It is going to be a big couple of weeks on-screen, off-screen and at home for daytime favorite, Steve Burton (Dylan) of The Young and the Restless! On-screen viewers will finally get the truth that they have suspected for months that Dylan and Paul (Doug Davidson) are related, in fact Paul is Dylan’s bio-dad not Ian Ward!
Off-screen, Steve Burton goes for his second Daytime Emmy win on Sunday at the 41st Annual Daytime Emmy Awards in Beverly Hills as he is nominated in the Outstanding Supporting Actor category, and at home, wife Sheree is about to give birth to the newest addition to the Burton clan!
Burton talked with TV Guide Magazine about the plot twist of Dylan being the son of Paul Williams and the ramifications of that and even addressed the complaints that Y&R has become “The Dylan Show” ever since EP Jill Farren Phelps brought the soap superstar to CBS after his long time reign as Jason Morgan on General Hospital! Here are a few interesting excerpts below!
Burton on the reveal of Paul and Dylan being related: “This is whole new territory for those two and for many others. You’re going to see how this affects Paul and Nikki, and Paul and Christine, and Victor and Nikki. Do not miss these episodes, people!”
Burton how people comment that Y&R has become “The Dylan Show”: “Listen, without the fans we don’t have a show. I understand their frustrations and I know that they don’t necessarily like change. I guess maybe my coming to Y&R upsets people because they don’t really know the truth of what happened. What you and I both know — that GH didn’t make a deal with me. And that’s the whole truth. My contract was up and they didn’t want to play ball and make it work. At the time, I didn’t want to throw anyone under the bus over there but of course, as soon as it was announced I was going to Y&R, people thought the whole thing was planned by Jill from Day 1, which it was not. I vividly remember my manager telling me how ABC Business Affairs had called him to say, “Hey, is Steve going to Y&R now that Jill’s over there?” And my manager said, ‘No, he wants to make a deal with you! Quit dragging your feet. Make a deal.’ But they wouldn’t.”
So, what do you think of Paul being Dylan’s bio-dad? Better than having it be Ian Ward (Ray Wise)? Or, would you have preferred it to be Ian? And are you off the mindset that Y&R is truly “The Dylan Show”? Share your thoughts below!