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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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GH’s Billy Miller Lands Role In Apple’s Upcoming Thriller Series, ARE YOU SLEEPING

Exciting casting news for mutli-Daytime Emmy winner, Billy Miller (Drew, General Hospital).  Miller has been cast in the upcoming drama series thriller, Are you Sleeping to be on Apple’s streaming platform.

Are you Sleeping stars Oscar winner Octavia Spencer along with Lizzy Caplan, and Aaron Paul (Breaking Bad) with another Oscar winner, Reese Witherspoon serving as one of the series executive producers with the project through her production company, Hello Sunshine.

According to Deadline: Are You Sleeping, is based on the true-crime novel by Kathleen Barber,and provides a unique glimpse into America’s obsession with true-crime podcasts and challenges its viewers to consider the consequences when the pursuit of justice is placed on a public stage.

Code Black’s Moon Bloodgood is also set as a series regular. Brett Cullen (Devious Maids) and Hunter Doohan, will recur along with Miller.

In story, Octavia Spencer stars as Poppy Parnell, a relentless investigative reporter who looks to uncover the truth behind a decades-old questionable murder verdict through her new podcast. Caplan plays twin sisters Josie and Lanie, whose father’s murder decades ago is examined on the podcast. Paul plays convicted murderer Warren Cave, whose guilt or innocence has remained a question in many people’s minds for the past 20 years.

Miller will play the role of Lanie’s husband, Alex Dunn.

Elizabeth Perkins, Mekhi Phifer, Michael Beach, Tracie Thoms, Haneefah Wood and Ron Cephas Jones (This Is Us) also co-star in the series.

So, looks like Billy will be a part of a star-studded cast! Excited to see him in this role? Share your thoughts via the comment section below.

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DYNASTY’s Brianna Brown Is A New Mom!

It’s a boy for Brianna Brown and her husband Richie Keen!

The CW’s Dynasty star, were she plays Claudia Blaisdel, gave birth to her son Charlie Zane on July 18th in Los Angeles.

The new little bundle of joy weighed in 7 lbs., 11 oz.

In a statement to PEOPLE the proud new parents expressed: “We are overjoyed to welcome Charlie into our family and are grateful to everyone who helped guide us through our birth experience. We are looking forward to all the adventures we will have in the next chapter of our lives.”

General Hospital fans remember Brianna for her portrayal of Dr. Lisa Niles who had an obsession with Dr. Patrick Drake (played by now Y&R’s Jason Thompson).

Share your congratulations for the happy couple and baby Charlie via the comment section below!

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Jordi Vilasuso Joins The Cast Of The Young and the Restless

Soap vet, Jordi Vilasuso is heading to Genoa City!

Casting news out of Soap Opera Digest is that the Daytime Emmy-winning actor, will play the role of Ray who is said to be a mysterious stranger who finds himself immersed in the drama in town.

Look for Jordi to make his Y&R debut on the Friday, August 17th episode.

Daytime fans last saw Jordi as Dario on Days of our Lives.  He exited when the character was written-off and into the Witness Protection Program.

Jordi won is Daytime Emmy for his role as Tony Santos on Guiding Light.

So, do you think Jordi will play a good guy, or a bad guy this time out on Y&R? Comment below.

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This week on Y&R, Nick reveals himself to Victor as the one who has been masquerading at J.T.! Meanwhile, Lily and Hilary are involved in a terrible car crash, and Mariah and Tessa reconnect. What did you think of Nick’s revenge plot on Victor? Watch the latest promo from CBS below, then let us know. Leave A Comment

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