[Blind Gossip] This comedic TV series has been on the air for a long time and is a big hit. Although the entire ensemble cast is set to come back next season, one of its stars is getting restless.
He was yelling, “I don’t want to be ‘Frazier’, playing the same character for twenty years! That’s not why I became an actor! But how do I walk away from ALL. THAT. FUCKING. MONEY?”
He definitely likes the money but he feels trapped. He doesn’t want [the character he plays on the show] to be the only character people will ever know him by. I don’t think he will ever say that in public though, because he wouldn’t want to appear ungrateful.
This isn’t a situation where the complaints are part of a negotiating tactic to squeeze every last penny out of producers. He’s already signed his contract. He must be feeling some genuine frustration about playing the same role year after year.
However, it may be hard to feel a lot of sympathy for him. We did the math, and he is making over $10 million a year. Dang! That’s a pretty sweet trap!
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[Optional] If you were him, would you quit?