Tony Todd Gripes to TMZ About Footing The Bill For His Own Grub at Y&R!





The Young and the Restless guest star Tony Todd has plenty of nice things to say about the show and the genre, however he isn't too happy about having to pay for his own food! TMZ  has a video of Todd, who will be playing Leslie (Angell Conwell) and Tyler's (Redaric Williams) jailbird dad, griping about having to pay for his own meals on the set of the CBS sudser.Watch the clip after the jump!



 



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33 Responses

  1. Avatar of alstonboy4315
    alstonboy4315

    He should be thankful to have a job!!! He could be in the unemployment line with HUNDREDS of other actors his age in Hollyweird.

    People are struggling in this country, and it always amazes me when those who are privileged enough to not have to struggle complain about the most mundane things!!

  2. Avatar of stoney07
    stoney07

    I didn’t see it as a big deal. I think the guy interviewing made it more of a deal than Tony Todd did. He was just talking, and it wasn’t really that much of a complaint, moreso just kind of jokingly answering the question, at least thats how it seemed to me…but I could be wrong.

    Plus, I still like his optimism about the role, and the characters, and the show overall in general.

  3. Avatar of angrierblackerman
    angrierblackerman

    A lot of soaps got rid of craft services to trim the budgets. Since he is not a long term contract part (to my knowledge), I guess the show is only paying his fee and nothing extra.

    Still sucks that they won’t even spring for lunch, lol.

  4. Avatar of J Bernard Jones
    J Bernard Jones

    He should be thankful to have a job!!! He could be in the unemployment line with HUNDREDS of other actors his age in Hollyweird.

    Yes, because well-regarded, well-known, always busy Tony Todd is so not in demand:

    TBA – Monster School (in production)

    2013 – A Man with a Gun

    2013 – Crimson Saints

    2013 – II Driven

    2013 – Captured Hearts

    2013 – The Witching Hour

    2013 – Night of the Living Dead: Origins 3D

    2013 Disciples

    (from IMDB)

    He’s probably just itching to be a Wal-Mart greeter at this stage of his career.

  5. Avatar of bishbay
    bishbay

    Sigh. JBJ, the poster you supposedly “sorted out” with your comment has a point even if TT has lots of work, so you’re both wrong and tiresome at the same time. Please turn it down to 11, and try to avoid using a backhoe when a spade will do.

  6. Avatar of soapbaby
    soapbaby

    [quote=bishbay]Please turn it down to 11, and try to avoid using a backhoe when a spade will do.[/quote]

    ^^ I have no opinion on this topic but I nearly spit out my coffee reading this line!!! Hilarious.

  7. Avatar of Restless Fan
    Restless Fan

    I didn’t think it was a big deal. He was asked a question and he answered it. Very insignificant to us but obviously a big deal for him. Whatever. He didn’t bash the genre. I’m guessing he sees it as a different challenge in his career. I’m looking forward to it.

  8. Avatar of roooo
    roooo

    He’s right! I just realized that, after all these years, my job doesn’t buy me lunch either! We need to stand up against these workplace horrors.

  9. Avatar of Coffee_Junkie
    Coffee_Junkie

    Twenty bucks says JFP has her pet Steve Burton eating like a KING and that’s where the food budget is going. Steve Kendall (sp?) posted a pic on Twitter about a month ago of a cast meeting. King Burton had a three course meal in front of him and everyone else had WATER.

  10. Avatar of stoney07
    stoney07

    still not seeing the big deal…..we r making a bigger issue of it than he did. if he meant it in such a horrible way im pretty sure his costar wouldnt have linked the video to Sony and Angelica McDaniels i’m just sayin…

  11. Avatar of J Bernard Jones
    J Bernard Jones

    bishbay wrote

    Sigh. JBJ, the poster you supposedly “sorted out” with your comment has a point even if TT has lots of work, so you’re both wrong and tiresome at the same time. Please turn it down to 11, and try to avoid using a backhoe when a spade will do.

    You are one tired, bitter ass hypocrite. You seem to be adrift since Wayland Flowers passed on. All those Logo reality pilots but not one green light. How sad for you.

    How is that for turning it down?

    FYI, Alston and I have gone back & forth on here for years but we also are fairly good FB/Twitter friends; he gets me and me him. So, Madame…you need to swerve.

    Now back to ignoring you and to our program, already in progress…

  12. Avatar of david46208
    david46208

    Well Debbie Morgan always talked about the Kraft Services table on the stage where AMC was filmed. Shhhhhhhhhhhhhhit! A Brotha gotta eat! They ain’t got a snickers or something?

  13. Avatar of bishbay
    bishbay

    JBJ, the hypocrite thing is totally random and not based in any behavior I’ve exhibited on this site. I must have hurt your wittle feewings. Truth hurts, but Lord knows you needed to hear it. I’ll tell you again next time, too, until you understand. Have a great night!

  14. Avatar of J Bernard Jones
    J Bernard Jones

    Out, out, Queen Bishbay! Your “highness” is but a walking shadow; thou art but a poor player that struts and frets thy hour upon the stage and then is heard no more: yours is a tale told by an idiot, full of sound and fury…signifying nothing.

    Now back to our program, already in progress…

  15. Avatar of blake3b
    blake3b

    [quote=josstheguy]He’s a film actor. Most films cater all meals. Welcome to daytime budgets, Mr. Todd.[/quote]

    I thought the same thing when I read this article also!

  16. Avatar of Divagalore
    Divagalore

    [quote=stoney07]I didn’t see it as a big deal. I think the guy interviewing made it more of a deal than Tony Todd did. He was just talking, and it wasn’t really that much of a complaint, moreso just kind of jokingly answering the question, at least thats how it seemed to me…but I could be wrong.[/quote]

    You’re right! Watching the video really proves this wasn’t a big deal at all. I didn’t find anything odd about him basically just answering the guy’s questions. Anyway, Tony seems to appreciate his time on the show, as well as showed respect for the genre, and how the actors really get in there with only one take. I noticed he mentioned doing about 25 episodes…looks like he’ll be around for awhile.

  17. Avatar of stoney07
    stoney07

    Thank you!!! I thought maybe I was crazy, but I’ve watched it a few times and I still don’t see how it’s that big of a deal….He did more complimenting than complaining. And then joked about it… -_- I hope we fans don’t run the guy away before he debuts by making something out of nothing.

  18. Avatar of pferrando
    pferrando

    Agreed, but people have always “knocked” daytime, and a lot of “actors” can’t take the schedule and the pace. It’s amusing to hear the comment even if he joked about it. It obviously bothered him enough to be heard. In any event it seems he won’t be around for long anyway.

    This is kinda another one of those, “This is news”?

    Time to file it away.

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