“The Young and the Restless” star Mishael Morgan reflects on her historical Daytime Emmy win becoming the first Black actress to win for Outstanding Lead Performance in a Daytime Drama Series. “It’s been incredible,” say Morgan on “The Talk” Monday.
“It means everything. It means that my hard work has paid off. And I feel like, when I was a kid, my dad always told me, you need to be 10 times better because you’re black, just to be seen as equal. And I hope this step forward shows that we can be equal.
We’re getting to a place where more of us can just be our best and that’s enough.” She adds, “When I was a little girl I was an immigrant, and that means that you need to pick a job and a dream that is stable, and I was going to be an attorney…and God intervened and I decided to become an actor and I didn’t understand why, and then, I really truly think it’s because storytellers, they have a way impacting and changing, influencing a world so much faster.”
On how she celebrated her historical win, she reveals, “A lot of alcohol was involved…had a little after party and a lot of pizza back the hotel room with a bunch of friends.”