Rick Hearst did it. Megan Ward did it…and it didn’t matter. NuKristina had one within a nanoweek of joining GH. Know what it is? A CONTRACT!
**BREAKING NEWS SID just reported on 7/1/09 that YES, Lisa LoCicero SIGNED a contract today! I guess they read my blog and just did it. LOL.***
Usually when players are dropped to “Recurring” it’s a sign of bad times to come. “We’ll call you when we need you”…or if they are down to “Day Player” we know something might be up. BUT, what happens when a popular character who’s part has expanded over time doesn’t have a contract? Hmmmmmmmm. Boggles the mind. I’m talking about Lisa LoCicero…
She came on as Kate’s cousin, threatening to tell “Connie’s” secret to Port Charles. She’d drink a beer (out of the bottle!) at Jake’s. We kinda knew it was coming; she actually had a son by Sonny. (because you know, even in HS Sonny’s ‘boyz’ were on the prowl). Since then, Kate’s evaported (notice the dropped Crimson storyline)– and Olivia’s moved on to have a hot steamy romance with Johnny. In any other actresses’ hands, this could have been a campy disaster. In LL’s, it’s magic.
So, it’s a puzzle. Why do some vets get knocked down to recurring, others “hold out” for a better contract, some sign and get ditched anyway? I do know that on recurring you don’t get the same benefits as a contract player. Guess it’s a good way to save money. All I can say is that GH has lost a good actors. Don’t make another mistake. JoLivia and Spixie is about all there is left to surprise me on this show. Now the spoilers say Olivia and Sonny are going to heat up. GOD FORBID any woman escapes those clutches!!
Remember too to write your FAVE actor/actress a nice handwritten note to the Studio!
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