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Y&R's Eric Braeden Chats On Sharon/Victor, 10,000 Episodes & Big Names Stepping Away From Daytime!

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The Young and the Restless Eric Braeden (Victor Newman) never a man to mince words spoke to On-Air On-Soaps recently at the Paley Center for Media’s celebration honoring the top rated CBS soaps’ 10,000 episode milestone.

We asked the Daytime Emmy winner about his thoughts on the Sharon and Victor pairing, what part of Victor’s life he has enjoyed playing the most over the time he has been with the series, plus what has seemingly gone wrong in daytime that has caused so many big names to step away from the genre of late and more.  Here is what Braeden had to say about it all in our “quickie” chat!

You just recently filmed the 10,000th episode of Y&R.  Would you say, it is compelling what you are doing in it? In other words, is Victor key to the milestone episode?

ERIC:  It is good what I am doing in it … you bet.  As far as if Victor is key to the episode, you will find out.  We had cupcakes though on set to honor the 10,000 episode! (Laughs)

What are your thoughts on how this recent storyline played out with all the women in Victor’s life?  In particular; Sharon (Sharon Case) and Nikki (Melody Thomas Scott) battling over Victor?  Several years ago, you had told me you would be interested in seeing a Victor/Sharon pairing.   But it hasn’t worked out or caught fire through the writing, or with the fans watching on-screen!

ERIC:  It didn’t work out the way it should’ve work out.  But it’s one of those things. You saw the b**s that went down on Twitter.  It was unforgiveable.  Enough said. You don’t do that to fellow colleagues.

Being one of the mainstays of the Y&R brand, and when you think of 10,000 episodes, are there shows that stick out in your mind? Or, ones that you enjoyed more than others?

ERIC:  I tell you, I just love doing it.  I really enjoy the storyline I am doing now.  It touches something very fundamental and harks back to early days when Bill Bell Sr. still wrote Y&R.  I am speaking in particular of what Victor discovered, and what he told Nikki, that he grew up in an orphanage and his mother visits for the first time, and he does not trust that it is her. There have been so many fantastic moments for sure.  But it is those real moments that are the ones that I love and remember.

What do you enjoy playing more: being the strong lover, the powerful businessman, or, revealing Victor’s emotional core?

ERIC:  To be honest with you, it’s the emotional core of Victor that is most interesting. The rest of it you phone in. That is definitely to me what is most interesting.

Being an iconic veteran in soaps, when you see what is going on in daytime and that so many mainstay performers are leaving their shows because of salary cuts and what is happening with the genre, many shows are beginning to look and feel almost unrecognizable.

ERIC:  And that is what we are not doing, and that is why Y&R is still where we are. The powers better recognize that. The attempt to ‘juvenile’ the shows is misfiring left and right. What they don’t realize is that there are three generations of viewers who have gotten used to certain people, from 8 to 80.  It is no different.  It is not contingent on how old they are, they understand.  And of course, they want to see the veterans.

There was a whole situation recently reported on the internet that you were leaving the show because of another round of contract negotiations that were not going well, and that is why you were not going to be on-air for awhile, or could potentially be exiting the series.  Is that indeed what was going on?

ERIC:  Some bastard started that rumor.  And that bastard knows who he is.  He has been starting a lot of bad rumors, and he better not show his face here again!

So soapers, what do you think of Braeden’s comments concerning the Sharon/Victor romance? The upcoming 10,000 episode?  And, his thoughts on how it is paramount that shows continue to utilize their veteran performers instead of an influx of young characters, that the audience may not care about? Weigh-in!

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kay/kay
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kay/kay

So is he mad at Sharon Case? Look I do not follow twitter for exactly those reasons they should not discuss storylines on Twitter express your anger in private. But I am sorry Mr. Braeden romancing two women half your age in one year was not good storytelling. And head butting a colleague is no way to treat someone either. Man the ego’s of these guys.

SZima
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SZima

I’d like to know what went down on Twitter too. I don’t tweet so I have no idea…

kelly
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kelly

I LOVE LOVE LOVE SHARON CASE!!! I think she has many great acting talents and she has shown she can do anything!!! Eric B get a life dude!

tas
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tas

So Eric is not leaving the show???? been watching for almost 30 years and was ready to call it quits if they wrote Victor off the show! Please! say its not true!

Joseph
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Joseph

Victor and Eric can leave the show for all I care. Im not happy with him these days his choices to push it with fans with Diane and Sharon were a huge mistake. He needs to cut back on the blue pills and do write by the show, the actresses who he had put through so much back lash, And do right by the fans!!! Victor and Nikki need to stop sleeping with everyone at there age they are supposed to be the rock the core the center who characters come to for advice like they do with Mrs C!… Read more »

tas
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tas

Maybe that will happen when ALL grown men stop sleeping with women half their age! Don’t think VIc & Nic are quite ready for the rocking chair just yet!

kelly
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kelly

I LOVE SHARON CASE!!!! Eric aka Victor is so old and yesterday’s news ! The guy needs to retire already!

tas
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tas

Really? Guess there are people out there that think sleeping w/ brothers and father-in-law and few others and being a lying psyco thief is cool. Everyone has a right to believe what they will, I believe she is where she belongs-in mental hospital!

Peaches
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Peaches

Victor is the core of the Y&R. They need to bring him back and run the company and stop playing this stupid role he’s playing now. He and Sharon should not have never hooked up. Whoever the writer is, should have some morals. You have teenagers on the set as well as looking at it. Why would you have a woman marry her father-n-law and and now her kids is his step father and grandfather. Trashy and disgusting!

kelly
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kelly

This Eric is old and a grouch he is just up set without his Maria Bell kissing his old ass he cant mount everything with a pulse anymore!!! Sharon Case should get a medal !!!

kay/kay
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kay/kay

Kelly I almost spit up my lunch on that one too funny! I will not start watching again until October 12th beating up guys half your age in a bar please!

Joseph
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Joseph

AMEN TO KELLY and Kay/kay LOl loved your comment also “)

Soap Vet Willy
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Soap Vet Willy

Ha ha ha I know who he is calling a Bastard!!!! LMAO He is just pissed NB got to info out! This guy Eric B is a piece of work! He has put Sharon Case through hell this year because he insisted on humping everything with a pulse! Give the girl a brake already! He got Diane character killed off! Maura West was pissed! This guy needs to retire!

Soap Vet Willy
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Soap Vet Willy

This poor dear Sharon! This guy is awful! This girl has taken so much crap from fans from what HE wanted! Im surprised he didn’t ask for a teenager to sleep with. Someone needs to take away this guys little blue pills! Quick! Give Sharon Case a brake!

kay/kay
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kay/kay

I see they put her in the nut house today I think MAB was headed towards leaving her there or killing her off she was not invited to the Paley Center and she has been on the show just a couple of months shy of Joshua Morrow. The deal with Maura West she was always too young for the part and MAB knew it and set up a stupid story. I just read the recaps I only pray they can turn this around.

Joseph
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Joseph

KAY/KAY I agree I think two things MAB was writing with Eric B. her own secrete fantasy with being desired from her farther in law THE GREAT BILL BELL SR. And Maria Bell has it in for Sharon Case. So glad Sony/CBS found a legal loopole to can her ass. Josh as new writer I think will be great again as he was before.

sims
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sims

Ya I think he is being so unfair to Sharon she is a fan favorite over him anyday

carl
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carl

Sharon didn’t do anything wrong. She only retweeted compliments she got and a conversation she was having with a cast member a former cast member someone from the news articles and two fans. She never said anything negative at all. It just was relayed wrong to Eric B. Sharon is such a great person in real life.

RUBY C.
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RUBY C.

THIS GUY IS SO WRONG!

Matt Disel
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Matt Disel

SHAME ON ERIC B. POOR SHARON CASE WAS STUCK WITH THIS CRAPPY STORY AND SHE STILL DID A FANTASTIC JOB!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Christine
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Christine

Man, I just love his brutal honesty. I bet I know which “bastard” he is referring to. This made me chuckle : “We had cupcakes though on set to honor the 10,000 episode! (Laughs).” It almost sounds like he thought it was juvenile, which is what it sounds like – a day in elementary school or something. His words make you believe what was said about Maria Arena Bell’s firing were true – that he was upset that she was fired. I don’t care for Victor and Sharon. I wonder if he thought it would be more like with Hope… Read more »

kay/kay
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kay/kay

Christine if you really want to see how stupid and cruel people are about characters go and read Soap Opera News.com daily recaps etc. I quit going to that site because it is beyond tasteless and ignorant. That is why I do not like Twitter do I really care what you had for lunch. LOL!

Christine
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Christine

Hi, kay/kay! If it is anything like Daytime Confidential, I’ll pass. I used to like that site until the moderators allowed all the swearing and flaming of other posters. I can’t say enough how much I LOVE Michael Fairman’s site. Aside from the rare case, I feel like I can have a mature conversation with fellow fans. 🙂 I think Twitter is a tad better than Facebook, but both are pretty bad. I have said many times I follow most of the Y&R and GH cast because I like learning about them as people, but it is a double-edge sword.… Read more »

Joseph
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Joseph

OH you want to see stupid!!! HELL go to the original Young and the restless site on Facebook with the red box. That monitor of that site should be fired. Over this past year I saw the sickest comments about Sharon and her as herself. MY GOODNESS everything from death threats to spreading it and thousands of gross vulgar comments. I have reported that site thousands of times but they still let it go on!!! I banned the site now. JUST DISGUSTING!!! I feel so bad for Sharon Case she is a great wonderful person soft spoken and full of… Read more »

cindy
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cindy

OMG try going to the Y&R site on Facebook! It is so sick all the hateful comments jealous haters say about poor Sharon! She is such a sport and a great actress to make it work this horrific writing MAB did. Way to go Sharon! We LOVE you! XO

Donna
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Donna

Twitter fan’s slamed Sharon. I mean really, really bad. I told her that all the fans didn’t feel that way and she just need to close the door on it. Don’t even look at it. She know’s in her heart that it’s not true. These people get into abother worldand start believing that is really happening. She’s only doing what they tell her to do. She has no say about the that MS MAB has just maybe ruin her career. So sda for her Sharon Case was crying I think.

kelly
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kelly

Eric B is talking about NB I cant stand this old Victor guy anymore!

kelly
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kelly

SHARON CASE NEEDS A MEDAL PUTTING UP WITH ALL SHE HAS HAD TO FROM HIM!!!

RUBY C.
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RUBY C.

SHARON CASE IS THE BEST ACTRESS EVER 🙂

Brandon
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Brandon

Way to go Nelson Branco! Piss off Victor Newman. Maybe he’ll do us all a favor and do you in! 🙂

SZima
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SZima

Was it really Nelson who started the rumor?

I used to enjoy reading him when he wrote free columns, and I thought he was this “great friend” of Eric’s, so I’m surprised he would start an “unfounded” rumor about him.

But maybe I’m ignorant?

NelsonFan
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NelsonFan

Is that a physical threat against Nelson? Maybe we should call the authorities. Not funny.

Christine
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Christine

Just hang on there, NelsonFan. Brandon said maybe “Victor Newman” should do him in, NOT Eric Braeden. Nelson is no great shakes. He is a trouble maker. I have read his tweets. He and his “rumors/spoilers,” whatever you call it. Kind of started the whole thing. Why can’t he act like a respectable and MATURE journalist like our beloved host, Michael Fairman? I also made the mistake of paying for his so-called insider information. He likes to throw things out there and hope they pan out. Then when something actually does pan out, he makes sure he tweets about how… Read more »

NelsonFan
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NelsonFan

I see what you’re saying. I believe Nelsn’s reporting because all the actors talk to him on Twitter — and he interviews a freakin’ Y&R actor every week. If he was that wrong, would they talk to him? He’s probably taking the heat for his sources, but not sure. Actually, my first thought was EB was addressing not N but his source. As for him being a troublemaker, I agree, but find it more fascinating that he never gets into trouble writing for Hello Magazine and whatever morning TV show he writes for. Maybe it’s just the soap world that… Read more »

Christine
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Christine

You seem like a nice person. You deserve a better screen name then the one you chose. 🙂 I first heard about Branco back in 2008, I think. He was still with TV Guide Canada and I liked his take. I was always a bit miffed that Canada would get the soap scoops when we are talking about US shows. Ha! Ha! Oh well. I found his style interesting. Then he lost his job or something and started his pay-per-view column. And I understand why he charges, but his “information” comes off as speculation a lot of the times, like… Read more »

sims
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sims

HEY I LOVE NELSON BRANCO MAN!!! DON”T BASH MY FRIEND

sims
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sims

ERIC B WAS TOTALLY ALL THE WAY WRONG!!!

cindy
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cindy

OOOH Not cool! Eric B is the ass! Although this Wolf Howling person is evil

Bonnie Lee
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Bonnie Lee

I agree wit Eric that many generations watch Y & R. In my family my granddaughter (9) watches with her Mother (39) and me (62). In fact we all met Eric Braeden in Toronto recently and he could not have been more gracious and thrilled that we were 3 generations of Y&R fans. I hope Y&R continues to tell great stories because my family and I will continue to watch!

Ginger
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Ginger

Wow, EB is as much of an egotistical bastard as his character is. What a loser. HE is what’s wrong with Y&R, eating every damn scene .

cindy
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cindy

So tired of Victor and Nikki

Michael (not Fairman)
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Michael (not Fairman)

“The rest of it you phone in.”

Uh, no. Or at least, not everybody does.

SZima
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SZima

That one comment tells me more about EB than anything else he said.

Danielle Johnson
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Danielle Johnson

I love how blunt he is and how he ALWAYS speaks his mind

boes
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boes

Well that’s just sad. It sounds like Eric Braeden can no longer distinguish between himself and the character he plays. And it could be even worse, if he’s trying to live out his own fantasies and fear of aging through the show. EB has been given, or bullied others into giving him, far too much power on this show. MAB obviously gave in to him, or what would be worse, actually saw the Victor character the same way EB seems to. He and his character are both at a stage in their live/existence that should have heralded changes in behavior… Read more »

SZima
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SZima

Victor is the Erica Kane of Y&R…he never grew up and matured.

Jolene Beth Morgan
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Jolene Beth Morgan

First of all, Mr. Braeden is a Great Actor, he has made Y&R #1 for over 20 years. Eric Braeden is giving his fans of over 30 years, exactly what they expect to see from him. He is still charming, handsome and always gives 110% of himself to his character. I believe that Mr. Braeden has his ‘Grip’ and he is not going to let go of it. As long as he is admired and respected by his fans and peers as well, ‘Victor Newman’ and Mr.Eric Braeden will both be around for a very long time.

boes
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boes

Well, he is NOT respected by all of his peers and there are plenty of people who are not fans, at least not anymore.
And it’s presumptuous to claim that Eric Braeden has made Y&R the number one show. That’s the sort of disrespect to the other members of the cast, some who have been on longer than him, that we’ve come to expect from the actor.
Massive ego, unfortunately, does not equal talent. And it’s hurting the show.

Donna
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Donna

Wow Eric Braedon, can you say “Sore Loser”? You thought viewers would enjoy Sharon being paired with the grandfather of her children? Someone she’s always had a fatherly relationship with? How repulsive.

Canada Gal
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Canada Gal

The key words are “balance” and “keeping it somewhat believable” and lately there is none of that.

Pauline Lee
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Pauline Lee

For me the Victor/Sharon coupling has been unpleasant right from the start. It’s not really incestuous but has an unpleasant feel to it in that he is the grandfather of Sharon’s children, and she has been married to his two sons. He appears as an older man who has to prove himself in more ways than one, not just almost every time with his illegal doings, never having to pay the consequences for his actions, absolutely non self-reflective but an older man who has to prove how manly he is. And that young women can still care for him physically.… Read more »

Brandy
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Brandy

I love Sharon and I think EB is being just like his character and I have no time for either abusive bullies. SC has been amazing to play the part she was given to have to pretend she wants to be wiht a man that has always been her father figure and for them to actually have her call Victors kids her step children is a joke. I give SC major props for being a class act and handling erslef very well on twitter and putting up with this stupid repulsive pairing. I am loving her now and having fun… Read more »

Christina Parker
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Christina Parker

He is absolutely right about the veteran actors. I am 39 years old and have watched Y&R for 25 years (confess, probably longer) and expect to see the veteran actors. They are Y&R. To me, it’s not Y&R without them. I was very disappointed when John Abbott, or for that matter Brad Carlton were killed off. I couldn’t believe the writers killed off beloved characters. With that said, There are some characters that have come on te canvas I really enjoy. Like Daniel Goddard and Jeff Branson as Cane and Ronan. You can have both and have a great show.… Read more »

Nikki
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Nikki

I love Eric Braeden and his work so much, but I would NOT wanna be on his bad side. LOL.

I wonder what this: “You saw the b**s that went down on Twitter. It was unforgiveable. Enough said. You don’t do that to fellow colleagues.”, was about. I don’t get on twitter much so I have no idea what happened, especially involving colleagues. Does anyone else know this situation?

Christine
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Christine

I would like to know that myself, Nikki. I admit I do follow the majority of the Y&R actors on Twitter, but I do not follow the timeline much. I usually respond to Marcy Rylan and Michael Muhney and Rebecca Herbst on GH when they ask a question. I prefer not to engage in other aspects because some people can be downright rude. On occasion I have caught some of the nasty things “fans” have said to Michelle Stafford and Rebecca Herbst because they are so daft that they cannot separate ACTOR from CHARACTER. I asked the same question as… Read more »

Brandy
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Brandy

SC has been 100% respectful and has not said a bad thing her fans have commented and she has been a class act and deserves the respect she has given. she is great with her fans and people defend her and rightfully so. for him to even bring this up shows he has no class. I used to respesct him and his character but no more/

Jen
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Jen

I LOVE Sharon. I think this Eric guy is so wrong and mean! I hope Sharon can finally be happy I loved her with Adam. I don’t like Chelsea ! She is sickening for many reasons! I loved Sharon and Nick even more though

Jared
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Jared

I don’t do any social networking like Facebook, my face, or twitter. I never quite understood the appeal. I do enjoy sharing my opinions on here on occasion. However, it just seems that a lot of arguments and misunderstandings emanate from statements posted on these websites? Just saying…….

Christine
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Christine

It is entirely possible, Jared. I was just on a forum looking for a song that was featured on B&B today. I could not believe the garbage and hate that was featured in just about every other thread. It was so juvenile. People need to get real because it is drama and not real life. Those that cannot separate character from actor really need their heads examined. I am SO glad that THIS forum exists where I can talk to mostly intelligent and respectful people. There is rarely any swearing or badgering. Oh every now and then you get someone… Read more »

Loyal soap Y&R fan
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Loyal soap Y&R fan

I can’t believe the nerve of this man Eric! Sharon has been a great sport ! She said it would never work and it didn’t! Sharon you go girl! 🙂

iWoman
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iWoman

He needs to get a grip.

aria
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aria

why does this guy aways comes across as a bully? and why is he such a big deal in daytime? i’ve seen him act and lets just say not the greatest, but whatever.

JONNYSBRO
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JONNYSBRO

Eric Braeden is the most egotisitical jerk I have seen plus sorry if I hear one more whining about his MAB getting fired. DUDE she thankfully got fired and shes gone. Get over yourself. He loved Shictor because he was pimping MAB’s vision was all. Sharon Case should not be attacked here. I saw SC let him have it. Honestly Eric has gotten away with all this stuff over the years. IMO JFP will not stand for this. If he wants to go to war with Jill, then he will find himself on the unemployment line. Its proven any enemy… Read more »

kay/kay
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kay/kay

Can anyone say Calling William Devane as a recast I love that actor and I could so see him in the part!!! He was so good on Knots Landing and he is such a gentleman off camera trust me on this .And all I have ever heard about Sharon Case is she mostly talks about her jewerly line I was told by a friend who follows her on Twitter that some fans were expressing their disgust about the story and she answered as repectfully as she could.

MBmomof3
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MBmomof3

I could see William Devane as Victor. Loved Knots Landing!

Normally I appreciate candor from actors because there is so much B.S. in this industry you don’t know what to believe, but EB really does come off as a pompous arse in most interviews I’ve read. I can’t imagine working with that ego. That said, I like his portrayal of Victor, but no one is irreplacable. Even The Moustache.

Jen
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Jen

I would love for Eric to semi retire. Nikki and Phyllis also They are done!

MP
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MP

Eric Braeden is likely a diva, but I do love that the older generation of actors will actually speak their mind. Its such a rarity these days.

Do we know the twitter bs is referring to Sharon Case and not Nelson Branco? NB did most of the campaigning against Shictor on twitter.

mo
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mo

Yeah, what Twitter BS? He does come across as a bully and very egotistical and ‘it’s my way or the highway’. Yikes. Have self-confidence and being strong is one thing, but this is not attractive. I liked Victor and Sabrina together, not so much Sharon and Vic. To me, it felt incestuous. Plus, they totally changed Sharon’s character and runined her. Suddenly she was channeling Phyllis and Nikki. It’s awful. I hope she goes to rehab and comes back her old self. Where’s Doris to knock some sense into her? Ooops, I’m talking too much about someone else on Eric’s… Read more »

Iakovos
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Iakovos

I do not embrace Victor Newman of late. What is there to like or to cheer? Even his misdeeds are motivated by greed. There is no joy for this viewer watching the emotional abuse and games he plays over and over. Y&R has lost its way. I hope JFP and company work with the actors and study the legacy characters and histories to find the highway again after several years off the beaten path. I would like to see some redemption opportunities come for Victor, Phyllis and others who seem to skate by with their misdeeds. I have tired of… Read more »

Christine
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Christine

I agree with you, Iakovos. I had really hoped that when they made the mistake of killing of Colleen and giving her heart to Victor that he would go through some sort of rebirth, but it was anything but. I would think if someone did something so gracious such as Tracy did that I would be eternally grateful, but the Victor character just went back to business as usual. Yeah. Something is off with the writing and character development that is for sure. I really hope the new team will get us back to the majority of better stories (it… Read more »

June
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June

I never saw Sharon case disrespect him i do however see him disrespecting her. Name calling is just absurd at his age. Get a grip or get packing your just not all that anymore . I even read Jeanie coopers book and in Eric’s contracts he demands that Victor always has to get the last word. He is so full of himself.

Loyal soap Y&R fan
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Loyal soap Y&R fan

I LOVE SHARON CASE!!! ONE OF THE BEST PPL I KNOW!

Christine
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Christine

Anyone who has a negative thought about Eric Braeden please do yourself a favor and go watch Michael’s other thread wherein he has the actors at the Paley Center. I think you may see him in a different light.

Kimi
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Kimi

Sorry but SC retweeted that Victor was old and gross…and said whose next John Abbot… That was totally unprofessional and EB had every right to be hurt and upset. I’m glad he did not let her get away with it.

kay/kay
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kay/kay

Did’nt Nelson Branco get into a lot of trouble with pitting Crystal Chappel and Kristian Alfonso against each other regarding twitter! I do not follow and are you sure she tweeted this this sounds like the work of NB. Just a word of advice actors stop tweeting about your characters or your show it leads to this hurt feelings and misunderstandings.

delta24
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delta24

I so agree with you Kay/Kay, i do not understand why actors have to try and let fans fight their battles for them, Stop talking about your work and bad mouthing co stars, or even returning nasty post. The problem with Twitter, is that it is only 145 characters and easily misinterpreted. Before you retweet something negative, think and maybe do the opposite. It looks like their are many sides in this story, not sure what EB said but it is a fact that Sharon has been retweeting some inflamatory tweets, and they are unkind to her co workers and… Read more »

kay/kay
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kay/kay

You know what threw me off about this was I thought Sharon Case and Eric Braeden were great friends that is one of the reasons I was perplexed. I do know now that when you get down in the gutter with the likes of Nelson branco you are going to have the s… rub off on you to. The only thing Eric Braeden had done that upset me a lot was the incident with Peter Bergman but Bill Bell handled that with class and I am sure their were two sides to that to .Next time I won’t read interviews.… Read more »

Love EB
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Love EB

I am sorry, but SC and MM have been obnoxious on twitter, while Sharon may not have outright said anything, her fans the ones she follows have been quite nasty and she has retweeted what ever they said. I beleive her page says lighten up and just enjoy what I tweet about costars. She started the whole disgust about being paired with Eric, going oh how do you think I feel about it, and eeek Shictor, and quite a bit, hit google and you will see her tweets. They were crude and insensitive. And yes she has been pumped by… Read more »

kay/kay
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kay/kay

I will take your word for it since I never follow twitter, I would make a suggestion to the powers that be tell your actors any twittering about storylines or fellow actors is off limits or you are gone. I know this is a free country but this twittering about fellow workers is not necessary. Like I have said before Bill Bell would not put up with this no one is the star of the show anybody can be replaced. Thanks for the information I to am dissapointed in SC.

Christine
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Christine

kay/kay, I think the problem is that so many people are just so immature and do not think before they type or they think they can say whatever they want without repercussions. There are quite a few examples: Ashton Kutcher over his Penn State comments; Neil Patrick Harris calling Eric Braeden a disgusting name (it really was none of NPH’s business what EB did or did not do); Michael Muhney referring to Tony Geary as “some old guy” for winning the Daytime Emmy; and then this latest. It’s sad really, but I am afraid that is the world we are… Read more »

Christine
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Christine

Wow, Love EB. Excellent summation of the situation. I wholeheartedly agree. I stopped following those two because I saw what she said and, even if she didn’t come right out and say those things, she alluded to the fact that she was disgusted without clarifying what she meant.

I like Marcy Rylan. Sweet girl. I read her timeline when I have a second because she talks about crafts and her little boys as it should be.

dede261
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dede261

Victor is old and gross. Victor is a character be that should have never slept with his daughter in law, the mother of his grandchildren. And now we know EB was pushing this story. I am sorry but that is sick. He needs to realize that he is not twenty but seventy years old. Act like the character has matured. He and Nikki act to childish

delta24
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delta24

I don’t think Eric is gross, I think by his character Victor’s actions sleeping with his ex daughter-in-law and mother of his grandchildren is wrong on so many levels, but should Sharon not share the same responsibility in this relationship. After all her character has slept with both his sons and she has married him twice. It was bad judgement to pair the characters at this stage in the show. Of course Victor is not a young man, or Nikki a young woman, and i agree it is past time their characters were the example and not the rule. I… Read more »

Donna
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Donna

SC did not throw anyone under the bus. No nastiness going on Twitter whatsoever other than Shictor on our screens. I like to see what the opinion would be if the actress being paired with with a much older grandfather figure was not Sharon Case, but one you are a fan of.

Cracker Jack
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Cracker Jack

I totally agree with EB about dissing fellow castmates. I do know that when the pairing of SC and EB was going to happen many were outraged and spoke up about it on twitter. I also know that SC’s comment at the time was “Imagine how I feel” which was totall inappropriate.

dg
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dg

That’s a great angle on the situation CJ. Twitter is going to be the absolute death of many star’s careers if they dont learn how to be discrete and keep business in the office so to speak. Many stars are behaving so immaturely and unprofessionally using twitter. I know it may be difficult for them, but they all need to learn to keep their internal squabbles private for the sake of the show. They all represent the show as a brand. And they need to learn to keep their backstage drama out of the public eye for the sake of… Read more »

Cracker Jack
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Cracker Jack

Never mind twitter…….I hear some soap stars actually post on soap opera forums under fictional names……….Sad state of affairs when they are so insecure as to pump up their character.

delta24
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delta24

Everyone and their uncle knew the pairing was not going to work, from what Eric said in his interview, it appears that he had spoken about the pairing in the past, and i recall years ago, hearing Sharon C was not opposed to it. Of course now it is totally different, years has passed and she is once again in a pairing that her fans have embraced, so I agree with her this relationship should never have been greenlight. What i don’t like is taking your work greviance outside the work place and getting the fans involved, it is tactless… Read more »

mpmajor
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mpmajor

Awwwe……..Eric Braden’s ego was hurt that a female actress did not just fall into his lap. What was wrong with just bringing in more young actresses for him (as Sabrina) to be with romantically? Sorry, but it is gross and ewwe, to have paired Sharon with the grandfather of her children. So, fans of her on twitter spoke up and voiced their displeasure of seeing their favorite paired with the grandfather of her kids, it is their right and voiced their feelings of how they don’t and will never like it. That is how why the actress responded that she… Read more »

Donna
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Donna

Exacty. The Victor/Sabrina pairing was gross and repulsive, just as the Victor/Sharon pairing is. So glad MAB is history. Hopefully Hogan Sheffer is next.

Michelle
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Michelle

I read Sharon Case tweets and I have never read anything where she attacked Eric Braden. She felt the pairing of Victor Newman and Sharon Newman would ruin her character. She is entitled to have an opinion.

dg
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dg

I agree. From what Ive read Sharon gave the YR execs alot of push back to let them know her displeasure with this story. But Eric pushed just as hard. And unfortunately Eric was a big pet of Maria Bell. So guess who they listened to in the end? SMH. ( Shaking my head).

Loyal soap Y&R fan
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Loyal soap Y&R fan

I agree this poor actress did not want this story line she knew it would be stupid but she was forced and she did fantastic and she took some beating for it and this old selfish guy has some balls man!

Tracy
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Tracy

I Loved this interview!! Eric is blunt and ALWAYS tells it like it is… I TOTALLY AGREE with what he said about keeping the Veterans on Shows… He’s absolutely right, and OMG I feel for ”The Bastard” as he said that started that Rumor…Eric/Victor sounds like he has something for him… Great Interview!!!!

dg
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dg

First off I love how Eric never minces words and he tells it like he’s sees it without giving a damn really how anyone feels about his opinions. He reminds me of someone I know ( that would be yours truly, lol) That being said I understand his desire to resist letting Victor be put out to pasture or become only a supporting player. Eric and his character are both too vital and powerful to be put in a rest home, lol. That being said the Victor/Sharon pairing is not the way to go to achieve the ends that Eric… Read more »

Doe
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Doe

Interesting interview, Michael. If EB was willing to state his his ambivalance to his story on certain levels, he is accountable and has to own it! He plays his role very well and fans may not like what he does, but he is an actor and goes with what is given him. He certainly doesn’t mince words. However, this too shall pass and we will continue to watch…..

Debbie
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Debbie

Personally I love that Sharon has been given a “ballsy” character to play, right or wrong as it may appear. Doesn’t the controversy keep us all watching? Hey, I personally am not looking to watch another version of The Donna Reed Show (sorry if I am dating myself on that one , many watchers may not know DR). If I may also add my two cents on Michael Muhney, whom I adore as Adam, I’m not loving this “happily ever after” storyline with Chelsea. Hope TPTB bring back Adam with the twisted tortured edge that he plays so well. Just… Read more »

LLATWTFan
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LLATWTFan

Julia was cheating on Victor. Who could blame her? I believe her boyfriend’s name was Ben. He was so hot! I think Victor built the prison/cage for him and locked him in there for quite some time first. Victor really got upset when he found out Julia was pregnant. Victor was sure it wasn’t his because of his vasectomy. Those things never work on soaps. I think he had a second failed vasectomy. I’ll never think he’s a nice guy.

rosalie mileo
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rosalie mileo

I was very happy to see Victor back. The show is boring without him. If I had to watch another basketball game I would scream.

Loyal soap Y&R fan
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Loyal soap Y&R fan

We love Sharon this women did such a great acting job in spite of all the bashing she got for this stupid story line! This man and the old writer tried to ruin this girls career! 18 years she has been rocking Sharon Collins Newman out of the ball bark! BRAVO SHARON CASE!!!!! EMMY GIRLFRIEND!!!

Lynda
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Lynda

I agree with u completely

liam williams
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liam williams

i dont get the fuss, sharon case is getting a storyline , something to show case her strenghts as an actress so what shes paired with victor, at least shes getting airtime before the victor pairing what was she doing ???

Jen
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Jen

I love Sharon everyday.

Lynda
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Lynda

I enjoy the veteran actors UNLESS the stories are the same they’ve done over & over and then it’s time for the new actors with new stories 1 Bold & Beautiful focus a lot on the young but at least us elders don’t know the way the story will end except that ridge & Brooke will get back together BORING. Nikki & Victor SNORE !!!

Donna
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Donna

enough already with Sharon and Victor. I quit watching this show long ago as it was
getting boring.

Jolene Beth Morgan
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Jolene Beth Morgan

What is so interesting and always so exciting about Mr. Braeden’s acting is that he acts with his whole body,his whole being, like Brando did. He does not just act, he loses himself completely in the scene, he reacts which is what a truly great actor does. He draws the viewer into his world, into that moment in time, and it is pure magic to watch. Eric Braeden is a genius at getting inside the character that he is portraying, he gives that character blood and guts and soul. And we who are watching are mesmerized, and for the most… Read more »

Jolene Beth Morgan
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Jolene Beth Morgan

In my opinion, the writing now on Y&R, since the new writers have taken over, is better than it has been since William Bell was doing the writing. Great writing now, and it is allowing the stars to truly shine and do outstanding acting. As far as Mr. Braeden is concerned, he is the core of the show, great actor, always does a believable and great job, one absolutely forgets that he is acting,he simply reacts to those around him. He enchants the viewer, only wish that he was in even more scenes; more scenes with Billy Miller and Sharon… Read more »

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Emme Rylan Addresses Reports Of Her Exit From General Hospital & Update On Plans With Family

Several hours ago, Emme Rylan (Lulu) of General Hospital took to her Instagram story to talk directly to her followers, friends and fans about her rumored exit on the ABC daytime drama series, and to share some changes in where she and her family will be living.

At that time, Emme updated everyone that since the landlord sold the house she has been living in with partner Don Money and their three children, that they had not found a suitable home for them to live, in Los Angeles, after their extensive search.  So for now they were going to put their things in storage and go on an extended road trip with the entire family in tow … in a car… under Covid-19 safety protocols with her kids still distance-learning, and that she would be documenting the trip on her Instagram account,

After she shared her original update, she later went back to her Instagram story to clarify her earlier statements after many fans were following up with her asking her even more questions.

 

Rylan shared:  “I am getting a lot of questions that I cannot answer …  people are kind of being confused that maybe I chose to take a vacation or take time-off,  so the only thing I can say is “no, I did not choose this.”  I can’t say anything else.  There you go.   That’s all I am allowed to say.   So, this trip is us taking an unexpected turn of events and turning it into something positive and fun for our family. ”

Earlier on her IG story, Emme addressed the reports of her exit from Port Charles explaining: “I am not in a position to be able to comment on the work stuff, so in terms of General Hospital, I am going to keep that topic quiet. All you need to know is that I love everyone there, we all love each other, I’m okay, and all of your messages of love are amazing … I love you guys so much — but I just can’t talk about it. ”

Then as to her plans with her family she shared: “We, meaning my family and I, have decided to do something completely insane. I have never done anything like this in my entire adult life. We are currently packing up our entire house and putting it in a pod and putting it in storage here in Los Angeles, and with only our suitcases, we are going to go on a Covid-safe, epic road trip.  I have been working every single day, Monday through Friday on a soap opera since 2004?  I have only been in New York and L.A, and I have never really explored life outside of this bubble.”

So, what do you think about what Emme shared with her fans and followers? Comment below.

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Tricia Cast Returns to The Young and the Restless

Looky who is coming back to Genoa City?  In news today, Daytime Emmy winner and longtime fan favorite, Tricia Cast (Nina) will be returning to Y&R in November.

Tricia will appear during the week of November 30th just in time to help the top-rated soap opera celebrate their 12,000 episode milestone.

EW.com broke that Cast was making a return, and it’s the first time she will appear on the series since back in 2013 when Nina came back to town for the memorial service of Katherine Chancellor (the late Jeanne Cooper).

In story this time, look for Nina to reunite with her longtime pal, Christine (Lauralee Bell) and for Nina to see for herself what’s been happening with her son, Chance (Danny Boaz).

The character of Nina Webster first appeared on the soap scene back in 1986.

Will you be excited to see Tricia again on-screen? Comment below.

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Genie Francis Returns to General Hospital During November Sweeps

General Hospital fans have been noticing the absence of icon Genie Francis in her role as Laura since the show returned to production amid Covid-19.

But fans will not have to wait much longer as Francis will be back on-screen during the key November sweeps ratings period and will be right in the middle of all the drama, in particular, surrounding Cyrus Renault (Jeff Kober).

According to Soap Opera Digest, and their sweeps preview in their latest issue (on newsstands now) GH co-head writers, Chris Van Etten and Dan O’Connor reveal that Laura will return to Port Charles and is not pleased with what has happened to the city while she has been away, and that she is, “determined to get answers to Cyrus’ past and she is determined to be the one to ultimately bring him down.”

 

There is no official word on Genie’s first airdate bsck, but stay tuned, as November is just around the corner.

Back on October 7th, Genie posted a photo of herself sharing: “Bye bye New England! So happy to have had a bit of fall!”  Thus, signaling she was headed back to the west coast to re-join GH.

So looking forward to seeing Genie back on GH?  How do you think Laura will try to bring down Cyrus? Comment below.

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