Y&R's Phelps on Steve Burton Get: "Steve Loved The Idea of Playing a Character Very Different From Jason Morgan"






The Young and the Restless' executive producer Jill Farren Phelps finally broke her silence on scooping up General Hospital fan favorite Steve Burton. Phelps sat down with TV Guide Magazine's Michael Logan and spilled the tea on how she convinced Burton to join Y&R as Dylan McAvoy.

TV Guide Magazine: It's no shock Steve Burton is joining Y&R, given your relationship. But how'd you make the magic happen so soon?

Phelps: We didn't start talking seriously until about five weeks ago. We put out the character breakdown for Dylan McAvoy and we were seeing actors for the role. I just kept thinking how great Steve would be in the part but, at first, it was just a dream. I talked to his manager and we were able to make it work out so that Steve could continue to have the life he wants in Nashville. Plus, Steve loved the idea of playing a character very different from Jason Morgan.


Phelps also shared with viewers what they should expect when Dylan hits Genoa City.
 

TV Guide Magazine: Back to Burton, what can you reveal about his character?

Phelps: Dylan is a war veteran who was greatly traumatized by what happened to him in Afghanistan. He was severely injured and was rescued by a family who helped him recuperate. He's not been heard from for a couple of years, which is why people think he's dead.

TV Guide Magazine: Will we be seeing any of that in flashback?

Phelps: No, but we will use flashbacks to bring the audience into the history of the Dylan-Avery relationship. Avery was the great love of his life, though I'm not sure she quite had the same feelings for him.

Dylan sounds a smidge like Jason, minus that pesky mob enforcer thing. To find out what Phelps had to say about Stephen Nichols' (Tucker) departure click here!


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Yoryla's picture
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Lying bitch............

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I don't care about Avery, much less a man from her past. Nick belongs in a quad with Sharon, Adam, and Chelsea. Imagine if Chelsea had run off and had a one-night stand with Nick after catching Adam and Sharon kissing. How ironic would it have been if Chelsea had gotten pregnant with Nick's child shortly after losing her baby with Adam. Fireworks!

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The new sets are the ones that are distracting to some of us longtime viewers.

You'll love Avery's place. I gotta wear shades. Cool

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My favorite new set is the penthouse of the King & Queen! Crown I love that set.

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I do like it too Harlee, my friend! But would love to see this new ranch they keep referring to. And I would love to see more of Nikki "in her element" in that penthouse!

I just adore a penthouse view!

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That will be either May or July sweeps we will be in awe with this new ranch... Wink

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I am open to giving Steve Burton a chance on the show. He has won several awards and has a huge fan base.
I've seen that bridge and it really doesn't shine all that much.