Peter Bergman who celebrates 20 years as Jack Abbott on The Young and the Restless on November 27th, spoke to ETonline.com about having one of the juiciest roles in daytime history. In the interview, Bermgan chats about the soap genre, his rivalry on-screen and off with Eric Braeden who plays Jack’s long-time nemesis Victor Newman, and much more. Here are a few excerpts!
ET: After playing Jack Abbott for 20 years, what still keeps him fresh for you?
Peter Bergman: I have one of the few characters in daytime that keeps changing every day. On Monday, Jack is a really, really kind and thoughtful brother. On Tuesday, he is the boss you never want to have. He is manipulative, cunning and nasty. On Wednesday, he is the most manipulative brother a sister ever had. And on Thursday, he is making peace with people. It changes all the time. We have a couple of characters on the show that are really the same every day and I don’t know how they do it.
ET: Jack’s big antagonist has always been Victor Newman. He is returning to the show. Any teases about what is in store?
Peter Bergman: We won’t be going fishing together anytime soon, but we will welcome him back. I will look for lots of trouble for him.