The Young And The Restless Stars Love Their Daytime Jobs—And It Shows!

The cast of The Young and the Restless dish on their dreamy Daytime gigs.

The cast of Y&R celebrates success and dishes on their dreamy Daytime gigs

The cast of Y&R celebrates success and dishes on their dreamy Daytime gigs

It's been a big year for The Young and the Restless! They celebrated 30 years as the #1 Daytime drama, a major milestone for beloved Melody Thomas Scott (Nikki Newman) marking 40 years on the show, and picked up eight Emmy Awards this past Sunday. Congrats Y&R!

Watch! caught up with some of your favorite Y&R stars to find out what it was like being on the successful Daytime series and get their take on all the fanfare.

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Christian Jules Le Blanc (Michael Baldwin)

Christian Jules Le Blanc (Michael Baldwin)

"It's amazing to be part of an ensemble. I've been lucky to work with the most amazing people. We've grown up together, and I've grown up with my audience. If you're lucky enough to have a 20-something year job, it's amazing!" — Christian Jules Le Blanc on loving his Daytime job

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Tracey E. Bregman (Lauren Fenmore Baldwin)

Tracey E. Bregman (Lauren Fenmore Baldwin)

"In all these years, Melody and I were always in party scenes together, but we'd never actually work together until a couple of years ago. After my scene with her, I was so blown away. It made me cry, just working with her." —Tracey E. Bregman on working with Daytime legend Melody Thomas Scott

SEE MORE: Melody Thomas Scott Of The Young And The Restless Is Daytime Royalty

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Amelia Heinle (Victoria Newman)

Amelia Heinle (Victoria Newman)

"Listen, 30 years at #1—or just 30 years in general—is amazing! I've been here 12 or 13 years. I've lost count. But it has been the best experience of my entire life." — Amelia Heinle on what it's like being part of such a successful TV series

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Daniel Goddard (Cane Ashby)

Daniel Goddard (Cane Ashby)

"I met Eric Braeden in 1996, before I got on the show, at a dinner party. I was like, 'Dude, that's Victor Newman! That's crazy.' Then I met him on set years later and I was kind of intimidated by him. Now, all these years later, I consider him a friend. We talk a lot about a lot of different things, and he's just a very cool man. And funny! He's great." — Daniel Goddard on working with Daytime legend Eric Braeden 

SEE MORE: Eric Braeden On Being Victor Newman

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Kate Linder (Esther Valentine)

Kate Linder (Esther Valentine)

"I am so proud of The Young and the Restless. It's an amazing show for so many reasons. You tune in and you see characters you know and love. I'm so grateful that Esther [Valentine] has been there and evolved over these last 36 years. And I look forward to many many more!" — Kate Linder on what it's like to work on the #1 Daytime drama

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Jason Thompson (Billy Abbott)

Jason Thompson (Billy Abbott)

"Anytime you get to celebrate this kind of momentous event is really special. I'm still blown away by the fact that we're all able to do this after this long—and it is incredible that the fans still want us to do it." — Jason Thompson on Y&R celebrating 30 years at #1

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Lauren Woodland (Brittany Hodges Guittierez)

Lauren Woodland (Brittany Hodges Guittierez)

"I'm so happy for the show. They do such good work and I'm especially happy they won Best Writing, Best Directing, Best Drama. I think The Young and the Restless has always put on a very consistently high quality show and I know they have high standards so it's very appropriate that they be awarded for that." — Lauren Woodland on Y&R's big wins at the 46th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards

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