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Y&R Actors Speak Out on Eric Braeden's exit!

Posted by timeaftertime on October 13, 2009 at 3:49 PM


Word from the World Magic Awards show where several actors from The Young and The Restless attended the chatter was up about Eric Braeden's from Y&R.  Micheal Fairman caught up with the actors on red carpet and here is what they had to say about the situation.    


Kristoff Saint John:


"I think that no comment is the best policy to take when other actors are going through contract talks. I don't believe Eric Braeden will leave the canvas as the character of Victor Newman, but if he does, it would be sad to see him go at such a critical time in the show's history. We have a guaranteed two years left on network television. I think in order to survive and to get another contract and licensing agreement out of CBS, the wise decision would be to get him back. Is it the wisest decision for Eric to accept the terms of the contract? I don't know, and I cannot commenton that. It would be a huge loss to the show and the audience worldwide."


Daniel Goddard:


"I don't have an opinion on what is going on with it, but I am certain whoever is reading the contracts knows what they are doing, and so I don't think they would do something that would be morally or ethically wrong."


Sharon Case:


"It is tough for the actors and the shows, too. Because of the economy and how all the shows are doing on television, the shows are having to make a lot of budget cuts, and they need to figure out where to make those cuts, and where not to.That is what is important. I think cuts need to be made, but I think where and how the cuts should be made is important to the show, but also keeps the people on the show that the fans want to see."


Adrienne Frantz:


"They are cutting contracts all around. I mean everybody has to bite the bullet. It's not like anyone gets special treatment. If you don't want to play fair with everyone, then don't play. If you want to step out?. everybody is dealing with the same stuff. So if anybody thinks they are better than anyone else, then they should leave if they want to. It's a cast. We are all working together. We are all working our hardest to make it go, and if you don't want to work with everyone than you are not helping."

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14 Comments

Reply sweetann402@yahoo.com
2:33 PM on October 19, 2009 
It is amazing how you all think moore and rowell took all of these veiwwers from the show. If they did the show would of bent over backwards to get rowell back. Moore left the show for another show which flopped and before he could even utter the words can I come back, criminal minds got him. Victoria rowell shot herself in the foot with her big mouth and that book and not sutting up. you think that show is going to bring her back after all the crap she has been spewing? heck no. the diva assumed she was more important than the show it's self and shew as not. if she had taken so many people, they would of done anything to keep her and the fact is her bog mouth cost her her job.it just was not lml who was fed up with her... it was just about everyone on that set. the racism card is being over played when fans refuse to acknowledge one factor, she has done nothing but bad mouth the show since her leaving and no way are they going to take her back. you all can claim racism to your hearts content, the real reason she is not coming back is her mouth.
Reply mema19921@comcast.net
12:58 PM on October 19, 2009 
Stephanie says...
IF YOU WANT TO SIGN MY PETITION TO KEEP VICTOR ON THE SHOW, HERE'S THE LINK TO MY PETITION PAGE BELOW!!
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Reply Gene
9:55 AM on October 15, 2009 
Adrienne, you don't know how business works because EB is Y&R and if he leaves, he will take viewers with him like Shemar Moore and Victoria Rowell took with them when they left. So he leaving is a big deal and leaves a big hole on the canvas that I don't think that no one can fill. The show is so dark and depressing the ratings is in the toilet and more and more viewers are not happy with the state of the show. They will quit watching and it won't be a show to watch if the current crap keeps on going.
Reply karen
12:15 AM on October 15, 2009 
Stephanie says...
IF YOU WANT TO SIGN MY PETITION TO KEEP VICTOR ON THE SHOW, HERE'S THE LINK TO MY PETITION PAGE BELOW!!
http://www.ipetitions.com/petition/youngandrestlessfansstageboyco

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got it!
Reply Stephanie
11:26 PM on October 14, 2009 
IF YOU WANT TO SIGN MY PETITION TO KEEP VICTOR ON THE SHOW, HERE'S THE LINK TO MY PETITION PAGE BELOW!!
http://www.ipetitions.com/petition/youngandrestlessfansstageboyco
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Reply timeaftertime
6:05 PM on October 14, 2009 
Stephanie says...
First of all i thing that who ever posted these comments and say that they are from the actual actor's is full of s---!! as for Adrienne Frantz's statement, you wasn't even a twinkle in you daddy's eye when Victor came on the show, so you are not and never will be able to be an equal to him!! he is better that everyone on the show! If it wasn't for Victor being on the show, Y&R would have been off the air long time ago with the tired, boring s/l and the same ole warmed over bs that we as viewers had to endure for 30 years! Y&R need to hire writers to write about the realities of real life drama that the rest of us live with, and stop trying to gear the show towards young hip viewers! these kids are not interested in the dam chipmunk storyline nor dor we as viewers like the way that the writers throw caution to the wind and feed us the boring Asley, Adum baby storyline, also please take Abby's non-acting ass of period!! You are making a huge mistake if you take Victor off!! At least, are you going to let Victor stick around to whoop adam's ass for all that he's done, or is he going to come back form the grave like so many of your other actors and get him as a ghost?? i am sick of Y&R and will dicontinue to watch if Victor or Nikki leaves the show along with a whole lot of people that is ready to pull the plug on both Y&R and B&B!!! I believe that's what you want any way!! So take it off already so we can put something more meaningful in its place!!!!


Micheal Fairman is a respected soap Journalist and he got the quotes right. They record these conversations and then transcribe them. On the other hand I feel your pain about EB and the state of Y&R.
Reply Stephanie
3:51 PM on October 14, 2009 
First of all i thing that who ever posted these comments and say that they are from the actual actor's is full of s---!! as for Adrienne Frantz's statement, you wasn't even a twinkle in you daddy's eye when Victor came on the show, so you are not and never will be able to be an equal to him!! he is better that everyone on the show! If it wasn't for Victor being on the show, Y&R would have been off the air long time ago with the tired, boring s/l and the same ole warmed over bs that we as viewers had to endure for 30 years! Y&R need to hire writers to write about the realities of real life drama that the rest of us live with, and stop trying to gear the show towards young hip viewers! these kids are not interested in the dam chipmunk storyline nor dor we as viewers like the way that the writers throw caution to the wind and feed us the boring Asley, Adum baby storyline, also please take Abby's non-acting ass of period!! You are making a huge mistake if you take Victor off!! At least, are you going to let Victor stick around to whoop adam's ass for all that he's done, or is he going to come back form the grave like so many of your other actors and get him as a ghost?? i am sick of Y&R and will dicontinue to watch if Victor or Nikki leaves the show along with a whole lot of people that is ready to pull the plug on both Y&R and B&B!!! I believe that's what you want any way!! So take it off already so we can put something more meaningful in its place!!!!
Reply Adrienne
11:46 AM on October 14, 2009 
Adrienne Frantz, you are as stupid as your character. Nobody would be watching your character if Eric didn't make Y&R what it is today. You need to show some respect for all these actors who came WAY before you. The amount of air time you get makes no sense and most viewers would rather see you disappear. You character is the most confusing and annoying since the days of bad Phyllis except the writing was much better with bad Phyllis. You character Amber only survives because of the millions of fans who watch for the real characters. Get a clue!
Reply Alice
11:16 AM on October 14, 2009 
The comments made by Daniel Goddard and Adrienne Frantz, especially Adrienne, really ticked me off. If money is an issue, in keeping Eric Braeden, and. Melody Thomas Scott, then let those two go and give the money to the key characters that deserve it. They have demonstrated their loyalty to the show, The other two have not.
Reply Alice Sanders
11:09 AM on October 14, 2009 
Money is definitely not everything, but how you treat your key actors (ie. Eric Braeden), and actresses (ie, Melody Thomas Scott), is definitely everything. The Producers and anyone else reponsible for a key characters sudden decision to leave the show in which they have been a part of for many, many years, because of disrespect, and/or not honoring their contract, should be ashame of themselves.
Reply Lisa
8:05 AM on October 14, 2009 
I think these two are fed up with the bs cbs is dishing and with tehir contracts nearing are saying what they want by cbs.besides, how do we know these comments were not taken out of context?
Reply memaeof7
2:32 AM on October 14, 2009 
there are a few cheracters on y/r adrienne frantz being one that wouldn't be missed at all but eric braeden is in a class reserved for a small group he is irreplacable!!!!!!! also clemintine fford is a worthless actress too the cuts should be made but not EB IN MY OPIN
Reply C
12:59 AM on October 14, 2009 
I agree with you Sue! D. Goddard & A. Frantz have some pretty big egos for sub par performers... they could learn a lot from Mr. Braeden. Dump them and pay Eric in full!
Reply Sue
11:47 PM on October 13, 2009 
Hi think that the comments made by Adrienne Frantz and Daniel Goddard are not too smart. Eric Braeden has talent and many fans, and these two people have neither. He deserves to make more money, because he has TALENT. Let's fire these sub-par actors, so we can afford to keep the quality actors.