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Kyrai


ladyofthelake
Dec 21 2008, 01:48 PM
And, to be honest (and at the risk of having people swoop down on me again), maybe the actors were getting tired of the same old same old? I'm sure they don't relish losing their jobs and would be willing to "take one for the team", but deep down inside, what if they DID want to do something new, with different actors and a whole different scenario? I'm saying this from the perspective of someone who considers herself more of an actor's fan than a character fan. If they're screwing my favorite actor over, I want something better for them. And, this might be a blessing in disguise for them.
And, who knows? Seeing them on different shows might just make me a fan of theirs again. Stranger things have happened. :D
I promise I'm not swooping down. I just saw this and find it interesting.

I'm not sure if you're saying Drake and Deidre were tired of being John and Marlena. I believe they do want change. Drake seemed to be enjoying playing new John this year, and I know Deidre was bouncing at the thought of being able to play Sam a few months ago, but I don't think they wanted off the show. I always have the impression they loved their characters (jmo). I wouldn't be surprised if they wanted better writing for their characters though. I know I did, and I loved the new John angle this year. I wish they'd kept Marlena strong with her edge like she was through the plane crash. I wish we'd seen this story play out, and not just with a neat little John is back to old John, and they are John and Marlena again.

Personally, I believe an actor on a show should do whatever is best for the show. If he/she are burnt out, then they should deal with it or leave. However, as a fan, I like things being refreshed and different. If an actor is burnt out on a character, there's a good chance it needs to be changed for the audience as well. Awhile back in an interview, Drake said conflict is good and we need to change things up, and I agree with him 100%, not because I think as an actor they need change (that's why it's a job), but as a fan, I want change. For the actor, it may actually be easier to keep the status quo, but I'd like the actor to want to keep things lively and entertaining. I think he and Deidre have always been willing to do whatever was asked of them, and in my totally subjective impression, I always feel like D&D enjoyed being given something different. They wanted to shock and keep the fans interested. It's one of the things I've enjoyed. Things may be painful, but it is good to have the change. Kinda like after war, you appreciate peace more.

I hope Drake and Deidre get on shows where I can actually enjoy the whole show again. Even though I've only watched Days for many years, I like the soap genre. Much as I hate losing the characers of John and Marlena because I don't think there will ever be another couple like them with so much history and so much to explore, I'd like to see them with a fresh start and unhampered by writing woes and all this backstage drama.
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