Everyone has praised your performance. With the Daytime Emmys coming up for this year -- which will reflect 2009 performances -- what are your Emmy thoughts?
"We just did the pre-noms, and I was pre-nominated, which is so cool!"
"It's in the supporting category and [it's] by my cast, which is the coolest thing ever [Editor's note: Daytime Emmy pre-nominations are decided by a submitting actor's colleagues at the show he/she works on. If a full blown nomination is earned, it's voted on by the larger industry outside the show]. To me that's cooler and means more than being nominated for an actual Emmy because it means your whole cast, who sees you every day, is behind you. I'm always so thrilled and humbled when I get pre-nominated. This year was especially awesome."
That's really an honor.
"It's funny because recently I was misquoted by saying that I wanted to be in the Lead Actress category, but Frank Valentini didn't want me to be. This wasn't true at all. So it was weird because the Emmys are such a fun experience for me -- I hated that I was misquoted because that's just not how I feel about it at all."
Well, the recognition is the most flattering thing.
"Yeah, it's like an extra bonus. I mean, I'd go in any category they put me in."
So ... any last words of what we can look forward to?
"I think everyone is going to be really excited to hear what's in store for Jessica, particularly that her path is going to cross with Cristian. It's a great story."