Fasten your seat belts Daytime Confidential listeners. You're about to download one of our wildest podcasts ever! The Young and Restless game changer, Michael Muhney drops by to chat will Luke, Jamey and Jillian about what it was like to take over one of the most controversial and complex roles in recent daytime history, VIctor Adam Newman, Jr.
The veteran of primetime's cult hit Veronica Mars reveals what made him go out for a part on a soap in the first place, when so many actors see daytime as a "stepping stone". Muhney shares how any initial reservations were quickly snuffed out after a few days of working with such enormous talents as Eric Braeden, Eileen Davidson, Peter Bergman and others.
He also spills the tea about what he believes makes Adam tick, citing Shakespearean themes and psychological underpinnings that has the DC crew wishing Muhney were not only starring in a soap, but helping to write his storyline!
Muhney also gets real about the contract issues that almost led to his saying goodbye to Y&R and Adam for good. What led him to stick with the role? You'll have to tune in to hear him tell it in his own words, that is when he isn't matching the gang snark for snark and Jamey, impersonation for impersonation.
Excited by the historic (and joyous) overruling of Prop 8, celebs have taken to Twitter to sing kumbaya and bask in the triumph of equality. The Hollywood ABC blog has compiled a list of their responses. Among them were three soap actors -- Michael Muhney (Y&R), Scott Evans (ex-OLTL) and Brett Claywell (OLTL). The latter two comments were especially bittersweet, since their own historic gay storyline on One Life to Live was given the shaft by panicked ABC execs buckling to bigotry. Here's what those three actors said (Scott Evans' is my personal favorite):
Prop 8 over-freaking-turned! Here's to ANYONE in love enjoying the right to marry. The good guys won this time!
With all the war and hunger and poverty, it's great to know that some still simply believe in love. Congratulations California! Equality is not [a] privilege. It's a human right!
What an incredible day. Not over, but what a huge step. Suck on that Prop 8 "yes" voters.
And as a non-celeb, if I may add my own: CONGRATULATIONS to all the couples in California who can now do what they should have been allowed to do all this time. May the rest of the country follow suit, and may this someday just all be a triumphant chapter in the history of American civil rights.
I understand the importance of creating conflict but that was very sad to me. And it would have devastated Hope and broken her heart! She was such a standup gal with a strong moral compass. If she had lived she would have been on Adam like white on rice, telling him to straighten up his act and clean up his messes! She'd make him own it!
Coleman discussed if viewers will see what made Adam go down the wrong path.
TV Guide Magazine: So we'll finally get some clues to the puzzle?
Coleman: You're going to have a much better understanding of what happened to him. And who knows? The more evil and despicable a character is, the greater the redemption
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.
The Young and Restless’ Michael Muhney and Sharon Case lit up the red carpet at the premiere of Inception, the new film by director Christopher Nolan and starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Ellen Page. Inception, which some have said could be the next The Matrix, hits theatres today.