After over 8 months without an actor in the role of Adam Newman, Revenge actor Justin Hartley has been chosen to play the part.
Adam was presumed dead earlier this year after a fiery car crash. Since then, all we’ve seen are someone’s mysterious hands clutching themselves while watching Adam’s wife, Chelsea and son, Connor, through cameras secretly installed in her apartment.
Hartley is no stranger to daytime drama, cutting his teeth on Passions 10 years ago as Nicholas Foxworth Crane, but you may also remember him as Green Arrow on Smallville. Hartley is unpretentious about being back on daytime. It’s the work that matters.
“It’s all about story and character with me and I don’t care if the job is on daytime or primetime or the web. Hey, give me a good character and someone to listen and I’ll do my acting on a street corner,” he told TV Guide.
“I’m so pumped about joining Y&R — I watch it all the time and can’t wait to get in there and get my hands dirty!”
Hartley is slated to begin working early September and first appearing on our screens sometime during November sweeps. In making his debut at a critical moment in the show, Hartley expressed a little trepidation.
“Y&R is the No. 1 show and the acting company is exceptional,” he said. “There’s no period of adjustment with these people and that’s daunting. I don’t just have to be fantastic, I have to be fantastic right now!”
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