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Cady McClain IN As DAYS Jennifer Temporarily Replacing Melissa Reeves

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Rumors that have been swirling are confirmed true.  Cady McClain is coming to Salem and Days of our Lives to replace Melissa Reeves temporarily as the new Jennifer Horton Deveraux.  The casting news was confirmed by a Days spokesperson, according to Soap Opera Digest.

Daytime fans recall, Cady is a two-time Daytime Emmy winner and has previously appeared as Dixie on All My Children, Rosanna on As the World Turns and Kelly on The Young and the Restless.  McClain has already begun filming as Jennifer.

Reeves, who commutes from Nashville to Los Angeles to tape episodes of Days of our Lives, decided not to return to set when the NBC soap opera resumed production earlier this month due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic,

In addition, Melissa became a grandmother last month with her daughter Emily’s first child, and now soon will welcome her son Larry’s first child later this month, which is another reason Reeves chose to stay put in Tennessee.

So, what do you think of the Jennifer switcheroo? Excited to see what Cady brings to the role? Comment below.

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sonniorsolita
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sonniorsolita

Cady McClain is great, but Jennifer will be hard to recast for long-time fans. It might have been better to just send Jennifer out of town for a while. Still, as a casual fan, I will enjoy seeing Cady back on TV!

Patrick
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Patrick

i don’t see why not? wouldn’t it be nice to see staring back at you… something more than deer stuck in headlight? I’m no fan of dixie cooney, yet she would be a daring breath of fresh air. perhaps even Jack would be more passionate.. he’s still got it, somewhere I’m hoping with JJ back… AND Marci Miller as Abs… this once again.. family intact WITH DAD can reinvigorate . Hurrah! why not ! @DAYS can use her smelly paycheck for other actors who REEL she’s reeked for a long time… and if another one’ Grans Jewel can be fired…… Read more »

Celia
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Celia

That’s true—-albeit, Jenny was never much to my liking, it will be weird watching someone else in the role. I do like Cady very much, but it will take a while getting used to her as Jennifer. One little comment—what woman in her right mind sends her husband ( newlywed at that) to the other side of the world with such noblesse? Nicole has surely come a long way from her insane days. Not I—I guess I’m selfish and inconsiderate? Methinks the writers should have come up with a more viable and satisfactory reason—-oh, I don’t know—send Eric off on… Read more »

Scott (ATWT Fan)
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Scott (ATWT Fan)

THIs is what I am talking about. No offense, but this might finally give Jennifer Rose Horton some depth, in terms of being a character. I know some are saying it is a temporary casting, but others are saying it is permanent, and I hope it is permanent. Buh-bye, Melissa Reeves! This was long overdue!

Steve
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Steve

Cady can do for Jennifer what Lindsay Hartley did for Sam on GH – suddenly make her relevant and interesting again.

Tony
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Tony

AMEN

jaybird369
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jaybird369

EXACTLY!!!!! Thank You.

Michael (not Fairman)
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Michael (not Fairman)

My bet is that TPTB are keeping their options open. If Cady works out, “temporary” might become “permanent,” especially if Melissa’s leave of absence drags on. If viewers don’t accept her as Jennifer–and Reeves has a very passionate fan base, so that’s a real possibility–then they have “Oh, it was always meant to be temporary” to fall back on.

Cady’s fantastic; I’ll be interested to see what she brings to the role.

Patrick
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Patrick

WOW it’s just the best… in terms of NOT HAVING 8 plus months ‘in the can

when production restarted September, 1st… they had thru the Middle of October bagged

so in terms of being streamlined with the other shows… THIS IS IT FAN. forever hold your piece…

let’s be “grand” overtly speak about

Jimh
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Jimh

Melissa is the one and only Jen…and is the Horton home gone for good?-what is the real reason Will and Sonny were written out???…Once Nina finds out Nelle is her daughter on GH im done with soaps!!!

francine
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francine

Will & Sonny were written out because they were played by terrible actors who couldn’t remember their lines. I’m not trying to be mean, I’m sure they are nice people, but their acting was painful to watch.

Jeff
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Jeff

Francine, Freddie Smith and Chandler Massey were known as the “one take wonders” on the Days set, meaning they filmed their scenes in one take. That means they knew their lines and saved time and money for the production. You may not have cared for their acting, but it’s inaccurate to say they couldn’t remember their lines. Anyone interested in learning more about this will (pun intended) find it in Freddie’s podcast.

Elm1951
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Elm1951

Well chandler got 3 Emmy’s and freddie got 1 so the acting definitely wasn’t that bad….ijs

Scott (ATWT Fan)
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Scott (ATWT Fan)

Pretty sure the Horton home set is gone for the time being, due to budget.

Jimh
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Jimh

Just hope it doesnt go the way The Hughes home went,,,

Phil
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Phil

I love Cady McClain! This could be interesting

Nik
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Nik

I love it, Congrats to you Cady, you have been gone too long.

James R. Poissant
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James R. Poissant

As much as I will miss Missy as Jennifer, I can’t blame her for wanting to be protective for herself and her family. God damn COVID!!! I am happy for her being a grandmother though.

Satan
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Satan

Temporary?? Yeah, we’ll see about that…..

Though at least they hired a legitimate actress this time, and didn’t change to a near-lookalike literally in the middle of a scene like they did with that whole Stephanie Cameron fiasco several years back.

Not an AMC fan so not really familiar with Cady’s work. But if she’s not a racist Candace Owens fan shilling for a homophobic fast food chain, that’s already an improvement, right?

Jimh
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Jimh

Whats wrong with Candace Owens?

Michael Teale
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Michael Teale

Please make this casting change permanent!!

K/kay
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K/kay

Good luck to Missy they have a wonderful family Scott does concerts they also have a coffee web site two grand babies coming so time to go she had a great run ! Even though I have not watched in years let it go stop with the attacks on her my only advice to her is get off social media enjoy your family and let it go ! She had a wonderful run and don’t attack her she is indeed a sweet lady ! You know sometimes you just have to let people do their thing understand where she was… Read more »

Jimh
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Jimh

Social media is a major problem..im slowly leaving all of it in the coming months..as for Days-they dont show the Horton Home anymore

francine
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francine

If she stopped supporting attacks on people of colour and gays, people would probably stop attacking her. Just saying.

Jimh
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Jimh

All people should stop attacking each other period!!!

Boop
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Boop

I agree ; even though, we know that it won’t happen.

Angela
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Angela

Glad MR is putting her health & family first!! There’s been a lot of drama swirling around her for awhile so, I hope it works out. As a fan of the Johnson family, I hope we don’t start seeing these characters disappear.

Carrie
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Carrie

I like Melissa and I remember her as Jade from Santa Barbara. I like her as Jennifer on Days and I will miss seeing her. But I’m happy for her to be able to enjoy time with her new grandchildren. ….something sweet for her to look forward to during this new normal.

Jeff
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Jeff

CONGRATULATIONS to Cady McClain! HOORAY for viewers! Cady has the talent and heart to add depth to the character of Jennifer. I, too, hope this casting change becomes permanent. I now have a reason to watch Days again.

A huge win for Days viewers . . . and for Melissa Reeves who now has more time to enjoy her grandchildren and Chik-Fil-A.

jaybird369
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jaybird369

I HOPE AND PRAY TO GOD that Cady McClain permanently makes the role of Jennifer her own!!!!! Oh…and BTW…WELCOME ABOARD CADY!!!!!

Later.

francine
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francine

Good riddance to that homophobic cardboard cutout Missy Reeves. DAYS scored a real win with Cady McClain – an actual actor!

jaybird369
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jaybird369

Francine…’homophobic cardboard cutout’…too funny…LOL…and very, very accurate!!!!! Thank You.

Francine…have a good one.

Anita srinivasan
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Anita srinivasan

Melissa Reeves can come back before the show ends reunite with Jack/Matthew Ashford depending on the situation.

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