This soap opera actress who has many more lucrative offers, can’t stand her “mother” and the feeling is mutual. The thing is, the daughter has a much higher rate for her services these days after being the darling of another network. As much as I have enjoyed her coming back recently, only to leave again, her television mom, a longtime veteran, demanded that her pay be matched. That caused a lot of cutbacks. Writers were fired, which annoys me. And other cutbacks were made to pay the matriarch of the show a similar salary that she demanded. At some point, you should be happy to have the same role for decades and just acknowledge that someone has surpassed your popularity on the show.
There are also a lot of blind items circulating about this show having a casting couch, and my sources say that is far from the truth. At least for the people I chatted with.