Since joining The Young and the Restless, Justin Hartley has been taking Genoa City by storm with his portrayal of the black sheep of the Newman clan, Adam Newman, but with a twist! The guy is posing as Gabriel Bingham.
As Adam (who everyone believes has died except for Jack Abbott) lurks around his wife and his son without them knowing it, the stage is set for stunning revelations and complex storylines for months and months to come.
In the hands of the more compelling and very talented Hartley, fans have been on the edge of their seats. What makes Justin’s transition into the role all the more intriguing is that he had the unenviable task of being a recast after fan favorite Michael Muhney’s controversial departure. Currently, Justin is winning over viewers of the number one soap opera with his own take on Adam.
Before joining Y&R, Hartley had made a name for himself with primetime successes in the series; Mistresses, Revenge, and Smallville to name a few, but in a bold move to some, he then decided to returned to his soap roots (he started his career on Passions) for this plum role on Y&R, and in this chat he elaborates on that decision.
When On-Air On-Soaps sat down with Justin for this very special video interview it was on the morning of his birthday last Friday, and while we kicked off his all-day celebration, we also got the chance to chat with him about working with his Y&R co-stars including: Peter Bergman (Jack), Eric Braeden (Victor), Melissa Claire Egan (Chelsea), Kelly Sullivan (Sage), and Sally Kellerman (Constance), and what he thought about the recent touching scene where Adam gets to hold his son Connor for the first time since his mysterious return to Genoa City. Later, we played a little game show segment with the birthday boy to see how well he recalls some of his previous television roles.
Currently in story, it looks like Adam/Gabriel’s goal is to move-in on Chelsea, and as Justin mentions in our interview, he is curious to know what would happen if Chelsea falls for Gabriel! Does he ever reveal that he is really Adam … or does he let her be in love with his faux-persona? Find out Justin’s thoughts on the matter!
Watch Justin Hartley’s video interview below! Then let us know … what was your favorite part of it? Are you digging Justin in the role of Adam? Looking forward to what’s in story for Adam during Y&R’s February Sweeps disaster storylines? Share your thoughts below!