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DAYS Casting New Role Of "Shauna"! Who Would You Suggest To Play The Part?

New today via Soap Opera Digest has that NBC’s Days of our Lives is looking to add another contract player to their canvas!

This time its for the character of Shauna and the casting breakdown reads as follows:  “Seeking a gorgeous, experienced African-American actress in her early 30s to play the contract role of Shauna, who is described ‘upscale, professional confident and sexy.  Her beauty is only matched by her intelligence and heart.  She is forthcoming and authentic and captivates wherever she goes.”‘

So, now we ask you, who would you suggest to the DAYS casting director that could fill this role?  Anybody in daytime or primetime who you have loved from their previous work that could fit the bill?

And, what storyline do you think Shauna will become involved with? Or, who might she romantically become involved with in Salem?  Share your thoughts with us in the comment section below!

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mfarris70
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mfarris70

Why do these casting calls always sound like they were written by a romance novelist? Basically ever role is for a good looking actor who can memorize their lines and be on camera in their underwear.

Tony Evans
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Tony Evans

LoL yeah that’s pretty much the prerequisition for any of
these roles ~

Tony Evans
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Tony Evans

Sorry, I meant to write that is the standard prerequisite for any of these roles. Of course, the actors also have to be able to maintain that “confused” or “bewildered” look just as the show fades to a commercial….

jimh(leave it to beaver)
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jimh(leave it to beaver)

Abe and Roman too old…Lucas is somewhat involed with Sheryl…Brady maybe…Tad, J.J., and Rory too young…Sonny and Will highly unlikely…i guess she’ll be Liams estranged wife or Aidens maybe??? Renee Goldsbury would be nice even if she’s in her early 40s…she can play the part!!! any chance shell be Maxines daughter or daughter in law…maybe Cameron returns to town with a wife???

4everDAYS
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4everDAYS

Yes jimh, you may recall there was a casting call for an African American Male. I hope they’re tied to the Grant family! I’m loving the scenes with Abe and Maxin!!!

4everDAYS
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4everDAYS

Maxine, of course!

jimh(leave it to beaver)
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jimh(leave it to beaver)

I liked them too…

Angela
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Angela

Yes Jim but remember Jade/Sheryl is leaving DOOL at the end od April 2014

jimh(leave it to beaver)
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jimh(leave it to beaver)

I posted this b4 i found out she was leaving…thanks 4 reply!!!

Scotty
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Scotty

What about Richard Simmons. LOL

Scott (ATWT Fan)
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Scott (ATWT Fan)

No one. I’d rather they bring back a former cast member and character than keep creating new ones to join the cast.

4everDAYS
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4everDAYS

Would it be OK with you if the new characters are tied to the history of DAYS? I would have loved to see DAYS in the mid 1970’s! There should be justice for the Grant family. With DAYS big anniversary fast approaching, I hope that becomes a reality!

I’m sure longtime viewers that turned against the Grant family because of the interracial storyline would welcome them back.

Times have changed. Peoples views are changing. DAYS can make it happen!!!

jimh(leave it to beaver)
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jimh(leave it to beaver)

I enjoyed the Grant family…Tina Andrews who played Valerie was awesome and shouldve became a superstar in that role…Days was at its best in the 70s!!!

Scott (ATWT Fan)
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Scott (ATWT Fan)

Ehh. I still would rather a former cast member and character return than someone new already. There are enough families on the show; they barely show Abe anymore, so what makes you think they’ll show this woman, too?

jimh(leave it to beaver)
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jimh(leave it to beaver)

I wish that too…but they do need an occasional newbie and a new family to refreshen the show…hope when Eve returns(i still wish it was Charlotte Ross but…) she turns out to be mother of Ben and Jordan…newbies should have some ties to the shows past!!!

Scott (ATWT Fan)
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Scott (ATWT Fan)

I think Eve is a bit too young to be the mother of Ben and Jordan, especially with Kassie in the role.

dee
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dee

Brook Kerr (ex Whitney) she was good on Passions.

jimh(leave it to beaver)
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jimh(leave it to beaver)

She would be nice…i miss that show!!!

Michael
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Michael

excellent idea I love her. or Kent King or even Tika Sumpter

Omar
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Omar

Awesome to see DAYS adding more diversity to the canvas if the casting call is correct..How about Daphne Duplaix..She played Rachel @ OLTL for about a year or so..She has the upscale sexy lady look and she is a very good actress!

Michael
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Michael

she also played valerie on passions, she would be good too

Mary SF
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Mary SF

I am hoping there are planning on expanding the role of nurse Maxine and this will be her daughter or niece. The show does need to beef up their Africa American presence on screen. They had a character similar to the one they are casting for in Lexie— so it is refreshing they are trying to bring back those qualities in another character– unless this is a red herring and they are planning on bringing Lexie back from the dead. Stefano has done it so many times I am sure the writers could figure out a way to explain it.… Read more »

Sharonda
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Sharonda

IA. But I hope it’s Lexie and they should just hire back Renee Jones in the role because she is gravely missed!

4everDAYS
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4everDAYS

I miss Renee/Lexie too, but I think it’s time that the soaps stop having back from the dead plots. I do think it was a mistake to kill Lexie off. The big news is DAYS could have been reading our posts and are now responding to our requests for more African Americans!

Tom Polar
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Tom Polar

SAL STOWERS did some impressive work on the re-boot of ALL MY CHILDREN
as the distressed daughter of Dr. Angela Hubbard and Jesse Hubbard. I am sure she is only in her twenties but I think she could grow with the role.

Patrick
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Patrick

I wonder.. if this is the lady love interest… for, “Micah” ???

Marc R. Jimenez
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Marc R. Jimenez

BROOKE KERR FROM PASSIONS SHE IS A BEAUTIFUK TALENTED ACTRESS THAT WOULD FIT RIGHT IN AS MAXINE DAUGHTER LET THIS NEW FAMILY BE TIED TO THE VALERIE GRANT FAMILY ALSO THAT NEW MALE ACTOR MICAH COMING ABOUT WILL BE GREAT A NEW FAMILY YES ABOUT TIME DAYS STEP IT UP .ALSO PLEASE BRING BACK SHAWN D & BELLE SINCE SAMI LEAVING MARLENA & HOPE NEED THERE KIDS AROUND COMING DAYS GO BACK TO YOUR OLD ROOTS ON FAMILY WHAT HAPPEN WITH THAT BRING ON DIMERA S & HORTONS THERES STILL SO MUCH YOU WRITERS CAN DO WITH THIS SHOW …… Read more »

Angela
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Angela

Nothing personal but Brooke was a terrible actress on Passions.
And I completely agree 100% it is time to bring Shawn,Belle And Claire back to Days.
NO please don’t bring back Kristen that storyline went on so long it is nice to have a break from her for awhile,

Phil
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Phil

I am hoping they are Maxine’s family. Maxine needs to be put on contract. How about Meagan Good? Nia Long is too old sadly!

Angela
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Angela

As far as Megan Good. Seriously they are looking for classy not trashy.

dmr
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dmr

Sounds like a recast of Lexie.

dmr
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dmr

Not that I think it’s “Lexie,” but the description sounds like Lexie to me.

Scott (ATWT Fan)
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Scott (ATWT Fan)

I doubt they’d re-cast and resurrect Lexie, but it’s clearly someone who might be a match for Abe, who has had zero airtime.

Angela
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Angela

Have you watched Days lately? Abe is definitely hooking up with Maxine.
I miss Renee but seriously I think fans are done with the whole resurrecting people from the dead.

Jake NJ
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Jake NJ

Would be great if it was Lexie…miss Renee

andrew hass
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andrew hass

On soaps and TV shows actors can play characters who are older or younger they are.So even though DOOL is looking for actresses in their younger 30s they might take someone who is younger or older too if it’s the right actress.As for who could be casted in the role i could see Brook Kerr,Sal Stowers,Annie Llonzel(ex-Maya.GH) or Daphne Duplaix.

Angela
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Angela

No Annie Ilonzel is 30 but she looks to old for the role there asking for.
But I do like your other suggestions, especially Saleisha Stowers.
That girl has got some talent going on. 🙂

Jimmy
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Jimmy

I know it won’t be but the casting call sounds very much like Lexie. Renee Jones is a gifted actress and Lexie was always one of my favourites. I was very sad when she died.

I think Renee Goldsberry or Tika Sumpter would be good; I liked them on OLTL.

cj
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cj

I don’t think it’s Lexie.They are looking for late 20 early 30s.Lexie is late 40s.Renee Jones herself is 55.

Lori
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Lori

Daphne DuPlaix. She’s a very gifted actress and she’s beautiful. She would be a terrific addition to DAYS .

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DAYS Billy Flynn and Wife Gina Comparetto Expecting Their First Child

Congratulations are in order to Days of our Lives’ Billy Flynn (Chad DiMera) and his wife, actress, Gina Comparetto, on the news that the couple are expecting their first child!

The duo wed back in 2016, and now in a series of beautiful Instagram posts on Comparetto’s account, Billy and Gina shared the news publicly of their baby on the way with some photos to mark the occasion.

Gina expressed: “First comes love, then comes marriage, then comes 👶🏼…. Thank you to my dear, talented friend @jessieco_photo for taking these beautiful photos of us. We will cherish them forever and we love you! ❤️. Thank you @makeupmaryann for the gorgeous, 60s-inspired hair & makeup that you did! You’re truly the best! ❤️

Then, in a another set of photos it simply says: “Mom & Dad 💘” while Billy and Gina look over the book “What to Expect, When You’re Expecting.”

In the newest post, their are more adorable pics this time stating: “Party of 3 ❤️”

You can check all of them out below.

Share your well-wishes for Billy, Gina and the incoming newest addition to their family via the comment section.

 

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‘Days of our Lives’ to Honor James Reynolds’ 40th Anniversary as Abe Carver with Special Episode

As DAYS viewers witnessed on Friday’s episode, Abe has been shot in the park, after Carmine pulls out a gun, and Jake (Brandon Barash) tries to apprehend him.  Jake rushes to Abe’s side and calls an ambulance and he is rushed to University Hospital.  Once there, Abe eventually flatlines, while Lani (Sal Stowers), Paulina (Jackee Harry) and Eli (Lamon Archey) are besides themselves with worry.

This sets the stage for Monday’s episode where Abe will go into the light, as Kayla (Mary Beth Evans) works to save his light and while he hovers between life and death, DAYS fans are treated to the special 40th anniversary episode of James Reynolds as Salem’s Abe Carver.   The Daytime Emmy-winning actor, (he won Lead Actor in 2018) began his Salem journey when he first aired back on October 29th, 1981.

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While Abe revisits the past, he will meet up with his late wife and love of his life, Lexie, only according to Soap Opera Digest, Renee Jones was not available to be a part of the milestone episode. So, in a pivot another actress was brought in.

Reynolds told SOD on the Lexie appearance, “The young actress they brought in to be part of this was just wonderful“n giving the essence of (their) relationship and communicated beautifully, just beautifully, in her face and her eyes, as Renee did quite so often.”  He added, “I was kind of transported, actually.”

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In addition, James continues to be the the longest-running black actor in the same role in television history.

Check out the latest NBC promo featuring Abe’s life hanging in the balance below.

Now let us know, are you glad that DAYS is honoring James with this special 40th anniversary episode? What has been your favorite James Reynolds performance as Abe through the years? Share your thoughts in the comment section.

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DAYS Head Scribe, Ron Carlivati, Shares On Marlena’s Possession 2.0: “We Decided John Needs To Get On To This Sooner Than He Did In The Original, Because That’s What The Audience Would Expect”

As viewers of NBC’s Days of our Lives are watching the revisiting of the classic possession storyline revisited with its 2021 version 2.0, the stage is being set for plenty of devilish drama, now that good doc, Marlena Evans (Deidre Hall) is once again in the grips of evil.

We have already seen her with yellow eyes, conjuring up some demonic plans, and of course, the devil trying to pull the wool over the eyes of Marlena’s husband, John Black (Drake Hogestyn).

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Back in the 1994/95 version of this storyline, Father John emerged and exorcised the demon from Marlena, so he knows a thing or two about being possessed, and the horrors it caused to Marlena, and the town of Salem 25 years ago, and as we have seen John is very, very concerned about all this talk of Marlena being possessed by the devil from the script that Johnny (Carson Boatman)  is set to make into a film on Sami’s life story.

Current Days of our Lives head writer, Ron Carlivati, spoke with Soap Opera Digest in their latest issue on newsstands now, about his plans and the creation of the 2021 possession storyline. Ron revealed that John is not going to be in the dark for long, sharing: “John has been through this, so the devil isn’t going to be able to pull the wool over his eyes the way he did the first time.”

Carlivati also added: “Even though all soap opera stories, I would argue, depend on some characters being a little bit dumb, in this case, we decided John needs to get on to this sooner than he did in the original because that’s what they audience would expect.  Look for the story to move along at a pretty good clip. We are not rushing, anything by any means – we are having so much fun with the story, but it was important to us that John not look stupid here so he starts to suspect something is wrong with her pretty soon.”

So, are you glad that John will not be completely dumped? Will Father John return to save the day? Are you enjoying the story thus far? Share your thoughts in the comment section below!

Then, check out our recent interview with Ron all about the creation of DAYS limited-series, Days of our Lives: Beyond Salem still streaming on Peacock.

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