Every week I buy Soap Opera Digest, it's a habit that I just can't get out of. I read the critical sections and see if another article catches my eye, sometimes it does and sometimes it doesn't. The issue on newsstands now, it happened and man I am glad I read this on the night it came out. Michael E Knight, also known as Tad "The Cad" Martin on All My children doesn't hold any punches on his former bosses including Brian Frons and Julie Hannan Caruthers.
Among his revealations was the fact that Brian Frons had wanted him off the show for soemtime, I wonder if thats why we got the infamous Tad buries Greg alive story. In MEK's own words "Under Julie [Hanan Caruthers, AMC's last executive producer], nothing was going on. I was sort of there for comic relief for about the last eight years on the show. You gotta know, Brian Frons wanted to get rid of me probably since '05, '06. I can't lay all the blame at his feet; my character had done everything there was to do on a soap and I had sort of gotten to the point where he was wallpapering over old wallpaper."
Thats good enough right? I mean he's expressing what we all thought anyways but the talented thespian goes on to talk about how Brian and/or Julie should have been let go way before AMC was taken off the air "The ratings kept going down and down and down, even though we were cutting drastically, and you'd think that any logical person would go, 'Maybe we have the wrong person there.' And ABC didn't." Amen Michael. Amen.
If you want to read more of the explosive interview with a daytime icon go buy the current issue of SOD now.