Some former soap stars try to play down their time on soaps, but Nikita star Lyndsy Fonseca tells the San Jose Mercury News her time on The Young and the Restless, as Colleen Carlton, helped prepared her for primetime.
Q: You started out by working for three years on “The Young and the Restless.” Do you look back fondly on your soap opera days?
A: Oh, that was so long ago. I was so young — just a baby. It really prepared me well, though. It taught me how to learn lines. There would be times when we’d do 80 (script) pages a day, compared to seven to 14 for prime time. It was like a TV boot camp.
Nikita isn’t the only project keeping Fonseca busy; she will also be appearing in the Kick-Ass sequel Kick-Ass: Balls to the Wall.