Christian LeBlanc (Michael, The Young and the Restless) recently spoke with Canada's Global TV about his fan-favorite character. He discussed how the wonderfully complex Baldwin-Fisher clan has developed in recent years.
He told Global TV:
"I think the brother relationship is a really powerful one especially with Lauren as the third party – it’s a great family dynamic. I was very lucky to get this family because we kind of clicked immediately which doesn’t always happen especially with Kevin (Greg Rikaart)."
Michael's life was made infinitely more complicated - and much more entertaining - over the years. That came, in no small part, thanks to the introduction of scheming mother Gloria Fisher Abbott Bardwell (Judith Chapman), son Fenmore "Fen" Baldwin (Zach Tinker), and long-lost dad River (Michael Gross) and half-sister Eden (Jessica Heap).
He also discussed Michael's transformation from a villain to a family man:
"What was wonderful was that the writing provoked all those things. A control freak falls in love, what’s he supposed to do with that? Had an in-affectionate mother….They expanded it all by casting the mother later on. They filled in the dots with what happened throughout the years. He was a well rounded character and that’s what gave it legs. It could have been a cartoon, and they’re fun, but they made him human so that for some reason the audience related to him, or they wouldn’t have brought him back."
Delve into the rest of the veteran soap star's thoughts on all things Baldwin here.