THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS’ Eric Roberts (ex-Vance) loves portraying bad guys, and the one he’s taken on in the upcoming film, West End, is doozy! “I play a classic ‘family’ — aka mob — guy, embroiled in an emotional story fueled by a screwed sense of loyalty,” he tells Soaps In Depth with a grin. “I’d kill for my brother, but I’d also sleep with his wife.”
Actually, it’s his grown son, played by Neal Bledsoe (Gary, AS THE WORLD TURNS; Quinn, GUIDING LIGHT) that Roberts’ character will have to look out for: he’s come home gunning for answers! But first the young man will have to deal with his own past. Namely some complicated feelings for his ex-girlfriend, played by ONE LIFE TO LIVE’s Melissa Archer (Natalie).
Although he’d already wrapped his scenes on the Asbury Park, NJ, set and headed off on a trip to Europe, Roberts was happy to share his experience. “The fun of the project was the cast, the director, and the location,” he confides. “You can’t beat the Jersey Shore!”