Entertainment TV 'Y&R' Star Eric Braeden Lays Into Eva Longoria for 'Derogatory Remarks About Daytime Actors' "You simply weren't good enough to survive the pressures of this medium," The Young and the Restless legend Eric Braeden wrote in a tweet about Eva Longoria By Stephanie Wenger Stephanie Wenger Instagram Twitter Stephanie Wenger is a TV Writer/Reporter at PEOPLE. She joined the brand in 2021 as digital news writer, spanning across the site's verticals. She previously contributed to E! Online, HollywoodLife, Discover Los Angeles, Oscar.com and Hollywood.com. She appeared on air at AfterBuzz TV. She began her journalism career as an intern at Good Morning America and Access Hollywood. She graduated from Boston University with a Bachelor's in communications and received a Master's in journalism from the University of Southern California. People Editorial Guidelines Published on March 20, 2023 02:23 PM Share Tweet Pin Email Eric Braeden is calling out Eva Longoria's recent "derogatory remarks" about soap opera stars. The Emmy Award-winning actor, who has starred as Victor Newman on The Young and the Restless since 1980, came to the defense of daytime actors in a series of tweets following Longoria's recent appearance on Who's Talking to Chris Wallace? "EVA LONGORIA: you just made derogatory remarks about daytime actors!" wrote Braeden, 81, on Sunday. "You simply weren't good enough to survive the pressures of this medium! You were very lucky to get on that 'housewife' show! You did one show in 8-12 days, with mediocre but salacious dialogue!" He continued, "Our actresses would run rings around you!! And they did then!! From Robert [De Niro] to whoever they all are, many of them started in the medium you denigrate! It shows a complete lack of class!!" Victor Newman Gets Movin'! Eric Braeden, Lauralee Bell and More Y&R Stars Get Down for 50th Anniversary Longoria, 48, opened up about her experience playing Isabella Braña on the CBS soap opera — which is in the midst of its 50th anniversary celebrations — during an interview with journalist Chris Wallace that aired Sunday. Sonja Flemming/CBS via Getty; Karwai Tang/WireImage "When I got Young and the Restless, it didn't pay enough for me to live off being an actor. So I continued being a headhunter and Young and the Restless," she recalled. "And I would hide the fact I was on Young and the Restless to my clients, because they didn't want, like, a dumb actress handing their accounts." "And one time one of my clients was like, 'You look like a girl I've seen on a soap opera.' And I go, 'No, I don't know who that is,'" she recalled. "I was like the opposite of a publicist's dream. I was like, 'Don't tell anybody I'm on that show' because I was still making more money on my day job." Icons from 50 Years of The Young and the Restless Celebrate Show's Golden Anniversary — See the Cast Photo While some fans defended the Flamin' Hot director in the comment section, Braeden responded that "the whole tenor of that segment was one of embarrassment about her stint in Y&R." He added, "When people who have not made it in the [daytime TV] medium or have no idea what it is about say pejorative things about it, I get pissed off! Because I'm one of few people in it who have done it all, from theater to films to loads of nighttime guest star roles! I know what I'm talking about!'" Never miss a story — sign up for PEOPLE's free daily newsletter to stay up-to-date on the best of what PEOPLE has to offer, from juicy celebrity news to compelling human interest stories. The Young and the Restless airs weekdays at 12:30 p.m. ET on CBS and can be streamed on Paramount+.