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Michael Mealor Previews Kyle’s Summer Drama on Y&R (EXCLUSIVE)


Fans might have to shell out some bucks for a whole new cooling system in their house — or else risk their TVs melting down this summer whenever Kyle comes on screen in THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS! “You’re going to see a steamier, love-drunk, sexier side of Kyle that we haven’t seen before!” his portrayer, Michael Mealor, promised Soaps In Depth with a grin. “The love triangle [with Summer and Lola] will continue, with drama and the kind of tension that will escalate, but at the same time, there will be a lot of summer delight, if you will!”

Indeed, the hunk says that his alter ego might have stripped down to launch the Jabot marketing campaign last summer, but this year, there won’t be any marketing campaign involved! “You are going to see more of Kyle, that’s for sure!” laughed Mealor. “It will be fun, because this is the first time we will see him in this light — head over heels in love! We’ve seen him as a jerk, as a businessman, as a family man, with him being a caretaker for Dina, and we’ve seen him hurt… but now we will get to see what Kyle looks like when he’s in love, what he’s willing to do and what he’s willing to sacrifice!”

The Young and The Restless Summer Kyle

This summer, viewers will see more of Kyle, but will he be seeing more of Summer? (Photo Credit: Howard Wise/

While Kyle will be growing ever-closer to Lola, he can’t shed all of his feelings for Summer. “I do believe that they will always have a piece of each other’s hearts,” his portrayer said. “He does care for her. There are residual feelings, but they might be very, very subtle. And that doesn’t mean that he doesn’t genuinely care for Lola, because he does love her. He will go to the ends of the earth for her!” 

Clothes or no clothes! “Summers are a lighter time of the year with soaps,” smiled the actor. “It’s not quite so heavy and dark, so we’re trying to lighten it up… and that might mean the clothes are falling to the floor a little bit!”

For more Y&R news, keep reading the CBS edition of Soaps In Depth magazine.

This story originally appeared in our print magazine

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