Life often imitates art, and there is no better example of this then contract negotiations for soap opera stars. Oh, the drama that can unravel! While some soap stars may bargain for more guaranteed episodes weekly, vacation time, a decent dressing room, and other perks, contract renewals often come down to the money, which can lead to disputes! Below is a list of some 0f the biggest soap opera salary disputes:
12. Deidre Hall
Even soap opera actresses with star power can fall victim to salary disputes. Deidre Hall, who has played the iconic Marlena Evans for decades, dealt with an issue on Days of Our Lives (DOOL) back in 2009. Much like her better half Drake Hogestyn (John Black), the duo’s contracts were up for renewal, and budget cuts made Days producers feel as if these high-paid stars should be the first to go. Evans and Black would leave Salem then; however, it wouldn’t be long before the soap would hire them back.