‘The Young And The Restless‘ star Jason Thompson sat down with ET Canada on the set of the CBS daytime drama to discuss his new gig as Billy Abbott. Thompson recently left ABC’s ‘General Hospital‘ (as Dr. Patrick Drake) to take on the complex role of Billy Abbott after Burgess Jenkins resigned. Jenkins went in to a coma as Billy Abbott – and when the character miraculously awoke in his hospital bed, it was Jason Thompson.
Thompson was literally beaming during his chat with ET Canada while on the ‘Y&R’ set – his excitement about playing the past of Billy Abbott was evident. The soap star is definitely not regretting his decision to transition from ‘General Hospital’ to the CBS soap opera, and he raved about how much fun he is having in Genoa City.
Jason dished to Entertainment Tonight, “It just feels really nice to have a new voice and a new character, and new people to kind of mix it up with so that i can continue to learn. I’ve already learned a lot just from working with this people.” The new ‘Y&R‘ cast member also discussed his take on the character of Billy Abbott – and how he plans to balance playing the “Bad Boy” with a “good heart.”
Of course the chat with Thompson turned to the other HUGE change in his life – he recently confirmed that he is going to be a father and his wife Paloma Jonas is pregnant with their first child. He gushed that their baby has “already hit the jackpot” because he knows his wife is going to make a phenomenal mother. So sweet! You can check out the rest of the interview right here and let us know what you think in the comment section. As always don’t forget to check Soap Opera Spy daily for all of your ‘The Young and the Restless‘ spoilers and news.