Michael Muhney who plays that rascal Adam on The Young and the Restless talks with Nelson Branco of TV Guide Canada, about the intricacies of playing the bastard son of Victor Newman. Some of Muhney’s best quotes in the feature happen when he discusses how he has a gay following. Could it be from more than just from Adam’s short fling with legal eagle, Rafe?
Muhney elaborates. ”I don’t know if my following was predominantly gay, but I did have my share of gay fans. There are more gay folks out there than the average person gives credence to. As my career has grown with larger audiences, I find all different types of people who admire, critique or follow my work. One of the campaigns I’m very proud to work with is the No-H8 Campaign. It’s funny because I tend to romanticize what it was like to live in the ‘60s or ‘50s. You know — what it was like to live in a world with hardly any cars on the road or when the fox trot ruled the day and that sort of thinking. But then, I remind myself that half our country didn’t have any rights. I definitely would have fought in the civil rights movement and drank from the coloured water fountain with pride. Make no mistake, if I was born in that era, I would’ve gotten myself into a lot of trouble! And here we are again, in another civil rights movement involving the gay community. I want to stand up with tears and frustrations and just say, “Are you kidding me? You’re going to tell me that there are rules and limitations to love?” As my sister likes to say, “straight people have no right to corner the market on miserable marriages!” It’s heartbreaking, really.”
Now Adam seems to be making his way into the life of Sharon Newman played by Sharon Case, and Muhney notices how his character keeps changing partners. The actor says, “So far, I’m digging Adam’s new direction. I’m game for anything. I adore Sharon Case and it is a treat to be working with her in this capacity. I love her insight and her interaction in our scenes. She makes coming to work completely worth it!”