The Young and the Restless spoilers say that when it comes to Ashland Locke, you just don’t know what he may be thinking at any time or what his next move might be for that matter. Luckily, his portrayer Robert Newman recently opened up about what’s in store for his character. Here’s what you need to know!
The Young and the Restless Spoilers: Robert Newman Opens Up About What’s Next For Ashland
In an interview with Soap Opera Digest, Robert admitted that Ashland is walking a fine line with Victoria Newman right now. He said, “I’m trying to keep him interesting and multilayered, multifaceted and even, in some cases, charming. I want to give credit to Josh on this, because we have had some long conversations where he is continually guiding me through this, through the mind of Ashland Locke. I think that for me, a go-to has always been to play everything as real and sincere and true, and I think that Ashland is trying to play everything as all of those things. I think his driving force is his love for Victoria and I think he is willing to do whatever it takes to keep her in his world. I think he’s created an alternate reality that exists up in his head that makes him feel less like he’s manipulating Victoria and more like he’s trying to salvage their love and their relationship with each other.”
What’s more, Robert says that Ashland is also discovering the fact that the Newman family isn’t the squeaky cleanest clan in all of Genoa City, either. He said, “We’ve had a couple of scenes where Victoria sort of arbitrarily tells me about things Adam has done in the past, and in rehearsal, I’m like, ‘Hold on. She’s just told me this piece of information that’s horrible and despicable! Do I just let that go by? How do I even respond to that?’ And then Victor, of course, has done terrible things — they’ve all done terrible things! And maybe the idea of lying about having a disease like cancer is marginally worse than those terrible things, but it’s just an array of terrible things! It’s not like I’m working in a world of saints and I’m the bad guy. We’re all bad guys! It’s just the degree of bad guy, you know?”
The Young and the Restless Spoilers: Robert Newman Has Nothing But Praise For Amelia Heinle
That said, Robert has nothing but wonderful things to say about his on-screen wife, Amelia Heinle, who plays Victoria Newman on the hit CBS show. “I am 100 percent impressed with her as a person and with her work,” he declares. “She is really turning it on and making it work. I think it can be a little tricky for the good guy, because when you’re the good guy, you feel like you’re getting duped too openly by the bad guy, you feel like, ‘Why would my character be so stupid?’ or something like that. But now she’s turned the tables on Ashland and I think she’s just killing it, I really do.”
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