The Young and the Restless star Christian LeBlanc recently gave a little insight into his character Michael Baldwin’s past and who he is today. Here’s what he has to say!
The Young and the Restless News: Christian LeBlanc Opens Up About Michael Baldwin’s Past
In a new interview with TV Insider, Christian opened up about some of Michael Baldwin’s highlights, lowlights and everything in between. When asked if he knew about Michael’s background before he took on the role, the actor said, “It was just Bill [Bell, creator, head writer, and senior executive producer] and Ed [Scott, executive producer]. I didn’t have a screentest. I knew Michael was off-color. I don’t know if they specifically said this will be a sexual harassment storyline but I had to have known? This was the first off-color character I played. I went for it and I think that’s what impressed them.”
Christian also admitted that while Michael is no longer the bad guy that he once was in the beginning, he’s never really lost his edge – and that’s a good thing. He put it this way, “One of the glories of this character is being a lawyer is such a portable thing. He could be introduced into other storylines. It’s all about the writers giving you different parts of you that can make a whole human being.”
The actor continued, “That’s why they bring in best friends for characters. It’s important to have those characters. The writers gave me Kevin, Gloria, and Lauren and I got to make a bigger character. There are places to be intimate in different ways. Michael can always be a jackass in the courtroom.”
The Young and the Restless News: Christian’s New Look
Christian also made it no secret that he feels fortunate to have worked with such an amazing cast for so many years. He also opened up about the secret to his – you guessed it – sexy white hair. “I started coloring the hair because it felt fitting. According to my family, I have a great, great grandmother in New Orleans who had a white head of hair that was award-winning and I have her hair. I was just playing with it and it went blond at one point. The fans on social media [responded]. My hairdresser has told me some women pay for this [color].” he said.
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