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Melody Thomas Scott, In Her Own Words

Photography by Andrew Eccles

Y&R star Melody Thomas Scott on her remarkable career and what four decades of playing Nikki Newman on The Young and the Restless has taught her.

Melody Thomas Scott is a drama queen. Daytime's legendary leading lady has been beloved for over forty years—yes, you read that right—as Nikki Newman on The Young and the Restless.

March 26 also marks another momentous milestone: Y&R celebrates 48 years on CBS!

To toast Daytime's #1 drama, here's a look back at memorable interview quotes and gorgeous photos of Y&R star Melody Thomas Scott from her glamorous Watch fashion shoot (March-April 2019 issue).

The Young and the Restless airs Weekdays on CBS. Watch the latest full episodes on Paramount+.



Melody Thomas Scott in an elegant silver dress on a veranda.

Dress by Tarik Ediz. Jewelry by Simon G.

Photography by Andrew Eccles | Styled by Christina Pacelli

"She's taught me humility. Sometimes if I go out shopping and I see a woman behaving like Nikki, I will recognize that immediately and I think, Thank God I'm not really like that." — Melody Thomas Scott on how playing Nikki Newman has informed her view on life

Melody Thomas Scott always stands out

Melody Thomas Scott in a long textured blue dress against a blue mosaic tile wall.

Dress by Fouad Sarkis Couture. Shoes by Manolo Blahnik. Jewelry by Simon G.

Photography by Andrew Eccles | Styled by Christina Pacelli

"When you're young, and new, you don't dare open your mouth about anything. I'm 62 years old. If I'm not going to say it now, I'm never going to say it." — Melody Thomas Scott on becoming empowered to talk to producers and influence the Y&R storyline over the years

Melody Thomas Scott is intoxicating

Melody Thomas Scott in a black lace dress leaning against a piano.

Dress by Ines Di Santo. Jewelry by Simon G.

Photography by Andrew Eccles | Styled by Christina Pacelli

"After you've been on a show like this for so long, it becomes almost like one of your children." — Melody Thomas Scott on playing Nikki Newman for four decades on Y&R

Read more about Melody Thomas Scott in her Watch interview and cover story. For more exclusive interviews, gorgeous photography, and fascinating features of your favorite TV stars, subscribe to WatchWatch — a magazine like no other.

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Originally published in Watch Magazine, March-April 2019.

The Young and the Restless airs Weekdays on CBS. Watch the latest full episodes on Paramount+.

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