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Kevin Schmidt on Fellow ‘Y&R’ Star Eric Braeden: Lots of ‘Restless,’ Not Much ‘Young’

Does Kevin G. Schmidt think it’s time for TV granddad Eric Braeden to hang it up?

Maybeif we’re hearing him correctly.

CAPTION: Eric: Daytime stud past his prime?

Eric: Past his daytime prime?

Interviewed on Mr. Media, Kevin weighs in on the controversy surrounding Eric’s departure last week from The Young and the Restless.

Eric, 68, who has played Victor Newman since 1980—and took a voluntary pay cut two years ago —reportedly quit the CBS soap after refusing to his have his salary slashed again.

Now it seems Kevin, who has played Noah Newman since 2008, feels Eric—and other Y&R cast members —are getting a bit too long in the tooth.

“Our show was created 37 years ago. And 37 years ago our business was very different.” Kevin, 21, tells host Bob Andelman.

“Now it’s so interactive. People just want Continue reading