No matter how famous or successful they are, actors face incredible pressure. And of course, some ways to manage that stress are better than others. The young and the restless Star Eric Braeden recently revealed his secret to self-care. And he recommends two tools that are accessible to everyone, not just those working within the Hollywood system.
Of course, Braeden’s fans know him best as Victor Newman. The actor has continued to play this iconic character The young and the restless for more than four decades. But both before and since his 1980 debut on That daytime soap opera, he’s pursued a diverse career that includes a variety of film and television projects.
From an early age, Braeden, who was born in Germany, mainly acted in war films and television shows. His first film and television projects were the 1961 film Action Eichmann and television Battle!which ran from 1962 to 1964. He also appeared in guest roles on such popular television shows as UNCLE’s husband, Impossible Mission, Hawaii Five-O, gun smokeand wonder woman in the 1960s and 1970s.
Braeden has always carved his own path through Hollywood. But in a recent interview with fellow soap opera icon Maurice Benard (General Hospital) on his YouTube show State of Mind with Maurice Benardhe revealed the secrets he uses to keep his emotions in check.
“Sport has also taught me to control your emotions when you need to perform because then whatever you’re doing… you learn to really focus. And there are no cops**t. You do that. … I relax after exercising. It’s the best pill in the world. sex and sports. The best pills in the world. Drugs are all bullshit. This is all nonsense.”
Of course, science largely supports Braeden’s conclusion. Exercise and sexual activity are both known to relax the body. And it seems that leaning on these more natural remedies instead of resorting to medication when it comes to dealing with anger and anxiety has worked for the actor.
Although Braeden is certainly best known for his work on The young and the restless, the actor has an even more prominent credit in his filmography. Although it’s largely a minor part, Braeden’s main appearance is in the 1997 box-office hit titanicwhich is still one of the highest-grossing films of all time.
The actor plays John Jacob Astor IV alongside Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet in the James Cameron-directed film. In his interview with Benard, Braeden recounts the experience of working on the film, his admiration for Cameron and the excitement of filming Astor’s final moments.