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Michael Muhney: Y&R is " On the Cusp of Change"
Topic Started: Oct 16 2012, 06:34 AM (3,583 Views)
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Michael Muhney, the rising star of the CBS daytime soap The Young And The Restless, is coming to B.C. to ask fans how he and the show are doing.

Six weeks ago, the long-running serial drama replaced its writing team, and the results show up in new episodes that started airing this week.

"We're on the cusp of change and growth and some maturity on the show," Muhney said Monday from his Los Angeles home.

The actor will be at the West Coast Women's Show to talk to an audience of fans at 1 p.m. Saturday, and he says he's interested in hearing their reactions.

Producers fired and replaced the show's writing team over concerns that some plot lines had gotten too out of control. Muhney says this event is special, coming just as the new writing team launches its work on the soap.

"It's great timing to ask people, well, you've seen a full week of the new writers, can you tell the difference? It'll be nice to head back to CBS after the weekend, go back to my bosses and say this is what people out there are thinking."

The 37-year-old actor, who plays scheming prodigal son Adam Newman, says the show's heavy shooting schedule means he only manages to get out to meet fans a couple of times a year. The show films six episodes over four days every week, and off-screen Muhney is busy with a young family.

"I don't have much spare time to catch a plane and go somewhere," he says. "It's something I look forward to because it's exciting for me to interact with the fans and field their questions and comments face to face. It helps inform me, going forward, when I know what the fans are responding to and what they're excited about."

The Young And The Restless first aired in 1973 and has been a daytime staple ever since. Muhney joined the cast three and a half years ago, and since then his character has taken a woman's baby from her, letting her think the baby had died. That didn't keep Adam and Sharon (actress Sharon Case), the deceived woman, from later having an affair, and then things got even weirder when Sharon married Adam's father Victor (actor Eric Braeden).

"It saddens me that when you summarize the storyline, the show and some of its recent past sounds like cartoonish passions," Muhney says. "I don't think half of those stories needed to happen. I wouldn't have gone that far in the writing with the baby issue. The Victor and Sharon marriage was almost like an inside joke."

The arrival of the new writers puts the weird plot turns in the past, Muh-ney says.

"A lot of the characters on the show are going to have to get a get-out-of-jail-free card, in terms of what happened in the last few years," Muhney says. "For these characters to have long-term strength and respectability, the audience is going to have to look at them like 85 per cent of what happened in the last few years was a bad dream."

As well, Muhney's Adam is moving to the centre of the show's stories as the writers focus on the show's younger characters.

"As a proverbial torch is passed on, as in any kind of storytelling or dynasty ... I think you're going to see a more mature voice coming out of the characters' mouths, including Adam, a kind of Adam that most people can get on the side of and cheer for," Muhney says.

The actor says he never saw Adam as a one-sided villain. "He tends to be a little closed off, but then again, if I were treated the way he was treated by an entire town, I might just close myself off too and not be Mr. Sociable.

"Adam is not the bad guy. Adam is far too complex and far too grey to be defined. Sometimes Adam is the antagonist, sometimes he's a misunderstood protagonist. There are too many grey areas to put him in a box."

Meanwhile on the personal front, Muhney and his wife are expecting their third child any day now, "hopefully not the one day that I'm in Vancouver."

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Edited by Daytime, Oct 16 2012, 06:35 AM.
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Only1Way
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Ehhhhhhhhhhhhh
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Daytime
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This dude is so full of himself... He really thinks he is the bread and butter of Y&R.
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queenmoe06
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:offs: I swear...This son of a bitch LOVES to hear himself talk!! :whack: #shutthefuckupMM
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Someone needs to tell this douche to STFU. I'm sorry, but he's a nobody and needs to sit down and stick to pandering on twitter.
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love4today


I love it. And when you do an interview with an actor of course its going to be about them. Do you really think it wouldn't be. Would you expect him to talk none stop about Eric or any other actor or actress. He said what he had to say. Truth is they are moving more towards him because he does do these things. Your saying what you want to why can't he, because its not to your liking don't click on a topic if you already know your going to bash. Your not giving any corrective criticism only bashing.
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I'll bash the douche if I want to bash the douche. Perhaps its the fact he is talking like he is the EP that makes me ill. Or the fact he was kissing Maria's tush and suddenly sings a different tune when she gets canned and automatically starts brown nosing JPf. Or how he throws his coworkers under the bus or tries to control message boards. or maybe it is the fact he is Branco's b*tch and a combination of all the above.

We really need to try and get MM on this board, lol. It would be a rude awakening for him.
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LPS
Oct 16 2012, 09:31 AM
I'll bash the douche if I want to bash the douche. Perhaps its the fact he is talking like he is the EP that makes me ill. Or the fact he was kissing Maria's tush and suddenly sings a different tune when she gets canned and automatically starts brown nosing JPf. Or how he throws his coworkers under the bus or tries to control message boards. or maybe it is the fact he is Branco's b*tch and a combination of all the above.

We really need to try and get MM on this board, lol. It would be a rude awakening for him.
what do you want to do, give the guy a stroke? lol
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This is why I like DR, we can call em as we see them. MM's a douche, Nick's a dick, Sharon's a ho, Phyllis is a slut, on and on we go cuz we can!
MM has diarrhea of the mouth. It's always about him. He keeps it up he's going to mouth his way out of a job or stuck on a back burner to simmer a while.
MM's a dufus.
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I'm just happy that we're getting some inside scoops about the future of Y&R, even if its coming from MM lol. I'm not an Adam fan or MM fan at all but you can tell hes a smart guy, but his ego is annoying as hell. For ANYONE to describe a baby snatcher/baby killer as 'grey' and 'misunderstood' is laughable.. perhaps all those child molesters and pedofiles that are locked up are just misunderstood too? Please.. I might enjoy Adam if they were to address that he has some major mental issues, kind of like how they brought up Kevin's story back years ago about him being abused by his father.
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love4today
Oct 16 2012, 09:13 AM
I love it. And when you do an interview with an actor of course its going to be about them. Do you really think it wouldn't be. Would you expect him to talk none stop about Eric or any other actor or actress. He said what he had to say. Truth is they are moving more towards him because he does do these things. Your saying what you want to why can't he, because its not to your liking don't click on a topic if you already know your going to bash. Your not giving any corrective criticism only bashing.
Um. Same can be said to you about reading the COMMENTS! :moon: :flipoff: If you don't like OUR Opinions, either IGNORE or skip...Last I looked EVERYONE is entitled to their OWN opinions!
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That interview was not as bad as some of his tweets. But I have to disagree with what he says. I don't think ppl can FORGET what happened in the last 3+yrs. Its not like it was 3 months. And if they put him back with Sharon, the only cheers he'll hear are the crickets. :lol:
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bygnedys


For heaven's sake, don't let MM take control of this board too!!!!!!!!!
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bygnedys
Oct 16 2012, 12:24 PM
For heaven's sake, don't let MM take control of this board too!!!!!!!!!
That will never happen. Too many of us here can't stand the ass.
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Bremol
Oct 16 2012, 12:29 PM
bygnedys
Oct 16 2012, 12:24 PM
For heaven's sake, don't let MM take control of this board too!!!!!!!!!
That will never happen. Too many of us here can't stand the ass.
also, I think the admins here care more about soaps as a whole then getting a little attention from the actors. Its much more fun to rant about your thoughts and let it all out then to kiss some actors ass with an oversized ego
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bygnedys
Oct 16 2012, 12:24 PM
For heaven's sake, don't let MM take control of this board too!!!!!!!!!
Oh I don't think THAT would EVER happen, he'd run out of here with his tail between his legs, we'd all get pneumonia from the draft! :shithitfan:
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I don't see a big deal with what he's talking about, he's excited about the changes, why is that a problem. For somebody you don't like people surely pay enough attention to him. :ermm:
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One question: why go to all the way to Vancouver? Don't the fans here in the good ol' U.S.A. merit a visit?:jedi:
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It's not paying attention to him, he is everywhere... Controlling boards and shit. If he would not get upset eveytime someone says something bad about him, or running his mouth like a b**t, maybe i would like him a little. A real actor wouldn't waste his time like he does.He should focus on whats important, acting... Which i think he is not really good at... He overdoes it and it shows.... Maybe it's just me....when he started the show, actually i thought he was ok but now he is really not doing it for me....
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