The Young and the Restless newcomer Conner Floyd makes his debut this week. Floyd is taking over the role of Chance Chancellor, whom fans learn is alive and well. Being a major character and in a big storyline was nerve-racking for the actor, but Floyd says he’s adjusting well to his soap opera gig.
‘The Young and the Restless’ newcomer Conner Floyd adjusting to Chance Chancellor role
Floyd’s previous work includes independent movies such as Malicious Motives. However, the actor has never had a major TV role. But all that changed when The Young and the Restless cast him as the new Chance.
Floyd was in for a surprise when he started filming. In an interview with Soap Opera Digest, the actor discussed his first scenes as Chance. “I got to set, the director said welcome and threw me in the deep end. There was a lot of explaining [from Chance] about what’s been going on, so it was quite a mouthful.”
The actor is learning firsthand about the hectic production schedule with soap operas. Yet, Floyd says he’s adjusting quite well at The Young and the Restless. “I’m definitely getting my feet under me. The first couple of weeks were crazy, but I feel like I’m figuring this out and finding my rhythm,” he explained.
Conner Floyd says co-star Melissa Ordway has been a big help
Floyd’s new role at The Young and the Restless is going well so far, and he’s made a new friend in Melissa Ordway. Ordway plays Abby Newman, Chance’s wife, and read lines with Floyd during his audition. Floyd says Ordway slipped him details about the character, which helped him nail the audition.
The two have already hit it off, and Floyd calls Ordway his “on-set mom.” Ordway helped introduce Floyd to other castmates and helped him run lines. Floyd says the closeness of The Young and the Restless cast is one of the job’s perks.
“The fact I can roll in off the street and be made to feel at home is phenomenal and everything you want in a job. I’m excited to be around all this talent and soak up as much as I can from these savvy vets,” he explained.
Chance Chancellor and Abby Newman reunite
The Young and the Restless fans will finally get to see Chance back on-screen. After Abby refuses to believe Chance is dead, she flies to Spain to seek answers. Abby’s intuition about Chance is right when Kim Dunaway (Roxanne Hart) confirms he’s alive. Chance then comes into the living room, where he and Abby embrace.
Chance explains his injuries in the bombing and apologizes for making everyone believe his dead. Abby’s ready to take her husband back to Genoa City; however, he tells her he can’t go. Chance has unfinished business and wants to track down the man who killed his colleagues.
As expected, Abby will be against the idea, leading to a disagreement with her husband. So the much-hyped reunion with Chance and Abby is already off to a rocky start.