Young and the Restless new episodes are still on hold, and that leaves Victor Newman‘s portrayer Eric Braeden at loose ends. Not only that, but he’s at split ends too with a wild new quarantine hairdo that has fans laughing. Read to see what’s up with Eric Braeden and when we’ll next see Victor Newman on-screen — and his wacky COVID hair.
Young and the Restless Resumes Shooting Soon – Will Eric Braeden be MIA?
Hollywood unions are hard at work, hammering out a plan to get productions back to work. That includes soaps like Y&R. However, the latest word is those actors and crew in high-risk categories could be the last to return. That may include Eric Braeden, simply based on his age.
With those age 65 and older at higher risk, Young and the Restless may hold off on bringing back Eric Braeden as Victor Newman. And also, Melody Thomas Scott as Nikki Newman – and Peter Bergman as Jack Abbott. They’re among the oldest actors on the CBS sudser.
Of course, we’re waiting on what’s next with Dina Mergeron’s health, but in her 80s, Marla Adams is the oldest of the cast. So, there’s the big question – when Young and the Restless starts filming new episodes, will Victor Newman be in the mix right away? Or will Eric Braeden be on hold?
Victor Newman’s Alter Ego Stays in Touch During COVID Lockdown
Above are two social posts from Eric Braeden, one before Young and the Restless went dark and the other after hiatus. On the right, the Victor Newman actor pays tribute to Lee Phillip Bell, after her passing in late February. Then, on the left, Eric joked about ex-Adam actor Justin Hartley.
The Young and the Restless talent showed off an expensive bottle of tequila that Justin sent to honor Eric Braeden’s 40 years as Victor Newman. He joked it was to make up for what that Adam Newman did to Victor. Also, Braeden’s shared updates on his grandkids and quarantine life.
But it’s the latest social post from the Young and the Restless actor that really got people talking. Usually, on the CBS soap, Victor looks handsome and tidy in a suit or upscale casual clothes. But in this latest photo (see below), Eric Braeden’s rocking some crazy hair – it’s very un-Victor.
Crazy Quarantine Hair – Would Young and the Restless’s Victor Approve?
Y&R viewers are accustomed to seeing Eric looking quite dapper as Victor Newman. Even when Victor’s sweaty and boxing out in the stables, he still looks put together. But, it seems like quarantine got the best of Eric Braeden – as it has all of us. You can see his new look is out of control.
When the actor posted this on his social, he captioned it “COVID 19 hair!!” While this shaggy uncombed mess wouldn’t pass muster on Young and the Restless, it’s typical for quarantine. Victor’s alter-ego is also sporting way more stubble than we see on-screen.
Now, CBS daytime’s drafting plans to resume Young and the Restless filming. Sister soap B&B hopes to resume filming in June – and Y&R might follow. Hopefully, we’ll see Eric Braeden trimmed, combed, and looking sharp as Victor Newman again soon. Fingers crossed.
Look for your Young and the Restless updates from Soap Dirt on when the soap gets back to work.