According to Soap Opera Digest, The Young and the Restless has denied the casting call they sent out for the role of Tucker is actually for Eric Braeden's Victor. Digest goes on to report that Braeden's contract isn't up until 2010. Sources are telling yours truly, while Tucker may in fact be a new role this is all a clever case of semantics.
"Yes Eric's contract isn't up until next year, but his cycle just ended and he is refusing to take a pay cut," says the source. "All Y&R vets are being asked to take pay cuts once their cycles come up as part of the licensing fee being slashed.The show and Eric's representation have reached a standstill, much like with Melody Thomas Scottand Jess Waltonbefore him."
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