Jacob Young, who made the decision to rejoin The Bold and the Beautiful as Rick Forrester come this September, when All My Children ends it’s network television run, spoke with Soap Opera Digest, where the conversation gave many a bit more insight into Young’s decision to not stay with the AMC when it heads to the web! Here are a few interesting excerpts!
Young on feeling happy and sad at the same time over his decision: “Michael Knight [Tad] called me at home yesterday. He wanted to tell me congratulations, but I told him, “You know, I feel in some ways like I’m turning my back on people.” And he goes, “No, no, don’t feel that way at all. You gotta do what you gotta do.” He just kind of gave me that nice congratulatory speech and told me it’s the right decision, so that was good. You know, it’s very good. I’m happy. I will miss All My Children dearly, but it’s time to start changing.”
Young on his final few weeks of taping at AMC and what to look for from JR Chandler: “These last couple weeks now, it’s all winding down onto JR and it’s a real, absolute honor for them to entrust that kind of responsibility to me as an actor and give me something really meaty that I can really go out with a bang with. I promise, for myself and for the audience, I will be putting everything I possibly can into those last episodes to make sure that they are the most powerful and impactful shows that I’ve done since being on the show. It’s going to be really good. Everybody is working on that level; I know all the actors feel the same way. Everybody has been really putting their best foot forward through this whole thing. You think it would be a really sad place but the morale has been really strong and positive.”