‘The Young and the Restless’: Jack May Be Attracted to Sally Because of Her Hair

Jack Abbott (Peter Bergman) and Sally Spectra (Courtney Hope) are heating up on The Young and the Restless! In a recent interview, Bergman talked about the relationship and give insight into the May-September romance that seems to be sparking.

Peter Bergman as Jack Abbott on 'The Young and the Restless
Peter Bergman as Jack Abbott on ‘The Young and the Restless’ | Monty Brinton/CBS via Getty Images

Sally Spectra came over to ‘The Young and the Restless’ from ‘The Bold and the Beautiful’

Hope was initially Sally Spectra on The Bold and the Beautiful in 2017 as series regular. The character is granddaughter of the original Sally Spectra, who is a very important character in The Bold and the Beautiful canon. Darlene Conley played the original Sally.

Sally was written off of The Bold and the Beautiful once again, but its sister soap, The Young and the Restless, decided to pick up the character and tapped to Hope to reprise her role. On the show, she has been mixing it up with characters like Lauren Fenmore and has a burgeoning romance with Jack Abbott.

“Having somebody that cares about her well-being and how well she does and kind of giving her those tips and guidelines for how to succeed and stand up for herself around other people,” said Hope when talking about the relationship in an interview. “I think through that, it’s created a bond that was unforeseen and unexpected.”

She continued, “He understands who she is. He’s willing to see who she is. He’s willing to listen. A lot of friends in Sally’s life, people are willing to assume. They assume because of the name, the history, they just assume that she’s this rebel without a cause, this vixen or this reprobate. The truth is, all of those things are really just defense mechanisms. And I think he sees that. Because he recognizes it. And I think that’s where Sally, it makes her feel like, ‘Wow, I’m not alone. Somebody can actually see me.’ And that’s exactly what she’s needed.”

Peter Bergman on Jack and Sally’s relationship

In an interview with Soaps in Depth, Bergman was asked about the relationship between Jack and Sally and some similarities between Sally and one of Jack’s most storied relationships. The character is known for his romance with Phyllis Summers, who has red hair just like Sally.

Bergman told the outlet, “Isn’t it funny? There is, in Sally, a whole lot of Phyllis! From red hair to opportunist tendencies to an unapologetically herself nature to her.”

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On a more serious note, Bergman thinks that Sally stands out and is different, which is why he is interested in her.

“I just think that same thing has gotten Jack interested,” he said. “She’s not like everybody else. And what started as ‘Here’s somebody who’s just fighting for success and not apologizing for it,’ it reminded him of himself initially. And over time he’s come to just enjoy her company.”

Also, Jack has been pretty isolated as of recent, making it even more of a reason for him to seek this out.

“We’ve never seen Jack this alone before,” he continued. “We’ve never seen him unattached to anyone this long. I mean, Jack’s in that big house by himself. I mean, Traci comes to town, Ashley comes to town… Jack and Mrs. Martinez are keeping that existence going! And here’s somebody who, every time she enters a house, brings all this sunshine with her. Jack is tiptoeing his way in and finding her absolutely charming. And to say that Jack has fallen in love with her… he’s certainly falling in like with her.”

The Young and the Restless airs weekdays on CBS.