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REPORT: Kassie DePaiva OUT At Days of our Lives!

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Kassie DePaiva’s name has been in the headlines on many soap sites over the last few days, after Serial Scoop posted an item that the fan favorite actress was leaving Days of our Lives, ending her run as Eve Donovan.

The actress who previously played Blair Cramer on One Life to Live for more than 20 years, and on General Hospital for a stint, as well as Guiding Light’s Chelsea Reardon, took over the role of the troubled and vengeful Eve on-screen back in June of 2014.  Then DAYS head writing regime of Gary Tomlin and Christopher Whitesell chose DePaiva to be the recast in the role, originally played by Charlotte Ross back in the late 80’s into the early 90’s.

At this time both DePaiva and DAYS had not confirmed her exit from the soap about to turn 50 years old in November.  Sadly, Kassie was finally given some meaty material to play with the murder of her on-screen daughter Paige Larson (True O’Brien) as Eve began her grieving process.  Things are also about to perk up for DePaiva on-screen with the arrival next week of Eduardo played by A Martinez, who will play Eve’s ex.

DePaiva’s departure has not been confirmed by the NBC soap opera.   Nor has a time frame been given as to when to expect her exit on screen, but from the looks of it, since DAYS tapes six months in advance, she would be airing into the new year.

Due to On-Air On-Soaps long-standing relationship with the actress, you can be sure that when, and if the time is right, and the opportunity presents itself, we will pass along additional details.

So, what do you think of a DePaiva exit?  What do you think about all the recently posted exits from DAYS?  Are the changes being made for the better, or for the worse?  Was it the right move by the powers-that-be to get rid of Kassie, just as her on-air story was getting good?  Share your thoughts below!

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Buffi
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Buffi

yes it was past due. I never was her fan. Plus that dang moaning music.

Harry
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Harry

your response makes absolutely no sense and is irrelevant.

blake
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blake

Thank you! That “moaning music” drove me crazy too!!!!

Mollie
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Mollie

Oh, that “moaning music” was just beyond…odd and creepy. Love KDP, though. Very talented.

Tim S
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Tim S

Yes, I agree.. the worst ever soap music ever… lol.. Ithought I was the only one that thought it was baadddd…..

CeeCee
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CeeCee

I could never put a word on that music. I always thought it was sort of subliminal, you know? But, “moaning” is perfect.

Mandy
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Mandy

Uh yeah, the music really matters when DAYS just lost an AMAZING ACTRESS?

CeeCee
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CeeCee

Beautiful and talented Kassie. No one could have played Eve, the grieving mother better. I never remember crying so much or be moved by a scene on a soap as I did with this one. I wanted to reach out and hold Eve…comfort her. What a loss for Days.

Kim
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Kim

Kassie is amazing. She’s not only a great actress, she’s also a sweet kind person who is well-loved by her co-workers at every stop.

For me, this means the end of my time with Days. I didn’t care for her story at all with Casey Moss, and I feel she was just getting into the good stuff with other adult characters.

Many had praised Days for the casting choice; now….I’m not in favor of a few recent decisions around casting.

Iakovos
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Iakovos

I disagree with this story turn. Kassie DePaiva — who I loved on OLTL — is one of those actresses on which you build. Eve seems to be a strong character with rich history to propel new stories. A bit of a vixen in a genuine everyday sense, not a disturbed villain a la Kristen, or some over-the-top scenery-chewer we see every so often on CBS. Actress and character could and should have a long run.

Llanviewer717
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Llanviewer717

I totally agree. Kassie DePaiva is extremely talent and has a tremendous range of what she can play. There are so many stories that could be told with Eve. I am very upset about this decision.

CeeCee
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CeeCee

How eloquently put, Iakovos. A well-rounded actress who is to be praised and appreciated. A true talent; versatile and on cue.

MBmomof3
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MBmomof3

Totally agree. Terribly disappointing. She spun $#!t writing into gold.

Patrick
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Patrick

really nice posts

i’m back in shell shocked mode

Kassie DePaiva let go?

ridiculously bad move

Mandy
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Mandy

YES!

Sheila
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Sheila

I like her. I never watched her in anything before but the raves when she was hired for DOOL put her on a pedestal that only a figment of one’s imagination could attain. The writers ruined the character of Eve in such a way that even Charlotte Ross would have a hard time overcoming. Kassie did a wonderful job of portraying a mother’s grief but it was too late to turn the ire of fans. I believe these writers could write her the way she should be written but if they are responding to viewers she will be gone.

Kim
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Kim

Yes Charolette may have had trouble overcoming it, but Kassie did not. She turned that whole mess into amazing stuff that had even her staunch dislikers clamoring for more. BIG MISTAKE letting her go from the canvas.

Sheila
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Sheila

Well the DOOL groups that I belong to were very negative about her from the first moment she appeared…..too old was the major beef. I guess they felt time should have stood still. Charlotte has aged as well but I guess we will never get to see what she would have done with the crappy writing. The difference would have been that Charlotte knew Eve, Kassie did not.

Brian
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Brian

I think that Tomlin and Whitesell messed up with their version of Eve. I don’t blame Kassie at all. She is acting out what she is given. I think the new writers could have turned it around and made it work if they wanted to. But with Paige being murdered and no lover interest, I guess they figured she was dead weight.

Lyon Baker
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Lyon Baker

Well, I thought she did some exceptional emotive acting when she had to be with Paige in the morgue. Maybe her contract was just for a year – I don’t care for the way Days of Our Lives just changed horses in mid stream and left certain characters adrift while they are concentrating on the older veterans. If the so called executives at ABC-TV had half a brain they would have regrouped the original One Life to Live with All My Children and combined the strongest characters from both shows into one hot soap. But, since that makes sense it… Read more »

mgb357
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mgb357

OLTL 4AMC GR8 idea. it can replace DRABLife …

Llanviewer717
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Llanviewer717

Many long term fans of OLTL and AMC, including me, have been saying this all along. Too bad the powers that be at the alphabet network aren’t bright enough to take the hint.

Beacon
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Beacon

Bring back Charlotte Ross as the real Eve. It’s time. I will always associate Charlotte’s incredible performance as Eve Donovan – vulnerable and yet tough – as the trendsetter for characters like Kendall Hart and Carly Corinthos. Hell, the entire Eve & Nick relationship was copied by GH with Carly & Sonny years later. Charlotte’s Eve was the prototype for Alison Sweeney’s Sami, no question about that. I associate some of Days’ best years with Charlotte Ross. She so wanted to return to the role but negotiations broke down and Kassie was cast. Please let now be the time for… Read more »

Patrick
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Patrick

I love reading people’ posts. NICE! THIS is one of the best Charlotte Ross was so naturally sexy; so naturally sexual; so at ease with her prowess; so in command well… LOL.. that’s how I see her : her acting talent carried have to give prop to Kassie DePaiva : Eve’ character, when last on… was, (1987-1991) so this would make Eve’ 24 years older OH… i’m bereft and pissed at TPTB for not turning this character around and putting her with the leading ladies and leading men…. they wasted her with Jennifer, Abs, Paige, and JJ… the latter being… Read more »

blake
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blake

Patrick she was on Guiding Light until 1991 so isn’t she about the same age as the other actress then?

Patrick
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Patrick

I guess i just wanted to point out… and should have.. that the comparison between KD and Charlotte Ross… were not unwarranted… but to no avail

she’s being let go… and it’s a loss that DAYS doesn’t have in their ready arsenal…

this lady drives on all cylinder and is of the highest caliber

the scripts were not their from the get go… and the comparison didn’t really matter in the long run

Kassie DePaiva is a seasoned beloved veteran that should be lauded and received

she certainly is by the audience

i’m venting

Monica
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Monica

She was always wrong for the role. Hope she finds something that suits her talents.

Harry
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Harry

Monica, just HOW was she wrong for this role?
Was she too talented for your taste?
She reached down inside herself for the gutterall maternal grief instinct and she found it.

Monica
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Monica

Oh please, KDP is great, but miscast as Eve. If you remembered Charlotte Ross as the original Eve you’d understand.

4ever DAYS
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4ever DAYS

Kassie is killing it, but the old writers never wrote her as the true Eve. Maybe we’ll see the return of Kassie or Charlotte.

Tim S.
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Tim S.

I agree with you.. wrong for that role….

sadie soaper
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sadie soaper

Kassie was fabulous as Blair Cramer on OLTL. I started watching DOOL again when I found out she would be on. Her character was given such a ridiculous story-line (high school-type revenge on Jennifer; the absurd affair with JJ), but she played it well. Kassie really knocked it out of the park with Eve’s reaction to Paige’s death.

If she is really leaving Days, perhaps she can go to GH and reunite with Roger Howarth!

Kim
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Kim

Oh sadie, you’re so right about watching for her…I did too. And that Roger H. comment, watch out! LOL! Some haters won’t like that one, but I would enjoy seeing her working again. And I agree, she’s great great great.

CeeCee
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CeeCee

Ahhh, Blair…I miss her so…I miss all of them. Your comment just brought a wave of nostalgia through my essence, Sadie. I loved OLTL and AMC to pieces.

Mister Media
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Mister Media

It’s a major acting loss, but not a major character loss. Too bad Eve was written so poorly when she arrived – Kassie did all she could. I would welcome her on General Hospital as a new character.

blake
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blake

Great point there Mister Media, major acting loss but not major character loss. Spot on!

Vicki
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Vicki

This show has a bad habit of doing poor recasts lately. I loved Kassie on OLTL but she did not fit in this role. It did not suit the type of actress that she is and the material she had was BAD. Eve VS Jennifer was OVER in the 80’s. They should have let it stay over.

Reagan
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Reagan

If they wanted to do a rivalry b/w those two, they really needed to have Frankie back on screen. Just my thoughts.

Jackie Barton
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Jackie Barton

I loved her in OLTL. They need to change her character a little and make her a singer. She is a good singer. They made mistake by ruining her voice early .
They will lose a talented actress.

Harry
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Harry

She found her footing and was pulling out all the stops playing a grieving mother.
She was so good she didn’t seem like she was acting.
Kassie is the reason WHY I tunned into Days in first place.
Now, I am going to take my toys and go home.
Bad move, huge mistake–huge.

Patrick
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Patrick

“…Bad move, huge mistake–huge ” so many spot on posts this is “a huge” loss and let … that boggles ….. ???? what on earth are they thinking? she’s a commanding presence… that did not have script it dumbfounds me that they would let an actress of this caliber loose all the posts state as much…. just shaking my head… and posting some thing this is going to take a long while to get over… I so wanted Eve to move on… without Jennifer… JJ… and Abs… it was so obvious, from the get go, they were simply not in… Read more »

Tim
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Tim

I wasn’t real thrilled with this actress. It never gelled. However as Paige’s mother she was believable. I was hoping she would gas light Jennifer but it looks like they have dropped that idea. Her grieving was believable and wretching. I thought she and Justin might become a couple. Hope sh apologizes to Jennifer before she leaves.

Mateo
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Mateo

It makes sense that DAYS would let go of pure talent. Kassie DePaiva is such an under appreciated actress. Her scenes when her and Paige had their falling out were flawless and when she found out that Paige had been murdered were beyond the pale. She tore the scenery up. She was a human being coming to terms with all her faults and the loss itself. There is no other Kassie. DAYS right now is moving along much better in the flow of things but I hate them focusing on the snoozefests that are Kayla and Patch and Marlena and… Read more »

Harry
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Harry

Mateo, are you sitting down? Because this is the first time I totally agree with you.
Great comment–well done and thank you.

Patrick
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Patrick

I agree with you about John and Marlena… he can keep all his promises… and the love ever after and future bliss… just does not excite and bring any interest in either or. Melissa Reeves’ is dead ? bring it on! Jennifer Horton is a useless character for the Horton legacy… Eric, Brady, Daniel, and Nicole… “have not” changed at all… with the new writing team… still blah… and not going anywhere… still the same ole same ole do we really care that Nicole is going to be fiesty and fired up with Theresa over basic black? dang it! I… Read more »

Lyon Baker
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Lyon Baker

WOW spot on I totally agree – for a while there, they were actually moving into the 21st century with Will and sonny and Derrick and Paul – and now they have deferred to these archaic characters of many years gone by. I think (I have only been watching less than two years) that “Patch” and Kayla are about as interesting as day old bread. Marlena and John need to grow up and act their age, and while I respect the actors portraying them they don’t turn in very compelling performances. The new writing team doesn’t seem to give a… Read more »

nancy dillingham
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nancy dillingham

I have begun to watch Days again after a more than 20-year absence from it. It is such a refreshing change of pace from GH to see that Days really does have thoughtful, well thought-out, well-paced scenes and characters–not caricatures–I can relate to, among them, prominently, Patch and Kayla again. Days also has something else going for it–a real, flesh and blood scary character by name of Clyde underplayed so very beautifully by a veteran actor who played in North and South, James Reed. He is complex and very, very sinister–and I really am eager to follow the suspense of… Read more »

nancy dillingham
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nancy dillingham

And I just read Michael Fairman’s tweet about the uptick in Days’ ratings. What is that old adage? Give the people what they want and they will come. So simple!

maddiehayes
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maddiehayes

Totally agree, Nancy! I barely watch GH any more, they are focusing too much on the mob and mobster families. But DAYS – it is must-see TV for me again, and it hasn’t been for a long time. I was excited when they had the “reboot” 4 years ago, but that excitement didn’t last. They didn’t give these wonderful characters great story lines! (except for Jack with his PTSD, that could have gone somewhere, but didn’t). I love all the great couples of DAYS, they were so epic! Over-the-top romance, even more so than GH in the ’80s. And I… Read more »

Mandy
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Mandy

What you said about Kassie is spot on.

CeeCee
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CeeCee

Awwww. At the same time, I am glad Kassie will not be playing such an unrewarding role. Avery should be brought back to Y&R played by none other than Kassie. Gina and she were Kramer cousins on OLTl, so, how grand would that be???!!!
What about GH? A mystery-woman from Sonny’s past…Sabrina’s or Rosalie’s mother in the form of Kassie.

Shay
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Shay

Oh dear, CeeCee! What about GH? No mas, no mas….Port Charles cannot absorb any more soap refugees! We’ve already had so many migrate there that the show is suffering an identity crisis! The only exception for a Days cast-off that I would be willing to consider is the mysterious “Necktie Killer.” His (her?) skills could definitely be put to good use on the GH canvas, as a culling of the herd is absolutely required at this point!

CeeCee
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CeeCee

Hiiiii, Shay, myGirl!!!!
So glad to hear from you.!! Yeah, I guess there are enough characters, newbies or otherwise, to keep track of all the nonsense going on. Did you check Ava out…WOW.!!!
I wasn’t aware you watched Days….read on, mia bell’amica. It seems I am being followed…WHAM!! A random comment out of the blue sky, I have the honor of having been selected to be slammed….for no apparent reason, by a new Days’ fan. So transparent.
So, have you been watching GH? I haven’t checked the site. Some crazy stuff…..
Love the phraseology…” Culling of the herd” is right….later, Shay.

Shay
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Shay

Well, if I told you, CeeCeeGirl, I’d most likely be moderated again! Talk about self-defeating behavior…LOL. Suffice to say, my comments agreed with your observations regarding your Bo sentiments, et al, plus I simply explained that I watched Days for a few years in the ’80’s when Thaao P. first appeared and expounded upon that. I also opined that I thought Paul Hornsby was the one behind all the recent mob chaos in Port Charles, which actually just came to light, and oh yes, I did make comment on the NLG thread and her latest round of running off at… Read more »

Shay
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Shay

Well, CeeCeeGirl, I now have the honor of being moderated TWICE at a Days thread….first (and second) time for everything! Sorry….I truly tried to reply….and even re-posted. I can only hope you personally received my response(s.)

CeeCee
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CeeCee

Sorry to say, ShayShay, I have nothing in my inbox from you. What did you do this time?. Kidding!!! Can’t be worse than mine. I was actually shocked not to have seen any comment from you on the Nancy Grahn/twitter backlash. I would love to hear what you have to say.
I can’t really say she said anything so bad….contrary to someone’s belief, I CAN separate the character from the actress. Soon, Girl.

Mo
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Mo

I had grown to accept her in the role. She is a lovely person. I don’t think the writers did her any favors. Not sure she was right for it from the beginning. Don’t really understand some of Days casting decisions. Make that a lot.

Beth
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Beth

I have to agree with most of the posts here. Kassie DePaiva is a tremendous actress, but she was miscast from the start. Still, if the writing had been there for her, she might have survived longer on the show. The problem was, she was isolated in the same awful storyline from the moment she started. Eve was all about Paige to an unhealthy degree. She interacted with Paige, JJ, Jennifer and Theresa, which wasn’t enough for her character to grow and develop. Only recently did they start to broaden her interactions with characters like Justin and Rafe, and when… Read more »

Cindy
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Cindy

I think Kassie is fantastic. DOOL is the first soap I’ve watched that she’s been on. The writing of the Eve character was never right. They made her disgusting, insane, and downright evil at times. DePaiva should hold her head high and know she gave the best performance she could in such a ill-conceived role that was terribly mistreated by the writers. I look forward to seeing what she does next.

Petra
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Petra

i hope she comes back to GH 🙂

Ces
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Ces

Excellent news! Horrible Eve recast! I dont care who she played on other shows, she was never right for this one & certainly NOT as Eve Donovan!

mark
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mark

I think she was a great recast and she is a great actress but this story just never clicked with me. I loved her so much as Chelsea on Guiding Light!

Lisa
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Lisa

Kassie is a devoted to the craft actress. She deserves a role that that appreciates her.

Tony
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Tony

Kassie has always been miscast…she took over Blaire role from an Asian actress; that was super weird and never dropped her southern accent. Her best role was on GL. She was miscast as Eve as well in addition to the uninspired story. She should have been a DiMera or related to Kate. She was never right as Eve; but a very solid actress and sorry she lost her job! Create a new role for her on BB or YR. I could see her going up against Dinah er. ..I mean Kelly….er I mean Phil….

Dinah
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Dinah

love Kassie from GL OLTL Days hell of a actress & singer

Taylor
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Taylor

Ridiculous move on Days’ behalf. They let go of one of the best actresses on daytime and I can only hope they realize what a terrible move they’ve made. Eve was a rich character and Kassie certainly made her KILL IT in every scene. Sad time to be a Days fan.

Scott (ATWT Fan)
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Scott (ATWT Fan)

Bringing back Eve had major potential, especially with Theresa and the now-connecting between her and Justin, but the writing simply was not there for the character and the timing was mis-placed in her return. As that, Kassie was miscast in the role and would have been better suited as a new character instead. I’m sure her career will open other doors and she’ll find another acting gig or even focus on her music, and I wish her the best in her future.

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

Does this mean Paige was Rafes half sister? i believe A Martinez is also playing Rafes Daddy so did Eduordo break up with Rafes mom for Eve…there could be a lot of angst between father and son if its true…i was just getting into Kassie as Eve but if she leaves i wont loose any sleep!

CeeCee
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CeeCee

That’s the same question I asked on the Eduardo site, Jimmy. So, I guess so. Is Paige really dead?

Kev
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Kev

I will most likely be leaving DAYS when KDP leaves. After OLTL was canceled I went looking for another soap. I tried Y&R. It was ok until Pratt took over and made it a cartoon. I quit that show in March. I also watched DAYS when Kristen drugged Eric, then really enjoyed Sami’s revenge on EJ. When KDP was signed onto DAYS it cemented DAYS as my new soap. She is an amazing actress and gives it her all every time. I thought DAYs was a solid, if a little slow, soap. I liked Sonny and Will, Adrienne and Lucas,… Read more »

Kim
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Kim

I agree on so many points…..

Rod
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Rod

shes an AMAZING ACTRESS AND GREAT RE-cast SOOOOO STUPID!!
I mean he entire cast is Deminishing…I may be going away too. WALLY GO BACK TO GH PLEASSSSSE

DOOL should be writing gangs of stories around Kasssie as sure is PURE TALENT

Erik Freund
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Erik Freund

Bad story lines from the very beginning I enjoyed her on OLTL then as Blair
It’s unfortunate that I won’t miss her one bit – a definite to bring back Eve (Charlotte Ross)
Kassie played the role well – –

Timmm
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Timmm

Mr. Valenti, could you please hire Kassie BACK on GH and cast her as Hayden’s older sister?

Shay
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Shay

@Timmm….Please refer to my reply to CeeCee….(If it makes it to post, that is!)

Timmm
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Timmm

I know, I know! I guess I’m just looking at another talented daytime actor who needs work! But seriously though, wouldnt you rather have her on instead of Lulu, Sabrina, Valerie, Maxie and Liz? “Necktie Killer” may be copyrighted? How about the “Prospect Park Killer!” See ya Freako and Kookie!

Michael (not Fairman)
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Michael (not Fairman)

Stupid move, if so. You don’t squander talent like Kassie DePaiva. It just doesn’t come around that often.

Patrick
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Patrick

REPEAT ! Days / Sony / NBC

“You don’t squander talent like Kassie DePaiva ”

absolutely !

you can write up and press all the changes… but one bad move.. and the queen exits?

we are not pawns in this move

it’s a consequence that could stumble and have repercussion

Tracy
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Tracy

All the soap stars that were on AMC and OLTL are missed and it sucks that we don’t get to enjoy watching them. I can’t watch them on anothet soap because I only see them as the characters I watched for years and will now miss forever

Tim
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Tim

Has anyone else noticed that GH seems to be avoiding hiring any actors that were part of the Prospect Park versions of AMC and OLTL,even as brand new characters?

Reagan
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Reagan

I knew with bringing so many vets back, someone was going to go. I like Kassie but always thought Julie Pinson would have been a better recast…. especially if they could have brought Frankie back. And they missed a great opportunity to have Eve having a child with Frankie that he didn’t know about. Just my thoughts!

Rj
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Rj

I like Kassie, and she is a strong actress. Although I never watched OLTL that much whenever I did see her, she seemed great in her role and well suited for the show. For some reason, on Days, I never felt that her character fit in that well (eventhough I hear Eve was part of the show before). It may have been the way they wrote her part and the storyline. I did not see her scene at the morgue, but as she is a good actress I am sure it was good. I think she needed a meatier part… Read more »

Mary
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Mary

I cant believe they would take her off of days I love her on Days and One Life please keep her.

Lew S.
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Lew S.

Soaps are desperate and in desperate times, they do dumb things and this was dumb. It shouldn’t surprise me, because they did the same with another talented actress from OLTL, Melissa Archer. So much story could have been written for these two. Days better get it together. Bringing back Reckell and aging the toddlers, ain’t gonna do it. I want the show to succeed, but Corday may kill it, in his desperation to save it.

Jamesj75
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Jamesj75

And just when I was beginning to enjoy Blair and Ned together…

Having watched DePaiva throughout most of her tenure on OLTL, I was ecstatic when she joined DOOL. I thought she did a great job in the role. She clearly had chemistry with her costars, particularly Casey Moss. So maybe her character wasn’t always sympathetic. Eve was a great foil for the prissy, self-righteous Jennifer. Now who is going to put Jennifer in her place?!?!

mike
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mike

One of the other shows should grab this great actress.

Rob
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Rob

I just started watching Days and love Depaiva from OLTL. Hate to see her go, she is such a good actress .

Debbie B.
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Debbie B.

Disturbing that all the long time characters are being killed off. It’s one thing to write them out for a possible return, but killing them off is a bit final. Soon there will be no familiar faces when we tune in and I’m losing interest. There has to be a happy medium in the transition from the old writers to the new and not just writing a completely new Soap. I hope The Days Soap is not numbered.

Nancy
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Nancy

I would be happy if she left now. I do NOT LIKE what they did to JJ and Page almost stopped watching. I want her to leave JJ and Jennifer alone and just go accept her big mouth got her daughter killed. She can leave now.

Patrick
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Patrick

last night, I finished, last Friday ( 9/11 ) ep:

where Kassie is calling Marlena for help… and breaks down

heart wrenching
gut wrenching

GREAT ACTING
believe ability factor
great presence

what do you say , knowing her exit

Jimmy
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Jimmy

This is horrible news. Kassie is a phenomenal actress with loads of talent, and Eve is a very interesting, complex character. Some say she was miscast, but if the writing was worthy of her talent and she was given a good story, that wouldn’t be the case. The true problem here is that Eve was thrust into a ridiculous love triangle with Paige and J.J., two of the most boring characters ever, and before that, had a ridiculous vendetta against Jennifer to settle. Bad writing, bad stories… With Paige’s death, there was serious potential for improvement with Eve, redeeming the… Read more »

shelle dale
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shelle dale

I am very sad to see her go. Eve Donovan has a strong history with the show and was connected to many key players on the show. Kassie is a very talented actress who has been doing excellent work with the Paige death scenes. When Eve is heartbroken you feel her pain. Kassie vividly showed you all the pain Eve was in and how lost her character was. Days could done so much more with a talent like this. It is sad that never chose to utilize Eve and Kassie in the role to their fullest potential. The reason I… Read more »

Kristin
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Kristin

I agree with what so many have posted here. The writing for Eve, and the ridiculous storylines which had her playing in the kiddie pool, was horrible from the start. But KDP is an amazing actress, and she has been phenomenal with the meatier material she’s had the last couple of weeks. I think Eve and Justin have potential. It’s just too soon imo for TPTB to ditch the character. It’s possible for the new regime to turn the character around and give her better storylines.
I followed KDP to Days; and I’ll be leaving when she does.

Patrick
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Patrick

“…It’s just too soon imo for TPTB to ditch the character ”

fan outcry have clearly spoken

“she’s an amazing actress w/so much presence”

i’m repeating myself… we can hope…. that DAYS / Sony / NBC take note(s)

Sam Spring
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Sam Spring

Days messed up. Kassie was just great in the part they gave her with crap writing and a teenage character for a partner and she still did good. I won’t be watching Days anymore, because I started because of her and Days is no OLTL.

jj
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I will be gone if Kassie is gone. She’s the only reason I watch and I know many OLTL fans started watching just because of her. DOOL will see their “uptick in ratings” go back on the downward trend if Kassie leaves. With a show full of boring, it’s great to have an exciting character/actress like Eve/Kassie.

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Cady McClain IN As DAYS Jennifer Temporarily Replacing Melissa Reeves

Rumors that have been swirling are confirmed true.  Cady McClain is coming to Salem and Days of our Lives to replace Melissa Reeves temporarily as the new Jennifer Horton Deveraux.  The casting news was confirmed by a Days spokesperson, according to Soap Opera Digest.

Daytime fans recall, Cady is a two-time Daytime Emmy winner and has previously appeared as Dixie on All My Children, Rosanna on As the World Turns and Kelly on The Young and the Restless.  McClain has already begun filming as Jennifer.

Reeves, who commutes from Nashville to Los Angeles to tape episodes of Days of our Lives, decided not to return to set when the NBC soap opera resumed production earlier this month due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic,

In addition, Melissa became a grandmother last month with her daughter Emily’s first child, and now soon will welcome her son Larry’s first child later this month, which is another reason Reeves chose to stay put in Tennessee.

So, what do you think of the Jennifer switcheroo? Excited to see what Cady brings to the role? Comment below.

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‘Knots Landing’s’ Beloved Kevin Dobson Dead at 77

Knots Landing longtime fan favorite, Kevin Dobson (Mack McKenzie) has passed away at the age of 77.  The actor’s death was first reported by the United Veterans Council of San Joaquin County’s Facebook page.  Dobson died on Sunday, September 6th via “medical complications”.

However, The Hollywood Reporter had more clarity and reported that Dobson died Sunday evening in a hospital in Stockton, California, after struggling with an autoimmune deficiency. Arthur Toretzk, Dobson’s rep, shared that with the entertainment news outlet.

The post via Facebook read: “Army Veteran, Veterans Rights Activist, Film and Television Actor Kevin Dobson has passed away. He was 77 Years Old. Condolences to the entire family. Rest In Peace… March 18 1943-September 6 2020.'”   Dobson was the former chairman of the organization.

During his career in primetime, Kevin was also widely known for his work on the crime show, Kojak from 1973 to 1978, playing Detective Bobby Crocker working alongside Telly Savalas.   Earlier in his TV career he appeared on: The Mod SquadEmergency! and Cannon.

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When Don Murray’s exited Knots Landing in 1982, Dobson was cast in the role of M. Patrick (“Mack”) McKenzie, the love interest for Michele Lee’s Karen.  Lee and Dobson became an undeniable favorite duo of the CBS primetime soap opera and for all-time in soap history.  During his run on ‘Knot’s from its fourth season to its conclusion in 1993, Dobson won five Soap Opera Digest Awards for his performances.

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In addition, Dobson got his start in daytime soaps, and eventually wound back on them following the ending of ‘Knots’.  He first appeared on NBC’s The Doctors. In 2008, DAYS hired him to play Mickey Horton after two other actors did not work out replacing, the original Mickey,  John Clarke, who retired, In shorter stints, Kevin played Governor Harrison Brooks on One Life to Live in 2003. and Judge Devin Owens on The Bold and the Beautiful in 2006.

He is survived by his wife Susan and his three children, Sean Dobson, Patrick Dobson and Mariah Dobson.

Share you remembrances and condolences in the comment section for Kevin Dobson.

Also check out below The Michael Fairman Channel’s sit-down interview with the ladies of ‘Knots’ from earlier this year; where Michele Lee, Joan Van Ark (Val) and Donna Mills (Abby) mark the 40th anniversary of the series …and also share remembrances of working with Dobson.

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Marci Miller Opens Up About Her Decision to Return to DAYS and Her Concerns Replacing Kate Mansi

This week will mark the return of Marci Miller in the role of Abigail Deveraux DiMera on Days of our Lives.

The popular actress, who had been nominated for two Daytime Emmys in the Lead Actress category during her initial run on the NBC soap opera, revealed some of the complex emotions she had in determining whether or not to come back to Salem as detailed in this week’s Soap Opera Digest on newsstand now.

Once again, Miller is taking over the role from her predecessor, Kate Mansi.  As DAYS fans know. Mansi won a Daytime Emmy for her work as Outstanding Supporting Actress in 2017 and first played the role from 2011-2016, then Miller took over the role.  Abigail’s last arc was played by Mansi when she returned from 2018- to the first part of 2020.  Miller had stepped away from the role in 2018 as she wanted to concentrate on other projects.

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In regards to her comeback, Miller shared with SOD: “You never know how discombobulating it might be.  That was one of the things I had to weigh in coming back, was whether or not it was fair to the fans for me to accept (the offer) because Kate hadn’t been there for a very long stint. For them to do this flip-flop thing was a little bit of a concern of mine.”

Miller ultimately says she felt that it was better to have Abigail on the canvas, than not in all, and in the hands of an actress who was familiar with the role than a new actress to take over the part.

Make sure to check out SOD for more on Marci’s decision to return to the NBC soap opera.

Meanwhile, look for an exciting story ahead for Miller when Abigail gets back in action in Salem.

So, what do you think of Marci’s careful thought-process to coming home to DAYS? Comment below.

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