|Y&R’s Daniel Goddard|
.....puzzlement over the situation, explaining, “I think that Cane, before he met Amber online and then happened to come into contact with everybody, he had done his research and he knew where his adoptive mother was from so that’s where he went back to. The coincidence is somewhat coincidental, but nevertheless it was planned to coincide that way because he knew where his back story began.”
We’ll give him that one, but what about his accent? The actor and character are both from down under, so where’s the thick dialect? Not surprisingly, Cane’s portrayer had an answer for that as well.
In an amusing aside, we were filled in on the accent game. As Goddard shared, “BeastMaster was shot in Australia, but they wanted an American accent. And then Y&R was shot in America, but they wanted an Australian accent.” He continued on, stating, “I have to work on [the accent] now. I’m consciously bringing it back because it’s been so many years having to audition to play American parts that my default now is to switch to hybrid.” Unless of course he’s had a few beers, then, according to him, it’s all Aussie!
While we were on the topic of his homeland, Goddard couldn’t hide his attachment to Australia. Originally from Sydney, Daniel told us, “I miss Australia very much. I love Australia.” But even though his heart belongs in Oz, he has room in it for his new home in the states.
Appreciating its diversity, Daniel enthused, “America is one of those countries that allows anybody to do anything if they have the motivation, the drive and the tenacity. It truly is a multicultural melting pot, greater I think than most countries because everybody comes here looking for their dreams and their hopes and trying to find out what it is in life they can do.”
Having realized his own goals and dreams in America, Goddard will be spending the next three years on contract with Y&R figuring out what his character Cane is all about. That said, we had to ask for any insight into what’s to come for the possible Chancellor heir.
Unfortunately, the only scoop we received was that Goddard’s co-star, Adrienne Franz (Amber) will be leaving in April. So what will become of Cane once Amber’s gone? All he would say was, “When I think all is said and done, I think Lynn (Latham, Y&R Head Writer) has a very definitive storyline that she has set up.” Daniel went on to speculate that Amber’s leaving “Will allow me at that point to move the storyline and do other things.”
In addition, Goddard wanted fans to know that Cane isn’t the playboy he’s made out to be. He previewed, “He’s not a very vulnerable person. Until he actually realizes his vulnerability doesn’t make him weak, which shall happen soon, you’ll see a side of Cane which makes him look like a player, but that’s a peripheral thing based on circumstances he’s experiencing at the moment, it’s not based on who he is at his core. I think you’ll find out soon enough that really he’s a nice guy at heart.”
Until that time comes, this married father of a one year old (sorry ladies!) will continue to spend his time in Genoa City and he wouldn’t have any other way. He’s signed a three-year contract. As Daniel gushed, “Everyday I go to work I’m the happiest man alive. I can’t believe I’m this fortunate.”
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