Candyman, Night of the Living Dead and Final Destination star, Tony Todd will soon be debuting on the number one soap, The Young and the Restless playing Leslie (Angell Conwell) and Tyler’s (Redaric Williams) imprisoned father, Gus Rogan!
In an interview with Horror Society, the actor revealed that he’s already started filming episodes when he related: “I’m working on The Young and the Restless that just celebrated its 40th anniversary. They came to me with a character that I just couldn’t refuse. The difference in working in the soap world, you have to come totally prepared and you’re there and you basically have one take. I look at that as a challenge and my character is really a unique one. I play a prisoner who’s falsely accused of murdering his wife. I’ve done 4 episodes so far and I’m going to do at least 20. So that’s what I’m doing right now, I just worked yesterday. It’s a whole new demographic, I have my reasons for everything that I do.”
In addition, CBS Daytime Sr. VP, Angelica McDaniel confirmed via Twitter Todd’s emergence in Genoa City!
So how do you think Gus’s arrival on the canvas will impact Leslie, Tyler, Avery (Jessica Collins) who has been working on his case, and Congressman Wheeler (Mark Pinter)! Weigh-in!