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11 March 16th, 2016 Y&R’s Jason Thompson Talks Billy Abbott On Today’s HOME & FAMILY: Watch The Segment!

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Former General Hospital favorite, and now the latest A-list soap star to join the ranks at The Young and the Restless, Jason Thompson, was one of the special guests on Wednesday morning’s episode of the Hallmark Channel’s daily morning show, Home & Family!

Thompson sat down with Home & Family co-hosts: Mark  Steines and Cristina Ferrare to talk about his new role of Billy Abbott in Genoa City, and how he was introduced in his first scenes via a coma on the CBS daytime dramas series. Later Jason was even be tested as to how well he knows his new role in a Y&R pop quiz with three trivia questions.  Check out how he did!

In addition, Jason talked about his  real-life proposal and marriage to Paloma Jonas, as they are about to celebrate their one-year anniversary in April, and how the happy couple are expecting their first child.

You can watch Jason’s segment after the jump.  Let us know what you thought of it, and if you are long time fan of Y&R if you are happy to have him join the GC famly in the comment section below!

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  1. Timmm says:

    I like this show and they often have on soap stars. Jason will be great!

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    CeeCee replied

    Be that as it may, Timmm, I am not digging Jason as Billy on Y&R.
    Billy would not have hurt Victoria personally that way….her legacy. Yes, Billy would hurt Victoria in other ways…drinking, gambling; that’s a given. But, not like this.
    I do not like Jason’s version of Billy at all.
    Of course, it is not his fault. He is under the writer’s direction. That is the crux of the matter, Timmm. Why are TPTB suddenly writing Billy as a different character, yet again? Are they experimenting? None of the previous Billys, even Burgess would not hurt Victoria with such calculated subterfuge, regardless his hate and disdain for Victor.

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    Timmm replied

    Here is the one thousandth reason I dont gamble, Jason Thompson as Billy is a bust! I Never thought I would type that line! I doesnt bother me because he is a very good actor and I think he is an upgrade from Burgess but I gave it a little time and I agree with you, not digging it at all. I also agree with you that some of this is a writing issue. I guess in their minds they figure, new actor, new Billy. The problem with that is they are not staying true to the character and Jason talks too low! We saw him for ten years on GH, we know what he sounds like, he doesnt have to drop his voice because he is playing a new character. The only saving grace is it looks like they may trash the idea of Billy and Red screwing. I hated that idea. Its bad enough Billy isnt treating Vic the way he should but lets not let him jump into bed with someone else, especially Jack’s wife. Speaking of Jack, I wanted to respond to a comment you made a while back about him. You are/were disappointed in his lack of guts fighting Victor. Yes, you are correct, back in the day Jack was a bad ass who stood toe to toe with the Mustache and others BUT what I think the writers have done to Jack is soften him purposely to put in in line with the late great Patriarch of the family, John Abbott. later Sweetie.

    CeeCee replied

    @Timmm.
    What a beautiful, well thought-out post, my Timmmy. Thank you for that.
    Yes, we agree on everything. I do see what you are saying, in that, Jack is being molded into John, his father. Makes sense.
    But, I cannot shake my dislike for him. To be honest? I prefer Victor to Jack, albeit my reasoning sounds somewhat screwed up, lol, I do not like Jack one bit.
    This is the writers’ fault for putting Jack in a more youthful role than his age. And, Gina is too young for him….luv-ya.

  2. Jonboy says:

    Jason is a talented actor and I really do like him but, for me, he is just NOT Billy Abbott any more than Burgess Jenkins was. I guess Miller created a character that’s impossible to replicate, although he’s pretty much sleepwalking through GH.

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    Elizabeth replied

    I would bet that any GH fan would gladly trade Billy MIller to have EITHER Jason or Steve Burton back. But it doesn’t work that way does it.

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    Timmm replied

    Billy back to Y&R and Steve back on GH, 100 percent!

    Jonboy replied

    Re Burton. Not me. Don’t care for him in either role. Not a fan.

    Timmm replied

    I thought it would work but it seems to have lost any possibilities!

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  3. Nanci says:

    I was so excited about Jason when he first began as new Billy.
    Such charisma and all. But lately, not as thrilled. I would love
    to see him in a more interesting storyline than the same old
    back and forth with his game playing with Victoria, and definitely
    dont want him with Phyllis, as it seems to be heading in that
    direction. Anyway, Billy lately bores me.

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  4. k/kay says:

    I have really not watched it much since he first started when he was in the coma but has he even had a scene with Jess/Jill since he came out. I think maybe they should have shelved the character for a while and then brought him on. Funny Miller brought the charm to the character he leaves goes to GH and sleep walks as Jason. I will say it again thousands of times again some actors make an impact as one character and just can’t get past it ! The

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