Are you an up and coming television actor who has been just itching to jump to the big screen? Is portraying the same character [beloved by millions] on a weekly basis taking its toll? Well, before you sit down for that exclusive one-on-one with Michael Ausiello to publicy air your grievances with your job that pays you more money in a week than the average American will see in a lifetime, here’s a little tip from your friendly neighborhood TV Addict: Don’t quit your day job!
Oh sure, in theory ditching the hit prime-time series that made you a household name may sound like a good idea, unfortunately the reality is anything but. Just ask Katherine Heigl, whose career prospects just hit a slight, shall-we-say speed-bump.
But don’t take our word for it, do the math. What does an embarrassing 15% on Rotten Tomatoes, a lacklustre 16 million in box office receipts, and scathing reviews like this one from The Hollywood Reporter’s Frank Scheck which called “the audience the real victim” add up to? One very valuable lesson for Hollywood’s television elite: The grass is not always greener.