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The Kassie DePaiva Interview – Days of our Lives

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After years of playing sassy Blair Cramer on One Life to Live, daytime favorite Kassie DePaiva is turning the page on her soap career with her new role as Eve Donovan on Days of our Lives!  Now while former hooker, songstress, and bad girl Eve was last played in Salem decades ago by Charlotte Ross, when the dust had settled, it was Kassie who now gets to bring the troubled gal to life, and let’s face it …”bad girl” and “songstress” were right up DePaiva’s soap arsenal and resume!

On-Air On-Soaps visited the set of the NBC soap this week to sit down with Kassie to get her thoughts on her new soap digs, and how it all came about after Prospect Park’s online reboot of One Life to Live ended after only one season, and Kassie’s guest star turns on General Hospital suddenly came to a halt.  With a beloved fan base with her every step of the way, and who are excited to see Kassie again on their daytime television screens, DePaiva is making the transition to working on the west coast while her husband James DePaiva (Ex-Max, OLTL) and their son are still back east.

Now in Salem, as Eve begins to spin her web at her arch-nemesis Jennifer Horton (Melissa Reeves), it’s only a matter of time before her plans go bust … or will they?  And what about her relationship with pseudo-sis Theresa (Jen Lilley), and daughter Paige (True O’Brien)? Does Eve love these girls as family, or will she ultimately use them in her plans for revenge on those who wronged her in Salem?  And then there are the men of the town:  Dr. Daniel Jonas (Shawn Christian), JJ Deveraux (Casey Moss), and a potential host of others that have already crossed paths with tornado Eve!  Here’s what Kassie shared with us in this funny, touching, and informative chat.  Yes, it is true … this talented beauty has more than one soap life to live!


Before we move on to the here and now with DAYS, I just want to take a step back and ask you, do you feel now you have closure on your time as Blair on One Life to Live?   Where are you at with it … as the entire situation was very disappointing to the cast and the fans of the series?



I think the One Life to Live fans are still holding out hope, and I know that you have always been OLTL fan, and I have been too.  I read a tweet the other day where someone said, “They didn’t cancel OLTL they just postponed it.”  So they are still hanging on and thinking, “Maybe?”  I don’t try to think about it anymore.  I am just very happy that One Life was represented at this year’s Daytime Emmys and won two awards.  I think it gave closure to at least this rendition of the show.  And for me, it was great to not only represent this show that I am on now, but to celebrate the years of hard work and the people that tried to make One Life to Live happen again with the reboot of the show.  I love soaps, and I am so grateful that I am still getting to play in it.


So One Life comes to an imperfect conclusion for many, and now you find yourself as an actress looking for work. 


Being that I am living back east, there are no soaps there anymore.  Granted there are online soaps and there is nothing wrong with that, and it’s great to keep the genre alive the best way we can.  But the four big ones are now out here in Los Angeles.  I was given the opportunity to perform on General Hospital.  I was just not given the opportunity to stay, and that was sad.



It was sad!  Many of the Blair and Kassie DePaiva fans felt you should have continued to be in the mix at GH and it didn’t happen.  Were you disappointed?


Yes.  It didn’t happen and there is nothing I can do about it.  I can say, “boo-hoo” and have a little pity party, but that’s not going to do anything, and the decision on that was completely out of my hands.  Of course, I would have loved to have been on GH bitch-slapping Carly (Laura Wright) and taking Todd (Roger Howarth) down! (Laughs)  It would have been fun, and my former on-screen daughter was there in Kristen Alderson (Kiki), but then the whole situation with Prospect Park and ABC happened.  That shifted everybody’s take on what should happen, and what will happen. At that point I thought, I am not going to think of myself as a soap actress anymore.  I am going to move on and do some primetime television work, and then … I got a phone call out of the blue!


So now we come to Days of our Lives!  Were you pitched for the role of Eve Donovan?


Not as far as I knew!  But then I got a call from my agent saying that I had been pitched for this part of Eve.  And it was December 18th and it was on the day that Blair had debuted on OLTL, so it was crazy.   I remember talking about that with my husband.  He said, “Yeah, you have had a good run, Kassie!”  Then I got the call from DAYS asking me if I would be interested in doing this, and everything was really hush-hush.  I am crazy about this show!  They tape so far in advance, and so for me to make this move from New York to come to L.A, I had to make some phone calls! (Laughs)   It all happened very fast.  I had to talk in code, and I was dying to tell the world!  At that point, I was writing a blog every single week.  I couldn’t say anything, because anything I said in articles was written about.  I kind of had to talk about the weather for four months until the announcement was made! (Laughs)  Then, I could shout it on the mountain tops.



When were you told about Eve’s rather tawdry history and back-story?  (Laughs)


Two days later I had a phone conversation with DAYS Co-EP Greg Meng.  They didn’t give me a last name and I said, “O.K.”   Greg told me the character was established 20 years ago by another actress and the character is a bad girl.  Then Chris Whitesell (DAYS co-head writer) wrote a breakdown of some of the high points and low points of the character!  (Laughs)


You mean, when she was a hooker?  (Laughs)


Excuse me … a prostitute … and a former singer? (Laughs)  I think I can play that!  I started taping at the end of January and started airing in June!  The craziest part is to be connected to the character and not have anyone to ground her.  On One Life to Live, I always had Todd to ground Blair.  I did not really have a love interest on DAYS, but having an old marriage to Jack or Frankie, and then when you get to town you look at the canvas here and I had characters coming up to me going, “You know you ran over my daughter!” and, “You made me lose a baby!”   I go, “I did? Well, maybe she is evolving?”  Ah, no.  She is not evolved!  Don’t expect her to make any healthy choice or decision.  She is really broken, but she does love her daughter to the nth degree.



And by the way, who is the father of Eve’s daughter, Paige (True O’Brien)?  Do you know?


I don’t know!  It could be you!  I don’t know if that will be addressed, and even I truly don’t know.  I think the writing for Eve is fantastic. Granted I am four months ahead of what you guys are watching, but I can tell you it’s a bumpy ride.   But hold on!


Now you come to DAYS and your new on-screen nemesis is Melissa Reeves (Jennifer)!  Had you known Melissa previously?


I had met her.  I know her husband Scott, but am I the luckiest girl in the world?  I love Missy Reeves so much.  What is really refreshing and wonderful is it’s similar to the relationship I had with Florencia Lozano (Tea) on OLTL.  It takes a good friendship to be enemies.  It’s been easy breezy since the moment I walked in here.


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The chip on Eve’s shoulder that she is carrying around with her; is it mainly that she is still pissed that Frankie fell in love with Jennifer?


Eve’s gripe with Jennifer is that she got everything handed to her.  To Eve: Jen was born with a silver spoon, and Eve has had to dig her way out with a shovel with everything in her life.  She has a chip on her shoulder about everything.  Eve feels she has been slighted, and she feels she is entitled to everything everybody else has.


Now on to hottie Dr. Daniel (Shawn Christian)!  Is Eve still going to try to get her claws into him to stick into Jennifer?


As far as hottie Dr. Daniel, she thought she would be able to manipulate him a little easier.  But he blew her off because of the situation with Theresa (Jen Lilley) and everything with Jennifer.  So for her it’s like, “What-ever!”  But, I don’t know if that is completely over.


So here is what I think: I think Eve and JJ (Casey Moss) are going to end up in bed together, because that would really hurt Jennifer!  I saw the spark in one scene between the two of them recently!



I think that would be something that would completely catch Kassie off-guard!  If I have to play it, I would say to Casey: “Now, I am not your mother or your grandmother!”  (Laughs)  I think the next storyline then would be “Who Killed Eve?”  (Laughs)  It’s an interesting twist you got there, Michael Fairman.  I hope you don’t go tell the writers so I can keep my integrity… a little bit longer! (Laughs)


Now wait!  Didn’t Blair ever sleep with a younger man ever on One Life?


Dorian (Robin Strasser) did!  She slept with Joey (Nathan Fillion)!


Yup, that is what I am seeing here at DAYS!  Call Robin Strasser and ask her some tips on how she dealt with the sex scenes with Nathan Fillion! (Laughs)


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Well…. maybe I can just ask Nathan Fillion!  (Laughs)


Speaking of Casey Moss … how is he to work with?


Casey is fabulous.  I think he and True O’Brien are the next super couple on the show.  I think there is something pure, sweet and innocent about their romance.  JJ is a bad boy really trying to make good, and there is going to be that struggle.  I am once again equating it to One Life to Live and Starr and Cole’s romance.  Blair of course, hated Cole because he was Marty’s son, but she never slept with Cole … so shut up! (Laughs)


And what do you think about True O’Brien being cast as your on-screen daughter in Salem?


She is delightful and honest in her choices.  And because the character is so sweet, she is very easy to manipulate!  (Laughs)



Who of the men in Salem, would you love a chance to work with, or for Eve to be with?


They are all beautiful, and all of them great actors too. Greg Vaughan (Eric), I have had a subliminal crush on him forever. Eric Martsolf (Brady) is such a talented actor, and Galen Gering (Rafe) is so funny, and Daniel Cosgrove (Aiden) is another funny guy.  But they are all taken, so Eve is going to have to steal one of the guys away!


So where does Eve’s singing come in to play?


Well, she has got nodules. (Laughs)  It is earth shattering to her, because it’s part of her identity.  So for Eve, if she could just make enough money to get those nodules taken care of, she can get back to singing and make enough money to send her daughter back to Stanford, and then everything will be fine.  And right now, Eve wants to get back to her glory days of singing, and so she has that connection with JJ, who is also musical.


Hopefully, Eve’s prostitution past will come back to haunt her!


I am thinking her next move is to be a madam like Llanview’s Renee Divine (Patricia Elliot)! (Laughs)  Maybe she would be madam until she makes enough money to send her daughter to school.  I have no idea.


I am thinking they could make her the hooker with the heart of gold like Karen Wolek was as played by Judith Light back in the day on One Life only … a much older version? (Laughs)



But you know, that only works when your 30!  When you’re 50 … that’s pathetic and that’s just sad. (Laughs)  I would like to think I am 30, and Eve probably thinks she is 30, but she needs to look in the mirror.  She is a little long in the tooth.  Now Theresa could get away with it.


How would you describe the relationship between Eve and Theresa?


Don’t you just love Jen Lilley?  She is fearless and her comedic timing is perfect.  I think Eve and Theresa are similar.  It’s just not as attractive on Eve, as it is on Theresa.


Does Eve love and care about Theresa?


She is her pseudo-sister.  I think Eve loves Theresa as much as she can love anybody.  But she would still manipulate and use her.  I think what it really comes down to it, she doesn’t want to see her sister suffer, because also when it comes down to it, who else does Eve have?  Nobody!  I have been here for four months and I have been bitch-slapped three times! And last week I was literally thrown out of two places.   I remember doing the slap scenes recently with Kate Mansi (Abigail).  We had to do it in seven takes, because she is much shorter than me!  It was funny! (Laughs)  Last week, Theresa through me out, and Jennifer through me out too!


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Many fans made remarks that there is an age difference between the original Eve, Charlotte Ross and you.  What do you think about what they said … and does that bother you at all?


They are right!  She is younger than I am!  If they could have gotten Charlotte Ross, that would have been perfect, because Charlotte Ross was Eve.  But that didn’t happen because she got a job on ABC’s Nashville, which was great for her, but it was even better for me! (Laughs)  Did I not think, “Well gosh; I am a little bit older than her?”   I told my husband, “I don’t know.  Charlotte is beautiful and young.”  Jimmy said, “Honey, the writers know your work. They hired you because they know what you can do.”  So, I just had to assure them that they have me to do whatever they want me to do, and they have the story they want to tell.  They hope I can pull it off, and I hope that I am doing that, and giving the character of Eve the justice she deserves.  You know Eve is a bit over the top.  I feel like I am playing a character role, so it’s not like I am playing a leading lady.   It’s the best of both worlds.  They brought me on to be this aging singer/prostitute that’s kind of sad, but fun to watch.  But she is also funny, powerful and broken.  It’s great.


Do you think it was DAYS co-head writer Chris Whitesell, who wrote at one point wrote and knew of your work from OLTL, was integral in having your name brought up for the part of Eve?


I think Lorraine Broderick (DAYS writer) was important to the choice of having me, and suggesting me for the role of Eve.  I don’t know her that well, but I think it was her.  And then after my name was mentioned, people went, “Oh, yeah!  She can do that!”  And with Eve, she is not as one-dimensional as she might come off.   You have to be able to play the bitchiness, the brokenness, the slutiness, and the wackadoodleness!  (Laughs)



Have you stayed in touch with Roger Howarth?  Have you ever watched him as Franco on GH?


I haven’t seen him.  You know that all happened when they made Roger’s character Franco, and when they decided not to invite me back. so it was sad for me.  And One Life to Live … I missed it terribly.   I felt if I couldn’t be a part of GH and I couldn’t contribute, then I needed to turn the page on that, and OLTL.  And as for One Life to Live, I will never, ever forget all the things that happened there, but now it is time to start a new chapter.


How are things working out with you being in LA, and your husband James DePaiva and your son being back east?


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I see Jimmy every 12 to 14 days which is not terrible.  We FaceTime three times a day.   It’s completely doable.  Our biggest concern was our son, who is starting his senior year at Fordham grad.  He is old enough now where I don’t worry about him.  He has become a great young adult.   Now he doesn’t have separation anxiety … but I do!   I miss him!  I miss my guys!  When I first got to DAYS, I walked in and things were happening so fast.   I got this apartment, and all of a sudden I burst into tears.  I called Jimmy and I was FaceTiming him with him.  I was sobbing and I said, “Come get me.  I don’t want to be here!”  Jimmy said “Kassie, I don’t think I have ever seen you like this!”  I said, “I feel like I am going backwards to L.A in a little one bedroom apartment! And I miss my family!”  Now at this point, I don’t even know what I am doing.  I haven’t even met anyone over at DAYS yet that I am going to work with!  And my husband says, “Tomorrow, you are going to go to the studio and everything is going to be fine.”   So then when I got to DAYS everyone was fabulous!  They are kind of reminiscent of the early days of OLTL.  It felt like it did when I was hanging out with Tuc Watkins, Nathan Fillion, Chris Douglas, Bob Krimmer, and Bob Woods and the gals there all over again!


What can we expect in the coming weeks from Eve?  Will her nodules be fixed? (Laughs)


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Eve is going to have to get a new doctor, because of this whole situation with Daniel.  So she finds a doctor, and things are looking really good with the nodules, but this lawsuit with Jennifer (Melissa Reeves) is going to get ugly, which is over the royalties of Jack’s book where in the annulment with Eve, she is entitled to the long form royalties.   And Jennifer, being the bitch that she is from Eve’s POV; let’s say it’s not going to be pretty!  But it’s fun, and I seriously have laughed out loud.  With what has happened with Abigail (Kate Mansi) now, and her affair with EJ (James Scott) being exposed, that just gives Eve more fuel for the fire.


Lastly and most importantly, can we tell your long time fans you are happy?


Yes, as the Pharrell Williams song says, “I’m happy”.  Honestly, I am extremely happy and more than anything extremely grateful.  I hope the One Life to Live fans will follow me over here to Salem, because it’s a nice place to live.

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  1. Kim

    August 1, 2014 at 1:12 pm

    Class act.

    • Margie

      August 1, 2014 at 1:43 pm


  2. louisa

    August 1, 2014 at 1:14 pm

    Followed her over to Salem as soon as I heard she would be on, and I love the show. It feels much more like OLTL than GH does. I think it’s all working out for Kassie.

    And, I’m still holding out for a OLTL resurrection on ABC.

    • Hilary

      August 20, 2014 at 7:45 am

      Thank you for coming over to Days! I hope One Life comes back for you and the fans!

  3. Susie

    August 1, 2014 at 1:28 pm

    I miss Blair and the gang. Happy Kassie has a new role. I think I am one that always holds a little hope for OLTL

  4. Margie

    August 1, 2014 at 1:43 pm

    I’m a new Days of Our Lives fan and it’s all due to Kassie! Love her so much. I do love the show, and I’ve never watched any network soap other than ABC until now. I love the smaller cast, the stories, the rapid pace. It’s a good show even when Eve has a day off. Now if they would just hire Erika Slezak…or Robin Strasser.

    • Kim

      August 1, 2014 at 2:54 pm

      I love the show too, it’s the only soap I currently watch and it’s great. Lots of fun, actual conversations that are longer than 30 seconds, nice small excellent cast. REALLY enjoying it.

    • Tali / Allison

      August 1, 2014 at 3:31 pm

      Couldn’t agree more. Really would love to see Erika and Robin working, miss them terribly!

    • jimh(leave it to beaver)

      August 1, 2014 at 4:48 pm

      Erika would be perfect as Laura Horton, Jens mom,…Erika does resemble Susan Flannery who played Laura in the 60s to mid 70s…Robin Strasser could play Lee Dumonde(spelling) who was once married to Julies husband Doug and was involved with Stephano Dimera in the early 80s…she’d be perfect for that role originally played by the late Brenda Benete(again spelling?) or Robin could play Linda Anderson who was once Maggie’s nemisis and the biological mother of Maggie’s stepdaughter Melissa(currently not seen)…Linda, a villian, was originally played by the late Margaret Mason and was in love with Maggie’s first husband Mickey Horton…Linda was played briefly by Elaine Princi in the 1980s but years early Elaine played Dr. Kate Winograd who had an affair with the married Bill Horton whose wife was Laura… and Bill and Laura are the parents of Jen and her unseen brother Micheal. Bill is the father of Lucas from his affair with Kate Roberts (off screen) years ago…Kate R. and Kate W., arent the same Kate or at least its never been explained if they were the same Kate or two different Kates Bill has had an affair with but Kate Roberts who is currently on the show has never revealed any medical knowledge as far as i recall so my guess is that Kate W. and Kate R. are two different Kates!!! Hope i didnt go on too much…lol

      • 4ever DAYS

        August 2, 2014 at 9:30 am

        jimh, you could never go on too much! BTW, I thought the same thing about RS as Linda Anderson. Shortly after I started watching DAYS, EP joined as Madame X, whom was revealed to be Linda Anderson. I do know the history of Lee Dumonde and the tragic loss of her performer….Brenda Bennit (my spelling too?). Brenda was married to Bill Bixby ( The Incredible Hulk TV series) and they divorced and their only child lost his life… She could not cope and committed suicide. I miss her, yet, I’ve never seen but a couple minutes of her on YouTube.

    • louisa

      August 1, 2014 at 6:26 pm

      It is a really good show! And hiring Erika Slezak or Robin Strasser would be a dream come true!

      • harry

        August 3, 2014 at 12:00 pm

        Love the idea, Jim. Erika Slezak is a perfect choice and Salem needs a new strong powerhouse of matriarch. I’d love to see her go toe to toe with Kate.

  5. harry

    August 1, 2014 at 2:57 pm

    Kassie, age is irrelevant when it comes to you–you’re seemingly not affected by the ravages of time. I don’t know if it’s because Charlotte Ross might look a tad old for her age or because you look young for yours, but to me you look to be in the same age range.
    I have tuned into Days just to watch Kassie and I am glad I did. Because of Kassie I may have developed a new soap addiction which will replace the last two soap addictions I overcame. Darn it, Kassie!
    Watching her interact with the other female characters is like watching Godzilla vs Bambi. And the good thing is that the normally somnolent actors like Melissa Reeves end up upping their game while in scenes with her. Days was smart to snag her and GH was incredibly stupid to let her go.

    • Patrick

      August 6, 2014 at 11:52 pm

      really nice post

      #1. that you’ve started watching DAYS… It’s the best of the 4
      #2. that DAYS was smart to hire Kassie Depaiva. she’s magnificent a delight
      #3. A new soap addiction… and it’s ta-da !!!! Days of OUR Lives ! YES

      I love the fait accompli with aplomb ( I celebrate this)… that Eve is godzilla to Jenns Bambi… I so hope this… why not… this is a soap… the erstwhile… innocent penchant for do good is wearying… like the DiMera’s perhaps less than.. but… devious… the Donovan sisters prevail in my book

      DAYS is so deserving of recognition

  6. Farrah

    August 1, 2014 at 3:25 pm

    I am so happy that Kassie is back on my Tv screen.

  7. Tali / Allison

    August 1, 2014 at 3:28 pm

    Sweet, funny, gorgeous, honest, TALENTED and so down to earth…that is Kassie, and why her fans just love her to death.
    Great interview, MF, thank you! I had been soapless since OLTL ceased production, started watching DAYS when Kassie’s Eve debuted. Enjoying her role so much.

    • Patrick

      August 6, 2014 at 11:57 pm

      I really do celebrate the dynamics and mayhem… intrigue allure she captivates with the DAYS cast

      every one… from : JJ… to Paige… to Theresa… to, of course… the dimwit… Jenn… to Daniel… to Abs… and Maggie

      it’s an ongoing treat to celebrate her addition to Salem’ites

      thank you DAYS and Kassie DePaiva… for stretching your wings and acting chops to endear the audience to feast

  8. Sheryl Postin

    August 1, 2014 at 4:32 pm

    I watched Days but, now that Kassie is on it I love and I love her. She is doing an excellent job with her new character . I knew she would because she is a super star.Can’t wait to see more and the new story lines.

    • Patrick

      August 7, 2014 at 12:03 am

      you have me gushing at “superstar”

      I recently come to know her… and kudos to celebrating her

      per your : “…Can’t wait to see more and the new story lines.”

      couldn’t you see her with Justin… Humm? yes … for drama stellar… Adrienne will bring it

      as JimH has said… what if her real life husband joined the show as Peter Blake… woah… hush my lips … i’m entranced by this coupling… the DiMeras are alive… with James DePaiva

      Stefano wouldnt know what to do with himself if she traipsed throughout the manse

      she belongs

  9. Jules

    August 1, 2014 at 7:32 pm

    I’ve been so excited to see what Kassie would bring to DAYS. I’m very familiar with Kassie’s work, and I love DAYS, so the combination of the two was definitely intriguing. 5 months felt like an eternity! So far I haven’t been disappointed. It’s nice to read comments from ABCers who have made the switch and are liking what they’re seeing, not just with Kassie but are complimentary of the show in general. That right there makes the move to hire her so smart. And unlike GH, DAYS doesn’t hire with a) no purpose or b) a purpose that only lasts 3 months. DAYS has long term plans for Eve which should make those new fans stick around that much longer and develop loyalties beyond the one actress. GH may hire veterans and big names galore, but DAYS is the show that give more attention to a continuation of growth and story to make the best use out of people.

    • Patrick

      August 7, 2014 at 12:11 am

      “…I love DAYS, so the combination of the two was definitely”

      the coup of the year… a combustible… match… a delighted feast

      I beam LOL rector boom shake

      give it all

      shes so ON

      you’re simply one of the best posters :

      .”… DAYS has long term plans for Eve which should make those new fans stick around that much longer and develop loyalties beyond the one actress. ”

      DAYS of OUR Lives continuity gells pulls throws you in a mist of quagmire

      the cast deliver applomb and cohesive direct forwards our span … decades plus show of all shows… kudos to the delight of daytime

      fan salute for how delish Salem invites

  10. 4ever DAYS

    August 1, 2014 at 8:07 pm

    Kassie is doing an excellent job as Eve on DAYS!!!

  11. katie

    August 1, 2014 at 10:25 pm

    Nice interview! Kassie’s a great addition to Days. And now granted I started watching days after Eve was there and gone, I think she’s doing a wonderful job. And if anything I’m glad Charlotte couldn’t return. Let’s be honest, she would have come and left while Kassie really loves this medium you can tell.

    I only saw her briefly as Blair in the online version but I really liked her there as well.

    I’m undecided about the JJ/Eve possibilities lol. It’s so twisted.

  12. juju

    August 1, 2014 at 11:42 pm

    Great interview Cassie. But her character has to prop awful, self-righteous and boring characters like Jennifer, Daniel and their horrible children (i refuse to think these gals are Jack’s way). Moreover the writing on this show is so black and white..thankfully Cassie tries to give layers to the character but when the writing is weak it is weak..
    I understand her sadness over GH but she is not bitter, just honest..i like that..class act.
    And Cassie you are as much beautiful as Charlotte Ross..and maybe older but not by much..and the ‘young’ obsession..stop it Hollyweird..everybody is is the way of life.
    I am 25 years old right now and i know i will become older..doesn’t make me ‘less’ than younger folks..who by the way will become older too.

  13. Beth

    August 2, 2014 at 5:49 am

    What a great interview! KDP has fit in seamlessly on DOOL and that is not easy to do, especially when you’re playing a character with alot of history on the show and whom we haven’t seen in more than 20 years. I appreciate her honesty about her fears about taking on the role, but she’s been stellar so far. I’m very happy for her. I also admire her for how she’s handled GH. She could be more bitter about how the story was written for Roger Howarth and Kristen Aldersen which didn’t include her more than for an episode here and there, but she’s moved on and good for her. Same with the online version of OLTL. She has to look to the future, though she knows that some fans haven’t given up hope. Personally I’m not sure if AMC or OLTL can ever come back at this point but there’s nothing wrong with hope as long as you don’t drown in it, and Kassie has turned the page for now. I’m loving the best soap recast of 2014, and maybe for the past few years, too.

    • Patrick

      August 7, 2014 at 12:17 am


      “…KDP has fit in seamlessly on DOOL”

      she is such a welcome respite… inasmuch as I soapbox… DAYS… Eve has showcased unrelenting must watch… her at ease dynamic is powerhouse

      she weaves her presence force

      LOL… I’m so happy with her

  14. TSlay1976

    August 2, 2014 at 12:47 pm

    I wish Andrew Trischitta would have gotten the role of JJ he would have been a better fit. I think Casey is a good actor but he has no chemistry with True and he looks too old for the role. He should be playing Ben Kate Mansi’s boyfriend.

    • Kim

      August 6, 2014 at 7:12 am

      Happy with current JJ….not sure about AT.

      • TSlay1976

        August 7, 2014 at 2:11 am

        Casey is supposed to be 18 years old he looks way too old to play that.

    • Haven

      August 25, 2014 at 10:57 pm

      He’s 20, but I agree, he looks older.

  15. Scott (ATWT Fan)

    August 3, 2014 at 7:09 pm

    Kassie is doing a fantastic job as Eve Donovan, and I enjoy her portrayal of Eve much more than I ever did as her with Blair.

    • Patrick

      August 7, 2014 at 12:18 am

      thats saying something…. I never watched OLTL

      wow.. fans of …. : are rabid… and deservedly so… I give that

      it’s a pleasure to share KDP…

      thank you Kass… am loving Eve so much

  16. David

    August 3, 2014 at 8:28 pm

    Laura Horton had mental problems so we KNOW Erika S could ace that role and she certainly looks like Flannery which neither of the latter day Laura’s did. I wish Y&R would bring back Jamie Lyn Bauer as Lorie Brooks, maybe now rich and ravishing and she could be someone for Jill to play off and battle like she used to with Mrs. C.

    • Patrick

      August 7, 2014 at 12:21 am

      Erika Slezak from the history of… this magnanimous genre… is tour de force

      I’d welcome and lay out the red carpet… for

      whatever it takes to enrich and further the audience treat and bring NBC : DAYS : forefront, IS :

      bring it on… she’s reckoned

  17. MBmomof3

    August 5, 2014 at 8:56 am

    Kassie’s Blair was my favorite on OLTL. And that is saying a lot because OLTL was my favorite soap FOREVER. There were so many great characters and their portrayers and I still miss “my” show.

    I was a fan of Charlotte Ross’ Eve, but I am thoroughly enjoying Kassie’s version of Eve and so glad to have her on my screen again. DOOL is the best of the four daytime soaps right now IMO. Part of the reason is their very talented cast, and Kassie fit right in!

    Thanks for another great interview.

  18. Beacon

    August 5, 2014 at 4:06 pm

    I admire Kassie but her Eve has nothing in common with the Eve I loved. I miss Charlotte and hope she returns to the iconic role she created.

    • Kim

      August 6, 2014 at 7:13 am

      This is the new Eve…..23 years later, things do change. I’m glad to be able to see Kassie in this role.

  19. dmr

    August 6, 2014 at 9:06 am

    Kassie looks beautiful in the photo above. Going to read the article now.

    • dmr

      August 6, 2014 at 9:29 am

      I absolutely love the character of Eve. I agree with Kassie, I think that JJ and Paige are adorable together. Their romance is innocent and sweet. But, I also think that at some point Eve will end up in bed with JJ. Why else would the writers create the scene as to when JJ first met Eve-in her bra! I can’t stand the character of Theresa; but, I don’t mind her as much when she is in scenes with Eve. I’ve never been a fan of Kristen Alderson’s. She is like nails on a chalkboard for me. Can’t stand Kiki on General Hospital. I like Eve’s relationship with Paige much better than Blair’s and Starr’s. As evil as Eve is, I think she truly does care and love her daughter (even though she will use her for her own agenda). I also loved Eve’s scenes with Maggie. Kassie knocked those scenes out of the park.

  20. Patrick

    August 6, 2014 at 11:35 pm

    I happily report :

    I cannot believe how instantly smitten I am with Kassie DePaiva

    sure, the first thing that comes to mind is fan base for DAYS

    that being said… I got my first take with her on GH… and delighted

    now on DAYS : I LOVE her presence

    just read today : in the SOD issue… how it was stated how fans and writers alike are through the roof ecstatic over the sister(s) Eve and Theresa… are declaring this twosome… a driving force to be reckoned

    I love Eve and Theresa… inasmuch as Shane and Kimberly are the rock of gibraltar, from a legacy family… and I love that

    the Donovans should be a featured family

    to further delve in to the machinations of these two sisters… along with their beloved… and I LOVE THEM… parents… are a feature to marcquee

    a promise of how far DAYS should entreat

    I am absolutely delighted and await their scenes

    even with Paige… I’m torn about Paige and JJ

    as it always turns… : how the Hortons (Jennifer, Abs, JJ ) come out on top

    but not this time… Shane, Kimberly, Eve, and Theresa … along with the brother… are sublime… acting chops through the roof… beyond measure

    I love that DAYS features Eve and Theresa

    bring on Shane and Kimberly

    • 4ever DAYS

      August 9, 2014 at 9:37 am

      Yes, bring Andrew back!!!

  21. Patrick

    August 7, 2014 at 12:45 am

    I truly do think, that JJ and Paige have the potential to be the next supercouple.

    therein lies the quagmire… and disgust…. with the effervescent Horton

    LOL… I dont’ care how I play this out… I love Eve and Theresa

    why shouldn’t the Donovan women prevail top and surpass the dire near dull almost boring Horton led by dead Jenn


    at ease

    JJ and almost Abs take

    there had better be a way for the writing team… and DAYS to forefront how delish and take no prisoners how enchanted delish belong… Eve and Theresa.. with Paige

    Jenn is so dull…

    why she and Daniel… are upfront canvassed is beyond

    how Daniel was able to render Kristen captive with his superman powers made me puke

    I can only hope… as usual… that Kristen Eve Theresa Kayla… supplant

    absolute power their character drive

    would render ME hapless

    LOVE Days

  22. Patrick

    August 7, 2014 at 12:49 am

    I’d love it if Roger Howarth was able to quit GH… and move on to DAYS… as the nuPeter Blake

    this would give us Eve and Peter

    what a powerhouse tour de force knock out drag out sublime force two pair draw

    • 4ever DAYS

      August 9, 2014 at 9:35 am

      Yes, or bring back Mike Horton whom moves into the Horton house with…EVE! Where is Michael T. Weiss?

  23. Kristin

    August 8, 2014 at 8:53 pm

    I am absolutely loving Kassie on DAYS. I adored Blair on OLTL, and she will probably always be my fave soap character, but Kassie’s Eve is a close second. I started watching DAYS when Kassie started, and I am thoroughly enjoying it. I think Eve’s portrayal of Eve is fantastic – like she said, Eve is broken, but she’s also a force to be reckoned with; and I love that she owns her bitchiness.

  24. Fairy May

    August 20, 2014 at 7:50 am

    Really great interview. Kassie most definitely is a class act. I appreciated her answers and willingness to address the harder questions. I was not thrilled that Charlotte was not returning to the role, but I get why she chose Nashville. In giving Kassie a chance, I didn’t dislike her immediately, and by her third ep or so I was convinced. She’s done a very good job embodying her. Other than the accent, which has us all a bit boggled, but I can look past it for a good fit in the role, which she is. I’m liking her alot, and even when she’s being a bitch, I really love how grey Kassie is playing her. Good stuff, Kassie, glad you’re here.

  25. Haven

    August 25, 2014 at 11:11 pm

    I really like her in this role. I liked Blair some, hated her some, on OLTL. But I am loving how Kassie’s playing Eve. Whimsical sounds too flighty of a word, but she’s kind of unpredictable and fun. The thing that drives me nuts about The Hortons, especially Jennifer, is that they take themselves so seriously. Ugh…and Eve just doesn’t give them that power. She may be a bitch, but not exactly downright evil. She’s a bit more light-hearted and her scenes with Teresa are great. I’m team Eve all the way.

  26. Tracey

    October 14, 2014 at 11:54 am

    I am so glad and happy for Kassie. I hope Days execs will keep bringing on more actors/actresses from AMC/OLTL as they have been.

  27. carol

    December 28, 2014 at 3:17 pm

    I love Kassie. she is doing such a wonderful job as Eve I do hope that she sticks around Salem for a very long time, thank you Days ….

  28. carol

    January 4, 2015 at 10:13 am

    I just listened to some of Kassies songs what a beautiful voice she has some of her songs brought tears to my eyes ,way to go kassie to bad Days wont let her sing.

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Kristian Alfonso Departs Days of our Lives After 37 Years

In a bombshell announcement, Days of our Lives enduring and ever-popular star, Kristian Alfonso (Hope Williams) has decided to make her exit from the NBC daytime drama series after more than 37 years in her role.

Kristian made her debut as a teenaged Hope Williams in 1983 and quickly rose to popularity and became soap-famous; along with her on-screen romance to Bo Brady then played by Peter Reckell. Together as one of soaps most all-time popular duos and separately, Alfonso has remained one of soap opera’s most notable performers.   There were only two times throughout her time in Salem, that Kristian took breaks from the show; during one of them she starred on CBS’s Falcon Crest.

According to Deadline who broke the news; in a statement to the outlet, Alfonso shared, “I feel blessed and honored to have been invited into people’s homes for over three decades. However, it is now time for me to write my next chapter.”

And it appears its already a wrap for Alfonso, who will not be returning to the series when the show is planned to return to production in the fall and come early September.

Kristian added:  “I will not be returning to Days when it resumes production in September.  I’ve already filmed my last episode several months ago.”

In a heartfelt post on her Instagram account, the actress gave special thanks to the late Betty Corday (mother of DAYS EP Ken Corday), and of course, her millions of fans who loved her as Hope throughout her time on the soap.  You can read it in full below.


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REPORT: Days of our Lives Targets September Production Restart

Looks like Salem and Days of our Lives will be back in full-swing come September, if the target date holds true as revealed today by Deadline.

According to their sources, Corday Productions, who produces the long-running NBC daytime drama, sent out an email to cast members on Thursday notifying them of their intent to resume production come September 1st.

However for this article; reps for NBC, Corday and Sony Pictures TV declined to comment.

Days of our Lives has had enough shows banked through early October of this year, so was not pressed to get back into production amidst the coronavirus pandemic as much as CBS’ The Bold and the Beautiful (which went back into production a week and half ago), and The Young and the Restless and General Hospital who are targeting a mid-July restart.

All three of the shows, except for DAYS ran out of original episodes to air, back at the end of April of this year.

So, excited to hear that their may be plans ahead come fall for DAYS to come to back and tape new episodes? Comment below.


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DAYS Elani Wedding (Photos): What Did You Think Of The Nuptials?

This week on Days of our Lives saw the first African-American couple to be married on-screen in the 54-year history of Days of our Lives.  Now while Lani (Sal Stowers) and Eli (Lamon Archey) tried before in a previous ceremony, this one did the job … they are now officially husband and wife!

The ceremony was attended by Lani’s dad, Abe Reynolds (James Reynolds), her mother Tamara Price (Marily McCoo), Billy Davis Jr.  as a former FBI mentor to Eli, Julie (Susan Seaforth Hayes) – it was her restaurant after all and she is Eli’s grandmother.  Dr. Marlena Evans (Deidre Hall) presided over the ceremony.

There were some unwelcome guests at the ceremony as well; leading the bride to question, are we doomed?  Why does this keep happening to us everytime we tried to get hitch!

However, fate was on Lani and Eli’s side this day, as even Gabi (Camila Banus) with her antics, and a shocking arrival from Vivian Alamain (Louise Sorel), couldn’t rain on this day.  Vivian even tried to shoot the bride, but thanks to Rafe (Galen Gering) saving the day and armed with news that her son Stefan (Brandon Barash) could be alive; he informs Viv firmly that she would be killing someone for the wrong reason, even though Vivian is in disbelief that her son is alive.  Next, she is whisked out of the ceremony.

Lani still feeling rattled by all the wedding interruptus gets a sign she should marry the man she loves; when her mother, who needed to go lie down earlier, as she was feeling faint, was able to show back up just in time to restart the wedding.


During the ceremony, Eli mentions the loss of little David Abraham and the struggles they went through, but how in the end it brought then closer together.  After the rings are exchanged and they are pronounced man and wife, the newlyweds “jump the broom” a wonderful tradition and a symbol of African-American heritage, where the sweeping of the broom signifies sweeping away all the bad energy.  After they sweep the broom, Elani jumps over it.

In a behind-the-scenes of the wedding segment released this week on the DOOL app, Sal Stowers and Lamon Archey talk about the inclusion of the ‘jump the broom’ moment in the episode, and how they suggested the idea to DAYS Co-EP Albert Alaar, and how  it was written into the episode.

So, what did you think of Lani and Eli’s wedding? Did you enjoy it? Let us know via the comment section below, but first check out this wedding photo gallery of the big day!

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