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    Nora

    Started by CHScott at 2006/09/08 01:03PM
    Latest post: 2006/09/09 03:14PM, Views: 449, Replies: 5
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    #1   2006/09/08 01:03PM
    Nora
    CHScott
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    Hi Amy, everyone!

    I've always been a fan of Nora's and when I read on your news section that the actress playing her had re-signed for another year I came up with a couple questions you might could answer:

    I know her last negotiations were long and drawn out and as a result, the writers put her in a coma. Understandable, but what I'd like to know is why once she was re-signed she was promptly left in a coma and even after coming out of it has pretty much been a very miniscule part of the OLTL canvas? Also, why, if she is going to be used so sparingly why re-sign her for another year? I'll just be gossipy and say I've heard rumblings that the actress really p.o.ed one of the higher ups and that's why all that's happened has happened. Maybe not true, but that's what I've heard.

    Anyway, I just kinda miss having her around because she's great around Bo, even if she's not with him romantically.

    Thanks for listening and
    peace out

    Cary

    #2   2006/09/08 02:01PM
    Re: Nora
    LadyDi
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    Cary
    You're absolutely right. Who in their right mind would sign an actress, pay her, and not use her for half the time of the contract? We have all scratched our heads on that one. I want to see more Nora - and I think we will be very soon. I especially want to see her working with Hugh during this Spencer trial. Things will get very interesting for him and I want to see her keep him level.

    #3   2006/09/08 06:21PM
    Re: Nora
    Sophia Rose
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    Another person leaving the show? I really like Nora, she has spunk.

    #4   2006/09/08 07:00PM
    Re: Nora
    Amy Mistretta
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    Hi Cary,

    I'm sorry, but I can't give you anymore insight, as I try not to speculate from rumors. But I do have a statement from Hillary B. Smith, reported through her website, regarding her newly signed contract Hope this helps! ~Amy

    "To the Fans that have been so supportive of Hillary and Nora during the last six months,

    First, I must thank everyone for their loud and persistent outpouring of concern, love and support. You have blown me away and kept me smiling. I can't wait to have the opportunity to meet you all in person, some for the first time and some for the twentieth time. I don't believe in discussing business usually. I think it breaks the illusion that we work so hard to create. But because your input was so important in the final decision of this "negotiation", I thought it was only right that I address you directly with what happened.

    There were no real negotiations happening during the fall. There was one gesture made by the network, but it was clear that there wasn't any real interest in writing for Nora at this time. The show had taken a different direction as is the nature of soaps. At a "Good-bye" chat with Brian Frons, (we have known each other for 24 years), we both expressed our sadness at how this had happened, and how sad this was for everyone involved, crew, cast, and especially the fans. After thirteen years, it should have been different. It was a wonderful conversation about a lot of things, but most importantly it opened the door for a creative resolution to the problem that was staring us in the face. He wished for more time. So the next day I offered to extend my contract for one year to give him that time.

    We both want what is best for the character, the show and the fans, and we are hopeful that this time will start something that will satisfy the needs of those three things. At the end of the year, we may even have something more to talk about in another contract. This "one year" was my idea. ABC did not short-change me. Brian and I are both pleased with this extension. This is their time to use to the advantage of the show, to do right by the character and to do right by the fans that have been so incredibly vocal. After all, it's all about the play and the audience we do it for!

    Because this transpired on my last day, you will not see Nora for a while. But hopefully the respirator hose will be gone by the next time you do see her. I know, you'll all miss my Emmy- worthy breathing! Don't worry, it's on my reel. ;-)"

    Gratefully Yours,

    Hillary B Smith

    #5   2006/09/09 08:54AM
    Re: Nora
    CHScott
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    You're the bomb Amy...Good job!!


    peace

    cary

    #6   2006/09/09 03:14PM
    Re: Nora
    Amy Mistretta
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    Hi Cary,

    You're welcome! I'm here for everyone, so just holler if you need anything!

    Hope you're all having a great weekend!
    Amy

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