Viewing Single Post From: SOD: Corday interview about Deidre and Drake
Jan 22 2009, 02:39 PM
- September 15, 2007
- Favorite Current Daytime Soap Opera
- Days of our Lives
- Jan 22 2009, 12:45 PM
- Jan 22 2009, 12:13 PM
- Jan 22 2009, 03:33 AM
My question is, why were they fired instead of Steve and Mary Beth? What recently storyline has Patch and Kayla had? At least Jarlena were the frontburner story.
Drake was one the show for 22 years and he was a lead during Reilly´s first time when I´m sure his and Dee´s pay really skyrocketed. And Dee came back in 1991 with a very exclusive contract to begin with, her and Wayne Northtrop´s return was Corday´s first ever attempt to bust ratings by bringing back someone popular from past and he fulfilled every wish they´d had including the exclusive position in the credits.
MBE and SN returned after 15 or so years absence when the show already had much smaller budget. And both were already past their prime and hoping to be asked so I think they happily accepted any offer they´ve got.
MBE and SN aren't past prime...MBE had been on ATWT right before this finally lined up this time and SN had been on GH for a bit as well as doing other things behind the camera and other ventures of his own. I seriously doubt they were begging for the offer. I think Corday thought he could gain a HUGE following back for his show and raise ratings but between HW issues and such.....he never got them re-introduced properly to the viewers who missed their first run. There had been several times that Corday and crew had asked the 2 of them about coming back in that 15 year absence and several times they had everything in place to only have Corday pull back out of the deal.
I do agree though about the contract $$$ and such both Drake and Dee had been there as a constant for along time and could negotiate better deals with more $$ and the like which would inflate their salaries higher than the rest and would be the big reason for the budget heave -ho first.
All of this goes back to Corday's lousy business skills as an owner and NOTHING more.