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Spotlight On Kevin: Greg Rikaart's Y&R 40th Anniversary Video Interview!

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One of the finest actors on the daytime scene for the past decade has been the talents of Daytime Emmy winner Greg Rikaart (Kevin Fisher) of The Young and the Restless!

Today, CBS.com released one of our favorites in their series of spotlight interviews with members of the cast of the number one soap celebrating their 40th anniversary!

From Kevin’s beginnings on the show, when fans came to realize that Kevin was the brother of Michael Baldwin (Christian LeBlanc), to Greg’s working relationship with is on-screen mother, Judith Chapman (Gloria), to Kevin’s quirky romance with Jana (Emily O’Brien), to the dreaded Chipmunk head story, to Kevin’s relationship with Chloe (Elizabeth Hendrickson), we could not help but smile at Rikaart’s comments and honesty.

Watch Greg Rikaart’s Y&R 40 interview after the jump, and let us know what you have loved about his performances over the years, and your favorite moment of Kevin’s?

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Christine
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Christine

He IS a fine actor, but I am really hoping his character will finally transform. I wanted to throw the TV out the window during Kevin and Chloe’s latest scheme with the stolen money. And to think there is a small child in the picture now who might not have had a roof over her head or had a mother. I love that Y&R is getting better and actors/characters are being used better than before, but some characters are still stuck in their old bad habits and Kevin is a major one. One of my favorites of Kevin was his… Read more »

Matt
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Matt

Greg is a great actor. I loved him with his first wife Jana. I don’t like him with Chloe. My least favorite actresses on this show are Chelsea and Chloe. They do nothing for this show and have no chemistry with any male actors

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k/kay

Matt he had chemistry with Jana he has none with Chloe.

Jason
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Jason

Chloe is a joke! Period! Poor Greg! Kevin needs someone funny and quirky like Jana again ITA with all Y’all. But speaking of the anniversary i still love my favorite actress Sharon but sad she is not back in a love scene with Adam yet. come on they are smoking hot together!!!!!!!!! P<S Chelsea does not belong on this show anymore. Have Chloe go with Chelsea to Paris! 🙂

heidi
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heidi

Nicely done!

Efrat
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Efrat

For me, Kevin is the only reason I watch the show – I don’t know what it is about Greg’s acting, he has this way of playing on my feelings no other actor has. You see, in our TV the Y&R was about four years behing you in the US, so I remember all too well his first storylines and all the bad things he did! The first time I paid any special attention to him was on the scene with Lauren and the Valentine’s night, when she went out with him to get him to admit what he did… Read more »

Chaz
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Chaz

He is such a good actor I hate seeing him wasted. Kevin is such a brilliant computer expert he should be working within Jabot or Newman. Certainly, Phyllis owes him something after that crazy escapade she got him involved in with the dead body. Plus, that is her forte so she and Kevin working together would make perfect sense. But, some people can never seem to escape their past behaviors so in a way it makes sense that Kevin always manages to screw up despite his best intentions. They just need to keep the core of the character without making… Read more »

Patrick
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Patrick

Oh Kevin!

has he steered HIMself, clear of his grifter mamma? yowsah!

talk about picnic… that William Holden/Kim Novak… good time.

He waltzed in to town… and, IMO… hasn’t let up… his passion’ista….

He reels IN.

this trio of Michael and “GLO”.

Simmering top drawer….

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I love him with Chloe – she’s so colgate cute… and he’s calculating’ly edging….

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Krista Allen is The Bold and the Beautiful’s New Taylor Hayes

In a shocking casting move, former Days of our Lives star, Krista Allen (Ex-Billie Reed from 1996-1999) has replaced long time B&B favorite, Hunter Tylo in the role of Dr. Taylor Hayes.

According to EW.com, Allen will take over the role of beginning on December 10th.  Tylo, had previously played the role of Taylor for over three decades on the CBS daytime drama series.

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The report also notes that The Bold and the Beautiful did reach out Hunter about reprising her signature role but was unsuccessful.

For fans of the show, Taylor has been absent for many key story points including her son Thomas’ brain surgery and the recent marriage of her daughter, Steffy’s marriage to Finn, plus the birth of her grandson and more.

In a tweet following the casting news being announced, Allen shared on her Twitter account: “This is gonna be a fun one! Very excited to step into this iconic role and be back on Daytime after 25 years! … Omg T-W-E-N-T-Y F-I-V-E years?”

Krista will start taping at CBS Television City soundstages where B&B is taped, this Thursday October 28th and will share her first scenes with Thorsten Kaye (Ridge).  Will there be trouble ahead in his marriage to Brooke (Katherine Kelly Lang) with NuTaylor back in the pictures?

Allen was recently seen on the TV series 9-1-1, and numerous primetime and film appearances.

So, what do you think of Krista Allen becoming the recast Dr. Taylor Hayes? Comment below.

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DAYS Emily O’Brien Previews Her Directorial Debut and Short Film ‘Too Close’

She’s an actress, a voice-over talent, writer, and now she can add director to her impressive resumeDays of our Lives star Emily O’Brien (Gwen) has shared over the last 24 hours a preview clip of her short film, Too Close.

Emily stated via her Instagram account: “Here’s a peek at the trailer for my short film entitled Too Close– I am so fortunate to have made this with my beloved team alongside me. My vision couldn’t have been brought to life without any of you, I am truly touched by your tenacity & genuine love for creativity!”  O’Brien shared the hashtags: #directorialdebut #filmmaking #periodpiece #cinema #womeninfilm
#writeyourownstory #vintagefilm

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You can check out the teaser for the film below which centers on the story of a young man and woman in the 1950’s examining what it means when two people in a relationship are considered to be too close.

Let us know if you are intrigued by the preview, and would like to see Emily’s short film via the comment section below.

 

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Jensen Ackles Shares Heartfelt Message on Death of ‘Rust’ DP Halyna Hutchins: “This Has Been a Tragedy of Epic Proportions”

Former Days of our Lives and Supernatural star, Jensen Ackles (Ex-Eric and Ex-Dean)  took to his Instagram over the weekend to pay tribute to cinematographer, Halyna Hutchins who was tragically killed in New Mexico, on the set of the film Rust in which Ackles co-starred with Alec Baldwin and Frances Fisher. Baldwin is also one of the producers of the film.

Last Thursday, in the initial investigation reports surfaced that Baldwin discharged a “prop gun” leading to the death of Hutchins and injuring director, Joel Souza.  Since that time it has been reported that Baldwin was told by the assistant director, David Halls, that the weapon was a “cold gun” meaning not loaded with live rounds following its preparation by the film set’s armorer, Hannah Gutierrez.  But in his affidavit statement, Halls says he was unaware that the prop gun contained live rounds when it was given to Baldwin for his scene.

The scene Baldwin was rehearsing was inside a church building at the Bonanza Creek Ranch. In new affidavit’s, it was noted that Baldwin was ‘cross drawing’ the weapon and pointing the gun towards the camera lens.

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A grief-stricken Ackles shared:  “I’m not even sure where to start.  This has been a tragedy of epic proportions that we are all still processing. Earlier last week I felt compelled to tell Halyna just how awesome I thought she was. I told her how incredible I thought her camera shots were and just how exciting it was to watch her and her team work. Truly. She laughed and said thank you and gave me a hug. I’ll forever be thankful we had that moment.  She had a spunk and passion that infected the entire crew from the top down. She was an inspiration. My heart and prayers go out to Halyna’s husband, son and the rest of her family. There just aren’t enough words to express what an immense loss this is. She will be incredibly missed by all of us who knew and admired her.”

Since Hutchins’ death, a video also surfaced of Ackles discussing his concerns for gun safety on the set of Rust at a Supernatural convention in Colorado prior to the tragedy.

Jensen told the crowd: “I’ve got a 6 a.m. call tomorrow to have a big shoot-out. They had me pick my gun. They were like, ‘Alright, what gun would you like?’ and I was like, ‘I don’t know?’ and the armorer was like, ‘Do you have gun experience?’ I was like, ‘A little.’ And she’s like, ‘OK, well, this is how you load it, this is how we check it and make sure it’s safe. “So she’s like, ‘OK, I’m gonna put some blanks in there and I want you to just go and fire off a couple rounds towards the hill.’ And I was like, ‘OK.’ So I put the belt on, I put the gun there, and I walked out and she’s like, ‘Just make sure that you know, you pull the hammer all the way back and you aim at your target.’ And I was like, ‘OK, I got it.’  The footage was originally on You Tube, but now has been taken down.

The investigation remains and open and active on what occurred on the set of Rust, according to the Santa Fe New Mexico Sheriff’s office.

So, what do you think about Jensen’s tribute in the wake of the Rust tragedy? Comment below.

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