"Nothing is more difficult than this medium [daytime drama] and making it work, whether you're a technician or whether you're an actor. You'd better be ready to move, learn, develop, and perform. It doesn't need anything less. And the ones who prosper in this media are the ones who have done exactly that."
About This Interview
In her three-hour Archive interview, Jeanne Cooper (1928-2013) talks about her early TV career making guest appearances on The Twilight Zone, M Squad, The Man From U.N.C.L.E,77 Sunset Strip, and Perry Mason, and appearing as a regular on Bracken's World. She details her over 30-year tenure as The Young and the Restless' "Katherine 'Kay' Chancellor," speaking candidly about the impact the show has had both on herself, and on its loyal audience. She discusses several of her character's storylines over the years, outlines production on the show, and illustrates how The Young and the Restless has tackled sticky subjects like alcoholism and plastic surgery. Cooper also describes her experience working with her son, Corbin Bernsen, on L.A. Law, and recalls her Daytime Emmy win. Nancy Wiard conducted the interview on December 2, 2009 in North Hollywood CA.