For those of you who don’t know this about me, I am a HUGE soap fan! I’ve been watching them since I was young. Back then, it was either watch what she was watching, or read a book, which I had already done a few times that day! Now, it is my kids who look at me funny when the “Mommy Shows” are on. They either make themselves scarce, or they fall asleep.
Out of the three soaps I watch, the one I love the most has to be The Young and the Restless (or Y & R). It has the best patriarch in Victor Newman (played by Eric Braeden), the story lines, for the most part, have been fairly steady for the past few decades, and watching each episode makes me feel as though I am at home with my mom, yelling at the TV for something a character said or did that we were not happy about.
I thought I had posted about my first encounter with Y & R. Let me give you some back story to this, as most of you will have no clue as to what I’m talking about. I adore Eric Braeden. As I previously stated, he is one of the reasons why I watch this show. He is brash, witty, and ruthless as Victor Newman. When I started tweeting, he was one of the first accounts I started following, and he was one of my first followers.
Eric Braeden ran a contest for his followers on his account, and it was about something we both have a love for: The NCAA Basketball Championships! It was Sweet 16 time, and he said that he would be giving away a script with the autographs of various cast members, including his own, to the followers that were able to guess which four teams he had picked to move forward in the tournament. I guessed right, and a few weeks later, my script came in the mail.
I felt like a teenage girl getting to meet her pop star crush! Sadly, at this point, I thought I would never be this close to another soap star again…that was the case, until a few weeks ago.
A rep for Mishael Morgan, who plays Hilary Curtis Winters on Y & R contacted me, asking me if I was interested in writing an post for SoapHub.com about her character on the show as well as her new projects coming out this summer. I was floored! I had to read the email a few times to make sure it was real! I quickly replied yes, of course!
After the details were ironed out, I got the call. I went from being cool and collected to a bundle of excited nerves. Mishael Morgan was very sweet about my “enthusiasm” over her interview, and it was a lot of fun ! I told her how I felt about Hilary, and where I wanted her character’s story line to go. It seemed as though the interview went on forever, but it was only about 15 minutes long, and I didn’t want to seem unprofessional and start asking all of the questions I had in my head! Once the interview was over, I listened to our conversation (which I, unfortunately, will not add to this post, mainly because I sound like a nerdy fan!), but it was such an amazing opportunity to have been given.
Blogging had to be one of the most amazing hobbies/activities/jobs I have ever had! I have had the opportunity to go and do so many amazing things, including interacting with characters from my favourite soap opera! I’m curious as to what my next encounter of the Y & R kind will be! I hope I will gwt the chance to write another blog post, or even meet an actor! When it happens, I will certainly share this latest experience with you!
Hey Readers! Have you had a starry-eyed encounter with someone you admired? If you have, who was it, and what was it like? If not, who would you want to meet?
Until my next post, Readers!