‘The Young and the Restless’ News Roundup: Hunter King’s New Movie, Eric Braeden’s Interview

The Young and the Restless is a soap opera always in the news. Onscreen the show has dramatic storylines with the Newman family feuding and characters returning from the dead. Behind the scenes, many of the show’s actors are celebrating milestones. From an alum’s new film to a beloved actor’s birthday, let’s look at the top news stories.

‘The Young and the Restless’ star Hunter King wearing a blue star print dress.

‘The Young and the Restless’ alum Hunter King’s exciting movie news
The good news is rolling in for The Young and the Restless alum Hunter King. The two-time Daytime Emmy winner departed the show in August 2021 after nearly a decade of playing Summer Newman. Since her exit, King went back to college, where she’s majoring in psychology. However, she hasn’t forgotten about her first love, acting.

According to Soaps.com, King is set to star in the upcoming Hallmark movie Hidden Gems. King stars in the lead role of Addie, who goes on a Hawaiian adventure with Jack (Beau Mirchoff), a dive instructor. Naturally, romance brews between Addie and Jack, and fans can see their story unfold when Hidden Gems premieres on June 4.

Eric Braeden’s big interview with ‘General Hospital’ star Maurice Benard
The Young and the Restless star Eric Braeden is an icon in daytime TV. Braeden is making news because of an upcoming interview with another soap opera leading man. General Hospital star Maurice Benard announced Braeden will be his next guest on his podcast State of Mind.

It’s a dream for fans to have two of daytime’s leading men together. With Braeden and Benard being two outspoken individuals, they’ll have a lot to discuss during the podcast. Twitter is already buzzing about the interview. “Are you trying to break the internet?! Can’t wait!” exclaimed one user. “Now, I’m def watching this!” another fan wrote.

Benard’s interview with Braeden will be released on Sunday, May 15th, and it will undoubtedly be a must-listen.

Beth Maitland receives well wishes on her birthday
There’s no actor more beloved on The Young and the Restless than Beth Maitland. The actor who portrays Traci Abbott is considered a soap opera sweetheart. With her warm and kind-hearted personality, Maitland and her character are adored by fans.

Maitland celebrated her 64th birthday on May 12 and felt the love from fans and co-stars who sent their wishes on social media. The Daytime Emmy winner is currently involved in a big storyline. Diane Jenkins’ (Susan Walters) return has rocked the Abbott family. With Traci being the level-headed one, she’ll remain neutral while advising Jack and Kyle Abbott (Peter Bergman and Michael Mealor) on the situation.