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John-Paul Lavoisier Done at Days of our Lives!

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Another more recent casting acquisition is exiting Days of our Lives.

According to Soap Opera Digest on Tuesday, former One Life to Live star John-Paul Lavoisier, who returned to daytime as a recast Phillip Kiriakis of Salem, is leaving the long-running NBC soap opera.

According to SOD, Lavoisier will finish taping this month and exit on-screen towards the end of the year.  JP debuted on DAYS back in 2015, and first aired in December of that year.

Just what this means for the role of Phillip remains to be seen.  Is a DAYS recast forthcoming? Could Jay Kenneth Johnson come back to reprise the role?  Will the role just be written off the canvas?

Lavosier spent almost 11 years on One Life to Live as pivotal character Rex Balsom. Prior to his latest gig at DAYS he was featured in two online soap series: Winterthorne and Beacon Hill.

So, what do you think of the exit of Lavoisier?  Did he never catch fire as Phillip? What do you think DAYS should do next with the role of Phillp?  Share your thoughts in the comment section below.

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Aria
Aria

Seems like all dool does is stunt casting but they don’t ever back it up long term

Dylan
Dylan

WHY…oh why….does this show…and others….keep hiring A List soap stars, ad wastig them????????

Bee
Bee

I love John Paul Lavoisier!

dmr
dmr

I never really cared much for the actor when on OLTL, or on DOOL. On OLTL, I thought his character was very immature and annoying. On DOOL, I think he was miscast. Best of luck to him; but, DOOL needs to clean-out Salem-starting with the teen scene. I stopped DVR-ing the show. It’s just been awful.

RichInIowa
RichInIowa

Agree re Lavoisier. You said it perfectly.

vinee
vinee

Agree,he has never been a actor more of an ego; and with a number of unemployed former soap actors that could do justice to the role they should be able to recast.

nancy dillingham
nancy dillingham

Agree!

Douglas
Douglas

“Days of our Lives” is just a revolving door these days. Another dumb casting decision.

dmr
dmr

This was one of the worst casting decisions, IMO. I watched the Chloe & Phillip scenes today (Wednesday) and the character was totally miscast.

Mister Media
Mister Media

Sadly this is typical of Days at this point. I feel sorry for these actors who are seduced and abandoned by the show. If he didn’t catch fire as Phillip it’s because the writers never struck a match and gave him anything much to do. All that Days is doing at this point is training viewers not to invest an their characters. It’s here today, gone six months from now. I thought he was great in the role. As much as I want to like Days it is becoming increasingly unwatchable, at times literally – turn on some lights so I can see what isn’t happening!

Debs
Debs

I agree! I’ve been watching on and off for approx. 30+ years. Just when the cast someone with potential and chemistry, they divert the storyline and then write-off the character.
Fans are going to burn-out from the rapid turn-over. Sign actor and develop stories – quit jerking us around!

Kim Simmons
Kim Simmons

Me too

Rodd
Rodd

I get that people come in and out of our lives for brief periods at a time in real life but on my soaps, I want them to be consistently there for me. I’m getting whiplash trying to keep up with who’s there, who’s returning and who’s leaving. It’s so confusing. JPL was an tremendous talent to have on DAYS. He and so many others who are leaving will be missed.

dmr
dmr

& why have a character return in a recast? Makes it even more confusing to me.

Iakovos
Iakovos

Whiplash is a good word for it, Rodd! Hey DAYS, stop the stunt casting and really focus on the characters that matter. And when making decisions, commit to them. It is difficult to commit and to invest in the show when so many come and go, and when favorite talent is announced with fanfare, only to soon be relegated to sorry plots and quick exits. Make it work, DAYS! You have too strong and storied a legacy to let slip away.

Kim Simmons
Kim Simmons

Sounds like I’m in the minority but I really liked his portrayal of Phillip. Hate to see him go

Phil
Phil

The character should be written off. There is nowhere for him to go at this point. The cast is way too big to begin with… though I would welcome Kassim DePaiva as Eve back full time anyday!

Mark
Mark

I hear she’s coming back. Her airdate starts in November.

jacque
jacque

Phillip was never given a story to catch fire…

Tomas Torquemada
Tomas Torquemada

AGREE. The writing has been beyond horrible. Did he have a storyline? No, he didn’t. No one does.

The pacing is horrible. I watched two characters deliver the one scene three times in an episode. It’s the same scene they did last week and the week before.

He’s a talented actor in a role with ties to two families and a fair amount of history. So where’s the story? We got the Belle Phillip Sean triangle. Again. Well, two decades later and that teen era storyline has zero gas in the tank. Quelle surprise.

As for there being too many characters I respectfully disagree. At thirty minutes and twice the cast Coronation Street achieves in every regard. They’d never have Theresa and Brady do the same scene three times in one episode and then repeat that for three weeks running. (Same with Abby – same scene for three weeks. Same with Hope Aiden… etc.) Corrie keeps more characters on the canvas and everything keeps moving. Am I fan of all those characters and stories? No. But I also don’t have tear my hair out watching Abby ‘go crazy’ for four months. (The actors deserved better.)

Buona Fortuna, JPL

Pamela Davis
Pamela Davis

Well said.

Jacque
Jacque

Exactly!

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

Coronation Street is my favorite soap….

James R. Poissant
James R. Poissant

I really thought he was a very good Phillip—I hope he lands something else soon. It was great seeing someone from OLTL get a gig on another soap. I miss all those actors but at least I have seen some of them move on to other things.

Melissa
Melissa

Sorry to hear this. I don’t watch Days but I like this actor very much. I hope he lands on his feet in another role soon.

Michael
Michael

I’m just … wow. Shawn, Belle, Phillip – all characters that work when in the hands of a writer that has at least some imagination. And yet, all three have been in B-stories (at best) since being brought back to the canvas. And instead of finding something compelling for them to do, they write them in stories that see little time, are inadequately fleshed out, and then – they get written off.

Jimmy
Jimmy

DAYS is making some terrible casting decisions lately. I’m not a fan of this at all. JPL is a great actor and fits the role of Philip really well. I think it’s a mistake letting him go, just as it was a mistake to fire Brandon Beemer and Martha Madison. Shawn, Belle and Philip are important characters to the Salem canvas and I see no reason why the shouldn’t stick around.

James
James

Actors are lucky to get an acting gig lasting an entire season but only some can say they’ve got jobs that kept them afloat for nearly a year or longer and an even rarer few who have got acting gigs that lasted nearly an entire lifetime . Sad to see John Paul go but I wish him the best of luck.

I’ve only seen glimpses of him as Philip and while I’m a fan of his previous Rex Balsom role in OLTL, I don’t think he was able to grow into the role in the time he was able to portray him, at least based on some of the pas episodes I’ve seen of him.

And I found an erratum, by the way:: It’s “JAY Kenneth Johnson”, not Philip Kenneth Johnson. 🙂

Mateo
Mateo

He was awful on DAYS and looked tired. There was no chemistry at all with sour faced Belle. Sorry that an actor has to lose a source of steady income but there is a LONG list of actors on DAYS who need to hit the road Jack.

Tim S.
Tim S.

I agree.. def not a good casting role for him. He is talented but just not the right role for him.

Celia
Celia

LOL, Mateo. For the longest time I could not put a name on Belle. You did it !!!!!! Yes, she always looks like she has eaten lemons.
I feel badly for John-Paul. I loved him on OLTL, always bringing humor and a sense of joie de vivre on the table.
Days is walking on shaky legs. How long before it needs a wheelchair?

Roz
Roz

I agree he was not a good fit. I felt like I watching Rex Balsom from OLTL instead of Phillip Kiriakis. He played the role in the same manner as he would Rex it did not work for me. I hate to see anyone lose their job,and I wish him the best. I just hope his next role is a better fit.

Tim Clarke
Tim Clarke

I agree about Belle, she does not possess anything magnetic or even interesting – get rid of her – write her out and send her Ex boring husband with her and Phillip too LoL –
Sorry, My apologies to long time fans but the show STINKS right now – it is an exercise in tedium just to endure.

Celia
Celia

@Tim Clarke.
Sadly, Tim, I cannot disagree with you. You speak the truth.

Mandy
Mandy

He was NEVER right for the role, and I never quite got used to him as Philip. Too much goofiness, weird facial expressions and overacting. However, I’d rather have Philip on-screen than not. I’ll hold out hope that they are recasting until I hear otherwise. Shawn/Belle/Philip is the only reason I’ve watched the last few months. HUGE mistake if they are getting rid of all three permanently. (Still hoping that bringing back Shawn & Belle was the SOD blind item from a couple of months ago.)

Celia
Celia

Another wasted talent. Talk about DOOL tossing actors around. What is being done to John-Paul was done to Melissa Archer, Kassie DePaiva and so many more outstanding actors who have earned their status on these soaps.
I don’t think John-Paul ‘caught fire’ as Phillip because of the insipid storylines given him, which, may I add, were going nowhere.
Gimme a break!!!! Not happy.

Llanviewer717
Llanviewer717

Thank you Celia for mentioning Melissa Archer and Kassie DePaiva. You are so right. I’m glad I’m not the only viewer who sees a pattern here.

Celia
Celia

That’s how I see it, Llannviewer. It’s pathetic!!!! It’s as if ALL the OLTL actors are jinxed.
Nothing can replace OLTL and its cast for me. Glad we share the same thought.

Vicki
Vicki

Again, would love to see Melissa Archer on GH. This needs to happen!

Marianne
Marianne

Agreed. Wonderful actors. Personally would love to see Melissa Archer on GH.

jaybird369
jaybird369

Celia…I get what you’re saying here. I really do. Yet, I look at it like this: This is DOOL…not ‘DOOL Meets OLTL’. Just saying……….

Later, my friend.

SuziQ
SuziQ

I really liked him in this part. Brought a very unique “vibe” to the show. I wish he wasn’t leaving. Really good actor.

clh
clh

Is Days ‘ intention to be cancelled, they have the absolute worst decision makes ever. They didn’t even write decent story for him to begin with.

Darren
Darren

He was miscast as Phillip, loved him as Rex on OLTL. Days is in serious trouble. The ratings are falling to all time lows. They need to make more changes. Bring back Vivian, Ivan, Anna Dimera and Calliope Jones. Bring back the original Phillip, Kenneth Johnson.

louisa
louisa

He has not had a chance to catch fire! What a waste. Very disappointed in Days. JPL is amazing!

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

He showed promise when he first came on but Deimos stole his thunder and his Philip did not make the impact i had hoped he would-i blame the writing!!!

Tomas Torquemada
Tomas Torquemada

100% agree. He had no pages. What he did have was awful. Not drunk driving former priest awful but perilously close

Benjaman
Benjaman

So typical of DOOL. Bring these established actors on with such fan-fare and in no time at all they are shown the door. So sad.

Pamela Davis
Pamela Davis

Agreed, what is disguised as casting designed to keep viewers involved seems actually to be sabotage. Or, perhaps, more generously, writers and producers who really don’t care much about the product, and are just phoning in their participation. In my opinion, DOOL would benefit from an experiment in hiring involved fans and giving them some real input. There are more good ideas and perceptive insights in fan commentary than in the current scripting. Of course, this isn’t a complete novelty, given the soap’s history. In my decades of intermittent following of this show, I have often given up and later my interest was rekindled. There have been death knells before, but who knows?, this round sadly may be the last.

Timmm
Timmm

Send him to Y&R and send Jason Thompson back to GH!

Barbara from Atlanta
Barbara from Atlanta

I thought the same thing. I don’t watch DAYS and know very little about this actor. However, he has more of the “Billy Abbott look” (as established by the prior actors in the role) than Jason Thompson.

I’m not buying Thompson at all as Billy. He might have made a good Adam as he has dark looks similar to Victor but Billy he ain’t.

Timmm
Timmm

Jason is a great actor and I had faith in him based off that BUT, time is up, its a bust!

PS: Speaking of Billy Abbott look-a-likes, PLEASE drop Travis! He is awful with Vicki!

Susan
Susan

@Barbara – In my opinion Young and Restless changed Billy Abbott’s look because they wanted to change the character completely. Before the accident, that almost took his life, Billy would never have thought of having an affair with his brother’s wife. I bet there is a lot more Billy is going to do next. So I doubt that Jason is leaving. However, I want Travis gone asap. That Travis is up to something and it’s not good. One day Victoria is going to wake up to discover the damage that man has down to her life and to her father’s company. Travis is on someone’s pay roll and I would like to know whose. Time for Natalie and Kevin to use their computer skills to deal with Travis.

Celia
Celia

Thank you, Barbara. I have been lamenting this litany from day one. Jason Thompson does not know Billy Abbott. He has not figured him out. While Billy Abbott ‘walked’ around with a devil-may-care attitude; he was never the arrogant, dog in the manger, spoiled brat , ” I-wanna-rearrange-your-face” kind of guy. Jason has no allure/charisma.
I must disagree with Susan……Billy did have an affair with his brother’s wife before the accident. Her name is Sharon.
Nonetheless, Barbara. I never would have thought of it….But, yes, I can see how John-Paul could have fit into Billy’s Mercury ‘winged’ shoes like a glove.

JSP
JSP

JPL would make a good Billy Abbott

Timmm
Timmm

He looks like a cross between Miller and Thompson!

boes
boes

Send Jason Thompson ANYWHERE AT ALL, I agree, just away from Genoa City. But do NOT send JPL to Y&R, unless he’s getting a job in janitorial or food service. NOT on screen. Please, God….

Susan
Susan

I disagree!. JPL is a very good at what he does. It’s not his fault that the writers on DOOL had no idea what they were doing. An actor is only as good as the script he is given. And the writing for Philip was terrible. DOOL brings in great talented actors and thens wastes the opportunity in a hurry. JPL was wonderful on OLTL because the writers there knew what they were doing.

Llanviewer717
Llanviewer717

I’m not surprised. They never did anything with him. Having enjoyed his performance on One Life to Live, I was looking forward having John-Paul on Days. I’ve been totally disappointed with the material he was given. From where I sat, Phillip was a peripheral character reacting to the Victor/Deimos feud and to, another wasted character, Belle. Why does DOOL hire these experienced, known actors and then do nothing with them?

I’m sorry to see John-Paul go because he is a talented actor. But, he’s probably better off if he wants to do anything with his talent. I wish him nothing but the best in his future.

Tim Clarke
Tim Clarke

Good bye and good luck to this guy, he added zippo to an already weak show.
Also, I can’t stand the character of Belle, and her with Phillip plus her ex-husband, it all adds up to = who the heck cares.

Michael S.
Michael S.

Days doesn’t seem to know how to leverage it’s named casting. They bring these well named stars from other soaps but then either don’t use them or get rid of them. Previously working on OLTL seems to be the kiss of death on Days.

Ken
Ken

I am so tired of this **** What is the problem? Dena needs to get a drink of water and sit down somewhere. Her writing has been proven to be bipolar at best. I need some answers. Why is Days of Our Lives having so many problem with retaining writers and then hire back the ones who throw it in the toilet to begin with. When is the Days going back to its traditional filming? Do us all a favor and take your medication and sit down somewhere and write relevant stories. Where is William Bell when you need him?????

Mo
Mo

JP did not catch fire as Philip. I like him, but this was not a good fit for him.

If Jay returns as Philip, okay. Otherwise maybe leave Philip off. I would like Philip and Victor to reconnect.

I thought Chloe and Philip were going to reconnect so don’t know what this means for Chloe’s story.

Lou Piikes
Lou Piikes

JPL was totally miscast as Philip Kiriakis just like KDP was miscast as Eve Donovan.

LujackLvr
LujackLvr

John-Paul Lavoisier is the poor man’s Dennis Cole. I never cared for Kassie DePaiva as Eve [Charlotte Ross will always be Eve to me but she has moved on to bigger–if not better, like marrying & raising a family out of the spotlight] things…but then again, I still remember Kassie in her first daytime role when she went by her maiden name, Kassie Wesley, as GUIDING LIGHT’s Chelsea Marie Reardon, in 1986.

nancy dillingham
nancy dillingham

Wow! Never thought of it–but you are right–he DOES look like Dennis Cole!

Susan
Susan

@LujackLvr – who is Dennis Cole?

LujackLvr
LujackLvr

Susan, Dennis Cole was a big TV actor in the 1970s. He starred on THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS as Lance Prentiss in the late ’70s [before or after John McCook, it does not say–but if memory serves me correctly, Dennis was the second Lance[?] before the Brooks/Prentiss families were wiped out of Genoa City to make room for the Abbott & Newman families that still populate the show today. Dennis was also married to Jaclyn Smith for about three years during her CHARLIE’S ANGELS run as Kelly Garrett & I remember him guest-starring on that show once or twice during their marriage as the requisite villain. The son of alcoholics, Dennis Cole died at age 69 in a Fort Lauderdale, Florida hospital on November 15, 2009.

Mary SF
Mary SF

Thank God he was the worse Philip ever. I wish soaps would stop trying to cast big names, and start casting for the actor that actually fits the role– if the original actor is unavailable, then recast, but try to at least match the age and personality and keep the history of show in mind when recasting– just because someone was popular on another soap and role that doesn’t mean they are right for every role

Pamela Davis
Pamela Davis

Good point.

Jp
Jp

I don’t think the character caught on. Terrible storyline. Another wasted talented being let go.

Jp
Jp

Another wasted talent being let go.

Tim Clarke
Tim Clarke

The actor, no offense to his talent, didn’t connect with the audience and I’m not exactly sure why except that the writing has been absolutely atrocious. Every time he tries to smooth things over with Victor, I never feel a sense of connectivity between them, and Jon Aniston is a great actor so it can’t be that.

Sandy
Sandy

He just didn’t gel in the role of Philip K as well as the cast of characters of days, they wrote his Philip K role very bad to where nothing he did not said made any sense at all and his hair style they had for his role of Philip K didn’t help him nor the character. Best of luck to you and I wish you the best in your future, sorry days did not work out but they at days are on a slow sinking ship.

damien
damien

no wonder jason cook never conyinued on a shawn.
he has behind the scenes experience and he saw the writing on the wall with this clown troupe thats the days executives. no vision. no story. ….and a year ago corday was promising big things. wat a load of shit. days is directionless.
something major behind the scenes has to happen to get it back on track or bye bye days

4ever DAYS
4ever DAYS

The release of JPL could actually indicate direction, damien. DAYS could’ve decided to do away with Shawn, Belle and Philip in order to focus on Sonny, Paul and possibly Will. Also Jay Kenneth Johnson may be returning as Philip. Most viewers seem to want JKJ back.

4ever DAYS
4ever DAYS

I forgot to agree with you though, damien. It does seem directionless with all the changes.

brian
brian

seems most of the OLTL actors are free again….maybe it’s time for OLTL V3 !

Llanviewer717
Llanviewer717

Oh, how I wish that would happen!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Tim Clarke
Tim Clarke

I second that emotion – bring back One Life to Live or All My Children or both in a combination. Please do something, this show is so lackluster I could fall asleep.
Also, I am not enthralled at all by Deimos, the younger brother of Victor. The storyline of his taking over Victor’s house and being involved with Nicole (because she resembles his old flame) just isn’t going anywhere. What was the point of him being rescued by Chloe?

Boes
Boes

Now that I could go for times 100!

louisa
louisa

Seriously. Just bring back OLTL! JPL was amazing as Rex Balsam.

Alexis Gouzoules
Alexis Gouzoules

I suggest they utilize this great guy on #Gh and make him the new Lucky!!!!!! He is a great actor and could pull Lucky off!

Boes
Boes

Only if they decide to cast him as Lucky’s corpse – and even then I doubt if this ham could keep from mugging it up.

He should be practicing “Do you want fries with that”. He’s the OLTL equivalent of Cameron Matheson, thong and all.

nancy dillingham
nancy dillingham

NO, NO, and NO! Not as Lucky! PLEASE!

rebecca1
rebecca1

I like John-Paul too and had we didn’t already have a fantastic Dylan on GH (I’m blanking out can’t remember his name but I love this actor) I could see John-Paul more as Dylan than Lucky.

rebecca1
rebecca1

had should be if

4ever DAYS
4ever DAYS

JPL hasn’t been on long enough or in a big enough storyline for me to decide if I like him or not.

It’s hard to imagine Jay Kenneth Johnson returning as Philip because it was said that he is living like a caveman. He weighs 300 lbs and has long hair and a beard like ZZ Top! I guess ZZ Top is better than Zzzzzzzzz, LOL!

nancy dillingham
nancy dillingham

🙂

Deb
Deb

He is a great actor. They’ve let go of a lot of great actors to focus on young actors who can’t act and characters nobody cares about. The 6month lead time does nothing to help the situation by the time a character catches on they are gone. I would love to see him show up on GH.

Lew S.
Lew S.

Note to all ex-OLTL actors: Stay away from this show!!

Tim Clarke
Tim Clarke

LOL – honestly that is good, solid advice – and please extend the warning to ex cast members of All My Children.

Penny
Penny

I wish JP all the best!

Lala
Lala

People are coming and going on that show like paper work.Never seen it so much.What is going on?

Helen
Helen

A talented actor terribly miscast.

blake
blake

Days just needs to retire. She’s at the point of Peapack, NJ Guiding Light and Goutman As The World Turns.

jaybird369
jaybird369

I look at it like this: John-Paul Lavoisier was the W-O-R-S-T Phillip Kiriakis EVER!!!!! Oh..and ENOUGH ALREADY with the re-casting of the PK character!!!!! DOOL needs to FINALLY write out the character altogether!!!!!

Just saying……….

Susan
Susan

NO! DOL needs to hire better writers who know and understand the history of the characters they are dealing with. Days brings in talented actors and then wastes their talent almost as quickly as they appear on scene. The writers did to JPL the exact same thing they did to KD. If I could, I would grab hold of Vincent Irizarry and tell him to run away from DOOL ASAP before the writers also destroy the character of Demios.

boes
boes

Days has used him badly and didn’t seem to have a coherent idea of what to even use Philip for. All Show has him do is moon over Belle, get drunk and imitate Veronica Lake with all his hair tosses.
Plus, JPL just isn’t a good actor. His acting tics which were bad enough on OLTL have only gotten worse. He’s not leading man material. He would be best used as an infrequent background character, brought out every now and then for comic relief.

Marisa Cannata
Marisa Cannata

they should bring back Jay Kenneth Johnson I liked him as Philip as a matter of fact I miss him. so I do hope they do bring him back.

Susan
Susan

After watching the terrible job the writers are doing on DOL why would Jay Kenneth Johnson ever consider returning to DOOL?

Tad
Tad

How is that JPL got fired for not being a good fit for the role, but the horrible so called actors that play Joey and Ciara are considered good fits for their roles and are still on the show?

Helen
Helen

I could not agree more. It’s painful to watch the Ciara character deliver lines. Which she cannot. The Joey character is marginally better.

Mo
Mo

Yesterday was very painful as Ciara had a lot of scenes. Why was she smiling when Chad went off on her?

I fast forwarded through Jade/Joey. Wish they’d stayed in CA off-screen.

4ever DAYS
4ever DAYS

I don’t see where it says he wasn’t a good fit, Tad. He could’ve been let go for the return of Jay Kenneth Johnson.

The Joey and Ciara performers may have been let go. Some exits are kept secret longer than others.

louisa
louisa

Agree! JPL is so much better than the teens! I can’t even watch them.

Susan
Susan

@ Tad – JPL got fired because DOL decided he wasn’t right for the role? Well how about firing the writers who didn’t know how to write for the character of Philip.

Rochelle
Rochelle

He was great on OLTL, & if he is looking for work GH should hire him . He & Bree can catch up

Michie jones
Michie jones

So true! The history of these characters and being part of main families is infuriating that they can’t write better story lines for them! Why bring Aiden back if you can’t let him and Hope find their way back to being in love. Rafe and Hope have no chemistry! Fast forward those scenes!! Hate that they’re writing Ciara as a manipulative tramp! What girl that’s been raped a few months ago is going to start daydreaming about any guy, especially a married man at least 10 yrs her senior!

Mo
Mo

And who is married to her cousin!!!

Alexis Gouzoules
Alexis Gouzoules

Wow….your too kind. Don’t hold back.

Drake
Drake

Days is starting to concern me. All shows hit lulls but when is someone going to say enough is enough and do a serious restructuring of this show. I really think Ron Carlivati could turn DOOL around to the couldn’t-miss-an-episode days of the 90s

Omar
Omar

Drake, I am so with you!! I agree, Ron C will help this show big time by shifting its mood from gloom and doom to over the top melodrama, romance and comedy relief!! And bring back some core characters killed off by the last couple of head writers who have destroyed this show!

mike
mike

They tried to make him Phillip rather than let him recreate Phillip and it did not work. If they had let him infuse the character with some of his personality he would have caught on.

rebecca1
rebecca1

Rodd, I LOVE your comment! The very fact that there is no security in real life, that people we get close to come and go for various reasons, is part of the allure of soaps. Familiar faces who never leave. People we invest in who are always there. That’s why the sudden disappearance of the soaps that were abruptly canceled left such a gap. On another note, I’m a fan of John-Paul.

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Later in the podcast, Freddie Smith (Sonny), Judi Evans (Adrienne) and Wally Kurth (Justin) talk on what’s going down with the Kiriakis family including:  Justin and Adrienne’s “officiating” Eve and Jack’s wedding; while Sonny tries to help Will cope with the news of Will’s brain tumor and what may be left for their future together.  Plus, Judi talks about how Freddie got chosen to play the role of Sonny in the first place, since she screen-tested with him.

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At the end of the episode, Michael asks Freddie, Judi, and Wally to play a game called, “Dish, Dirt, or Delight” were they pick a name out of dish and offer up thoughts on some of their past or present co-stars from DAYS.   Listen to what they had to say!

Download this latest installment on iTunes here, or take a listen at NBC.com/Inside Salem.

Then let us know,  what was your favorite part of this episode of Inside Salem? Who do you hope turns out to be the father of Jordan’s baby?  What do you think will happen next for Sonny and Will?  Comment below.

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DAYS OF OUR LIVES: Will Learns He Has A Brain Tumor; What Next For WilSon?

On Days of our Lives, Sonny (Freddie Smith) and Will (Chandler Massey) have been through the wringer.  Just like any power couple in “soapdom” they are constantly pulled apart by circumstances that drives distance between them, or prevents them from being happily reunited.  But then, isn’t that was soaps are all about … or, do these boys deserve a bit of peace and quiet?

On Wednesday’s episode of the NBC daytime drama series, Rex (Kyle Lowder) and Sarah (Linsey Godfrey) drop the bomb on WilSon.  Sadly, Will has a small brain tumor, although believed to be benign, it is is in a section of his frontal lobe that makes it most likely inoperable.

Will asks if that explains his headaches and why he has been passing out, and Rex confirms that is the cause.  He also says the tumor is likely benign, because the larger ones are usually cancerous.  The next step is to do a biopsy.  Rex advises Will to not exercise, drive, work, and to avoid stress right now.

Later at the Kiriakis mansion, Will Google’s brain tumor’s on the internet and is emotionally overcome with what it says.  In tears and looking very sad, Sonny comes on to the scene to comfort Will, but Sonny is looking concerned himself, trying to put on a brave front for Will.  Then, Sonny and Will admit they are frightened for what’s ahead, but Sonny says they must try to stay positive.  Will cries.

These scenes were nicely played by Chandler Massey and Freddie Smith, who always bring it in their scenes.

Look for more drama ahead for the duo and their on-screen families as Will deals with this new health crisis.

So, what does Will’s tumor mean for the future of WilSon?  What do you think will happen next? Are you upset that Will has this diagnosis? Do you want the duo to finally have some down time from all the drama, especially after getting Leo Stark (Greg Rikart) out of their lives?  Share your thoughts via the comment section below.

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‘A Mermaid For Christmas’ Featuring DAYS & More Soap Notables Coming Your Way

On Wednesday, executive producers Kyle Lowder (Rex, DAYS), and Michael Caruso and Barbara Caruso, announced their last project and this time its a holiday film for the entire family!

The cast includes: Lowder along with Jessica Morris (ex-Jen Rappaport, One Life to Live), Arianne Zucker (Nicole, DAYS) Kathleen Gati (Liesl  GH), Sheree J. Wilson (Ex-Dallas), and newcomer Emma Demirjian.

According to the films’s creator, writer and co-executive producer, Michael Caruso,  A Mermaid For Christmas is “filled with warmth, humor, whimsy, and just a touch of magic that combines classic Christmas themes with an escapist fantasy element that only a mermaid can provide.”

Principal photography will begin this spring for a 2019 holiday release.

The Carusos other projects have included: Winterthorne and Ladies of the Lake in which Lowder was also an EP.

In a tweet, Caruso expressed: “FINALLY!! So excited to begin a brand new journey & bring you some holiday fun for the whole family w/ & many more. No matter what you celebrate there’s always room for holiday magic!

While Lowder tweeted: “THRILLED to finally announce this. So grateful and excited to tell this beautiful story and share it with you all this holiday season.”

So what do you think about a holiday movie starring some of these popular folks from the soaps? Intrigued by the premise? Comment below.

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