Friday, August 15, 2008

Casting News: Jon Prescott Is Out

Jon Prescott was hired by As the World Turns in April of this year to bring back the character of Mike Kasnoff — a character who was previously played by Shawn Christian and Mark C. Collier. Now, it seems, Jon has been let go. He made this statement on his official website:

"I'd like to express my gratitude to the entire cast, crew and production team who have made this an irreplaceable experience. I have been privileged to be a part of ATWT and this concludes an invaluable education. I view my departure as a positive step forward. Stay tuned as I share my next creative challenge with you shortly."

Budget problems are said to be the reason behind his departure. A spokesperson for the show has confirms Jon's exit, stating that he'll be sticking around until October.