"I was really honored that Young and Restless would come to me and say, ‘Do you want to do this part?’ “ Buchanan tells Digest. “I wasn’t exactly playing hard to get. I was just kind of retired and was sort of finished with that chapter in my life."
Buchanan began her career at One Life to Live, where she played Sarah Gordon Buchanan. She moved to Another World in 1991 to replace Anne Heche in the role of twins Vicky and Marley Hudson. She played Vicky for the show's final eight years, then reprised the character on As the World Turns. In 2001, she signed on to played Melissa Bradford on General Hospital while still technically under contract with ATWT's producer, Procter & Gamble Productions (Televest). She was sued for breach of contract. Her last major television appearance was a guest spot on Everwood in November 2002.
Buchanan is scheduled to make her Y&R debut on November 13.