Happiness got to speak with Christian LeBlanc, who plays lawyer Michael Baldwin on CBS soap "The Young & The Restless."
He's the host of this weekend's "Soap Star Spectacular," an event featuring CBS stars, and fan interaction. There's a Q & A session, a trivia game, a chance to learn about soap directing and another chance to act with the stars. Along with stars from "Y & R" (including Jeanne Cooper (Katherine Chandler), and Michelle Stafford (Phyllis Newman), there are stars from "The Bold and the Beautiful" and "Guiding Light" -- well just Kim Zimmer.
Because of his Green Beret dad, LeBlanc was born in Cape Fear Valley Hospital in Fayetteville. In truth, he's a Louisiana boy, like his character.
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When we chatted, LeBlanc was just back from filming in Louisiana, which means some more Baldwin family craziness is on the way. Which is good, because, LeBlanc told us, New Orleans is the show's biggest market.
We also asked him, if he was writing the show, what he would say to Victor, when the bullying gazillionaire glared at him and started in with that 'I don't pay you to try, I pay you to get results' errand boy routine.
"I actually said it!, " LeBlanc said. "I said 'There's no one else who will put up with you,' and I got it in. Eric [Braeden, who plays Victor Newman], laughed and we got the writers to keep it. I think of it as Christian LeBlanc's Young and the Restless. I'm not afraid to knock on those writers' door!'"