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BREAKING NEWS: James Scott Wraps-Up His Run As EJ DiMera Today At Days of our Lives!

Courtesy/IMDB Photo: Dana Patrick

Courtesy/IMDB Photo: Dana Patrick

It’s going to be a bittersweet day today for fan favorite James Scott as he wraps up his eight year run this afternoon at Days of our Lives.  James is taping his final scenes as EJ DiMera!  The popular actor will air well into the fall of this year.

The news report came via Soap Opera Digest who first reported the news! NBC/Corday Productions released this statement on the actor’s departure:  “We are saddened but supportive of James Scott’s decision to leave the show after eight years to take some personal time and pursue new projects. His contribution to the show has been tremendous and we wish him the best always.”

James Scott in his own statement shared these sentiments: “I would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to NBC, Sony and Corday, particularly Ken Corday, for the amazing 8 year run on Days of our Lives and for graciously supporting me in my decision in leaving the show to take personal time. To the unbelievably loving fans, I can’t begin to express my gratitude for your love and support over the years. I will miss you immensely.”

Earlier this week, On-Air On-Soaps posted our latest interview with James.  During the interview, we originally had asked James what his future was with the show and if he wanted to comment on that, and at that juncture he had offered no comment on the situation, and On-Air On-Soaps honored that by not including it in the piece.

This is an incredible loss for Days of our Lives and the fans of the series. Will the show write-off EJ with Sami? Would the show even possibly consider recasting?  That remains to be seen.  So what do you think of the news of James departing DAYS?  Comment below!

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Maggie
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Maggie

I’m so happy for James. And I wish him the best as he tries new projects. He brought so much to Days. I can’t think of one other male on the show who’s kept me as captivated. Truly EJ DiMera will be missed. I just hope in the time remaining, EJ will be written to make up for the tremendous hit the character took with the vile story Days told earlier this year. James deserves to have his character go out on a high note, and I hope he and his fan get it. Godspeed, James, and thanks for all… Read more »

elsa
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elsa

well said !

daryl
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daryl

Yes, James Scott is going to do very well in primetime television . There are many great shows on TV. He will have no trouble finding a great drama series or comedy series. Any primetime drama show would be lucky to have him. Perhaps ,”Nashville” on ABC. He would be great. I also think Alison Sweeney will have no trouble as well finding a primetime show .

Karen
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Karen

Great post! And yes, absolutely all of what you said! Ditto!

Bernadene
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Bernadene

I will miss James very much he is very good actor EJ, you always look smart on the show’ haha no don’t bring back Kristen. She is evil. Ej please come back soon hehe’ and please don’t cancel the show. Let the show go on For 90 YEARS and more. Ja I like to se peter as we’ll and everyone on days DONT Quit

BRENDA
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BRENDA

i hope you come back on days in the near future and not let it be long away i dont want to see you go but i know you have your life ot live but all your fans are going to miss u so and its not going to be the same with out u and sami i love eric on the show a few others but you and sami really make that show to what it is now please come back soon u and sami ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,love ya guys

Christan Bishop
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Christan Bishop

That is so sad! We will miss him tremendously!!!!!

Constance
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Constance

I’m saddened by James leaving Days. I’ve been a huge fan for years. Watched when Allison was saying goodbye when EJ was laying there. I couldn’t help but cry these to are amazing and are gonna be missed so much. Good luck to the both of you… Constance!!!

Natalie
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Natalie

My husband and I watched this show for decades and we think it is terrible that EJ and Sami are leaving the show. They were the best their ever was..We will miss them very much and there will never be another EJ and Sami. Good Luck to both of you!!!!!!

Tom Snip
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Tom Snip

Not surprised: He’s cut from the same cloth as Clark Gable and Cary Grant of a past gernation. James Scott is headed for the bigger screen. Think George Clooney. Will miss his tender and firm moments on DOOL. They gave him a dimentional persona. Sammy going too? Can’t image DOOL’s with out these two pivitol characters. This is big bump in the road for viewers and the writers. They have a way reinventing the wheel, and viewers have leared to expect dramatic schisms in daytime soaps.

Charity Butler
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Charity Butler

I agree. EJ and Sami ‘s TV chemistry is something that cannot be denied. They are both exceptional actors. I will truly miss them. Its hurtful for either of them to leave, but it is more devastating because they are both leaving at the same time. The jury is out if I will continue watching. DOOL’s you will need exceptional storylines with excellent actors to rectify this loss. NBC, your writers have their work cut out for them. Also, can you please bring on educated career driven African Americans who are not criminals. I Haven’t seen any for a while… Read more »

katieK
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katieK

With Sami & EJ gone, Days needs to bring in some Vets. Bring back Belle, Shawn D, MiMi, maybe Chloe, but don’t make her storyline so messed up again! Bring back Bo. If Kristen is going to be back, then find a way to bring back Peter. Id love to see Vivivan & Carly return & have great stories with Victor,Kate, & Maggie, but DAys burned their bridges with the actors.

Patrick
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Patrick

absolutely, right… about, bringing in some vets….

They, should try… Kimberly and Shane

Oh… this is a big loss

evenmoreso, with Sammi going… as well

i’m not surprised he’s venturing out of this arena
I kinda had that gut expectation…. after AS’ Sammi announcement… that he’d follow suit

this is a big patch… not undoable… as DAYS is : per James Scott” in a Healthy Place

it just smarts

James Scott is an invaluable… hot commodity…
he dedicated his time to DOOL

I just wish and want more

Fan Press and Salute… this influx of ebb and flow I hope isn’t too much

amor
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amor

If ej is leaving then I will not see a reason to keep watching its bad enough that sami is leaving their the best and u will miss them

eliza
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eliza

ej gone sami will have to go back to rafe thats what a lot people want;s
please don’t leave the show send me a message letting me know whats going on love you sami

Days4Days
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Days4Days

She is leaving in 2 weeks…

Days4Days
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Days4Days

I mean her final filming is in 2 weeks as well.

Christan Bishop
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Christan Bishop

So true!!!

LorriePaige
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LorriePaige

If you are referring to the original actors, IF they want to come back. They are not slaves you know. 🙂 Many may have other work elsewhere that is better to them.

Bebe
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Bebe

Who wants those old stale actors back? It will just turn it into a farce.

pspcindy
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pspcindy

Good for James. Glad he is branching out and open to other opportunities. DOOL is taking a big hit with the loss of Scott and Sweeney. I can only say thanks for many lovely memories of the dynamic, romantic and incredibly handsome EJ DiMera. Here’s hoping we get to see more of James in other mediums.

Big thanks to Michael for all the wonderful interviews you recorded with James and for being a great fan of such a talented actor.

Michelle Black
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Michelle Black

I will miss James Scott on Days and I hope we see more from in in the near future. Wishing him Much happiness and success !

Cory
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Cory

Mr. Fairman I know I left you a comment on why you didn’t ask James if he was staying or leaving DOOL in your James Scott interview from earlier this week. But I’m glad to read that you did ask. I knew you would have. But I’ll admit that I’m surprised that you didn’t just say that James didn’t want to comment on that in your interview with James. Thanks for clarifying that you did ask. I still think it was an amazing interview, like you always do. But darn it, I’m really going to miss seeing James on my… Read more »

Avelina from Santorini Greece
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Avelina from Santorini Greece

EJAMI yayyyyy!!!!!! I’m hoping lol

Patrick
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Patrick

OH… shucks : heart murmur

EJAMI fans… will get their dream after all

EJ and Sammi ride that wave… as only they can…. and it’s off in to the sunset… or side by side : all the rest be damned in Salem

Oye!

emotion

Days4Days
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Days4Days

Ali isn’t wrapping for another 2 weeks.. Let’s hope and pray so..

Amy from Australia
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Amy from Australia

I am hoping so too! Ejami forever!!!!

Avelina from Santorini Greece
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Avelina from Santorini Greece

Sad for James though he was a great actor and I wish him all the best for the future

Sabina Karsan
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Sabina Karsan

As much I enjoyed EJ and Sami in their scenes together I cannot beilve that they are leaving the show I love all of my days characters good or evil I liked EJ with Sami they had chemistry together I wish James scott the best of luck He is always going to be EJ Di Mera

Me
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Me

Consiser recastig? Like they did with Will? No thanks!

Patrick
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Patrick

Kelly Sullivan and Michael Muhney or Trevor St. John

Days4Days
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Days4Days

No. There can NEVER be anyone to replace these two. Maybe in the VERY distant future, but not immediately.

elsa
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elsa

nope…just NEVER, please.

Karen
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Karen

Nope…never ever!

Lew S.
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Lew S.

What the heck?!!!!!!!!!!!

Melissa
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Melissa

Would love to see him in a new project movie with Michael Muhney. The ratings would go through the roof.

mckeemouse
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mckeemouse

While I am sad because I won’t be able to watch James’ incredible acting talent nearly every day once the character of EJ DiMera leaves our screens in the fall, I am super happy and excited for James. I believe he is meant to move on to bigger and better things. I will always be a fan and will watch any other acting project that he is involved with in the future. Godspeed James!

Vicki

Carol
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Carol

Well said Vicki
I will miss him….but we will see him again…Now the question is …What will Stepheno do.This I got to see……
And they are bring Bo back !!!! This should be intresting…..isnt Hope falling for Aden..
Lets see what Days does now..

Carol
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Carol

Iam glad she didnt fall in bed with dude…now that would have been messy,,but the feeelings are there ……..Also I think Days writters she control how that little girlspeaks to her mother she can be so disrespectful and she is only 8….They need to watch that…

Karen
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Karen

WOW – what a loss. I wish him the best. He probably figured since Alison Sweeney was leaving it was a perfect time for him to move on as well.

jimh(leave it to beaver)
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jimh(leave it to beaver)

I think its time to end the importance of the Dimeras…i dont mean entirely, especially with the return of Kristen and i think the show needs to bring in a new Peter Blake to play the towns bad boy(and maybe Tad could turn out to be Peters son?)…i feel the show needs to bring back a few more Hortons (Bill, and Laura)and Bradys and expand the roles of Maxine, Rory, Bev ect. Give Anne a backstory:lets say Bill caused the death of Annes father during surgery and this is the real reason she hates the Hortons…hire Kelly Sullivan to play… Read more »

Patrick
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Patrick

now, I’m afraid, that Nick… (Blake Berris) may take leave as well.

it’s time for the writers to flesh out Anne… and give her some back story

it seems, like the writers are doing better by fleshing, out Theresa…
I now have to wonder… how long Kassie DePaiva is on DOOL

did you listen to MF interview show? I guess… Eileen Davidson’ story arc is 3-4 months….

Oye… this leaves a lot of speculation…. upheaval for Salem’ites

4everDAYS
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4everDAYS

I hope Eileen’s stint contains EJ and Susan scenes! Maybe Kristen in disguise as Susan until the real Susan shows up!!!

jimh(leave it to beaver)
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jimh(leave it to beaver)

I still believe Nick will be killed off…Percy his killer!!!

Days4Days
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Days4Days

They bring the drama and excitement. But it has to be a bonafide DiMera, or step-DiMera. Chad was an excellent addition to the fam, but we don’t need any new ones. Bring Peter Blake back from the dead.

Karen
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Karen

I will miss him on Days but wish him the best . James deserved better . I will always support him.

angie
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angie

dool ia a dying soap opera. this is the start of the end. i am so sad too bad the story lines are so weak

Kdmoma
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Kdmoma

I am saddened but not surprised at James Scott decision. I sincerely hope Days does not recast either EJ or Sami. James and Ali have made an indelible mark on these characters. They have given everything to their fans and we are grateful.

Derrick
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Derrick

Shocking…………Did NOT expect this at all!

Marc R. Jimenez
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Marc R. Jimenez

Awwwwww he is Truly an Amazing Talented Actor on Days for the 8yrs he’s been on he’ll be Truly Truly miss we wish you all the Best James Scott pls coming back real soon for the 50th Surprise Anniversary with Ali pls for your Loyal Loyal Fans here …. We Thnku so much on all your Air time & Hottt Hottt Scenes Incredible …. You & Ali put DAYS on the Map God Bless you always ….. & To Ken Corday please step it up with your Writers in Hearing the Best Actors & Actress that are new coming aboard… Read more »

Mary SF
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Mary SF

I guess we saw this coming ever since AS announced she was leaving. He will be solely missed– great talent. Hoping there will be a happy ending for both Sami and EJ, finger’s crossed. Don’t know if this means Days will finally retire the DiMera clan. I can see Kristen taking over EJ’s spot in the family business. I wouldn’t want a recast EJ. Wouldn’t mind a recast of Chad in the future. I guess we’ll see. As for James I wish him well. Perhaps now that he has some free time he can go back to Peru and inhale… Read more »

Eileen Hargis
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Eileen Hargis

Michael, I knew when he skillfully avoided any mention of his staying or leaving, that his leaving was immiment. His contract ends this month and there had been no mention of a new contract or negoatiations. Sure signs he was done!

andrew hass
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andrew hass

I also thought James was leaving because there were not even rumors that he had signed a new contract or even that him and the show were negotiating a new deal.Plus James has only been signing one year extensions in recent years and that could have also been a sign that he was going to leave sooner rather than later.Now since yesterday was his last tape day James probably knew news of him no longer taping would have gotten out.So he made the announcement.

gwennylou
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gwennylou

I sincerely hope they kill off E.J.’s character. I’ve hated him since day one. I like James Scott though. I loved him on AMC. I hope he finds a home on Y&R or B&B in the future. My hope is that Sami and Lucas will reunite before Alison leaves, but I wouldn’t be that upset if it didn’t happen.

Days4Days
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Days4Days

You are one of the very few. It would be a great disservice to the phenomenal work that he has done and put his heart and soul into this character.

elsa
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elsa

This Ej/Lucas debate will never end, it seems..lol..it is worse than Twilight.

Carol
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Carol

I agree with gwennylou. I guess I am one of “the very few” as well. I also dislike that EJ and Sami have been on just about every day for years. They are always front burner…I have EJAMI burnout. And could never get over Sami being with a man who raped her.

elsa
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elsa

And Lucas did as much worse to her, just admit you wanted with Lucas and not Ej therefore you did resent Ej because he created a popular pairing with Sami..admit it, it is not hard..everyone is entitled to his/her opinion.
Anyway Ali is gone, James too and Bryan is staying therefore this debate is moot.

Carol
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Carol

Huh? Glad you know so much about me. I don’t care for Sami at all, I could tolerate her if she wasn’t on screen so much. I think EJ is an interesting character and like James Scott, but I think the character is overused. They used to play the soaps differently, where characters were front burner and back burner at different times and I preferred this. I’m not sure what this all has to do with Lucas. If you are thinking of going into the mind reading business, don’t give up your day job.

elsa
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elsa

whatever you say…
And long live James Scott and his new projects. I can’t wait to watch him in new adventures.

Libby
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Libby

I have watched James Scott since his first day on air. My late Mom – was calling me in May 2006 as soon as I walked in the door from work. She asked – have you seen DAYS yet? I told her no yet – it was on DVR as always.. but I asked what happened. My sweet southern belle Mom – who had been a long time Days viewer – said – The most handsome and electric young man was on with Sami. He has a beautiful British accent. My 66 year old Mom was awestruck — and made… Read more »

Days4Days
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Days4Days

You just made me literally cry. What a wonderful thing for him to have brought into your life and a bond that you and your mom shared <3

Libby
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Libby

Thanks Days4Days. It made me feel good to share Mom’s story.

Patrick
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Patrick

Hello Libby,

I totally, agree with Days4Days

your post : welled up emotion’al ties…

If I may…. paragraph 2, 3, and 3rd from the last… just speaks

James Scott : catapulted, stratosphered, embodied, and embraced EJ

what an enigmatic, feeling, individual

No doubt : that EJ and Sami belong, with : DAYS supercouple status

DAYS, unlike any other show… that showcase supercouple… Love and romance, and belonging endures

I swear… one of these days… I hope to make it to a fanfest….

My best to you and yours

MAB
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MAB

I read your comments above and must say I experienced a similar situation with my Mother in 2010. We watched Days together every day. I miss her so, and miss watching with her.

You are absolutely right about James Scott, and EJami. They are one of a kind characters, and couple. There will never be no one else like them.

Faith Jimerson
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Faith Jimerson

I have been watching Days of our lives for about 8 years. Have loved the show. Please take the story line away with Will and Sonny. People don’t need to see them kissing and being married. This is a good soap opera. Its the only one now that is showing a gay couple, and its losing viewers. I almost stopped watching it cause of sonny and will. Every time it comes on i have to turn my head and cut the TV off and then turn it back on to make sure that scene is not there. The show is… Read more »

DC Photo
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DC Photo

I feel bad for “Faith Jimerson”. Organized religion is ruining the world. God will welcome people that love each other over people with hate in their hearts. Thank you DOOL for standing up for what is right and helping to change the public perception of gay relationships. The people that most reference “family values” are the people that are poisoning the future generations with bigotry. God can judge people, but people should not judge people.

Rose9
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Rose9

I am heartbroken over James’ departure. He is such a fantastic actor and I will really miss being able to watch him everyday. I wish him the best of luck in all his future projects.

My one small moment of hope is that with this timing I might actually get a happily ever after exit for Ejami. Please, please, please tptb!

Michael S.
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Michael S.

Sad news for Days fans but best wishes to James in his future endeavors.

manual
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manual

So disappointed, first Sami, now EJ! Is this a precursor to Days ending in near future?! What will be the point in watching – the two best characters are leaving!

4everDAYS
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4everDAYS

There are plenty characters and stories left and returning characters.

PatF
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PatF

Oh dear!

You must be spinning after this news. ANOTHER veteran character leaving Days.

What’s going on over there?

No possessions now…let’s try to get this wobbly boat afloat!

Johnny
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Johnny

The Days writers will just have to do their jobs…and write. This show has survived the loss of every one of their legendary supercouples at one point or another, couples who put EJ and Sami to shame. The show has survived and thrived. I don’t see this as so much a loss as a chance for Days to reinvent itself again. They have to commit to creating a younger set who can move up and become the next generation. They have established popular vets in place. Nicole and Eric are more than ready to pick up the mantle of lead… Read more »

Patrick
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Patrick

“…The Days writers will just have to do their jobs…and write”

Thank you, Johnny

isn’t that the truth

don’t let up…. of the 4 soaps,, currently… DAYS delivers

DAYS has survived the supercouple syndrome….

yet we still have… and LOVE

those ladies… Kayla, Hope, Jenn, Maggie, Julie,
I want Kimberly home… with Shane

Marlena stands heralded

love Lexie

I’m crying right now… for EJ and Sammi… but… as another poster shared… EJ and Sami will forever be : sharing… the best of

louisa
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louisa

WOW! Shocker. It sounds like he needs some time away and they should not recast but leave it open for his return.

Daisy
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Daisy

Wow what a loss! He certainly will be missed. It is a shame he and Alison are leaving just when Days had recovered and is doing so well.

Mary e
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Mary e

James Scott is a wonderful actor and will be missed
Hopefully with time away. He will return
Is there hope he could go to y and r as adam

Mari
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Mari

I have always thought that James Scott should be the next James Bond. He’s perfect for that part.

Carolyn Levesque
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Carolyn Levesque

It was a shock and sadness to know Ali was leaving but now James. I can’t see the
show making it with their most popular couple. A very sad day to lose both Ali & James. They were a dynamic duo. Hopefully we will see them on the big screen or
a sitcom with the 2 together again. You can’t find that chemistry anywhere on the Soaps .

Johnny
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Johnny

Sami and EJ have pretty much run their course. Hopefully they will get a happy ending of some sort. They have pretty much run the gamut …I mean how many rapes, shootings, triangles, custody battles, and court trials can a couple to through and still be viable? Since soaps are completely incapable of writing for couples who stay together, this is best. Both James and Allison have enjoyed good and popular runs and best that they leave at the top of their game before they devolve into complete uselessness and irrelevance (see General hospital).

Virginia
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Virginia

Maybe E J can be convicted of murdering Nick……

Sherwood
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Sherwood

First Alison Sweeney and now James Scott! Wow, DAYS is going to have two big shoes to fill now. These two wonderful actors have made the show so watchable. Good luck Mr. Scott, job well done. I hope EJamie sail off into the sunset together.

James McDonald
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James McDonald

James Scott should be chosen to be the next James Bond 007 after Daniel Craig is released.
With the characters of Sami and EJ now leaving, this should make Stefano feel very lonely and vulnerable. With EJ gone, most of Stefano’s power will be gone. Now would be a good time for Tony to return from the dead, but I understand he may be in a General Hospital somewhere (hee-hee)

Carlie
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Carlie

Great news! Maybe now they can feature the long time vets John and Marlena in affront burner story. Tired of the ejami show !

Karen
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Karen

Absolutely LOVE the EJAMI show!!! LOVE IT!!!

juju
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juju

‘Ejami show’ ? Seriously ? Characters like Jennifer, Daniel and Abigail..totally bland characters have more air time than Ej and Sami so NO there is no ‘Ejami show’ Carlie.

Jared
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Jared

Is this the new Adam Newman? If he can speak with a Midwestern American dialect, hmmmm….

Patrick
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Patrick

“OH” wow

I can’t fault him… for having the best 8 years in Salem
to perhaps, knowing… he couldn’t possibly trump and or best EJ and Sami

that he’d delve in to another GREAT role

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be that as it may tho…. when DOOL production is as healthy as he says

at least fans are aware : so much is amiss in Y&R product…. a job is a job and if they give him what he wants… he’d certainly set Y&R ON FIRE

smoldering… don’t look back

toscanti
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toscanti

He would be amazing as “ADAM NEWMAN”!!!!!!

Elite Advisors
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Elite Advisors

This is terrible news…. they are the 2 characters that I watch this show for….. what is ODD is that he has taped his last day TODAY while A Sweeney does not leave until the end of the year… that to me means there will be no walking into the sunset together…. I LOVED EJ… you redeemed the character and we all rallied for you and Sammi….I absolutely despise the fact that there is much turmoil in the soaps these days…. I was hoping Kelly Sullivan could have been the Nu Sammy but with EJ leaving, I don’t want a… Read more »

margy
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margy

Allison Sweeney’s last tape date is this month also. They tape so far in advance that their last airdates will be in the fall. So there is a chance for them to have a Ejami ending after all.

andrew hass
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andrew hass

Maybe Sami and EJ will leave town together and that’ll be James Scott’s exit.However maybe we’ll still see Sami a little after with her talking to people back in Salem on the phone or something.

Christine
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Christine

Oh No! What am I going to have left to look at? He is gorgeous and I will miss him on OLTL, but I only wish the best of everything for him in the future.

Patrick
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Patrick

isn’t this some vigil time

I celebrate them

OUR Lives

Mark
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Mark

I am so bummed it won’t be the same but days needs to bring back some vets

Patrick
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Patrick

I’m still thinking about the cast as a whole

now, more than ever… why not bring back Peter Reckell

even so… with Hope and Aiden.. off to a blazing start… this would just firework and trigger all our senses

and help our forward with (out)

4everDAYS
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4everDAYS

Yes, Patrick! DAYS will have more money. They should also kick Jennifer out of her grandparents house and move Mike and Robin or Mike and April in. Where in the world is Michael T. Weiss?

4everDAYS
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4everDAYS

Michael T. Weiss is now the age as Macdonald Carey was when he debuted as Dr. Tom Horton-52.

It would be nice to have the patriarch grandson whom is also a Dr. living in THE home of homes!!!

If Mike isn’t with Robin or April, why not have him with Kayla? Mary Beth Evans should not be wasted!!! I also hope the writers saw the spark between Kayla and Aiden!

So many possibilities!!!

Libby
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Libby

Great idea about Michael T. Weiss.

Ann
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Ann

It was really something how Days kept this quiet. James will be missed. Wishing him all the best. I am a big Eric and Nicole fan and I hope we get to see a lot of them. Sami and EJ. Are such a big part of Days. I hope the show can recover. The Dan and Jennifer thing has been a disaster in my opinion.. Maybe things will perk up now that Kristen will be on the air soon. Hope Sami and E,J. Have a happy ending. Something we don’t get to see much in soaps these days.

andrew hass
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andrew hass

I’m also surprised that everyone was able to keep the news that James was leaving secret too but that could have been a good thing.Now the show or James won’t have to spend months hearing the fans begging him to stay.

Summer
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Summer

I honestly don’t believe they would of lost him if they hadn’t disrespected his character and how he clearly felt about EJ and Sami and theyre prior 7 years of energy he put into it. Just….what could of been, what was in brief, amazing. Because of the actors. The writers are horrible, only Melissa Salmons can write anything good and hopefully shes in charge of giving them the HEA they so deserve. Thank you James Scott, your amazing character has kept me going for seven years and Im so sorry that this show let you down…again…and again. I get it.… Read more »

Geena
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Geena

I’ll miss James that’s for sure but in the long run this is a blessing in disguise for the show. EJ and Sami (Sami especially) have taken up so much air time and story pushing other fan favorites to the sidelines ie Lucas. If I didn’t like EJ and/or Sami, there wouldn’t be much reason for me to watch Days of our Lives the last 8 years! This will finally force the TPTB to invest in other characters and bringing back old fan favs to bolster the cast. I am most worried about the status of the Dimeras though. JM… Read more »

Patrick
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Patrick

from the get go

James Scott’ EJ

smoldered : with no grasp :

we eked out our imagination.

willed our thought process abandon : and he blithely whetted OUR

and You still loved him

excite : yum : prevailed beyond our comprehension : A DiMera stud all live

he reigns in the echelon of monolithic proportion

Salem unrequited

andrew hass
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andrew hass

I’m sad that James Scott is leaving but not that surprised.After 8 years been on DOOL maybe he needs a break.However it wouldn’t surprise me if he returns in a few months.

Bev
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Bev

Wow! Ok so would this be awesome or what? Before anybody gets their panties in a bunch… Ski is leaving so is James. Young and the restless are looking to recast trouble characters. Mpg thought… Janes will go to yr to play Adam Newman. And Ali Sweeney as Phyllis Newman?? Haha omg if they rid that that would be awesome!!!sad to see them go but man I’d love to see that! All the best to Hanes and Ali!

Bev
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Bev

I should proof read and edit sorry! I got excited over here 🙂 but ya I think they could work as mm and ms replacement on yr

Pamela
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Pamela

Simply, NO.

andrew hass
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andrew hass

Allison has said that Days is the only soap she would ever do and she’s not leaving Days just to jump to another soap.I think with the Summer coming up Allison will be spending time with her family and taking a break.Plus Ali and James may not want to be recasts because they would be compared to the previous actor in the role.

Engrady Pind
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Engrady Pind

With James and Allison both leaving, Days will have to really step up to the plate with new stories and conflicts. I will be glad to see the back of Sami; I have never liked the character. I think James has taken the EJ character about as far as the character can go without a major change in circumstances. It is really going to be interesting to see what the show comes up with after the loss of EJAMI. Nicole is already featured too much. Eric is about as exciting as watching paint dry. Hope and Jennifer are so uptight… Read more »

Cheryl
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Cheryl

I am very upset that James is leaving. With him gone as well as Alison Sweeney and even the character of Nick… I feel this is the absolute end of days. I am very very sad about this news.

Best of luck to him/them… Days will not be the same to me.

Patrick
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Patrick

it’s a darned shame… the three characters you mention… have, never, faltered

EJ, Sami, Nick

Oye… I hope the salaries made available

will be put to good use…

why not bring back Peter Reckell, or Ted King
and/or Charles Shaughnessy or Patsy Pease

Bo, Shane, Kimerly

DAYS hasn’t had the influx and implosion… Y&R and it would seem GH…

so… this is tread and egg shell… stance

keep pressing.. and fan salute

4everDAYS
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4everDAYS

Yes to all that, Patrick!

And also bring to the forefront..Kayla, Justin & Adrienne and ANNE!!!

Also, I can’t handle the thought of Danifer living in the Horton House…Mike Horton is a must if not Lucas!!!

B. Yanchar
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B. Yanchar

Have been watching “Days” since its inception. Now you know how old I am. James Scott is a fantastic actor, and as much as I will miss him, he should definitely go on to the big screen as a leading actor.

Paul
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Paul

As a Ejami fan I feel very sad today but part of me wants them to leave together I don’t think EJ could love any other woman than Sami even James said EJ cheating on Sami was totally out of character to him and he actually said it was a slap in the face when he learned EJ would be unfaithful to Sami. He and Ali will be a huge loss to the show I am sure the show will go on without them but its going very boring to watch. Love or hate Ejami they always got people talking… Read more »

Leah
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Leah

Totally agree Paul….
Glad we won’t be subjected to more EJ with whoever garbage. Samantha Gene Brady is the ONLY woman for EJ Dimera. Always has been and always will be.

Karen
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Karen

Yay!!! ABSOLUTELY!!! I’m going to miss James & Alison so very much! But at the same time…GOOD FOR THEM!!! So happy for them and so glad that they and EJ & Sami are getting to away from it all! So, glad that the characters of EJ & Sami are leaving in the same month and time and that James & Alison and the actors that play their children [besides Will who will be the only one staying] are leaving the show together! Yay!!! So sweet!! So happy for James & Alison and EJ & Sami and that they get to… Read more »

Carolyn
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Carolyn

I, like everyone else, hate to see James leave. I hope to see him in other “movies “..maybe big screen..maybe James can be James Bond! 🙂 Good luck to you. Thanks for giving us 8 wonderful years.

Reney
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Reney

OMG!!!! I am really going to miss EJ-James Scott.First Ali..now James is leaving too!Well I wish them both the best and I hope James does movies and primetime.Thanks Ali and James for all the talent and excitement you gave to us fans through the years.Ejami forever!I hope Ejami leave the show together with their kids.

Days Of Our Lives

Who is DAYS Gwen Really? What is Her Vendetta Against Abigail All About?

We have a new psycho in Salem, and she is played to perfection by Emily O’Brien who has been bringing her brand of quirky evil to the NBC soap opera as Gwen.  Soap fans, of course, remember her as Jana Hawkes on The Young and the Restless from 2006-2011.

Ron Carlivati and his DAYS writing team certainly have some tricks up their sleeve where Gwen is concerned as viewers recently found out she was behind slipping Abigail (Marci Miller) the drug months ago causing her hallucinations.

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But Gwen is even much darker than we think, when several key clues and moments were revealed on Friday’s episode of DAYS when she went to visit her conspirator in prison, Dr. Rolf (William Utay).

During the exchange, we learn Gwen has been getting the mind-altering drug from one of Dr. Rolf’s concoctions.  She reveals to him that their plan has hit the proverbial snag.  The drug did not dismantle Abigail as she had hoped.  We also learn while she was in the mental institution – Bayview – that is how she tracked Rolf down by researching the drug he had created.

And it appears, Rolf hates Abigail too, citing he always saw her as  thorn in Stefano’s side.  It is then Gwen says he wants another dose of the drug to “melt Abby’s brain!”  Rolf says without anyone else to take the fall for it, he can’t come up with it.

He suggests to her to alter her plan and to instead destroy Abigail’s life piece by piece … and go for the long game instead of the short term – take everything that is near and dear from her including her husband, children, home, everything.

But, what does come to light is that even Dr. Rolf does not know why Gwen wants to destroy Abigail.  That is when Gwen shares she has very good reason to hate Abigail, and he, along with everyone else, will find out why when the time is right.

So, what are your theories?  Who is Gwen?  Is she a character with plastic surgery?  Could she be a sister no one knew Abigail had?  A former mental patient who Abby knew when she was getting help a few years back? And what is her gripe with Abigail all about?  Comment below!

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Kassie DePaiva, Nathan Purdee & Taylor Purdee Talk ‘Killian & The Comeback Kids’, One Life to Live & Eve’s Reign of Terror on DAYS

It’s ‘all in the family’ + a dear friend that makes the film Killian and the Comeback Kids something that soap fans will want to see. In it, daytime veterans, Kassie DePaiva (Ex-GL, OLTL, GH and Days) and Nathan Purdee (Ex-Y&R and OLTL) are featured in the new movie directed, written and starring Nathan’s talented son, Taylor.

One Life to Live fans will get a kick out of that Kassie and Nathan play a married couple in the film.  In story, a millennial (Taylor A. Purdee) comes home to live with his parents in a depressed rural town after getting a college degree in the big city. The film illustrates the issues facing many of America’s youth today, which could not be more apropos for the times we are living with many children moving back in with their parents. However, the movie shares an uplifting message filled with original music from Taylor’s folk-rock band, The Cumberland Kids.

Michael Fairman TV chatted with Kassie, Nathan and Taylor to get the inside scoop on: collaborating together on this project, revisiting Llanview with some memories and thoughts on the cancellation of the beloved soap, plus Kassie’s last turn on Days of our Lives as an unhinged Eve Donovan – a performance that just may garner attention come Daytime Emmy time next year.

This conversation was filled with candor, humor, and a parent’s love for their child. Killian and the Comeback Kid is playing in selected theatres and dates including tonight Friday, September 25th in Atlanta, and October 2nd in Chicago. For more movie info go to the film’s website here And now here’s what Kassie, Nathan and Taylor shared.

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I was really intrigued by the film. Taylor, how did you lure your dad to be in the movie?

TAYLOR:  Oh my gosh, it was the craziest negation ever.

I bet! (Laughs)

TAYLOR:  When I was a kid, Roberta, my mom, made me promise to always write him roles.  So, it was kind of obligatory.

KASSIE:  That is so funny!

TAYLOR:  It’s true.

Had you met Kassie before, or was this the first time? 

TAYLOR:  I knew Kassie from when my dad and her were doing One Life to Live together.   Five years before I was filming this movie, Nathan texted me, “Hey!  Kassie and Jim (DePaiva) are right by your dorm room.  You should go see them!”  So, catching up as an adult was so nice.  I had a non-parentally controlled grown-up hang-out with her.

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What was the journey this film, Killian and the Comeback Kids, went on as far as from the writing of it, to production, to its completion?

TAYLOR:  Well, the front half was surprisingly quick.  I think writing it through to having it finished was about 18 months, and there were about 6 months of, “how’s it going to come out,” and then, we thought we knew what was going to happen, and we were all getting ready for it to hit in movie theatres in the spring when the world ended, and that’s how we got here three years later.

Nathan, tell me about the role you play; because Kassie and you are husband and wife in the film.

NATHAN: Well, yeah, you kind of covered it! (Laughs)  I play her husband, and she plays my wife, and I appreciated the casting situation.  It’s interesting how Taylor chose Kassie because he did say that he wanted someone who was close to his mom’s personality.  I couldn’t think of anybody else other than Kassie because the only difference is Kassie is taller, but they both are such loving, caring people.  They always want to mother you and make sure you’re fed, and you’re safe, and you’re happy, and neither one of them knows the word, “no,” when it comes to the people who they’re taking care of.  I love Kassie anyway, so good for me.

KASSIE:  Yeah, they cut our love scene, and I don’t know what that’s about. (Laughs)

Kassie, what do you remember from when you first met Nathan?  You were at One Life, right?

KASSIE:  No, when I first met Nathan, we were in San Antonio, and we were doing an appearance.  I met Bobbie Eakes (Ex-Krystal, AMC and Macy, B&B) for the first time then too, but I was on The Guiding Light, and I was singing, and Nathan was there.  Nathan and I sat beside each other.  I honestly felt like I had known Nathan my entire life.  We were drinking margaritas and talking, talking, talking, talking, talking, talking.

NATHAN:  Yep!

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KASSIE:  Nathan and my husband, Jim are very good friends.  I have to say, Nathan was so lovely when I was going through my cancer journey.  He came to see me every week, sometimes twice a week when I was in the hospital, and he would come up, and he would hang out with Jim.  I will never, ever forget how lovely he was (it makes me tear up right now) to be there with support for my husband and myself as we went through that.  So, when Nathan asked me to be his wife in the film, I thought, “Well, hey, you practically live with me now, so that sounds good.”

So, Taylor, how did they do on-screen as husband and wife?

TAYLOR:  They’re fantastic.  We’ve only had one test screening, but one of the most consistent things audiences tell me is that they’re not just great together, but they each have such a quiet, brooding depth to them that you can’t help but imagine the back-story that they’re not talking about

KASSIE:  That’ll be the sequel!

TAYLOR:  Killian and the Comeback Kids 2: They Comeback Kids Comeback.

KASSIE:  They’ll come back again!

NATHAN:  Thanks for planting that seed in his head, Kassie.

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TAYLOR:  It was important for me to try to synthesize a mixed-race couple.  So, it was really great to be able to have them, not just be so great together, but there was also the issue of we had to have a little girl who looked like she could not just be my sister, but also both of their daughter.  Creating a family from scratch was great because Nathan and Kassie already had the rapport.

Did you watch them on One Life to Live together? 

TAYLOR:  Yeah!  I was in school most of the time, but I would go to set, and over the last 10 years, friends would send me YouTube clips from the show because for some reason none of the soaps are streaming.  There’s not like a soap Netflix!  It kind of needs to happen!  Soaps, they’re epic; there are decades worth of episodes and shows.

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In this film, music is the backdrop.  It’s your music and your band that is featured?

TAYLOR:  Yeah, my best friend growing up and I were staring to write folk music around the time when I was deciding what script I wanted to make into a film.  We wrote the soundtrack, all the music that people sing, and the underscore, which was surprisingly the most fun part of it all.

Kassie what did you think of Taylor’s music?

 ASSIE:  I think it’s wonderful.   I love music. It’s totally in the heart of me, and I just think that this movie is so timely. Kids these days are having to deal with not knowing what their future is going to be.  In the film, my son comes home, and he is trying to find himself, and he throws himself into his art and his music.  I just think there are a lot of people right now who are going through that.  I think it is extremely relatable, even more so than when you wrote it, Taylor.  I think people are looking for some type of connection, and I think this little movie is a good start.  It’s about people pulling together, and it’s got a strong rooting factor, and you want people to succeed, and it is great.  It takes you on a really nice journey.

You have some dates coming up where the film will play in a movie theatre- one is on September 25th in Atlanta and then another one on October 2nd in Chicago.  Taylor, how do you feel about making appearances for the film during the pandemic? You’re going with masks on? 

TAYLOR:  Oh yeah.  We will be in a bubble; we are just getting into a car and sticking together.  I and John Donchak, who plays opposite me through the whole film, are going to all of those dates, and my co-songwriter, who also appears in the film, will be in Atlanta, if not at both premieres.

NATHAN:  And let me add, please, they’re going against my wishes as a parent, but he is 28- years-old, so all I can say is that we are hoping for the best because we want him to be safe.  He is very determined and passionate about it, so he’s got our support.

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Taylor, in your story, why does Killian come home and live with his parents? 

TAYLOR: His plan at the time is that he has just graduated from a pricey university, and he is supposed to go off with his bandmate on a modest music tour.  He comes home to get his stuff and see his parents after graduating, but his bandmate drops out, and so the plan falls apart, and that’s how he gets stuck in this town and everything is just kind of falling apart. The plan that he had for his life after college gets pulled out right out from under him.

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Nathan, when Kassie and you were on One Life for years, you weren’t there when it ended, as you had already left the show.  How did you feel upon learning it had been canceled by ABC?

NATHAN:  I was so disconnected by that time.  I just knew it was ending, and it wasn’t the first soap to go.  I saw it happening when the other shows started being canceled due to, I could be wrong about this, but I put the blame on reality TV.  By that point I had moved on in my personal and private life.  I was doing a lot of theatre then, traveling back and forth from North Carolina, really trying to keep busy, and fighting off the depression of not working full-time.  I missed Jim and Kassie the most, but I was thrilled that I could bump into them at any time and visit with them.  I kept in touch with Hillary B. Smith (Ex-Nora) and Bob Woods (Ex-Bo) and also, Timothy Stickney (Ex-RJ); in fact, Timothy Stickney’s wife did Taylor’s hair for the film.

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Kassie, how do you feel years later about the cancellation of One Life to Live?

KASSIE:  I still miss it.  I loved it. The hard part about this show in particular being canceled is –one – that there wasn’t closure on it.  It kind of happened randomly, and there was still a lot more story to tell.  They kept it going on General Hospital, where they’ll bring some characters there.  So, it’s still in peoples’ minds. The second part is the friendships and the family connections that you’ve made over the many years that you’re there. Nothing lasts forever, that’s for sure, but as you were saying, there’s no streaming of these shows, but if you catch an episode on YouTube, One Life to Live, truly stands alone.  It just has great stories, great characters, and there is connection there that is very real.

Kassie, your last go-around at DAYS was just epic.  Did you guys see it?

TAYLOR:  I did see pieces of some of it.  I caught some of the “super villain”!

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Eve went in guns blazing, evil as all get out, but so heartbreaking at the same time while she was torturing Ben (Rob Scott Wilson).  What did you think about all of that, Kassie?

KASSIE:  I was really hesitant to watch it because I remembered how “super villain” I was.  I remember getting on the plane, and Jimmy said, “How was it?” and I said, “I’ll probably never work again a day in my life. I’m like this (evil laughs) muah-ha-ha, muah-ha-ha kind of character.”  I mean, you hated what Eve was doing, and you were supposed to, but I think that they did a great job with production values, and it was reasonable what she was doing because she was going off the edge. It’s great to be able to sink your teeth into something that is so out-there and completely different from your own life.  I mean, it was exhausting.  Every day, I would come home and just be like, “Oh my God, give me a cocktail.” Eve had justification for her revenge, even as wrong as it was, and she needed to be heard, and she needed closure, and she made a bunch of wrong moves, and did a bunch of bad, bad, bad things, and now, she is probably in a mental institution somewhere, so…

You and I were on set of DAYS and I was going to interview you.  If I recall, at that point, you did not even know what the story arc was.

KASSIE:  No, I didn’t. When I arrived and looked at the script, I’m like, “Well, who blew up that wedding?”  Then, all of the sudden, “Oh, no!  I blew up the wedding.  This is bad!  I probably am not going to be coming back on this show again.”  I look at story and go, “Uh-oh.  There’s a shut door.”  I like open doors and open windows.

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Taylor, what is your project? Are you continuing to write?  What do you see in the future for yourself?

TAYLOR:  This is my life for me.  The next thing that I think we are releasing is actually something that I made before this because everything is backwards, which is a documentary (very different) about Central American politics, which I’m hoping is out next year.  In terms of new scripts, everybody is a bit torn.  I kind of want to do a biopic of Lee Grant, or I want to do a blues/punk version of something inspired by The Shining.

Well, those are very polar opposite!

TAYLOR:  Yeah, aren’t they?

NATHAN:  Now you see what I’m living with. (Laughs)

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Nathan, you must be proud of Taylor, and it must be very cool to see your son have these multi-faceted talents.

NATHAN:  Of course, I’m proud of him and it’s great, but it’s strange because watching Taylor develop into the person he has developed into and continues to, made me realize that I hadn’t had the type of courage he has.  I had my dreams and certain things that I was very courageous about in my life.  I certainly don’t see him doing some things the way I did them, because he has more common sense than I do when it comes to life choices. His courage just blows my mind.  Most of my closest friends are professional musicians, and many of them, if I were to namedrop, you would know who they are, and they’ve had successful careers, and I’ve always looked up to them and admired them, but I was never that guy.  I just wanted to be a musician because I knew them and we were friends, but I didn’t have the discipline to do what they did, and I certainly didn’t have the God-given talent.  I play a little bit of keyboard and a little bit of saxophone myself, but I have to play one song 757 times before I even start to feel comfortable with it, and Taylor can sit down and start strumming on his guitar, and the next thing you know, he’s written a whole song.  It just blows my mind how creative and talented he is.  He has been surrounded by creative and talented people all of his life. He has absorbed a lot from the different people and the different opportunities he’s had, and I look at him sometimes, and I even say it to my wife, “Who is this kid?”  I like to share this story.  We went to see Taylor do Hamlet.  I’m guessing he was 15 or 16-years-old at the time. I’m watching him doing Hamlet, and I’m sitting in the chair, and I’m crying because I’m thinking to myself, “Oh, my God, he is so good!”  I told Taylor, “I would not tackle Hamlet on a football field, yet alone on stage.”  It made me realize that we had a force to be reckoned with.  He’s pretty amazing.  The bad news for him is that I always tell him the truth, and I lied to him once, and he called me out on it, and I promised that I would never lie to him again.  So, be careful what you ask me because I will tell you the truth from this point on.

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KASSIE:  Taylor was also the director of this film, which I mean, “What the hell!”  This guy is doing everything.  He was deciding on the shots, he was deciding on the lighting, he was deciding this and that, he was editing the script, I’m like, “Holy cannoli!”  He’s like, “No, I want her to wear that shirt; I want her to do this.”  You would do the scene, and he’d come over and talk to you a little bit.  I mean, he was just awesome; Taylor brought so much insight to my character because I’m like, “What’s my relationship, and who are all of these kids?  Are we a loving family?”  We did it very quickly, too.  Taylor, look at what you’ve accomplished, and it is such a beautiful piece of art!

TAYLOR:  From a more functional standpoint as a director, one of the really great things about having the two of them was that Kassie came in half-way through filming, and we’d been working with the young actor/musicians a lot.  Some of them, it was their first big job, but pretty much all of them had worked before.  On Kassie’s first day, they didn’t know what they were in for.  She just rolled onto set, and all of the sudden, the stakes and bar of how to be an actor just changed.  From that point on, when Kassie and Nathan started to work with the band, we knew those were going to be fun days because there was going to be acting involved.  Everyone else just had to come up to their level, which was great for me because it gave me so much more to edit with.

Taylor, who are your musical influences?   

TAYLOR:  That’s a really good question.  My musical obsession for the last few years has been this guy, named Josh Ritter, who is kind of a singer/songwriter/folk guy.  My real-life band, The Cumberland Kids, is named after one of his songs.  Also, Weird Al Yankovic, has been a massive inspiration for me and my songwriting partners.

So, your vibe is this folk-rock.

TAYLOR:  Yeah, that’s what I’m writing mostly.  My listening is kind of all over the place, but definitely that is what I’m writing.

Kassie, who do you like listening to?

KASSIE:  It all depends on what cocktail I have in my hand.

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NATHAN:  Let me chime in on that too! I like jazz, blues, and country music, but imagine what my house was like because I have a lot of instruments here, always with the hope that Taylor would at least become interested in music.  I have congas, bass guitar, keyboards, you name it, and for a while, he wasn’t interested at all, and one day, I woke up and he was playing an acoustic guitar.  Then, the next thing I know, he is writing and singing folk music.  I’m thinking, “Wait a minute!” It was an important lesson for me that just because you want something for your children, doesn’t mean that is what they want for themselves.  We never pushed acting on Taylor.  He chose it on his own.  It’s exciting for me mostly because it was his choice.

KASSIE:  He’s a natural.

And speaking of that, Taylor, in the trailer nothing came across forced or pushed.  Obviously, we are all talking you up here, not that you need it.

NATHAN:  I’ll tell you this, Michael.  During the shoot, Taylor insisted on calling me “Nathan”, and I had a problem with it, but he basically told me to get over it because it’s his set, his movie, and while we are shooting, I’m “Nathan”, and he’ll call me dad later.  I’m still struggling with that but he was the boss.

TAYLOR:  It’s hard to walk that line and not make it weird for your crew, you know?

NATHAN:  I get it.

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KASSIE:  It’s weird for me because when he would go, “Robbie is going to do this, and Nathan is going to do that,” I’d go, “Who are Robbie and Nathan?  Aren’t they your mom and dad?”

TAYLOR:  While I was writing the script I called him over, and I said, “Dad, I wrote you a really good role, and I think we are actually going to do this.  I’m giving you a once in a lifetime chance to name your own character.  Do you want to name him after a Greek hero, or one of your siblings?”  He didn’t take his chance.  So, you know what?  It’s “Nathan” now.  It’s easier for everybody.  We don’t have to break the method acting fourth wall.  (Laughs)

Do you think you would work with Nathan and Kassie again? (Laughs)

TAYLOR:  Oh, my God, are you kidding?

NATHAN:  That’s my contract: Kassie has got to be in it.  So, let me say this about Kassie, you had mentioned something about how much she has been working, and I look at Kassie as the James Brown of daytimes soaps.  She is the hardest working woman in daytime television. 

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She is pretty spectacular. Kassie started on Guiding Light, had a long career on One Life, and then went to General Hospital, then to Days of our Lives.  It’s been amazing that we have been able to see her have a comeback in more ways that one.

KASSIE:  Nathan has jumped from soap to soap as well, and when you’ve done it, you just think it’s over.  It’s not like your regular acting profession jobs when you go out and you know you’re going to audition for twenty-five things and get one role for a short amount of time.  When you go in day in and day out and are creating all of this stuff on a soap opera, and then it ends, you go, “Well, now what am I supposed to do?”  I haven’t been on a set in 6 months, and I feel like I won’t ever work again.  Soaps are just a totally different head trip and so it can be really hard.

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Nathan, do you have a favorite Hank Gannon moment from One Life to Live?

NATHAN:  Oh wow.  Man, there were so many of them.  I can tell you the funniest, to me, maybe not so funny to Hillary B. Smith though.  I think it was during a live show. This was during the time when I had a lot of dialogue.  But this particular day, I had one line, and the line was to Hillary and it was, “How are you feeling?” and her response was, “Well, I’m feeling the way I always feel, and blah, blah, blah, blah, blah”.  So, during the entire day, I’d see Hillary, and I’d say, “Hey, how you feeling?”  Maybe nineteen times before we started shooting, “Hey, how you feeling?” and she’d had about enough of it.  So, fast forward to “5, 4,3,2,1 action”, and now, I say, “How you doing?”  If you could see the look in her eyes, it is like, “I will kill you.”  So, she says, “You know how I’m doing.  I’m doing what I’m always doing,” so she could get her line out.  So, once again, she saved Nathan’s ass with that.  One stupid line … and I blew it.  I just remember that one because I just know Hilary wanted to strangle me.  She probably still wants to.

And on that note (laughs) I wanted to thank you all so much for this. I hope you find success with this little gem of a film, Taylor.

So what did you think of the comments made by Kassie, Nathan and Taylor on their film?  What did you think of Kassie’s recent performance on DAYS? What’s your favorite Blair or Hank moment from the history of One Life to Live? Share your thoughts and comments below,  But first, check out the trailer to Killian and the Comeback Kids.

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Greg Vaughan Shares Farewell To DAYS & Scene Partner Arianne Zucker: “Never a Dull Moment, Laughing or Crying, She was the Party, Always with a smile!”

Tuesday’s episode of Days of our Lives had Eric Brady saying a sudden farewell to his loved ones before he departs Salem for Africa to help those in need.  That marks the on-screen departure of Daytime Emmy winner, Greg Vaughan who will last be seen on Wednesday’s episode.

As DAYS fans were aware, Greg wrapped his run months ago on the NBC daytime drama series, but since before the Covid-19 pandemic DAYS taped almost seven months ahead, Eric’s on-screen exit is airing this week.

Over the past two days, Vaughan took to his Instagram to share some sentiments, ‘thanks you’s’ and some photos of some of his favorite memories with his castmates expressing, “Seeing it’s the last week I’m airing on @nbcdays …I wanted to share some great captured memories this week with my incredible fans & castmates.”

The actor also posted a special photo album of pics with his longtime on-screen partner and love interest, Arianne Zucker (Nicole).  In that, he posted this message: “To my Ride or Die partner Ari!! Never a dull moment, laughing or crying, she was the party, always with a smile! Love ya #ERICOLE”

So, will you miss Ericole? Are you sad to see Greg exit Days on-screen? Share your thoughts via the comment section below … AND what were some of your favorite performances of Greg during his time on DAYS.

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