HomeTVThe Young and The RestlessEx-Y&R Star Kevin Schmidt on Soap’s Future: “A Lot of Quick Two-Page Scenes, Less Screen Time For Dynasty Leads” Jamey Giddens August 21, 2012 The Young and The Restless 14 Comments 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! Photo by PR Photos 14 Responses The_Moustache August 21, 2012 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. Log in to Reply Jon August 21, 2012 IMO, less Eric Braeden and Michelle Stafford is a good thing! Log in to Reply chrissyk August 21, 2012 Exactly the way I feel too, I’m so sick of seeing Eric Braeden & Michelle Stafford on every freakin day. Log in to Reply angrierblackerman August 21, 2012 Out of the mouths of babes. I wonder if JFP had anything to do with Eileen Davis’ ouster? Hey, you never know… Log in to Reply rebalove7 August 21, 2012 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. Log in to Reply Coffee_Junkie August 21, 2012 Can’t this kid just go away?? Log in to Reply yojoromo4469 August 21, 2012 [quote=Coffee_Junkie]Can’t this kid just go away??[/quote] 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. Log in to Reply Desertrose August 21, 2012 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. Log in to Reply DaytimeFan0001 August 21, 2012 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! Log in to Reply yojoromo4469 August 21, 2012 Desertrose, I am a “IMDB” presuming that stands for I’m Dumb Blond. Log in to Reply RedChair August 21, 2012 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? Log in to Reply pferrando August 22, 2012 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! Log in to Reply yojoromo4469 August 22, 2012 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. Log in to Reply Desertrose August 22, 2012 yojoromo4469 “Desertrose, I am a “IMDB” presuming that stands for I’m Dumb Blond.” Never presume lol…was referring to http://www.imdb.com (Internet Movie Data base) Log in to Reply Leave a Reply Cancel Reply You must be logged in to post a comment.