Soap News: 'Y&R' Star Opens Up About Backstage Controversy


It's hard to believe, but not everything is rosy on television's number one soap, 'Y&R.' According to veteran character actor Michael Fairman, someone on the show is out to get him.

Fairman, who plays Patrick Murphy, Katherine's husband, on the soap, told the Village Voice, "There is a Scientologist working on the show. She told me, 'You have an enemy at work.' So I went to the producers. They laughed at the whole thing."

Fairman, who's well-known for his numerous roles in episodic TV, including 'Sons of Anarchy,' 'Crash' and 'The Practice,' was a member of Scientology for many years. When he questioned aspects of the religion, he was ousted and labelled as off-limits to other members of the group. Only now has he revealed that his status may be effecting his part on 'Y&R.'

"It has occurred to me that they might do something to defame my character. But look, I'm 77. I don't give a f***. I'm a good enough actor that I think that's not going to be any concern. I mean, I don't think Tom Cruise would hire me, but I kind of dislike him for what he has allowed to go on."

There was no comment from 'Y&R' regarding this matter.


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