The 23-year old actress from Australia talked to The Sunday Telegraph about her good fortune.
"I don't know what was going on but something was going my way. I was just very lucky," she said. "The whole thing is you get out here and audition, audition, audition and hopefully something sticks.''
Sursok is best known for her portrayal of Dani Sutherland on the Down Under television series, Home and Away. She stayed with the show until 2004, after which she spent two years auditioning for various parts in Hollywood.
It's finally paid off.
On The Young and the Restless, Sursok plays Colleen Carlton, daughter of Brad Carlton (Don Diamont) and Traci Abbott Connelly (Beth Maitland). The role previously belonged to Emmy Award winning-actress Adrienne Leon, who was unexpectedly let go from the show in earlier this summer.
Sursok said her character “comes in as a good girl” but then eventually gets involved in some scandals.
“I fall in love with my teacher and then I have an affair with one of the main guys,” she said.
The show does air on the Australian subscription channel, Foxtel, but Sursok's fans from her native land will have to wait until next year to catch her debut on the soap opera.