WATCH: Melody Thomas Scott fights deadly disease in The Paradise Virus
Posted Thursday, May 07, 2020 6:52:38 AM
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Looking for a classic that mirrors today's current events? Check out The Young and the Restless' Melody Thomas Scott (Nikki Newman) in the 2003 film The Paradise Virus.

The Young and the Restless just spent an entire week delving into the romance between Victor Newman (Eric Braeden) and Nikki Reed (Melody Thomas Scott), but for fans looking for some MTS material that's a little closer to what the world is experiencing today, look no further than the 2003 movie The Paradise Virus.

The film stars Scott as Linda Flemming, a brilliant virologist whose Caribbean holiday is cut short when she's charged to stem the spread of a deadly virus that could claim her son among its victims. Though it's nearly 20 years old, the movie is super relevant today -- with even Scott revisiting her former project.

"Just the other night we watched a movie-of-the-week I filmed in 2002, The Paradise Virus," she reveals in an interview with TV Insider. "When we shot it on an island in Turks and Caicos, the premise seemed so far-fetched, we basically treated it as science fiction. Fast forward eighteen years later and the entire world is living it. I certainly have gained newfound respect for the script, written by Peter Layton."

As for how fans can check it out themselves, Scott says she viewed it through Sling, but "I understand it's offered on many streaming services. If you have an hour and a half to kill -- and these days, who doesn't? -- check it out. It's very conducive to trigger games [of your choice] as the words 'virus,' 'island,' and 'doctor' are uttered frequently!"

Check out a teaser trailer for the classic film below and let us know what you think in the Comments section at the end of the article.

The Paradise Virus - Trailer from Regent Entertainment on Vimeo.

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