This isn’t the first time GH has played hardball with actor contracts, is it, dear Soap Cities readers? Let’s see: in the past 1.5 years, GH hit an impasse with, Tyler Christopher (ex-Nikolas Cassadine), who quit; Roger Howarth (Franco Baldwin), who actually signed on two times; and Rebecca Herbst (Elizabeth Webber), who thankfully worked out her contract; and now we have Will DeVry!
We wouldn’t be surprised, readers, if Steve Burton’s recent rehiring had an impact on DeVry’s negotiations, as industry insiders say it affected fan fave Rebecca Budig’s ouster from the show. As we’ve been hearing, don’t be surprised if Michael Easton is out next. Apparently, he wants out, which would free up even more money for Burton’s salary. Let’s not forget that one of the main reasons Burton left GH in the first place, he requires condensed taping days and transportation from LA to Nashville, where he and his family have relocated to.
“I hear the ABC soap refused to negotiate with DeVry, telling him to take their offer or leave it. They must be mighty confident Steve Burton’s return is going to pay off big,” said our friend Jamey Giddens at Daytime Confidential.
We at Soap Cities also wonder if deVry’s hosting of Best Bottle, a reality show in which teams compete to create the tastiest bottle of wine, made deVry even less willing to accept such harsh terms.
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Akbi Khan has been watching and loving soap operas for 31 years and writing about them for the last four. She also loves sitcoms; musicals; laughter; going dancing; spending time with family and friends; fighting for animal rights, ethical environmental stewardship, civil liberties preservation, and LGBTQ rights; and evolving along a spiritual path. She has a Master’s in rhetoric and composition. Akbi is 39 years old and lives in Ellicott City, Maryland.