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Well, if he was getting no work anyway, then why not just take the paycheck (even a reduced one) for doing nothing? It's basically free money. That's pretty much what KA and JT are doing now anyway. At least I can understand KA, because she has her jewelry line and the connection to the show helps her keep that going. And JT is supposed to be a good friend of Corday, so he seems okay with just showing up once or twice a month and saying a few lines.That's essentially what PR was facing.

Yeah, I could see not accepting a pay cut if the show expected him to do more for less. But that wasn't the case.

I understand that soaps aren't considered high art, but actors do win awards and they do get to try new stuff with the right writing and storylines. Sounds like PR was being presented the worst of all worlds: little pay and even less story and acting opportunities as he gets put further and further on the backburner. Add to that the possibility that he had grown tired of the scene and wasn't happy to see the new/old writers return (speculation on my part), and I don't blame him for passing on the deal. Money is always a factor, but it's not always the defining factor.

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