'Days of Our Lives' Patrick Muldoon: 'When new writers come in, they fire everybody'

Patrick Muldoon is among those rare actors who played a character -- in this case Austin Reed on NBC's "Days of Our Lives" -- then took a long break, then returned.In between, Muldoon starred in movies ("Starship Troopers") and TV shows ("Melrose Place") and played with his band, the Sleeping Masses.Now Muldoon's character is being written out of the soap.PICS: 10 Long-Running Soap Operas"When new writers come in, they fire everybody and bring in new actors," he tells Zap2it. "As soon as they let go of all of the actors, there are already rumors of us going back.""The writers write toward your strength," Muldoon says. "Austin, the first time I played him, was a musician and a boxer. That was the character. Then I left the show and was gone for 15 years and went back after 15 years. This time they brought the character back as an accountant."Unlike the tragic end so many soap...



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