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Young & Restless: Angell Conwell chats about her movie career, daytime soap acting

Kam Williams | 12/24/2013, 6 a.m.

“The Young & The Restless” has endured on TV for 40 years. Do you feel any pressure to live up to that record of success and to honor the show’s long legacy?

I used to feel pressure, but as time goes on, I realize that all you can do is do your best at any given moment.

You’re also on another hit show, “The Real Husbands of Hollywood,” on which you play Kevin Hart’s wife. How is acting on a fake reality show different from appearing on a soap opera?

Two words: one take! For the most part, we shoot everything in one take on “The Young & The Restless,” which makes it unlike anything I’ve ever worked on. It’s a great adrenaline rush!

In your upcoming movie “4Play,” you share the screen with a couple of former child stars — Jaleel White and Wesley Jonathan. How was it working with them?

Jaleel has fantastic comedic timing. He is clearly such a pro. Wesley and I worked together on the NBC morning show, “City Guys.” We’ve been friends since, but haven’t worked together in over 10 years. It’s great being able to be on set again with him.

What message do you think people will take away from the movie?

It’s a great movie about maturing in life. We all come to a point where we realize we need to change in order to become better. This movie highlights that we either remain stagnant in life and love or face our fears and grow.