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Christie Clark Dishes Carrie & Austin's DAYS Return!

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As 2017 begins, Days of our Lives viewers will see a few all-time favorites returning to the canvas including popular duo, Carrie (Christie Clark) and Austin Reed (Austin Peck) and Anna DiMera (Leann Hunley).  While last time go-round, viewers saw actress Christie Clark teamed with the original Austin, Patrick Muldoon – this time it’s Austin #2, Austin Peck. who will be back in the mix with some of your favorite Salemites.

Clark spoke to Glamour.com, about Carrie & Austin’s DAYS adventure which kicks-off on the January 11th episode of the NBC sudser.  These upcoming episodes are the first that Peck and Clark have worked together in nearly 10 years.  Christie is slated for a 6 to 7 episode appearance, but more could be on the way, as she teases.

As to which Austin she would be working with in scenes this time on her DAYS guest appearances, Clark expressed how she found out: “They told me straight away. They know that Patrick (Muldoon) and I are great dear friends, as are Austin Peck and I.  I was thrilled because I haven’t worked with Austin Peck for quite some time, and it had been a while because he had been on the east coast. It was absolutely lovely to see him and work with him. “

Now, as to how Carrie comes back to the canvas: she has to rescue her mother, Anna who is trying to make Stefano pay for what she did to her and Tony. Clark weighed-in as to why she liked the story: “The fact that Carrie’s mom left her—I mean, she had Marlena and John, who raised her mostly, and then Roman hopped into the picture—I love that Carrie has turned into the woman that she is. She’s a high-flying lawyer that oddly enough can practice law in all different countries I just found out. (Laughs) That’s really spectacular! She’s got her shit together considering she should have some mommy issues, so I’m just proud of who she’s become.”

Since Stefano figures into the storyline and this month fans learned of the passing of his portrayer, Joseph Mascolo, Clark shared a few memories of working with the DAYS icon: “Joe was always just a wise soul who gave advice and was cracking jokes constantly. The first time I worked with him—I think it was ’86 or ’87—and Stefano had kidnapped Carrie and, I think, Kayla. Patch and everybody was looking for us back in the day, and Joekind of scared me with that deep voice. I was only 11, but he was the all-powerful Stefano! I remember all that. He was just always helpful with acting and directing and always willing to drop hints to the younger actors.  I do remember he always had scotch (in his dressing room) because Stefano was always drinking. (Laughs) He would say, ‘You can’t have any yet, but one day maybe you too can have some real scotch!'”

So, are you looking forward to seeing Carrie and Austin in upcoming episodes? Which Austin has been your favorite when paired with Christie Clark? Share your thoughts in the comment section below!

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I hope its well played…but why cant Steph be really dead and Hope gets out for a technically…something a little plausible,,,without the actor playing Stephano will they show a body double

I’m glad Carrie and Austin are back, I will have to watch it now for sure. I’ve always liked Carrie and wish she was always on the show. I hope Days brings her back full time, that would keep me tuned in.

I’m happy Carrie and Austin are visiting no matter their length of stay! I can’t wait to see Anna. She’s always fun! I belevie her stay will be longer.

It appears that Stefano didn’t die and the late great JM will once again be seen!

* believe

Austin Peck – No thanks.

Exactly. I have never liked him as Austin Reed.

Mo…I agree with both you and dmr. I don’t care for Austin Peck as an actor…PERIOD!!!!! To me, Patrick Muldoon was always WAY MORE BELIEVABLE when he played the role of Austin Reed. TOTALLY!!!!!

Later.

Love Carrie all these years. Just wish sometimes she wasn’t so connected to Austin as she always has to leave the canvas too soon. They made Carrie and Austin a Super Couple and she can’t seem to have a story on her own. I wanted her baby to actually be Rafes Baby now that would be a good story.. So glad you are coming Home Carrie I wish you would stay…

Speaking of that baby– did they ever say what sex that child was– their name– anything? I hope they at least mention the kid when she comes to town

Watching Days is like getting on board a cruise ship with promises of fun and adventure and then sitting helplessly as the ship passes by all the destination stops as it drifts aimlessly out to sea. No returns excite me any more. No casting news whets my appetite. No spoilers intrigue me. Despite all that is ever promised, the show unfailingly under-achieves. That is not to say that aren’t some very talented actors in the cast or some great individual scenes. As always, it’s the writing which is most lackluster. This upcoming revisionist re-writing of Stefano’s death is an example of lazy and careless writing. The “Hope in prison” writing is an explosion of cliches. The Joey & Jade story is a wounded beast in need of mercifully being put down. Deimos, Dario and so many others are pencil sketches of characters with no flesh and bones. I think I might know who they’re supposed to be only because I’ve watched soaps all my life, but they have never truly been written clearly or compellingly. What’s working for me right now is Abigail & Chad & Gabi and that’s really about all that comes to mind. I support Days in principle but get very little pleasure from watching it.

Well, for the most part, I think Days has been the best it’s been lately in close to 20 years. I see a lot of potential in this headwriter Ryan something.

I’ve always wanted Christie Clark… back… fulltime… as the new Brady heroine… ala Sami…

I think Christie Clark is a sexy GOOD actress. who … with her dad Roman and Anna DiMera coming back. what’s not to like

PLUS… I am still not on board… well bored … with Rafe and Hope.

she has more baggage… and just does not a match for Rafe… no zest no sex no lasting appeal. she’s clearly too old for him.

this is where the story needs to continue… with Rafe and Carrie

I’m sad this is only for a select bit of episodes, likely due to Austin Peck’s availability; here’s to hoping they can lure Christie Clark back on a full-time basis!

Carrie and Austin are my favourite Days couple. I quit watching in 2012 when they were fired, but I will make a point of tuning in for these six or seven episodes. Days, if you’re listening, I would watch full time if you brought Carrie and Austin back full time. Just sayin’!

Austin Peck & Christie Clark are the best Austin and Carrie hands down.

I agree…Muldoon is dull.

He was also boring snooze-worthy.

I don’t understand how Days can say Stefano isn’t dead. Rafe helped bury the body. And especially since Joseph is now dead himself.

I am glad to see Carrie back, Austin Peck not so much. Glad to see Anna back too. She sure has nursed that vendetta a long time!

Well it is far fetched, but not more so than the other times Stefano was proven alive. I think it is a wonderful tribute to Joe to have the character alive– out there somewhere, always unseen, but his presence always felt in Salem in some way– the way they had Hope just shoot him like that and had his body thrown under some trash in a building about to come down, was one of the most disrespectful and dumbest stories they ever did– so personally I don’t care how lame bringing the character back from dead is– I think this is a better and more honorable way to have Stefano and in a way Joe’s spirit a part of the show for as long as the show is on the air.

I like the way you think ….

I didn’t like that they had Hope shoot Stefano. Considering how Stefano is the phoenix and risen from the ashes I thought it would take more than that to kill him, so no, I didn’t like the storyline. I also didn’t think the acting in the scene was very good.

If it will get Hope out of prison and us not have to be subjected to more stupid prison storylines, I’m for it too.

And in what prison do guests just saunter in and out of the secure side? It’s just so ridick!

so looking forward to carrie and austins return..
everytime they return i do as well to days viewing..they re return in the mid 2000s got me back into days when they revisired the sami and lucas quandrangle! i stopped when they and left and started again the last time when carrie bacame briefly involved with rafe and austin , abigail!
austin and carrie are my fave days supercouple ! especially peck as austin!

Didnt Carrie and Austin have a baby?? Wonder will the baby be with them and is it a boy or girl?? Should be around the age of 5 by now, haha. Keep her away from Rafe and dont make Austin a wimpering crybaby like last go round!! Wish they would bring back Billie and crank up a Billie/Rafe/Hope triangle!! Kate needs more of her kids in Salem. Where the hell are Rex and Cassie Brady???

Have not watched in over ten years but why are they still filming six months in advance and why is their a swinging door with no real plots! And why have you not begged Wayne Northup to reprise the role of Roman Brady????

I kinda figure this story line was written before his passing but I am hoping the story line will have some meat to it. Love both actors and I am excited to them again.

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Patrick Muldoon and Jennifer Taylor Cast as Mike Manning’s Conservative Parents on ‘The Bay’

The ever-expanding cast of the streaming soap opera, The Bay, has announced two new additions for its upcoming 9th season, including Days of our Lives favorite Patrick Muldoon (ex-Austin Reed). TV fans also know Patrick Muldoon from his role as Richard Hart on Melrose Place.

In story, The Bay will bring Caleb McKinnon’s parents into the mix. Caleb is played by Daytime Emmy-winner and Outstanding Supporting Actor nominee this year, Mike Manning.

According to Deadline, Muldoon, along with Jennifer Taylor (Two and a Half Men), will play Caleb’s ultra-conservative parents. When Caleb married Daniel Garrett (Eric Nelsen), they all but abandoned him.  The season looks to bring a major story for Manning and hopefully and eventually love and acceptance from Caleb’s parents.

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The casting news doesn’t stop there. Rhonda Ross has been tapped to play Colleen Givens, the biological mother of Pete Garrett’s (Kristos Andrews) wife Vivian (Karrueche Tran) in the new season.

Coleen is brought into the mix when Pete searches for Colleen after Vivian becomes ill. In the backstory, Colleen is a jazz singer who gave Vivian up for adoption at birth. Now she may be Vivian’s only hope to stay alive.

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The series is up for 5 Daytime Emmy nomination at the 51st annual Daytime Emmy Awards on June 7th including: Outstanding Drama Series, Writing,  Directing, A Martinez (Nard0) for Supporting Actor and the aforementioned Manning.

What do you think of the casting of Patrick Muldoon and Jennifer Taylor as the on-screen parents to Mike Manning on The Bay? Comment below.

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Kennedy Garcia on Joining the Cast of Days of our Lives: “For a Role to Come up for a Teenager with Down Syndrome was Just Amazing!”

Days of our Lives has made a groundbreaking move for the soaps, by casting Kennedy Garcia in the new role of Felicity. Viewers of the Peacock streaming soap opera will first see the character beginning the week of May 20th,

Garcia has previously appeared on primetime including on 9-1-1, This Is Us and more. Speaking to TV Insider, Kennedy shared: “I have wanted to be on a soap opera for a long time, so for a role to come up for a teenager with Down syndrome was just amazing!”

In real life, Kennedy who has Down syndrome is also a cancer survivor, and becomes he first teen with Down syndrome to land an ongoing role on the soaps. “It’s really such a special thing. I am so proud of Days of our Lives for taking this step and taking a chance on me. Inclusion in this industry is so important and I am proud to help move it forward.”

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As to a little insight on her new role of Felicity in Salem, Garcia shared. “She is sweet, funny and kind. She is also very smart and she never misses anything. Most of all, she loves her family more than anything else. I think that viewers will love her and see the beauty she brings to everyone in her life.”

The actress added, “I hope that everyone will love Felicity and see that even though she has Down syndrome, she is cherished by her family and friends, she is capable of great things, and she’s a hard worker. I’m pretty sure she bakes better than I do. She is also a typical teenager who has real feelings and fears that people will see as her story goes on. I hope no one underestimates Felicity as a character, or actors with disabilities like me. Representation is so important and I’m so thankful for this opportunity to become Felicity and let you all get to know her, and me!”

What do you think of Days of our Lives casting of Kennedy Garcia and the importance of inclusion and representation on streaming and daytime dramas? Comment below.

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TONIGHT: ‘Daytime Stands Up – A Benefit for Stand Up To Cancer’

On Thursday night May 16th, the daytime community comes together for Daytime Stands Up – A Benefit for Stand Up To Cancer, streaming live at 8 pm ET/5pm PT.

Stand Up To Cancer, in collaboration with leading daytime community voices Michael Fairman and Alan Locher, are coming together for a first-of-its-kind livestream event, Daytime Stands Up: A Benefit for Stand Up To Cancer … We All Have a Story.

The three-hour benefit will feature stars from the world of daytime drama television past and present, musical performances, and stories of emotional on- and off-screen experiences with cancer. Special celebrity guests will also join the effort to encourage viewers to support urgently needed research and new cancer treatments.  You can watch live on You Tube’s Michael Fairman Channel, The Locher Room or the Stand Up To Cancer website.

In support of the event, SU2C will simultaneously launch a 10-day eBay silent auction, from May 16 through 26, for soap opera fans to bid on a wide range of items, including a meet-and-greet experience with the cast of NBC’s Days of Our Lives; an autographed script from the cast of CBS’s The Young and the Restless and signed merchandsise from CBS’s The Bold and the Beautiful cast; a 1:1 video call with General Hospital’s Cynthia Watros, Maura West and Laura Wright, and with daytime legends Robert Newman, Vincent Irizarry, Colleen Zenk, and more. Full details will be shared the evening of May 16, at StandUpToCancer.org/DaytimeStandsUp.

As part of the event, you will hear, cancer survivorship stories from General Hospital’s Cameron Mathison and The Young and the Restless’ Colleen Zenk, who will reflect on the impact of publicly sharing their diagnoses; and 2024 Daytime Emmy nominee Eric Braeden, who shares his battle with bladder cancer

Daytime icon Jackie Zeman, who played nurse Bobbie Spencer on General Hospital for 45 years, shared by daughters Cassidy MacLeod and Lacey Gorden.

Elizabeth Hubbard who played the iconic Lucinda Walsh on As the World Turns and Dr. Althea Davis on The Doctors, shared by her on-screen daughter Martha Byrne and real-life son Jeremy Bennett.

Two-time Emmy Award-winner Jerry verDorn (Guiding Light / One Life to Live), shared by widow Beth verDorn and his on-screen wife on Guiding Light, friend and co-star Liz Keifer.

Andrea Evans, who played Tina Lord Roberts on One Life to Live, shared by her husband Stephen G. Rodriguez and daughter Kylie Rodriguez.

Kamar de los Reyes shared by his One Life to Live co-stars Michael Easton (General Hospital) Trevor St. John (The Young and the Restless).

Poignant reflections from actors who have portrayed breast cancer survivors, including Sharon Case and Eileen Davidson from The Young and the RestlessErika Slezak from One Life to LiveTina Sloan and Kim Zimmer from Guiding Light and more.

Additional talent slated to participate in the virtual benefit include (subject to change): Eddie and Kristen Alderson (One Life to Live)Elia Cantu (Days of Our Lives)The Day Players,  featuring Days of Our Lives castmates Carson BoatmanBrandon BarashWally Kurth (2024 Daytime Emmy nominee), Eric Martsolf (2024 Daytime Emmy nominee)Kassie DePaiva (One Life to Live)Don Diamont (The Bold and the Beautiful)Linsey Godfrey (2024 Daytime Emmy nominee, Days of Our Lives)Leo Howard (Days of Our Lives)Lesli Kay (The Bold and the Beautiful)Eden McCoy (General Hospital)Kin Shriner (General Hospital)and Michelle Stafford (2024 Daytime Emmy nominee, The Young and the Restless).

You can watch the Daytime Stands Up livestream below. Now let us know if you have a cancer story that has affected your life via the comment section below, or how a daytime TV character who went through a cancer battle, gave you strength and courage in your own journey.

 

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