EXCLUSIVE: Y&R’s Kristoff St. John, Bryton James and Mishael Morgan on The Love Triangle That Could Wreck The Winters





The Winters have been Genoa City’s paragons of virtue for far too long on CBS Daytime's The Young and the Restless. Neil’s (Kristoff St. John) biggest problem of late was he wanted to get married, but his girlfriend didn’t. When Devon (Bryton James) inherited billions, instead of partying, he felt guilty. Lily (Christel Khalil) had been a saintly martyr for years.

Fortunately, Hurricane Hilary (Mishael Morgan) blew into town and shook them up. First, she brought out the bitch in Lily, by attempting to seduce her husband as part of a convoluted revenge plot. Now both Devon and Neil are falling for her!

 


Suddenly, the Winters are giving the Newmans a run for their money in the drama department. At Y&R's 41st anniversary celebration, St. John, James and Morgan dished the upcoming love triangle that has the potential to start a civil war in the Winters family.

”The character of Neil, who is so unlucky in love and continues to be unlucky in love, fortunately or unfortunately, is now going after the only other black female in town,” says St. John. Fortunately, Neil and Hilary's relationship is based on more than a shared ethnicity. “The fact remains, she tried to literally kill this man and his family and I’m not sure that is it Shakespearian in design that we now have these two  people who are possibly star-crossed lovers. Are they the Capulets and the Montagues? I don’t know if it’s that deep. This is a soap opera. But it makes for good story.”

Morgan thinks there are solid reasons why Hilary is drawn to Neil. “Hilary is going through so much with this transition [into being a better person] and changing her life and everything like that. I feel like Neil would be great for her, because he’s so grounded.”

The actress does acknowledge Neil being with her mother the night before her death makes their possible romance a little bit twisted. “That is a little creepy. I thought about that. But I guess you can’t choose who you fall in love with.”

Neil’s son Devon has a lot less baggage and a lot more money. Morgan acknowledges, “That [wealth] adds to the attraction for sure, but I feel like she’s pretty reformed. She’s pretty down to earth. She’s trying to go after the right things or at least do the right things to the best of her ability right now.”

41 Responses

  1. Profile photo of Marcelle
    Marcelle

    Yeah, I wish Neil wasn’t the spoiler in this ‘triangle’. Aren’t there any other young men on canvas to play the third in this story?

    I’m really enjoying Hilary though.

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    Laurel Twist

    This is a horrid idea! Crap s/l. Hilary has not changed one iota. She is not a good person at all. I find the whole idea just disgusting. She is going to destroy The Winters family just as she wished. I find it laughable that the actors are looking forward too this. I don’t believe them. It is NOT good soap. It is creepy.

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    david46208

    Well, alright! We got a party going on here now. I did write about something similar to this and they are taking it up. Can I get my residuals?

    Anyways, now we are cooking with gas. Don’t take the edge off of Hilary. Because that girl is something. And as of right now Mishael Morgan is the best acting sistah in daytime. SHE is leading lady material. SHE is one of the reasons why I keep tuning in.

    So you go on with your badself.

  4. Profile photo of Divatude58
    Divatude58

    KSJ throwing more subtle shade at the writers when he says Neil has to go after the only other black woman in town and when he says wouldn’t do this to Devon. Good for him. Because lord knows this is frigging ridiculous that Neil and Devon are in a triangle when there are plenty of other young men in canvas who could play spoiler.

    But oh well, at least they have a SL. But no one will be able to get invested because they won’t give it much airtime. Devon only gets 30 secs a week with Hilary while neil gets two whole shows with scene after scene. Is that really a triangle. Whose really playing spoiler?

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    Laurel Twist

    This is a ridiculous idea. Neil is not H.B. Lewis, Devon is not Joshua, and Hilary is most certainly not Reva Shayne. I do not, for one second, believe KSJ and BJ want this “s/l”. It is nasty.

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    Marcelle

    [quote=logan_echolls]Noah! He can be the spoiler. Him and Devon were friends once upon a time[/quote]
    That’s a good idea! Because that story with the undercover cop girlfriend of his is going nowhere.

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    tedew

    I agree that Devon is rather boring but then so is Neil. Neil however does seem to be the one to throw a wrench into most of his relationships; while Devon always seemed to be so self righteous.

    Hilary could be a good catalyst to light up some fireworks but then we’ll have to put up with much more of Lily’s current annoying antics. Hopefully she’ll be proven wrong.

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    Divatude58

    [quote=Nk3play2]I’m still NOT crazy about the fact that Neil is the spoiler between Hilary and Devon, but at least they’re getting something.[/quote]

    You got is twisted. Devon is spoiler for Neil and Hilary’s epic romance. They are the story. Not Devon and Hilary.

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    FoxCrane

    I figured this is where they’d be going months ago when they scripted those scenes between Hilary and Jill, with Hilary commenting something about Jill being a role model of hers. Then, just the other day, they took time to remind us how Jill had been married to John when she had her affair with his son, Jack.

    The Jack-Jill-John story with Terry Lester, Brenda Dickson, and Jerry Douglas is a Y&R classic. Unfortunately, even with Devon’s $2 billion dollars, Bryton ain’t no Terry Lester.

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    pjc722

    I am not really into this story solely because there is absolutely no chemistry between these characters and the destruction of Neil’s relationship with Leslie was so 1950 “you woman. You must marry me” such crap that I am still pissed over it.

    If Hilary was actually dating Devon and then Neil started falling for her I would be on board because the hidden desire would be there but for it to start with father and son vying for her at the same time while lily was screeching constantly in the background is just annoying.

    As are Lilly’s “Allie McNeal” length MINI SKIRTS. Seriously get this woman who runs a hotel in business attire so I can believe she is running a hotel. And she can still be sexy but to constantly get the hint of her panties poking out under the h of her skirt just makes this a little less believable. (I Work in fashion. Women don’t dress like this plus it’s a bot dated, and not talking abt my critique)

    Another reason why I hate the idea of this love triangle is because they did this before with Neil and Devon. Neil was dating Devon’s non blood relation aunt, the woman raising his sister, and Devon started having feelings and they slept together. Not only was it unbelievable then solely because the Devon thought of her as an aunt and only discovered later (close to time they slept together) that it wasn’t gross to sleep with your “aunt” cause she ain’t, it took a long time for the two to come together again as father and son.

    There is no reason for Devon to go after Hilary or Neil to either. I want Neil to have a story but would have accepted a triangle with Leslie and him and a new Nubian prince… Not Devon.

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    TraceyAbbot101

    I, for one, look forward to this.

    Anything to get those horny jack rabbits, Lily and Cain, off the screen.

    In a recent episode, Lily was flahing her tits not once, but TWICE!

    What a way to run a business!

    I do love how the “elders” (Nikki, Jill, Neil) are so into their children’s “scandleous” life styles….. like they were saints back in the day!

    And Adam is back, somewhere…..

  12. Profile photo of Mel_O
    Mel_O

    [quote=logan_echolls]Noah! He can be the spoiler. Him and Devon were friends once upon a time[/quote]

    I second this!

    Plus, why ruin a perfectly good romance – And Devon’s first chemistry win – by adding the ick factor of father and son vying for the same woman? Keep Neil as Hilary’s friend and champion. With Lily sniping at her at every turn (and rightfully so), she needs as many Winters’ allies as she can get.

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    hey mon

    I think Tucker treated Devon way better than Neil does. Oh well.

    One more time, was very sad that JFP and the Shelly Altman Gang couldnt bring Mackenzie back to Katerhine’s funeral. She was the driving force behind Kay’s story-line on The Show from 1999-2003.

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    Divatude58

    [quote=Mel_O][quote=logan_echolls]Noah! He can be the spoiler. Him and Devon were friends once upon a time[/quote]I second this!Plus, why ruin a perfectly good romance – And Devon’s first chemistry win – by adding the ick factor of father and son vying for the same woman? Keep Neil as Hilary’s friend and champion. With Lily sniping at her at every turn (and rightfully so), she needs as many Winters’ allies as she can get.[/quote]

    I agree with this with one correction. This is not Devon’s first chemistry win. Bryton had chemistry with every white chick that was put in his orbit and he was allowed to spend any significant time with (EHs Chloe, MRs Abby). The difference is that this time the chick is not white and someone they feel they can pair him with because if that one little fact. End of story.

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    harlee490

    I’m not sure as of now…it might or might not be good. :~ I want to first see how it’s written. The writers need to use Esmeralda more in the story to set up scheming against Hilary to try to hold on to Devon and joining Lily to take down Hilary, sort of the third wheel. ;)

    I do love the fact this will bring Lily’s blood to boil :bigsmile: , regardless what some of hatred for CK but I’m so diggin’ on the Lily\Hilary cat scratch fever sessions. CK has been looking absolutely HOT of late, looking magnificently rockin’ in her short skirts and boots :love: I’m one of the few but this is how I like watching CK, she’s been very good the last few months…reminding me of the rebellious Lily when she first came to the show. No heavy Cane\Lily overdose but spreading CK out with other characters and not seeing Cane up her ass in every scene. >)

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    RebeccaJ

    What is it with the men in the Winters family that they continue to sleep with the same women?! neil slept with dru, Malcolm slept with dru. Neil slept with Tara, devon slept with Tara. Malcolm slept with Sophia, Neil slept with Sophia. The writers need to stop playing this scenario out over and over with them. Theyre like inbred hicks who don’t have the brains to sleep outside their own family. Frankly I was shocked devon didn’t feel the need to sleep with Sophia!

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    Nk3play2

    It seems they don’t even try to come up with descent stories for this family!!! Courtney and Noah are pretty boring on their own so putting Devon and HIlary in their orbit would be interesting. Having Noah and Devon team up to launch a record label while battling over women would be interesting. But NO, we’ve got Neil falling for a woman young enough to be his daughter.

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    SoapArmageddon

    [quote=pjc722]I am not really into this story solely because there is absolutely no chemistry between these characters …..[/quote]

    None. Zero. Not a bit.

    This is basically a paint-by-numbers storyline. Another case of a show not knowing how to use its minority castmembers. Both Sony shows are guilty of this.

    They need to recast Drusilla.

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    Mel_O

    [quote=Divatude58][quote=Mel_O][quote=logan_echolls]I agree with this with one correction. This is not Devon’s first chemistry win. Bryton had chemistry with every white chick that was put in his orbit and he was allowed to spend any significant time with (EHs Chloe, MRs Abby). The difference is that this time the chick is not white and someone they feel they can pair him with because if that one little fact. End of story.[/quote]

    Lol…we’re gonna have to agree to disagree on this one. I’ll admit, he had good friendship chemistry w/ both ladies. But I just didn’t see it for them, romantically speaking.

    Side note: EH’s best romantic pairing – that was never fully realized – was with JB’s Ronan. Such a waste of pretty.

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    Jon

    Nothing against the actor but Devon always comes off as asexual to me, like a eunuch or something. I’ve never seen him have sexual chemistry with anyone, male or female. It’s like he’s just there…

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    FoxCrane

    [quote=Jon]Nothing against the actor but Devon always comes off as asexual to me, like a eunuch or something. I’ve never seen him have sexual chemistry with anyone, male or female. It’s like he’s just there…[/quote]

    Ditto. He’s the epitome of flat. Sure, the actor is competent enough to play a sometimes-seen relative in a recurring role, but he doesn’t pique my interest enough to see him drive a relationship story. He’s had nearly a decade now to win me over, make me care, but it still hasn’t happened.

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    ChrisGa

    @SoapArmageddon & pjc722–Ok guys, I’m normally in close proximity opinion-wise with you two but I couldn’t disagree more regarding the chemistry(or lack thereof, as you guys opine)among these three. Mishael Morgan is that rare creature that has chemistry(romantic or otherwise) with just about everyone she comes in contact with–Jack, Devon, Lily, Neil, Jill, hell even a character I loathe like Cane. I’ll go a step further and say that while I’ve always found Neil to be totally flat and boring–and I put that at the feet of KSJ, who in my estimation has been on autopilot for a hot minute–he has boatloads more chem with Hilary than he did with Leslie.

    That said, I’d love to see Devon finally get a bona fide love interest and not be stuck with yet another day player and/or hair model.

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    sanka9

    It is horrible idea but then again it is a soap. If only there was an interesting character in this sl. I don’t mind Hilary ping-ponging from daddy wood to sonny wood but I wish TPTB would stop trying to recreate Jill in her. All these characters make me think that they are lazy boring lovers. There is nothing hot about them or nothing gives me the impression that they would screw the other so hard they would put them in the hospital like Lauren did to Brad. Can I at least have one case of cardiac arrest due to coitus.

  24. Profile photo of Divatude58
    Divatude58

    I agree with those that said that Neil has more chemistry with Hilary than he does Leslie. However, he does not have as much chemistry with Hilary as Devon.

    I love Neil. Love him. And I adore KSJ. But I am going to be honest here. The problem with every pairing that he has had since Dru died and why none really caught on is KSJ. He does not do romances very well. Most of the chemistry that was Neil and Dru was because of VR. In every true triangle he has been in, his foil had more chemistry with the lady than he did despite the writing stacking the deck his way,i.e. more airtime, better staging, better dialogue, sexy situations. Malcolm had more chemistry with Dru. Malcolm had more chemistry with Alex Perez. NuMalcolm had more chemistry with Sophia. Dayplayer cop Gil had more chemistry with Tyra (I like to pretend that crap with Devon never happened). And now Devon has more chemistry with Hilary although Neil has had more airtime with her in 4 weeks than Devon was allowed in 4 months. Even when they were pairing him with Harmony, with whom I thought he had good chemistry, they also had her spending time with Tucker. Even their chemistry and vibe seemed to upstage what she had with Neil. I am sure that they paired Leslie with another man, she would have chemistry with him. She had more with Adam than Neil already.

    At this point, I am over Neil’s love life. The writers need to have him focusing on building his own company that competes with the big boys for the next year at least then bring in a business woman with adult kids of her own to mix it up with Devon, Lily, Cane, Hilary (if she is still around), Noah, and a NuKyle (if he is cast). Let their relationship be based a business merger (hers with his) then let them find a lasting love with each other. Enough with Neil and these women young enough to be his children coming and going on canvas. Enough. Put him with someone age appropriate and be done. Stop writing Neil like a 20 something year old junior executive. He isn’t!

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    Cyberologist

    Well I saw this (triangle) coming a mile away. Even though Devon hasn’t fessed up to feeling anything for Hilary and they aren’t in a relationship it can still be written triangular.

    I like Devon always have; I admit they don’t give him much to work with but whenever they give him a tidbit he works it. I liked him with his first girlfriend played by Tatiyana Ali but they didn’t write much for them (or her) for that matter.

    I have to agree that Neil should be shaking and baking his own business instead of still working for the Newmans and/or the Chancellors at this stage of his game. I liked when he owned Indigo just to give him a minute to shine. And bringing in an age appropriate savvy business woman would be far more interesting then him hanging out in the kiddie pool.

    I don’t know about this, it gives them a storyline so I’ll see where it goes. I am getting nothing over the top special thus far re: Hilary and Neil or Hilary and Devon chemistry wise… but whatever. Lets see the story.

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    JaneyCanuck

    It has been puzzling me for some time how Neil suddenly became the spokesmodel for the sanctity of marriage. Too bad he didn’t acquire this moral sensibility before he had a leg-over with his brother’s fiancee…
    BTW – about that rumbling one feels under foot. That is dear Mr. Shakespeare spinning in his grave at the indignity of having this bovine excrement compared with his Romeo and Juliet. Can we not let the Immortal Bard rest in peace for the nonce? ;)

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    hey mon

    Honestly, Neil and Leslie as a stable, loving, married couple giving out advice would be a welcome addition to Neil’s character. And give them 6 months of this, before turning them into the ‘victim’ couple who are stalked, or whatever.

    But dont have Neil versus Devon for Hillary. Hillary is too good for this.
    I think it would be good to have Hillary be tempted to be evil again, once she becomes Devon’s wife or something.

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    yojoromo4469

    [quote=hey mon]Honestly, Neil and Leslie as a stable, loving, married couple giving out advice would be a welcome addition to Neil’s character. And give them 6 months of this, before turning them into the ‘victim’ couple who are stalked, or whatever.

    But dont have Neil versus Devon for Hillary. Hillary is too good for this.
    I think it would be good to have Hillary be tempted to be evil again, once she becomes Devon’s wife or something.[/quote]

    Hilary is way too classy for Devon or Neil. Watching Devon is like watching paint dry.

  29. Profile photo of Divatude58
    Divatude58

    [quote=yojoromo4469]Hilary is way too classy for Devon or Neil. Watching Devon is like watching paint dry.[/quote]

    So who on the show has more class than Neil or Devon that you’d like to see Hilary with? LMBO.

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    tedew

    TraceyAbbot101 … Adam will obviously return just in time to put a damper on Billy’s burgeoning romance with Chelsea …

    … but I doubt that was him paying off Victor’s henchman. I briefly thought it could have been Billy or Victor himself but probably not considering the timings of their subsequent scenes. It was not Adam though.

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    SoapArmageddon

    ChrisGa, I might have gone too far in saying they have ZERO chemistry. :) Where Neil and Hilary are concerned, it just feels more like a father-daughter than a lovers type of chemistry, IMO.

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    harlee490

    After thinking about it, I know some posters are screaming about this triangle being yucky, disgusting but the past 2 regimes have done this especially MAB but it was written horribly and just gawd awful and it showed on our TVs.

    Think back longtime viewers because Bill did the same thing with Dru\Neil\Olivia which caused friction between the sistas’. I still believe if the stories coming from this are wrote in slow manner and not RUSH the story this could be quite good to watch.

    What I like best is the Winters family has a good, long overdue storyline and not just appearances for being the black folk in GC. |( I still can’t wait for Lily\Hilary to snatch and pull each’s hair off their head!!! Loving Lily right now and I don’t care what people think of CK because she has been really good lately as AH.:bigsmile: That will be a entertaining viewing and how Lily honestly reacts about loyalty between family…dad or brother…causing friction between Devon and her or maybe putting strain on father\daughter. ;) This has great story for us longtime viewers who love the Winters. :love: :love:

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