The Young and the Restless

Eric Braeden Takes A BIG Break From The Young and the Restless

The Young and the Restless, Eric Braeden February 16The Young and the Restless, Eric Braeden

The Young and the Restless fans might not see as much Victor this fall as they’d like! The actor has taken the month of September off in order to visit his a very special place.

Braeden, who’s played Victor since 1980, tells TV Insider that he’s taking a month-long trip overseas for the 60th anniversary of him winning the German Youth Championship.

“I”m seeing some of my fellow athletes for the first time in 60 years!” Braeden enthusiastically says.

The actor says he wasn’t sure how the show will handle his character’s absence. Perhaps upon his return he’ll post-tape some scenes so that viewers won’t notice Victor being gone for very long.

Braeden’s been posting snaps showing his travels in Germany on social media as he takes a walk down memory lane. One follower noted the photos Braeden’s posting are reminiscent of Victor’s time in Kansas where he met Hope (Signy Coleman).

The actor says he’s proud of both his TV son Joshua Morrow (Nick) for the current storyline he’s playing in which Nick is taking on a darker dimension, and also his real-life son, Christian Gudegest, who has produced, written, and directed the film Den of Thieves.

Braeden also weighed in with TV Insider his thoughts on the show losing Eileen Davidson (Ashley), who is reportedly set to wrap up taping sometime this month.

“I’m very sad, very sad that there has not been more of a storyline within the last few years [with Victor and Ashley],” Braeden said. “Their relationship was never fully consummated. That is the one regret I have is that it was not picked up over the last few years. I think Eileen is enduringly beautiful, an interesting actress, very real.”

The actor hopes that Davidson, who’s come and gone from the show over the years, will return someday.

“Who knows?” Braeden says. “I adore working with her. That is all. I adore her.

The Young and the Restless airs weekdays on CBS. Check local listings for airtimes.

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