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Days of our Lives Casting Sophisticated Actress To Play Powerful, Charming, Businesswoman: Who Would You Suggest For The Part?

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Casting news out of Days of our Lives.  According to Soap Opera Digest, the NBC soap is looking for a mature actress in the age range of mid 50’s or 60’s to play a role for at least 7 to 10 episodes when the series returns from its extended holiday hiatus in mid-January.

The role is said to be that of a  sophisticated beauty to play the role of Evangeline, a powerful, charming, sometimes ruthless businesswoman.

Due to the show taping six months ahead, look for Evangeline to air in the summer of the new year.  

So, put your casting director hats on … which actress from daytime or primetime television, do you think would be the perfect fit for the part, and that you would like to see mix it up on the canvas of Days of our Lives? Share your thoughts in the comment section below.

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Jimh(leave it to beaver)
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Jimh(leave it to beaver)

Martha Stewart-lol

Ricardo
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Ricardo

lol too funny Jim

Celia
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Celia

Well, I must say, Jimmy….that witty sense of humor is still there!! Sooo glad.

Jimh(leave it to beaver)
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Jimh(leave it to beaver)

My sense of humor helps somewhat but i cant wake up a day with more bad news…yesterday, my sister been rushed to the hospital again-must be nearly a dozen times since last Christmas, my father going back to nursing home for 30 days,,,we suppose to see a lawyer but my sister is often sick…i need physical rehab for my injured arm…then we were told all the money my father saved could end up going for his care if he remains in nursing home which means all these years of my taking care of three family memories means i could end… Read more »

Jimh(leave it to beaver)
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Jimh(leave it to beaver)

Sorry Celia…i wasnt going to talk about it anymore,,,,and the end of my comments didnt come out right.-sounded horrible when i reread it..im wishing You and all others a Merry Christmas. and i mean that in a good way!!!

Celia
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Celia

@Jimh. Hey, Jimmy, Don’t ever feel you can’t express how or what you feel to me, as I’m sure to anyone else on these sites. And, you’re not alone. I spent this entire week at the Church, and soup kitchen and I hear stories such as yours on a daily basis. This is why I urge you to seek help…..talk to a social worker. I understand that your financial problems are compounded by you collective health. But, since you and your sister have been your dad’s caregivers, you should have gotten some compensation for that. There are such programs. I… Read more »

jake hernandez
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jake hernandez

thats a no brainer..Elizabeth Hubbard; if not her, Erika Slezak; time to bring these ladies back to daytime!

Johnny Grant
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Johnny Grant

ERIKA SLEZAK without a doubt – maybe she can breathe some life into this Soap which needs all the help it can get.

Max Daddee
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Max Daddee

Erika Slezak. Need I say more? Can’t believe that no one’s hired her for a permanent role on a soap since OLTL.

4ever DAYS
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4ever DAYS

I could care less…because as you say, Mr. Fairman, it won’t be for another six months. Plus, it’s a small role. I’d rather read a story about how great Judi Evans is doing as Adrienne stricken with cancer. She’s hitting one home run after another and that’s happening now.

4ever DAYS
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4ever DAYS

*couldn’t

4ever DAYS
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4ever DAYS

I spoke too soon. Mr. Fairman is featuring a story with Judi Evans!

Celia
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Celia

Judi has been wonderful, hasn’t she? I had not had a good cry in a while …..nothing has been worthwhile.
What got me the most, 4ever, was when Kate walked into Adrienne’s hospital room….oh, my gosh!!!!! The pained expression on their faces was palpable…..the compassion on Kate’s face more than I can say….impressive!!

James R. Poissant
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James R. Poissant

Why does the show have to keep filming so fa in advance? To answer the question, I would put Kimberlin Brown’s name in for the role—she needs something to do in front of he camera and she would be great on DAYS.

Patrick
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Patrick

for the love of God… NBC / Sony / @ DAYS, simply put

Robin Christopher, ex SKye

Patrick
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Patrick

is a must for long-term contractual

blake
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blake

Kim Zimmer. Would be great to see Beth Chamberlin and Beth Ehlers on a soap again also.

Mark Y
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Mark Y

Wouldn’t it though?

nathi
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nathi

Susan Lucci would be great in the part .

Johnny Grant
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Johnny Grant

Of course I don’t know for sure, but I think Susan Lucci is too associated with Erica Kane or the similar gal she played for a few seasons on Devious Maids. Don’t get me wrong I love Susan Lucci I just don’t know if fans can accept her in a role that’s totally serious, she has a funny side to her and I see very little humor injected into the scripts at Days of Our Lives — they clearly do not know how to interweave comedy with drama.

dewlove
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dewlove

Hi All….Sophisticated, check….beauty, check….age range, check….great actress, check….Ladies and Gentlemen, I give you Colleen Zenk.

Mark Y
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Mark Y

She’s all those things!

soapqueenforever
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soapqueenforever

Although I have never been a fan of Days, and as a long time viewer of ATWT, she was the first person that popped into my head. The description of the character sounds like it fits her to a tee. She was one of my faves on the show and it would be wonderful to see her back on screen

Ray
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Ray

I would LOVE to see Colleen Zenk. I would love to see her play Kate’s sister. Seeing Kate going from one bad relationship to another is getting tiresome. Lets see a new dynamic, with her interacting with someone new. Sign Zenk to a long-term contract. She is gorgeous.

Barbara from Atlanta
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Barbara from Atlanta

There is only one obvious choice:

JOAN COLLINS!!!!!

Celia
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Celia

Too funny, Barbara….and, so ‘fitting’.

Judy
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Judy

linda dano from another world

gerri
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gerri

colleen zenk pinter

Steve
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Steve

This 6-month window is ridiculous. It doesn’t allow time to react when things aren’t clicking.

How about going the nighttime soap route and go with Tracy Scoggins or Sheree Wilson?

Dan
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Dan

Colleen Zenk

Mister Media
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Mister Media

Robin Christopher or Florencia Lozano please….a tad young perhaps, but sophisticated beauties indeed!

Scott (ATWT Fan)
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Scott (ATWT Fan)

Colleen Zenk! She needs to be back in daytime; and given that they are shut down for two-months, wouldn’t that mean they are 3-4 months ahead, especially since they shut down a month earlier this year, too?

sonniorsolita
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sonniorsolita

What about Lauren Koslow? She’d be perfect, lol.

blake
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blake

Exactly!

mike
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mike

The possibilities seem endless. Collen Zenk, Kim Zimmer, Julia Duffy,Kathleen Noone, Linda Dano, Morgan Fairchild,

john
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john

How fun would it be if they brought back Gloria Loring as this new character! She’s a fan favorite and they switched actor roles before! She’s still looking great!

Freeman Griffin
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Freeman Griffin

ROBIN STRASSER!!!!!!

Llanviewer717
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Llanviewer717

Robin Strasser is my first thought too. I understand she lives in California now.

Celia
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Celia

Good call. Love Robin, Llanviewer….actually, anyone of the ladies from OLTL will do.
Also, Susan Lucci? I know she just turned seventy. We’re December babies….day, not year…LOL.
But, she looks so good, she could pass for fifty.

Gary
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Gary

That would be cool

Iakovos
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Iakovos

There are man women from soaps cancelled I would like to see on screen again. We are blessed with many talents. I wish DAYS did not work on this insane advance schedule. It may be a budget salve for producers and NBC, but creatively, I think it has disadvantages.

JMER
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JMER

Anything is better for a budgeting strategy than Valentini’s block taping. It ruins the pacing of stories. Trust me.

James R. Poissant
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James R. Poissant

All these names I’m seeing are awesome suggestions for the role—every single one of these ladies could pull it off with no problem!!!

Llanviewer717
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Llanviewer717

Why is this show still taping 6 months in advance? I thought NBC wanted them to stop that and go to a normal daytime taping schedule.

4ever DAYS
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4ever DAYS

After the present production break, DAYS will be five months ahead, Llanviewer717. NBC only stated they “wish” DAYS didn’t have their large tape to air schedule. That wish turned into a rumor that it was mandatory. The truth is if NBC wanted a shorter tape to air schedule, then they would have to give more money to DAYS and Sony who have to have this production schedule in order to not run out of money. Different topic: Kassie DePaiva was on yesterDAYS show! I believe this was to be her contract comeback, but that was changed due to her illness,… Read more »

Joel
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Joel

Kimberlin Brown.

Patrick
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Patrick

LOVE all the posts….

Beth Chamberlain, ex-Beth, GL
Colleen Zenk , ex-Barbara , ATWT
Robin Crhistopher, ex-Skye, GH

it’s possible to love these women in equal measure… just delight

Colleen Zenk for the job. aside from the Snyders…. Babs will always be held in high regard. LOVE her.

jake hernandez
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jake hernandez

Marj Dusay would be another great possibility

blake
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blake

True, it’s stupid she hasn’t been on another soap since GL was cancelled.

Nicholas
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Nicholas

brenda dickson !

jeanine girard
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jeanine girard

Well, whoever they select I hope they do right by the actress. We know how many time a fan favorite comes on board to great fanfare and then…. I do like the idea of Colleen Zenk as well. Classy, beautiful and can play ruthless but can have a degree of empathy for others. If she were brought on, make it a long term role and have Trent Dawson play a role in her business/organization. GOLD!!

Elite
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Elite

Robin Strasser if they are looking for mature… love her…

Kelly Sullivan also would be terrific if they could get her

Celia
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Celia

Hi, Elite,
I love Kelly Sullivan, but, she is too young, I think…..well, for the ‘mature’ woman they are seeking.
She is nowhere near 55.

damien
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damien

marcy walker!!!( eden, santa barabara)
would love to see her and a matinez reunited on another nbc soap!
keep her and pit her against eduardo as two citizens of the law fighting the same cause albeit taking different methods…slow burn and bring them together romantically in a different take from cruz and eden from sants barabra!
cruz and eden were supercouple royalty …days could use a new supercouple!! the pairing could generate buzz…

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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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