‘Young and the Restless’ Spoilers: Eric Braeden Ready to Play Victor Again – Despite COVID Risk

Young and the Restless spoilers reveal Eric Braeden‘s ready to get back to work as Victor Newman, despite knowing the risks. We’ve revealed that the CBS soaps are hoping to return to shooting as early as June, from one of our set sources. And here’s what The Mustache actor had to say about his comeback.

Young and the Restless Spoilers: Eric Braeden Wants to Get Back to Work

Y&R could be the second soap back to filming in a few weeks. Already, a Bold and the Beautiful source leaked info about the plans to return – read about that here. And since both are CBS productions, they’ll likely be under similar limitations when they return to work.

Already, Eric Braeden said in a recent interview with SOD that he’s ready to return to Young and the Restless as Victor Newman, and he understands the risks. According to our behind-the-scenes source at CBS daytime, older actors such as Eric Braeden would be the last to return to work.

Similarly, over at B&B, John McCook might be sidelined as Eric Forrester. Nonetheless, it seems both actors are more than ready to get back to filming. Braeden told the magazine that he’d need to see “serious provisions” made for safety, and then he’s “willing to come back.”

Y&R Spoilers: Victor Newman Actor Ready to Take Risks

Other Young and the Restless spoilers for Victor Newman’s return have Eric Braeden acknowledging safety concerns. He said there’s no question, “I’m willing to risk it.” And the actor also said he expects they might have to sign a release not to sue if they get COVID-19 at work.

As of now, the powers that be in Hollywood are still debating how to get back to work safely. As for B&B, they’ve got a smaller cast, crew, and fewer sets. Meanwhile, Young and the Restless has many more actors and vastly more sets, so they’ll have to retool to get back to work.

In the end, even if Eric Braeden’s willing to take risks, it’s not up to him. Getting Victor Newman and others back on our TV screens will be all about the unions. There are unions for both cast, and also the crew. And both must agree on when it’s safe for Young and the Restless to return.

Can Young and the Restless Resume Without Victor?

If you remember when Mal Young was showrunner at Y&R, he sidelined Eric Braeden for months. The unpopular writer/director shook up the cast, added new characters, and benched legacy characters like Victor. So, of course, it can be done. But fans might not like it.

When they resume shooting Young and the Restless, it will be with limits. Look for younger actors (20s-40s) with no underlying health concerns. So, they could write a one-line explanation. They can say Victor Newman took Nikki Newman (Melody Thomas Scott) for a trip to Europe.

Then, they can write both Nikki and Victor back onto Young and the Restless later. That’ll be when the unions decide older actors can work. So it may be that Eric Braeden’s on the bench, even though he’s ready, for a while yet. Stay tuned here for more info on Y&R shooting new episodes and when they’ll return.

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