Soap Opera Stars Appear to Be in the Same Boat as Many U.S. Workers — Deciding Whether to Take Big Pay Cuts to Move Online

Jul 13, 2011  •  Post A Comment

With "All My Children" and "One Life to Live" moving from television to online, the soap operas’ stars are deciding whether to continue appearing in the programs when they move to the Internet, reports FoxNews.com.

Several current cast members have reportedly been informed that their salaries will be reduced, as moving the shows online will require deep cost cuts. The stars aren’t sure they want to move online for less pay, according to the story.

A rep for Prospect Park, which has licensed the rights to the soaps from ABC, said the rumors about salary cuts aren’t true and that negotiations haven’t officially begun, the article notes.

Susan Lucci, who reportedly makes $1 million annually on "All My Children," is among the high-priced talent on the shows. Lucci’s rep didn’t have much to report, but said: “I know Susan thinks it’s great news for the fans that it seems a deal is in the works so that ‘AMC’ can continue. I don’t have any information at this point on Susan’s upcoming plans.”

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