Up-close & Personal
Among the things THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS’ Bryton James (Devon) has in common with his TV brother-in-law, Daniel Goddard (Cane)? They’ve both worked with wild animals. “Daniel has crazy stories from when he was on BEASTMASTER,” says James. “He would play and wrestle with baby tigers and bears. He even had to be buried in bugs for an episode. There’s no way that I would do that!” While James might not be a fan of insects, he did work with a lion when his Y&R alter ego ran away to a zoo, which he found a bit harrowing. “I remember going to the place where they raised the lion with Kristoff [St. John, Neil] and Shemar [Moore, ex-malcolm]. The scary part was that they were walking this lion on a leash as they told us the facts about it. But we weren’t paying any attention, because we kept wondering what we would do if the lion decided to do whatever he wanted and get free!” he laughs. “No one really had control of the lion if it didn’t want to be controlled! It was surreal.”
Both James and Goddard have worked with some big cats.