Y&R's Eileen Davidson Talks Ashley & Ravi and Working With Eric Braeden

This Real Housewife has a lot to say about her soap.
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The Young and the Restless viewers have been crying out for cosmetics heiress Ashley Abbott (Eileen Davidson) to climb into bed with more than just Jabot sales numbers. Could tech whiz/sexy opera buff Ravi Shapur (Abhi Sinha) be the answer? Here's what Davidson had to say to TooFab about the potential romance:

Tell me about the storyline with Ravi. Any plans for a romantic relationship?

It’s so interesting because I’ve had mixed feelings about it, but it’s kind of growing on me. He’s such a terrific actor, Abhi. Abhi plays Ravi, which gets confusing, but he’s really such a good actor, but it gets confusing to me because it’s not like this romantic love story. It’s more of like this is bizarre…I’m talking for Ashley…that I’m feeling this way about this person, and I really shouldn’t be. This is kind of crazy, I don’t understand it, and it’s kind of a very compelling thing for me to explore as an actress because it’s actually playing something I’ve never played before. I’ve definitely worked with younger men, but it’s just in a whole different kind of… He’s subordinate, he works for me, it’s just a trip, but I’m really enjoying the journey, and I don’t know really where it’s gonna go, but I like being in the middle of it anyway.

Davidson also reacted to what co-star Eric Braeden wrote about their relationship in his autobiography. Said the actress:

When you have a long-term relationship, you have your ups and downs. And he’s a very strong, opinionated man, and I’m a very strong, opinionated woman. And I think sometimes our opinions would clash, rightfully so, especially over storyline and stuff that I didn’t agree with him on. So I mean yeah, this is all kind of normal stuff, especially spanning for years and years and years. But overall, I have a lot of respect for him and tons of respect for the work that we’ve done together. We’ve done a lot of great stuff together.