CBS ‘The Young and the Restless’ (Y&R) spoilers finds that star Peter Bergman (Jack Abbott) opens up about the future of soaps. In an interview with TV Insider, Peter admits that while there has been a shift in the television market with many people tuning more into the instant gratification that reality television provides in comparison to the soap world, which often tells stories at a much slower pace, this doesn’t mean that it’s the ‘end all’ of daytime television. In fact, he believes that many fans still see the quality in good story telling. Here’s what he has to say.
He said, “I deeply believe that the slow burn still has giant value. [Mariellen and I] recently got caught up in Downton Abbey. There was a scene where Lady Mary (Michelle Dockery) was being courted. Her courtier came up to her in a field outside of the house and said, “I’m leaving. [But] before I leave, I never got to kiss you…” It was stunning. Because they made it important. We can do the same thing. I’m not saying we should go back to antique soap operas at all – not at all. What I am saying is that what happens between two people who are trying hard to trust one another — once trust has been broken — is something that I’m going to watch. I think America would, too.”
CBS ‘The Young and the Restless’ Spoilers: Peter Bergman Opens Up About The Future Of Soaps
Peter also revealed why he doesn’t have a social media presence. As many Y&R fans have noticed, Peter is one of few soap actors who are yet to have their own Twitter or Instagram accounts. He says, “No. I do not. It works for me. I am so happy and lucky that I’ve been doing this long enough that I can let the work speak for me. I don’t have to be a presence in everyone’s lives, letting them know what I eat and where I sunbathe or anything like that. I’m very grateful to the people who watch and I feel it my giant responsibility to give the greatest performance I can give with every single script that I get. That’s my promise to the people who follow Jack Abbott.
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