The Young and the Restless‘ Greg Rikaart took the time on the SoapNet “Rock the Soap Cruise” to speak to The Soap Shrink not just once, but twice! I found him gracious, intelligent, and very polite in correcting my mispronunciation of his last name (FYI, it’s RICK-art!). We talked about his Y&R character Kevin Fisher, compassion, and how his understanding of psychology made a two-week character evolve into an Emmy-winning role.
D: A lot has changed since the Soap Shrink analyzed Kevin last summer . Can you tell us what’s going on?
G: He put himself in a situation. Kevin felt guilty about choices he had made in regard to Katherine Chancellor. He was trying to make amends, trying to be the knight in shining armor. He goes to the hotel, sees this guy Clint, and confronts him. So he goes into the hotel, he gets drugged and thrown into the trunk. But he made the decision to put himself in a precarious situation. It wasn’t safe. I’m sure his instincts were going against the decision. But we don’t always follow our instincts.
D: Now he’s having a flashbacks …
G: Well, yeah. I have to wonder how much of this would be happening if Kevin had really conquered [Read more…]