Fans of The Young and the Restless are seeing another side of Sharon Newman these days, a sort of take-no-prisoners town pariah Sharon, who is out for money, power, and control and stumbling her way through it all at the same time! Sharon may soon learn she should never take on the Newman family dynasty and expect it to turn out well!
Daytime Emmy winner Sharon Case (Sharon) spoke with Soap Opera Uncensored’s Nelson Branco for an intriguing interview, where Case admits the difficulties and balancing act playing Crazy Sharon, Campy Sharon, or Doormat Sharon! She also addresses her concern for all the different men that Sharon has had in her life recently, and where things stand for the future of a reconciliation for Shadam or Shick. And she takes this opportunity to address Eric Braeden’s (Victor Newman) recent comments to On-Air On-Soaps when asked what happened to the Sharon and Victor romance in which he mentioned his displeasure over a colleagues tweets on Twitter, which to many seem to implicate that he was directing that comment to his co-star Case, although Braeden never mentioned her by name.
Here are some interesting excerpts from the interview below!
Case on if she wants to integrate the different sides of Sharon Newman: “I definitely want to integrate Crazy Sharon and All-Mighty Powerful Sharon; and I think that’s easily done. There were a few moments when Sharon was married to Jack where I got away with some campy stuff but never on a regular basis. As for my performance, I couldn’t do it without the writing. They both have to be there. The writing really backed me up. I couldn’t have gotten away with this without those lines.
Case on how she rationalized the Victor and Sharon pairing and what would motivate her character to be with a man who is the father of two of the most important men in her life and former lovers to boot!: “When I first had a meeting about this story, I didn’t understand how I was going to sell a love story between Sharon and Victor for obvious reasons. What motivated Sharon to fall in love with Victor when she’s in love with Adam and Nick? As an actor, I couldn’t seem to get there. What I did see right away was that I could play the fact that Sharon began enjoying the power and wealth she inherited from the marriage. As long as it’s about power and revenge, it makes sense because, as an actor, I have to get from point A to point B rather reasonably in order for it to make sense! I really hope Sharon doesn’t lose everything because Victor comes back home again. We’ve all seen that happen so many times before. I’d like to see all the aggressive changes Sharon made at Newman, in terms of expanding the cosmetic company, be successful ones resulting in stock prices skyrocketing and culminating with the stockholders making her CEO. What if Sharon did take over Newman? Or has to work alongside Victor as Co-CEO? Wouldn’t that be fascinating? For once, I’d like to see Sharon not fail.”
Case addressing comments made by Eric Braeden regarding Twitter and a colleague: “I think what Eric misunderstood and misinterpreted a tweet that someone told him about because he’s not on Twitter. My guess is that it was a misunderstanding because I would never say anything bad about Eric on Twitter. I mean, why would I? Or about anybody. I rarely voice any opinions about storyline on Twitter. What I tend to do is re-tweet one or two opinions about anything from a storyline, current events, or politics which everyone agrees on massively — whether they are negative or positive. That doesn’t mean I agree with them. I like hearing the discourse between the fans. That’s why I like Twitter. So I can’t imagine what tweet he’s referring to. You know, it’s so easy to misinterpret people’s tweets when you can only use 140 characters. Look at Michael Muhney — people are always misunderstanding his tweets! Even just last night that happened and he had to clarify his tweets. Things can be easily taken out of context, especially when you’re not reading someone’s entire timeline, etc. Twitter needs to be a bit more positive but I’m fine with people airing out their feelings. Listen, what are you going to do? It’s Twitter. It’s all just sound bytes in the end.”
Case on too many men in Sharon’s life! ” Over the year, I have expressed my concern over Sharon being paired with too many men. It waters her down. It waters everything down. But what can I do except say, “I told you so?” (Laughs)
So soapers, what do you think of Sharon Case’s comments? What direction would you like to see the new writing regime take the character? And, who do you think is the right man for Sharon Newman? Adam? Nick? Someone new? Let us know your thoughts!