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DAYS Judi Evans Talks Meddling Mom Trying To Break-Up Popular Duo of WilSon!

Photo Credit: Kathy Hutchins

Photo Credit: Kathy Hutchins

Who would have thought that Days of our Lives would turn once compassionate Adrienne Johnson Kiriakis into this meddling mother who wants to end her son, Sonny’s (Freddie Smith) happy relationship with his boyfriend, Will (Chandler Massey)?

Well, the NBC soap has given Daytime Emmy winner, Judi Evans (Adrienne) finally some meaty material for her to sink her teeth into! Meanwhile, fans have been abuzz of Adrienne’s behavior in trying to come between daytime soaps only gay couple on the air right now! Here is an excerpt of Judi had to say about it in an interview with TV Guide Magazine’s Michael Logan!

Judi on going from undetstanding mom to most hated woman in Salem right now: “It came out of left field but stories like this don’t happen often so I’m eating it up with a spoon! I love having Adrienne at the center of controversy. Bring it on! But let’s make it clear that she’s not trying to bust up Will and Sonny because she has a problem with Sonny being gay. She’s totally okay with that. She just doesn’t want her son anywhere near Will’s family. And she sure doesn’t want him going to jail for something Will’s mom Sami (Alison Sweeney) did. Oh, hell no!”

Judi on fan backlash on Adrienne’s stance on Sonny and Will’s relationship: “I saw it coming a mile away! I just hoped that some viewers would think that Adrienne has a valid point. [Laughs] Somebody? Anybody? I’m kind of drowning here! I’ve purposely stayed away from the message boards. I knew it was going to get rough and I didn’t want to take it personally.”

So what do you think about Adrienne interloping and trying to bust up Sonny and Will? Do you understand her intentions? Do you like that DAYS has brought Judi more to the forefront? Weigh-in!

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Mo
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Glad Judi is in the forefront. She is fantastic. And looks awesome too.

It’s also nice how appreciative she is of her other job, like she’s a regular person. I think she would be a really comforting face and person to deal with during the funeral planning.

Loved the scene the other day with EJ ‘confronting’ Adrienne. I do hate what Adrienne did, but I still like her and Judi!

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

First its just great seeing J.E given somethin to do…Adriene and Justin were just background props for so long…glad days woke up and put their talent to use…imo, they are days most interesting couple at the moment. With C.M. eventually leaving the show the breakup of Will and Sonny comes as no suprise…however, Adriene will loose Justin…Justin and Hope will become a couple but Adriene will cause them a lot of problems to get her Justin back…just a guess.

Patrick
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Patrick

I’m so hoping…. that the writers delve in to the Justin/Adrienne/Hope triangle…. and
that they focus plenty on Justin and Adrienne’ upheaval… trials and tribulations of marriage… and throw in that affair with Hope… and it’s a big party with meaty substance… and Wally Kurth and Judi Evans are just the powerhouses to deliver what a supercouple can go through.

sans the son story… this is all just whipped cream for my dish. salivating the fallout of Justin and Adrienne…

smart move of DAYS to elevate this twosome… what with the exit of Kristen and Brady.

Sarah
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Sarah

Judi is so believable, and Days is a soap worth watching after some years of questionable plots. The only one I tune in for anymore. It has real stories to be followed, and some pretty fair acting too.

Gregg
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Gregg

Love this twist. It gives the story gravitas. She’s a wonderful actress and she plays so well against Sweeney. Bring it on.

Patrick
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Patrick

well said… altho at times i’m a lil’ put off by Adrienne kowtowing to even Sammi…

Adrienne sure can put the know how and brakes on Justin… or so we hope…

i say as well…

bring it on! Judi Evans… I absolutely adored you on Another World… and now.. you’re truly making your mark in Salem.

Mary SF
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Mary SF

First off let me say that AE is looking great these days. Secondly I am glad they are giving her and Justin some air time FINALLY. Third I think her meddling is a good thing, because many heterosexuals couples have parents who want better partners for their children, and the fact that Adrienne has those same maternal instinct for her gay son makes Wilson like any other relationship on the show. And I LOVE Adrienne and Sami butting heads– two fierce mama tigers protecting their young. And the scene where EJ confronted Adrienne by the door of her house— priceless.… Read more »

Mary SF
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Mary SF

Whoops that should be JE not AE

judith
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judith

i agree

4everdays
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4everdays

I love Judi and completely understand Adrienne. More more more!!!

judith
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judith

i don’t agree with Adrienne at all but it makes for good drama.

Joshua
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Joshua

I gave up on that show over 25 years ago, before it went to hell in a hand basket, but I must admit that Evans looks AMAZING in that pic!

Patrick
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Patrick

isn’t she a delight.

she’s so real and refreshing…

no matter that she’ll upheaval everything she has… and will fight for her conviction.

Jules
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Jules

I love Adrienne’s interference in this story. I don’t see her as the bad guy here. I really see and understand her perspective, which makes what she did even more delicious! So glad Adrienne and Justin and being featured prominently in this story and given such great airtime. Great to have them both back like this! This is believable drama for the couple, family and has given Sami/Will/EJ/Sonny’s story even more layers and edge- all organically developed and super entertaining!

Patrick
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Patrick

“layers – edge – intrigue –

love and sex with Justin! yippee!

Lew S
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Lew S

Judi Evans is a great actor and she should be front and center. I remember her days as Beth on GL and Paulina on AW.

bc
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bc

Every actor feels the need to clarify their char’s stance on homosexuality and even how that actor personally feels abt lgbt issues. It definitely gets them press given how hollywood and entertainment media keep talking abt only gay issues and only gay bullying even if gay students are not the most bullied group. audience has to be engaged abt how special gay chars are even if hollywood keeps failing at racial diversity representation and never has any storylines on racism.

RLeternal
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RLeternal

So, so happy that I did not invest my precious time in Wilson (DOOL) like I did for Lure and Nuke (ATWT). Learned my lesson after getting burned by the ATWT”s pathetic writing team. I heard that Chandler (Will) is leaving the show at the end of his contract this year. So, is this how DOOL is planning the Wilson split.

Derek
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Derek

I loved Lure. I really think things would have worked out differently for Lure if atwt hadn’t been cancelled.

RLeternal
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RLeternal

The EP and HW knew a year in advance that ATWT would be off the air. If they wanted to; they could have at least ended LuRe or Nuke on a happy note. But they didn`t; they simply destroyed both SLs and came up with every reason in the book as to why they did what they did. Bottom line is, it was the worst ever ending of a soap. Very good ATWT went off the air; the writing at the end was so bad, so bad; it cannot even be called writing.

Blake
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Blake

Love this storyline! So glad to see Adrienne and Judi getting more airtime and juicy story! She definitely adds flavor to this story, if she wasn’t in it I might be bored lol. I’d love to see her go toe to toe with EJ and Sami and not back down. It’d be cool if Stefano helped her. I hope this means we see more of her. I love that vets like her and Justin are more involved. Can’t wait for Kimberly to arrive in a few months!

Patrick
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Patrick

Very likeable actors….

I hope, with the eventual leave of absence of Kristen… that they beef up the part of Kimberly’ return…. or, GIVE KAYLA MORE TO DO.

judith
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judith

If she would accept the help of Stefano she would the BIGGEST HYPOCRITE EVER therefore i don’t wish that for her at all…One of the MAJOR reason of her actions right now is the others’s connection with Stefano ! Do you watch the show, do you watch Adrienne’s scenes and understand what comes from her mouth ? seriously..lol

Blake
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Blake

Take a pill and calm down Judith, it’s not that serious. lol

KathyT
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KathyT

I am very angry with Adrienne for going to Abe and the DA but Judi Evans is doing a great job in all of this. No she should have talked to Sonny and Justin before doing this. I’m not happy with her right now but I love seeing Judi and Wally Kurth on screen…Days is doing a great job of using their vets…other shows should follow their lead.

miscrambler
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It’s a smart story. I can’t stand what Adrienne is doing, but I have loved Judi since GL and it’s nice to see her have something to sink her teeth into. Also, it’s nice not to have all the drama be about Sami. A few short years ago, this would have been about Sonny and Will being gay and it’s nice that now it doesn’t have anything to do with that. I also like the DiMeras and Kiriakases mixing it up a little.

Patrick
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Patrick

WOW. so much story can come out of this.

I’m so excited for the possibilities for Justin and Adrienne.

two formidable powerhouses given air time.

i’m waiting for the fallout of Justin and EJ… and or alliances that show a darker side of Justin… and Adrienne .

Max
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Max

Since she was Paulina on AW I have been waiting for her to have a good story to play. Doing great Cupcake! (Always loved how all of Jake’s pet names for her on AW were food).

Kim
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Kim

I love that Adrienne & Justin are both finally back in the front of the show, finally. I hope they keep them there!! A whole lot more Adrienne & Justin and much much less Sami & EJ is what Salem needs!! 🙂

judith
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judith

nope BOTH couples on screen is just FINE, thank you.

Chaz
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Chaz

Thrilled that Judy has been given some ferocious material to play. While I would like to shake Adrienne, I would love to give Judy a giant hug. She is making the scenario believable because it is all about protecting her child from what she sees as a danger. The scene with Adrienne & EJ could have come off as campy had Judy not been such a powerhouse. I loved the “innocent” banter between them before EJ growled at her. Whether this is the cause of a break up with Sonny & Will is too soon to say seeing that CM… Read more »

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DAYS Brandon Barash On Stefan’s Resurrection: “You’ll See Some Revenge, Corporate Takeovers, Losing a Memory … Maybe Gaining of Memories”

Dr. Rolf is at it again on Days of our Lives! While Jake DiMera has met his maker, apparently his twin brother, Stefan O DiMera is coming back to life.  That sets the stage for Brandon Barash to reprise his original DAYS role.

In a brand new interview with his on-screen brother, Dan Feuerriegel (EJ) on the Days of our Lives You Tube Channel, Barash talks on what viewers can expect once Stefan is completely back in action, and how he feels about taking on the darker twin once again.

Brandon teased: “You’ll see some revenge, corporate takeovers, losing a memory … maybe gaining of memories.”  With Stefan back in the DiMera mix, look for the two brothers to not always see eye-to-eye. Barashs shared that they’ll be, “Butting heads for sure”.

Meanwhile, will Stefan and his true love, Gabi (Camila Banus) reunite once she knows he is alive? Barash weighs-in on that and more ‘burning’ questions.

You can check out the chat below.

Now, let us know, are you glad that Stefan O DiMera is back on the Salem canvas? Share your thoughts in the comment section.

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BREAKING NEWS: Days of our Lives Ending Its Run on NBC, Moving to Peacock Starting in September

In a major move, Days of our Lives, the longest-running scripted series of all-time on NBC, is exiting the television network and will now be in its new home on the NBCUniversal streaming platform, Peacock.

The shift marks the end of DAYS’ nearly 57 year-run on broadcast television. Days of our Lives debuted on NBC back on November 8th, 1965.

Look for all-new episodes daily of the series to begin on Peacock starting on September 12th, along with the show’s library already available to stream for Peacock Premium subscribers.  According to a press release from Peacock, “The historic move to Peacock creates the ultimate destination for daytime fans to access the library, new episodes and Peacock Original Days of Our Lives: Beyond Salem in one place.”

In its place, NBC will fill the daytime drama’s current timeslot with NBC News Now, an hour-long news show anchored by Kate Snow, Aaron Gilchrist, Vicky Nguyen and Morgan Radford. According to The Hollywood Reporter, NBC affiliates will also have the option to add local news to the hour.

In a statement, NBCUniversal Television and Streaming chairman Mark Lazarus shares: “This programming shift benefits both Peacock and NBC and is reflective of our broader strategy to utilize our portfolio to maximize reach and strengthen engagement. With a large percentage of the Days of Our Lives audience already watching digitally, this move enables us to build the show’s loyal fanbase on streaming while simultaneously bolstering the network daytime offering with an urgent, live programming opportunity for partners and consumers.”

NBC’s decision means it leaves only three daytime soaps on American broadcast TV: General Hospital, The Young and the Restless and The Bold and the Beautiful. 

DAYS has found recent streaming success with its limited-series, Days of our Lives: Beyond Salem Chapters 1 and 2, which introduced the viewing audience to the Peacock platform.

To watch Days of our Lives on Peacock, you will need a premium-tier paid subscription at $4.99 per month. The service offers an an ad-free experience at $9.99 per month.

We will have more on this developing story.

So, what do you think of NBC removing DAYS from its daytime line-up, while moving it to their owned-streaming platform, Peacock? Share your thoughts in the comment section below.

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Brandan Barash Shares Reaction to Jake’s Death on Days of our Lives: “It Was Fun Getting To Know You”

This week on Days of our Lives, Jake (Brandon Barash) met his untimely demise, when he was shot by a mugger.  Thus, signaling what would seem to be the end of the line for the character.

However, on today’s episode of the NBC soap opera, Jake visited a grieving Ava (Tamara Braun), so perhaps there is more than a ‘ghost of a chance’ that Barash is sticking around.

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As previewed exclusively last month during our virtual interview with DAYS head writer, Ron Carlivati …the Salem scribe revealed there would be another death in Salem, following the murder of Abigail Deveraux DiMera (Marci Miller), and the character would be ‘dead-dead’.

However, speculation is running wild that with the return of Dr. Rolf, that perhaps Jake will be resurrected … or Barash will once again play Jake’s twin, Stefan O. DiMera!

On Instagram, Barash had some fun with Jake’s demise with comparison side-by-side photos – one of which features Barash as Jake covered in blood, and reading the Handbook for the Recently Deceased!

Barash captioned his pic: “How it started/how it’s going. #ripjake It was fun getting to know you. 🙏🥃”

So, what do you think about DAYS killing Jake? Do you think Brandon will be sticking around Salem? If so, as who? Comment below.

 

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