The Young and the Restless Michael Muhney (Adam) is visiting Vancouver, British Columbia this weekend making a personal appearance at the West Coast Women’s Show, and so the popular actor spoke to The Province.com about the major behind-the-scenes changes recently at the number one soap. In addition, having been asked a question about how far afield some of the more recent storylines went with the characters of the show, Muhney had some choice words. Here are a few excerpts!
Muhney responding to question on past story that had Adam taking Sharon’s baby from her and letting her think the baby had died and then having an affair with her, and then the series left turn when Sharon married Adam’s father, Victor! : “It saddens me that when you summarize the storyline, the show and some of its recent past sounds like cartoonish passions. I don’t think half of those stories needed to happen. I wouldn’t have gone that far in the writing with the baby issue. The Victor and Sharon marriage was almost like an inside joke.”
Muhney on characters moving forward in a new direction under head writer Josh Griffith and new EP, Jill Farren Phelps: “A lot of the characters on the show are going to have to get a get-out-of-jail-free card, in terms of what happened in the last few years. For these characters to have long-term strength and respectability, the audience is going to have to look at them like 85 per cent of what happened in the last few years was a bad dream.”
Muhney on how he thinks Adam will be written now under the transition to the new writing regime: “As a proverbial torch is passed on, as in any kind of storytelling or dynasty … I think you’re going to see a more mature voice coming out of the characters’ mouths, including Adam, a kind of Adam that most people can get on the side of and cheer for. Adam is not the bad guy. Adam is far too complex and far too grey to be defined. Sometimes Adam is the antagonist, sometimes he’s a misunderstood protagonist. There are too many grey areas to put him in a box.”
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