Trevor St. John, One Life to Live and Kristoff St. John, The Young and the Restless
Scoop! Although Kristoff St. John
's contract negotiations
got unusually close to the wire, the Young and the Restless
star — who has played Neil Winters since 1991 — tells TVGuide.com he is now "committed to three more years in Genoa City."
As viewers saw last week, Yolanda (Chene Lawson
) abruptly skipped town after Neil rebuffed her seduction attempt. (Basically, the recovering crackhead dropped her towel, and the very married Mr. Winters insisted she put it back on and check herself!) For his part, St. John feels relieved that Y&R
's writers changed their minds about playing out an infidelity scenario. "It would have been very disrespectful for Neil to step out on Dru with their foster son's mother," he says. "Neil has too much dignity and integrity for that."
That said, it sounds like Y&R
has something much juicier planned for the Denzel
of daytime. "There's some major, family-related trouble coming up for Neil and Dru," St. John teases. "We're trying to bring back Malcolm, but with Shemar Moore
doing so well on Criminal Minds
, I don't think we'll be able to get him. If we have to, we will do the story without him. But this is some major stuff — and I don't know if all's well that ends well for Neil and Dru's marriage."