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What Well-Known Actress Should Be Cast In The Role Of Summer On Days of our Lives?

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Days of our Lives is bringing in what is said to be a short-term, but on contract actress to play a the new role of Summer, according to Soap Opera Digest on Tuesday.

Summer is described as a “passionate loner who has been in and out of institutions and is a small-time thief.”

The NBC soap opera now heading towards it’s 50th anniversary in November is seeking experienced actors only, names preferred, to begin taping at the end of August.

OK, put your casting director hats on! Who would you suggest to play this part from a well-known actress from primetime or daytime television?  Give us your picks in the comment section below!

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

The actress who played the last Jessica on OLTL???…just hope she wont be stealing elephants…lol

Jeremy
Jeremy

So, SOD describes Summer as being in her early 40s.

What about Jessica Collins? She’s 44.

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

Bree is 36…a few years shouldnt be a problem???

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

Well, how about Brooke Sheilds???

Bjtripp2
Bjtripp2

Great choice

Llanviewer717
Llanviewer717

Jimh – The Bree Williamson was the last actress to play Jessica Buchanan on OLTL. She did a wonderful job. I agree she would be a great choice for this Days role.

Sandra
Sandra

Kristen Alderson

Evan
Evan

No no. bad choice, the girl can not act.

Jamesj75
Jamesj75

Sorry, but you lost me at the character’s description. Talk about cheesy…

Stephanie
Stephanie

Florencia Lozano? Martha Byrne? Beth Ehlers?

boes
boes

All excellent choices. I’d really love to see Lozano or Byrnes again.

blake
blake

Beth Ehlers definitely!

Joel
Joel

Kimberlin Brown. Bobbie Eakes. Barbara Crampton. Melissa Hayden.

James R. Poissant
James R. Poissant

I like your suggestion of Kimberlin Brown—it doesn’t seem like she will be back as Sheila on the CBS soaps and she can play looney better than anyone—here’s hoping!!!

Karen backer
Karen backer

No pls do not I cannot tolerate her.

Aden
Aden

Lol. Some of those broads are 20 years apart bro!

Joel
Joel

Hayden is in her 40’s. All the former B&B broads are in their 50’s.

scott
scott

Andrea evans

4ever DAYS
4ever DAYS

Michelle Stafford!

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

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!…Days is starting to get better…dont ruin it!!!

4ever DAYS
4ever DAYS

LOL, Jimh! I’ve decided to wish for Julia Roberts whom was suggested by Greg. Jennifer Aniston would be good too!

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

Now that she has been mentioned i just bet Jennifer Aniston will get the part and will be in scenes with her dad John…as Victor i can see him catching her stealing something from the K mansion and Victor remarking something like, ‘Where is your father? Have you had no proper upbringing?’ she replies, ‘You remind me of him’…she could turn out to even be his long lost daughter or maybe she kidnaps Brady and Theresa’s baby???

4ever DAYS
4ever DAYS

Yes, Jimh!

And her character can put Tate on the black market where he is eventually adopted by a character played by Brooke Shields (she played a rabid DAYS fan on ‘Friends’)!

louisa
louisa

Robin Strasser!! She needs to be on Days some way, some how.

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

As Lee Dumonde…

Rob
Rob

Take Summer from the Young and the restless, Ill start a crowd funding campaign

Harry
Harry

I will be your co chair, Rob!

boes
boes

If you do, I’ll start a counter-campaign.
Maybe we can dump her on GH? Show can’t get any worse.

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

Ew…that would be like having two Kiki’s!!!

Chrystie Delancey
Chrystie Delancey

Only if she is the FIRST victim of this Salem killer!

Michael
Michael

Lindsay Hartley, Alicia Minshew, Liza Huber, Bree Williamson, Emily Vancamp…

Jason W
Jason W

Victoria Rowell!

Beth
Beth

Alicia Minshew. She’s said she grew up watching DOOL and she has friends in the cast. Plus she lives in NY and probably wouldn’t want to do a long term contract on a west coast soap.

Kathy H
Kathy H

Kimberlin Brown would be good! She’s missed in daytime!

PGP
PGP

Beth Chamberlin, Fiona Hutchinson or Beth Ehlers! Of course of they could also make Carly have a twin and bring Crystal Chapell back!

blake
blake

I said the same thing that it should be Fiona Hutchinson since she played a thief so well on Guiding Light! But I would be happy with Beth Ehlers and Beth Chamberlain also.

Greg
Greg

Well since it’s the 50th and she is a major super-fan I would love to see them cast Julia Roberts in this role.

4ever DAYS
4ever DAYS

I love your idea!

TMJ
TMJ

Cady McLain or Alicia Leigh Willis

Tom Jenkins
Tom Jenkins

Jessica Lange.

MJ100
MJ100

Knowing what age range would help. My guess is another youngin’…but the article didn’t say.

Tim
Tim

The SOD article says early 40s

sheryl
sheryl

Farrah fath Bree Williams

Harry
Harry

Gary Busey

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

Caitlyn Jenner!!!

blake
blake

They want a woman, not a woman wannabe.

Kat Hilderbrand
Kat Hilderbrand

Martha Byrne, Beth Ehlers, Jennifer Landon, Cady McClain, or Noelle Beck would be great! And sometimes short term roles turn into long term ones! It happens all the time.

Llanviewer717
Llanviewer717

Either Bree Williamson, age 35, or Florencia Lozano, age 45, would be great. Both did outstanding work on OLTL. It would be great to see Florencia and Kassie DePaiva work together again.

Andrea
Andrea

Susan Haskell, who played Marty on OLTL, could do this role. She’s good at the troubled outcast looking for attention.

Llanviewer717
Llanviewer717

Yes!!!!!!!!!!! That is a wonderful suggestion. Susan is absolutely terrific. I miss her so much.

Reagan
Reagan

Love and miss Susan!!

damien
damien

i really miss the second colleen on y n r – Adrienne Leonne, not sure why she was recast with the last one. I really miss her colleen and jt on y n r… maybe days could cast her as summer. She plays tough really well! i could picture her and Shawn D really hot together!

Bjtripp2
Bjtripp2

Bree Williamson sounds perfect for the casting breakdown except that she’s a bit too young.

Reagan
Reagan

If the age was right, I would say Debbie Morgan as the show NEEDS ethnicity. Also immediately thought of Brianna Brown (GH, Devious Maids) as she’s great at playing bad. She just signed on to a new pilot, so don’t know if she would do a short term role or if the pilot will take all her time.

Scott (ATWT Fan)
Scott (ATWT Fan)

People seem to ignore that the breakdown called for someone in their 40’s. She may be a bit too old in the age bracket they are looking for, but what about Cady McClain? I think she’d be fantastic in the role and would kill to see her back on daytime! She should be working on a soap opera that is going to use her talents for all they are worth!

Mary SF
Mary SF

Okay, I might be in minority here but I don’t think this is good news. All these actress being named are wonderful, but the gig is short term, I think they all deserve longer contracts if any of them are chosen.

To me it is insulting to offer an experienced day time actress a part only to capitalized on their name and then tossed them to the curb when they don’t their bit to hike ratings during no doubt will be a sweeps period.

This is basically stunt casting which really doesn’t add anything to the show– if this character was all that essential they wouldn’t need a big name to play her– so why bother creating the character at all or why not give any actress a shot at it?

I don’t know maybe some of these actresses mentioned need the work and don’t care if it is short term or think they will be so good that the role might last longer– but for me, this is just a ploy and pretty obvious one at that.

Gia
Gia

McKenzie Westmore

Tom Jenkins
Tom Jenkins

How about Patty Duke – she’s young at heart and started acting was she was about seven years old. She deserves a consideration.

blake
blake

How about Fiona Hutchinson since was delicious playing a jewel thief on Guiding Light?

Chrystie Delancey
Chrystie Delancey

“Summer,” really? Y&R already has a (dreadful) character named Summer.

Are there no more names available?! Talk about your lack of imagination. I am disappointed in you, Sony, but that doesn’t surprise me when you put out one movie called PASSENGERS and then a few years later you do it again, but with a completely different plot.

Sony what has happened to you? You are better than this!

4ever DAYS
4ever DAYS

They often use a different name in the casting call than the actual name of the character.

Chrystie Delancey
Chrystie Delancey

Let’s hope. 🙂

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DAYS OF OUR LIVES: Wally Kurth & Chandler Massey Deliver Poignant Scenes As Justin Tells Will ‘Don’t Give Up On Life’

If you caught Thursday’s episode of Days of our Lives, the scenes capturing the minds of DAYS viewers featured touching work from Wally Kurth (Justin) and Chandler Massey (Will).

In it, after seeing Ben (Rob Scott Wilson) in prison, Justin comes upon Will, the man responsible for his beloved wife, Adrienne’s death (although the circumstances of just how Will was responsible have yet to come to light within the time jump).

Justin informs Will he is taking over Ben’s case, and Will thinks that with Justin on his side, Ben will have a better chance of getting out of the slammer.  Then, a guilt-ridden Will tells Justin that he thinks about Adrienne every single day and he will never stop hating and loathing on himself for being responsible for taking the love of Justin’s life away from him, and for what it has done to Will’s husband, Sonny, who has lost his mother in the process, and caused a huge rift in their marriage.

As things get more emotional between the two men, Will tells Justin that in his heart Adrienne was like a mom to him. Then, an emotional Justin tells Will he knows he did not mean to harm Adrienne.  Will thanks Justin, but thinks Justin hates him.  It is then that Justin reveals he could never hate Will.

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Justin admits he hates what Will did, but let’s him know in no uncertain terms that he thinks of Will as a son, and will not and can’t stop loving him.  As Justin begins to tear up, he becomes emotionally overwhelmed by the sadness of the entire situation, and tells Will, “You’re a part of our family for better or worse.”

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Next, Justin reminds Will that no matter what happens life goes on.   He himself is a perfect example as he has fallen in love with Kayla (Mary Beth Evans) and is happy for the first time in many months.  Then in the punctuation point of the scene, Justin tells Will to never give up on life and the two embrace.

Did Wally Kurth just lock up an Emmy nomination with this scene that aired on Thursday’s episode of Days of our Lives? Did you reach for the hankies?  Share your thoughts on the heart-tugging scenes via the comment section below.  But first watch some key moments from it.

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Days of our Lives to Air in the UK Beginning In January

Salem is coming across the pond to the UK!  Look for the British to enjoy the long-running daytime soap airing  exclusively on the Sony Channel beginning on January 20th of 2020.

According to Metro: when DAYS does debut in the UK  viewers will see the story pick-up from the series 53rd season where in story; Vivian Alamain returns to Salem after Stefan O. DiMera arrives on the scene claiming to be her son, which all happens on New Years Eve along with three major kisses.

The season which will bow on Sony Channel marked the first full season run of episodes from current head writer, Ron Carlivati

This isn’t the first time DAYS has aired in England, previously it has runs on  CBS Drama, Zone Romantica, and Channel 5

Episodes picking up from season 53 will broadcast at 9;10am.

So, glad to hear DAYS is coming to the UK? Share your thoughts via the comment section below.

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Stephen Nichols On His DAYS Return As Stefano: “I Knew I Didn’t Want To Be A Cheap Imitation.”

By now, Days of our Lives fans have witnessed that the heralded return of longtime favorite, Stephen Nichols came with a twist.  When Nichols re-emerged on the canvas, he was now playing Stefano DiMera, but in the face and body of what seems to be Steve “Patch” Johnson.

Nichols, who along with Mary Beth Evans, have been known as enduring supercouple Patch and Kayla, and now they find themselves in the Salem time jump in a different set of circumstances,  First of all, Kayla is romantically involved with Justin Kiriakis (Wally Kurth), and Nichols returned as Stefano and is in ca-hoots with Princess Gina (Kristian Alfonso).

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In an interview in the current issue of Soap Opera Digest on newsstands now, Stephen opens up about taking on the classic soap villain role made famous by the late, great Joe Mascolo.

Nichols admitted there was some trepidation taking on and in approaching how to portray the role: “It was daunting and a major challenge to take on. I knew I didn’t want to be a cheap imitation. I wanted to get Stefano’s essence.”

In preparing for his new journey on DAYS, Nichols noted: “I watched the master, Joe Mascolo.  I got lots of videos of Stefano. Stefano in every mode: Manipulating, laughing, Stefano with the ladies, with his children, and, of course, Stefano raging.”

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So, what have you thought of Stephen as Stefano thus far?  What do you think of the plot twist? Share your thoughts via the comment section below.

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