Two ATWT Stars Rumored To Be Leaving! – UPDATED
UPDATE – February 8, 2008!!
Soaps.com has learned that Trent Dawson, Henry, is staying at ATWT! On his blog, Trent wrote, “Thank you guys for the campaigning! Contract issues were resolved and Hank is sticking around. In fact he’s very busy right now. Consider your mission accomplished, and my thanks eternal.”
So, what lies ahead for the character of Henry? We’ll have to wait and see but it is encouraging that Trent writes that he is busy on-set right now. That can only be good, right? We’ll keep you updated as to what is in store for Trent (and Henry). Stay tuned!!
Actors come and go on daytime television and it appears that two more could be leaving our favorite soap town, Oakdale, in the coming months.
So, let’s get right to it, shall we?
In a blog post last week, Cady McClain, who has been vocal about her status at As The World Turns talked about her last day. In the same blog post, she mentioned that her last day on the set was the same as that of Grayson McCouch, Dusty.
According to Cady’s blog, which you can read here, the show gave Grayson a cake and he then made a final speech and bid farewell to the cast and crew.
Grayson joined the cast in 2003 and is only the second “Dusty Donovan” in Oakdale (Brian Bloom played Dusty from 1983-1988).
He was nominated for a Daytime Emmy for Outstanding Supporting Actor in 2006.
A spokesperson for ATWT would not comment on the rumor except to say, "We don't comment on rumors or actor's contracts."
The second rumor we've been hearing is that Trent Dawson, Henry, could be on his way out of Oakdale. One publication is reporting that the lack of a storyline, along with budget cuts on all of the soaps could lead to his ouster.
Trent joined the cast in 1999 and he also received a Daytime Emmy Nomination for Outstanding Supporting Actor in 2006. "Henry" was a mainstay for a few years, as Katie's main partner-in-crime, however the character (and Trent) were moved to "Recurring" status in 2005 and since then our Henry sightings have been few and far between.
In a recent post on Trent's website he wrote, "'Where is Henry?' My thoughts exactly. It's been slim pickin's at the studio for a while now, and I appreciate any and all who are engaged in a writing campaign. I love my job, but I really need the opportunity to perform it." You can read the entire post here.
That could be changing, however. As many of us have noticed, Henry and Vienna have been on quite a bit lately, talking about marriage and family. Much of this has been in support of Katie, however, if fans respond to the increase in screen-time for this fan-favorite duo, it could lead to a front-burner storyline for Henry and Vienna.
As of right now, these rumors are just that, but Soaps.com will keep you updated on the latest developments as we hear them. Stay tuned!