The Young and The Restless: Eric Braeden Leaving? (UPDATED!)
Good news fans, Soap Opera Digest is reporting that Eric was able to work out a new deal with Sony and will not be leaving the show! Eric’s rep. confirmed the news by saying, “Eric has agreed to return to Y&R.”
Previously Reported on October 17:
Unable to come to an agreement with the show, during contract negotiations, Eric will in fact be leaving The Young and the Restless and told Entrainment Weekly, “We reached an impasse in the negotiations. I have shown flexibility, they have shown none. It is over. I pulled the plug. That’s it. No more. If I show good will, I expect it to be reciprocated. If there is a rigid attitude on the other side, what is there to to negotiate? That’s a sign of utter disrespect. I will not negotiate with people who remain aloof and arrogant about the whole thing. Not after 30 years, I won’t do that. I’m saying this with a great amount of sadness because I’ve had nothing but respect for my fellow cast members, I have deep respect for the crew who has done an extraordinary job year in and year out, and I have enormous respect for (head writer) Maria Bell.”
Previously Reported on September 28:
After reports have been sweeping the internet, fans of The Young and the Restless have been wondering if Genoa City is about to lose one of its veteran actors Eric Braeden (Victor Newman), so Soap Opera Fan Blog, through our sister site Soaps.com, contacted Eric’s representative who confirmed the reports are true – that Eric is considering leaving the show!
“Eric is in talks with Y&R and may or may not be back,” Eric’s rep conveyed.
Soap Opera Fan Blog will keep our readers posted, and we hope the actor and show can come to an agreement, as Genoa City would not be the same without Victor Newman.
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