Young and the Restless Brings Sexy Back With Suggestive Dialogue & Close-Ups – & Nick Newman Dives Right In
Young and Restless takes a different approach to love scenes from Bold and Beautiful.
In the first new episode filmed after the return to production (aside from Monday’s recapping installment in the park), viewers got their first look at how Young and Restless would handle love scenes whilst grappling with new safety protocols with actors required to remain six feet apart. Devon and Elena kissed and cuddled, but of course, their portrayers, Bryton James and Brytni Sarpy, are together offscreen. It’s clear that real-life partners will be the exception, as is logical.
In the case of other onscreen couples, the illusion of the actors being close was achieved by using creative camera angles. In a couple of instances, the audience could only see the shoulder of one player, while the other’s face was being shown…also effective.
When it came to characters actually having sex, Young and Restless went with the suggestive dialogue and facial expressions, followed by a close-up of one member of the pairing, then cutting away, leaving the rest to the imagination. This indicates they’ll take a different approach from Bold and Beautiful, which uses blow-up dolls and actors’ real-life partners as stand-ins only partially seen, when possible.
When Abby (Melissa Ordway) and Chance (Donny Boaz) made love there was suggestive dialogue, with him alluding to how they could make better use of their time, then a close up of Abby wearing an expression that said she could eat him up while walking closer to the camera. Phyllis (Michelle Stafford) and Nick (Josh Morrow) were another Genoa City couple we saw in an intimate situation. Phyllis got turned on by the idea of Nick offering Abby a building and it became clear where things were headed. As she was sitting in a chair, the last shot we saw of Nick was his face getting closer to the camera as he angled downward as though pouncing on her where she was seated. It looked slightly awkward, almost like he was doing a dive out of the shot at the end, and it did feel strange not to be able to see her at all, but it absolutely worked.
— Mara (@SlvrSprg7) August 12, 2020
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<p>The couple that acts together, stays together… at least that’s been the case for Abby’s portrayer and her handsome hubby, who tied the knot back in 2012. The couple — who have two daughters — got to tie the knot all over again when in late 2020, he temporarily stepped into the role of Chance just in time for their alter egos to become man and wife! </p>
<p>While Egan and her spouse — whom she wed back in 2014 — have had the chance to work together on <em>Young & Restless</em>, Katrosar is not actually an actor. He did, however, put in two appearances on the soap on which she plays Chelsea in 2020, playing first her kidnapper and later an EMT! As of August 2021, the pair were expecting their first child.</p> <p> </p>
<p>Burgi, who plays Ashland Locke on <em>Young & Restless</em>, married Liliana Lopez in 2012. He was previously married to Lori Kahn, with whom he has two sons, Samuel and Jack.</p>
<p>Since joining <em>Young & Restless, </em>Morgan’s played both the ill-fated Hilary Curtis Hamilton and the twin sister who never got to know her, Amanda Sinclair. In real life, the beauty has been married to her guy since since 2012. They have two children together.</p>
<p>The handsome guy who plays Smilin’ Jack on <em>Young and Restless</em> married his second wife in 1985. At the time, he was playing <em>All My Children </em>good guy Cliff Warner. They have two children together.</p>
<p>While mixing business and pleasure rarely works out for the residents of Genoa City, the same definitely can’t be said for Nikki’s portrayer and her hubby. Although now supervising producer at <em>Bold & Beautiful, </em>he was serving as executive producer at <em>Young & Restless </em>when first they met. </p>
<p>An added bonus to this pair dating? Even when health and safety protocols meant most Genoa City couples had to declare their love from a safe distance, Sharon (Newman, that is) and Adam were able to share illicit kisses behind the back of her husband, Rey! </p> <p> </p>
<p>“Honestly, I couldn’t do what I do without his support,” Cricket’s longtime portrayer told us of the spouse to whom she’s been wed since 1997. The pair have two children who, as she puts it, “are probably old enough that they don’t need me hovering over them. But they still let me, anyways.” </p> <p> </p>
<p>After dating for five years, the couple tied the knot during a 2001 ceremony in Santa Barbara. “I love her to death,” <a href="https://www.soapsindepth.com/gallery/cbs/the-young-and-the-restless-joshua-morrow-wife-tobe-161105" target="_blank">he told Soaps In Depth</a>, “and I truly don’t deserve her.” While we doubt that’s true, Nick’s portrayer added that “she has given me the four coolest children that I ever could have asked for!” </p>
<p>Get ready, because Billy’s portrayer is about to gush about the beauty who became his bride in 2015 and has since gifted him with two children. “She’s just an amazing person and doesn’t have a selfish bone in her body,” Thompson told <a href="https://www.soapoperadigest.com/content/icymi-jason-thompson-interview-3/" target="_blank">Soap Opera Digest</a>. </p> <p> </p>
<p>It may seem like just yesterday that Kevin’s portrayer exchanged vows with Sudduth, but they actually celebrated their sixth anniverary in 2021. “I wouldn’t have stayed sane this past year without you,” Rikaart told his hubby earlier this year on Instagram. “Well, I’d have gone more insane, I should say.” Together, they have one son, Montgomery, whom they affectionately call Monty. </p> <p> </p>
<p>While Victor’s marriages have been legendarily rocky, Braeden’s own union has lasted more than five decades. And if there’s one thing anyone following him on social media knows, it’s how much he dotes on son Christian Gudegast’s adorable children! </p> <p> </p>
<p>Fans got an up-close and personal look into the homelife of Ashley’s on-again, off-again portrayer and her spouse when Davidson appeared on <em>The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. </em>Married since 2003, they share one son. </p>
<p>Davidson may no longer be playing Paul — much to the consternation of many fans — but he did walk away with one heck of a parting gift: It was on the set of <em>Young & Restless</em> that he met his wife when she was playing Rebecca. Married in 1984, they have two children. </p> <p> </p>
<p>Even as fans were falling hard for the pairing of Devon and Elena, the actors bringing them to life found themselves falling in love. “He is such a calming presence in my life,” she told us last year. “Everyone should have a person like him in their lives!” </p> <p> </p>
<p>Ask Rey’s portrayer the secret to a good marriage and he’ll tell you it’s communication. “Kaitlin and I have learned how to work through issues,” he admitted to Soaps earlier this year. Married since 2012, the couple has two daughters. “I’ve learned never to take anything that comes into your life for granted,” he said.</p> <p> </p>
<p>Mariah’s portrayer — who formerly played the ill-fated Cassie — has maintained a fairly low profile where her personal life is concerned. She <em>did</em>, however, let social media in on the fact that she and her voice-actor beau had marked their first anniversary back in March of 2021. </p>
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