Message board chatter has been growing for weeks that one of my fav-or-ite soap studs, Sean Kanan may be on his way out as Deacon on The Young and the Restless. This weeks' issue of Soap Opera Weekly claims the actor has been fired, which Kanan has denied to TV Guide Canada's Nelson Branco in this week's Suds Report, stating that Y&R's co-show runner Paul Rauch has his back.
Kanan also blasts online rumor mongers on the Sony and CBS boards who have reportedly been claiming the brilliant actor has fallen off the wagon.
“I’m livid,” he announces. “My family, friends and eight-year-old daughter reads these message boards. These accusations are libelous — and not true. I’ve worked my Goliath ass off to be sober, so I resent these anonymous posters trying to ruin my career. I’m proud that I’m sober, so for them to state otherwise is just astounding and cruel. I’m just a father trying to make a living here, people.”
Shake them haters off Sean. We know how hard you worked to rebuild your life and career. We stand behind you three-thousand percent!
Sean Kanan is thrilled his former Bold and Beautiful boss Brad Bell finally took home the Daytime Emmy Award for Best Drama Series. Check out what he had to say to TV Guide Canada's Nelson Branco.
TVG: Of course. Did you check in with B&B’s Brad Bell first?
SK: Absolutely. Brad and Barbara Bloom were in the loop with this whole thing. I think Brad had something directly or indirectly to do with my Y&R appointment. The other day, Brad sent me an email saying, “Deacon lives!” It’s no secret that Deacon is a character close to Brad’s heart. I’m so happy he won the Daytime Emmy Award for best drama series. It’s been a long time coming. I was right there in the audience when they announced B&B had finally won. Part of me wanted to get up on stage with the cast because I still feel very much a part of the show. I was happy for everyone on that show because I know what a win means for them. I was a little pissed off that his moment was robbed when they cut to commercial. It’s another sign of the times that The CW had to run credits when the biggest prize of the night was being handed out.
Sean Kanan has brought the sexually-charged swagger of bad boy Deacon Sharpe back to daytime, only this time Big D isn't taming Beverly Hills cougars on The Bold and the Beautiful. He's too busy sexing and scheming his way through Genoa City on B&B's sister sudser The Young and the Restless!
Daytime Confidential's Jamey finally met one of his favorite actors face-to-face on the red carpet at last weekend's 36th Annunal Daytime Emmy Awards and invited him on for today's episode of the podcast. Tune in to hear Kanan share his thoughts on this year's show, and what it's been like recreating his crazy, raunchy, dirty character on a second soap. You'll hear how Kanan was able to pick back up where he left off with B&B leading lady Adrienne Frantz (Amber) and how being paid to make out with his pal Thad Luckinbill's (JT) very pregnant wife Amelia Heinle (Victoria) makes him blush.
Kanan also praises his former boss Brad Bell, who last Sunday accepted B&B's historic first win for Outstanding Drama Series, and reveals how Bell's speech being cut out of the broadcast made him feel. Kanan also shares what it was like to finally meet his new boss, Brad's sister-in-law, Maria Arena Bell at the Daytime Emmys.
Kanan also weighs in on the recent tragic passing of DJ AM, and reveals to Jamey and Luke just how much his own sobriety and second chance in daytime, provided by uber producer Paul Rauch, means to him.
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