I will add that it matters to crew members when an actor comes to work prepared, when you know your lines, and are willing to change wardrobe in a nanosecond so you can get out on time. They didn’t forget.
What did Neil and Dru mean to soap opera audiences?
Kristoff and I, of course, valued each other as people, but we also valued the chemistry that we had, which was priceless. Our relationship spans not only the 14 years we worked together [at YR] but it spanned into other projects. We worked for Viacom, Uplifting Entertainment, we did Christmas movies.
I was proud to get him an executive producer credit on one of those movies. He loved that. He loved being a producer. We knew each other in marriages, having children, and through life’s ups and downs.
You had a nice social media exchange with CBS Daytime executive Angelica McDaniel. When did you meet her?
Formally, at Kristoff’s official memorial. She couldn’t have been warmer when she introduced herself. I admire that she’s a woman of color at CBS and has a very big job as head of CBS Daytime. It was great to meet her.
The Young and the Restless special tribute episode to Kristoff St. John airs on Monday, April 29 in the show’s regular time slot.