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DAYS Nadia Bjorlin Interview: Does Chloe Stand A Chance At Getting Dr. Daniel Back?

Photo Credit: Kathy Hutchins

Photo Credit: Kathy Hutchins

Nadia Bjorlin is back!  The beautiful and talented actress was previously ushered out of Salem, and off Days of our Lives, after Chloe had turned to life of prostitution and her once loveable and feisty character became a victim of her own bad choices.  Now Chloe has returned to Salem with a purpose; to snare Dr. Daniel Jonas (Shawn Christian) for herself, but more importantly to give their son, Parker, a father figure he has never had, and to right the wrongs from the whole paternity pickle, thanks in part to the meddling hands of some of Salem’s most notable past and present citizens!

On-Air On-Soaps chatted with Nadia for this “quickie” interview, so we could get her take on Chloe’s latest actions, and the obstacle that she sees in the way of her future happiness, Jennifer Horton Deveraux (Melissa Reeves)! Here’s what Nadia had to say about Chloe’s sudden return that had Daniel, shall we say, speechless!

When you came back to DAYS, did you know ahead of time that Chloe was going to be an interfering “Buttinski” in the Daniel and Jennifer romance?

NADIA: (Laughs) I like that word, “Buttinski”.  Actually, I was told none of the storyline.  I just went on blind faith.  But basically, I was really happy to come back to DAYS because previously it was just an abrupt ending for Chloe with the prostitution thing.  It was such a low point for her that I really felt like there was part of the story that was not being told, that even I wanted answered.  I was happy to come back to maybe redeem her, and to see what has been happening in her life now after her tragic past.

When you saw how the story was being set-up, Chloe is now the interloper of the relationship that had just been established between Dr. Daniel and Jennifer.  Do you still think Chloe can be a character that the audience can root for, given her recent actions?


NADIA:  Oh yes!  Absolutely! (Laughs) Yes, Chloe’s intentions are great. That is the sad part about any of the bad things she says or does.  It is really rooted in such a deep place, and out of love, that it really doesn’t have anything to do with Jennifer.   It is what Daniel represents to her.  I think so many bad things happened that I think she feels like, “Wow! This was meant to be! Daniel is Parker’s father and this is what we always wanted, and I always wanted.  Now, I can give my son the life I never had.   I can give him this stability and a happy childhood.”  At the end of it all, Parker is the great love of Chloe’s life.  I think that is really what she is thinking of.   She wants what’s best for him, and she may end up doing desperate and stupid things in a sense, to give him the best possible life and in a way using him.  I don’t think she even realizes she is using Parker right away.  She makes impulsive and irrational decisions, because it is not panning out the way she hoped it was going to.  I think she hoped it would be a lot easier, and that Daniel was just going to jump at the chance to be with her and Parker, after the whole paternity switch debacle, and after everything that happened.  Now everything seems so simple, when it really isn’t.

Is Chloe still in love with Dr. Daniel?

NADIA:  I think now it’s more that she wants a father for her child.  I think she thinks she is in love with Daniel, and she probably is.  I mean, she was very in love with him before.   I think now it’s more about the idea that he represents at this point.  I think she is a bit of a romantic and welcomed the idea of this fairy tale.  I think she is in love with him, but it’s more the whole picture she is in love with.

Will Kate (Lauren Koslow) continue to be Chloe’s Salem nemesis?


NADIA:  Yes and no. When Chloe was in Salem last, she was so weak.  Now, she has come back stronger and I like that. She has found more of her self and sense of self.  Chloe is not going to let anyone mess with her.  However, I think she may swing that pendulum a bit too far in the other direction.  She was so victimized before, that now she is not going to take crap from anyone.  And because of that, she may not necessarily listen to people who are giving her good advice.  I don’t think she is going to listen to anyone! (laughs)

I think they should just saddle Chloe with a mini-me teenage “Ghoul Girl” that she has to mentor!  So she would be the parent to Parker and “Ghoul Girl” 2.0! (Laughs)

NADIA:  That is hilarious! Totally! (Laughs)

What would you also think if Days of our Lives did a time out-of-time standalone episode featuring your singing talents and some of the others in the cast, sort of like One Life to Live did with Starr X’d Lovers: The Musical?

NADIA:  I would love that!  Didn’t they do that on Passions too?  They had a whole Bollywood episode! (Laughs)

Photo Credit: Kathy Hutchins

So what was like when you returned to the DAYS set for the first time after being written off previously? What is like “old home” week?  Same old, same old?

NADIA:  I heard it was different before I came back, and I was like, “Oh my Gosh!” Then when I got there, it felt different for one day! (Laughs)  I got right back in the swing of it.  Everyone works so hard and there is so little room for error.  Literally, there is one take for every scene now.  There is a lot of work in a small amount of time.  I just give credit to everybody that is involved in that process.  It was interesting; because Patrika Darbo (Nancy Wesley) came back and she hadn’t been at DAYS for several years.  I did not realize how much has changed.  Patrika was like, “There is no rehearsal.”   It is different for anyone coming in.  It’s so intimidating now.   It feels like we are doing a brand new one hour play every day, because you don’t have the luxury of working things out and having rehearsal.  But on the other hand, it can be kind of fun.  I kind of enjoy some of that, because it does not allow you to sit around and think too much. You kind of go play on instincts and adrenaline, which can be fun.  It’s tough as well, don’t get me wrong!

How is working with Melissa Reeves?


NADIA:  Oh it’s so great, because she is so unbelievably sweet, and because I have to be so mean to her.  It’s always people I have to be horrible to on set, that are the nicest people in real life!  People don’t realize it makes it extra hard, because as an actress, you can’t draw from anything. There is no reason to be nasty to this girl.  Melissa is so nice and sweet, and so I just apologize ahead of time.  I go, “I am so sorry.” (Laughs)  That is because of some of the mean things I have to say.   Sometimes, I ask if I can change my lines.   I will say, “Oh. this is so mean. I don’t know if I can do this.”  Melissa is amazing to work with.  We volley off of each other very well.  She really cares.  Melissa cares about the story, the integrity of her own character, and the characters on DAYS, in general.  It is always nice to work with somebody who comes in prepared, and is about the work, and that is always fun.

So soapers, are you happy with seeing Nadia back on Days of our Lives?  Are you hoping that Danloe will get together again … even though this time Chloe is manipulating the situation between her, Parker and Daniel for her own gain? Do you believe Chloe’s motives are true?  Who is the man for “hottie” Dr. Daniel?  Jennifer or Chloe?  Weigh-in!

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NO…. and that’s just from reading the headline…..

FAN Majority….. if it’s Sammi and EJ… SO BE IT….
FAN Majority…. Jenn and Daniel are a bust… so CHLOE MOVE ON.

it’s time for DAYS to be PRO ACTIVE…. listening to FAN’s can’t be a bad move…

Chloe should mix in with Eric, Brady, Lucas, Rafe…. that’s alot of action…. let’s see her and Nicole having FUN…

TA-DA !!!!!



Please tell the powers that be that Shawn Christian had great chemistry with Martha Byrne on ATWT, but they never got together. There are legions of ATWT fans who would love to see them together, albeit in other roles.

And don’t forget Beth Ehlers. I miss her.

I miss Beth Ehlers too!

Um Chloe is wasted on Daniel. He literally has like 2 expressions. He’s the most boring character on Days imo. They write him to be just dumb and easily manipulated and oh yeah just dumb.

I hate dissing my DAYS… but… the only way i can tolerate Mr. DAYS… so it seems… Daniel… is when he’s in skivvies in the hospital….

he can’t interact with all these women… including momma…

I mean c’mon…. Nicole, Jenn, Chloe…. Maggie… Mother Horton… leave him alone now. party in the manse…. party with victor…. get in to more Justin and Adrienne.

He’s totally boring!! Wish Chloe would have some scenes with Brian Dattilo who is a lot more interesting to watch and speaks up when he talks.

Dr. Dan needs an enema, me thinks he’s constipated!

Dr. Dan needs his walking papers. Same with Frumpy Jennifer. The pairing is a cure for insomnia.

I totally agree!! Put two soft spoken people together and I can get up and do the dishes 🙂 At least Nicole was lively.

please Chloe and Lucas had NO chemistry at all when they paired them : actually it was a torture to watch them together so no !
Daniel is too much propped and not really exiting as a character but he is not the worst imo.

Nancy Wesley are you their?

Take the “Bull” by the horns…. right the wrongs for Chloe…

and this is for the sake of good soap…. it’s not working this way….

this is another coupe that shouldn’t be wasted….. HELLO writers/days/sony… etc….

I think she will, but he will learn of her decepetion and dump her to go back to jen. Daniel needs a woman who was not his patient. Chloe and daniel go to together better than jen and daniel, jen which I love did not have not time to grieve for jack.

Chloe was also his patient lol..but doctors and patients having romance is totally soap standards so i don’t see what’s the big deal about it..

Yup. Dan’s an utter bore. So sad that DAYS ruined Jennifer for him. And Melissa Reeves cares about “the integrity of her own character”—what the what? Because she sure hasn’t been playing the Jennifer Rose Horton I have loved all these years.

She is Jen she is just not Jen with Jack (i love Jack but stop the Jen trashing because she is not with him) blame the writers for that !

Sure, I admit that I find Jennifer much more fun and interesting with Jack, but it’s not just that she is not with him. First, she treated him like crap when he was suffering (even though he was kidnapped and tortured and handn’t meant to leave her), and then she acted like his death was a convenience, as it gave her another chance with Dan. Sure, I blame the writers, but I wouldn’t call Jennfier’s behavior maintaining the character’s integrity. I love who Jennifer was, but this character Melissa Reeves is playing right now, she isn’t Jennifer to me.

I’m very happy that Nadia is back but I’m not sure I want her with Daniel. I really like her with Brady.

I liked Daniel & Jenn the first time around but not so much this time. I feel that she doesn’t deserve him after she dumped him to go back to bumbling fool Jack, who had left her countless times [and unfortunately come back each time, even after his organs were donated].

I’d love to see Chloe get a job singing in a club again, so that we could hear her beautiful voice, like we used to hear Bill Hayes & Gloria Loring way back when.

Jack rules. He’s not just another soap guy. There is much more to Jack than that, and I’m sorry they ever took him that direction. Funny, yes. Fool, no. Unlike “uncomplicated” Dan, Jack is complex. Anyway, Jack and Jennifer were way more entertaining. And Jack was doing his job and got kidnapped. Jennifer was a heartless jerk about it.

I wouldn’t wish Dan on Chloe either, except that since she’s back short term, it would be great if he left with her. They’ve got to get Dan off of the show, rather than all of these over the top attempts to sell him, when Dan is just a weak character.

Jack was fantastic! I agree that his second run, where they tried to make him the village idiot, was lame but even then he had his great moments, like when he promised Jen he would stand by her if she was pregnant with Colin’s baby. Compare that to Dan who dumped Chloe as soon as he found out Parker was Philip’s! I know the writers thinks Dan’s God’s gift to women but I beg to disagree. Jennifer is completely destroyed for me and Chloe should run as fast as she can in the opposite direction from the dirty doctor.

I hate Dan and Jen – they are like watching paint dry and not an ounce of chemistry. At least Dan had lots of chemistry with Chloe but he’s still icky. I still hope Jack will come back and the real Jen will fight for him.

Danloe should reunite and forever be together. They are true love <3

This story with Jen, Daniel and Chloe kinda reminds me of Another Worlds popular 1970s triangle with Alice, Steve, and Rachel. Rachel(Chloe) used Jamie(Parker) to come between Alice(Jen) and Steve.(Daniel). Only in this version i feel Jen and Daniel have very little chemistry, and their story not too interesting. To me Daniel always looks confused about something like he’s wondering why hes even here, and Momma Maggie is a little too much fussing over him like he’s a child. Maggie also seems to forget she has two daughters, Melissa and Sara, which she never really metions or seems worried about like she does Daniel but i blame the writers for that one. Daniel, John and Brady are the village idiots of Salem. Thats how i feel these guys are written.

The big difference between that story line and AW’s is the actors- on AW all three of them had mad chemistry- one day you would be rooting for Alice, another day you would be rooting for Rachel. On Days we are rooting for Daniel to fall into a manhole never to be seen again.

Personally it would have made far more sense if Brady and Jennifer had bonded over their mutual grief and later on have a Chloe/Brady/Jen triangle. Daniel would have been okay in a Billie/Nicole triangle. But right now Daniel and Jen have no chemistry- Jen has lost her humor and her spunk that made her Jennifer Rose. If she had been with Brady- they could have slowly fallen in love- and had a real sweet May/ November romance- he could have help her find her youthful spirit again instead of this silly fling with Kristen.

You are so right. I was thinking the same about a Brady and Jen pairing. Iv noticed they have great chemistry when in scenes together. Billie and Daniel were also a better match. Would have loved seeing Billie and Chloe pull a Dynasty and have a fight over Daniel in a large pool of mud. That wouldve been hot.

Glad to see Nadia back! Would like her with someone other than Daniel. Would also like Jennifer with anyone but Daniel.

I hope when Nancy comes back the writers have plans for her and not have her walk around Salem like shes in a days(daze) kinda like they did Billie. Id write something like this: Nancy tries to convince Chloe she is wrong coming between Jen and Daniel. Meanwhile Nancy becomes depressed after estranged husband Craig refuses to consider a reconciliation. Nancy sees Dr. Marlena at the hospital for her depression and passes out at the hospital. Dr Daniel runs some test and reveals Nancy has cancer. This heartbreaking news brings a concern Chloe and Nancy together, and realizing life is too short to hate, Chloe begins to regret coming between Jen and Daniel. But seeing a softer side of Chloe as she is always there for Nancy during her cancer treatments, the always confused looking Daniel suddenly feels he is falling in love with Chloe again while a manipultive Anne warns Chloe she’ll loose Daniel 4ever if they dont do something about Jen.

ANYTHING that involves Dan/Jen is FF material. Give Chloe a good story that I don’t have to FF through!

This story is a snoozefest and why these two women are fighting over the most boring character on the show is beyond me!!
BTW: did Days just recycle the Nicole/Dan/Jennifer scripts?
Hate this storyline.

Rafe is more boring than Daniel imho.

haha, I think Daniel takes the cake before Rafe.

I am glad that Chloe is back in Salem, I just don’t want her to be this scheming, inept woman who has to have a man in her life because she cannot go it alone. It’s as though with all she has endured she hasn’t learned a thing. I definitely do not want her with Daniel who she did cheat on. Put her with Brady or even EJ or Rafe.

I couldn’t agree with you more. I would like to see Chloe with Brady, EJ or Rafe. Any of these three would be great.

Daniel cheated on her first.He’s the one who put his ex feelings and needs above his fiance’s.Chloe was set up and drunk.What’s his excuse?Just because he didn’t physically cheat doesn’t mean he didn’t put Chloe through hell with his emotional cheating.She’s too good for him/

He never cheated on her.

Dmitri Yes he did.Just because he didn’t kiss Cary or have sex with her doesn’t mean that he didn’t cheat.The emotional cheating definitly hsppened..What do you call putting your ex’s feelings and needs above your fiance’s? What dou you call turning your back on your fiance, failing her when she most needed you because you were too busy with your ex? Daniell put Chloe through hell with his behavvior and when it backfired, he [layed victim and put all the blame on her.

Beside, Daniel could forgive himself for cheating on Chelsea with Kate , on Kate with Chloe, on Chloe with Carly, Carly for waiting 20 years to tell him that he has a kid, could forgive Kate for trying to murder him and trying to murder Chloe and framing him for it, Vivian for setting Chloe up and manipulating her, Philip for cheating on Melanie, Melanie for cheating on Philip, Caroline for switching the paternity test, Stephanie for trying to switch it…….but he can’t “forgive” Chloe ,the so called love of his life whom he failed and betrayed in every possible way? Who has benn set up and drunk?

Editing my previous post

Daniel hot? Eeeewwww..he always looks dirty,sweaty and smelly.Chloe is too good,iorgeous and hot for him.It’s unbarable to watch her being watsed on him.She should be with Brady,Rafe or Eric but NEVER AGAIN Daniel.Are we supposed to believe that Chloe who went through forced prostitution for her son would just use him to get that heartless scumbag back? Are we supposed to believe that Chloe who went through so much abuse in her life would still love someone who treated her the way Daniel did? I know that the writers want us to forget Daniel’s behavior that led to Chloe’s drunken ons and put all the blame on Chloe and treat Daniel like the poor blameless innocent victim.But he’s not.His behavior backfired.That’s it.Unfortunatly for them some of us aren’t amnesics.

The more they try to trash and destroy CHloe writing her totally out of character just to prop that disgusting character,the more we will hate him.As far as being hot, Rafe, EJ, Brady, Cameron, Philip, Eric …are all a 100000000000000…times hotter than him

I agree on your description of Daniel. I keep expecting one of his leading ladies to suddenly blurt out,“Keep your filthy paws off me, you damn dirty ape!”

Its like Days is hit or miss on some sl. Peter R. Has left the show and the role of Bo. I know this is hard for some truly loyal fans to believe, but that’s the nature of the business. So they should set Hope free. Personally I think she would have mad chem with Rafe. Brady is just as dumb as his dad, but they need to bring this to an end and have him acknowledge his pain over the loss of Madison. If they write it right he could show some acting chops. But on the other hand I think they’ve handled Will’s sl really well. It keeps me watching. I’m sick of Sammie. Just way too much screen time for me. These are just personal preferences.

I too feel they should pair Hope and Rafe,but for now the writers are going to bed him with Kate which totally ruins Rafe for me even if he is drunk when it happens.

I really hope that doesn’t happen.

euh Rafe is definitely not the ‘perfect guy’ he seems to think, he is a boring and totally self-righteous with bully tendencies corrupted cop.

Chloe belongs with Brady. He was the great love of her life and it was bullcrap they ended that story. Give them another chance, instead of pairing her with that sleazy Dr. Tan.

Daniel is gross! But that baby looks just like him and is the cutiest baby ever! Is this child actor related to the actor who plays daniel? Yes daniel and jen are ff’d throuhh at my house! Gross!

Hate this storyline, because Daniel and Jennifer belong together, even if they’re boring. That said, it’s nice to have Chloe back, and anything is better than the utter shit that is EJami.

Boring is precisely the reason they don’t belong together unless the writers plan to ship them off far, far away. What’s the point in watching a show where the rooting couples are boring? Jack was/is the best match for Jen and Dan’s better as a player who infuriates the audience by continually having affairs with his patients. That’s soap.

I hope so. Daniel is only likeable with Chloe.

I loved Jack and once upon a time I loved Jennifer, but now I can’t stand her.

We LOVE you Nadia!!! But you are too good for this garbage writing, days seems to get you….you deserve better and SO MUCH more!

I love Chloe & I am happy she is back causing
trouble for Dannibore. I used to love Jennifer
but now she comes across as a big hypocrite .
If Jen was such a wonderful human being like we are supposed to believe she would back off &
let Dan have time to band with Parker.
Since Chloe is only on for a limited time she is just Angst for
Dan & Jen too bad

Sorry but I have not liked any of the Daniel stories and wish it would just end.

There are superb characters that need to return. Daniel is not one of them. Daniel was created as a total stereotype and it falls so flat and remains so basically uninteresting and dull.

lets leave daniel and jenn alone and make a life. lets have chloe make a play for brady and win and let kristen see how it feels to have a man taken from her. plus shes too old lokking for brady. get him and chloe together !!!

Come on I agree, lets get Daniel and Jenifer together with some action. You writers Chloe storyline soooooo boring. She needs someone as mean as she is, so lets gets this on the road enough is enough to keep Daniel and Jenifer apart.

Come on, move on with Chloe whole story line is BORING! Jenifer and Daniel have been through so much why can’t you writers get them together. Chloe deserves someone as mean and she is…I’m routing for Danifer let’s gets some action between those two and let the good ones finally win…


i meant a push over and daniel such a punk

I’ve been watching Days over 40 years and I still love it. I really like most all of the actors and actresses. I know they are all genuine and even though you might not like them or their character on the show, I would like them off the set.

I’ve been waiting so long for Daniel and Jennifer together in a real “lasting” relationship. They have so much chemistry. Yes, Daniel and Chloe did in the past, but it’s time for him to move on. I don’t what it will take, maybe bringing a new male interest in Salem for Chloe, but please don’t keep teasing us with Daniel and Jennifer getting together and then splitting up again. It’s kinda like Sammy and all the men she’s been with. I was really happy when she and Raf got married and had a great relationship and then the writers just ruined that EJ wanting Sammie back. Really???? Can’t any relationship last on this show? Like Alice and Tom did!!!

I wish Chloe had never come back to Days, there are so many others that could of come back and that should! I just can’t wait til Chloe is gone!!

no i ca n’t stand Clioe she shoud just vanish and leave every one alone

Chloe Belongs with Brady he is the love of her life same goes for him they are soulmates their love is real.
They should have made Parker Bradys son inseed of that boring Dr tan.
Hope that the writers see that Chloe & Brady belong together and give us Broe again & let them stay together cuz they are a true supercouple.

I want to see Chloe (Nadia Bjorlin) back on Days. To me she adds to the drama and I would love to see her and Daniel together since they share a child. I like Jennifer, but I just think she looks a little too old for Daniel. She would match better with an older man. I don’t doubt she is a sweet person but we’re not referring to her personally but the matching up of characters on the set. I hope Nadia doesn’t leave. I would love to see her use her singing talent on the show – she has the most beautiful voice. I myself am very much into music especially opera.

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Patrick Muldoon and Jennifer Taylor Cast as Mike Manning’s Conservative Parents on ‘The Bay’

The ever-expanding cast of the streaming soap opera, The Bay, has announced two new additions for its upcoming 9th season, including Days of our Lives favorite Patrick Muldoon (ex-Austin Reed). TV fans also know Patrick Muldoon from his role as Richard Hart on Melrose Place.

In story, The Bay will bring Caleb McKinnon’s parents into the mix. Caleb is played by Daytime Emmy-winner and Outstanding Supporting Actor nominee this year, Mike Manning.

According to Deadline, Muldoon, along with Jennifer Taylor (Two and a Half Men), will play Caleb’s ultra-conservative parents. When Caleb married Daniel Garrett (Eric Nelsen), they all but abandoned him.  The season looks to bring a major story for Manning and hopefully and eventually love and acceptance from Caleb’s parents.

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The casting news doesn’t stop there. Rhonda Ross has been tapped to play Colleen Givens, the biological mother of Pete Garrett’s (Kristos Andrews) wife Vivian (Karrueche Tran) in the new season.

Coleen is brought into the mix when Pete searches for Colleen after Vivian becomes ill. In the backstory, Colleen is a jazz singer who gave Vivian up for adoption at birth. Now she may be Vivian’s only hope to stay alive.

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The series is up for 5 Daytime Emmy nomination at the 51st annual Daytime Emmy Awards on June 7th including: Outstanding Drama Series, Writing,  Directing, A Martinez (Nard0) for Supporting Actor and the aforementioned Manning.

What do you think of the casting of Patrick Muldoon and Jennifer Taylor as the on-screen parents to Mike Manning on The Bay? Comment below.

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Kennedy Garcia on Joining the Cast of Days of our Lives: “For a Role to Come up for a Teenager with Down Syndrome was Just Amazing!”

Days of our Lives has made a groundbreaking move for the soaps, by casting Kennedy Garcia in the new role of Felicity. Viewers of the Peacock streaming soap opera will first see the character beginning the week of May 20th,

Garcia has previously appeared on primetime including on 9-1-1, This Is Us and more. Speaking to TV Insider, Kennedy shared: “I have wanted to be on a soap opera for a long time, so for a role to come up for a teenager with Down syndrome was just amazing!”

In real life, Kennedy who has Down syndrome is also a cancer survivor, and becomes he first teen with Down syndrome to land an ongoing role on the soaps. “It’s really such a special thing. I am so proud of Days of our Lives for taking this step and taking a chance on me. Inclusion in this industry is so important and I am proud to help move it forward.”

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As to a little insight on her new role of Felicity in Salem, Garcia shared. “She is sweet, funny and kind. She is also very smart and she never misses anything. Most of all, she loves her family more than anything else. I think that viewers will love her and see the beauty she brings to everyone in her life.”

The actress added, “I hope that everyone will love Felicity and see that even though she has Down syndrome, she is cherished by her family and friends, she is capable of great things, and she’s a hard worker. I’m pretty sure she bakes better than I do. She is also a typical teenager who has real feelings and fears that people will see as her story goes on. I hope no one underestimates Felicity as a character, or actors with disabilities like me. Representation is so important and I’m so thankful for this opportunity to become Felicity and let you all get to know her, and me!”

What do you think of Days of our Lives casting of Kennedy Garcia and the importance of inclusion and representation on streaming and daytime dramas? Comment below.

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TONIGHT: ‘Daytime Stands Up – A Benefit for Stand Up To Cancer’

On Thursday night May 16th, the daytime community comes together for Daytime Stands Up – A Benefit for Stand Up To Cancer, streaming live at 8 pm ET/5pm PT.

Stand Up To Cancer, in collaboration with leading daytime community voices Michael Fairman and Alan Locher, are coming together for a first-of-its-kind livestream event, Daytime Stands Up: A Benefit for Stand Up To Cancer … We All Have a Story.

The three-hour benefit will feature stars from the world of daytime drama television past and present, musical performances, and stories of emotional on- and off-screen experiences with cancer. Special celebrity guests will also join the effort to encourage viewers to support urgently needed research and new cancer treatments.  You can watch live on You Tube’s Michael Fairman Channel, The Locher Room or the Stand Up To Cancer website.

In support of the event, SU2C will simultaneously launch a 10-day eBay silent auction, from May 16 through 26, for soap opera fans to bid on a wide range of items, including a meet-and-greet experience with the cast of NBC’s Days of Our Lives; an autographed script from the cast of CBS’s The Young and the Restless and signed merchandsise from CBS’s The Bold and the Beautiful cast; a 1:1 video call with General Hospital’s Cynthia Watros, Maura West and Laura Wright, and with daytime legends Robert Newman, Vincent Irizarry, Colleen Zenk, and more. Full details will be shared the evening of May 16, at

As part of the event, you will hear, cancer survivorship stories from General Hospital’s Cameron Mathison and The Young and the Restless’ Colleen Zenk, who will reflect on the impact of publicly sharing their diagnoses; and 2024 Daytime Emmy nominee Eric Braeden, who shares his battle with bladder cancer

Daytime icon Jackie Zeman, who played nurse Bobbie Spencer on General Hospital for 45 years, shared by daughters Cassidy MacLeod and Lacey Gorden.

Elizabeth Hubbard who played the iconic Lucinda Walsh on As the World Turns and Dr. Althea Davis on The Doctors, shared by her on-screen daughter Martha Byrne and real-life son Jeremy Bennett.

Two-time Emmy Award-winner Jerry verDorn (Guiding Light / One Life to Live), shared by widow Beth verDorn and his on-screen wife on Guiding Light, friend and co-star Liz Keifer.

Andrea Evans, who played Tina Lord Roberts on One Life to Live, shared by her husband Stephen G. Rodriguez and daughter Kylie Rodriguez.

Kamar de los Reyes shared by his One Life to Live co-stars Michael Easton (General Hospital) Trevor St. John (The Young and the Restless).

Poignant reflections from actors who have portrayed breast cancer survivors, including Sharon Case and Eileen Davidson from The Young and the RestlessErika Slezak from One Life to LiveTina Sloan and Kim Zimmer from Guiding Light and more.

Additional talent slated to participate in the virtual benefit include (subject to change): Eddie and Kristen Alderson (One Life to Live)Elia Cantu (Days of Our Lives)The Day Players,  featuring Days of Our Lives castmates Carson BoatmanBrandon BarashWally Kurth (2024 Daytime Emmy nominee), Eric Martsolf (2024 Daytime Emmy nominee)Kassie DePaiva (One Life to Live)Don Diamont (The Bold and the Beautiful)Linsey Godfrey (2024 Daytime Emmy nominee, Days of Our Lives)Leo Howard (Days of Our Lives)Lesli Kay (The Bold and the Beautiful)Eden McCoy (General Hospital)Kin Shriner (General Hospital)and Michelle Stafford (2024 Daytime Emmy nominee, The Young and the Restless).

You can watch the Daytime Stands Up livestream below. Now let us know if you have a cancer story that has affected your life via the comment section below, or how a daytime TV character who went through a cancer battle, gave you strength and courage in your own journey.


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