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DAYS Casting New Actor For Contract Role! Who Would You Suggest For The Part?

The casting shifts continue over at Days of our Lives!  Now according to Soap Opera Digest, the struggling soap  is casting the role of “Drew”.  Just what is a “Drew”? Well according to the character breakdown, he is described as a 30-to-35-year-old well-built, Caucasian male.

Drew is said to be the ideal man in every way.  From his incredible good looks, to his sincerity, integrity and strength. He is the total package. He is smart and caring and has a way about him that puts anyone at ease. But behind his perfect facade may lie a pain that drives him to do anything to forget his past. The show is seeking “strong, experienced actors” for this contract role.

This is just the first of an influx of new faces new head scribes, we are hearing thatGary Tomlin and Christopher Whitesell want to add to the Salem scene.

Ok soapers, what actor do you think would fit the bill for this part and should get an audition for DAYS?  Let us know!

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PGP

I hope he is tied to one of the main families…..maybe he is really Eric Brady???? As for who should get an audition, how abot Daniel Cosgrove?

Marcia White
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Marcia White

Sounds to me like they’re looking for Cameron Mathison – alias Ryan of All My Children!

David Connor
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David Connor

An influx of new characters is exactly what Days needs. That always works out well. There’s one Carly from General Hospital they haven’t hired yet, I think. Is there a special “sarcasm” font on this thing? I REALLY want Days to succeed, but I CANNOT, as melodramatic as it sounds, put myself, after forty years of viewership ups and owns and stress and anger from my armchair, through another downward spiral where people I have no connection to sit in two-person scenes in one room for sixty minutes talking about the same stuff every day!

Mindy Barnowski
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Mindy Barnowski

How about John Paul Lavoisier from OLTL (Rex)? He’s very versatile as an actor, has alot of appeal, the man is gorgeous. I’d love to see him on TV again!

Iakovos
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Iakovos

Mindy! You read my mind. JPL would be perfect.

barbara t
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barbara t

Good choice.

RLeternal
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RLeternal

Van Hansis or Eric Sheffer Stevens or Jake Silbermann

TMJ
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TMJ

LOL. I know where your allegiance lies. Same place as mine. My first choice was Van Hansis.

Cath
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Cath

How about actually keeping the vets brought back for the reboot and actually write good stories for them? I want Matthew Ashford, Christie Clark and Patrick Muldoon back.

Blake
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Blake

That’s what I’m talking about Cath! Why more newbies that the audience won’t care about? We have enough of that with Chad, Gabi, and Melanie! Yet getting rid of favorites like Carrie, Austin and Jack? Even keeping Madison makes more sense. Sigh.

They’ll wait til the end and close to cancellation to cut the newbies and bring back these favorites just like the soaps that have been cancelled did. I came back to Days cause they brought back the old favorites. They’ll never learn.

Mark F.
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Mark F.

Me too!!!

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giftofamber

Josh Kelley…I think. The guy who played Cutter on OLTL. He’s good at playing multi-layered characters.

MBmomof3
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MBmomof3

Josh Kelly was the first one who came to my mind, but he might be too young for this role. Sorry, but please, NO Cameron Matheson or Daniel Cosgrove. They would be fine if they didn’t have to act and just stood in the background looking good.

Emily
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Emily

I’m hoping “Drew” is as in Andrew Donovan (son of Shane and Kim). Maybe Kyle Lowder can come back to Days in the new role. Judi Evans and others have played new roles. Someone from OLTL or AMC would be smart like John Paul Lavoisier, Mark Lawson, Forbes March, Jeff Branson… the list could go on for weeks.

OLTLfan
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OLTLfan

Trevor St. John sounds just right.

Avelina
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Avelina

This is good news maybe it is Eric Brady. However, the influx of new faces may see more of our VETS being shown the door which I dont like. Matt Ashford and Christie Clark have already been shown the door and I dont want Deidre and Drake to be next.

mike
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mike

Daniel Cosgrove while a good actor, is the kiss of death for every soap he’s in ,GL, ATWT, and AMC. Jason Gerhardt would be perfect casting.

Sue
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Sue

Influx of new faces…..the new headwriters want to add to the Salem scene? Oy. If they are going to fire all of the vets – again, to make room for new faces – again, It just makes the people in charge of the show look like two faced liers!
Not that I’m surprised. Days brought back Carrie and Austin before and fired them after 6 months or so. It’s deja vu all over again.

Scott
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Scott

This is clearly a recast of Eric Brady, I know it is. And I’m pissed. They fired SJB (Madison) just to make way for “Drew”. If they had to cast him, I’d say: Daniel Cosgrove (Scott, AMC; Bill, GL et. all) or Jon Prescott (Mike, ATWT; Brad, River Ridge).

And if they don’t hire Jon, I’d love to see him as Lucky on “General Hospital”.

Avelina
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Avelina

I agree. Its clearly a recast and I would only like it if Jensen Ackles came back but he is much much more successful and doesnt need this.

Daisy
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Daisy

The actor who played Brody on OLTL! Actually the character description could be Brody! LOL

Mo
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Mo

I would suggest no one. Does not make sense to me to fire perfectly good actors/characters only to hire newbies. This new Cameron character so needs to go. And I do not like nuCeleste. I get that Tanya wasn’t available, but maybe they couldn’t have worked around that. It just seems that Days is going to hell in a handbasket right now. I’m really disappointed with the story and ramifications. It’s like those writers didn’t have any respect for the show’s past or history. I hope new team can ‘write’ the ship, but with new casting calls, it doesn’t seem… Read more »

Jessica Fales
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Jessica Fales

2 words,”MARK COLLIER”!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

NeeNee
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NeeNee

With Charles Shaughnessy slated to return as Shane Donovan, it only makes sense that “Drew” is baby Andrew, SORASed! Hope he’s not being brought in to muck up Melanie & Chad’s relationship. Or to be paired with Abby or Gabi; while these ladies are gorgeous, there’s really not a permanent place on the Days canvas for them. I would like to see the character of Eric Brady return, too. Can you imagine the rich history he would bring to the screen? In the past, Sami’s twin was a professional, crack photography who worked at Countess Wilhelmina. And since CW has… Read more »

Eric Stephen
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Eric Stephen

I would suggest Christian Wennberg, he´s done tons of Soap and shows in Europe. Now based in Los Angeles… Look him up:)

Andrea Spengler
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Andrea Spengler

Mark Lawson (Brody from OLTL) would be great as Drew! But this character sounds more like Brody’s friend, Wes, who was played by Justin Paul Kahn. This is a perfect role for him. Don’t know if they cast it yet, but I saw his audition and it was amazing!
And the Baby Andrew theory is a good one, because the script mentions Shane.

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DAYS Billy Flynn Delivers The ‘Power Performance of the Week’

Let’s just start this by saying if you missed last Thursday’s episode of Days of our Lives on Peacock, you missed beautifully touching and effective performances by both Billy Flynn (Chad DiMera) and Marci Miller (ex-Abigail).

Leading up to it, Chad had a gut-wrenching week.  He figured out that Clyde (James Read) was the culprit that murdered his wife and later confronted him.  That led to key scenes where Chad confronts Clyde at Abigail’s gravesite and wants to hear all the gory details of how Clyde stabbed his wife, and then learned how the criminal covered his tracks, went after Sonny (Zach Tinker) and stabbed him, and framed Leo (Greg Rikaart) for the crimes.

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Throughout the reveal, Billy Flynn played all of Chad’s pain and horror, while holding a gun at Clyde baiting him on – problem was Clyde is so despicable he had no problem telling Chad the grisly truth.  During a struggle for the gun with Chad, it is EJ (Dan Feuerriegel) who saves the day and shoots Clyde.  The two brothers bond over their shared disdain for Clyde.

Later at the Salem PD, EJ apologizes to Chad for bringing Clyde into their lives and for what happened to Abigail.  Chad takes it in but does not explode, rather appreciates his brother for saving his life.

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However, the emotional rollercoaster that Chad went through, and the audience, in the expert hands of Flynn, was nothing compared to the heartbreaking scenes where Abigail visits Chad at her gravesite, now that he solved the murder mystery.

Abigail is proud that Chad found her killer and tells him that she wants him to love again and that it’s OK to move on.  She knows he will always love her, and she will always love him.  Then, when Abigail asks Chad to tell her what traits their children, Thomas and Charlotte, possess that remind him of Abigail, it was very tender and not overplayed.  When it was time for their final goodbyes, both Flynn and Miller reminded us all why #Chabby was one of the best duos in DAYS history.

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In the end, it was Billy Flynn who carried the ball all the way to the end zone and scored a touchdown in the conclusion of Chad and Abigail’s love story.  It is always a nice to see when DAYS decides to write for and feature material which plays to Flynn’s strengths, and this did.

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So, for all the reasons stated above, Michael Fairman TV names Billy Flynn’s work as the Power Performance of the Week.

What did you think of the Chad and Abigail goodbye scenes at her gravesite? What did you think of Billy’s performance and the reveal that Clyde Weston was Abigail’s murderer? Share your thoughts in the comment section below.  But first, check out our latest conversation with Billy, and his DAYS co-stars Greg Rikaart and Mary Beth Evans now on the Michael Fairman Channel below, where Billy discusses taping the pivotal scenes and more.

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DAYS Billy Flynn, Greg Rikaart & Mary Beth Evans Talk On: Abigail’s Murderer Revealed, Orpheus’ Poisonous Plot & the Move to Peacock

September had been a pivotal month for Days of our Lives.  After nearly 57-years on broadcast television, the long-running soap opera shifted from NBC to exclusively streaming on Peacock.  While fans have been adjusting and wrapping their heads around the change, the stories of the characters you love to love, or love to hate, are continuing to play out in Salem.

This week, after months of a whodunit and who is to blame for the death of Chad’s wife, Abigail DiMera, DAYS fans finally learned that the actual killer was none other than Clyde Weston (James Read).  Meanwhile, Kayla has taken ill along with Marlena (Deidre Hall) and Kate (Lauren Koslow), all a part of Orpheus’ (George DelHoyo) longstanding feud with the women and the men in their lives.

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Now on You Tube’s Michael Fairman Channel, DAYS stars: Billy Flynn (Chad), Greg Rikaart (Leo) and Mary Beth Evans (Kayla) discuss their latest storylines, plus their thoughts on the soaps move on Peacock and its future.

As viewers witnessed on recent episodes, Chad figured out that it was Clyde who murdered Abigail, and went after him with a gun. Chad decided he wanted to hear the entire sordid story of how Clyde killed her.  This led to the showdown scenes at Abigail’s gravesite which included a visit by EJ (Dan Feuerriegel), who saved his brother from Clyde. During this interview, Billy weighs-in on taping the climatic scenes, what it was like to blame multiple characters for months for Abigail’s death, plus what the future holds in store for Chad as he moves on with his life post-Chabby.

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Greg Rikaart shares his thoughts on if he ever thought Leo would turn out to be Abigail’s murderer since Leo had a revenge plot against those who wronged him. Rikaart also weighs-in on the story where Leo had a relationship with Craig Wesley, his enduring on-screen relationship with Emily O’Brien (Gwen, ex-Jana, Y&R) , plus working with Billy in the limited-series Days of our Lives: Beyond Salem, where Chad goes in drag as “Belinda Chinashop” and more.

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Mary Beth talks on Kayla’s latest plight; that  being kidnapped by Orpheus along with Marlena and Kate, the good doctor has become very sick while trying to maintain order at University Hospital.  Evans also shares her thoughts on the arrival of Abigail Klein as her on-screen daughter Stephanie, the departure of Marci Miller as Abigail, and more.

Check out our full interview with Billy, Greg and Mary Beth below, and make sure to ‘subscribe’ to the Michael Fairman Channel for more celebrity interviews, music videos, game shows and special event coverage.

Now let us know, what did you think of Clyde being revealed as Abigail’s true killer? What did you think of the confrontation scenes between Billy Flynn and James Read? What has been your favorite Leo moment since Greg came to DAYS?  Will Kayla figure out what Orpheus has done to her and others? Finally, are you enjoying DAYS on Peacock after its first few weeks of the series exclusively streaming? Share your thoughts in the comment section,

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Roark Critchlow on His Return to DAYS and Working With Cady McClain

It’s been 12 years since Roark Critchlow appeared on Days of our Lives as Dr. Mike Horton, the brother of Jennifer Horton Deveraux (Cady McClain). However, fans have been excited to see him back on their screens when the series teased his appearance in the extended fall preview.

Now with Jennifer spiraling downward (now that her pill-popping addiction is back), it seems like a good time for Dr. Mike to return to Salem to help his sis. (And if the promo for this week’s DAYS is any indication, it certainly looks like Jennifer is going to be involved in a car crash and need medical assistance or at least some brotherly love.)

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Roark initially appeared as Mike back in 1994 and left the soap back in 1999. He returned in 2010 for a few episodes honoring the late Frances Reid (Alice Horton) who was Mike’s grandmother.

In an interview about his return with Soap Opera Digest on newsstands now, Roark talks about working with McClain as Jennifer, when he previously worked with Missy Reeves in the part.

Critchlow expressed on sharing scenes with McClain: “Her character is going through a lot. She and I dropped in really easily, I felt. It was a very nice, natural care for each other. It wasn’t difficult, that’s for sure. Obviously, Missy is a super-duper person. But you don’t compare people. Cady and I chatted. We got on good. In terms of story, I thought we pulled it off nicely as being people who’ve known each other their whole lives.”

Look for Roark to make his DAYS re-emergence on the upcoming October 3rd episode of the Peacock streaming series.

So, looking forward to seeing Roark and Cady sharing scenes together? Share your thoughts in the comment section, but first check out this week’s promo for DAYS below.

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