Lily Winters is a fictional character from the American CBS soap opera The Young and the Restless. Bell, the character appeared as a child for her first five-year period.
In 2002, Christel Khalil began portraying Lily as a teenager after the character rapidly aged.
Latham noted that Sherwood did a "fine job" as the character, but "shows generally prefer to have original players back when they can get them".
She described Lily as "a lot like her mother": "It makes sense.
Critics have described her as having evolved from a "teen star" into a "leading lady".
Former executive producer and head writer Lynn Marie Latham said she was happy with the casting change; she was impressed by Khalil's work, saying that she is a "brilliant actress".
The pair tried to work through Daniel's addiction, but it ended their marriage.
Khalil said that Lily had been in "kind of an immature relationship" and she thought being with a "real man" would make Lily grow up and "start thinking about her life and situation in a different way" and "would change Lily for the better".
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