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DAYS Lamon Archey On Jackée Harry & Precious Way Arrivals: “Not Only Racially & Culturally Needed But They Bring So Much Character & Larger Than Life Personalities to the Show”

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In March, Days of our Lives fans will see two new character hit the canvas when Jackée Harry & Precious Way make their Salem debuts as the mother/daughter duo of Paulina and Chanel, who have ties to the Carver family.

DAYS and All American star, Lamon Archey has been a vocal advocate for more diversity on the NBC daytime drama and television, in general.

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Archey took to his Twitter account to share his enthusiasm on the addition of Harry and Way to the cast of DAYS: “I understand that everyone isn’t going to like everything, BUT bringing Jackee & Precious to #Days was such a great move! Not only racially & culturally needed but they bring so much character and larger than life personalities to the show. #AppreciationTweet @nbcdays”

 

In addition, Archey spoke of having Harry join DAYS, in an interview with WeAreEntertainmentNews.com for its Black History Month celebration.  He expressed: “Working with Jackée, how can you even describe it? Oh my God, she is so funny. We felt her impact the very first day working with her. You feel something when you work with her. You can actually see, feel and know things are different and for the better. There’s a different vibe. It just feels good when she steps on set. It’s relaxed. It’s fun. I can’t tell you how happy I am that she’s here and a part of Days. Sal (Stowers) and I have talked about it and she feels the same way. It really does feel good.”

Lamon also recently teased on his Instagram story: “There will be quite a few new African Americans on the show. They are characters that the fans have been waiting to see, and will be happy to see. So, things will be looking a little different in Salem which is a good thing.”

So, excited to see Paulina and Chanel take Salem by storm next month? Share your thoughts via the comment section below.

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Louie Y
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Louie Y

Days should have thought about diversity and inclusion when they let the actors that play the gay couple Will and Sonny go.

Scott (ATWT Fan)
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Scott (ATWT Fan)

Yes, of course, turn a racial conversation into a LGBTQ+ one, and I state this as a gay man myself. Two completely different situations.

Mary B
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Mary B

There is black representation on Days; diversity and inclusion isn’t just about race. I say that as a black woman.

Zoe
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Zoe

Diversity includes more than black characters. Where are the Jewish or Asian characters? We had Haley;we still have Melinda. That’s it. Two Latin people. No Jewish characters. Diversity to Lamon Archy and TV & film execs primarily means more black people.

The other lis
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The other lis

Don’t fret. Will and Sonny and teen aged Ari will be back and coming soon!!

Satan
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Satan

Let’s hope not. It’s bad enough we have 28 year old Claire, when her mother, Belle wasn’t even born until 1994! Will, Sonny, and Gabi, barely appear to be out of their teens themselves. They would look ridiculous with a SORASed teenager.

Almost as ridiculous as Will actually being older than his stepdad, EJ. But you aren’t supposed to remember that, of course!

So yeah, Will & Sonny should be back. But leave Ari as a little kid.

paula BONILLA
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paula BONILLA

It doesn’t matter. I stopped watching the show when Sarah left. My two favorite couples are Sarah and Xander and Ciara and Ben. To lose one couple is bad enough but what are the odds of losing both the same time. So that made me stop watching and I watched over 40 years

Momo
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Momo

Looking forward to seeing Jackee.

Pigeon
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Pigeon

Just great another larger than life character; as if Days doesn’t have enough of those. How about actors that can act and do quality drama?? This show has lost it’s way. I’ll take the minority characters on Y/R and GH any day of the week over with RC is giving fans. Those writers are writing quality drama and these actors bring it every chance given. The last time I saw they are still called “daytime drama” for a reason.

Rebecca1
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Rebecca1

It seems the only diversity producers are interested in are black characters. They keep adding more & more, letting vets go & ignore other ethnicities. It’s a trend that’s front & center which bugs the crap out of me. To top it off, Days seems to think it’s important to incorporate race issues and discussions into the stories. Not what I watch soaps for, but it’s an obvious grab at new demographics to boost ratings.

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Raven Bowens is the New Chanel on DAYS

There has been a casting switcheroo at Days of our Lives.   Precious Way is out in the role of Chanel Dupree and the part had been recast.

Way debuted on-screen back in March of 2021, but now comes word, first via Jason 47’s Facebook page, that Chanel will be played by actress Raven Bowens.

According to Soap Opera Digest, look for Bowens to first air on-screen on the July 6th episode.  Apparently, she has been taping at the DAYS set since April.

Raven has previously appeared on All Rise, Insecure, The New Edition Story and Future Man.

You can follow her on Instagram here.

So, what do you think of the Chantal switch? Comment below.

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DAYS Alison Sweeney Previews the New EJami

Coming up on Days of our Lives, Dan Feurerriegel take over the role of EJ DiMera on-screen, and the character is making quite the timely, or untimely return to Salem now that Sami (Alison Sweeney) has been hitting the sheets with her ex-husband, Lucas (Bryan Dattilo).

Feurerriegel is stepping into the coveted role of EJ made soap-famous by James Scott, who left the series back in 2014 and never returned.

Now the question is can Sweeney and Feurerriegel strike soap gold with their re-imagined duo known as “EJami”?

 

In the latest issue of Soap Opera Digest on newsstands now, Alison Sweeney opened up about the casting, working with Dan, and the future of EJami sharing: “To be honest, I was nervous when I heard they were recasting EJ.  That’s a big role to fill, I mean, James Scott was definitely a fan favorite and EJ is such a memorable role in the story and certainly in Sami’s life.”

Sweeney said of sharing scenes with Feurerriegel, “Dan has been fantastic. I’ve really enjoyed working with him. He clearly understood the importance of the task ahead.”

As for what fans of EJami may be in for, Sweeney noted:  ” I hope those ‘EJami’ fans see the couple they were so connected to, but of course, in a new, different way.”

So will you be giving the new EJami a chance? Looking forward to Dan’s debut, or are you Team Lumi all the way? Share your thoughts via the comment section below. But first check out this week’s promo for DAYS.

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DAYS Billy Flynn Opens Up To Maurice Benard About His Battle with Addiction on All-New ‘State of Mind’

In a terrific episode of Maurice Benard’s (Sonny Corinthos, General Hospital) State of Mind You Tube series, the actor welcomes another one of the best actors on daytime, Days of our Lives star Billy Flynn (Chad DiMera, Days of our Lives).

What made this so compelling was Billy Flynn’s ability to talk openly, frankly, and with great understanding about his battles with addiction which he notes have been alcohol, drugs, and the cycles he has found himself in within his life and how he was able to break free of them, and the work he continues to do to keep him from falling back into them.

Flynn shares how much of his adult life was greatly impacted by his childhood, and explained to Benard, how he acted out when he was younger. He also shares how his addiction caused issues for awhile with his job at Days of our Lives.

This episode is a powerful one to watch for anyone struggling with issues of addiction, dependency, suicide, having problems at work, and trying to not self-destruct, which so many of us do, once we seemingly get what we what or while we are trying to obtain it.

Bravo to Billy and Maurice for bringing this forward and to the audience.

Watch Billy’a visit on State of Mind below, followed by a bonus segment where Flynn asks Benard some ‘hard-hitting’ questions.

What did you think of what Billy shared with Maurice? Comment below.

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