Ex-Y&R Star Kevin Schmidt on Soap's Future: "A Lot of Quick Two-Page Scenes, Less Screen Time For Dynasty Leads"






Exiting The Young and the Restless star Kevin Schmidt is continuing to speak out about the way he feels the CBS soap conducts business. The soon-to-be ex-Noah Newman gave a couple of bombshell quotes, during an interview with Soap Opera Fan.

On how he felt when he learned the soap was again recasting Noah:

I was hurt at first. The producers have a way of dropping bombs on the actors instead of being transparent with their decision making. The last episode I worked we bid farewell to, Eileen Davidson [Ashley Abbott McCall], which took the wind out of everyone’s sails. So much talent on Stage 41 and 43.

On what he feels the future of Y&R will look like:

A lot of quick two-page scenes and less screen time for the dynasty leads.
 

Do you worry Schmidt's fears for the "new" Y&R will become a reality? Sound off in the comments!

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The_Moustache's picture
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his second quote is true.

JFP gave more screen-time to the younger crowd at GH during her reign.

she'll do the same with Y&R.

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IMO, less Eric Braeden and Michelle Stafford is a good thing!

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Exactly the way I feel too, I'm so sick of seeing Eric Braeden & Michelle Stafford on every freakin day.

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Out of the mouths of babes. I wonder if JFP had anything to do with Eileen Davis' ouster? Hey, you never know...

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Michelle Stafford is the only person I tune in to watch. Days she's not on, I delete the episode because I honestly couldn't care less about the other characters and stories. It wasn't always like this but thanks to MAB it is.

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Can't this kid just go away??

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Coffee_Junkie wrote:
Can't this kid just go away??

I always judge the daytime people on YR on what else they have done and I don't believe this one qualifies for anything else.

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yojoromo4469 "I always judge the daytime people on YR on what else they have done and I don't believe this one qualifies for anything else."

Actually this kid had his own series ..."Unnatural History" which was rather cute and if you check imdb...he's done a fair amount considering his age.

I always liked the actor...character was never really fleshed out much.

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Is this what Kevin "feels" or what he has "seen/heard" ? It says 'feels', so that harbored with the resentment of being let go for the third time I don't know if its worth reading into. Regardless, we can all agree a change is needed. This show needs some evolution, and if they can put Michelle Stafford on vacation I'd be happy!

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Desertrose, I am a "IMDB" presuming that stands for I'm Dumb Blond.

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I don't understand the rancor toward this young actor. He's acquitted himself well amid the hysterical story lines and ins and outs of his role. His tweets and comments are not tacky nor rude, but seem to be sensible - more so than those of his "grandfather". He even had to work with that screeching 'first' Eden and still stayed in character.

His recent recast was execrable. Schmidt is maturing as an actor - perhaps that the crime. Perhaps they want to de-age him?

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Agreed that they never really defined his character. Once again I hope they don't recast again. I'd rather have him gone than have yet another recast on the screen. Please stop. Kevin you did a great job with what they gave you. Good luck bud!

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RedChair mentions de-aging Noah. I would like to see that with Kyle, Summer and Fenn, as I think they aged all 3 waaaaaaaay tooooooo muuuuuuuuuuch.

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yojoromo4469 "Desertrose, I am a "IMDB" presuming that stands for I'm Dumb Blond."

Never presume lol...was referring to www.imdb.com (Internet Movie Data base)