What are we ever going to do with Christian Jules LeBlanc (seen above with Elaine Hendrix, Mircea Monroe and Brian Krause)? One of daytime's most talented and compassionate actors recently participated in Hollywood Helps Alabama, a webcast fundraiser for the state, which on April 27, 2011 was devastated by the deadliest "Tornado Day" the United States has seen since 1925. The effort, held this past Tuesday, May 17, was sponsored by John Paul Mitchell Systems, New Tek, Inc. and ACME Comedy Theatre. All proceeds went to the American Red Cross.
I caught up with The Young and the Restless star to talk about his involvement with Hollywood Helps Alabama, as well as to get his reaction on his Daytime Emmy nomination for Outstandling Lead Actor in a Drama Series. Per usual the answers from the man who plays Genoa City's legal eagle Michael Baldwin manage to both intrigue, entertain and slightly perplex!
Daytime Confidential: Congratulations on your Lead Actor in a Drama Series Daytime Emmy nomination! What did you submit this time around?
Christian LeBlanc: I chose a scene in which Lauren (Sarah) breaks Michael's heart. In this scene I glom onto an amazing performance by Tracy Bregman, my hot Y&R wife, thereby, once again, adhering to my strategy of shamelessly using the genius of my acting partners in my quest to satisfy my obsession for acquiring shiny objects. READ MORE
DC #610: Y&R's Christian LeBlanc on Newman Family Fued, Tennesee Williams' 100th Birthday and Daytime Emmy Pre-NomsBy Daytime Confidential on March 14, 2011
He's B-A-A-A-A-CK! On today's Daytime Confidential podcast, Luke and Jamey welcome back the rascally Christian LeBlanc of The Young and the Restless. LeBlanc dishes his character Michael Baldwin's role in the explosive Newman arbitration story arc on Y&R, his upcoming appearances in celebration of the Tennessee Williams Literary Festival (held March 23-27 in New Orleans) and even weighs in on those controversial Daytime Emmy pre-nominations!
Tune in to hear the multiple Daytime Emmy winner wax in depth about his gig reading from Tennessee's works on Saturday, March 26 at 8pm at the Petit Theater du Vieux Carre on Jackson Square along with Caroll Baker (Baby Doll), Shirley Knight (Sweet Bird of Youth), Armistead Maupin (Tales of the City), Grace Zabriskie (Big Love) and John Waters (Hairspray).
LeBlanc also talks about judging the infamous "Stella" contest in Jackson Square on Sun. March 26 with Knight, all in honor of Tennessee's 100th birthday. Then he previews his hosting responsibilities for the Mad Hatter's Design Competition, sponsored by the Bayou Junior Women's Club of Thibodeaux, Louisiana on Sun., April, 3, with special guests Brandon Beemer (Owen, The Bold and the Beautiful) and Nadia Bjorlin (Chloe, Days of Our Lives).
The hilarious thesp also reveals he has a few upcoming comedy club appearances with another of our favorite Genoa citizens, Sean Kanan (Deacon). The rowdy pair will be appearing at 3 pm EST on May 14 at the Brokerage Entertainment Club in Bellmore, New York ( 2797 Merrick Road), and then at 12 pm EST on May 15 at Uncle Vinny's Comedy Club (520 Arnold Avenue) in Point Pleasant, New Jersey). READ MORE
The Young and the Restless' Christian LeBlanc recently posed for Adam Bouska's inspiring NOH8 Campaign. Is it just me, or does this pic prove that Michael Baldwin and Lauren Fenmore (Tracey Bregman) don't get nearly enough love scenes on Y&R?
Christian LeBlanc, who owns a home in New Orleans, showed his The Young and the Restless co-stars Michelle Stafford and Sharon Case around town, followed by the film crew from Channel 4 Eye Witness News. In the hilarious clip—which you can watch after the jump— the trio connect with Y&R fans and even though Stafford and LeBlanc were mum on storyline details, Case did reveal Sharon needed to get away and finds drama, passion and love in New Orleans. The New Orleans episodes begin airing the day before Thanksgiving, with the remaining episodes airing the week after the holiday.