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Raven Bowens is the New Chanel on DAYS

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

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

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

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

You can follow her on Instagram here.

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

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Jeremy
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Jeremy

Welcome Raven! I hope you can dig deep and delve into the core of who Chanel is now, and who she wants to become. I will say this again… I am still not feeling the character of Aunt Paulina played by Jackee Harry (why does she have to chuckle/laugh like after every line? It’s very irritating…) and the character of Chanel (currently played by Precious Way)… and her recent discovery of wanting to build a bakery business… has been somewhat interesting for the character. Though, Precious has good chemistry with the young woman who plays Allie Horton. Allie lights up… Read more »

Moto62
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Moto62

Jeremy, that’s the way Jackee always performs. I mean, she’s not a great actress, more of a one trick pony.

Scott (ATWT Fan)
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Scott (ATWT Fan)

Not upset by this switch; look, Precious Way, for me, was just not someone I enjoyed seeing in the role of Chanel. I am hoping Raven Bowens does well in the role!

Celia
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Celia

Agreed, Scott—-so tired of unnerving Chanel. That constant Cheshire cat smile is so irritating. I, too, hope the recast has a more grounded outlook on life, in general—-and not such a sardonic, almost contemptuos approach towards everythin and most people with whom she enteracts. This, out-of-the-blue, irrational brainstorm of opening a bakery is so lame. Is it to con Allie somehow? She comes off as pushy and as a bully, albeit I think it’s a front to conceal her own insecurities. Perhaps, that should be explored as a storyline. Allow the real Chanel to emerge. The way she is behaving… Read more »

Carol
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Carol

Oh, yuk, I have to change channels every time her mouth starts. Her acting is so fake

Celia
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Celia

I hear you, Carol. Chanel leaves a bad taste in my mouth. Her words are too honeyed and her expressions too sweet.

Violet Lemn
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Violet Lemn

Gee, I was just getting used to this Chanel.

Momo
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Momo

Apparently the current Chanel got a new job. Good luck. She was okay, but I hope the recast is a better actress.

Scott (ATWT Fan)
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Scott (ATWT Fan)

Precious Way had the job prior to Days of Our Lives, however, due to COVID, production on the job was delayed and she was able to take the role of Chanel.

richard w griffin
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richard w griffin

I am curious to know why this switch was made? At first I wasn’t happy with Precious Way in the role but she has won me over recently, her performances definitely improved. Perhaps there were behind the scenes reasons for the casting change? Here’s hoping Raven Bowens is great in the role going forward!

Jamesj75
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Jamesj75

Richard, I share your sentiments. Precious Way won me over pretty quickly. And I am curious about the reason for the casting change. Mr. Fairman doesn’t always volunteer such information (e.g., Lindsey Godfrey’s departure as Sarah Horton). Surely, he is well connected enough to know.

I will say this: although I was unhappy upon learning years ago that a new actor would be playing the role of Chad DiMera, Billy Flynn has been exceptional and won me over almost instantly.

Scott (ATWT Fan)
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Scott (ATWT Fan)

Precious Way booked a job prior to Days of Our Lives and chose that job, however, due to COVID, production on the job was delayed and she was able to take the role of Chanel.

Carolyn H
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Carolyn H

She landed another role in a TV sitcom. Good luck in your new role.

Moto62
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Moto62

Who knows? She looks a little old for the role compared to Allie. But, I’m being more patient with Days these days.

Celia
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Celia

Funny you should bring up age. Moto—-at least Precious is in that range of age group. Look at Kate!! What are these writers thinking? It’s one thing for a virile younger man getting involved with an older woman ( in this case much, much older), but there is a young, sexy, vibrant female in the mix. It boggles the mind for TPTB to assume the viewer accepts the fact that Kate has a chance with Jake. Not this viewer!! It’s not for money; he’s no gigolo—-furthermore, this pity party thing going on is so off key!! Feeling sorry be damned—not… Read more »

Satan
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Satan

I’m thinking that maybe Brandon Barash asked for the Kate & Jake pairing. If you saw him when he was on GH, most of his pairings were with women old enough to be his mother. So either he has a “type”… or ReRon (who also wrote most of those pairings on GH) just thinks he does!

Celia
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Celia

Really? Never crossed my mind—I guess, I didn’t realize that actors were able to make such requests. Lauren is just not an older woman, she’s an oooolder woman. She’s like 70. That’s not old by today’s standard—-so, I will grant you that there may be men who go for ultra-experienced/much older women……must have a lot of energy to keep up with a muuuch younger man.
I always thought that Nancy Grahn (GH) was too old for William deVry—-but Lauren and Brandon surpass even them!!

Soaphound
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Soaphound

Oh Celia, THANKS for mentioning the exquisite
Mr. DeVry. How I miss Julian, before they made him lower than low. He’s too young for me, too, but one can certainly imagine. And I do imagine. By the way, I never cared for the Kate and Jake pairing. Just seems seedy.

Celia
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Celia

PS—–Kate can’t feel any peace in her future—just think, Satan—she will worry about every young woman who happens to cross Jake’s path. Oy vey and mamma mia!!

Jamesj75
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Jamesj75

Celia, my Friend, please allow me to politely challenge you on these points. I totally understand what you’re saying here, but it could be construed as ageist — and I highly doubt that is your intent. Perhaps you simply don’t like the character of Kate and see these storylines as ludicrous. Frankly, a man of Jake’s age dating a woman of Kate’s age is unusual in real life, no doubt. But what is the expression? Love is love? Or is it, Lust is lust? The writers are quite cognizant of Kate’s age relative to Jake’s and are giving the character… Read more »

Celia
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Celia

LOL, James, Here I am —-no more replying between classes—-School’s OUT!! Yeay!! Go ahead, my friend—throw the gauntlet, LOL—I will always accept your comments, whether we agree or not. You are the best—-and a gentleman. I don’t think I’m ageist—-I can’t see how such relationships could work. —for me, ageism is a senseless concept because aging is part of life—-it is avprocess—it touches each and every one of us, if we are so lucky to live so long. No escaping it. I, too, love Kate—-always have—love her mode of dress, her sassiness and eccentricity—her persona, in general. It’s puzzling —-she… Read more »

Jamesj75
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Jamesj75

Celia, thanks for your kind reply! Fun reading! Nice to see that you enjoy Kate, too. What hampers me with DOOL is that I am not a long-time viewer (maybe 8 or 9 years), so I don’t know all the history. Funny, how I can give Kate a pass over all her misdeeds but won’t even consider it for GH’s Sonny — I know, don’t get me started on that one… Maybe even I am mesmerized by Kate’s beauty… (Insert joke here.) It’s also nice to hear about your grandmother. She sounds a lot like my grandmother, who always acted… Read more »

Jamesj75
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Jamesj75

Take 2! If you don’t like what you see onscreen, change the Chanel!

4ever DAYS
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4ever DAYS

Good one, James!

Jamesj75
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Jamesj75

4ever DAYS, I just saw this. Thank you, Friend!

carol
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carol

that’s to bad,what is wrong with the one we have now?

Mark C.
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Mark C.

I like the old Chanel but welcome the new one and hopefully she will stir things up because this show is becoming so boring and nambly pambly and everyone whining about their feelings and how politcally correct they need to be. Where is the action and adventure and romance? This is so boring I am ready to watch General Hospital instead.

Violet Lemm
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Violet Lemm

Mark C.
Don’t watch G.H instead, just watch it, it’s the best and most exciting of the four.

Violet Lemm
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Violet Lemm

Replacements are sometimes good, sometimes bad, especially the anticipation. I remember when they replaced Ciara, we were so lucky to be rid of “stick girl”. Hopefully, this time will be good too.

jebbz
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jebbz

Poor girl’s head is out of proportion: huge forehead, all features squashed together at the bottom of her face above her tiny chin. Hope I can get used to her. I will miss Precious!

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