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DAYS Cast Victoria Konefal As Their New Ciara!

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There will be a new Ciara heading your way on Days of our Lives. Victoria Konefal is the actress who replaces Vivian Jovanni in the pivotal role of Hope (Kristian Alfonso) and Bo’s daughter.

In an exclusive interview announcing the casting tidbit with Soap Opera Digest, Konefal says, “I am beyond happy to be joining the Days of our Lives family.”

The young actress previously appeared on Modern Family.  She also filmed a role in the movie Deadly Exchange featuring: Jason Shane Scott (Ex-OLT), Lindsay Hartley (Ex-Passions and DAYS), and Cynthis Watros (Ex-GL and Y&R).

Look for Konefal to make her DAYS debut as Ciara this coming December.

So, glad to know that DAYS has recast Ciara? Comment below.

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Jimh
Jimh

As long as she can act…

Scott (ATWT Fan)
Scott (ATWT Fan)

Vivian could act, but she had a dry sense of acting, which would work well in comedy, but not in something as drama-filled as a soap opera.

Mo
Mo

Disagree. She could not act.

dmr
dmr

Exactly…

Celia
Celia

Yeah…Vivian did not connect with the audience, in my opinion.
This girl is very pretty…but, that attribute does not guarantee a good acting presence.
So, as I do any newcomer, I will give her the benefit of the doubt.

Helen
Helen

Amen.

Anne
Anne

Vivian can act. The problem is that she was miscast in the role of Ciara.

ChanderFan
ChanderFan

Leaves me wondering why they felt the need to re-cast this character.

Frankly, the young actress who portrayed this character a few years ago did very believable acting. They’d be better off going back to that actress, even if it would require de-aging her character back to where she otherwise would be age-wise.

Scott (ATWT Fan)
Scott (ATWT Fan)

To bring her back they would have to de-age the rest of the teen cast, and I don’t see that happening. SORAS is a natural part of soap operas.

James
James

As well as everyone else who were aged up as well. I want to see Johnny, Allie and Sydney still be in their preteens 9-12 years old.

blake
blake

I agree, I’d rather have that original actress back instead also. It was so stupid to recast Ciara and age her 10 years.

dmr
dmr

Lauren Boles was great in the part. She was slightly devilish and fun and had more acting capability than the teen scene of the past two+ years.

Patrick
Patrick

agree – there is no Ciera Alice without Lauren Boles. isn’t she the best.

it’s all they have to do… we distend our belief … why not de-soras her.

if anything… Lauren Boles made Hope better. Lauren Boles made Hope bearable

with all due respect to Victoria Konefal, I wish you the BEST BEST TIME . “you” are , on the best show in daytime.

Days of OUR Lives ROCKS

Patrick
Patrick

I keep forgetting… why not bring Lauren Boles back as one of Maggies grand daughters ?

Mary SF
Mary SF

As long as she can actually act, I will be okay with her– by her photo she reminds me a bit of the actress who play Carrie when she was younger–

Jimh
Jimh

She did remind me of someone…and you are right…from the picture she does resemble her!

blake
blake

I see it after you said that!

Llanviewer717
Llanviewer717

Congratulations to Victoria. Welcome aboard.

Michael
Michael

Hmmm! December, huh? From my calculations, is DAYS shortening their pre-tape schedule? I hope so!

Scott (ATWT Fan)
Scott (ATWT Fan)

She’s been taking since last month, so they’re still [unfortunately] 5-6 months ahead of airtime.

Alan
Alan

She looks great and will be a great match to contrast with her Niece when it comes to love triangles.

Ray
Ray

A beautiful new addition. I hope they pair her with Tripp.

jaybird369
jaybird369

Pass. N-e-x-t……….

Mo
Mo

I hope she can act.

Mister Media
Mister Media

I’m always willing to give a recast a chance. Having said that, this show needs to recognize and react much more quickly when an actor is obviously not cutting it.

4ever DAYS
4ever DAYS

I thought she did a pretty good job in her scenes with Kyler Pettis in the raw footage he released as his last DAYS scenes which were uploaded to Vimeo.

Ricardo
Ricardo

Lets hope this chic, can act. I have to say she is a pretty lady.

Patrick
Patrick

is Kyle Pettis still on DAYS ? Theo Carver ? saw something on yahoo that he’s on his way out. this is NOT good. at all.

Abe and Lexie ( w/Valerie ) son…. WE NEED THIS SOLID charismatic actor.

4ever DAYS
4ever DAYS

Well, Patrick, it seems Kyler Pettis may have been let go because he posted his “final scenes to Vimeo where he then took the video down. I saw the raw video along with many other fans. That video leak may have been the reason why DAYS confirmed the new Ciara, because Kyler’s final scenes include Ciara as well as Claire. Those scenes also spoiled storyline.

The sad thing is…DAYS may have been planning to bring Kyler back as Theo, but he may have screwed his chances of returning by stooping as low as giving spoilers of many points spanning six months.

I’m guessing Theo will eventually return in the form of a recast, but that’s a long way off.

Kyler went from being the bomb to bombing…he made a bad decision that could hurt him for a very long time.

4ever DAYS
4ever DAYS

*”final scenes”

gwill
gwill

Vivian was a terrible actress. So bad in fact that I had to ff through every single scene she was in. I am wondering if they reason they cast her in the first place was because she looked similar to a young Susan Seaforth Hayes. Seriously, go back and look it up.

Chaz
Chaz

Hopefully, better than the last one….a popsicle stick with a wig would have been a better actress.

LeeAnn
LeeAnn

I just watched the clip. She absolutely can act, very impressive from what I can tell. Glad they took their time to find the right actress for the role. Days is definitely on a roll, hope they can keep it up !

Jake Martin
Jake Martin

Well the fans certainly have been outspoken (and at times, somewhat unkind) regarding the dramatic capabilities of the previous actress who portrayed this character.
Frankly, I don’t really see the need for a re-cast but okay, Hope is a major character and I guess they feel her daughter should be on the scene.
My question is, whatever became of the son of Chase who was accused of assaulting Ciara? He was sent to a mental sanitarium, but it’s my understanding that the young actor who played the role had some unkind things to say about the people behind the scenes of Days of our Lives.

Jake Martin
Jake Martin

Correction – I meant to say what became of the son of AIDEN whose name was Chase ~ sorry ’bout that –

Sally
Sally

She’s stunning! Perfect replacement, now let’s just hope she can act. The previous actress was too green, hopefully this young lady has some experience!!! Good luck gorgeous.

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Days of our Lives’ John Clarke Passes Away At 88

Sad news to report for the Days of our Lives family and their enduring fans.  John Clarke, who played Mickey Horton from 1965 until he retired in 2004 died on October 16th in Laguna Beach, California following complications from pneumonia.   He put his stamp on the pivotal role of Mickey for 39 years on the long-running NBC daytime drama series.

Deadline reports that Clarke previously suffered a stroke in 2007 and had been in declining health in the last few years.

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Among his acknowledgements for his performance on DAYS, John received a Daytime Emmy nomination for Outstanding and received a Lifetime Achievement Award shortly after retiring from the profession he loved in 2004.  He received the honor with other daytime notables including: Jeanne Cooper (Kay, Y&R), Rachel Ames (Audrey, GH) and Ray MacDonnell (Joe, AMC).

In addition to DAYS, John Clarke appeared on numerous primetime shows from The New Breed to Gun Smoke; Have Gun Will Travel; The FBI; Sugarfoot; Death Valley Days; Twilight Zone and many others. 

Clarke is survived by wife Patty, and children Joshua and Melinda, and grandchildren Catherine Grace, Natasha and Jacob. Clarke’s daughter, Heidi passed away in 1994 of a heart tumor.

On screen on DAYS, Clarke was paired with Suzanne Rogers (Maggie Horton) and became one of the shows all-time favorite duos.

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DAYS scribe, Ryan Quan took to Twitter upon the news of the passing of Clarke and shared: “RIP original Days cast member John Clarke. His Mickey Horton was such an important part of the show’s history… an almost 40 year run. He’ll be missed.”

Wesley Eure who portrayed Mike Horton on DAYS shared: “Rest in peace #JohnClark! John was a great television dad when I played #MikeHorton on #DaysOfOurLives. In one scene I kept flinching when he was supposed to hit me so for the final take he hauled off and hit me really hard. I was reeling. He could not stop apologizing! Ooxx”

Share your remembrances and condolences on the passing of John Clarke in the comment section below.

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Daytime drama fans make sure to check out today’s October 21st episode of the talk show, The Real when the ladies of the panel welcome four of your favorite gents, one representing each current soap on the air.

Look for: Days of our Lives Galen Gering (Rafe), The Young and the Restless Michael Mealor (Kyle), General Hospital’s Donnell Turner (Curtis) and The Bold and the Beautiful’s Lawrence Saint-Victor (Carter) to mix it up and chat with hosts in a segment called “The Real Hunks of Daytime.”

The Real is syndicated; so make sure to check the local times in the ‘When It’s On” navigation section on the show website for your area- a handy way to find out when you can check out the episode and when it might repeat in case you missed it.

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The hosts of The Real are: Adrienne Houghton, Loni Love, Jeannie Mai, and Tamera Mowry-Housley with Amanda Seales joining the group as a guest co-host for this week of episodes.

So, will you be checking out the hunks on The Real? Comment below.

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DAYS Camila Banus Delivers The ‘Power Performance of the Week’

The angst, drama, tears, and revenge continued this week on NBC’s Days of our Lives with the stirring portrayal of grief-stricken young woman; who is hell-bent on making everyone around her suffer for the loss of her husband in a fatal gunshot that left him brain-dead.  Of course, we are talking about Camila Banus (Gabi), who turned in bravura performances this week, and there are four moments that really stood out to us that showed the range and depth of Banus’ work.

In the hospital chapel, Gabi talks to God and prayed to him that he will make Stefan (Brandon Barash) whole again.  There has been one through-line for Gabi throughout her life – she seems to have everything and everyone she loves taken away from her, even if some of the decisions she makes along the way have a cause/effect that leaves her feeling completely alone, and ready to lash out at the world for what has transpired.  In the chapel, she asks God through her tears, “Why do you hate me so much?” Gabi tells God she went to Sunday school as a little girl and still she has lost God and her husband.  Gabi cannot even get herself to look at Stefan’s things when Sonny (Freddie Smith) and Will (Chandler Massey) try to share them with her as she slaps the envelope out of their hands.

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In another heartbreaking scene, Gabi is in the bed she shared with Stefan. She flashes to kissing the love of her life.  Next, Gabi breaks down in tears, and throws things around in the bedroom before slumping to the floor.  She sobs and says, “Why did you give me your heart, Stefan, if you weren’t going to be around to love me with it?”

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Later, Gabi talks to Stefan in her sleep as she hugs his pillow. When she wakes up she cries as Kate (Lauren Koslow) arrives to check on her.  Gabi lets Kate have it, and at first blames Kate for the whole mess with Stefan.  Gabi lashes out that if it wasn’t for Stefan getting in between Kate’s feud with Vivian (Robin Strasser), he’d still be alive.  Kate knows Gabi is in despair and hugs her.  Then, Gabi channels her angst towards Lani (Sal Stowers) promising to make her suffer.

And on Friday’s episode, Gabi is ramping us some sort of revenge plan promising Stefan his legacy will live on. Earlier, Gabi was present with Lani and Eli (Lamon Archey) when Kayla (Mary Beth Evans) informed them that Julie (Susan Seaforth Hayes) will need a special pacemaker, even after receiving Stefan’s heart. Somehow, Gabi found a file on Visionary Bionics, the company that makes this unique medical device, and recalls Kayla saying she’ll do the procedure on Julie tomorrow. Gabi makes a mysterious call.  What is she about to do?

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Through all of the emotional drama, Banus sustained a level of performance that is no easy feat. That is why Michael Fairman TV names Camila’s work The Power Performance of the Week.

Let us know if you agree with our pick, and what you thought of Camila’s performances, and what you think Gabi might do next, via the comment section below.

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