Date: 5th October 2000

Soap Actress Signs Contract, Is Fired

Just two months after signing a new contract, Patti D'Arbanville was fired from The Guiding Light, where she has played the character Selena since 1997, the New York Post reported today (Thursday).

D'Arbanville said that shortly after being assured by the new head writer, Claire Labine, that she had no intention of writing Selena out of the show, she was called into the producer's office and told "the writers just think they've written your character into a corner and they don't know what else to do.'" "I'm sure I'll land on my feet," the actress told the Post. "But, at the same time, I have four kids -- eight other feet -- to worry about."

Source: Studio Briefing