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DAYS Cady McClain & Rob Scott Wilson Talk Being Recasts, All My Children Reboot, Future of Cin & Jennifer’s Bitch-Slap

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Current Days of our Lives and former All My Children reboot stars, Cady McClain (Jennifer, Days, Ex-Dixie, AMC) and Rob Scott Wilson (Ben, Days, Ex-Pete AMC) chat with Michael Fairman in an enlightening and exclusive conversation for the Michael Fairman Channel on You Tube.

McClain, who recently took over the role of Days of our Lives beloved heroine Jennifer Horton from mainstay Melissa Reeves (who chose to stay with her family in Nashville during Covid-19 thus forcing the series to recast the role for now) talks about stepping into the key part of the Salem canvas, plus the recent Jennifer/Kate fight over Jack (Matthew Ashford), and how the legacy series is coping with production during Covid-19.

Cady is no stranger to be a recast.  She was the second actress to play Dixie on ABC’s All My Children, as well as the second actress to play Rosanna on As the World Turns, and she had previously taken over the role of Kelly Andrews on The Young and the Restless.

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Rob, talks about landing the role of Ben and being a recast, and in an emotional moment, reveals how he credits the opportunity to the late producer, Lisa de Cazotte. Wilson also shares his hopes for his Salem alter-ego who is struggling to move on with his life after the supposed death of his wife, Ciara.

The actor also opens up on if DAYS decided to recast the role of Ciara, since Victoria Konefal is not presently with the NBC soap full-time, how he would feel about it and thus the future of Cin.

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Both Cady and Rob first appeared together in Prospect Park’s online revival of All My Children. In this interview, they discuss how they had high hopes for the continuation of the series, how it ultimately fizzled, and what it was like to be a part of the then, groundbreaking first, for a daytime drama series along with One Life to Live.

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In addition, Cady gives the viewer insight on how she runs lines for both DAYS and GH at home with her real-life husband, Jon Lindstrom (Kevin and Ryan, GH), while Rob talks about his recent storyline where Ben was kidnapped and tortured by a vengeful Eve (Kassie DePavia) and much more.

Check out the full chat with Cady and Rob below. Then weigh-in: How would you feel if there was a Ciara recast? What are your hopes for the holidays for Jennifer? What did you think of the stories shared by Cady and Rob in the interview? Comment below, and if you have not done so already make sure to “subscribe” to the Michael Fairman Channel for more celebrity interviews.

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Scott (ATWT Fan)
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Watched it this morning, and it is a shame to me that Cady McClain has always been the recast in daytime, and never given an original role. That being said: she is doing fantastic work as Jennifer, and I do wish she would stick around!

Phil
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Phil

Didn’t she originate the role of Dixie? As for how she is doing on DAYS, I agree! She is doing phenomenal, I actually prefer her over Melissa Reeves. I wonder if she would consider joining this or GH permanently.

John Gannatti
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John Gannatti

TECHNICALLY when Dixie was introduced as Palmer Cortland’s niece, she was briefly played by another actress initially. However, the character of Dixie Cortland didn’t really come alive on screen until Cady inhabited the role.

Jeremy
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Jeremy

Hi Scott,
I too, adore Cady McClain as recast Jennifer, I wish she would stay, too, she’s so dynamic and interesting to watch. I hope DAYS keeps her for a long while.

Jamesj75
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Jamesj75

What a wonderful interview! Thank you, Mr. Fairman, for conducting it and posting it for our enjoyment. Both interviewees are stellar in their acting, and each comes across as respectful and relatable. One point that was overlooked is that Cady McClain was also a recast in her iconic role of Dixie Cooney on All My Children. Granted, the original actress was on for just a few months; nonetheless, Cady McClain was a recast there too. I should add that Cady McClain is terrific in the role of Jennifer. I have only recently started watching these interviews, and each time, I… Read more »

Violet Lemm
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Violet Lemm

I have always loved every character Cady has ever played. Even as a recast, she came in and made the role her own. On AMC as Dixie on ATWT as Roseanna or Rosebud as Karly called her, on GH I loved her as Nina, and as Jennifer on Days, previously played by Missy Reeves. whom I like but would love for Caddy to stay on indefinitely. Always a bridesmaid and never a bride is an old saying, but sometimes the bridesmaid outshines the bride, and I feel Cady does just that!

Momo
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Momo

Cady is doing a good job as Jennifer. I know it’s got to be hard stepping into such a legacy character. Rob has made Ben his own. I’m glad the role was recast. Justin was not right for it. They are both doing a great job and I can’t wait to see what’s next. Days is the best soap. I wish the ratings reflected this.

Johnny
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Johnny

This was an awesome interview!!!! Just some little things…..Caey has been a recast FOUR times….not two as the interview suggests. Hard to believe…but yes…she was a recast Dixie on AMC. Kari Gibson had the role for a short while. Then she was recast as Rosanna on ATWT. Then she replaced Cynthia Watros as Kelly on Y and R. Now she is temporarily replacing Melissa on DAYS. I wonder if she didnt want to talk about Y and R. Her role there turned out to be quite thankless.

Louie Y
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Louie Y

They are both a joy to watch, the show however on the other hand is another story. I actually tuned into BB and took Days of the DVR.

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Eileen Davidson Confirms She’s Part of DAYS Limited-Series: “I’m BEYOND Excited to be Joining BEYOND SALEM!”

On Monday, after more cast members were revealed who will appear in Peacock’s upcoming streaming series, Days of our Lives: Beyond Salem, came a photo from limited-series star, Lisa Rinna (Billie) posted to her Instagram Story of Eileen Davidson from the hair and make-up room where it looks like Days of our Lives is taped and said, , “LOOK WHO I FOUND”.

As the rumors began circulating it became true when Davidson took to her own Instagram and revealed that she too is part of the limited-series event for Peacock, and now the question is, how many roles will Davidson be playing? Will she be playing Kristen DiMera and Susan Banks, or any other of the Banks siblings?  Time will tell.

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The two-time Daytime Emmy-winning star shared a clip of her time on the NBC soap as Kristen and stated: “I’m BEYOND excited to be joining BEYOND SALEM! Streaming soon on @peacocktv”

So, what do you think of Eileen also being on the upcoming Days limited-series? Let us know in the comment section below.

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Christie Clark and Austin Peck Join Cast of ‘Days of our Lives: Beyond Salem’

Even more casting announcements were revealed on Monday, generating more buzz for the upcoming Peacock streamer’s limited-series, Days of our Lives: Beyond Salem.

The five-episodes will now also feature the returns of fan favorites: Christie Clark as Carrie Brady and Austin Peck as Austin Reed.

In addition look for: Thaao Penghlis as Tony DiMera, Leann Hunley as Anna DiMera, and was Michael Fairman TV previously reported the returns of Greg Rikaart as Leo Stark, Chandler Massey as Will Horton, and Zach Tinker as Sonny in the hunt of stolen gems across the globe, which is at the epicenter of the storyline.

Previously the following actors were announced to be part of the cast, which included: Lis Rinna as Billie Reed, Deidre Hall as Dr. Marlena Evans, Drake Hogestyn as John Black, Jackée Harry as Paulina Price, James Reynolds as Abe Carver, Victoria Konefal as Ciara Brady, Robert Scott Wilson as Ben Weston, Billy Flynn as Chad DiMera, Lamon Archey as Eli Grant and Sal Stowers as Lani Price.

In story, over a long weekend, John & Marlena travel to Zurich, Ben & Ciara have a romantic getaway in New Orleans, Chad visits some old friends in Phoenix, and Abe, Paulina, Lani, and Eli vacation in Miami.  All find themselves embroiled in a mystery involving stolen jewels which, in the wrong hands, could cause dire consequences for Salem.  It’s a race against time for ISA agent Billie Reed as she crosses the globe in search of this missing treasure. Packed with all of the romance, action, drama, and surprises that only “Days of our Lives” can deliver, fans will spend a week with their favorite Salem supercouples and reconnect with many familiar faces along the way.

So, glad to see that Christie, Austin, Thaao, and Leann are joining Chandler, Greg, Zach and the rest of the stellar cast for this limited run? Comment below.

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Y&R’s Zach Tinker Cast as Sonny Kiriakis in ‘Days of our Lives: Beyond Salem’ Limited-Series on Peacock

More casting and characters was announced on Monday for the upcoming limited-series Days of our Lives: Beyond Salem.  The series will run on NBCUniversal’s streaming service, Peacock.

The Young and the Restless Fenmore Baldwin, Zach Tinker, has replaced Freddie Smith for the series in the role of Sonny Kiriakis.

He will join Chandler Massey (Will Horton) and the return of Greg Rikaart as Leo Stark.

The casting change to Tinker came a week after the Daytime Emmy-winning Smith revealed that if asked, he wouldn’t return to DAYS as Sonny.

Beyond Salem is set to be a five-part episode streaming event.

So, what do you think of Zach replacing Freddie as Sonny for the upcoming limited series? Comment below.

 

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