DC's Top 5 Soap Opera Newcomers of 2012
No 3: Blake Hood, The Young and the Restless
There's always a certain amount of pressure that goes along with casting a legacy character. If the casting peeps at The Young and the Restless had picked the wrong actor to play the role of cosmetics heir Kyle Abbott, they would have quickly gone from TPTB (The Powers That Be) to TIIC (The Idiots In Charge).
While Y&R made plenty of mistakes in 2012, hiring Blake Hood wasn't one of them. Gorgeous, ripped to forever, and actually talented, Hood is the perfect young actor to represent the next generation of Abbotts. We just hope Y&R gives him plenty to do in 2013, since primetime shows like Vampire Diaries have also realized this kid is money in the bank — and we aren't taking about the Genoa City sperm bank either!