Young & Restless’ Eric Braeden Reveals the Scene That He Was Afraid Was Going to Kill Him: ‘I Was Scared [Bleepless]’

“What did I get into?”

Although Eric Braeden has performed his share of thrilling scenes throughout his run as Victor, the Young & Restless star admits that it was a big-screen function which left him pondering that he may need gotten in over his head… fairly actually!

While chatting with Maurice Benard throughout the General Hospital star’s weekly State of Mind vlog — which you’ll view under — Braeden shared that his expertise on the blockbuster Titanic obtained off to a tough begin… and resulted in a manner that was downright terrifying!

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As it seems, the actor nearly wasn’t in the film thanks to a tardy casting director. Even after accepting the a part of John Jacob Astor, he had severe reservations when a number of individuals warned him that director James Cameron was troublesome to work with. Those finally proved unfounded, with Braeden having nothing however rave opinions for the visionary.

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It was a call made towards the finish of filming, nevertheless, which left Braeden… effectively, as he put it, “I used to be scared [bleep]much less!” It started when he was approached by an assistant director to focus on Astor’s demise scene as the notorious ocean liner started her legendary descent to the backside of the sea.

As Braeden recollects, the assistant director got here to him “and says, ‘It’s up to you. We can use a stunt man, however James would love to use you, strolling up the stairs and [turning] at a sure time when the water comes from the ceiling.”

Braeden accepted the problem, however with a situation. “I mentioned, ‘I’ll do it when you’ve got about 4 or 5 dry rehearsals.’ I’ve been in sufficient motion movies in my life and tv reveals to know the way one has to rehearse it.

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Before the scene started, Braeden recollects wanting round the set. “I see the cameramen with diving fits on and oxygen tanks, I say, ‘Woah! What did I get into?’”

Of course, there was no turning again at that time. “The water obtained larger and better,” he says, admitting, “I used to be panicked. Really panicked!” Ultimately, Braeden knew he was in good fingers. “But,” he concludes, “accidents occur. So it was scary!”

Like his portrayer, Victor Newman has lived one heck of a life… and we’ve obtained the photographs to show it!

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