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Eric Braeden speaks on his 30 years as Victor Newman!

Photo Credit: JPI Studios

Photo Credit: JPI Studios

Eric Braeden talked with TV Guide Canada’s, Nelson Branco about his 30 years as playing the iconic Victor Newman.  From past and present storyline arcs, to his contract dispute, it’s all here. Below are just a few great excerpts!

Braeden on if its feels like he has been working on Y&R as Victor for 30 years: “It feels like a blur. It doesn’t feel like 30 years. I have no sense of it. I’ve been working in the same surroundings forever — the same dressing room, the same two sound stages, the same studio, and largely the same cast. A lot hasn’t changed in these past three decades. It’s the nature of the beast. You see, I never invested myself emotionally in this job so I wouldn’t get hurt. As actors, you have to put up certain defences because people do come and go. So when people in the industry say, “we’re all family here,” it’s all really just bullshit. I never identified with that kind of fantastical thinking. In show business, it’s always best to be on your toes. And realistic.”

Braeden on if Victor really loves his evil son, Adam: “That’s a fascinating question because it’s a hard one to answer. I, Eric Braeden, find it unimaginable for a parent not to love their children. I find the disowning of your child a horrific idea. But I’m sure there are parents out there that would say, “You have to be in my shoes. My daughter or son have committed heinous crimes.” I really don’t know. Honestly, I hope I am never faced with Victor’s circumstances in this regard. I have decided to play Victor’s relationship with Adam with a little bit of a conflict and not so black and white.”

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B&B’s Heather Tom Throws Lead Actress Nominee Luncheon

This year, saw the return of the annual ladies lunch were as is tradition, last year’s winner of the Daytime Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series, throws a luncheon for this year’s nominees.

The reigning women’s champ, now six-time Daytime Emmy winner, Heather Tom (Katie) got this year’s nominees in the category together for a celebration which included: General Hospital’s Genie Francis (Laura), Finola Hughes (Anna), and Nancy Lee Grahn (Alexis), along with B&B’s Jacqueline MacInnes Wood (Steffy) and Y&R’s Melissa Claire Egan (Chelsea).

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On Friday, both Francis and Grahn shared pics from the event on their social media accounts.  You can check them out below.

Then, take our poll below: Which actress do you hope takes home the gold next Friday night on the 48th annual Daytime Emmy Awards on CBS? Let us know via the comment section, as well.

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B&B’s Jacqueline MacInnes Wood Talks Motherhood, Steffy’s Opioid Addiction and Love Life on ‘Home & Family’

Daytime Emmy Award winner and a nominee again this year for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Daytime Drama Series, The Bold and the Beautiful’s Jacqueline MacInnes Wood (Steffy Forrester) chatted with Home & Family.

During her segment, Jacqui discussed becoming a mom again for the second time and welcoming her new son, Lenix, and balancing raising two boys with playing the day to day perils of Steffy Forrester.

As soap fans know, last year’s storyline where Steffy became addicted to painkillers provided her with meaty material which landed her as one of the frontrunners for next week’s 48th annual Daytime Emmy Awards to air on Friday night, June 25th on CBS.

MacInnes Wood became emotional when telling how Steffy’s addiction intervention helped others, relating: “I was flooded with all of these messages, and this one woman reached out to me and she said her son… it still gets me emotional … but her son was addicted and that intervention was the same thing with her family, and it touched me in such a way and she said luckily that he is sober now.”

Jacqui also talked about Steffy’s on-screen love life …. and her real-life love and husband, Elan Ruspoli.

You can watch the full interview segment here.

So, what do you think of Jacqueline raising a new baby boy, being a mom to the other, while playing Steffy’s emotional storylines? Comment below.

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B&B’s Don Diamont Granted Restraining Order Against Alleged Stalker

The Bold and the Beautiful’s Don Diamont (Bill Spencer) was granted a temporary restraining order in L.A. County Superior Court against 37-year-old Quincy Adams; who Diamont says has been harassing him and his family since back in January.

According to court documents obtained by TMZ, Diamont alleges that Adams took to YouTube saying Don was a Satanist and responsible for COVID, 9/11, and the Iraq war.  In addition, Adams claimed to be connected to him some way from birth.

It was then that Don grew increasingly concerned when the man shared online that he knew where Diamont and his family lived.

Then came June 2nd, when Adams showed up at their front gate and Don received a call from his wife, Cindy.  The police handled Adams from there, but Don was very worried that Adams might harm him, or his family, so he was granted the temporary restraining order against him.

We wish Don and his family nothing but safety in the days ahead.

So what do you think about the claims and actions of Adams on Diamont? Comment below.

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