‘The Young and the Restless’ (Y&R) spoilers finds that star Peter Bergman is opening up about how his character Jack Abbott has changed throughout his 30-year career on the highly rated CBS soap. And while Jack has always been someone that can be regarded as a class act, Peter does admit that he’s made a few missteps along the way. Here’s what he has to say.
Speaking to Soap Opera Digest in an interview, the veteran soap star puts it this way, “The Jack I first played was a carefree cad who didn’t care a lot about other people’s feelings unless he was related to them, and even though people, he was willing to be manipulative with.”
‘The Young and the Restless’ Spoilers: Peter Bergman Explains How Jack Abbott Has Changed Throughout The Years
Thankfully, Peter says that Jack was forced to reevaluate his priorities and as a result, realized what was most important to him in his life. The actor added, “I think slowly, life and love and loss gave him lawyers of empathy that he lacked when I first started playing this role. He was short on empathy. ‘This is what I want and nothing’s going to stop me.’ But as he has become the de facto head of the Abbott family, there is a new understand in Jack that brings him full circle to the man he always thought he should be.”
With that said, Jack Abbott continues to be a fan favorite character for many ‘Young and the Restless’ viewers. From what we know so far, it looks like Jack is wanting to step back from his professional commitments at Jabot so he can focus more on what he wants out of life. Seeing how much he’s dedicated himself to the family business in the past, it’s good to see that he is putting his own needs ahead for once. Of course, fans will have to continue tuning in to see what happens next!
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