Melissa Claire Egan Had a Crush on a ‘Dawson’s Creek’ Co-Star
Melissa Claire Egan’s character on The Young and the Restless is one of the most controversial in the soap. Fans have a love-hate relationship with the character of Chelsea Lawson due to her devious nature. The actor landed the role in 2011 and has since delivered a nearly flawless performance as Chelsea.
Their on-screen relationships have been a rollercoaster ride for fans. However, she and her husband have been married since 2013. Despite this, she once had a crush on her Dawson’s Creek co-star.
Melissa Claire Egan wanted one of her co-stars on Dawson’s Creek
Prior to her role as Chelsea on Y&R, Melissa Claire Egan appeared in several other productions. Her earliest roles include appearances on Dawson’s Creek and One Tree Hill, which the star says she auditioned for because she was an hour away from where she was studying.
In a recent YouTube interview with General Hospital’s Maurice Bernard, Egan looked back on her acting days and revealed that she really wanted to be on Dawson’s Creek because she’d seen it before. “It was epic. Everyone was so nice on the shows,” she said.
The actor told Bernard that she had a crush on one of the show’s leads, Joshua Jackson, who played Pacey. “I actually worked with Pacey, who I kind of had a crush on at the time, and he was lovely,” revealed Egan.
Bernard recalled Jackson appearing on ShowTime’s The Affair, to which Egan said, “I know, I wish I’d been on The Affair with Joshua Jackson.” However, she revealed that she was joking before telling her husband Matt Katrosar gave a greeting.
Egan’s career on screen and in Hollywood Melissa Claire Egan at the 48th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards | Francis Specker/CBS via Getty Images
Melissa Claire Egan played a waitress in some scenes on Dawson’s Creek and then switched to One Tree Hill. According to IMDb, she made her film debut in the film Wrestling in 2005. The following year, Egan appeared in her first soap opera role on All My Children, playing a runaway mother named Annie Novak Chandler. Egan had previously appeared on the show as a child, playing an extra.
The actor landed a guest role on Season 6 Episode 7 of Criminal Minds playing an exotic dancer. In 2011, she announced via Facebook that she was stepping down from All My Children. However, she returned for a three-part arc to complete her character’s storyline.
On October 3, 2011, it was announced that Egan would join the cast of The Young and the Restless in a mysterious role. Her first appearance on the show involved her being hired by Victor Newman to sleep with Billy Abbott so he would leave Victor’s daughter alone.
Her character became a central part of the storyline, but on January 31, 2018, the actress announced she was leaving the long-running soap. Her character was not killed off as the writers chose to leave space for her return. In April of the following year, Egan reprized her role as Chelsea and has played the role ever since.
Who is Melissa Claire Egan’s husband?
Melissa Claire Egan’s character in Y&R fears loneliness and can resort to any evil plan to have a man by her side. This has led to a tumultuous cycle of toxic relationships with men who eventually leave them. However, Egan’s love life differs from her character’s as she has been in a healthy relationship for a long time.
According to CBS, the Y&R star and her husband Katrosar met through a mutual friend and hit it off right away. In an interview with Soap Opera Digest, Egan gushed about her husband, saying: “I’m a lucky guy. He’s the smartest, most loyal, most wonderful guy.” The couple got engaged in 2013 and tied the knot the following year in Santa Barbara, California. They welcomed their son in August 2021.