|Should I stay or should I go now?|
According to Showbiz Spy ANTHONY Geary is threatening to quit General Hospital — because they want him to take a 50 percent pay cut.
The 66-year-old actor — who plays Luke Spencer on the hit show– is furious at the ultimatum issued by ABC executives, who believe his $1.5 million salary is no longer sustainable given the daytime soap’s sliding ratings.
“Tony feels he’s proven his worth to the show and the network,” a source told Globe magazine.
“Tony helped propel General Hospital into top soap opera status… (his) pride wouldn’t accept getting his pay sliced. Tony’s serious about walking. He’s worked hard and isn’t hurting for money.
“This is heading toward a standoff and the result will depend on who blinks first. Tony believes he’s in the driver’s seat.”
“In the soap business, everyone is expendable and you never take anything for granted,” Geary has said previously.
“If I ever do leave GH, I want Luke to die. I don’t want him coming home for Christmas episodes or the birth of his great-grandchildren.
“Those of us who have been on the soaps forever, we ought to go out in a way that gives the audience real closure. But I know the network has a real resistance to that.
“It’s not my choice, but I’ve had an awfully good run and I wouldn’t mind being a sacrificial lamb to let the audience believe that characters can really, really die.”
Geary joined General Hospital in 1978, left in 1984 and returned nine years later.
What do you think? Is this for real or will ABC cave?