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|PhoenixRising05||Mar 6 2009, 01:02 AM|
Wow...Viagra commercial? Desperate times, I guess. The article was a bit melodramatic but I guess I can see why. This article represents what so many fired vets in the business have gone through. It's sad but we've all seen it in the past 5 years or so. Beloved vets get fired and that seems to be it for them as far mas major roles go. He may get a minor role or a recurring role but it's hard to get anything big.|
In a way, I can see why he would regret being in soaps because he was on one for so long and played one character for so long. Now, he's an older actor and there is not exactly a healthy market for actors his age. Plus, he's not exactly the most talented. He's going to have a hard time so I hope he is open to whatever comes his way, even if it's just commercials. Maybe his book will do well or maybe he should explore things in health and fitness. That could be good.
The only thing that bothers me is he still doesn't seem like the Drake I used to love. He hasn't in about 5 years. I think there has only been a few times where he has in recent years. I don't think he comes off bitter here like he has in some interviews in the past few years but he still seems to be a bit robotic, especially when he uses big words for no reason at all. It comes off egotistical. Thankfully, he didn't do that too much here but the interview was in bits and pieces so not much room for that. He seemed more natural but he still seemed off to me.
Is this his only post exit interview? Dee did have her video chat but Drake hasn't really had an in-depth chat with anyone since. I understand they both wanted to go quietly but a part of me is still hoping for something where they both speak a bit more about what happened sometime down the road.
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