The Young And The Restless: 9 Behind The Scenes Secrets
As one of the most popular daytime dramas of all time, The Young and the Restless (Y&R) continues to wow fans. Over its (almost) 45 years on the air, Genoa City has buzzed with storylines that have kept audiences captivated and tuning in daily, but what about things that happen behind the scenes? Below are nine behind the scene secrets of this popular daytime soap opera.
9. First Take, Takes the Cake
As a show that airs daily, the talented actors and actresses that comprise the Y&R need to learn their lines and fast. They simply do not have the time to not get things right and two takes is not something that is done on regular basis. In an interview with ET, Jason Thompson, the actor who plays Billy Abbott, stated that most of what viewers see (about 95% of the scenes) are all captured during the first take.
8. The Moustache was Recurring
Eric Braeden entered the land of Genoa City in 1980 and has since dominated the show as the infamous Victor Newman. However, his character was originally thought of as a recurring character until he was introduced to Y&R fans. His contract was set for 26 weeks initially and was later extended when he became someone that audiences simply loved to hate.