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    The Young and the Restless - NEWS ROOM

    In our 'The Young and the Restless' News Room, Soaps.com keeps you up-to-date with the latest Soap Opera news on the net. We also feature interviews with the soap stars, as well as local appearances by the actors and actresses.

    Catching up with Daniel Goddard! (Interview)

    Friday, October 24 2008


    Daniel Goddard (MySpace)
    After Disney's "Tinker Bell" green carpet premier in Hollywood, Soaps.com lured Y&R's Daniel Goddard away from the family to play a little catch up.

    "The movie was great," Goddard raves of the full-length animated film, which is due out on DVD October 28. "I knew Tinker Bell from Peter Pan, but I had no idea what it was going to be about. I liked the mythical side of the story. It was cute. The animation is really impressive. Nice message: Anarchy pays off. (laughs) It was great, because Rachel and Ford came, and all four of us sat there together. I wouldn't have gone without Ford (2), who fell asleep, but it was cool."

    If you noticed Goddard's body count seems off, that's because his wife Rachel is very pregnant with their second baby.

    "He's being born December 22 and it's another boy," Goddard shares. "It will be like when I grew up in Australia: Rachel's going to be the one, solo female figure. Well, she does have Morris the cockatoo, who was supposed to be a boy, but turned out to be a girl, so she has backup."

    Little Ford is ready to lend a hand, as well. "We made sure he understood from the very beginning that he's part of this," Goddard explains. "I don't want the baby to come out and have him be competitive. This way, he's involved."

    Goddard is also preparing himself – by getting his swaddling & diapering arm back in shape!

    "In Australia, the fastest sheep-shearer is called 'the gun': I'm the gun with the diapers," he brags. ""I'm so fast, and I can even do it standing up, while Ford's walking away."


    Daniel and Ford (MySpace)
    Once the new baby arrives, Dad plans to take off a few days and he may even get some extra time with the family, thanks to the holidays, but he admits he'll be anxious to head back to work.

    "There's a good vibe onset these days," he says. "The scripts are good, the stories are good, the show moves well. The fans have really responded. Kristel (Khalil, Lily) and I are the number one couple and actor and actress on CBS. I'm very surprised by that, but very happy.

    "The good thing is, now it's not just about the love interest stuff," he continues. "There's the business side and a solid story starting with Katherine now, which will run for a while. Then there's the baby with Chloe…"

    And we can't forget Cane's returned little brother, Billy Abbott. He's gone from gambler to full-fledged playboy and with the ever-manly Billy Miller assuming the role, long gone is the lanky, pretty boy Abbott we used to know. Talk about a change in energy!

    "It's very different, which is great for me to play off," Goddard relates. "Billy and I want to turn it into a Jack/Victor thing. It's even more interesting, because they're brothers. It's got so much potential for drama loaded in. It's an interesting dilemma for Cane: He's always wanted family, finally gets a brother and it's going to be Cane and Abel. Maria (Arena Bell) and Hogan (Sheffer) are looking long term with it, which is great for me, Billy and everyone."

    Always with an eye on the big picture, Goddard is equally impressed with how things are going for his onscreen ex, Amber.

    "Amber and Daniel are great together," he raves. "Adrianne (Frantz, Amber) will always give 100% and so does Graz (Michael Graziadei, Daniel), but Graz has this detachment in some ways. He'll play some scenes where he's really into it; then in the next, he won't be. I think he does it on purpose, to keep it interesting and upside down. He's a solid actor. Then there's Heather and Adam. Everyone's being paired up."

    Unfortunately, it's not all fun and games at work, but such is the nature of the daytime beast.

    "Because we don't know where storylines are going, you find certain actors always have a feeling of, 'What's going to happen to me? Where am I going?'" Goddard admits. "We just lost Eyal (Podel, Adrian) and from that point of view, there's this feeling of tension, but we just changed executive producers, again and there's also a new vibrant energy that's moving through."

    With so much going on onscreen and a baby on the way off screen, Goddard has one outlet he's still managing to schedule in: go cart racing!

    "I'm racing my car once a week at the moment, either Saturday or Sunday," he grins. "I need it. It's my me time."

    Soaps.com suspects the new arrival may interfere with this "me time", but can't imagine Goddard will be complaining. Good luck!

    - Deanna Barnert


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    USER COMMENTS

    Posted by JTORIA fan at Thursday, October 23 2008 04:46 PM

    what can i say daniel goddard is amazing

    Posted by martie at Thursday, October 23 2008 04:52 PM

    I like Daniel too. I just wish Cane & Lily were together. Billy is fun too but I just can't sit and watch the show like I used to. I used to get so excited to see Cane because I knew an amazing eyesexing lane scene was coming. I literally don't care about Cane in any scene with Chloe. I simply have to FF. Billy Cane scenes have been alright. I think if billy really goes after Lily it will be more interesting but right now. This just isn't working for me. Cane is just not as appealing w/o Lane. I still want to like him but it gets harder to care what he does under the circumstances. JMHO.

    Posted by sonya45 at Thursday, October 23 2008 05:10 PM

    DG does seem like a nice guy. I hate that Cane was such a great guy and now he is doing the dumbest things. I want Ca e & Lily to find out the truth about the stupid stalker and her spawn and run back toeach other and never let anything this ridiculous come between them again! This the #1 CBS couple for goodness sakes! There is no need to continue to vote for them if this is the way it's going to be and it is the worst s/l in a long time.

    Posted by jar3353 at Thursday, October 23 2008 05:15 PM

    I totally agree with Martie, it is truly hard to enjoy watching the Y&R when Cane and Lily were the heartbeat of the fans. I adore DG but the writers are truly making it hard to stay connected to those feelings of excitement when the romance was beginning. It is like being on a roller coaster you climb up to the top and all of a sudden you fall to the bottom and you loose a piece of air from your stomach. This is what the writers have done to the s/l. I am glad for DG the writers have given him more plot lines. I hate what they have done to Lily. She is barely seen and Chloe has become the face you see everywhere. She gained and Lily lost. What is going on?

    Posted by vernonda2n1 at Thursday, October 23 2008 05:28 PM

    Congradulations Daniel & Rachel,

    On your second bundle of joy!

    Daniel G:, you're great actor.
    So your character, Cane is expecting a baby on screen too!
    Talk about life immatating art on Y & R! (lol)

    Posted by bvislandergirl at Friday, October 24 2008 06:41 AM

    Daniel G is so like a normal relaxed guy, never really seem too full of himself, I feel like I know the guy hes not sarcastic in the lease bit or trying to hide anything imagine he already revealed the sex of his unborn baby I would think that certain people would want to keep that a surprise. Anyway I can't wait for him and Lily to get back together, they have perfect chemistry. But like he said it can't be all about love and romance they have to muddy the waters a little bit and make thing interesting. He is so cool as an actor, his eyes are captivating.

    Posted by CARJACK FAN at Saturday, October 25 2008 11:31 AM

    This man is the hunk of all hunks and is a great actor. I really like him.

    Posted by Jimi at Saturday, October 25 2008 12:31 PM

    I like Daniel but as Cane It doesn't work for me now that he
    and Lily are finished. Cane did not appeal to me before he
    was paired with Lily. There was so much chemistry and love
    that they won my heart but now that Cane is with Lily I must
    let Cane go. I will NEVER feel the same way with Chloe. I
    do nmot like her and never will becsause she is not a nice
    person which she has proven time and time again. It's sad
    that Cane is being used and don't know it. It's not his baby
    and he will probably never know. The writers ruined a great
    love story of Cane and Lily. He's being played as an idiot
    and the fine clothes does not change anything. I'm looking
    forward to Billy and Lily making both Cane and Chloe "crazy
    jealous". Lily should be happy for a change and not mixed up
    in Cane's mess. I think he liked Chloe's craziness and the
    attention she gave him. He will not leave her when the
    baby is born and it was cruel the way he ended it with Lily.
    So Cane I will never be a fan of yours again!!!!

    Posted by Faye8 at Monday, October 27 2008 11:38 AM

    Hello all, please do not put Sharon and Brad together, that will never work, get Brad someone else to bully. I just love Nick and Sharon together, well from the comings ang goings it seems they will be killing someone, I hope its not Katherine Chancellor, I hope its Marge. Please brong Victor back, I am dying to see whats going to happen once he get back into town. I am sure it will be well worth watching. Writers please do not pair Sharon with Brad.

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