Eric Braeden, the beloved face behind Victor Newman of The Young and the Restless, is an incredible actor. At the age of 82, he is proving that age is just a number. With over four decades of bringing Victor Newman to life, Braeden’s commitment to his craft remains unwavering. But what is the future of this actor on the show? After entertaining his fans for decades, is it time to take a retirement? Let’s see what Eric has to say on his retirement plans!
Eric Confess Retirement Isn’t In The Cards!
Since joining The Young and the Restless in 1980, Eric Braeden’s portrayal of the enigmatic Victor Newman has become an indelible part of television history. The actor recently put retirement rumors to rest. Eric, who triumphed over cancer, emphatically stated, “No, hell no, no, no” when asked about his retirement plans. With over 43 years invested in his iconic role, Braeden’s dedication to the show is still unwavering.
Eric’s enduring commitment to his craft stems from his genuine love for acting. For him, it’s more than just a paycheck. “The first answer is money,” Braeden admits, “And the second answer, actually, the more profound answer is that I enjoy doing what I’m doing. I really do. I still feel very good about it.” This passion is the cornerstone of his remarkable career.
Earlier this year, The Young and the Restless marked its 50th anniversary, a feat that Braeden describes as “unbelievable.” For Eric, the magic lies in the authenticity of a scene. He reveals, “When you start rehearsing it, it starts making sense. And then suddenly you do the scene and say, ‘That’s it. It felt real.’ That feeling of satisfaction, of having done a scene that seems real, still has not left me. I love it, I still love it today.” This dedication to bringing genuine emotion to his performances is what sets Eric apart.
The Young And The Restless: Eric Braeden’s Cancer-Free Journey
However, not everything for Eric was smoot sailing. Earlier this year, Eric disclosed his battle with bladder cancer, a diagnosis that shook him to the core. Fortunately, he later announced that he is now cancer-free, thanks to regular health check-up and strong determination. Despite being declared cancer-free, Eric admits that his health journey is far from over. He stays positive, sharing how he keeps active and displays his strong spirit in tough times.
Eric’s dedication to his craft extends beyond the small screen. He shared that he would consider taking on another movie role, but only if it were directed by his son, Christian Gudegast. While Y&R remains Eric’s most iconic role, his versatility as an actor has shone through in over 120 television series and feature films. His part in James Cameron’s monumental Titanic made him a standout in movie history. So now fans can rest assured that the legacy of Eric Braeden is one that will endure for generations to come.
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