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Vivian Jovanni Done At DAYS!

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Soap newcomer Vivian Jovanni who played the SORAS’d Ciara Brady on Days of our Lives is out at the long-running NBC soap opera.

During her run, Jovanni was put in a controversial front burner rape storyline and played the daughter of legacy characters Bo (Peter Reckell) and Hope Brady (Kristian Alfonso).

From the looks of it, Vivian will continue to air until the spring of the New Year.  As to if DAYS plans to recast, or how Ciara is written-off the canvas that is yet to be seen.

Serial Scoop spoke to Jovanni where she expressed what precipitated her exit from DAYS: “The decision to exit was mutual. At this point in my career I wanted to pursue other interests. Yet, I am eternally grateful for the opportunity, love and support I received from everyone at Days and the fans. I’m really excited about the future and what’s to come in the world of Days of Our Lives.”

So, what are your thoughts on Vivian’s exit from DAYS? Should the show recast? Comment below!

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Karen Clark
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Karen Clark

Of course they should recast. Talk about a legacy character, She is the daughter of Days royalty!

Patrick
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Patrick

once again… I hold Ken Corday responsible for so many mishaps

he definitely has his own ideas on what an Executive Producer is

is he … what ? still riding on the coattails of his beloved parents Betty and Ted Corday?

is he living off the residuals ? and just not caring for what supports him.

His parents legacy… was taken care of

do your job Ken Corday… whatever you imagine that to be

have you been drinking the Kool-Aid with Frank Valentini

Mister Media
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Mister Media

Her leaving was by mutual consent of the actress, the powers that be at Days and every single viewer. To her credit she has improved incrementally over her tenure and I’m sure she did her best. The responsibility for an epic failure like this lies with the casting director and the producers. The show should definitely recast using thoughtful care and consideration.

Lou piikes
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Lou piikes

Acting through your nose instead of her clinched teeth is not an incremental improvement. Nothing at all could improve that young lady’s acting abilities except a divine intervention by the man himself.

Susan
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Susan

It is possible that as Vivian matures she might become a better actress. Also, don’t forget that Vivian was never right for the role of Ciara in the first place. For that I blame the casting director.

Phil
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Phil

Call me crazy, but I don’t think she is the worst… she will likely improve with age. Alison Sweeny sure did… I thought she was horrible when she first appeared on the show, but I ended up loving her! I do hope that they recast this role… the character is needed! On a side note, not sure how popular of an opinion is, but I am loving Marci Miller as Abby!

mollie
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mollie

I always felt Vivian G. was cast almost solely based on her similar look to her on screen “mom”, Hope. I really think the casting director (and whomever) thought this was more important than her acting ability….maybe thinking that Vivian would improve (quicker) over time. Honestly, I wanted Vivian to succeed and I gave her a LOT of time. I did not fast forward. I watched and stuck with her…but it became evident it was not going to improve. I wish her all the best. YES, Days should RECAST.

Helen
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Helen

I feel sorry for her, she was horrifically miscast. I did fast forward often ~ otherwise I might have thrown something at the TV screen.

Lou piikes
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Lou piikes

The casting director needs to be fired.

John Gordon
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John Gordon

I do not see any particular reason to re-cast the role. This gal did her best but they gave her too much to take on and as a young actress I don’t think she was quite ready to do “rape scenes” and heavy dramatic front line storylines. She (the character) can go off to College or to visit a long lost Aunt. The youthful storylines on this show are atrocious anyway – the whole writing team needs to wake up to 2016 and stop writing like we’re in 1985.

SoapLover
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SoapLover

I’m so happy that she is leaving. I really never bought her portrayal. I think it’s a great character and I hope they recast!

Patrick
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Patrick

She never stood a chance. wow… I applaud her for trying this career choice has too many “hits”… and so few chance/opportunities. oh god… I miss Lauren Boles I wish Vivian Jovanni : take care, be well, you’ve learned, and are moving Jovanni made her on-screen debut on October 30, 2015 and as posted above, will be on air thru spring, 2017. she had 1 1/2 years of on air screen time it just bugs me to no end… that along with Vivian… the characters of Aiden and Chase were also sacrificed…. loved the SORAS Chase. with yummy Daniel Cosgrove… Read more »

Judy
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Judy

I love Hope and Rafe together never did like aiden

Jennifer
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Jennifer

I like Hope and Rafe too. I don’t really miss Aiden or Chase either.

James McDonald
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James McDonald

I never did like the character of Ciara. I have this thing about too many babies and kids on DAYS. Then when they decided to age-advanced Ciara into a teenager (and the other kids) around the time Bo Brady was about to arrive in Salem, it did not work for me. We were deprived of seeing Bo hug Ciara, his little girl. I don’t mean to be too harsh, but the new actress did not emote too much emotion. She just has one of those faces that does not express well. I thought the rape storyline was nauseating. I will… Read more »

gloria
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gloria

I agree 100%. Bring back Lauren Boles & let’s just forget the awful rape. I just cringe every time I see everyone sitting on Jenn’s couch at the Horton house, ugh.

John Gordon
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John Gordon

Well, I mean they CAN’T just age her backwards after they decided to jump her age from like 9 to 18 or whatever the heck age she’s supposed to be. When I watch this show, I am embarressed by how awful it is – the prison scenes are so ludicrous (with character Hope) that I wish I could FF through the NBC ap – but as far as the character of Ciara goes, they should just have her visit an out of town Aunt or grandma or long lost Cousin ~ or have the character switch to an out of… Read more »

Patrick
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Patrick

yeah, the kick in the pants… was when Peter Reckell and Lauren Boles… never have that chance. Bo & Ciera Alice what a dream , that would have been. “…but the new actress did not emote too much emotion ” wholeheartedly agree. really reminds me of Kelly Monaco @GH as Sam. truly… the rape story was the nail in the coffin. Vivian Jovanni had her moments … that’s not a full time job makes. Ciera Alice is a high yield pivotal front and center legacy character. wouldn’t it be something… if… when Hope is sprung… who’s the first to greet… Read more »

Judy
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Judy

who is Lauren Boles

Patrick
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Patrick

I cry for these things still

I got it

Mo
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Mo

Judy, Lauren Boles played Ciara before the role was SORASed.

Iakovos
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Iakovos

Regardless of this actress or acceptance of portrayal, the error was in the SORAS, Look, if we want kids on the canvas, then accept kids on the canvas. Sudden age jumps often are not in best interest. As in real life, if you have kids, you keep them! LOL Children are not props or plot devices!

Michael
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Michael

What took so long? Seriously, the worst actor on daytime since Guy Wilson.

Mo
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Mo

Two miscasts. Maybe Days also needs a new casting director.

John Gordon
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John Gordon

I certainly agree with that response – The casting director needs help ~

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

She just wasnt right for the part…wish her the best

Robert L
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Robert L

Not sad to see her go. With all the talented younger actresses out there, she was totally miscast in that role. First, it sucked they SORAS the character in the first place, but to put in someone who…sorry simply can’t act was the second mistake. I’m not being a bully just stating a fact. When you suck at your job anywhere else you’d get fired a long time ago. Just because someone has a pretty face it doesn’t mean they act! I always fast forward when she is on because she is that bad in the role. Plus she looks… Read more »

Patrick
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Patrick

agree all the way

behind the scenes mismanagement

how could they not have seen what we’ve known for months:

“…Plus she looks uncomfortable ”

yeah, it’s a tough love thingy… i’m sure she’s glad to be out

for a youngster… she made some cashola

Lou piikes
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Lou piikes

Sometimes the truth hurts. And by that I mean she hurt my ears and my eyes just looking at her trying to act.

Ray
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Ray

I never like to see a soap actor lose their jobs. It probably seemed like a good idea to age the character before Bo’s return and death. The actress was given too much heavy storyline (father’s death and rape) within a short period of time and unfortunately, it proved too much for a less-seasoned actor. It probably did not help that the fans have been BRUTAL to her for more than a year. The teen storylines continue to be the show’s weakest link. I could care less that Jade has been recast because I do not like the storyline now… Read more »

Celia
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Celia

To be honest, Ciara was growing on me. Too bad….but, she’s so young, I am sure she wants to move her carrier/ambition/aspirations along. Soaps are very tenuous, today. Good luck!! But, Claire needs to go. This girl does not inspire me one bit. She is languid and insipid. How old is she supposed to be? She and Theo are sooo mismatched. Out of context: 1) What newborn, a couple of hours born, coos? Plays with her hands? Makes eye contact with the person holding her and responds to the baby-talk? Okay….it’s a soap, but, this baby “Holly” looks three or… Read more »

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

The baby thing-i guess tptb decided to soras the infant the moment it popped out…next week she will be 16 and on drugs-lol…Merry Christmas to you and your family!!!

SZima
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SZima

It’s just too bad they felt the need to SORAS all the DOOL kids, who really were not bad…especially the child that played Ciera…into obnoxious teenagers!
I really wish sometimes that they would just let characters age naturally. They way they do it, the “kids” end up being WAY too old to actually be the child of their “parents.”

mollie
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mollie

Yep, agree 100%. Should have let those kids be. No reason to age them except, I think at the time, Days 50th Anniversary (reboot) was approaching and TPTB probably thought it would be a new aspect to the show. Wrong call IMO.

David
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David

Bring back Lauren Boles, the original actress. She was a wonderful little actress. Lauren is spunky and she can act. Vivian is 21 years old and her acting got a little better, but not good enough. I wish her luck, my suggestion take more acting classes.

Susan
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Susan

It’s too late! Ciara has been SORAS. Lauren Boles is too young to take the role once again.

Judy
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Judy

The firist Ciara they did to get a new Ciara

Scott (ATWT Fan)
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Scott (ATWT Fan)

The hatred this young woman has endured is absolutely outlandish. The bullies are absolutely rude, and clearly have never had a heart. Is she the greatest actress in the world? No. Did she do the job she was hired to do? Yes. The problem with Vivian Jovanni’s acting is that it’s very dry, which isn’t a bad thing for comedy, but she’s in a very high-intense dramatic medium, where you need emotions. This platform was simply not right for her. She’d do very well in comedy, as I feel like her seriousness would really work in her favour. As for… Read more »

Nicholas
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Nicholas

she is quite certainly a nice girl but nice doesn’t make you a good actress ; the casting department needs a shake up , solid theatre and acting background should be paramount when hiring actors on that show , clearly this is not the case.

Scott (ATWT Fan)
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Scott (ATWT Fan)

Again, you’re missing the point of my post, and that concerns me.

conniemac
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conniemac

I totally agree. I cannot believe people can be so downright cruel. It is one thing to express an opinion, but to verbally attack a person is uncalled for. Kind of makes you wish all those experts out there were given the same type of critique when they started their careers. Do I think she could improve as an actress? Of course, but by the same token, I feel all the DOOL teens could improve and probably will with time. Ease up folks, she’s just a young girl starting out trying her best.

Michael
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Michael

She may very well be a good person. However, she’s being paid a lot of money for a job she is simply not qualified for. Simply put- she is just not an actress. Somewhere, someplace is a REAL actor chomping at the bit for an opportunity to portray this role.

Scott (ATWT Fan)
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Scott (ATWT Fan)

To call someone a “REAL” actor is insulting, and is exactly what my post is about. And knowing that your response simply proves my point is baffling. Berating this young woman is wrong and shameful.

xmxascarol
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xmxascarol

No offense but I never thought she could act anyway.Not saying that I could do any better because I cannot I just feel that someone else could have done a better job.To all Happy Holidays and stay well and safe.

Nicholas
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Nicholas

Head writing duties for days of our lives need to be handed over to leah laiman , thom racina and sheri anderson . executive producers should be : ken corday , al rabin , shelley curtis and greg meng . the casting department need to have recruiters who hire actors and actresses who know how to act with solid theatre and acting background ! Jovanni should never have been hired in the first place .

Mo
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Mo

Air into the spring? Good grief. Well, I can fast forward.

Ciara should have been recast ages ago. Vivian was not good in the role from the get-go. Frankly, I don’t think she can act. It was thoroughly painful to watch her stumble through scenes.

I am glad this actress is gone. Days has plenty of time to find someone suitable as a recast. Although at this point, I wouldn’t care if they got rid of all the SORASed teens.

Bruno
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Bruno

YES! One annoying teenager actor gone…3 to go….and you know who you are 🙂

Johnny Grant
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Johnny Grant

All they have to do is this scene: Ciarra: Mom, I have something to tell you, I don’t mean to burden you while you are still locked up in Prison with Marlena’s look-a-like Hope: Yes, sweetie, what is it, you can tell me anything you know that! Ciarra: Well mom, I’ve decided to transfer to another School out of State – I spoke with Cousin Martha and she said I could stay with her. Hope: Ciarra, have you thought about this carefully? You know it’s hard for me to tell what you’re feeling since you only seem to have one… Read more »

Allen Saint James
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Allen Saint James

This actress wasnt very good at emoting and yes she looked terribly uncomfortable etc but she gave it her best shot. The casting director and prodiucers are at fault for hiring someone lacking the skills. Soap fans online are awfully awful to any and every “newbie” that graces the television screen. In this instance i think tactful critique would have given this girl

lor
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lor

Her acting is not great but she is ok. I think the actor who portrays Joey is so cute but his acting is terrible as is the woman who portrays Abigail.

Kate
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Kate

Horray!! Maybe she can take Joey with her-2 horrible actors!!

Tammy
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Tammy

I thought Vivian did a good job, I would like to see any of the people writing comments on here go on a soap & try to act any better!!! I will be sad to see her go, she tried & all people did was put her down all the time. She use to model, too & she is beautiful.

Bamatami
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Bamatami

She was a terrible actress from the start. I was hoping she would improve over time, but that didn’t happen! I will not miss her gritting teeth, that’s for sure. She does need to pursue other interests and for our sake, please don’t let it be acting!!

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