Recently, a viewer posted a clip on Twitter from an interview Eva Longoria did on «Who’s Talking to Chris Wallace.» Longoria claimed that when she was playing Isabela Brana on «The Young and the Restless,» in 2001, she was simultaneously juggling her day job as a headhunter for a temp agency, which she did from her dressing room to help boost her income. «I would hide the fact that I was on ‘The Young and the Restless’ to my clients,» Longoria admitted, adding, «Because they didn’t want, like, a dumb actress handling their accounts.»
«Y&R» star Eric Braeden took exception to this, responding with, «EVA LONGORIA: you just made derogatory remarks about daytime actors! You simply weren’t good enough to survive the pressures of this medium! You were very lucky to get on that ‘housewife’ show! You did one show in 8-12 days, with mediocre but salacious dialogue!» He continued, «Our actresses would run rings around you!! And they did then!! From Robert De Nero[sic] to whoever they all are, many of them started in the medium you denigrate! It shows a complete lack of class!!»
Some fans didn’t see an insult from Longoria, with one arguing, «That’s all she said? He’s overreacting. Struggling actors (whatever genre they are in) just don’t go around bragging at their other job that they are a struggling actor on the side. She didn’t insult daytime soaps.» Braeden disagreed, and the discussion continues apace.