CBS ‘The Young and the Restless’ (Y&R) spoilers indicate that star Michael Mealor (Kyle Abbott) might be one of the most talented actors in the daytime television world, but if there’s one thing he struggles with, it’s doing love scenes! Here’s what he has to say.
Speaking to Soap Opera Digest in a new interview, the handsome actor puts it this way, “It’s funny because Hunter King and I just look at each other and go, ‘It’s such a weird job that we have.’ In one morning, we filmed two episodes of bed scenes, so in all of that time we were in bed. Love scenes are the most unnatural thing in the world, which can make it really awkward. It just feels a little sterile. There is no emotion attached to it but you have to make it look like there is emotion there. It’s an actor’s conundrum.”
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CBS ‘The Young and the Restless’ News: Michael Mealor (Kyle Abbott) Is No Fan Of Filming Love Scenes
Thankfully Michael and Hunter have such a good off-screen relationship, that she helps make the process a little less daunting. He added, “Hunter is one of my best friends, which makes doing love scenes easy. We know each other so well that we don’t have to check in with each other, like, ‘Are you okay?’ or ‘Is that too far?’ And as soon as they call cut, we are laughing and making jokes. We are relaxed with each other enough that we find it comical and funny because nothing feels right. I think, ‘How is this going to look on screen?’ and then when it airs, I’ll go, ‘Oh that turned out pretty well.’ It’s all in the editing, but in the moment it’s really an odd experience.”
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