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Mark Grossman on the New Adam on Y&R


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It certainly does appear that Adam has turned over a new leaf on THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS. Of course, he’s tried this before and usually reverts to form, so how long can the black sheep of the Newman family keep it up this time?

“I think he’s doing pretty well so far,” Mark Grossman admitted to Soap Opera Digest. “He’s walking the straight and narrow and he hasn’t burned anything down lately. So yeah, things are looking pretty good right now, but we’ll see what happens.”

Adam has been managing to work side-by-side with Nick at Newman Enterprises and has even been able to co-parent Connor with Chelsea without blowing up too much. And it’s been a gradual change, one that the actor has tried to make feel realistic to the viewers through his measured performance.

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Adam and Nick getting along? Anyone checked the sky for pigs lately?Howard Wise/

“Half of it is on the page,” Grossman explained, “but then the other half is trying to plot it out where you don’t want to just flip a light switch and all of a sudden you’re agreeing to everything [and] you don’t have any defense mechanisms. I always try to make sure that there’s still all that underlying stuff, like wanting to trust people at their word but being skeptical.

“Historically, Adam is known for having an edge and a chip on his shoulder, and I love that character trait about him,” he added. “I don’t think that should ever go away, but it’s nice when we don’t see that as much and we’re in this period now where he’s trying to be better. We’re all human beings and we all go through that similar stuff, right? Nobody’s perfect and when people point out things about us and we try to do better or change things, it could be a little clunky. But that’s what it is to be a human being.”

Has this leopard really changed its spots? You’ll just have to keep watching to see… but before that, you can share your own opinion in our online poll below!

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