|Eric Braeden has played Victor Newman on The Young and the Restless since 1980.|
Best known for his performance on a top rated soap opera for over 34 years, it's surprising to hear Braeden express that he did not initially intend on sticking.
"I thought I was going to do it for three months," he explained. "I couldn’t stand the medium. It was too fast. It was too – it was simply too fast."
Braeden goes on to add, "They introduced one storyline that I liked very much, when they explained why Victor Newman was who he was, he had grown up in an orphanage, and that explained his character. And I knew then that I could tap into something deeply emotional. The moment I played that scene with Nikki.. when she asked about my background...when I finished that scene I said, 'Now I'm gonna stay.'"
Watch Braeden's interview below: