The Young and the Restless newest cast member, Eden Riegel (Heather) chatted with Michael Fairman for his new monthly column, Soapside: The Advocate’s Guide to Daytime. Riegel discussed her brand new photo to help the ban against same-sex marriage in California from the NoH8 Campaign. Eden becomes the latest soap star and celebrity to have her picture taken for the cause. The Daytime Emmy winner is also trying her hand at sketch comedy this weekend, when she hosts the SNL type live show, ACME Saturday Night!
Eden addressed the sadness from some of her fans of her move to Y&R as D.A. Stevens (she debuts April 20th), and having to pass the torch of Bianca Montgomery on to another actress should All My Children find her replacement. “There were a lot of people that were disappointed that I would not be back on All My Children, and there were a lot of people who completely understood why and were still as sad as I was, because that chapter of my life would not continue. I also hear through the grapevine that All My Children is going to recast Bianca. I support that. I hope they get an amazing actress who will take that character where she deserves to go and take her into a new direction or explore parts of her that I did not get a chance to do. As a fan of the show and a huge fan of Bianca and having a positive gay role model on daytime television, I would support that 100%, and I would be thrilled to have Bianca back.”