Jess Walton On 30 Years With ‘The Young And The Restless’: ‘I Am So Very Fortunate’

Jess Walton is taking a look back after 30 successful years as Jill Abbott on Global‘s “The Young and the Restless”.

Celebrating the monumental milestone with her TV colleagues last week, the 68-year-old actress proclaimed, “I am so very, very, very fortunate to have been able to work with you for over 30 years, and I look forward to many more years.”

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Speaking with ET Canada at the occasion, Walton said, “It’s very humbling,” adding, “I can’t believe it’s been 30 years, but it was my job. And to be honoured this way makes you feel like I didn’t really do much, except learn some lines and show up.”

Revealing that she worked about “200 days a year,” Walton says, “It was a lot!” She adds, “I was pretty wild child in the ’60s, and now I’m a grandmother of three. I’m a pretty stable human being. I think 30 years might do that to you with this kind of responsibility.”

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While she now calls Genoa City home, Walton reveals that it was in Toronto where she got her start. “They had the three camera technique and that’s what I cut my teeth on in Canada,” she says. “It stood me in very good stand when I came here.”

When asked if she would ever go into retirement, Walton shakes her head and says, “I don’t know. Not right now.”

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