Melody Thomas Scott's Interview with TV Guide! #YR
….She committed murder. He took the rap for her and went to jail. Now The Young and the Restless’ Victor and Nikki — played by suds greats Eric Braeden and Melody Thomas Scott — are back in each other’s arms. But will it last past Valentine’s Day? Thomas Scott gave TV Guide Magazine the gloomy scoop.
TV Guide Magazine: We’re loving this umpteenth Victor-Nikki reunion! Who’s going to screw it up this time?
Thomas Scott: Victor does the whole Valentine’s thing, bringing in a pianist and a violinist, candles and champagne, which of course leads to sex. They’re madly in love. But Nikki will find out he lied to her about his involvement in the Chelsea-Anita scam and she leaves him. Just like that. Over! Pow! Nikki gets her s—t together and says, “I can’t stay here anymore. I’m done!”
TV Guide Magazine: Then what? Nikki goes back to the bottle?
Thomas Scott: As we know, it’s never really over for Victor and Nikki but it’s my guess she’ll get hooked up with Jack Abbott [Peter Bergman] again and they’ll probably marry. She’s visiting him in the hospital every day and being a really good friend. [Laughs] We all know where that leads! When Peter and I first saw those scripts we could read between the lines. But it’s just my speculation.
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THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS :: Soap guru Nelson Branco manages to pull off the unthinkable, landing an exclusive interview with daytime television’s son of anarchy, Adam Newman:
He’s mercurial. Charming, even. He’s super-handsome, most swoon. But mostly, the smart bastard’s dangerous and deadly. And that’s just his hair! Yep, Adam Newman is the best character to hit Y&R in ages. In fact, one could argue he’s stealing the entire show (not that that’s hard to do these days), but few know what makes the breakout character tick as he continues his relentless quest for destiny. Hell hath no fury like an abandoned son scorned.
I poured a few glasses of expensive scotch when I ran into The Great Adam Newman at the Genoa City Athletic Club and managed to nab this first exclusive interview with the ultimate son of anarchy. Suck on that, Restless Style!
When you were younger, what did you dream of becoming when you grew up?
Well, as a kid, when I would pretend I was in Star Wars, I always related to Darth Vader more than Luke Skywalker. I enjoyed the snark of Han Solo but felt a lot of empathy for Vader and his childhood experience and subsequent difficult choices he had to make.
How did you become so well versed in human psychology? You can figure out people very easily…
I’ve always enjoyed reading books. But reading people is something that has come very naturally to me. People tell me everything, even if they don’t say a word.
Were you a mama’s boy?
Yes. I thought I was, until I found out my mother had been lying to me about my father my whole life. Now I don’t know what I was. An experiment for her pleasure? Still trying to figure that out.
Any dead animals populate your farm?
I’ve seen the circle of life, on the farm, many times. I understand that all things live, and all things, eventually, must die.
What was your relationship like with your stepfather, Cliff?
Next question, please.
Growing up, who were your idols?
Einstein. Mark Twain. And General Patton. A fictional hero of mine was Jack Nicholson’s character (Col. Jessup) in the movie, A Few Good Men. “You want me on that wall. You NEED me on that wall.”
Have you ever been properly in love?
Next question, please.
What advice would you give your younger self if you could?
Don’t trust many people. And don’t trust anyone in Genoa City.
What did you think of the #Occupy movement?
Good concept. Lazy execution.
How do you feel about your brother, Nicholas?
A unicycle that is missing one wheel.
Do you love your father, Victor? Does he love you?
Next question, please.
What’s it like living in a town with intellectually challenged people and being the smartest person in town?
Calling me the smartest person in Genoa City is like calling me the world’s tallest midget. It’s like playing Duck-Duck-Goose with a room full of kindergarteners. Every now and then they get lucky, every now and then they gang up, but in the end, they are just kindergarteners.
Do you think Phyllis has a sexual crush on you?
Yes. But let’s help her keep her secret; only half the world has picked up on how obvious it is.
Does anything scare you?
In a word: No.
Do you still worry you’ll become blind like your mother?
I did for many years. But after this groundbreaking surgery, I no longer obsess over it.
What do you do for fun?
Chess. Sudoku. Clay sculpting. Target shooting.
Do you wish you had friends?
Friends are overrated. The closer you let someone get to you, the more they can hurt/disappoint you.
Do you think Ashley will ever forgive you?
I certainly hope so, but I don’t expect that she will, or that she should.
Do you ever think of having kids?
Why would I? Look how I turned out.
What hair product do you use?
The Talented Mr. Ripley, The Devil’s Advocate, The Treasure of the Sierra Madre, All About Eve, and Alfred Hitchcock’s Rope.
Boxers or briefs?
What do you know for sure?
I know, with absolute certainty, that while we all live, we will endure pain, until we die.
Do you feel like you’re misunderstood?
I don’t FEEL that I’m misunderstood. I am misunderstood.
Do you have sex, make love or both?
I make love. And I have sex. It depends on the where, why, and whom.
—Thanks to Michael Muhney for conducting this interview as Adam Newman.