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DAYS Puts Out Casting Call For New Role Which Sounds A lot Like EJ DiMera!

Rumors have begun circulating this week that hot on the heels of Alison Sweeney (Sami) announcing she is departing the NBC soap opera, Days of our Lives after 21 years in 2014, that perhaps James Scott is also choosing to leave his role as EJ DiMera!

And with that, came news today via Soap Opera Digest of a new casting call that was put out by the NBC daytime drama which sounds to them like a cross between EJ DiMera and Chad DiMera (last played by Casey Deidrick).

The casting breakdown reads, they are casting for the role of “Fletcher” who is described as a 25 to 32 year old: “GORGEOUS CAUCASIAN MALE. Must be at least 6′. Confident, Charismatic, powerful, dynamic. His dry wit and breathtaking looks make him irresistible to the ladies. He is a master in the boardroom and bedroom. Men want to be him. Underneath it all though, is a good man with a heart of gold.” The role is contract.”

So what do you think is going on here?  Is ” Fletcher” truly a new character?  A recast?  Weigh-in!

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

Sounds like a new Chad to me…if James Scott was leaving they could give Allison her happy ending and they would leave together…would like James Depaiva to join the show as Peter Blake!!!

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

The little girl who plays Hope’s daughter Ciara reminds of the child actress Natasha Ryan(?) who ironically played little Hope back in the 1970s…perfect casting!!!

SZima
SZima

James Scott signed a new contract about a year ago and they’re usually for 3 years.

But if he IS in contract negotiations, this could be the “usual ploy” by the show to get JS to re-sign…threatening to re-cast the character.

Sandy
Sandy

This actually sounds like Philip K to me!

Terry Nolan
Terry Nolan

Maybe it could be Andrew Donovan, hopefully.

Patrick
Patrick

to offset the tigress’ Eve and Theresa

Patrick
Patrick

you know… I just have to wonder…. what an opportune time for DOOL to hammer it home……

bring Shane and Kimberly home as well

this would be the #1 family…. to catapult supercouple… the bradys… and back to the sizzling drama that stratosphered DAYS to begin with….

imagine…. Shane, Kimberly, Eve, Andrew, and Theresa

LOL

WOW!

MBmomof3
MBmomof3

Yes it does.

Kay
Kay

I definitely with you there, sounds a lot more like Philip than EJ or Chad.

Ashley
Ashley

Days will never be the same without Sammy and ej I hope they are replace.

Sharonda
Sharonda

I hope not. The ratings will go down. Now, what they need to do is stop casting and rehire-get Lexi out of the dirt already!

KimD
KimD

Stefano going to have another son?

shawn
shawn

“A good man with heart of gold” sounds NOTHING like EJ.

MBmomof3
MBmomof3

That’s what I thought.

Pris
Pris

I thought it was EJ Dimera till I got to the “Heart of Gold” part doesn’t sound like EJ to me, I wish James Scott stays on Days

Derek
Derek

I wouldn’t say this sounds like EJ at all. EJ.isn’t in his 20s, he’s about mid 30s unless they are making him younger, which I highly doubt. Also, EJ does not have a heart of gold whatsoever. Sorry Michael, your headline is misleading on this one.

Ana
Ana

Hope not!on th heels of everything going on with the fiasco of Y&R we r loosing most of the good actors!!

mollie
mollie

A little off topic of Days, but do you think Trevor Saint John would be a great Adam Newman re-cast? I do 🙂

Kay
Kay

Honestly no. I love Trevor St. John, and while he could certainly play the character, I’d have difficulty believing him as Nick and Victoria’s younger brother. Trevor St. John is older than them, looks older than them, and looks considerably older than the actress who plays Chelsea. So as much as I’d love to see TSJ back on my screen, I’m gonna have to say I’d rather see him as a new character on a soap that isn’t Y&R. They don’t deserve him.

Patrick
Patrick

EJ leaving certainly crossed my mind…. after Allison Sweeney announced her exit.

I LOVE EJ… thank god Kristen and Stefano are still with

possibly…. Trevor St. John?
possibly… Michael Muhney? would be perfect

I cetainly hope James Scott remains

he’s one of those characters and def… an actor… that NNC – Sony – DOOL should pull out all the stops for him

if not.. it’s no different, I guess… than Y&R letting MM and BM go – adam and billy

Kay
Kay

I think it’s a little different than Michael Muhney getting fired for alleged sexual harassment, but I definitely agree they should pull out all the stops to keep him. With or without Sami, EJ (and James) need to stay.

mfarris70
mfarris70

Sounds like James Scott might be in contract negotiations.

David
David

Doesn’t sound like EJ to me, and the ag range is too young eh?

Emily
Emily

Can it be EJ’s brother? EJ right now is about 36 right? So if it were an EJ recast then they’d reverse age him down a few years. He’d be too young for Nicole. So, there would have to be another female character (or two) brought on board to make this interesting.

john
john

sounds like a recast of chad. would make the ej/abby situation interesting.

MBmomof3
MBmomof3

This doesn’t sound like EJ to me. Chad or Phillip K maybe. I hope James Scott doesn’t leave. He is one of my favorites.

beverly schneider
beverly schneider

James Scott is most likely well over 32 – perhaps he is 36-38. So I would guess it’s not to replace his character although “Fletcher” certainly does sound like the name of an Englishman and if TBTB are trying to keep their fans off guard the certainly could have changed the name for that purpose.

beverly schneider
beverly schneider

OH YEAH – and “heart of gold” – not EJ!

toscanti
toscanti

Michael Muhney would be Great in the role. Sony will never allow that!

Jack Evans
Jack Evans

What a casting Revolving door is happening at Days – sounds to me like contractual negotiations are going on –

john
john

Rumors are that james scott, EJ dimera is leaving. lets hope not. James is a great actor. Days of our lives, ratings are really good right now. Recast bo brady with James depaiva or ted king. Both of them are wonderful actors.

Rose
Rose

“Charismatic, powerful, dynamic. His dry wit and breathtaking looks: sounds like EJ. But the board room and heart of gold sound more like Philip or Brady.

Although I certainly think EJ has a good heart underneath his desires for vengeance, sometimes I don’t think the writers believe it. They certainly are not displaying it with the current storyline. 🙁

Priscilla
Priscilla

Sounds like they are looking for CHRISTIAN GRAY. Maby they should contact 50 shades of Days

betsybee
betsybee

I believe this new actor casting somehow will replace Chad. Spoler somewhere quoted Abbygetting hooked up with another guy. Thank God !!!!! Leave EJ alone.

Hope his negotiations go well for him and they should now that Ali will retire. Her acting has failed lately as if she didn’t truly care anymore about the show. JMO

Patrick
Patrick

I kinda agree… that as hot as it’s been

EJ can steam the heck out of us!

I wasn’t looking forward to the holier than thou, Jennifer part 2

maybe…by then… Abs will calm down… and get with the program… the golden circle doesn’t want her back…. live a little and enjoy… Chad would be better for her

catherine
catherine

it better not be for ej, cause james scott is ej…nooooooooooooo days, we want james to stay…i hope it’s philip and i would like to have jay kenneth johnson back.

Rozanne
Rozanne

I hope js does leave days don’t deserve the greatness of him aspnd as they helped bring days back to a great soap and how are they rewarded with a stab in the back in the worst way to trays biggest fanbase which is #ejami who showed them that we are not idiots and won’t watch the ej and Abigail trash they keep shoving down out throats that’s all #cordaysfaught which we help trend for hours and hours on twitter !!

Mo
Mo

I hope JS doesn’t leave. He doesn’t have other jobs, like Ali, so I hope not. I thought it was for Chad.

Just wish Days would let EJami be happy for the little time left with Ali as Sami.

Amy from Australia
Amy from Australia

Totally agree! Let Ejami survive happily in the little time we have with them. I do have to add that I want to see Ejami have a happy ending and leave the show together. Sami is the only one for Ej and I want them to go out together as the best couple in soap history! If Sami can’t have him, I don’t want anyone to!

betsybee
betsybee

Understand that James is about to do a movie..Anyone know what kind !! Will it be a Hallmark or an NBC Special !! The latter I hope.

I somehow have a feeling that James prefers not to be on the Big Screen. He like his life as it is at the moment. His home, definitely his job, his animals, and time for biking, hiking, reading, and a girlfriend on the side. What better life could anyone want these days. !!

He is also a very intelligent man and I am sure he will do well for himself.

I would adopt him tomorrow. !!! Native of my homeland ., !!!!

slot
slot

Hopefully EJ/James Scott stays with DOOL, and Adam Gregory/Thomas of B&B will be cast as “Fletcher” !!

Colleen
Colleen

I am Praying that Ej / James Scott is not leaving days of our lives. I miss Peter Reckell who played Bo Brady wish he would come back but if he doesn’t their needs to be closure for hope and bo’s storyline so she can maybe have a relationship with Craig…I also wish they were bringing back old Eve Donavon and not a new actress to protray her. I am loosing faith with DOOL because to many changes and no long term storys lasting. I loved Jack and Jennifer, Sami and Lucas, Bo and Hope, Marlena and John, I would love to see Nicole be happy in the show, and Brady Black…..PLEASE DON’T LEAVE JAMES SCOTT I LOVE YOU IN THE SHOW……..

Suzanne
Suzanne

EJ and Sammi were the best duo on Days…very sad to see both leave..Personally I do not care for the new Chad at all..neither do some of my friends. All the best to those that have left the show…nothing can replace them…they were at the top of their game.

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