Not so long ago, Alyssa Milano doubted she would work again.
Now she loves her job -- appearing on "Melrose Place" as Jennifer Mancini, the scheming younger sister of Michael, played by Thomas Calabro.
"It's the most emotionally stable job I've ever had in my life," the 24-year-old actress says in November's InStyle magazine. "I love it."
Not that it wasn't daunting to be the new kid on a popular series.
"Even though I never went to one, it felt like the first day of high school," said Milano, who grew up on a sound stage during the eight years she played Samantha on "Who's the Boss?"
"I didn't know who to sit with at lunch, so I just went into my trailer. But they were great."
Milano, who got her start at age 7 in a touring production of "Annie," wondered if she was washed up as an actress after her sitcom ended in 1992.
"I wasn't really sure I would work again," she said. "I was on TV when it wasn't cool to be on TV."