Kanan & Candace Young (Soaps.com)
Sean Kanan, who plays complex bad boy, Deacon Sharpe, on The Young and the Restless, arrived first and was very gracious and accommodating when it came to his fans. He greeted them all personally out on the back patio, before coming inside and answering their questions during the luncheon. He also sat down for a chat with Soaps.com.
Candace & Sean (Soaps.com)
About Deacon's new job at Gloworm, Sean commented, "That's the interesting thing about working in a bar; all the characters seem to, at one point or another, come in and out of the bar, and when you're a bartender you're privy to a lot of the conversations and comings and goings, and you register and stockpile information. [This] puts my character in a position to have story with almost anybody." Hmm.
Candace & Sean (Soaps.com)
Of course, Deacon's name has been bandied about on The Bold and the Beautiful lately, what with Hope [Kim Matula] alluding to her real father. Sean mused, "The character of Deacon was conceptualized by Brad Bell over at The Bold and the Beautiful, and I spent five years of my life there working with a group of people…I have a real place in my heart for those people and would love to work with them again." He acknowledged that there are a lot of loose ends for Deacon on B&B, and joked, "For me, the ideal situation is to be in Genoa City in the morning and Los Angeles in the afternoon - and it's really only about a thirty foot trip!" Sean also noted that Deacon's parentage hasn't been explored, saying viewers know about his stepfather, but it would be interesting to find out who his parents are and where he comes from.
Outside of Y&R, busy Sean has done two independent films in the past year, "Abracadabra," a short directed by Julie Pacino, which went to Cannes and the Hollywood Film Festival, and "My Trip To the Dark Side," which was directed by Sean's friend, Shane Stanley. Sean will begin filming on the mockumentary "Rock Barnes" in November. He will play the title character, a motivational speaker touring around on a bus teaching a course, who Sean describes as a, "complete train wreck on wheels!" Also getting off the ground is Sean's literary project, "21st Century Gentleman." He hopes the book will be out in the next 12 - 18 months, and pre-faced it with a blog by the same name, which is all about helping guys get in touch with their authentic selves. For the details on Sean's blog, read Sean Kanan is a 21st Century Gentleman.
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Daniel's Q&A (Soaps.com)
When Soaps.com got Daniel alone for some scoop, it was time to ask the questions foremost in everyone's mind: Who is watching Lily through the window? What was Humphrey barking at?! Daniel confided, "Humphrey is barking at a really good storyline!" Smiling, he added, "There's a storyline standing outside that door, and it wants to come in, and I can't wait until it comes in. Actually, it's in; we've already filmed it." So, what's it all about? Daniel told us that once again, Cane's history is dug up. He laughingly said that he turned up at a fan event that Maria [Arena Bell] was at and he hadn't shaved for a week or two. She reacted by saying, "Oh, I like it! I have to write you a dangerous, bad storyline!" Daniel marveled, "It's that simple?" In any case, once again, Cane's history will come back to bite him in the butt.
Is it just the cattle rustlers, or will there be an unexpected twist? Daniel said he can usually figure out what is going to happen due to foreshadowing, but admitted, "I, personally, didn't see this one coming." And what about keeping the truth from Lily to protect her (which hasn't worked out so well in the past)? Daniel concedes that it's hard, because Lily has asked Cane if there are any more secrets, and he's promised there aren't, but what's different this time around is that Lily has grown [from the cancer] and is more mature in how she reacts, and she catches on quicker now. This, he says, puts Cane in the position of doing the wrong thing for the right reason. Should he tell Lily the truth? Daniel doesn't know, but notes that although some viewers may want to see him tell her, and the pair work through things as a team, from a writing standpoint, there is more drama and conflict [if he doesn't tell her].
The main focus in the storyline won't be on conflict between Lily and Cane, however. Daniel elaborates, "It will be more about Cane and what he's going through, and this time it permeates through a lot more people. Who he is, what he's done, and what he has to do to fix it without letting anyone [he knows and loves] know what's happened, because if this one gets out, really, he would be…but it's gotta' come out." [laughs] He went on to tell about a scene he just shot with Jeanne [Cooper, Katherine] the other day, in which Kay tells Cane she loves him as a grandson, and in spite of his secrets, he proved himself to be a good person. Daniel laughs that [knowing another secret is going to come out] he wonders how the writers will fix it this time.
Goddard & Candace Young (Soaps.com)
Immediately in Cane's future, there's an issue with a surveillance tape. Daniel explains, "In the surveillance tape, the footage is being shot by the person you see looking at us. The footage rears its head, and as a result, Cane has to take a very strong action to protect his family. We go away, leave town, so Cane can try to make sure his family is safe, and that's where everything happens." He is excited about the upcoming story where a tornado hits, saying, "Cane and Lily end up at the cottage with the kids, and the storm hits, and we had rain machines and wind machines - I spent two days soaking wet. [There were] a lot of fight scenes, a lot of violence; I end up covered in blood." Daniel went on to say it's a solid catalyst that gives Cane a male adversary, which allows him to be outside his relationship with Lily for a while. He assures us that Cane truly does love Lily, saying she gives him what he was always looking for, but explains that the change of scenery gives him a chance to play the complete antithesis [of settled domesticity].
The popular, and witty, Daniel Goddard will be in London, Ontario for a meet 'n' greet on October 24, and in Oklahoma for the same type of event on October 2! Soaps.com will bring you all the details on these events as they become available. Soaps.com encourages everyone to come out and meet the actors when the opportunity arises!
- Candace Young
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