If the fans love an actor, even if he may be difficult or outspoken, put the fans first and figure out a way to coexist. I personally think it is Phelps personality that is the real problem here though. Even so, I don’t care what Michael Muhney is like off screen, all I care about his ability to play the part of Adam Newman. Muhney has taken a character that would be really easy to hate, but made him someone fans really cared about and rooted for. Muhney is a fantastic actor and really easy on the eyes. So, why on earth would they fire him?
The dreaded Jill Farren Phelps gave him the news privately. Right before Christmas, she decided to fire this father of three. Muhney told Huff Post Canada TV that, “It was explained to me that CBS and Sony want to give Adam a break for 3-6 months and then they’ll bring him back with a different actor. Maybe he does need a break. Adam has been on screen a lot. He’s not being killed off.” Maybe it was not that Muhney was difficult, perhaps Jill just wants to bring in more of her friends to the fold. I wonder how long it will take Phelps to find one of her “friends” to replace Muhney?
Perhaps Eric Braeden had something to do with his dismissal? It has been no secret on set that the two of them have not always gotten along. Could Muhney’s talent have put off Braeden? I certainly hope that is not the case. Looking through Braeden’s Twitter conversations last night, he did not seem happy when asked about the issue. Muhney does have several friends on set and fans are shocked and angry! Perhaps the reason was financially based? The show can hire more cheap actors that may look good, but offer little in the department of acting. After all, they were not able to reach an agreement with Billy.
Muhney also stated during the interview, “It’s powerful, what I’m feeling, but it’s not all positive. It’s a conflux of sadness, disappointment, heartbreak, humility, warmth, and a reality check. I’m saddened. I poured my heart, blood, sweat and tears into this show. They say, you don’t know what you’ve got until you lose it, so maybe there’s a bit of that, but I try to be a grateful guy most of the time.”
Although Muhney will admit that he is often outspoken, “I never called in sick. I never even arrived on time — I was always early, sometimes hours early, because I wanted to be sharp with my dialogue. I even went into work the day after I snapped my collarbone in half and they worked it into the show! I always gave a 100 percent effort all the time. I believe in being professional at all times.” He stated. Fans can easily see in his stellar performances that he did always give 100%.
Can viewers create enough buzz to make CBS and Sony change their minds? Rebecca Herbst was let go from General Hospital, but after fan outcry, she was rehired. Can we band together to undo this terrible decision?
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