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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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Mo

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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miscrambler

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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Mike Manning On His DAYS Departure: “Thank You to NBC, to Everyone Involved, and Most of All to the Fans That Were Along for the Ride With This Crazy Character.”

Now it’s the end of the line for Charlie on Days of our Lives, his portrayer Mike Manning took to his Instagram for some parting words of his time in Salem playing this very bad dude.

As Days fans know, many people wanted Charlie dead, and now he is! Thus begins a good old fashioned soap murder mystery on the long-running NBC soap opera, the question now is, who ultimately did the deed?

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After getting a copy of the latest Soap Opera Digest on newsstand now, which features, “Who Killed Charlie?” on the cover, Manning shared in a post on Friday: Everybody has a motive to want this guy dead.” 😂 Not exactly how I pictured my first soap magazine cover, but at least we’re having a good time with it. It’s been fun Salem. I’ll love you all forever. ✌🏼💙. Thank you to NBC, to everyone involved, and most of all to the fans that were along for the ride w/ this crazy character. You’re amazing. I’ll always be grateful for you.  Excited to share what’s next as soon as I can.   Arrivederci. -Charlie/Mike”

So place your bets on who will turn out to be the murderer via the comment section below and let us know what you thoughts on Mike’s run on DAYS!

 

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WATCH: Jackée Harry Comes to Days of our Lives Promo

Next week on March 1st look for the arrival of Jackée Harry to NBC’s Days of our Lives.

Harry is coming to the long-running soap in the new role of Paulina, who is connected to the Carver family.

In the newly-released promo heralding her upcoming DAYS debut, the actress shares, “I’ve got three good reasons you should watch me on Days of our Lives … I’m bold … I’m fabulous .. and you know I’m going to stir up trouble.  Let’s do this!”

Harry is best known for her roles in the sitcoms 227, Sister, Sister and numerous roles on television and motion pictures.

Watch the NBC promo featuring Jackée below.

What kind of trouble do you think Harry’s Paulina will stir up in Salem? Share your thoughts in the comment section.

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DAYS OF OUR LIVES: Cady McClain Ends Her Great Run as Jennifer; But Not Before A ‘Wink-Wink’ Nudge-Nudge’ to AMC’s Dixie ‘Poison Pancake’ Debacle

Wednesday’s episode featured another solid performance by two-time Daytime Emmy-winner, Cady McClain as Jennifer Horton Devereux as it was the day of her mother, Laura’s (Jaime Lyn Bauer) funeral.

Last week, longtime viewers were saddened that the character of Dr. Laura Horton was killed-off.  The question remains did she fall accidentally and hit her head in a struggle with Gwen (Emily O’Brien), or did Gwen intentionally kill Laura?

Yesterday was also the final episode of McClain in the role of Jennifer – as far as we know for now.   In story, following Laura’s funeral, Jennifer was heading to Boston to be with her brother Mike, to settle their mother’s estate and go through her belongings, etc.

Cady had taken over the role of Jennifer from Melissa Reeves, who chose to stay in Nashville during the Covid-19 pandemic.  As part of her departure, head writer, Ron Carlivati and the writing team, delivered a little wink-wink nudge-nudge to soap viewers and those of McClain’s time as Dixie Cooney Martin on All My Children.

In one of the most controversial soap death scenes of all-time, and one that was not kind to McClain, Dixie was killed-off the ABC daytime drama series after eating poison peanut butter pancakes. Fast-forward to 2021, and in an attempt to make DAYS Jennifer feel better, Julie (Susan Seaforth Hayes) whips up some banana pancakes with extra peanut butter!  When Jennifer declines them, Julie says she thought she liked them, to which Jennifer replied, “I used to.  But I had a bad experience with them once.  Now I can’t even look at them.”  Julie questions, “Bad experience?”  Then Jennifer says, “I’d rather not talk about it.”

In our books, McClain got the last laugh here getting to do a nod to the audience, who has followed her soap career for decades including the the 2007 killing of Dixie … by pancakes.

Previously, Cady shared in a 2020 interview with EW.com about the subject: “It was a dig at me by one of the writers that very much wanted to put me in my place. I had stepped out of line and they wanted to put me back in line, and I was going to eat those pancakes and I was going to learn my lesson, and I certainly did.”

So, what did you think of the mention of the ‘pancakes”? Will you miss Cady as Jennifer? Comment below.

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