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DAYS Casting A Return For Mid-1970's Character, Valerie Grant!

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Here’s a very intriguing casting call coming from the NBC soap opera, Days of our Lives!  Under the new head writing regime of Ryan Quan and Dena Higley, the scribes are digging back into Salem’s past with the return of none other than Valerie Grant.

The histor of Valerie Grant to daytime is important and a key point in DAYS history.  The character, originally played by Tina Andrews, was involved in the first interacial love story on the soaps opposite Richard Guthrie, who played Julie’s (Susan Seaforth Hayes) son, David Banning.

Back in 1977, the duo called off their engagement after a one year courtship, due to the fact that the storyline was unpopular with the viewers.  Even having the on-screen couple share a kiss was a fight in itself to get on the air.  At the time, Valerie was sent off the canvas to attend medical school.  The character was last seen in 1982 as played by actress Diane Sommerfield.

According to Soap Opera Digest,  in 2016, the mature version of Valerie that DAYS is seeking is described as: “A gorgeous African-American woman in her mid-50s.  Courage and perseverance are two character traits that people admire her for the most. And while her experiences might have hardened other people and made them cynical, Valerie has grown into a wise and compassionate person – who still occasionally gets tripped up by her own mistakes.”

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DAYS reveals in the casting notice that the role is recurring and will begin taping mid-May.  The show is looking to cast an experieced actor only for the role.

What do you think of Valerie Grant returning to Salem?  Who would you like to see play the role?  Will she be romantically involved with someone this time? Do you remember, as we do, the love story of Valerie and David in the mid to late 70’s? Comment below!

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Lou Piikes
Lou Piikes

Let me guess, this character is a love interest for Abe. Maxine has disappeared into the woodworks and Lani is gone. Days is a mess right now and a 10th reboot can’t fix it.

Paul
Paul

Amen. I’m so close to just dropping the show. I barely watch it now without ffing huge portions.

blake
blake

I agree, I’m glad the show got renewed for the sake of the cast and crew but Ken Corday is a cancer on this show.

jaybird369
jaybird369

Blake…y-e-s. And, further proof that Ken Corday himself obviously thinks that all of us soap fans are idiots…which we are N-O-T!!!!!!!!!! Bottom Line Here: I wish that SOMEONE would show that Ken Corday dude ‘the exit door’…N-O-W!!!!!!!!!!

nicholas
nicholas

long before my time but have heard of that storyline . The only actress who can play her in my opinion is Debbi Morgan . If that is the case i hope the character becomes a regular on the show and not a recurring one . And why not create the Valerie Grant and Abe Carver love story !

Jimh(leave it to beaver)
Jimh(leave it to beaver)

i had wriiten Days that suggestion some time ago so it might happen-i even had written that idea some time ago on this message board also suggesting she be Maxine’s cousin but it looks like Maxine is gone???

Patrick
Patrick

I would LOVE… for Debbie Morgan to return to serial

especially as a doctor… it’d be great to see Debbie Morgan… in a romance… with … Abe

plus to see her working side by side with Kayla and Finn

DAYS sure missed the boat… by NOT bringing back Vincent Irizarry as a doctor…

imagine Mary Beth Evans, Vincent Irizarry, and Debbie Morgan in Salem Hospital

Jim Preston
Jim Preston

Well I certainly agree with that – if they can snap up Debbi Morgan they should grab her while they can –
She was last seen on the re-boot of ALL MY CHILDREN on-line – too bad it all didn’t work out, that was so sad.
Days of our Lives needs all the help it can possibly get, Heaven knows – and casting Debbi Morgan would be a step in the right direction.

curacaoman
curacaoman

So, she will be onscreen in 2017?

Paul
Paul

LOL!!!

Lonny
Lonny

It’s ridiculous to keep bringing on all these new characters that noone cares about. Getting rid of Eve was a huge mistake. Fix it

Patrick
Patrick

it’s absurd isn’t it? FIRING Kassie DePiava…Eve’ return; would lighten up and bring back intelligence

I miss her… and , for all the posts that comment on how “DARK” Days; IS

??? I can’t over that pall … that has been cast on DAYS… it’s like a dark cloud that’s hovering…. (every since the Ciera and Chase RAPE)

I posted… bring back Kassie DePaiva and Chandler Massey to get this show out of the darkness

blake
blake

What would be great if Kassie DePaiva won the Emmy. Mostly because she greatly deserves it and it’s LONG overdue. And it would be a slap in the face to Ken and Sony for firing her.

Days needs to hire Kassie back.

Mateo
Mateo

I have an idea. Why don’t we get rid of all the existing cast members and bring back all the actors who played them if they are not deceased. We can eliminate any current storyline and go back to the days when all we did is talk about drama. Just what DAYS needs is to bring back another character no one was thrilled with and hurl them at us. Maybe Valerie can hook up with John and they can find out who they are together. I understand that back in the day, Valerie had an affair with Victor Kiriakis and that they had a child together. It turns out though that Victor had the baby removed from Valerie’s womb and transferred it into Maggie’s tired uterus whereby she gave birth to octuplets that no one knew of, including Maggie. Maggie spent all these years thinking she just had a very large tumor. Deimos found out about it and sold the babies to Kate. Kate raised them until they were 16 and then sold them to a child slave factory where they worked them to death to produce her latest fashion line. Nicole stumbles on to the story and finds out that Daniel is indeed alive but is being brainwashed by Paul Norita who is tired of being John’s puppet. Marlena goes on a quest to find Maggie’s missing children and instead stumbles on to her own secret children that she conceived while possessed by Satan. Instead of an immaculate conception she had a dirty conception and now has to explain to Sami, Eric and Belle how she gave birth to 25 children who now all live in Salem. Hope finds all this out and shoots all the residents of Salem thinking that they are ultimately responsible for Bo’s death and Ciara’s rape. When the story finally ends ( in about 25 years) we find out that it was all a dream of Stefano Dimeara who is actually John’s brother and they were all fathered by Abe. Write this down. Oh yeah and it turns out that while Valerie was off the scene she opened a brothel in Vegas where she is keeping Ciara, Clair and Summer who is pregnant with Brady’s child because everyone knows Brady can’t keep his hands or his….to himself….

4ever DAYS
4ever DAYS

I can and will accept any actress hired to play Valerie IF TINA ANDREWS IS OFFERED THE ROLE FIRST!

If I find out Tina wasn’t asked back, GOODBYE DAYS!!!!!

Jimh(leave it to beaver)
Jimh(leave it to beaver)

Loved Tina but she stopped acting in the late 1980s,,,plus Richard Gutherie passed away 20 years ago and they had fine chemistry together-Debbie Morgan and Tracey Ross would make fine replacements unless Tina is willing to come out of retirement but i doubt it.

Patrick
Patrick

An Affair Cut Short : 1977

It was a groundbreaking story when “Days of Our Lives” paired David Banning (Richard Guthrie) with Valerie Grant (Tina Andrews), but it proved too much for some viewers.

Though other soaps had danced around interracial romances, “Days” took it to a new level by pairing a white man (David Banning) and a black woman (Valerie Grant). Their relationship was rated G throughout its run and wasn’t necessarily an OMG moment until the reason behind the couple’s split made the papers: “The studio has been getting a lot of hate mail from people threatening to stop watching the show,” Richard Guthrie (who played Banning) told the Los Angeles Times. The show denied that was the reason behind the split, however.

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I immediately thought of you JimH… when I saw this headline

anyway… I hope it’s to bring Abe and Theo back to life… and that this actress is in the hospital…

PS: more info on the character

Days of our Lives Wiki

Portrayed by
Tina Andrews (1975-77)
Diane Sommerfield (1981-82)

Current status
Former; Regular

Duration
1975-77, 1981-82

First appearance
October 1975

Last appearance
July 1982

Cause/reason
Left Town

Valerie Grant is a fictional character on the NBC soap opera Days of Our Lives portrayed by Tina Andrews from 1975-77, and Diane Sommerfield from 1981-82.

Days of Our Lives started to break new ground in the 1976-1977 storyline involving David Banning and Valerie Grant (played by Richard Guthrie and Tina Andrews). However, the producers unfortunately backed away from the story after receiving negative feedback. Some reports even said that Andrews received death threats from racist viewers.

David Banning was the son of longtime DOOL character, Julie Olsen Williams. Dr. Tom Horton convinced her to put David up for adoption after the death of his biological father, David Martin. David and Valerie fell in love and got engaged after her family took care of him following a car accident. They later broke off their engagement after David had an affair with Trish Clayton.

Jimh(leave it to beaver)
Jimh(leave it to beaver)

Debbie Morgan…i wrote to them some time ago about bring backing the character as a potential love interest for Abe-also as Maxine’s cousin who also liked Abe and to stir the pot bring back David…too bad they couldnt get Kin Shriner to play David since he hasnt got much to do at GH-loved David(Richard Guthrie) and Valerie Grant(Tina Andrews)-Tina shouldve couldve been a daytime superstar-loved her work on Days-too bad people werent ready for this story back then but i had no problems with it-wish soapnet had aired repeats of Days since they have all their episodes!!!

Jimh(leave it to beaver)
Jimh(leave it to beaver)

Or Tracey Ross-ex Passions!!!

Norma
Norma

I would start watching Days of Gloom if Debbi showed up. She -to me- is one of the best actresses I have ever seen and a lovely woman and why she is not on-air on soaps today or on prime-time- love her much.

Ray
Ray

Debbi Morgan and Tracey Ross are great suggestions. I hope this opens the door for David Banning to come back. It would give Julie and Doug more interaction. Also, telling the love story of Valerie and David in 2016 would be completely different than it was 30 years ago.

For the love of “All My Children,” let it be Debbi so we can see more scenes with her and Vincent.

Jimh(leave it to beaver)
Jimh(leave it to beaver)

I actually had written Days a year or two ago suggesting Debbie as Valerie!!!

Patrick
Patrick

with DAYS being so…. bleak… dismal… dark… you name it… it’s hanging itself

Debbie Morgan would be … my choice…

she imbues humanity… genuine… and her presence lends so much credibility

her appeal is radiant

CeeCee
CeeCee

Yeah!!!!!

Jim Preston
Jim Preston

Yeah, that would be a kick. It will be like “Days of All my Children” – well anything would be helpful with the way the show is going these days.

penny
penny

Totally agree with your choices and I want it to be Debbi too.

blake
blake

I say Amelia (her last name escapes me right now) that played Gilly Grant on Guiding Light and was also on Passions play her. She’s great.

blake
blake

Amelia Marshall!

Ray
Ray

If Valerie is indeed coming back, I hope she brings a few grown 20-something kids with her. My wish would be to see Valerie, David Banning, Mike Horton, Sarah Horton, Carrie Brady and Melissa Anderson come back. Now that would really be a blast from the past. Hopefully, Gregg Marx is available to come back as David.

Scott
Scott

I would love to see Gregg Marx back as David too and Michael Weiss as Mike! I like your list of come backs! Maggie needs her girls there. I think the writers have forgotten that Julie had a son and that she and Hope have a brother named Steve Olsen.

damien
damien

if days is realy serious about coming back from the ratings gutter in the past few months and really want to make headlines i hope the great victoria rowell is considered! … cast a hot african american lead opposite her and of course abe as a triangle and days will have a juggernaut on their hands!
bring victoria rowell back to daytime!!!

dee
dee

Please bring David back too

Dean_Morgan
Dean_Morgan

Debbi Morgan would be great, as would Tracey Ross. What about Amelia Marshall or Tonya Lee Williams? So many talented actresses with soap connections! 🙂

blake
blake

Amelia Marshall! I just posted that she should play this role, she’s a really good actress!.

Michael
Michael

I remember the David Valerie storyline and the controversy at the time. It was also around the same time that Julie had a girl friend who had a “crush” on her. It seemed like Dayscwas going in a progressive storyline, but just like Valerie and David, the producers got cold feet amid controversy. They abruptly wrote off the ‘friend’ as a crazy woman with unexplained feelings for Julie. Even as a kid, all those years ago, I remember feeling uncomfortable with how the same sex flirtation was being depicted in such a negative way. Julie was such an important character at the time, and I recall watching her scenes closely to monitor her reactions to the gay character. Thank goodness things have changed a bit forty years later. I hope they get Debbie Morgan in the role. If the original actress is still acting it would be really really cool if Corday would bring her back to pay Valerie’s mother.

Stephen
Stephen

Thank you for your comment Michael. I didn’t see Days back then, and it is really interesting to hear about that storyline and character.

Stephen
Stephen

On Air On Soaps says :
“Back in 1977, the duo called off their engagement after a one year courtship, due to the fact that the storyline was unpopular with the viewers. Even having the on-screen couple share a kiss was a fight in itself to get on the air. At the time, Valerie was sent off the canvas to attend medical school. ”

So in the 1970s, in response to people who disliked interracial relations, Days ended their black/white character relationship and took the black character off screen – sending her to medical college.

Jump forward almost 40 years to 2015, and Days, in response to conservative christians complaining about homosexual relationships on Days of Our Lives, Days ended the gay relationships on their show by having their kingpin legacy gay character (who had “grown up” on the show over very almost twenty years) brutally murdered in an illogical and unbelievable series of events which took almost every opportunity to give out anti-gay messaging – and then Days threw a HUGE PARTY, and resolutely refused to talk about the character that they had had murdered – to the extent that the cast were obviously nervous when asked about it. Further, NBC and Sony have not responded to the complaints brought to them. It’s six months later, and they still haven’t acknowledged the complaints, let alone apologized. And what’s more, Days of Our Lives has RE-EMPLOYED the writer, Dena Higley, who is said to have insisted on murdering the character.

Days’ actions since October have been shocking, appalling, and socially irresponsible. It’s a curious contrast between the present and the past! Betty Corday’s Days simply took a character off screen when under pressure – whilst Ken Corday’s Days had a character murdered in a display of anti-gay messaging; then partied; and resolutely refused to talk about it. And on top of all this the openly gay and GLAAD award winning head of NBC Entertainment, Robert Greenblatt only comment is to say he is “happy” with the show!

Alexis Davis Jerome
Alexis Davis Jerome

I don’t have time right now to investigate the claims in your above statement- so I will assume they are true– and I am furious-seriously that is just plain damned wrong on so many levels- and let us start with a human one. Good Grief! Your thoughts have made me think- is this why the gays on GH are like-well- not in the story- I am guessing that every time a gay character or storyline comes out- including transgender ones- that the machinery that is well-oiled and funded and meticulously organized to destroy the “enemy” goes into overdrive and shuts it down.
And yes – kill the character off or make them mentally ill or both but get them out of here or- and this is exactly what it seems on GH- the old saying “seen and not heard” which I hate. Hate. Good grief -all boils down to hate and money.
I just read an article about “Empire” and how it has been pretty much a resounding flop in other countries that do not accept an all-black cast -etc. And blacks will turn on each other as will gays when the almighty dollar comes into play- I have seen it in my personal and professional life. thanks for your post.

blake
blake

I say Amelia Marshall that played Gilly Grant on Guiding Light and was also on Passions play her. She’s great.

sonniorsolita
sonniorsolita

YES! Great actress. And then snap up Rick Hearst to play her love interest. Remember their chemistry on GL? I wish the show would have explored a relationship between Gilly and Alan-Michael!

blake
blake

Oh yeah I do remember them work together and flirt.

Too bad Vince Williams died, Hamp and Gilly were great.

James R. Poissant
James R. Poissant

What’s funny is that instead of aging this character, they are having this character age backwards as Valerie would be pushing into her mid-60s if I’m not mistaken. The other thing that is off the wall is that back then, when the show got a lot of hate mail about he interracial romance, the show fixed it immediately since they weren’t 6 months ahead in production. This is a surprise that the character is coming back though. I am with the majority on Debbi Morgan playing her. That would be fun.

Iakovos
Iakovos

DAYS has become my new home soap after the cancellations of recent years. I have seen moments of brilliance in Salem, been excited about developments and then… felt like the rug is pulled out from under me (for example, the firing of Kassie as Eve, the decimation and murder of the Will character)! I like diversity in daytime drama. I like the idea of a revived character. Cast it correctly and move forward with a long-term plan. Seems today’s dramas are shortsighted. Too many comings and goings, lurches in plots and characters, revised histories. That is not direction. I would think there is a bible of sorts to guide writers at every level and entry.

cindy perrine
cindy perrine

I remember the story very well. I was a huge fan of Richard Guthrie. I understand why
the relationship was terminated. I loved the storyline between David and Trish, and
thought that it was beautiful that the writers portrayed David as an honorable man who
chose to do the right thing by Trish. I remember when David and Trish were in the delivery room. After watching her go through 14 hours of labor without any pain
meds (she was afraid it would harm the baby), he looked down at her from behind, while holding her up as she was going through a contraction, and said “I am so sorry I did this to you.” I was deeply saddened when he died, at the age of 45, after taking a
fatal combination of cardiac medications. He died in his sleep October 29th 1995.He
will always have a special place in my heart.

cindy perrine
cindy perrine

I remember the storyline. I was a huge fan of Richard Guthrie. I thought it was beautiful the way they portrayed David as an honorable man who chose to do the
right thing by Trish. I remember the scene when He and Trish were in the labor room.
After watching her go through 14 hours of labor and refusing anything for pain (she
thought it might harm the baby), he looked down at her from behind and said: “I am so sorry I did this to you.” I was deeply saddened at his death from a fatal combination of
cardiac meds. He died Oct. 29th, 1995 at the age of 45. He will always have a special place in my heart.

cindy perrine
cindy perrine

I would love to see Valerie come back, and reunite with David. (Maybe Gregg Marx) David had moved to Los Angeles to be near Scotty who was Chief of Residents at a
large hospital nearby. He had seen an advertisement in the entertainment section
of the newspaper for an opening night gala featuring popular recording artist….
“Trish Clayton”. He went to the show and she invited him back to her dressing room to talk. They both realized that they still had feelings for each other. He invited her to
dinner at his townhouse and they wound up once again in bed. She did not get pregnant, however, but it was a turning point for them and they soon reunited. They were together for 6 months when she was diagnosed with cancer. It was terminal.
She died a 9 mos. later. David could not bare to stay in the townhouse without her. so he sold it and returned to Salem once again……The rest falls into place. Valerie helps him get over the pain of losing her and they slowly begin to rekindle their
relationship.

christal hopkins
christal hopkins

I remember this story as well, and I loved David and Valerie’s story. I have been hoping and praying that they would bring them and reunite them again. Valerie was David’s first love, she was the one that truly got away. And so its thirty years later and Val, as David use to cal her is back in Salem for some much needed rest. She has just lost the man who helped mend her broken heart after she broke it off with David. She has a son and a daughter that she brings back home. She takes a job at the hospital, where she runs into Julie. Julie is overjoy to see her again. After talking over old times and getting to know Valerie again, Julie puts in a call to her son and gets him back to Salem. And there it begin.

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DAYS Chandler Massey Chats On His Bittersweet Daytime Emmy Nomination

He’s won three Daytime Emmys in the Outstanding Younger Actor in a Drama Series three years in row in 2012, 2013 and 2014, and now Chandler Massey is going for gold for the second time in his career in the Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series which in a field where he is competing with two co-stars from Days of our Lives among others.

Massey has long been a stand out performer, giving nuanced and emotional portrayals in the angst-ridden life of Will Horton and the love of his life, Sonny Kiriakis (Freddie Smith).

Back in February of this year, DAYS fans learned that Chandler and Freddie had taped their last episodes, and since the NBC soap tapes more than 6 months ahead of air, that the two will still be on the air into the fall.  That has made this moment of recognition for Massey all the more poignant.

Michael Fairman TV talked with Chandler to get his reaction to the news that he is once again a Daytime Emmy nominee, and here’s what he had to say about it all.

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I thought it was great that you received another Emmy nomination.  What do you think?

CHANDLER:  Yeah.  I thought it was pretty great too, actually.   I was surprised.  I wasn’t keeping up on when they were announcing the nominations.   I was thrilled that Wally (Kurth) and Paul (Telfer) also got nominated too in the same category.  So, hopefully, DAYS, has a decent shot to take it home.

What did you end up submitting that ultimately landed you the nomination?

CHANDLER:  I went with some scenes that aired on December 16th of last year (I just looked that up), where Will basically breaks up with Sonny when Sonny comes to visit him in prison.  I liked those because they were sort of subtle.  I just found myself drawn in when I watched it, and it wasn’t big or dramatic, but it felt like two real people sharing their pain.  So, that’s why I chose it.

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I remember those.  Those were heartbreaking because he had to get Sonny to let him go.

CHANDLER:  Yes.  He said he has a new prison boyfriend, and that he’s doing really well in prison, so he doesn’t want to be tied down. (Laughs)

You’ve had Freddie Smith as your scene partner for so much of your run on DAYS.  What did he give you in those scenes that helped you, or even further enabled the performance that you gave?

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CHANDLER:  Freddie always gives everything.  He is a consummate professional, so he really commits every time.  I think it is more that we are just so comfortable with each other that we are not afraid, and that there is no hesitation between the two of us, so we just are able to do the work.  We usually know we are there to listen to, and support each other. in the scenes.

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Was your entire submission from the prison scenes or did you include something else?

CHANDLER:  It was just that.  I know I could have included something else, but I like to keep it sort of short because I feel like as a judge, I know within a few minutes.  It’s not that I get bored, but it really only takes a scene or two, and then, you’re like, “this is something special.”  You can recognize it pretty quickly.

So, you have won three Daytime Emmys. This is your first nomination in a few years, right?

CHANDLER:  Yeah, I didn’t get nominated the year before.  I had a gap year… to my family’s great shame. (Laughs)  They were not pleased with me.

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This is your second nomination in the Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Daytime Drama Series category.

CHANDLER:  Yes. I was nominated in ‘Supporting’ for the first time when I came back to DAYS, and then submitted for “Lead” the next year, didn’t get nominated, and then went back to ‘Supporting’.  I learned my place.  I went back to ‘Supporting’ for this year.  (Laughs)

It’s such a game though, right?  .

CHANDLER:  Yeah, you’ve got to be smart.  I just thought, “What the heck?”  Freddie and I were like, “Maybe there’s a shot that if we pick different categories, we can both get nominated,” but then, after that didn’t work, I said, “Screw that… going back to ‘Supporting”

Now, you’ve been through Emmy night before, and this is obviously going to be a virtual Emmy’s.  Now, if they did a six-shot of all of the nominees, what would you wear?  Would you be dressed up?  Would you be casual?  What would you see yourself doing?

CHANDLER:  That’s a good question. I think maybe… I’ll do a little of both.  I’ll go the middle ground.  I’ll be in my finest bathrobe, a silk bathrobe so it’s casual but also still sort of fancy.

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There you go.  (Laughs)  Is this nomination all the more special for you in that you are no longer working at DAYS? 

CHANDLER:  Oh, totally.  Every year is special, but you know, I’m not on the show anymore, so it’s a nice reminder that the work that I did had an effect on people, and it won’t be forgotten for at least a few more hours.

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I saw the fan outcry and show of support for you and Freddie, when viewers got wind that you were exiting the series.  It was sad and heartwarming at the same time.  The WilSon fans are so behind you guys.

CHANDLER:  Yeah, if only they knew what horrible people that we were in real life, then they wouldn’t be this way, but thankfully… (Laughs)  Yeah, it’s really nice, but it is sad.  I started in 2009, and that was over 10 years ago, and nothing lasts forever.  I had a really, really great run, and so did Freddie.  I am very satisfied and don’t feel jipped, or like, I was entitled to anything more than I got.

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Obviously, your co-nominees, Wally and Paul you worked with many times.  What can you say about them?

CHANDLER:  I think that both men deserve definitely to get second and third place.  (Laughs)  I have known Wally for a while now.  I love him.  I think his work is phenomenal.  I think he is really, really underrated.  Paul, I don’t know as well, but I think obviously his work speaks for himself.  If only he were physically attractive, I think that would really, really help his career.

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I know, it’s a shame.

CHANDLER:  Unfortunately, he is kind of schleppy, you know?  (Laughs)

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Did Freddie reach out to you after you received the nomination?  

CHANDLER:  Oh yes, he sent a text congratulating me, and we talked about it.  It was nice.  I feel like our stories are so intertwined, the scenes we submit are mostly with each other.  So, it’s really kind of a shared accolade.

So, will you be rooting for Chandler to cap off his career on DAYS with an Emmy win on June 26th during the virtual ceremony on CBS? What did you think of the nominated scenes he submitted? Share your thoughts via the comment section below.

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Exciting new storylines, weddings and some bombshell returns will liven up Salem during the summer months according to the new promo for Days of our Lives released over the weekend.

Look for the return of Claire (Olivia Rose Keegan), the debut of Gwen (Emily O’Brien), and the SORAS’d Allie Horton, plus some more familiar faces that people have missed in town.

Back in action will be Jay Kenneth Johnson as Phillip Kiriakis, Louise Sorel resuming her signature role of Vivian Alamain, Bryan Dattilo as Lucas Horton and the one and only Alison Sweeney as Sami.

Then look out for four weddings from Ben and Ciara,  Eric and Nicole, Kayla and Justin, Eli and Lani, but who will actually say their “I-do’s”?

It’s a jam-packed summer of original episodes from DAYS; the only soap still delivering new installments to its fans during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Check out the preview below.  Then let us  know, who are you most excited about seeing back on the canvas via the comment section!

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According to Soap Opera Digest, O’Brien is set to hit our screens on the upcoming June 5th episode.

As fans of Y&R know, Emily played crazy Jana, who was involved with Kevin Fisher (Greg Rikaart) from 2006-2011, and there were many twists and turns in their dark romantic storyline.

In the current issue of SOD on newsstands now, DAYS head writer, Ron Carlivati had previewed that Gwen is introduced as Jake’s (Brandon Barash) ex-girlfriend.

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Airdate: 5-19/20-2020

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