Friday, June 16, 2006

Wannabe Soap Star Thinks Poor Folks Should Get Their Own Soap Opera

LOS ANGELES (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – While soap opera characters are often portrayed as rich divas and back-stabbing gold diggers, one reality soap star wannabe thinks Americans are ready for a soap about the working class.

Ayinde Jones is one of the contestants on Soapnet’s reality show I Wanna Be A Soap Star and says he thinks daytime watchers would appreciate a soap opera about the middle and lower class citizens more than the rich and snobby because “more people can relate.”

And Jones knows from experience: His family was homeless for five months when he was a high schooler back in Gary, Indiana.

Says Jones: “Being homeless has helped me appreciate things so much more and it helps to be able to relate to what you’re watching.”

He says a soap that depicts more realistic people may not be realistic, noting: “Ratings on a show like that might be low because many poor people aren’t home during the day and many might not have TV and electricity.”

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