EXCLUSIVE: Steve Burton and Sean Carrigan Dish Their Young and Restless Bromance

About a year and a half ago, Dylan McAvoy (Steve Burton) came to Genoa City to reunite with his former love, Avery (Jessica Collins) on CBS Daytime's The Young and the Restless. Little did he know, he would also meet his biological mother and a psycho father!

Perhaps the biggest surprise, however, has been Dylan's war buddy Ben "Stitch" Rayburn (Sean Carrigan) evolving from a sounding board to a leading man in his own right.  At the show’s 41st  anniversary celebration, Burton and Carrigan revealed the secret to their onscreen chemistry, why Dylan and Avery’s happiness will be shortlived and what's up with Stitch and Dylan's new sis Victoria (Amelia Heinle).

“My first day on set he [Burton] came to me and was like, ‘Hey man. You’re playing Stitch, We’re war buddies. Let’s get to know each other.’ And the rest is history," said Carrigan of how he and the soap superstar first bonded. "He’s been amazing from the first day I started, and that’s why I’m still here on the show.”

Burton thinks Carrigan is being too modest. “He’s getting a big story and he’s doing a great job.”

Stitch has been front-and-center ever since it was revealed he shared a past with Kelly (Cynthia Watros), who used a grieving parents support group as a pick-up bar. Now he’s caught the eye of Billy’s (David Tom) wife Victoria.

“I don’t know that I’m a spoiler [in their marriage], but I’m definitely going to create conflict,” said Carrigan.

What about that explosive secret with Kelly? “I can’t tell you what the secret is, but he’s got a big one. I think it’s going to change everything. Not only that, but it’s going to change the people that know him. He’s got a secret he keeps from Dylan and everybody.”  

This potentially game-changing secret is part of the reason why Stitch's unseen wife Jenna left him. “Stitch isn’t who she thought he was. I think being married to someone who isn’t the person you thought they were is grounds for termination.”

11 Responses

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    Sean’s popularity seems to have been instantaneous with viewers, and his character seems to serve a purpose.

    That’s all I can say about this bromance.

  2. Profile photo of harlee490

    Sean is a true find for YR and this new character I took to immediately compared to some others…. ;) Ahh he can act…. ;)

    Nice interview but it seems he needs to prop up Steve Burton because Dylan hasn’t taken to kindly by many viewers except a few Burton hardcore fans. :bigsmile:

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    Dullyn wasn’t catching on with viewers, and STILL hasn’t, except with the Sbu fanatics missing him from GH who are happy to just watch Burton watch paint dry. Carrigan arrived to *help* boost Dullyn’s popularity. That didn’t work, so they tried tying him to NIKKI and (surprise!) that’s not working, either. Stitch hit the ground running and just gelled immediately, and it had NOTHING to do with Dullyn. I love Stitch, but do NOT watch ANY of his scenes with Dullyn.

    Stitch/Carrigan is a keeper, but Steve Burton is a repulsive tool, and he needs to go. The network needs to step in and DEMAND that Phelps release her boy toy from this show. NOW.

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    So, SB wants to write for his character, too?

    What a PR story. CBS/SONY need to realize if he hasn’t caught on with fans by now, he never will.

    SC, how ever, caught on. At least he can act, and he is eye candy! BONUS!

    And his love scenes are more than “G” rated…….

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    Blue Skies and Palomino Ponies

    My heart melted the other day to see my two boyfriends onscreen together. When little Johnny Abbott motioned to Amelia “Hey, look who’s here!”, when “Stitch” walked into Crimson Lights, it was obvious that he likes Sean Carrigan. I didn’t even need the extra endorsement, but I loved it!

  6. Profile photo of harlee490

    This little tyke playing Johnny is so adorable and just a cutie. He was actually enjoying that double chocolate muffin ;) eating it having crumbs on face and making a mess on the table. I do love children. :love: loved Ben\Victoria’s scenes yesterday with Johnny was excellent :bigsmile: .

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