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Jul 31 2013, 08:09 PM
"Right now what I like most about Aiden is Hope" ~ DC
- February 18, 2009
- Favorite Current Daytime Soap Opera
- Days of Our Lives
<-- someone :bye:
- Jul 31 2013, 08:02 PM
- Jul 31 2013, 07:57 PM
- Jul 31 2013, 04:51 PM
.....last year, Kristian appeared in just over 1/2 the episodes. as of the end of July, she's appeared in only 34% of the episodes. Assuming Kristian's guarantee hasn't changed,.....
I think that is a HUGE assumption. I suspect that part of her new deal called for a reduction in her guarantee. I suspect the same (or less) was offered to PR. He chose to move on. Meanwhile, KA decided that a steady acting gig and paycheck was better than sitting at home, texting her son, and designing jewelry that is less marketable when she isn't a "star". She seems to have made most of this change, amping up her tweeting and being an excellent team player. In return, she'll get a few minor stoyrline arcs and be featured as a longtime Horton Family legacy character.
They may have saved her for later this year, since Kristian posted she was working a ton in June and July, so look for heavy story for Hope in October/November. I think someone posted she worked 14 out of the 15 days they taped this month, so that means she'll be around for virtually every episode in November sweeps.
question though: would what they shot in June/July count to her guarantee from her old contract or to her new contract? i guess that regardless, the writers would've had to have had this story at least in the planning stages by the time Kristian sat down for negotiations, yes?!
all i have to say is that October/November/... better be beyond worth it, cause i'm tired of Hope being a "pop-up". it makes sense for recurring characters to be "pop-up"s, but not a contract player!