Murray Bartlett Reveals It's "Do or Die Time" For Guiding Light





From the mouths of soap stars.
  Big Sister Ellen Wheeler must not have dispatched her PR minions on Cameron Mathison's Second Annual Soap Cruise, because TV Guide Canada's Nelson Branco actually got to speak to a current Proctor and Gamble soap star. Guiding Light's Murray Bartlett confirmed to the journalist that it is "do or die time" at his struggling, 72-year-old soap opera. In other news, Elisabeth Hasselbeck is a registered Republican.


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Ellen Wheeler will probably punish Murray for talking to Nelson by making him stock shelves with P&G products for their mini-market set.

Murray needs to run around Peapack in his underwear! He hasn't been shirtless since Harley left and that was only because he was making sandwiches for her kids and spilled PB&J on his shirt. Cyrus naked will help raise the ratings! Wink

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Y'all already know that I'm ALL FOR anything involving Cyrus and Naked! Those two words should just live together. Cyrus in his underwear all the time should be a new law in Springfield/Peapack! I'm sure it would pass.

But in all seriousness, Murray probably will get some flack from TPTB for telling it like it is. It's a shame really...

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I really wish someone, anyone out there, could just sit back and look at GUIDING LIGHT and realize that even the new production module has promise. I loved the scenes of today's episode (w/ Billy and Bill). They arent as shakey as they once were. I believe the show has lots of promise.

As the longest running serial on television, you'd think they'd do something out of respect to help the show out.

How does the ratings system work? Does it count all of the online views? Do they take in the fact that there's thousands of cable channel options now?

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Yeah, I really hope Ellen Wheeler doesn't crack the whip on Murray for telling it like it is. It really IS do or die time, and things wouldn't have gotten this bad if Ellie would have just bended a little bit, and listened to the fans. And now ALL our hopes are being put on one actor's (G. Aleksander) shoulders. As for the production style, it really is alot better than it once was, especially the outside scenes. Still its the size of some of the sets that bother me. Today when Alan, Cyrus, and Lizzie were supposedly in this "upscale" hotel, that room could barely fit the three of them. And don't get me started on that quickie mart that sells SIM JIMS, and promotes Fastercard, and one wobbly table that can't fit two people! With all that said, I am STILL watching this show.

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What can she do to him? Make him shoot all his scenes in parks and on the sides or roads? Check. Deny him a proper dressing room and ask him to change clothes in the backseat of a car next to Caitlin Van Zandt? Check. Check. Slash his pay down to the size of where he will need donations from you and I to live in New York? Check. Check. Check. If any people in this industry have absolutely nothing to lose by telling it the way it is in the soap world, it's the actors at Guiding Light. Ellen's reign of terror is swiftly coming to an end. 

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Unlimited Jason, I tried, I swear I did, but I simply cannot watch this show. It's as ugly as homemade sin! If I wanted to look at ugliness I would go out to the Wal-Mart! I will tune back in once Grant appears, but I just can't watch that gray, grainy mess Ellen Wheeler has turned that show into.

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Even if Wheeler wanted to punish MB for telling the truth or, worse in P&G's book, telling it to Branco, what could she possibly do to him or his character that she hasn't already done?

Drag him out to bumf**ck...sorry...umm...Peapuck...er...Peapack in the middle of winter until he gets sick? Oops, too late, he already got sick earlier this winter.

Lobotomize and weaken his character by putting him in a sleazy, skanky affair with a castrating old hag? Nope, been there. Done that.

Marginalizing his character to the very edges of the canvas by saddling him with a greasy, repulsive cold-blooded murderer of a brother who he stupidly defends at every turn? No, already done.

Have his character spend nearly six months in a seemingly endless stream of scenes on park benches and in empty grass fields in a pathetic attempt try to humanize Tammy's killer? Once again, they've already done that to him.

Well, I guess he could get put on pooper-scooper duty for Roxie but would that really be any worse than having to try to pretend that the broom closet he, Lizzie, and Alan were in today was a luxury suite at a swanky NYC hotel?

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Good one, Rose!

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This breaking bulliten deserves a Chelsea Handler's
"A DOY!"

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Another quip Chelsea Handler would make:

What...*long pause*...A Revelation!

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lol GossipGirl