Michael Robinson will be making his acting debut Thursday on one of his favorite shows – “The Young and the Restless” (12:30 p.m., CBS).
The former do-everything star quarterback at Penn State apparently landed the gig after mentioning during a recent interview that he grew up faithfully watching the long-running soap opera.
Of course, his Super Bowl victory with the Seattle Seahawks adds to the guest-starring appeal.
In an interview with Soap Opera Network, Robinson reveals his admiration with daytime TV legend Eric Braden (Victor Newman) and how he memorized his lines for his scene in one night.
‘You don’t understand, this is one of my dreams coming true,” he told the Soap Opera Network. “I was going to sleep memorizing those lines, I was practicing them with my wife at home, I was saying them to anybody who would listen to me!’ Nobody knew what I was talking about, but I think it came out well. [Braeden] does a lot of improv, and I was just trying to stay with him, and I thought I did well.”
Apparently, he performed well enough that “Y&R” officials have invited him back for another episode whenever he has time again in Los Angeles.
In the meantime, check out this “The Young and the Restless” short video with Robinson.