Fans were sad and disappointed when actor Steve Burton opted to leave ‘General Hospital’ after 20 years of portraying fan favorite Jason Morgan. After parting ways with 'GH,' Burton and his family sold their California home and moved to Nashville.
End of story? Hardly. This week, Burton debuts on ‘the Young and the Restless’ as Dylan McAvoy.
Fans reacted to Burton’s move to ‘Y & R’ in every way possible. Some were thrilled, while others were angry and disappointed.
TV Guide journalist Michael Logan spoke exclusively with Burton about his decision to head back to daytime so soon after departing from ‘GH.”
On his move to ‘Y & R’ after only three months in Nashville, Burton said,
‘The move to Nashville forced me and my triple-A personality to slow down and appreciate the little things in life. I haven't had three months off ever…. It wasn't that I was tired of sitting on my porch. I will never tire of that. But I was definitely ready to shake it up. People see me as Jason so much they forget I'm an actor. And an actor wants to explore! We're so blessed in daytime to have jobs that go on forever, but it does keep you from trying other things. Actors are gypsies. They're not supposed to have the same job for 20 or 25 years!’
On how his new schedule will allow him more time with his family, Burton said,
‘I'll get a lot of long weekends and frequent weeks off so I can get back to Nashville. I don't want to work five days a week like I did at GH…..’
Read more from Steve Burton here.
Watch for Steve Burton to first air this Tuesday January 29.
‘The Young and the Restless’ airs weekdays at 12:30 on Detroit’s local CBS affiliate WWJ, Channel 15.