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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)
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Jimh(leave it to beaver)

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

Jeremy
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Jeremy

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

What about Jessica Collins? She’s 44.

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

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

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

Well, how about Brooke Sheilds???

Bjtripp2
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Bjtripp2

Great choice

Llanviewer717
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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
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Sandra

Kristen Alderson

Evan
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Evan

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

Jamesj75
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Jamesj75

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

Stephanie
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Stephanie

Florencia Lozano? Martha Byrne? Beth Ehlers?

boes
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boes

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

blake
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blake

Beth Ehlers definitely!

Joel
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Joel

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

James R. Poissant
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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
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Karen backer

No pls do not I cannot tolerate her.

Aden
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Aden

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

Joel
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Joel

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

scott
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scott

Andrea evans

4ever DAYS
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4ever DAYS

Michelle Stafford!

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

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

4ever DAYS
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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)
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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
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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
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louisa

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

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

As Lee Dumonde…

Rob
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Rob

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

Harry
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Harry

I will be your co chair, Rob!

boes
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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)
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Jimh(leave it to beaver)

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

Chrystie Delancey
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Chrystie Delancey

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

Michael
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Michael

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

Jason W
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Jason W

Victoria Rowell!

Beth
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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
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Kathy H

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

PGP
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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
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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
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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
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4ever DAYS

I love your idea!

TMJ
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TMJ

Cady McLain or Alicia Leigh Willis

Tom Jenkins
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Tom Jenkins

Jessica Lange.

MJ100
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MJ100

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

Tim
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Tim

The SOD article says early 40s

sheryl
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sheryl

Farrah fath Bree Williams

Harry
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Harry

Gary Busey

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

Caitlyn Jenner!!!

blake
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blake

They want a woman, not a woman wannabe.

Kat Hilderbrand
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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
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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
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Andrea

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

Llanviewer717
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Llanviewer717

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

Reagan
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Reagan

Love and miss Susan!!

damien
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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
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Bjtripp2

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

Reagan
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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)
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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
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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… Read more »

Gia
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Gia

McKenzie Westmore

Tom Jenkins
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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
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blake

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

Chrystie Delancey
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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
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4ever DAYS

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

Chrystie Delancey
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Chrystie Delancey

Let’s hope. 🙂

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Jensen Ackles Shares Heartfelt Message on Death of ‘Rust’ DP Halyna Hutchins: “This Has Been a Tragedy of Epic Proportions”

Former Days of our Lives and Supernatural star, Jensen Ackles (Ex-Eric and Ex-Dean)  took to his Instagram over the weekend to pay tribute to cinematographer, Halyna Hutchins who was tragically killed in New Mexico, on the set of the film Rust in which Ackles co-starred with Alec Baldwin and Frances Fisher. Baldwin is also one of the producers of the film.

Last Thursday, in the initial investigation reports surfaced that Baldwin discharged a “prop gun” leading to the death of Hutchins and injuring director, Joel Souza.  Since that time it has been reported that Baldwin was told by the assistant director, David Halls, that the weapon was a “cold gun” meaning not loaded with live rounds following its preparation by the film set’s armorer, Hannah Gutierrez.  But in his affidavit statement, Halls says he was unaware that the prop gun contained live rounds when it was given to Baldwin for his scene.

The scene Baldwin was rehearsing was inside a church building at the Bonanza Creek Ranch. In new affidavit’s, it was noted that Baldwin was ‘cross drawing’ the weapon and pointing the gun towards the camera lens.

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A grief-stricken Ackles shared:  “I’m not even sure where to start.  This has been a tragedy of epic proportions that we are all still processing. Earlier last week I felt compelled to tell Halyna just how awesome I thought she was. I told her how incredible I thought her camera shots were and just how exciting it was to watch her and her team work. Truly. She laughed and said thank you and gave me a hug. I’ll forever be thankful we had that moment.  She had a spunk and passion that infected the entire crew from the top down. She was an inspiration. My heart and prayers go out to Halyna’s husband, son and the rest of her family. There just aren’t enough words to express what an immense loss this is. She will be incredibly missed by all of us who knew and admired her.”

Since Hutchins’ death, a video also surfaced of Ackles discussing his concerns for gun safety on the set of Rust at a Supernatural convention in Colorado prior to the tragedy.

Jensen told the crowd: “I’ve got a 6 a.m. call tomorrow to have a big shoot-out. They had me pick my gun. They were like, ‘Alright, what gun would you like?’ and I was like, ‘I don’t know?’ and the armorer was like, ‘Do you have gun experience?’ I was like, ‘A little.’ And she’s like, ‘OK, well, this is how you load it, this is how we check it and make sure it’s safe. “So she’s like, ‘OK, I’m gonna put some blanks in there and I want you to just go and fire off a couple rounds towards the hill.’ And I was like, ‘OK.’ So I put the belt on, I put the gun there, and I walked out and she’s like, ‘Just make sure that you know, you pull the hammer all the way back and you aim at your target.’ And I was like, ‘OK, I got it.’  The footage was originally on You Tube, but now has been taken down.

The investigation remains and open and active on what occurred on the set of Rust, according to the Santa Fe New Mexico Sheriff’s office.

So, what do you think about Jensen’s tribute in the wake of the Rust tragedy? Comment below.

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DAYS Billy Flynn and Wife Gina Comparetto Expecting Their First Child

Congratulations are in order to Days of our Lives’ Billy Flynn (Chad DiMera) and his wife, actress, Gina Comparetto, on the news that the couple are expecting their first child!

The duo wed back in 2016, and now in a series of beautiful Instagram posts on Comparetto’s account, Billy and Gina shared the news publicly of their baby on the way with some photos to mark the occasion.

Gina expressed: “First comes love, then comes marriage, then comes 👶🏼…. Thank you to my dear, talented friend @jessieco_photo for taking these beautiful photos of us. We will cherish them forever and we love you! ❤️. Thank you @makeupmaryann for the gorgeous, 60s-inspired hair & makeup that you did! You’re truly the best! ❤️

Then, in a another set of photos it simply says: “Mom & Dad 💘” while Billy and Gina look over the book “What to Expect, When You’re Expecting.”

In the newest post, their are more adorable pics this time stating: “Party of 3 ❤️”

You can check all of them out below.

Share your well-wishes for Billy, Gina and the incoming newest addition to their family via the comment section.

 

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‘Days of our Lives’ to Honor James Reynolds’ 40th Anniversary as Abe Carver with Special Episode

As DAYS viewers witnessed on Friday’s episode, Abe has been shot in the park, after Carmine pulls out a gun, and Jake (Brandon Barash) tries to apprehend him.  Jake rushes to Abe’s side and calls an ambulance and he is rushed to University Hospital.  Once there, Abe eventually flatlines, while Lani (Sal Stowers), Paulina (Jackee Harry) and Eli (Lamon Archey) are besides themselves with worry.

This sets the stage for Monday’s episode where Abe will go into the light, as Kayla (Mary Beth Evans) works to save his light and while he hovers between life and death, DAYS fans are treated to the special 40th anniversary episode of James Reynolds as Salem’s Abe Carver.   The Daytime Emmy-winning actor, (he won Lead Actor in 2018) began his Salem journey when he first aired back on October 29th, 1981.

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While Abe revisits the past, he will meet up with his late wife and love of his life, Lexie, only according to Soap Opera Digest, Renee Jones was not available to be a part of the milestone episode. So, in a pivot another actress was brought in.

Reynolds told SOD on the Lexie appearance, “The young actress they brought in to be part of this was just wonderful“n giving the essence of (their) relationship and communicated beautifully, just beautifully, in her face and her eyes, as Renee did quite so often.”  He added, “I was kind of transported, actually.”

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In addition, James continues to be the the longest-running black actor in the same role in television history.

Check out the latest NBC promo featuring Abe’s life hanging in the balance below.

Now let us know, are you glad that DAYS is honoring James with this special 40th anniversary episode? What has been your favorite James Reynolds performance as Abe through the years? Share your thoughts in the comment section.

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