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0 August 25th, 2010 Thom Bierdz on his return to Y&R on August 26th!

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In a new interview with Canada’s About Magazine, The Young and the Restless, Thom Bierdz discusses his return this time as Phillip Chancellor III for pivotal episodes of the series starting next week, and if there is hope for Phillip receiving a love interest.   Bierdz an openly gay actor, had embraced the opportunity to play Phillip III twenty years after he was” killed-off” the number one soap.  Here are a few interesting excerpts:

Bierdz on how this return is different than last year and from when he started on the show decades ago: “We get to see more areas of Phillip that we haven’t seen before. We see more humor in him, more emotion as well and more vulnerability this time. When I went back last year after being away 20 years and I was a gay character and a gay man, I didn’t want to make Phillip vulnerable like he was 20 years ago, because we wanted the audience to realize gay men could be strong. Some of the fans thought I was a bit cold so I added more vulnerability this time. It just totally makes sense. Phillip is still a strong gay man, but he’s wounded and there are times he has to show that. There is some various serious stuff that comes up in the next month.”

Bierdz on rumor that Phillip might be finding a love-interest in the not-so-distant future: “I would really appreciate fans to write into the show and ask for that. I can’t tell you too much, but I’m not satisfied where things are in relation to that. The more viewers ask for that, the more it might happen. I know they are going to go there. I don’t know how fast they’ll go there.”

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