It looks like Peter Bergman gets as bored with seeing Smilin' Jack Abbott always scripted to lose against The Mustache, aka Victor Newman (Eric Braeden) as we do. Here's what he said to Fancast's Sara Bibel on Genoa City's continuously predictable Clash of the Cosmetics Titans:
Is Jack going to be allowed a victory? He’s suffered a lot of defeats the past couple years.
I’ve been doing this twenty years now and I’ve been wondering if that was ever going to happen, too. And I’ve stopped wondering. For the audience, I would think they’d say, ‘Oh, Jack’s going up against Victor. We can see this coming down Broadway.’ It’s the same thing all over again. I’m waiting for the next group of writers to come in and say, ‘What if Jack actually won?’ It hasn’t happened in twenty years. I don’t know. READ MORE
We soap lovers can be as scathing as the most hardcore sports fan when it seems our favorite daytime players are asleep on the bench or the writing team is making bad plays. Though I find myself cursing at my TV for some of the recent shenanigans on The Young and the Restless, it’s a reason why I still tune in, and the good must be acknowledged. Giving props where they are due, I want to speak on three things that I’m loving right now about Y&R.
This year fans can finally get a say in who carries home the coveted golden lady at the 37th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards. Between now and June 28, fans can vote who wins in the following categories:
All Time Favorite Talk Show Host
All Time Favorite Soap Star
Film actress Sean Young visited with TV Guide Magazine’s Michael Logan about her upcoming The Young and the Restless character, working with Eric Braeden and how Hollywood’s leading men don’t look out for actresses the way they used to.
Was this a specific role at Y&R you wanted or a general look-see?
I don’t remember. I just know I was boohooing because Karen Rea wasn’t there anymore. I was mighty pissed. I’m friends with Eric. I went to him and said, “Please do something!” And then when this role came up they saw me.
So you got the part without an audition?
Yes. I’m at the point in this profession where people know who I am. You know if I’m right for a part or not. And Eric’s always been in my corner. I think the moment he completely decided he liked me was when we were farting around on the set of The Man Who Came Back in Texas. Eric kicked a soccer ball to me and I head-butted it right back at him. It was just a lucky moment, but he was very impressed. His mouth dropped and he was, like, “Oh, my God!”
Read the entire interview at TV Guide Magazine.
Another movie star is hitting the soap screen! Sean Young–who has starred in such films as Blade Runner, Wall Street and Ace Ventura: Pet Detective–just signed on for a short story arc on The Young and the Restless opposite Eric Braeden. Young told People.com,
“Getting the chance to work with my dear friend Eric Braeden, one of the true gentlemen in entertainment, was certainly a deciding factor for me,” Young, 50, says, “as well as wanting to get back to work after taking a few years off to raise my kids.”
The pair have shared the screen before in The Man Who Came Back. Taping begins in May for the film star as a " a sultry barmaid who gets tied up in a mystery with business tycoon Victor Newman."
A father's love truly knows no bounds next week on The Young and the Restless. Especially when it's one of the two spoiled snots that stripper bore him, as opposed to the child he shared with sweet, blind, dead Hope. TGVN (Eric Braeden) confesses to Adam's (Michael Muhney) murder to ensure Nick (Joshua Morrow) will be allowed to keep swapping off on Phyllis (Michelle Stafford) and Sharon (Sharon Case) every six months or so. Read all about it in CBS Soaps in Depth, on newstands now. But first, check out the teaser blurb below!