The Young and the Restless viewers know that Sally Spectra will do whatever it takes to get ahead. She came from humble beginnings, and she’s working hard to claw her way to the top. For her performance, Soap Hub Performer of the Week honors for Y&R is presented to Sally’s portrayer, Courtney Hope.
Courtney Hope — Y&R Performer of the Week
Things have been rough for Sally personally as of late, but her professional life is on the upswing. This week, Sally interacted with many people, and her portrayer knocked the variety of scenes straight out of the park.
From the careful body language when Sally and Chelsea Lawson (Melissa Claire Egan) talked, devolving into trading barbs, to her excellent facial expressions when Sally, at long last, got the truth from Adam Newman (Mark Grossman), Courtney Hope brought her A game to her on-screen to alter ego this week. She showed that Sally can hang with the Newmans, matching anything they lob at her. Her deferential but confident attitude with Victoria Newman (Amelia Heinle) was made perfect through Hope’s use of tone combined with her movements. Plus, she showed plenty of growth for Sally when she so confidently called Adam on his BS.
It was also enjoyable to watch Hope’s Sally build a rapport with Nick Newman (Joshua Morrow) through softened body language, tone of voice, and facial expressions. It’s clear that these two are growing closer, and the actress used far more than the words she said to help build the layers of what might be growing there.
We also appreciated seeing Sally and Chloe Mitchell (Elizabeth Hendrickson) interact. There was no nonsense going on between these two, and it was enjoyable to watch their friendship grow because girlfriends are something Sally’s been missing for a while. Bravo, Courtney Hope, on an excellent performance!
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