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DAYS Casting Two New Roles! Who Would You Suggest To Play Them?

NBC’s Days of our Lives is casting two new roles:  one is a contract role, and one is recurring, with the possibility to go to series regular!

The first is for the part of “Maya”, who is described as a 25-30 year old, gorgeous, African-American female. She is a confident, dedicated professional with a sensitive side. The character would be scheduled for first tape dates in late November/early December, which means she would likely be seen in mid year of 2015!  The role is contract.

The second role is that of “Mateo” who said to be a handsome, and part or fully Hispanic male in the age range of 25-35 years old.   The character is supposed to be charming and honest, which makes the women  melt at his feet. He’s got courage, which creates a an exciting aura.  “Mateo” is the role that starts recurring, but could go to a contract role.

OK, soap fans, put on your casting director hats!  Who would you suggest to play the roles of Maya and Mateo? Who would you like to see on the NBC soap opera from daytime or primetime television that might be the perfect fit? Weigh-in below!

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jimh(leave it to beaver)
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Instead of GH getting Y&R actors, its Days turn…the actress who plays Hilliary is gorgeous so she would be perfect in the role of ‘Maya’…an old flame of Bens perhaps?…could Mateo be really Dario, Rafes bro?…charming and honest doesnt fit him but maybe he’s a changed(different actor…lol) man?

CeeCee
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CeeCee

Your suggestions are perfect, jimh…much better than mine. Y&R’s Hillary’s talents are wasted there,. This actress has so much potential which is not being explored on Y&R.
Also, Mateo, as Rafe’s brother makes a lot of sense….unless he’s another one of Stefano’s long, lost, prodigal sons. Stefano and Sonny (GH) must compare notes.lol

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

I wonder if this new female character will be related to Maxine…or like the poster below suggested, a niece for Abe…either way works for me!!!

Ray
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Ray

DOOL needs some new blood. I feel like the clock is ticking, knowing that EJ, Sami and Kristen will soon be off the canvas. Currently, there are no characters the have any rooting value, with the exception of Hope and Aidan. There are so many stories that are NOT working. Unfortunately, the show tapes so far in advance, it is frightening to think that the ratings could tank before something happens. The writers need to make the villainess characters have more depth. The character of Eve is a disaster. Theresa is still making me cringe. The amount of time spent… Read more »

Reagan
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Reagan

I’m hoping that “Maya” is related to Abe… he does have a brother & sister out there so maybe this is a niece. No idea who I would suggests to play her. Maybe the girl that played Cassandra on the AMC reboot. I’m wondering if Mateo is going to be Rafe’s brother Dario– Rafe needs family on canvas. I liked the guy who played Dario fine enough. Most of the actors & actresses I really want to see back on daytime are not in that age range.

Reagan
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Reagan

The guy that played Connie’s son on GH has been recurring on Graceland, so not sure that Days is his speed anymore, but he would make a good Mateo.

CeeCee
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CeeCee

Good deduction, Reagan, albeit what I said above may also apply…lol.

Greta
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Greta

Interesting. Could Mateo be another Hernandez (or a possible Dario recast?). I wouldn’t mind it. As far as I’m concerned, Rafe is the best thing Days has going for it right now, and I wouldn’t mind another Hernandez family member in town.

phil
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phil

I wonder if this is a Dario recast? Not sure who could play either role, but wish it were some Bradies or Hortons coming on instead. I wouldn’t mind an extension of the Hernandez family if they would recast Gabi and bring on the mom by casting Saundra Santiago (ex-Carmen, GL, ex-Carlotta, OLTL).

Reagan
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Reagan

Yeah for the Hortons & Brady’s to have been such staples in the show’s history, the presence of both families — especially the Brady family– is almost non existent. The ethnic casting is much needed for Days. I do wish though that Melissa Archer had been cast as a Brady or Horton instead of another new character.

Ghlover
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Ghlover

How about Maya from B&B!?

CeeCee
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CeeCee

Off-hand, I would say, Ella Thomas or Tiffany Hines as Maya.
I would love to see Enrique Iglesias as Mateo, but, he is not Hispanic. Iglesias is a Spaniard; European/Caucasian .

BB
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Galen Gering is not Hispanic neither are the other actors who played Hernandez family members.

CeeCee
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CeeCee

That’s true, but they specifically ask for an Hispanic actor…perhaps tptb want a sexy, mysterious hispanic accent?

aria
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aria

inglesias mom is filipino, so he’s hardly caucasain/wasp!

CeeCee
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CeeCee

I did not know that. My bad.mi thought he was 100% Spaniard.mthanks, Aria.

Jimmy
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Jimmy

More new characters? It seems like DAYS has been on a casting spree lately. And the role of Maya sounds suspiciously similar to the character Maya Avant, on The Bold and the Beautiful, who is also African-American and around the same age. Coincidence? Probably. I just hope these aren’t needless characters because DAYS’ cast is already pretty large, and unless they’re bring characters from the past back, or with already established ties to characters in Salem right now, I don’t see the point for them. Hopefully they’ll find some good actors for these roles, though, like Melissa Archer (Serena).

harry
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harry

I can’t help you here. I was hoping to read that the casting call called for a woman between the age of fifty and sixty-five with a lilting East Coast accent–a woman who manages to be both intimidating and rather adorable when angry, well educated, and well suited to serve as the reigning matriarch of a wealthy family.
I will give you three guesses as to whom I would suggest and the first two don’t count.

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

Erika Slezak…duh!…and we have a WINNER!…lol Please Days…she’d be the perfect Laura since Susan Flannery…there is even a good resembalance!

Cat
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Cat

For the role of Maya I’d like to see the young woman who played Destiny on the Prospect Park rendition of One Life to Live, Laura Harrier. She seemed to have a lot of potential.

Jim Nelson
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Jim Nelson

I’d like to suggest the very pretty gal who played Angie and Jessie’s daughter Cassandra on the Prospect Park version of ALL MY CHILDREN, she also had quite a bit of acting potential.
I am glad that DAYS is trying to add some Ethnic diversity to their cast, I think it’s important to include everybody.

Tim
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Tim

Laura Harrier for Maya.

Mo
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Mo

How about Karla Mosley for Maya? 😉

mike
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mike

Eric Veldez

Scott (ATWT Fan)
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Scott (ATWT Fan)

Instead of new characters, how about bringing back some older ones with ties to the canvas? Resurrect Madison (Sarah Joy Brown) and bring back Taylor (Natalia Livingston) to the series. And then recast Sarah Horton, and bring on some familiarity and family ties to the canvas. I’d love to see Lindsey Hartley reprise Arianna, too. Though, she’d want to go to GH.

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

Melissa Archer shouldv’e played Sarah…not that new character Serena…unless she will be Sarah with a split personality named Serena…doubt Days would suprise us but im still hoping!!!

BB
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BB

Daphne Duplaix

fp
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Ignacio Serachio (not sure of the spelling) , formerly of Y&R and GH, would be good. So would Jordi Vilasuso from GL and AMC. I also agree that Erik Valdez might be an interesting choice. Or DOOL could go with a talented newbie to soaps.

Timmy Garfield
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Timmy Garfield

Actress SAL STOWERS who played Angie and Jesse’s kidnapped daughter on the Prospect Park version of ALL MY CHILDREN would be a perfect addition to the cast of DAYS OF OUR LIVES. She really did an impressive job in the role of Cassandra.

Michael
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Michael

Brook Kerr (ex- Whitney, Passions) and Jordi Vilasuso (Ex- Griffin, AMC)

CeeCee
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CeeCee

Oh, yeah! Brooke would be perfect.

Steeeeeven
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Steeeeeven

I’m excited to see more African Americans being cast on DAYS. I’d love it if Maya was related to Abe or Maxine. There was also a casting out a while ago for Shauna who was also an African American. Maybe they could also bring Celeste back with Tanya Boyd reprising the role. Celeste was always strange but very fun to watch on screen. If we’re lucky the writers might not mess this up

tyler
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tyler

Love all the female choices. Samantha Logan is also a good choice.

Nik
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Nik

If you’re talking about the Samantha Logan I think you’re talking, who appeared on GH, then she is way too young for this role.

For the role, I would suggest Shannon Kane (former Natalia-AMC) if she is interested.

tyler
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tyler

Yeah you’re right, 17 years old can’t pull of playing 25-30, but 25-30 year olds can pull of playing 15-17. Shannon Kane is an excellent choice.

Nik
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Nik

I’m honestly not optimistic AT ALL when it comes to Days casting African Americans. Remember Cameron?! They did absolutely nothing with him. And as long as I’ve been watching this show, I think they’ve put out a casting call for a new African American actress almost every year and I have yet to see one role actually be cast. Meanwhile, they currently have Alex Shipp who plays Mary Beth, the girl is really good in my opinion, but instead of putting her on contract, and making her the foil for JJ and Paige, and making her a relative of Maxine’s… Read more »

Reagan
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Reagan

I agree– Mary Beth should have been tied to Maxine. I actually liked Dario w/ Melanie a lot more than the forced relationship of Daniel & Jennifer… not that those two are a good comparison.

rain
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rain

You’re so right about the yearly contract casting call for “AA Female” fitting that description, but one never shows up. I wonder what all the fake out is about? Once Sami & EJ leave, so will I.

Jeffrey Jonas Moree
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Jeffrey Jonas Moree

I think Maya could be played I don’t know her name but the one playing Nurse Hatheway on The Young and the restless.

madluv4u
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madluv4u

I would love to see Jessica Leccia back on any soap again. Solid actress.

madluv4u
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madluv4u

One more thing DOOL doesn’t know how to write for black characters b/c they see color instead of the character. Its been their problem every single time. The world is filled with bi-racial couples but the writers at Days are just stymied by the thought od blacks and whites being romantically involved or that black people can have personalities and livesthat are equally as interesting as caucasian or hispanic counterparts. IMO.

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DAYS Jackée Harry Joins Freeform Comedy Pilot ‘Everything’s Trash’ in Recurring Role

Jackée Harry is one busy actress in Hollywood!  On the heels of learning that Harry has signed on more full-time on Days of our Lives in her role as Paulina, comes this bit of casting news.

Harry will join the cast of the Freeform comedy pilot, Everything’s Trash along with another notable actor, George Wallace.  Both will have recurring roles in the show should it go to series.

In story, Everything’s Trash follows Phoebe (Phoebe Robinson), a 30-something podcast star navigating her messy life. When her younger brother Jayden emerges as a leading politician, she’s forced to grow up, so she relies on her friends and close-knit family to help her figure out adulthood, since she doesn’t seem to have a clue. The series is inspired by Robinson’s book, “Everything’s Trash But It’s Okay.”

According to Variety, “Harry will star as Zora, Phoebe and Jayden’s mother. She and her husband are mid-Western transplants, but they have made a home in NY . They love and support their children equally, but truth be known, Zora acts (and dresses) younger than she is and straddles the line between “I’m my daughter’s mother” and “I’m my daughter’s best friend.”  Meanwhile, Wallace will play the role of Abraham, Phoebe and Jayden’s father and husband to Zora.

So, looking forward to hopefully seeing Jackée on a half-comedy sitcom at night, and doing her role on Days of our Lives? Comment below.

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Days of our Lives Receives 2-Year Renewal from NBC

For the first time since 2014, Days of our Lives has received not just a one-year, but a two-year renewal, from NBC ending the suspense of another renewal negotiations between the series, the network, and Sony.

According to Deadline that broke the good news this will take the long-running and beloved daytime drama series through its 57th and 58th seasons on the air.  In anticipation of the pick-up, the producers had been making if-come deals with key cast members, including signing a new contract with Days favorite Robert Scott Wilson (Ben Weston) and bringing in Jackée Harry  Paulina) who was recurring at first to be more full-time on the show.

In statements on the DAYS pick-up, Michael Sluchan, EVP, Scripted Series & Kids Programming, NBCUniversal Television and Streaming shared: “We couldn’t be happier to bring our loyal fans two more seasons of Days of our Lives and continue what has been an absolutely remarkable achievement in television. A big thank you to Ken Corday and the cast and crew for their incredible passion for storytelling that continues to reach new generations of viewers.”

DAYS EP, Ken Corday shared: “After more than 55 years of bringing drama, adventure and romance to screens around the world, we are thrilled and honored to carry on the Days of our Lives legacy for another two years. We are thankful to NBC for their enduring commitment to the show and grateful to continue this wonderful journey with our fans for years to come.”

Sony EVP, Programming Steve Kent added: “We are incredibly proud of the work being done by Ken Corday, the cast and crew. They continue to tell bold stories through these iconic characters captivating audiences around the world.  We are thrilled to continue the legacy of Days of our Lives and for viewers to enjoy two more seasons.”

So, thrilled to hear about the two-year pick-up for DAYS? Share your congrats to the show via the comment section below.

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Victoria Konefal Will Be Back On Days of our Lives

This week Days of our Lives viewers saw the exit of both Theo (Cameron Johnson) and Ciara (Victoria Konefal), much to the chagrin of Cin fans everywhere! But hold on! Days head writer, Ron Carlivati revealed that Victoria Konefal will be back on-screen this summer on the NBC soap opera.

In an interview with Soap Opera Digest, Carlivati revealed: “From the moment we were coming to that point and we knew Ciara was going to exit town with Theo, we were immediately pursuing the next chapter with Victoria: When would she be available or willing to come back, and when could we tell the next chapter because I knew that would feel unfinished and be unsatisfying to a lot of people. So that’s why I’m happy to announce here that Ciara is coming back and we are going to tell that next chapter of the story and hopefully, this time, the audience will get the payoff that they’re looking for and hoping for.”

And as to just how long will Konefal who chose to go on recurring status with the show be back for her summer run, Carlivati shared: “At this point, and I can’t speak for Victoria and I can’t speak for the show, and this is not an official announcement in any capacity, but I will say at this point, there is not an end date. We are working with Victoria to keep the story going and keep Ben (Rob Scott Wilson) and Ciara’s love story alive.”

Cin fans should note that Carlivati added, “I would encourage the audience to remember that they (Cin) have an important anniversary coming up this summer that may figure into their story, so she will be back sooner than you know.”

So, happy to know there will be more of Ben and Ciara? Where you upset to see Ciara exit the canvas with Theo? Share your thoughts via the comment section below.

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