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34 March 8th, 2013 B&B’s John McCook On His Crossver To Y&R & Taylor & Eric’s Sexcapades!


The Bold and the Beautiful’s John McCook (Eric) will be seen on upcoming episodes of The Young and the Restless on March 18th and 19th, when Eric Forrester comes to Genoa City to help Nikki Newman (Melody Thomas Scott) with the perfect gown for her nuptials to Victor!  As this will be Nikki’s fourth wedding to Victor, Eric is hired by La Nikki N., to design the gown for the big day.  What is most interesting for long time Y&R fans celebrating the big 40th anniversary of the show all month long, is that McCook’s first soap role was that of Lance Prentiss on the number one soap!

TV Guide spoke to the soap veteran to get this thoughts on his trip to Y&R and Eric’s recent B&B hook-up with Taylor (Hunter Tylo)!  Here are a few excerpts below:

McCook on Eric helping design Nikki’s 12th wedding dress, and participating in the wedding sequences:   “It’s another Forrester classic! It’s not a dress for an 18-year-old girl. It’s a grownup dress for a grownup woman. Melody Thomas Scott looked beautiful. It had a nice train on it. (Laughs) That’s about all I know. It had a train! I was too busy sweating my ass off to notice anything else. They sat me next to a roaring fireplace during the ceremony. I’m, like, ‘What the f–k? Couldn’t you put somebody else by the fire…like somebody under 60?’ The actors from Y&R refused to sit there so they gave the chair to the poor guy from the other soap across the hall. I was sweating so bad people thought Eric was nervous about the dress. I said, ‘That’s not nerves. I’m roasting to death!’ But, otherwise, I had a great time. Eric has scenes with Lauren and Michael, Neil, and Victor and Nikki, of course. Eric Braeden (Victor) was in a very good mood that day. (Pause) Uh…I don’t mean to imply that’s unusual. (Laughs)

McCook on Eric sleeping with Taylor on B&B: “I  didn’t want Eric jumping into bed with just any available set of boobs, but he’s a horndog and he’s been alone for 12 weeks. That’s eons in soap time! Hey, he wasn’t getting any from Stephanie. He’s probably gone five years without sex. Her death freed him up to sniff around the neighborhood. Yeah, people are shocked, but we need this kind of tension and excitement on our show. Any publicity is good publicity, as long as I don’t have to look at it. I don’t go online because it scares the s–t out of me. I don’t want to hear all that negative stuff. I’m just happy to contribute to the show and be working in a storyline that impacts a lot of characters. I don’t need the rest of it.”

So soapers, what do you think of Eric coming to Genoa City to help Nikki? And Taylor and Eric as a couple? Weigh-in!

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  1. Christine says:

    Ha! Ha! So candid. I love it. :-)


    Jason replied



  2. Edna Barefoot says:

    Well Michael I don’t watch Y&R but I do B&B. I love Eric & Taylor. He has been faithful to his sick wife & loved her to the end. Now it’s time for some fun.


    Beti replied

    No, Eric was not faithful…….He had numerous affairs while married to Stephanie


    Christine replied

    Edna said “sick” wife. ;-)

  3. ethel says:

    he is hilarious – i can’t stop laughing……………lol


    Patrick replied

    it’s hysterical….

    He’s in a position… to rule the roost….

    slay about and have at “it”.


  4. Lew S says:

    Eric was always a dog and made Stephanie beg for his attention. Taylor and Eric deserve. each other.


  5. Mel K. says:

    OMG I love John McCook I had no IDEA he was that funny!


  6. Nancy (Save Thesoaps) says:

    I don’t like B&B, j(just marking time until AMC & OLTL are back!) but I like Eric and it is great that it is making Brooke go nuts! I think it will be fun to see him on Y&R!


  7. SZima says:

    At least he seems to have a sense of humor about the Taylor crap. I uses to like him on Y&R when he was Lance ;)


  8. jim says:

    I know they are both Bell creations but im just suprise someone didnt say he belongs on B&B where Erics family is and where he was Eric originated.


    jim replied

    Meant as a joke because of the way people say Todd, John, STarr belong on OLTL instead of GH, lol


  9. Mary SF says:

    Now that Jabot is getting into the fashion business I suspect there will be more crossovers in the future between the two shows. I do think it is in Eric’s character to want to sleep with Taylor- he is and always was as John put it – a horndog- but I was surprise Taylor when along with it– maybe she has been hanging around Brooke for far too long that now she is following in her footsteps by sleeping with every Forrester male in town, except her son of course.


    Joyce Mae replied

    She has already slept with the people Brooke has been with. She has even been with Rick. She doesn’t really have to wait for that.


    Mary SF replied

    That is what I meant- by sleeping with Eric Taylor has officially slept with every Forrester male, just like Brooke did. And the son I was referring to was Taylor’s son- Thomas- she can’t sleep with him for obvious reasons, but I thought if I didn’t mentioned that someone would call me on it since Thomas is a Forrester male. But thanks for giving me a chance to clear that up because I did word it in a way it makes it sound like I was talking about Rick.

    Joseph replied

    not everyone taylor didnt sleep with deacon

  10. Scott (ATWT Fan) says:

    I am loving that he is crossing over to Y&R for a short period of time. I have always kind of wanted Eric and Nikki to connect. But that’ll never happen.

    As for the Eric/Taylor storyline, I am absolutely disgusted and disrespected by it. It’s completely wrong in every single sense of the word.


    Beti replied

    He is crossing over because he is designing Nikki’s wedding dress when she gets married the week of the 18th to Victor


    Scott (ATWT Fan) replied

    Ummmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm…… I know that. I can read.

    Beti replied

    Ok….but you don’t have to get nasty about it ….Peace!!

  11. Sharon says:

    Well I like him but I don’t like the person you have turned Tayler in to so I will be done with the show if he stays with Tayer it is sick I and I am for a Hope so I don’t like where the two lines are going it really makes me sick you need better wrighters……


  12. Karen Ludwig says:

    Love Eric !! Glad to have him visit Y&R . Feel sorry for him kissing Taylor’s fake lips she wakes up with eye lashes ! Please tone it down a little bit. They both are great looking. Make it real !!


    Dee replied

    Really??? Is the comment about her lips necessary? Grow up!


  13. Larkin says:

    I love Eric. JM is a great actor , but underrated and rarely “scripted” . I love him with Taylor they look good and stable together, and i love the idea of HunterT have more airtime, and being the Forrester matriarch which is very well deserved.but i m not going to cheer, I am thinking all the childish /envious stunts Bruk is gonna pull to separated them as she is a useless character with nothing better to do than annoying people… We know how Junior write and for who!! I wish CBS would ask Eric/JM to move with Taylor/HTylo to GC permanently and take Steffy/JMW with them. Now that would rise even more ratings for Y&R and bring B&B off the grid …lol Which is exactly what Bell Jr deserve!


  14. Dawn Darling says:

    Actually I think it’s great that Taylor and Eric are together. Plus the added benefit is all the women in his life are going bonkers ;)


  15. Bold Love says:

    I love Taylor and Eric. John McCook is funny. Seems like a great guy. Glad to see him front and center in a new storyline. Long overdue for him and Hunter.


  16. Patrick says:

    John McCook… is handsome…. sexy.. and a viable Man….

    why shouldn’t he… it’s his harrah on the show….

    JOHN McCOOK – still handsome after all these years. I like that he’s in to Taylor. talk about much needed story and potential for “HOW” Taylor would Queen B&B… looking on as matriarch Stephanie and closer than Taylor, Brooke had her chances… That allegiance Taylor had…

    heck… i would….

    this gives hunter tylo… some much needed press and stepping up…. this gives Taylor more relevance and shares her stifled feelings… all these years later? she respected Stephanie….


  17. Zorka Schopova says:

    Great interview !!! =D
    I Love Eric und Taylor together !!!
    After all the honey that’s been drizzled on him and the lemon bars he’s been stuffed with Taylor is a welcomed breath of fresh air. Hope their feelings and relationship just continue to blossom, bloom and grow. And thanking the Lord that it’s not one of the Logan hags…..


  18. TayFan4Life says:

    I’m so glad Hunter is getting more airtime and front and center where she belongs!…it’s about time Brad Bell woke up and gave the fans what they’ve been asking for…I really wish Taylor haters would lay off the comments about Hunter having work done it’s so old and played out…I bet she looks a million times better than some of the people hating…Hunter still blows the older crowd out of the water in the looks dept if u ask me…you wanna talk about a bad lip job u need to look at Lisa Rinna from Days now she looks horrible!…I’m pretty sure KKL had little nips and tucks here and there as well,she’s not all that like some people try to make her and I’m not saying she’s a bad looking woman either…I would be lying if I said she was but I just never found her to be more attractive than Hunter now or in the past…Hunter wasn’t named 1 of the most beautiful women in the world for nothing.


  19. Gloria E says:

    Taylor & Eric…gross gross & grosser.. makes me sick to stomach…


  20. antoinette says:

    Taylor and Eric is very gross. Hunter is a terrible actress and I loath Taylor. KKL is a better actress. Stephanie chose Brooke as the matriarch not Taylor. Stephanie will turning in her grave on what is happening. Taylor never got caught or always find the way out. Brooke has always admitted her mistakes, unlike Taylor. I don’t know who writes for BB but is has been crap. I have stopped watching and but watch when Stephanie died, you can she became very close with Brooke, unlike Taylor. Brooke or KKL has more fan sites than Taylor/HT.


  21. Maryann says:

    Sanctimonious Taylor! She is awful. I no longer want her with ANYONE.
    Not to mention, if I have to see her fake boobs in another negligee, I’ll probably barf.


  22. Marnie Williams says:

    I do not like Taylor because she is allways in other people’s business except her own.


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