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Y&R's Daniel Goddard Video Interview: The Life & Times Of Cane Ashby!

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Daniel Goddard has had such an interesting run as Cane Ashby on The Young and the Restless.  It’s had its moments behind the scenes, and quite the complex character history in front of the screen!  Throughout it all, one thing can be said, Goddard remains a steadfast fan favorite with the top-rated soap.

On-Air On-Soaps Michael Fairman caught up with Daniel during Y&R’s 11,000th episode on set celebration at CBS Television City, where they bantered about the twists and turns of Cane, and the reigniting of the Billy and Cane feud now that Jason Thompson (Billy) has taken over the role.

When discussing the history of Cane (remember when he came to town believed-to-be Phillip Chancellor III?), Daniel expressed: “People ask me, ‘Tell me about your character?’  How do I tell them about this character?  It’s not like Nick Newman (Joshua Morrow): ‘I’m rich, Victor’s my dad, and I’m with chicks.” (Laughs)  You know what I mean?  How do you explain Cane?   It sounds like a soap opera!  And people would say to me, ‘I bet one day you are going to get an evil twin!’ And I say, ‘Funny, you should say that!”‘

And let’s not forget that historic fan protest over Daniel originally being let-go from the show … when an airplane flew over CBS!  Goddard recalls, “That was insane, but that was the fans!  That was a huge moment, and it made me realize every day we do this job, we don’t realize the impact we have with the viewers at home.  Then you see something like that (the plane), and you realize that all this work that we do, and everything we do, means so much to people. So, when the viewers did that … it was so amazing.”

Now in story, Cane and Billy are once again rivals, but made to work together by Jill!   Goddard shared his thoughts on working with Jason Thompson:  “Jason’s great.  I was really excited to hear that they were going to do the Cane and Billy thing again.  It had been six years, and it was one of those moments (and I hadn’t worked with Jason yet, but I had seen his work on GH), when I realized that he has a really different take on Billy.  And his take on Billy is not the goofy guy who keeps messing up.  He’s the guy that looks like he actually enjoys messing up, and if people don’t like it, it’s their problem.  In other words, “This is me, and if you don’t like it, that’s your problem.”  Jason’s owned the role.  So, to have Cane and Billy back in the same storyline is great.  Jason and I have a real good work flow when we do scenes together, and Jess Walton is in the storyline, and Amelia Heinle (Victoria) is in the storyline.  The cute thing with the quadrangle is  … Jess is really now Cane’s stepmom, because she is married to Cane’s dad, Colin (Tristan Rogers)  Then Colin is really Billy’s stepdad, so Billy is now Cane’s step-brother!  It’s great.  We never really had that going on before.”

Watch Daniel’s interview below! Then let us know, what has been your favorite character moment in Cane’s character history? What do you hope goes down between Billy and Cane?  Do you want them to be adversaries or work for the common good? Comment below!

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Michael
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Michael

Thank you for the interview! Daniel is the Best!

Cindy (@cindy_cameron)
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Cindy (@cindy_cameron)

I agree, thank you, Michael – awesome interview.

SZima
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SZima

I want to like this guy, but he’s just not working for me. I think Cane and Lilly are two of the most boring characters…together…on daytime. DG is much better when he’s not paired with Christel Khalil.
He must think so too? I don’t think he mentioned her once in this article.

Cindy (@cindy_cameron)
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Cindy (@cindy_cameron)

They aren’t boring to me. I wish they could be on more, and given an actual storyline to give their loyal fans something to watch on Y&R. Personally, I don’t watch unless they are on, and even then my patience is tested because they are always propping the succubus that Devon married.

Cane and Lily deserve the airtime of the rest of the cast – I resent the way they are treated.

Travis Thomas
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Travis Thomas

This character needs to be retired. I’m mean after the Phillip reveal he’s never been able to carry a SL. He seems like a really nice guy, but even in his own SL he was upstaged by his on screen parents. I ffwd all Lily/Cane scenes because they are so gooey sweet & not in a good way. Other than telling lies, he’s never done anything canvas worthy. And I truly do believe every regime has tried to find a place for this character. And still wondering what qualifies him for all these corporate jobs they keep giving him. Also,… Read more »

Michael
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Michael

I strongly disagree with you. No regime since MAB wanted to write for Cane, he’s an amazing actor who got backboned for almost a decade and never gets a chance to show his acting abilities. He got by far the worst ‘stories’ with Cane’s lying, keeping secrets (with very little screen time) but he’s still one of the most popular characters on the show besides that all they ever write is his wife cheating on him. Cane’s writing was good when he started on the show. You might like the Jill and Billy scenes but what I do know is… Read more »

Michael
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Michael

+backburned (autocorrect)

Cindy (@cindy_cameron)
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Cindy (@cindy_cameron)

The character of Cane certainly resonates with me. Other than his fabulous chemistry with Lily, Cane and Jill’s chemistry has always been better than Jill and Billy’s. Cane appreciates Jill and accepts her for who she is. Billy is simply a big entitled angry baby that will not accept the fact that Jill made mistakes but she loves him regardless of his faults – it’s called growing up. I am so glad that Cane is given the opportunity to have a s/l that doesn’t involve propping Devon and that vicious manipulator he married. Now if only Lily could step out… Read more »

Travis Thomas
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Travis Thomas

@Michael. You bring up a great point about no one writing for him. Thats why I was saying that after the Phillip reveal the character has been useless, not the actor. But part of the problem is that outside of Lily the character has never been fleshed out or had a life outside of Lily. Im not a fan of them together personally, but thats just me also preferring LIly #2 over CK. But hey everyone has a fan base. But I will say the one time I actually started to get into Cane was during the period that GF… Read more »

Michael A Finney
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Michael A Finney

I really honestly wish that TPTB at #YR back when he was initially fired and let go had stuck to their guns. I d think that Cane is boring as hell! Cane can fall off of a cliff and never come back aka Drucilla for all I care.

Cindy (@cindy_cameron)
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Cindy (@cindy_cameron)

Fortunately, not everyone share your opinion. I love the character. He is honorable, loyal, protective. The mistakes he made were for the right reasons, they were never self serving or for nefarious purposes. He and Lily are my favorite characters on the show, and I wish Daniel and Christel will finally get the opportunity to spread their wings on this show for once. I hate that he has to compete for a position that Billy and Victoria had to be begged to accept. I think Cane and Lily are much better than the disparate treatment the receive. Their organic chemistry… Read more »

Cindy (@cindy_cameron)
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Cindy (@cindy_cameron)

Oops, posted the rough draft, below is the edited version: Fortunately, not everyone shares your opinion. I love the character. He is honorable, loyal, and protective. The mistakes he made were for the right reasons, they were never self-serving or for nefarious reasons. He and Lily are my favorite characters on the show, and I hope Daniel and Christel will finally get the opportunity to spread their wings for once. I hate that he has to compete for a position that Billy and Victoria had to be begged to accept, and I hope he pulls the rug from under all… Read more »

Eva
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Eva

People still mad bout Cane ressurrection ??? LMAO !! please get a life…. I love DG as Cane. He needs a good storyline. He did a great job on the ghost/twintig storyline…and with CK he got the best of them all…. I’m happy to see writers care enough about the fans to keep this couple together….they have a HUGE fanbase..

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Trevor St. John Talks On Becoming Y&R’s Tucker McCall

The Young and the Restless has scored a major get by nabbing Trevor St. John to join the cast of the top-rated soap opera, and just in time for the daytime drama’s 50th anniversary season.

If you caught today’s episode, it was revealed that St. John is indeed playing Tucker McCall, the son of the Grand Dame of Genoa City, Katherine Chancellor (the late Jeanne Cooper). The role of Tucker was last played by Days of our Lives’ Stephen Nichols (Steve ‘Patch’ Johnson) from 2010-2013.  Now with Tucker back in town look for fireworks, relationships renewed, new conspirators, and some major plot twists and shifty business maneuvers including his mysterious relationship with Diane Jenkins (Susan Walters). Let’s not forget, Tucker has a past with Ashley Abbott (Eileen Davidson), as well.

Daytime audiences know it has been a decade since Trevor appeared on the network soaps following his memorable performances and star-turn as Todd Manning/Victor Lord Jr. on One Life to Live.  St. John actually debuted in Llanview back in 2003 as “Walker Laurence”, and closed out the ABC version of One Life appearing in the final scene in 2012; when it was revealed that Victor Lord Jr. was very much alive and was being held captive by Allison Perkins.

Later in 2013, Trevor appeared for a short-run on Prospect Park’s reboot of the series.  Since that time, the talented actors has appeared in numerous films and TV series including the CW’s Roswell, New Mexico and Containment.   

Michael Fairman TV connected with St. John to get his thoughts on: his new digs in Genoa City, what he thinks of his new role and co-stars thus far, and much more.  Here’s what TSJ had to say below.

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It has now been officially confirmed and revealed on Monday’s airshow, that you are indeed playing Tucker McCall. When Y&R approached you about the role, what did they tell you about the character? Did you do any Google, or You Tube research to connect the dots to any of his past relationships?

TREVOR: The only info they gave me was a broad overview of the relationships Tucker has with the other characters and their history. I didn’t do any research on my own. I’m learning on the job!

How do you view Tucker at this juncture, and from what you’ve been given to play so far in the scripts? 

TREVOR: You know, it’s strange, I prefer to never draw any conclusion about a character – my view of him – because the second I do, I’ve limited him/myself, if that makes any sense. I never want to put any unnecessary limits on myself.

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What has it been like for you working with the likes of: Eileen Davidson (Ashley), Susan Walters (Diane) and Bryton James (Devon? Had you crossed paths with any of them previously in your career?

TREVOR: I had not crossed paths with any of them prior to this point. However, I’m enjoying working with each one immensely. Not only are they open and talented actors, they’re good people.

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Do you think Tucker will have a difficult time reconnecting with his son, Devon?

TREVOR: Since Tucker has been away from Genoa City, it’s safe to say he has a lot of ground to cover when it comes to re-establishing relationships, most importantly with his son, Devon.  We will also see Tucker form some new alliances as well.

How was it meeting and working with Y&R icon Eric Braeden (Victor) for the first time? 

TREVOR: Eric was great. He’s strikes me as a man who knows exactly who he is and has no qualms about it. That’s the kind of person I like to be around – totally genuine and authentically themselves. I hope we get to work together often.

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You knew Y&R head writer and Co-EP Josh Griffith from previously working with him.  Did that factor in to your decision to take the part of Tucker and come to Y&R?

TREVOR: Yes, I remember liking Josh as a person and his writing, so that gave me confidence I’d be in good hands on Y&R.

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You have appeared in numerous primetime series including Roswell, New Mexico and Containment, plus motion picture roles in The Grief of Others, In the Family, and more.  Do you have a favorite part that you wish you could sink your teeth into again? 

TREVOR: I’d love to take another crack at Leo from CONTAINMENT. He was a deeply flawed, confused character, so wouldn’t have to act at all. I could just be myself!

B&B’s Tanner Novlan (Finn) killed your character Jesse Manes in Roswell, New Mexico. Since B&B is across the hall from Y&R, have you yet to run into your ‘killer”?

TREVOR: I have not run into Tanner. Except for that he murdered me, he seemed like a decent chap.

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Did your good friend, Michael Easton (ex-OLTL, now GH) offer his thoughts on your return to daytime and Y&R? What does he think about your new role at the show?

TREVOR: Michael told me what he had heard about Y&R – that EPs Tony (Morina) and Josh had created a supportive, positive atmosphere and gathered a terrific cast, director roster, writing staff, and crew that fostered creativity. It turns out what he had heard was spot on. It’s a great group of people, top to bottom. I’m fortunate to be a part of it.

Do you and Michael watch each other’s work?

TREVOR: No, we don’t watch each other’s work. I don’t even watch my own work.

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Finally, what could you preview that Y&R viewers should expect, or look forward to from Tucker in the weeks ahead?

TREVOR:  In general, I think you’d better strap in.

So, looking forward to seeing Trevor ‘s take on the role of Tucker McCall? What do you see Tucker becoming romantically involved with? Share your thoughts and first impressions of Trevor on Y&R in the comment section below.

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DAYS Billy Flynn, Greg Rikaart & Mary Beth Evans Talk On: Abigail’s Murderer Revealed, Orpheus’ Poisonous Plot & the Move to Peacock

September had been a pivotal month for Days of our Lives.  After nearly 57-years on broadcast television, the long-running soap opera shifted from NBC to exclusively streaming on Peacock.  While fans have been adjusting and wrapping their heads around the change, the stories of the characters you love to love, or love to hate, are continuing to play out in Salem.

This week, after months of a whodunit and who is to blame for the death of Chad’s wife, Abigail DiMera, DAYS fans finally learned that the actual killer was none other than Clyde Weston (James Read).  Meanwhile, Kayla has taken ill along with Marlena (Deidre Hall) and Kate (Lauren Koslow), all a part of Orpheus’ (George DelHoyo) longstanding feud with the women and the men in their lives.

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Now on You Tube’s Michael Fairman Channel, DAYS stars: Billy Flynn (Chad), Greg Rikaart (Leo) and Mary Beth Evans (Kayla) discuss their latest storylines, plus their thoughts on the soaps move on Peacock and its future.

As viewers witnessed on recent episodes, Chad figured out that it was Clyde who murdered Abigail, and went after him with a gun. Chad decided he wanted to hear the entire sordid story of how Clyde killed her.  This led to the showdown scenes at Abigail’s gravesite which included a visit by EJ (Dan Feuerriegel), who saved his brother from Clyde. During this interview, Billy weighs-in on taping the climatic scenes, what it was like to blame multiple characters for months for Abigail’s death, plus what the future holds in store for Chad as he moves on with his life post-Chabby.

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Greg Rikaart shares his thoughts on if he ever thought Leo would turn out to be Abigail’s murderer since Leo had a revenge plot against those who wronged him. Rikaart also weighs-in on the story where Leo had a relationship with Craig Wesley, his enduring on-screen relationship with Emily O’Brien (Gwen, ex-Jana, Y&R) , plus working with Billy in the limited-series Days of our Lives: Beyond Salem, where Chad goes in drag as “Belinda Chinashop” and more.

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Mary Beth talks on Kayla’s latest plight; that  being kidnapped by Orpheus along with Marlena and Kate, the good doctor has become very sick while trying to maintain order at University Hospital.  Evans also shares her thoughts on the arrival of Abigail Klein as her on-screen daughter Stephanie, the departure of Marci Miller as Abigail, and more.

Check out our full interview with Billy, Greg and Mary Beth below, and make sure to ‘subscribe’ to the Michael Fairman Channel for more celebrity interviews, music videos, game shows and special event coverage.

Now let us know, what did you think of Clyde being revealed as Abigail’s true killer? What did you think of the confrontation scenes between Billy Flynn and James Read? What has been your favorite Leo moment since Greg came to DAYS?  Will Kayla figure out what Orpheus has done to her and others? Finally, are you enjoying DAYS on Peacock after its first few weeks of the series exclusively streaming? Share your thoughts in the comment section,

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GH’s Brook Kerr and Tabyana Ali Talk On: Trina’s Trial, Spencer and Rory, And Their On-Screen Mother/Daughter Relationship

Currently, General Hospital fans are awaiting the verdict in Trina’s trial and just what lengths her mother will go to in order to secure her freedom! With the story playing out on-air, Michael Farman chatted in a new virtual interview with the two women central to the story; Brook Kerr (Portia) and Tabyana Ali (Trina).

As viewers know, Trina was set-up by Esme Prince (Avery Pohl), to make it appear that she taped her best friends, Cameron (William Lipton) and Josslyn (Eden McCoy) having sex, and then posted the video from her phone, so it went viral.

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During the conversation for You Tube’s Michael Fairman Channel, Tabyana and Brook weigh-in on what’s gone down at the trial including; how Spencer Cassadine came forward with an alibi for Trina, plus how Portia may put her medical career at risk if she brings Esme’s partner in crime, Oz, out of his coma to get the evidence they need to point the finger on Esme.

 

In addition, Tabyana and Brook share their thoughts on the men in Trina’s life: Spencer Cassadine (Nicholas Alexander Chavez) and Rory Cabrera (Michael Blake Kruse), and how the #Sprina has a life of its own on social media.

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Brook also shares dishes on Portia’s romantic relationship with Curtis (Donnell Turner), plus the recent noteworthy scenes between Portia and Stella (Vernee Watson), where GH shed light on a mother’s concern; that racial injustice could factor in to the jury’s decision in Trina’s case.

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Tabyana also discusses working alongside GH co-stars, Maura West (Ava) and Carolyn Hennesy (Diane), and what it was like taking over the role of Trina from popular fan favorite, Sydney Mikayla.

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Check out the full chat with Brook and Tabyana below.

Do you want Trina to end up with Spencer or Rory? (You can also cast your vote in our poll below!) Will the jury exonerate Trina? What was your favorite part of the conversation with Brook and Tabyana? Let us know in the comment section.   

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