“The Waltons” has garnered lasting success for delivering a gripping TV drama about a Depression-era family living in Virginia’s rural Blue Ridge Mountains, but not everyone on set felt appreciated for their work.
Eric Scott, who appeared as middle child Ben in the series, told Closer Weekly he felt “intense pressure” to deliver his lines, and yet he never received encouragement as an actor from the studio.
“It was disappointing that no one even called to say, ‘By the way, thank you,’” said the 58-year-old. “We were loved by the public, but we never felt the studio appreciated us.”
Scott claimed that despite the show’s growing popularity, no one was paid what they were worth.
“We did not get rich from that show,” he said.
Judy Norton, who played eldest daughter Mary Ellen, claimed the show’s younger stars…