Meet the Contestants Soap Opera Digest; February 16, 1999 Favorite Couple: Clive Robertson & Susan Ward (Ben & Meg) Digest: Where were you when you found out? Robertson: I was soaking in a hot bath when I took the phone call, and I was delighted. NBC Publicist Michael Feeney gave me the good news. I'm not expecting to win... but it would be nice. Ward: I heard it from Clive in the NBC parking lot. Digest: What were you favorite scenes this year? Robertson: The things that I remember most from the year were the scenes when I was Derek, actually. I had these enormous monologues where I was spouting at Ben when he was sitting in the barber's chair. I quite enjoyed that. I also enjoyed the scenes where Derek didn't quite know what was going on, but was pretending to and not doing a very good job of it. Ward: I loved the wedding scenes, and now that Maria is back, Ben and Meg have been having some great scenes together. I don't think I've ever cried more in a year! Digest: Does it make a difference that the fans vote? Robertson: For us it makes a difference, because we don't have as many viewers. I'm sure if you ask someone on Y&R, they would be very pleased about it because they're the top-rated show. But having said that, were we to win, it would be a great coup. Digest: What are you going to wear? Robertson: I have a Valentino tuxedo that I'm planning to wear. Ward: All I know is I am wearing a dress, and I'm shopping for shoes as I'm doing this interview! I'm on a car phone. I do want something classy, sexy and elegant. Digest: Have you ever won an award before? Robertson: I've never won an award for anything that I can recall. Certainly not for acting. I won something at school once for breaking the long-jump record.