Viewing Single Post From: Kristian Alfonso interviewed about the cuts
Dec 3 2008, 11:33 PM
- June 21, 2008
Newsflash.... we boomers aren't all about retiring, collecting ss checks, and living out the rest of our lives before death comes knocking at our door. Please, ageism is unflattering to the person uttering such discriminatory stereotyping. I'm the same age as Deidre, am still a very active and successful professional, and have no desire or need to retire and give up life. My grandfather worked happily and successfully to the age of 83, my mother finally quit working at 81, but has certainly not quit living and being involved. It's only the young who think they're the end-all, be-all. Those of us who have much more life experience and knowledge just pat them on the head, smile tolerantly, and go on making a contribution to the world. :wave:
- Pretty In Pink
- Dec 2 2008, 04:51 PM
- Dec 2 2008, 12:49 AM
- Pudge Goddess
- Dec 2 2008, 12:31 AM
However, I give major props to Deidre's publicist in getting this story so much attention -- because the character has been past her hay day on the show for quite a while.
I disagree that Deidre's firing will have a "grave" impact on the show.
All her publicist did was confirm to those who asked that Ken Corday is removing Marlena from the canvas. The media outlets picked up the story from SOD and then from each other, because I guess they disagree with your assessment of how popular she is. But about the impact on the show - though you and I see differently on this, it's of course only speculation at this point. We can meet back here in six months and discuss it again!
Deidre has been on the show longer than she should have been anyways. There comes a time in a person's life when they reach a certain age that they need to retire, collect their social security checks, spend time with the kids or grandkids and live out the rest of their life before death comes knocking at their door. This is Corday's way of getting rid of the excess fat that isn't needed anymore.