INTERVIEW: Joshua Morrow on his latest film project, Nick and Sage's drama, and whether or not Sharon will soon be back in the picture

Posted Wednesday, October 14, 2015 10:43:21 AM
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INTERVIEW: Joshua Morrow on his latest film project and Nick's future with Sage and Sharon

The Young and the Restless' Joshua Morrow (Nicholas Newman) opens up about his latest feel-good movie project and whether or not Nick and Sage can weather the storm.

The Young and the Restless' Nicholas Newman has never had it easy with women, but the latest drama that was recently hurled his way is one for the books. Last week, he found out that the woman he's in love with (Kelly Sullivan's Sage) has been keeping the real identity of Adam (Justin Hartley) -- Nick's mortal enemy -- a secret. And shortly after that, Sage gave birth to the couple's baby prematurely. Little Christian's life hangs in the balance, as does the relationship between Nick and Sage.

"Nick despises Adam, and for good reason. The fact that Sage kept that information from him is really going to bother him," Nick's portrayer, Joshua Morrow, tells Soap Central. "It's going to test the limits of their relationship. Where it goes from here, who knows. But it's going to be a real struggle for them to get past this because again, Nick and Adam's history runs deep, and it's not good." Nick said something the other day on-screen about having forgiven Sharon already too many times, so he's sort of over forgiveness. Will he hold true to that sentiment?

Joshua Morrow: Yeah, I mean, I thought it was kind of, you know, like Nick's never been a jackass? But I think in that moment, he's just had a lot of women issues, and if it was anything other than Adam, it would probably be something that he could get past. We'll have to see. I can't really tell you where it goes from here. Obviously, it's going to be very difficult for them to patch things up, but let's see if love prevails. There's no denying that Nick and Sharon still have a connection. If things between Nick and Sage fall apart, will he turn back to Sharon, who's currently in a mental institution?

Morrow: You know, he's kind of got a lot on his plate right now. Obviously, Nick and Sharon will always be connected, and he cares about her deeply. She's the mother of some of his children. But he's kind of dealing with enough on his own right now, and he also knows she's in very good hands right now with Dylan (Steve Burton). Dylan has proven to be a quality dude and is taking care of Sharon, so I think Nick is just kind of entrusting Dylan to do what's best for her and be there for her. Nick is dealing with all of this stuff with Sage and the baby and Newman Enterprises, so he's got his hands full. Kelly Sullivan is a fan favorite. What's it like for you to act opposite her?

Morrow: Oh, she's so talented, and to get to be able to share scenes with her has been an honor. She's not only a great actor, she's also a super cool chick. I just love sharing scenes with her and being around her. She's hysterical and doesn't take herself too seriously. She's really everything you could ever want in a costar. There's some stuff even now that we've shot that you haven't seen yet that's going to be insane. I'm having such a good time with her. Our show is must-watch television for the next month. You're going to absolutely love it. Speaking of must-watch material, you just finished up a film called Golden Shoes, which follows a little boy named Christian [Christian Koza] who loves soccer and gets a big break. What can you tell us about the film?

Morrow: The movie is really a family film. It's centered around a kid, and I have a pretty small role in it, but it's an important one. It's really about a kid who's a little off, who's dreaming big and finally gets a chance to shine, and he does. So it's got a great message. It's a good family film, and kids will love it. Especially kids who love soccer. [I play Christian's dad] who's is in the military, he's stuck over in a bunker type thing, and you're not quite sure if he's going to get out of there. But his love for his family is pretty strong and is driving him to live and get back over there. So he's fighting his hardest, and by the end of the movie, you'll see if he can get out of there and get back to his family. You're a fan of soccer, right?

Morrow: I'm a huge fan of soccer. It's definitely my favorite sport, and I still play it a couple of times a week. I coach two of my sons in soccer. It's my favorite sport, and I hope to continue playing it the rest of my life. It is such a huge sport worldwide, and it's really starting to carve out a solid niche on the world level. The men's and women's teams are amazing. It's good, man. It's a good little soccer movie. I think the people will really enjoy it if they check it out. I love the message it has for kids and families pulling together, and it was really fun to shoot as well. Have your kids seen it yet?

Morrow: Yeah, me and my sons watched it the other night together. They actually got to play extras in in, because when they asked if I'd do it, I said, "Sure, and I'd love to have my sons come with me!" And they knew they were soccer players and love to play, so they said yeah. So they got to be extras in one of the soccer scenes, and it was really fun for them to be a part of. They were very excited that they got to be in a movie. They're very, very proud of themselves, and to be able to do it with me really meant a lot. Which two came along with you?

Morrow: Cooper and Crew. I believe we shot this about three years ago, so they were pretty young. I think maybe 10 and 7 or 8. I saw that the film deals with bullying a little, so I'm wondering if you ever experienced bullying or being picked on?

Morrow: I think for a brief period of time, I felt like I was being bullied in sixth grade, but some of the stories you read about today, it was nothing intense or serious like that. It wasn't enough to give me problems later on. Obviously bullying is a huge problem now, and one of the messages of the film is that you can get past anything. And bullying doesn't make you cool. It doesn't make you tough. It doesn't make you anything except a bully, which is not a good thing. If any of your children came to you and claimed they were being bullied, how do you think you'd handle it?

Morrow: Well, I would have to go to the school, talk to them, and hopefully, as a parent, you can instill some beliefs in your children, that they can believe in themselves and not take it, and do whatever is necessary to end it. And I'd also do my job to try and put a stop to it through the school and the administration. When you go into Y&R every day, it's a bit routine because you know what to expect. Whereas when you do outside projects like Golden Shoes, you never really know what's coming. How do you deal with that? Is it something you're comfortable with?

Morrow: Yeah, I mean, you start your career as an actor with the hope that you do get to explore and do all kinds of things. One of the best parts about being on The Young and the Restless is that it's a steady job. It's steady work, and I think only one percent of the actors in the union are bringing in enough money to really financially sustain themselves. So a soap opera is perfect for that. The downside is you're only playing one role, and actors want to do many roles and several things. So I love the chance and the opportunity that my show gives me to go off and try to shoot something once or twice a year and get to play a character like George Larou from Golden Shoes. So I welcome the challenge and I always look forward to whenever I get to do that. How did the producers of Golden Shoes find you?

Morrow: They called my manager and asked me if I wanted to do it. I didn't have to audition, and I think because it's not a big role. If it was a huge, huge thing, they probably would have wanted to see me and go through some stuff, but I think they trusted that I could handle this role. And I was appreciative of the opportunity.

Golden Shoes, which also stars Vivica A. Fox [ex-Carmen Silva, Days of our Lives], John Rhys-Davies, Eric Roberts, John Wesley Shipp [ex-John Ford, One Life to Live; ex-Kelly Nelson, Guiding Light], Montel Williams, and Dominic Burgess, is available On Demand, DVD, and Digital HD today. For more information, check out the film's official website.

Morrow has also revealed that he's got another project in the works and he'll appear opposite another daytime fave. For more, click here.

Will you be watching Morrow in Golden Shoes? Do you think Nick and Sage will survive their current storm? Would you like to see the couple stay together, or would you rather they break up? Share your thoughts in the Comments section below, on our message boards, or by submitting Feedback.

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