Devon Martinez Opens Up About Her New Role on THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS

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Devon Martinez debuted as Shawn Taylor on THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS today, and shared her experience of following in her famous father’s footsteps!

As the daughter of daytime vet A Martinez (Eduardo, DAYS OF OUR LIVES), the actress was already familiar with the industry. “My dad has been a huge part of my journey,” she told Soaps In Depth. “He’s just very proud and excited for me.”

Shawn is looking for parents to adopt her unborn child, which means Martinez has been working with Kelly Sullivan (Sage) and Joshua Morrow (Nick). “They’ve been so gracious,” she said of her new co-stars, “not to mention so fun to play with. It’s been great working with them so far.”

Martinez also finds it easy to get into character, as both she and Shawn are newcomers in an established world. “It’s been really interesting to explore,” she said. “It’s a great little story and I want to share it. I have so much respect for the show and the people that work on it. I’m excited to be a part of it and grateful for the opportunity!"

For more from Martinez, don’t miss her interview in an upcoming CBS edition of Soaps In Depth magazine!