Quote Soulsistah: Yes, but when did the "Dru goes crazy and head of to the pysch ward" s/l develop - that's when her character went totally off the tracks! Her getting getting riled up with Carmen fits the Dru character, IMO, but when they started writing Dru as really going cuckoo - that's the part I'm trying to place - this year or last year?
Quote daddysboy: That had to be this year. I believe Carmen was murdered in the fall and her cousin didn't show up until late December maybe and that is when Dru thought she was seeing Carmen.
Quote Soulsistah:Quote daddysboy: That had to be this year. I believe Carmen was murdered in the fall and her cousin didn't show up until late December maybe and that is when Dru thought she was seeing Carmen.
Okay because I'm just speculating here, but, I think TPTB derailed Dru's character into this unwound nut near the end of last year/beginning of this year for sure and I'm just wondering if that's because at that point, she had asked to be let out of her contract...not stating malicious intent, just wondering why they wrote her character so crazed in the last few months when, IMO, that was just too over the top even for Dru. Will probably never know, but I do think she deserved a pre-nom for best actress as her work for all of last year was stellar, IMO.
Quote pdames4:Quote nyaccent: She was upset that she wasn't nominated for a daytime emmy award.... is what I heard.
I've done a lot of research on this. There are a lot of rumors and it is almost impossible to discern fact from rumor. So I think it probably was a potpourri of stuff. I also went to her website. here are some of the reasons given. As I just said fact or fiction you decide.
-Upset about Davetta Sherwood firing
-Upset that unable to write for show. It has been done before-Francessa James(Ithink that's heer name) Vicky on OLTL- Daisy on AMC)
Ellen Wheeler-Marly on Another World Cindy on AMC-now Executive Producer of Guiding Light. She's written for all the soaps.
For me , here is where it gets tricky..I don't know if these actresses were also acting on any soap at the time they were writng and producing. If Victoria wanted to continue in the role of Dru and write then I understand how that could be a problem. Howeever, if these other actresses were doing this, then maybe there isn't a conflict. I don't know.
-Upset that Y&R dropped the ball with her and Phyllis' screentime together. She thought they had really good chemistry, but according to Victoria-another actor complained and did not want them onscreen together. I've been trying to figure out who has that much clout. I could be wrong...I'm thinking Melanie because her husband is either producer or director. Don't quote me though.
-Upset about not being nominated. On her website www.victoriarowell.com -the fans wrote to the show. The show said they placed her name in but she did not receive enough votes from her peers,the writing staff, producers and directors.
-Really wants to concentrate on writng and working behind the camera. There you have it.