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Sabine Singh Friend Speaks Out

On the Superposter of the Year blog, a message was posted from someone claiming to be a close friend of Sabine Singh. I'm going to post it below. It speaks for itself.

ITS TRUE.

hi. im new to the board but have been reading it for months now as ss is one of my oldest dearest friends from home. I also hope she does not get angry at me for writing today and speaking HER TRUTH. She is DEVASTATED but is doing everything she can to hide it and continue to honor and respect the show, the fans, and her friends at amc. She was given the news this week and basically, i kid you not, given less than a week to "quietly get out".

regardless of if you like her or hate her, as a close member in her life i can tell you she has spent the past 10 months of her life giving amc everything. she worked everday 17 hours plus, gave up relationships, gave away sadie her dog she loves so much but couldnt take care of with such demanding studio hours - was in unbelievably difficult storylines, emotionally upheaving... so much. BUT then again, we all work so hard at our jobs and that is not my point. on monday she was called into the exec prods office and told to pack her things and leave, no thank you for your hard work - or doing the best you could - or giving it your all. nothing. Not even any financial compensation. she leaves in the middle of a four year contract with NO MONEY or means on how she will survive (ok i love the chick - she'll be just fine - but to be living your life knowing greenlees storyline for the next 6 months being told over and over again how much she is appreciated doing a great job their gonna want to renew her contract,etc, she was floored and SHE IS IN SHOCK.) and apparently rebecca asked to come back way before thanksgiving and they didnt even tell sabine. she coulve started looking for other work! shes being thrown away not cause she was a problem - but because someone else wanted their job back and the high ups at amc need to save their show with ratings.

Two weeks ago, (i KID YOU NOT THIS IS SO MESSED UP) she was sick on set. she had the stomach flu a 102 fever, but didnt complain. instead of the producers or medics or whoever saying she should take a break or even go home - THEY GAVE HER A BUCKET!!! They gave her a F'in bucket to vomit in , put it by her side, and made her stay and finish her scenes. Which she did. Cause the girl, even if you think she is so not greenlee and ugly and u hate her acting, she gave the show her all. The one thing she did do is she showed up. she committed to the role, the job, the fans ,and she loved and was so honored to be playing the role. Thats why it hurts me that right now she's on set working, probably smiling through tears, knowing that friday, rb comes in to shoot the 'welcome back to fusion' youve been redeemed scenes that s was so excited to shoot after all the bomb sheltr stuff) - and her unbelievably hard work means nothing. i told her not to go to work this week - who cares shes been fired anywya and it doesnt matter and she said "no - just because im being treated so badly, i respect my friends behind and in front of the camera and i cant do that to them, i cant mess with the integrity of the shows we are scheduled to shoot this week." She even went to work before the news broke yesterday and didnt tell anyone because she was worried it might affect the days work and other peoples performances. Thats the stuff i m taking about!

you guys rebecca didnt want the role. over and over she was offered it and she didnt want the role. and thats the bottom line. and thats why it breaks my heart that my dear friend has been treated so unfairly. and if you guys/bloggers who seem to be amazing soap fans have any say or pull to write or tell or whatever to the pwers that be - to say you wont stand for this behavior, to just get the word out to tell the soap magazines or whoever tell them what i said. my girl deserves better than to have to quietly sneak away, with the idea that shes being fired/replaced/disgraced. when all she did was audition for a role, book it, and do her job. Thats the crime shes being punished for. I just feel so lousy, and i am so no longer a fan of daytime - which has gotten me through the worst years of my life. I cant even stand to look at amc right now. oh - and the people cast crew on set are so sad too. they realize they are expendible as well - s even said the women and grown men prop guys lighting guys carpenters etc were CRYING and punching walls and yelling at the producers all kinds of stuff thats how messed up the real behind the scenes people think this is. i know ive written so much. thank u for taking a second to read this. I just wanted to tell the all my children fans what sabine would never say, and what is really going on over there.

jo b.

35 comments:

  1. Crew members punching walls? I guess that's possible, but this statement hasn't mentioned whether Singh was ousted at the end of a cycle. Contracts are already terribly designed against actors, but the information here suggests that her recent departure may coincide with AMC's period to review their options.

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  2. I hate to sound cold, but this is show business, not tiddlywinks. I don't know if it was the friend or Sabine Singh who wrote the message, but people in the soap industry, and show business in general, have a long memory. It's good to be honest, and to shoot with the fans, but you have a career to think about. Actors and actresses are replaced all the time, sad but true. The great actors and actresses have one thing in common, perseverance. They know that things like this happen, and yeah, it hurts. But you have to suck it up and go on to the next audition.

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  3. Sabine was led to believe by TPTB that her job was secure and she was doing a wonderful job. Rebecca Budig just said she never thought she'd come back. So yes show business can be hard but the people in charge completely deceived Sabine into a false sense of security. It's one thing if they never made assurances about her job stability. But what they've done to her is harsh.

    Send a stuffed tiger or a letter expressing your dissatisfaction with how this was handled to:

    Brian Frons
    President, ABC Daytime
    500 South Buena Vista St
    Burbank, CA 91521

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  4. What they did to Sabine was just plain WRONG!!! Does AMC not have a heart anymore??? I'm sorry I love RB just as much as anyone but this is not right at all. She can't get anything anywhere else so she has to steal a role from another promising actress that I loved and adored as Greenlee. That charater will never be the same to me anymore. This is cruel. And because of it, no I don't welcome Budig with open arms, Sabine WAS sufficing as the recast!!!!!

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  5. I get that show business is show business, but no human deserves to be treated that way. I only wish that more people would stand up for actors (writers and others in the business) more often. No one should have to be handed a bucket and asked to keep working. As for the AMC heads, shame on you. It must be hard working in the industry, but you choose who you want to be. I am sure your mothers would be so disappointed. I only hope somewhere in your hearts you recognize that you are disappointed in yourselves. Stand up and make a change. Be bold and honorable. My mother always told me that what you do will come back to you 10-fold. For your sake, I hope not. As an AMC watcher of over 30 years, I will continue to support the actors by watching, but this has definitely soured soaps. Actors are people who deserve to be treated with respect and dignity. Shame on you. Sabine deserved better. I only hope that Sabine realizes through this that "work" should never become your life. Reality is that no one is indespensible and loyalty exists with family and friends, not work. Hold your head high for work done well. I have come to really enjoy you. I happened across this site while looking to see where she is heading because I can't wait to see all the wonderful storylines ahead of her.

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  6. I loved RB and didn't think anyone could replace her but I love Sabine so much more! She enriched the role.

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  7. Sabine took that part and made it her own. I don't care how long Rebecca had the part before, Sabine polished it. I wasn't sold on her at first...but within 2 episodes, I felt that for a change not only did they get a beautiful girl but one could act. Not to take away from Rebecca, but Sabine is a better actress. I am going to be very critical of Rebecca. I do not like what they did to Sabine, and I am hoping she gets an incredible role in some other popular show so I can see more of her. She can act off of anyone. Dang...what is wrong with people. BTW, the survey question they ask at the soap site..69% say they want Sabine to stay so if she was written out because that is what someone """thought""" people wanted, they are obviously wrong. I'm upset.

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  8. I have written everyone at ABC proclaiming my disdain. Stay Strong Sabine. You are the "true" Greenlee and justice will prevail. You are a wonderful person with a big heart and have an amazing gift for acting. You are going to be seriously appreciated someone and AMC will regret ever letting you go. Stay strong much love

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  9. I think the way they handled the
    situation with Sabine was wrong.
    But, I am thrilled that Rebecca will be back in the role, because
    she is Greenlee to me.

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  10. RB Is the real Greenly! It's real hard for another actress to fill such big shoes! I do think that SS did a great job playing greenly! AMC should have offered her another role!

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  11. i hope you read this sabine. my name is heather. i am 32, from canada and i have an email address named Greenlea75@gmail and i am devasted that you are leaving. i suffer from depression and because of your role and the amazing job you did even though on the show everyone hated you, i related to you and fell in love with you. you were the reason i watched the show and helped me through many depressing days with your fighting attitude. i will miss you dearly and no one will ever fill your shoes:(

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  12. I too agree that this was truly wrong...why should Rebecca B be able to just come back and take the role whenever she feels like it? I didn't like Sabine at first either...but a recast is always hard at first. Now I LOVE Sabine!!!! And I truly think her chemistry with Aiden and the others will be hard for Rebecca to jump back into. Shame on Brian and the other show heads for having such poor judgement and business motives. This is truly going to hurt my feelings toward the show...and I am a devoted fan. I even listen to it on the radio on my lunchbreak!!!! Sabine, I am truly sorry and we love you!

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  13. Life doesn't always work out the way we want it to! It is a shame, that Sabin sighn was treated unfairly.I do think that AMC should of given her a short term contract. Also let her know if it doesn't work out, they would have to let her go. RB has alot of fans! It's really hard to fill such big shoes!

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  14. Hi,
    Just wanted to clear up a slight rumor in defense of my buddy Rebecca (i was a member of her fanclub). Everyone should know that Rebecca yes wanted to come back in November, and offered to come back as a new character, so as to not oust Sabine. I do think the powers that be are completely wrong by doing this, but Rebecca should not be held accountable for this. She is not a cruel person and im sure feels horrible about taking someones job. My only reason for writing this is so Rebecca doesn't receive backlash from the fans because they powers that be are jerks! Please give Rebecca her due, and wish Sabine Singh all the luck in the world. I have written a soap opera myself, and if it ever got picked up I would gladly hire Sabine!

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  15. AMC Should of given SS a diferent role to begine with! Knowing they would be trying to get RB back on the saop! I have to say, that I love RB as Greenlee! I am looking forward to her coming back next week. SS did a great job and I do wish her well.

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  16. Nothing surprises me any more on AMC. Look at the send off they gave Julia Barr! An Emmy winning actress and she didn't even get goodbye scenes or a funeral!

    As for SS, you really take a chance when you are recast and even if you're an excellent actor, if the original cast was a fan favorite, chances are very good that the show will take that person back for the fan base. Unfortunately, it's a crazy business and ratings are the name of the game. AMC has pretty well tanked since she left and not only for her leaving.

    What I find disturbing is that after distancing herself (RB)from daytime and claiming to not have interest in returning, she's being welcomed back with Saturday special segments on Soap Net..

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  17. I love Rebecca Buding in the role of Greenlee! I am really glad she is coming back to AMC. She is the real Greenlee to me!

    As for Sabin Sighn I think she is a great actres! I will not be suprised if she is picked up by another soap!

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  18. Sorry to hear about Sabine's devastation. It is showbiz though. That's how they roll. She is a good actress and she will find more work. On the other hand, I am STOKED about Rebecca coming back! No one will ever play Greenlee as well she did for so many years. That's my opinion. I've been hoping she would come back. I hated when they brought "Greenlee" back and it wasn't Rebecca. Thought it was lame.. I'm excited though!! Love Rebecca!! ♥

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  19. I agree know one plays Greenlee like Rebecca Buding! I love her as Greenlee!!!

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  20. Sabine was the best Greenlee.

    After reading the letter she doesn't need AMC ,that show is sinking like Titanik anyways.

    Lots of love Sabine and good luck!

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  21. Rebecca who??
    come on she is not the queen of england
    she is to bitchy and she does not have romantic chemistry with anyone on the show
    oh well crap

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  22. I love you Greenle.......
    and when i say Greenlee
    i mean Sabine Singh.

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  23. Sabin took a chance, taking on a the role of Greenlee. Rebecca played the role for six years and she is the fan faverite.

    I do feel that AMC should not be advertising that,the "real Greenlee"is coming back. They really should saying that the "original Greenlee" is coming back.

    I feel sorry for Sabin, but this is life as a actress.

    Rebecca Buding is my faverite Greenlee! I am excited that she is back!

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  24. If it were OUR rel job our boss's would never tke us bckfter being replaced. What gives them the right to do that. Frons you should be fired with out notice, pay or compenstion. REMEMBER WHAT GOES AROUND COMES BACK AROUND. Wht makes you think she will be staying it's like her life half assed. SS made Greenlee more famous now she wants it back. Nothing belongs to nyone it is only borrowed so Rebecca AMC just lost another fan because of you. Hope you are happy we are not.

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  25. IM HAPPY! Rebecca is AWESOME!! I'm always a fan.. LOVE HER! She rocked yesterday like she always has before. Sabine did her best but she does not even come CLOSE to Rebecca's performance. Rebecca MADE Greenlee for who she was in the first place. It was HER character in the beginning.. that's obvious. You can't change a character and say she was a "better Greenlee". lol

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  26. I agree with the last comment! Rebecca is the actress who made Greenlee in the first place. sabin did not play the character the same. I know she is a different actress, but it wasn't as AWESOME!!! As Rebecca Buding!

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  27. Rebecca Buding sucks! She essentially stole someone's job. Has she no shame!! Sabine earned that job AND had a contract, and was dismissed simply because Rebecca couldn't get another job in the real world. Sabine should sue for breach of contract!

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  28. Rebecca Buding is a FANTASTIC ACTRESS!!! She did a great job this week on AMC. I am so...glad she is back!!!

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  29. Some people here really have no life if they need to talk shit about someone like Rebecca (who did nothing wrong). If you want someone to be mad at, be mad at the producers. Rebecca is a TERRIFIC actress and she didn't "steal" anyone's job. Get over it already.. get a life.

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  30. AMC made a business decision to let go of Sabine. They also made a business decision, to bring Rebecca back to AMC.
    I am sure if the tables where turned, Sabin would of excepted AMC's offer just like Rebecca.

    Than everyone who has made some mean comments about Rebecca Buding, would be making those comments about Sabine Singh instead!!!

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  31. SS was wonderful in the role of Greenlee. She WAS the real Greenlee. I have watched over 20 years and fully remember when RB was "the original" Greenlee. The chemistry between Greenlee and Adian is now ruined. What a shame. SS showed a softer side of Greenlee. You dropped the ball BIG TIME by replacing her with the so-called "real" Greenlee. But what else is new...you have been doing quite a bit of that lately.

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  32. There is no chemistry between Grennlee and ANYONE on the show.
    I am so sorry that Sabine is gone. She was so REAL Greenlee!
    Can't any of the Big Shots at AMC see how they have ruined the storie lines by bringing Rebecca back??? YUK!

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  33. I love Rebecca Buding she ROCK!!!! AMC made a good decision bringing her back.
    She is my favorite Greenlee.

    On another note.I do have to say, that I like Sabine in the role of Greenlee even though, Rebecca is my favorite.
    I think AMC did make a mistake, in not giving her a diferent role to begin with. Sabine is a great actress, and she would of been a good asset to the show.

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  34. Rebecca Budig is WAY better! Greenlee has always been a 'stand off-ish' person to begin with! Research her character background.. it's how she truly is SUPPOSED to be! Sabine was TOO soft. Greenlee has never been that way because she's always been afraid of getting hurt. I'm GLAD to have her back. No chemistry is "ruined". Everything is finally the way it should be. ♥ Sabine was NEVER the "true Greenlee".. haha, give me a break.

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  35. Rebecca Buding is the actress that should be playing Greenlee. I love AMC so...much better since she's been back. To say the chemistery between, Rebecca Buding and the other actors on the show is not good, is silly! Rebecca was on AMC for six years, and she had chemistery with all the actors, that she worked with. I don't think that the chemistery has been ruined at all. It's just gotten beter! I do think that Sabine is a good actress, and she needs a new character that no one has ever played.

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