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1 minute ago, Donna B said:

Complain if you want; it's just ordinary stuff about a great person in a state of readiness. They were amazing!

 

Bringing up an actor's sexuality in a conversation about BTS divas is not "just ordinary stuff about a great" whatever whatever.  It's trolling.  And you are the trollingest troll who ever trolled.

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3 hours ago, VanessaReardon said:

Different day, same old stuff. I swear she does it on purpose.

 

Erwin Nicholson?

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Posters Who Were Divas/Difficult On Their Soap Discussion Boards?

 

It’s definitely Donna B from TOO MUCH TIME ON HER HANDS, currently airing on SON and hopefully cancelled permanently soon. 

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38 minutes ago, antmunoz said:

Posters Who Were Divas/Difficult On Their Soap Discussion Boards?

 

It’s definitely Donna B from TOO MUCH TIME ON HER HANDS, currently airing on SON and hopefully cancelled permanently soon. 

 

 

 

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LH and VP didn;t hate each other. In fact, Larry was the one who offered to take less money the year Victoria left DALLAS. SHE has stories about her diva behavior on set.....once, when she once again showed up two hours late on set, a bundle of dead roses were placed in her trailer with a note that said "these were alive two hrs ago." she didn;t show up late for the remainder of her run.

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5 minutes ago, Roman said:

LH and VP didn;t hate each other. In fact, Larry was the one who offered to take less money the year Victoria left DALLAS. SHE has stories about her diva behavior on set.....once, when she once again showed up two hours late on set, a bundle of dead roses were placed in her trailer with a note that said "these were alive two hrs ago." she didn;t show up late for the remainder of her run.

I am positive I read that they didn't get along. She didn't go to his memorial when he died. Larry taking less money I find hard to believe too....LOL....I know Victoria wanted a certain amount and she was offered less and she left. I thought she had left on her own....they did the same with Linda Gray two years later by not paying her and writing her out. Once Linda left the show was just terrible. There was no one left....with Victoria and Linda gone the show felt very empty. 

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On 5/14/2019 at 8:47 AM, SoapDope said:

 

Larry Hagman

Joan Collins

Jane Wyman

 

 

 

I don't know if it's fair to call Larry, Joan, and Jane divas on the set. They were the undisputed stars of their shows, and always brought the goods. 

 

Larry was loyal to so many of his cast mates and while he always fought like a lion for the best salary and minority ownership in the show, along with his alcoholism, which might not have made him easy, he was a big hearted person. He lobbied to get Donna Reed fired, sure, but that was because he wanted Barbara Bel Geddes back. 

 

Joan had to deal with John Forsythe's bullsh*t, propped by the Linda Evans vs. Joan feud that Elaine Rich fed to the tabloids, for 8 seasons, while she knew damn well she made that show happen. While it's undisputed that Joan is forthright, the director of Dynasty, Irving Moore, said she was the easiest actress to direct and the younger cast all speak well of Joan (particularly Catherine Oxenberg, Michael Nader, John James, Emma Samms, Jack Coleman) and of course Diahann Carroll and Joan were firm friends. Even Gordon Thomson, who always has a sharp opinion at the ready, speaks warmly of Joan. Ali MacGraw said that when she joined the show people told her Joan wouldn't give her a second glance, but she said Joan was the most generous scene partner she had, would be on set for her off-camera lines and that she loves her. 

 

Jane was a professional and very private. It always impressed me that Lorenzo Lamas, sort of the classic playboy mess, whose in on the joke, praised her constantly.  

 

 

On 10/23/2019 at 5:37 PM, mikelyons said:

Jeanne Cooper was pure class. If she had an early call time, the show would send a town car to pick her up, drop her off at the studio, and take her room at the end of her day. She radiated Katherine Chancellor, but the fun bits! From my interactions with her, she didn't have a bad word for anyone. She even told little funny tales of Brenda Dickson, who she still liked (as did Doug Davidson).

I'll share this one Jeanne Cooper tidbit: My mother used to watch Y&R when it was half an hour and then AMC, but when AMC expanded, she gave up Y&R (but my mom was ALWAYS a Katherine fan). I told this to Jeanne, she said with a wicked laugh and smile, "Tell your mother she can KEEP Erica Kane!" I still love that. 

 

On 10/23/2019 at 9:34 PM, mikelyons said:

One thing I will say about the actors on Y&R and B&B from my time there is that they were very hardworking casts. They weren't in the concourse of CBS TV City fooling around or playing pranks on each other. These casts came to work, rehearsed their scripts in their dressing rooms with or without their scene partner(s), went to set, and performed. There were times you could sit on the stage to watch scenes unfold like a Broadway play. Sheer beauty. The Y&R and B&B sets were run very professionally, so if you hated your scene partner, you didn't bring that mess to set. You just didn't. But, yes, some actors took diva behavior very seriously, although it was rare.

Melody, for instance, had it known to the production office that NO ONE could knock on her dressing room door. You had to drop her scripts, etc. in her mailbox and come back later for the material. Susan Flannery, on the other hand, would belittle you for the sake of doing it because she could and you had no power. Which is worse? It's up for debate. However, ever since my encounters with Susan, I have disliked her and that, my message board friends, will never change. Especially when John McCook, Katherine Kelly Lang, and Ronn Moss were very professional and polite to those "beneath" them. (Side note: KKL was one of the few soap stars I met where I was like, "Oh my god. It's Brooke" even though B&B was never "my show".) (Second side note: Victoria Rowell's nickname for John McCook was/is "Cookie".)

Granted, my memories are from the late golden age of soaps, so maybe things have changed one way or another... 

 

Those are amazing stories about Jeanne and the behind the scenes at the Bell soaps. 

 

I would say, unequivocally, that I would prefer MTS giving a clear direction than Flannery belittling people just because she could. At least with MTS, you know where you stand, and most people can deal with clear directions. But from what you've described with Flannery, it would be like walking on eggshells. That would be terrible. 

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15 hours ago, Soapsuds said:

I am positive I read that they didn't get along. She didn't go to his memorial when he died. Larry taking less money I find hard to believe too....LOL....I know Victoria wanted a certain amount and she was offered less and she left. I thought she had left on her own....they did the same with Linda Gray two years later by not paying her and writing her out. Once Linda left the show was just terrible. There was no one left....with Victoria and Linda gone the show felt very empty. 


there were quite a few instances where LH wanted to take less money to keep people on the show....and the time he almost quit the show because Leonard Katzman fired Linda Gray because she wanted to direct. LH and VP had a working relationship, but SHE came off as a diva at times until other cast members put her in her place. listen to an interview she did with Dallas Fanzine where she goes in dept about her time on the show and why she quit.

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Tony Geary- GH

 

On Steve Burton’s podcast, he often recalls his first day and watching Tony kick a door open and throw a fit.  There was the rumored fight with Richard Culliton that may or may not have included getting physical.  He hated Labine’s writing, didn’t respect Wendy Riche, called Ron Carlivati “the writer”, and fought for years to keep his line re-writing in his contract.  He is why Luke and Laura never reunited.
 

This is just the stuff we know.  Although I think his kind of diva attitude wasn’t towards his peers as much as those producing and writing the show.  Even when he was leaving, he spoke very highly of Genie, just not Luke and Laura.

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29 minutes ago, titan1978 said:

Tony Geary- GH

 

On Steve Burton’s podcast, he often recalls his first day and watching Tony kick a door open and throw a fit.  There was the rumored fight with Richard Culliton that may or may not have included getting physical.  He hated Labine’s writing, didn’t respect Wendy Riche, called Ron Carlivati “the writer”, and fought for years to keep his line re-writing in his contract.  He is why Luke and Laura never reunited.
 

This is just the stuff we know.  Although I think his kind of diva attitude wasn’t towards his peers as much as those producing and writing the show.  Even when he was leaving, he spoke very highly of Genie, just not Luke and Laura.

Yep I heard all that geary stuff before thats why he if never drops by GH again Ill be good

Would Maurice be considered Divo before???

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