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.
Veronica Mars alum Michael Muhney—shown above reading a script from The Young and the Restless— seems stoked about taking on the role of Victor Newman Jr. aka Adam Wilson, according to the actor's official website.
My first day on the set was crazy and fun and quite a wild ride. I had to hit the ground running at full speed. I think I need a new pair of shoes, but in these economic times I'll just have my shoes resoled ;-) I'm honored to be a part of such an iconic piece of work and I can't wait to sink my teeth into this thing."
How awesome is it that an actor from a cult hit primetime series is actually happy to be hard at work on daytime's number one soap opera?
For those The Young and the Restless fans not familiar with Michael Muhney's role on the cult favorite Veronica Mars check out the clip above. I was a big fan of Veronica Mars so I always enjoy it when one of the show's actors get a new project. I can't wait to see his take on Adam Newman. After the jump you'll find a fan video for his Veronica Mars character Sheriff Lamb.
Hot on the heels of my admittedly scathing review of Friday's ultra-campy, Scooby Doo meets The Munsters inspired episode of All My Children which culminated in the murder of Stuart (Not Adam) Chandler, I finally had the opportunity to catch up with Guiding Light, which had its own less heralded "Who Killed Edmund Winslow?" whodunit kick off.
Since I received a little bit of blow back for my harsh (and well-deserved) criticism of AMC, I'd like to take the opportunity to explain why Springfield's simultaneous murder mystery is infinitely superior to Pine Valley's. READ MORE
The CW didn't have to look too far to find a write for the pilot of it's upcoming Melrose Place update. The Hollywood Reporter revealed One Tree Hill creator Mark Schwahn will write the pilot, then likely turn it over to different show runners, much like how Veronica Mars frontman Rob Thomas wrote the pilot for the network's 90210 spinoff before turning it over to Gabe Sachs and Jeff Judah of Freaks and Geeks fame.