"I think one of the most essential things in acting is to show vulnerability. I think that is what people are partly attracted to in this character [Victor Newman]. He's vulnerable. He's not really tough and hard. He's vulnerable as well."
About This Interview
In his three-hour Archive interview, Eric Braeden talks about growing up in Germany during World War II and emigrating to the United States. He describes his interest in acting and outlines his first major television role in the series The Rat Patrol. He discusses his film work, including roles in "Escape from the Planet of the Apes," "Colossus: The Forbin Project," and James Cameron's "Titanic." Braeden then details the role with which he's most associated, that of "Victor Newman" on the daytime drama The Young and the Restless. He recalls some of his character's major storylines, comments on co-stars and the show's creators, and outlines production on the popular soap opera. He also speaks of producing and starring in the film, "The Man Who Came Back." Stephen J. Abramson conducted the interview on August 16, 2010 in Pacific Palisades, CA.