Michael Muhney’s “Young and the Restless” character of Adam – who had brief gay affair – is killed off
We were so excited last summer by the arrival of Michael Muhney as Adam Newman on The Young and the Restless.
He was an emergency recast last summer for Chris Engen and walked right into a storyline that had his character partially blind and sleeping with his lawyer and friend Rafe (Yani Gellman) to get out of a jam. It was disappointing that the Adam and Rafe storyline did not develop further or that the two never even shared an on-screen kiss.
But Muhney, previously best known for his role on Veronica Mars, was just terrific in the role and it is sad that Adam was killed off. He had gotten so evil it seems there was no way to let him live!
On his Twitter account today he wrote to fans: You all stop worrying about me! You’re too kind. I couldn’t be happier with my predicament. Lots 2 be thankful for in my life! Life is good!
Earlier this week he thanked fans for their support: Really touched by all the love from you all…now I’ve got to decide what to do & where 2 go next. Such is the life of a professional actor.
After the Adam-Rafe storyline fizzled, Michael told TV Guide Canada writer Nelson Branco that he was game for a same-sex lip-lock if the script had called for it.
“Let me tell you something, as an actor, the Rafe seduction really whet my appetite. First of all, as an actor I have no boundaries whatsoever. A character who will do anything to get what he wants will always draw me in as an actor. Adam blurred the lines of sexuality when he seduced his gay friend for the sake of self-preservation. That told the audience that there isn’t a line he won’t cross. Which makes Adam the ultimate threat because he refuses to fail or lose. … Let me tell you, if the kiss was written into the script, I would completely embrace it with open arms. I’m an actor. That’s what I do — act. I would’ve gone the distance. As I always have and always will.”