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Nov 19 2008, 03:31 AM
- June 14, 2007
- Favorite Current Daytime Soap Opera
- Days of our Lives
- Favorite Soap Opera of All Time
- Days of our Lives
- Favorite Current Primetime Soap Opera
- Favorite Primetime Soap Opera of All Time
- Melrose Place
See, that is my problem.
- Nov 19 2008, 03:24 AM
- Nov 19 2008, 03:02 AM
- Nov 19 2008, 02:54 AM
Did Corday a lot of stupid decisions? Sure. But I donīt think even best producer in the world could change the fact soaps are dying, or atleast drastically changing.
Their pay is based on past fame and no longer justified.
People have to pay the bills, that's the bottom line. I don't pretend to know about the personal expenses that any of the actors have, but I do know that they have bills to pay and families to support. When it comes to the point where the show simply can't afford to pay their cast a respectable wage (especially given their seniority and loyalty to the show) then it's time to pack it up and call it a day. There's no use in trying to milk a dead cow.
Now, seriously, are you implying DH/DDH will be starving? :D
Soaps actors are the lucky one. Ask someone who is doing just daily jobs and extras for years how he is able to live. Ask any actor who used to be huge and his show was canceled why he is happy to take any job (Hello, BH 90210 stars). Nothing is older than past fame in Hollywood. Itīs partially this almost socialistic system of rising the pay based on seniority and loyalty what is draining the soaps budget now. Unless there is a clear proof any actor is really affecting the ratings NOW, not ten years ago when he used to be big, there is no reason to pay him any huge amount of money.
I can't sympathize at all with these veteran actors when I think about how hard I and many others in the middle class have had to work in our lives. Not when they are sitting out in LA living comfortably and I'm sure they have money built up.
But, then, I think about it and realize they are so used to their lifestyle and who knows what they are involved in. Maybe they have kids in an expensive school or maybe they have health problems or something. I just think more about it and realize that I don't know their situations and while I'm sure they are better off then me, it doesn't mean they can't fold and be brought down to my level (or worse) mighty fast and I wouldn't like that. Not when they may have children or bills to pay.