All Access.
ADVERTISEMENT