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Tony Todd

Soap Operas Don't Feed Us!

3/9/2013 4:45 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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0309_tony_todd_videoThere's no such thing as a free lunch ... at least not in the soap opera world, a lesson Tony Todd recently learned the hard way.

Todd -- a notorious character actor from movies like "Candyman" and a few "Final Destination" movies -- just began a run on the popular soap opera, "The Young and The Restless."

Yesterday at LAX, Todd told our photog he loves doing daytime TV ... except for the fact they don't provide food. Todd says he has to slum it at the commissary and foot the bill himself!

Even TMZ gives us free lunch! Ok, just on Fridays, but still ...

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Me Too    

This guy has a job- fairly well paid I'm sure, and he has the audacity to mention he has to pay for food himself? Welcome to the REAL WORLD. Ask all the unemployed people in the country if they'd complain about a job that didn't provide free food. D bag.

592 days ago
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jeff    

One of the all-time kings of horror. Been in alot of great horror movies. If you have the movie channels, check out Tony in "Hatchet 2".

592 days ago
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ibbaby    

So, do like most of us do and pack a lunch.

592 days ago
4.

Truth    

HE GETS PAID LIKE WUT, $15K-$20K/EPISODE FOR DAYTIME... YET THE DOUCHE BAG IS BITCHING ABOUT SPENDING $10 FOR LUNCH. F*CK OFF ALREADY... #TRUTH!!

592 days ago
5.

pix    

Get a better lawyer to write your contract and make sure they have craft serves.

592 days ago
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Violent Pope    

3rd rate actor, deal with it.

592 days ago
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James R. - Los Angeles    

I don't memba him. Nor do I give a sh*t.

592 days ago
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Cricket    

I'm sure you can swing it Tony.

592 days ago
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Starshine Speaks    

People don't realize these are always 14 hour days, Production is feeding the crew and it is customary to feed character, extras, stand-ins etc., because you are trapped on set. I understand how people from other jobs would find his complaints annoying but the best productions do feed everybody. It's not like there's a microwave for you to heat your lunch up. And you can't go get in your car and drive off on a production day. It's different than a regular job. They need to feed everybody or nobody, not pick and choose who gets to eat.

592 days ago
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Starshine Speaks    

People don't realize these are always 14 hour days, Production is feeding the crew and it is customary to feed character actors, guests, extras, stand-ins etc., because you are trapped on set. I understand how people from other jobs would find his complaints annoying but the best productions DO feed everybody. It's not like there's a microwave for you to heat your lunch up or even a refrigerator. And you can't go get in your car and drive off on a production day. It's different than a regular job. They need to feed everybody or nobody, not pick and choose who gets to eat.

592 days ago
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JeannieD    

The rest of us have to bring or buy our own lunches so suck it up. Surely you get paid enough to buy your own damn food.

592 days ago
12.

DoubleA    

Most of you people obviously aren't in the business. That's not how it works from principles down to background.

592 days ago
13.

voiceofreason    

Hey, Mimi! Just write your own column!

592 days ago
14.

Sandrine    

Omg candy man! This guy creeps the **** outta me!

592 days ago
15.

Meanie    

I like this guy.... should be a good addition to the show.

592 days ago
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