Beth Ehlers recently gave an interview to Stardish Radio that is setting the web on fire tonight! We Love Soaps' Roger Newcomb transcribed this pull quote where Ehlers goes hard against Chuck Pratt (deserved) and JR Martinez (not deserved):
As many times as I would casually try to go into my boss's office and say, 'Uh, you are going to start integrating me, right?' When you've been doing this as long as I've been doing it, you know how it's supposed to be done. But you can't tell you bosses that because it's like any other job in the world, you can't know more than your boss because they hate you for it. And so you have to be careful when you go in that you don't tell somebody how to do their job. And I wanted to scream at people. I wanted to go in and say, 'Hello, you're burying me here. You're making this really hard. First you give me somebody who, God bless him, I love J.R. but he's not an actor.' And so that's hard enough with somebody who...it's going to be a long time before he gets out of second gear. And I'm constantly having to hedge my performance cause I can't be doing Shakespeare while he's doing something else.
I'm sorry, but I have to disagree with Ehlers on Martinez. While I am not onset sharing scenes with him, from the comfy spot on my living room sofa, the talented, young war hero looks like a natural. Hell, if you can share scenes with Bonnie Dennison, you oughta be able to make anything work!
Martinez tweeted a response to Ehler's hateration:
Apparently there are rumors going around about Beth (Taylor) & J.R. (Brot) are having a feud between each other. C'mon peeps. were not. I simply didn't agree with her chose of words in her radio interview, I never expected her to coach me. Just give tips to help the s/l.
Here's some more transcribed chicken grease Ehlers threw in Pratt's face, courtesy of We Love Soaps:
Chuck's been writing in a different medium for a while. Chuck's been doing primetime which is one episode a week. He's been doing a different genre entirely. He has not been writing soap operas. He's been writing camp basically and that's a whole different kind of thing. You don't have to commit to history. You don't have to commit to the gravitas in a situation when you write camp. Camp's all making fun of stuff. It's all broad comedy stuff. And so maybe he needed to be reminded that soap audiences don't take kindly to you messing with history. And even if you can't see the seriousness of a situation, they see it. And they want you to write it seriously. You're asking them to trust you, and soap audiences are very generous. They'll forgive you as long as they think you're taking it seriously and trying. If they feel like they're being, pardon me, f*cked with is when they get pissed off. He's clearly a talented writer and has a good resume. I hope the show can find it's way back on track.
Okay, now homegirl is preaching the gospel. Somebody pass the collection plate so we can pray that devil Pratt right outta Pine Valley!