The long-awaited Mariah-Tessa wedding will be the first LGBTQ wedding the 49-year-old “The Young and the Restless” has ever aired and both Camryn Grimes and Cait Fairbanks understand the gravity of that milestone.
“It’s a lot of pressure, but for us it was just like another day at work,” Grimes told ET Canada. “And then … the enormity of it hits you and you realize what is being taped is … I mean it is … it’s history.”
For Grimes, it will also be a first for her on the soap she has called home since 1997. The actress was only a child when she joined “Y&R” as Cassie Newman and played her until 1985 when the character was killed as a teen. Although Grimes made appearances as Cassie’s ghost, she didn’t rejoin the soap regularly until 2014 when Cassie’s heretofore-unheard-of twin, Mariah Copeland arrived in town (via Soaps In Depth). After spending so much of her life on the CBS soap, the recently-engaged Grimes finally gets to have an on-screen wedding.