Jason Thompson on Billy's Next Steps on The Young and the Restless

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What's in the cards for Billy Abbott (Jason Thompson) on The Young and the Restless? Thompson spoke to Soap Opera Digest about all things Abbott and his fan-favorite character's future on the CBS soap.

Thompson is hoping to play more Abbott family and corporate scenes opposite Peter Bergman (Jack) and Michael Mealor (Kyle). Will Billy's newfound confidence launch him into another battle for Jabot? Thompson teased:

"I really am interested in what’s going on there and this balance with Billy and Kyle, and what’s going on with Jack. There’s a lot going on, of course, there always is, but with Billy, I like seeing his world and where he lands, but I think it’s important that he doesn’t lose his edge in all of this. It’s just about getting control of his mind a little bit more.”

He also discussed starting over on a new soap after playing Patrick Drake - and being half of a supercouple - on General Hospital. A clean break was a good choice, as it turns out. Thompson recalled:

"I didn’t really know anybody over here. I didn’t know anything about the show realistically as much. I mean, I did my research on the character before I got here, but it was fresh and it was new and that’s what I needed in my life. It was not an easy decision because GH was that. I valued that workplace, I valued the fans, I valued what came of my life in the 10 years that I was there. But it was time to change it up. I mean, the fans over there were fantastic. They supported me. A handful of them came over here, too, and still support me.”

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