Young & Restless’ Eric Braeden Gives a Sincere Shout-Out to an Especially Deserving Emmy Nominee: ‘… and I Can Tell You, She’s Overjoyed’
Victor’s portrayer calls ’em like he sees ’em.
Ever since the nominees for the 2021 Daytime Emmy Awards were announced, they’ve all but been the only thing anyone can talk about. Heck, even we did a special article in which we did our best Carnac the Magnificent and took a stab at predicting the winners.
On June 8, The Young and the Restless icon Eric Braeden spoke out about the nods that were given — and one in particular resonated with Victor’s real-life alter ego. “I want to congratulate Marla Adams for being nominated for an Emmy,” he tweeted. “She’s lived her life in showbiz, and I can tell you, she’s overjoyed by this nomination!”
When Braeden says that the actress who played Abbott family matriarch has paid her dues, he isn’t just whistling Dixie, either. Years — years and years, as a matter of fact — before she joined The Young and the Restless as Jack, Ashley and Traci’s mother, she was already a soap star (thanks to her role of Belle on The Secret Storm). She‘d also appeared on Broadway and in films like the classic Splendor in the Grass.
Mind you, by singling out Adams, Braeden didn’t mean to take anything away from any other nominees. “Of course, [Bryton James and Melissa Claire Egan, who play Devon and Chelsea, respectively] are very deserving of it as well,” he hastened to note, “but they are youngsters!”
I want to congratulate MARLA ADAMS for being nominated for an EMMY! She’s lived her life in show biz and I can tell you, she’s overjoyed by this nomination! Of course, BRIGHTON. & MISSY are very deserving of it as well, but they are youngsters!!
— Eric Braeden (@EBraeden) June 8, 2021
Before you bop away to read another article, stop off at the below photo gallery, which lines up and smacks down a plethora of “aww”-inspiring pictures of soapdom’s cutest kids.
<p>Though the paternity of<em> Bold & Beautiful</em> moppet Bridget was at first in question, there could be no doubt that Brooke was the mom of her Mini-Mi, played in the ’90s by Landry Albright.</p>
<p>Casting doesn’t get much more perfect than this: Back in 2008, <em>Days of Our Lives</em> had playing Hope’s daughter Ciara little Lauren Boles, a pint-sized replica of her lovely on-screen mom, Kristian Alfonso.</p>
<p>Leave it to Liam on <em>The Bold and the Beautiful</em> to doze off and miss the adorableness being radiated from daughter Kelly, played here by (we <em>think</em>) Avalon and Colette Carlish.</p>
<p>As handsome a fella as <em>General Hospital</em> star Chad Duell is, no one can say that Michael didn’t grow up just fine, thank you. But we’ll always fondly remember the years that he was played by impish redhead Dylan Cash.</p>
<p>From the moment that Kellen Enriquez made his <em>Young & Restless</em> debut as Harrison, the little boy made a big impression. The hair alone… OMG!</p>
<p>By now, <em>Days of Our Lives</em>’ Theo has become one of the show’s heartthrobs. But in 2006, when Abe and Lexie’s son was played by Kavi Faquir, his sweet presence was guaranteed to make hearts swell.</p>
<p>Playing the son of <em>General Hospital</em> mobster Jason, Porter Fasullo (Danny) has often gotten to wear so serious an expression. Grave matters are kinda the norm when Pop’s in “the family business.”</p>
<p>Finnegan George looks as sweet as can be in this picture from 2018. But the <em>Bold & Beautiful</em> actor also nicely plays the mischievous side of Will that he gets from incorrigible dad Bill.</p>
<p>We’d say they grow up so fast, but actually, this pic of <em>Young & Restless</em>’ Camryn Grimes (Mariah) with on-screen mom Sharon Case (Sharon) was taken more than 20 years (!) ago, when the junior achiever was still playing Cassie.</p>
<p><em>Young & Restless</em> must have known when it tapped Holden and Ryan Hare to play Billy and Victoria’s (and Chelsea’s) son Johnny that the kid could get anything he wanted, from an ice cream cone to a pony.</p>
<p>Before <em>Bold & Beautiful</em> aged Rick into a hormonal teen carrying on with his nanny Amber, Steven Hartman was the fresh-faced youngster who laid the groundwork for the shenanigans to come.</p>
<p>When Bryant Jones — pint-sized Nate on<em> The Young and the Restless</em> in 2002 — hit the Technical Emmys that year, he did so in a super-snazzy suit that smartly left him a little room to keep growing into it.</p>
<p>She’s off now to follow her Hollywood dreams, but in 2015, Alyvia Alyn Lind was only a few years into her decade-long run as Faith, the ultimately troubled daughter of <em>perpetually</em> troubled supercouple Nick and Sharon.</p>
<p>We can only imagine how hard it was for <em>General Hospital </em>pot-stirrer Hayden to leave behind Violet with dad Finn. We can’t even bear to look away from this heart-melting snap of Jophielle Love and Michael Easton.</p>
<p>Good to know: Cameras <em>can</em> somehow withstand the cuteness overload involved in getting in a single shot both <em>Young & Restless</em>’ Judah Mackey (Connor) and Alex Wilson (Christian).</p>
<p>Arguably the cutest kid ever on soaps, <em>General Hospital</em> Emmy winner Kimberly McCullough grew up before our eyes as Robin, the daughter of super-spies Anna and Robert.</p>
<p>Eh, never mind. When a toddler’s as precious as Erik and Theodore Olson, the twins who play baby Wiley on <em>General Hospital</em>, there’s no such thing as a bad picture.</p>
<p>Nope, it looks like no fun whatsoever was had on the <em>Young & Restless</em> set on the day in 2013 that tea for two was served to Sophie Pollono (ex-Delia) and then-on-screen dad Billy Miller (ex-Billy).</p>
<p>Munchkins don’t come any more angelic than McKenna Roberts and Aidan Clark, whom<em> The Young and the Restless</em> had playing Lily and Cane’s twins in 2013.</p>
<p>Who needs a driver’s license? <em>Bold & Beautiful</em> scene stealer Henry Joseph Samiri (Douglas) can always get a “lift” from on-screen dad Matthew Atkinson (Thomas).</p>
<p>Even without the blinged-out costume, <em>General Hospital</em> princess Brooklyn Rae Silzer never fails to sparkle as the granddaughter of Port Charles’ queen of kicking butt, the one and only Anna Devane.</p>
<p>Back in 2004, before <em>Bold & Beautiful</em> decided that Steffy and Phoebe were no longer identical twins (<em>and</em> killed off Phoebe), Kylie and Keaton Tyndell were always ready to make viewers see double.</p>
<p>At the center of one of <em>Days of Our Lives</em>’ most well-blended families in 2017 was card-carrying cutie patootie Harper Udell as Arianna. Or was it Harper’s sister, Sydnee? So good at sharing are the sibs that they split the role between them.</p>
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