"After a five-year break, it feels great to be on stage again." Uh huh. So sayeth the man who fought his way out of a contract paying him almost six figures a week for a three month run doing some play in Los Angeles. What else could the guy say? I am surprised he didn't say that he has some other projects in development, or something that at least pretends there are other things in the works. Of course then all we would have to do is go over to IMDb and see there is nothing on it.
I am also wondering if he is going to start missing that paycheck when the new season rolls around and he sees Katherine Heigl who was going to be his walk out buddy still getting her paycheck and not even coming close to a theatre stage. I really don't understand why people want out of contracts that pay them over a million dollars a year. I just don't get it. My personal philosophy would be to ride the thing out until the damn thing grinds to a halt and keep collecting the paycheck. It is too easy in the acting business to see your career fade away into nothing and just turn up at some ten year reunion show and be forced to sit in the back row because you have been gone so long.
You work and you work and you finally get the break and then you just throw it all away. Why?