Is Jeanne Cooper the best or what?
After nearly 35 years as Katherine “Kay” Chancellor on The Young and the Restless, she still manages to be thoroughly entertaining.
This veteran actress has such a handle on who Kay is and what she brings to the show as a whole. I just love watching her work.
Recently, she counseled Nikki, encouraging her dear friend to talk about her problems (both business and personal) with soon-to-be-ex-husband Victor.
She then spoke to Nicholas as he was on his way out of Newman Enterprises, after being fired by his father.
Finally she tried to reason with Victor, stubbornness personified.
In all of these interactions, she was firm, yet compassionate. She tells it like it is, making no apologies, but she has a gruff tenderness about her that tempers her rougher edges.
When she speaks, people listen. They may not always heed her words, but they listen.
Perhaps it’s because she speaks from loads of experience. You don’t get to be the grande dame of Genoa City without facing — and overcoming — more than your fair share of troubles.
Whenever I watch her, I’m reminded that she’s the type of person you want on your side. She loves just as hard as she fights.
At the end of their conversation, Nikki said to Kay, “You’re one of a kind.”
That she is, Nikki. That she is.
And so is Jeanne Cooper.


One thought on “Y&R’s Jeanne Cooper one of a kind

    March 19, 2008 at 10:45 am

    I love the young and restless.I always call my mother to find out what going on. You right kara ,Jeanne Cooper been on young and restless for years. And dont forget about Victor also.He is the main man on the show.