All My Kids Alum Chrishell Stause: “That Prospect Park Thing Was Such a Disaster”


 




All My Children alum Chrishell Stause doesn't hold back when it comes to Prospect Park's deal to revive the cancelled sudser from folding. The actress talked to TVLine regarding her guest appearance on Body Of Proof  this Tuesday and shared where she felt things went astray.

 

TVLINE | You landed Body of Proof immediately after All My Children wrapped. Did that inform your decision to not sign on for Prospect Park’s online plan? Were you like, “I have some options here”?

No. To be honest with you, that Prospect Park thing was such a disaster. They came to people and gave one offer, and when it came time to renegotiate they never came back to the table. It wasn’t the actors that weren’t trying to make something work.

TVLINE | Were you also skeptical that it would ever come to pass?

I was always open to doing it as long as I could do it while doing other things. I certainly didn’t want [Prospect Park to have] exclusivity. I know how devoted the fans are, and if we could have made that work, it would have been great to do it. I’ve done a web series before, so I thought I could swing it and other projects on the side, but then I just never heard back. [Prospect Park has since abandoned its plan to take AMC and One Life to Live online.]

To read more about Stause's character, click here! Body of Proof airs Tues at 10 pm EST on ABC.

18 Responses

  1. Avatar of Ryan-Scott
    Ryan-Scott

    I agree.

    In last week’s issue of SOD, one actor put it perfectly: “Would you sign on for a movie if you didn’t see a script or know who had written it or where it was shooting?”.

  2. Avatar of GHfan-4now
    GHfan-4now

    They came to people and gave one offer, and when it came time to renegotiate they never came back to the table.

    ************

    sigh. i truly, truly feel bad for the actors in all of this.

  3. Avatar of giogio
    giogio

    I am so glad she came out and actually spoke. Its been bad for all the actors, God knows I could only imagine how horrid they feel without a job. But the fans want to hear from these people also. Im glad she spoke and hope all the best for her.

  4. Avatar of Cyberologist
    Cyberologist

    Exactly I think Prospect Park was a farce from the get go…

    in the December 12th Globe Robin Strasser speaks out on how the cast was locked out of the studio when they were supposed to keep using the studio for a couple of months they got a memo to have their dressing room cleaned out by 12.9.11

    Prospect Park never seem to negotiate anything they never paid ABC any money. Many do believe this was a scam to placate fans… however after all this (with no money) supposedly they are seeking funding in Silicon Valley. Prospect Park “never had any money” I understand a business deal gone wrong but they never had backing from the get go.

  5. Avatar of The_Moustache
    The_Moustache

    Rapper and actor Ice Cube is developing his first series regular role in EYE FOR AN EYE, a revenge drama in development at FX.

    Produced by Ice Cube’s Cube Vision with Jeff Kwatinetz’s Prospect Park, the Friday star would appear as a veteran paramedic who after years responding to violent scenes takes matters into his own hands and turns into a vigilante out for revenge.

    The news comes a week after Prospect Park revealed they are also producing a film with Tyler Shields, and two weeks after they announced they were suspending plans to bring ALL MY CHILDREN and ONE LIFE TO LIVE to the web

    http://www.welovesoaps.net/2011/12/icecube.html

  6. Avatar of pumpkin
    pumpkin

    I believe what she said. But, isn’t she a bit biased. Unless I was wrong,she was leaving BEFORE the cancellation. It was more beneficial to her to stay to end at that point. That is what I remember. I take what she says with a grain of salt at this point. Sorry.

  7. Avatar of appleridge
    appleridge

    I dont believe PP didnt go back to AMC actors. In that TV guide video interview, CM said his deal went back and forth for a while. MEK said at the PV tribute that he had begun talks again with PP. Jordi Vilasuso said he turned down two offers from PP but was still open to doing it. AM said that PP was still talking to her after she turned down their first offer. hell even Lucci said that PP and her went back and forth until sept 8th.

    Maybe CS told them from the start that she would continue but wanted a lot of free time and PP didnt see the point to
    continue talks with her.

    CS was talking leaving before the move to lA and only stayed cause they let her do recurring

  8. Avatar of giogio
    giogio

    Yea appleridge you know you’re right. This is why, between PP’s nonsense and the actors silence I got turned off. All those months NO-ONE would say one word anywhere. Oh boy, what you just said took me back to the days of silence with some inuendo. Glad its over. EVERYONE could have handled it better. We’ve heard from actors, “things are looking good” or “stay tuned” or whatever. Now look. NADA. Im over it now.

  9. Avatar of jphelps
    jphelps

    [quote=appleridge]I dont believe PP didnt go back to AMC actors. In that TV guide video interview, CM said his deal went back and forth for a while. MEK said at the PV tribute that he had begun talks again with PP. Jordi Vilasuso said he turned down two offers from PP but was still open to doing it. AM said that PP was still talking to her after she turned down their first offer. hell even Lucci said that PP and her went back and forth until sept 8th.Maybe CS told them from the start that she would continue but wanted a lot of free time and PP didnt see the point to
    continue talks with her.CS was talking leaving before the move to lA and only stayed cause they let her do recurring[/quote]

    I have no idea about the rest but no where did Susan Lucci say she and PP had been going back and forth. She has made one comment aftert the PP deal was dead. THese AMC actors had an email chain going on keeping everyone in the loop so I am sure CS was part of this. I have no idea why you keep defending these asshats over the actors.

  10. Avatar of giogio
    giogio

    I heard the deals did go back and forth but no-one heard from the invisable PP since September. The back and forth sounded to me shortlived. I would say that since September PP knew they werent going to do it but they had to keep quiet about it until after ABC finished taping OLTL and the actors were on their own. Thats only the way Im looking at it. I could be wrong, I didnt hear thats what happened but to me it looks like thats what may have happened. Whatever these 2 so called prominent companies did, they should be ashamed of themselves, and kicking themselves in the ass instead of shaking hands or hi-fiving!!!

  11. Avatar of basilnsybil
    basilnsybil

    Good for Chrishell to speak out. Something very fishy between PP and ABC since it went on to long before we the public and fans heard of anything. The whole thing stinks for the cast and crew of these shows who probably put other opportunities and job offers on hold because of how PP and ABC handled this shame on them.

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