The Bold and the Beautiful star John McCook (Eric Forrester) is gearing up for the 49th Annual Daytime Emmys. The veteran actor, who is up for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series, chatted with Entertainment Tonight about what a win would mean to him.
After 35 years on B&B, McCook is still loving his work. He shared:
My wish, my selfish wish, is that I can do this job until they don't want me anymore, until I don't want to. I don't want to get to a point where I can't remember lines anymore. Or I can't do the job. I want to stay healthy enough and well enough, even 10 more years or 20 more years.
A possible Emmy win this year would mean a lot to the just-turned 78-year-old. He dished:
It would be a cherry on the top. It would be the frosting on the cake. I have 35 years on The Bold and the Beautiful and more in in other shows, and I wanted to be an actor when I was a kid. From 18 years old on, I've been an actor.
But he already feels like quite the winner, noting:
So, getting an Emmy for it, is just, I mean, I've already won, you know? I win, because I'm an actor. Period. That's my win, and so being close is close enough.