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Sal Stowers Returns As Lani On Days of our Lives!

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Look for the return of Sal Stowers on-air beginning next week on Days of our Lives.  That is when Lani pops back up on the canvas.  As fans of the NBC soap opera know, a year ago Stowers was let-go from the series rather suddenly.  But she was happy to learn that she was indeed being asked to come back.

If anyone needs a little refresher course, Lani is the on-screen daughter of Abe Carver (James Reynolds), and she previously was a cop at the Salem PD.

In the latest issue of Soap Opera Digest on newsstand now, Stowers teased that this time out she will have a slightly different take on her soap opera alter-ego:”I wanted to approach her differently and bring a boldness to Lani, showing her as strong.”

She elaborated, “I’m so passionate about Lani. I’ve been working hard and I’m excited to see what the fans thinks this time around.”

So how will Lani link up to the current story airing on DAYS? Share your thoughts in the comment section below.

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Patrick
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Patrick

I truly wish her well.

she was making inroads… and it is always heartwarming and refreshing when a family of color is featured… plus they have a nice cohesive knit… and gell. add in Valerie.. and you’ve got some serious knock…. TIME TO REEL.

Patrick
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Patrick

I’ve been so happy of late… for James Reynolds

since the passing of Lex…. gosh darned it.

Carver Clan relish ( Abe / Lani / Theo ) PLUS Valerie… with her own son on the horizon ? hope it’s true that her son is a Banning

4 solid actors… NICE

mollie
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mollie

Always glad to see James Reynolds on screen. Maybe Lani can calm Theo’s butt down over his distrust /dislike of Valerie. Big sister advise.

Patrick
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Patrick

@Mollie : you made me laugh

“…Maybe Lani can calm Theo’s butt down over his distrust /dislike of Valerie. ”

I realized not too long ago… it’s rare to see a father/son relationship….

perhaps, as in real life… I’ve always championed… mother/child relationships.

so… just like… whom I miss… Aiden/Chase… that Abe and Theo… are given
REEL time to explore their lot in life…

Thank you @DAYS for bringing to the forefront… fathers and sons

4ever DAYS
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4ever DAYS

Lani should be the present day Valerie to Shawn’s present day David! Shawn and Belle should return fulltime!!

Sal is scorching!

CTwildheart
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CTwildheart

I hope they give her a better story line. She was so good on the AMC reboot, she deserves a chance to show what she’s got. Yay!

mollie
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mollie

My thoughts exactly. She was really good on OLTL.

Patrick
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Patrick

Thank you

Nice Say

elm1951
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elm1951

i was so disappointed with tptb/writers at dool – they did not utilize sal’s acting talents and i sure hope they do better this time around………………jmo

Llanviewer717
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Llanviewer717

I definitely agree with you CTwildheart. Sal was very good in the online All My Children. I had never seen her before that and was so impressed by her performance. I’m crossing my fingers that the good folks at Days will actually use her talent this time round.

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

a girfriend for deimos

4ever DAYS
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4ever DAYS

Trouble for JJ.

Celia
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Celia

Awwwwww. Love Lani……

Jimmy
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Jimmy

This is good news. The writing for Lani was terrible the first time around, that’s why I think she didn’t work. But if they’re bringing her back with a goal, a direction, and as a stronger and better developed character, I think she’ll shine. Sal Stowers is a great actress, and if she’s given good material, she will own the character and story. Plus, I like the added attention that Abe is getting now, after years of being criminally underused by writing regime after writing regime.

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

It is good when they utilize a vet and good actor like James Reynolds…glad they brought back Valerie too-she has so much history to the show and a connection to the Hortons when Val dated David-maybe they had a child who will soon come to town and stir up things…maybe a son who gets involved with Lani?

4ever DAYS
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4ever DAYS

Valerie did have David’s son, Jimmy! It’s a matter of DAYS before he hits Salem! He’s being played by Lamon Archey who was on Y&R.

Trophy Lady
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Trophy Lady

YAY! Lani is back! I really do hope that they actually utilize her character this time around. I really liked Lani and Shawn D. Now that Shawn D. isn’t on contract, I say Lani should be free to mix and mingle. I think she’d be a good match with Chad, Brady, or even Eric since he’s coming back, too! Just don’t waste her time by having her work at the police station 24/7! How boring! She needs to have a love life that’s actually played out on screen this time!

stevie g
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stevie g

I reckon she’ll be paired with Vals son. At first I thought he might be a teen, but she told Julie he was working, so could be in his 20s. Her and Shawn d would have been good, but the then writers mucked that story by making Lani a little predatory.

Mo
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Mo

I hope she’s not sex crazed like she was last time around.

I also wish they weren’t bringing Lani back. I think there are too many storylines as is.

I also hope she’s not JJ’s one-night stand. If she is, I hope she’s not pregnant. A girl like Lani wouldn’t let that happen.

Mo
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Mo

Lani and JJ knew each other before the one-night stand so it wouldn’t be Lani.

John Gordon
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John Gordon

I love Sal Stowers and she was great on the re-boot of AMC – I hope that the writers at Days of our Lives give her character something to do this time around – the problem with this show isn’t really the dramatic capabilites of the actors, it’s the atrocious writing and montonous storylines.

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SATURDAY: Day of Days 2020 Virtual Fan Event

Days of our Lives fans from all the United States and abroad are counting down till this Saturday, November 21st for the first-ever Day of Days virtual fan event.

The annual NBC fanfest usually held live is this year adapting to the changes and challenges due to the coronavirus pandemic, and thus the network along with the iconic 55-year-old soap opera are offering a free online event with a brand new event site to engage with and watch content throughout the entire day.

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Simply log on to DayofDays2020.com to watch … and follow along for show information on the official Days of our Lives social media accounts on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram as well.   Below is a breakdown by day-part of what fans can expect.

 

 

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The festivities kick-off at 10 am EST/7 am PST.  The cast will appear in various Q&A sessions where they will banter with each other and answer some of your burning questions, plus there will be quizzes and trivia challenges; a virtual behind-the-scenes set tour with an exclusive look at Salem in 2020; “at-home” content with cast members; and much more.

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Look for the following to participate in the day-long celebration: Deidre Hall, Drake Hogestyn, Brandon Barash, Robert Scott Wilson, Lauren Koslow, Josh Taylor, Marci Miller, Billy Flynn, Emily O’Brien, Cady McClain, Matthew Ashford, Judi Evans, Wally Kurth, Mary Beth Evans, Stephen Nichols, James Reynolds, Sal Stowers, Lamon Archey, Nadia Bjorlin, Mike Manning, Paul Telfer, Linsey Godfrey, Camila Banus, Isabel Durant, Lindsay Arnold, Bill Hayes, Susan Seaforth Hayes, Eric Martsolf, Arianne Zucker, Stacy Haiduk, Brandon Beemer, Martha Madison, John Aniston, Jay Kenneth Johnson, Lucas Adams, Suzanne Rogers, Galen Gering, Tamara Braun, and Bryan Dattilo.

So, are you excited to watch Day of Days 2020 direct from your homes? Comment below.

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DAYS Favorite Christopher Sean Lands New Role In Netflix’s ‘You’

Some intriguing casting news has former Days of our Lives star, Christopher Sean (Ex-Paul Narita) being part of 12 casting additions to the upcoming third season of Netflix’s drama, You.

The series which was developed by Sera Gamble and Greg Berlanti is based on Caroline Kepnes’ bestselling books You and Hidden Bodies.  Penn Badgley (Ex-Phillip, Y&R) and Victoria Pedretti star.

As for Sean, he will be taking on the role of Brandon. Kiki’s husband, who struck it rich in his mid 20’s as a tech investor, and is now a stay-at-home dad for his kids.

Kiki is played by former Good Trouble star, Shannon Chan-Kent.  According to the breakdown from Deadline, “Kiki is a devoted member of Sherry’s cliquish “mean girl” friend group. She is a wife, mother and life coach who enjoys a life of entitlement, frequenting mid-day fitness classes and enjoying lengthy gossip sessions at the local cafe.”

Christopher took to Twitter when the casting news broke exclaiming: “Excited to share the news, I’m now on @YouNetflix!”

So will you be checking out Christopher in his new role?  We will keep you posted as to when the new season of ‘You’ premieres!

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Peter Reckell Reflects On His Time As DAYS Iconic Bo Brady, Life In New Zealand & Christmas Music Project

Last week, Days of our Lives  turned 55-years young, and the historic long-running NBC daytime drama series has been home to some of the most memorable stars and characters of the soap opera genre, perhaps none more so than anti-hero Bo Brady played by Peter Reckell.

Reckell who appeared on the show for several runs that lasted over four decades, premiered as Bo back in 1983.  He then stayed through 1987, came back from 1990 to 1992, again from 1995 to 2012, and back again in 2015 during DAYS 50th anniversary and to wrap his run as Bo, when the character was killed-off, after Reckell made it clear that he wanted to give the audience closure for the character.  He later made another return in 2016 to help the character of Hope (Kristian Alfonso) move on with her life.  Hard to believe for all of those heart-tugging performances, Peter was nominated only once for a Daytime Emmy.

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In this candid, deeply personal and enlightening new interview for the Michael Fairman Channel on You Tube, Reckell opens up as to: what led to many of the decisions he made throughout his time as Bo, how he helped craft the role from the start, the accident that almost took his life, how he handled all the fame that came his way as part of the Bo and Hope supercouple pairing, and how two women in the cast; the late Frances Reid (Alice) and Peggy McCay (Caroline) made lasting impressions on him that he will carrying with him for the rest of his life.

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What would Peter say if somehow DAYS wanted him back and Bo was actually alive and well?  Find out as Peter weighs-in and wishes his former show a happy anniversary  In addition, he even shares how he felt when Robert Kelker-Kelly took over the role of Bo when he decided to leave the show at one point, and his time playing Johnny on primetime’s Knots Landing.

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Reckell has moved his family to New Zealand, and this conversation was conducted from his home.  Peter is married to singer/songwriter/producer Kelly Moneymaker and the couple have a daughter, Loden.   It was not wanting to miss the moments of his daughter’s life growing up that has been much of the impetus for some of Peter’s career choices.

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With Christmastime approaching, Kelly and Peter are part of a brand new Christmas LP entitled Joy.  The album is now available for download on Spotify, Apple Music and major music streaming platforms.

In an exclusive during the interview, we give fans a sneak peek of Peter’s new music video for “Under the Mistletoe”, the song he sings that appears on Joy, which was written by his wife.  For more on the album project visit BlueAegis.com

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Now, check out the interview with Peter direct from New Zealand below! Then share your thoughts on Peter, Bo, and more via the comment section.

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