On Monday, The Young and the Restless’ Jason Thompson (Billy Abbott) was one of the special guests along with 58th Annual Grammys host, and NCIS: Los Angeles star LL Cool J. Thompson’s segment aired towards the end of the episode, but ‘Talk’ co-hosts: Julie Chen, Aisha Tyler, Sharon Osbourne, Sara Gilbert, and Sheryl Underwood posed several questions to Jason.
When asked about coming aboard to Y&R, Thompson related that it was easy fitting into playing on the Genoa City canvas. Jason told the ladies of The Talk: “I’m sure you’ve met many of them over the years, but they’re just great people and I mean it feels really good to be over at CBS.” Jason also noted that his first scenes as Billy called for him to just lay still in a hospital, “I have to say as an actor it was fantastic, because I had all the castmates , all the people that mean the most to the character, crying and billowing over the character, so I learned a lot about what their relationships were. How we kind of got along in this past life, or the life I wasn’t really a part of, which was great. I was kind of mentally taking my notes as I was laying there trying not to, you know, wink or do anything.”
The ladies did acknowledge Jason’s time on General Hospital as Dr. Patrick Drake, and he in turn related a story about his most memorable fan encounter which happened while on GH. Now on Y&R, since Billy is asking Victoria (Amelia Heinle) to marry him again, the panel brought up Jason’s recent real-life wedding to Paloma Jonas. And if you caught the episode, Jason revealed a few interesting tidbits about their relationship, and it was clear just how much he loves her.
You can watch a clip of Jason’s opening comments on The Talk after the jump. Then let us know, if you are enjoying Jason’s performances as Billy Abbott on Y&R?