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The Real Reason Eric Braeden Stays As Victor Newman



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Young and the Restless star Eric Braeden reveals the real reason he has stayed on as Victor Newman all these years. His current storyline on the soap has been faking mental disabilities to figure out what his children are up to. This brought up him talking about the scene that made him committed to being Victor so many years ago. Keep reading to find out more.

Eric Braeden shares deep reason he stays on as Victor Newman

During a recent interview, Eric Braeden revealed that there was time way back in the beginning of his career as Victor Newman that he didn’t want to play a bad guy.

He said, “I asked Bill Bell who invented the show, brilliant man, I said Bill, I’m sick and tired of playing bad guys. I played bad guys on Gun Smoke, right here on this lot as a matter of fact, on Rat Patrol, F.B.I., Hawaii Five-0. And I was empty, I couldn’t play bad guys anymore. I said it’s too dehumanizing.”

Eric Braeden Young and the Restless

Eric Braeden Young and the Restless

Eric went on to say, “I said, can we imbue this character with a background that explains why he is as bad as he is…he wrote the storyline… Then when I did that scene with Dorothy McGuire, she played my mother who I had not seen in over 30 years. She had left me at an orphanage at the age of seven. She was destitute, no money. That rang a bell with a lot of people in the audience and with me. And once I did that scene, I said, ‘I’m going to stay.’ I had no idea how I was going to do it.”

The Talk shared a clip showing his conversation with his mother. In the clip he said, “You are my mother… I’ve been waiting for you for years, and you never looked back!”

He has a warning for fans as well

Eric Braeden has a warning for fans as well. He thinks all men should be proactive in getting tested for bladder cancer. Fans know he has overcome his battle with bladder cancer. However, he still has to get checked every few months.

He has shared symptoms he had and also encouraged men to not be afraid to go get checked out. Eric said catching it early is best so you can fight it and win.

Eric continues to work and to also maintain good physical fitness. He has said he has no desire to retire anytime soon. He loves the job and the cast he works with.

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