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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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Mike Manning On His DAYS Departure: “Thank You to NBC, to Everyone Involved, and Most of All to the Fans That Were Along for the Ride With This Crazy Character.”

Now it’s the end of the line for Charlie on Days of our Lives, his portrayer Mike Manning took to his Instagram for some parting words of his time in Salem playing this very bad dude.

As Days fans know, many people wanted Charlie dead, and now he is! Thus begins a good old fashioned soap murder mystery on the long-running NBC soap opera, the question now is, who ultimately did the deed?

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After getting a copy of the latest Soap Opera Digest on newsstand now, which features, “Who Killed Charlie?” on the cover, Manning shared in a post on Friday: Everybody has a motive to want this guy dead.” 😂 Not exactly how I pictured my first soap magazine cover, but at least we’re having a good time with it. It’s been fun Salem. I’ll love you all forever. ✌🏼💙. Thank you to NBC, to everyone involved, and most of all to the fans that were along for the ride w/ this crazy character. You’re amazing. I’ll always be grateful for you.  Excited to share what’s next as soon as I can.   Arrivederci. -Charlie/Mike”

So place your bets on who will turn out to be the murderer via the comment section below and let us know what you thoughts on Mike’s run on DAYS!

 

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WATCH: Jackée Harry Comes to Days of our Lives Promo

Next week on March 1st look for the arrival of Jackée Harry to NBC’s Days of our Lives.

Harry is coming to the long-running soap in the new role of Paulina, who is connected to the Carver family.

In the newly-released promo heralding her upcoming DAYS debut, the actress shares, “I’ve got three good reasons you should watch me on Days of our Lives … I’m bold … I’m fabulous .. and you know I’m going to stir up trouble.  Let’s do this!”

Harry is best known for her roles in the sitcoms 227, Sister, Sister and numerous roles on television and motion pictures.

Watch the NBC promo featuring Jackée below.

What kind of trouble do you think Harry’s Paulina will stir up in Salem? Share your thoughts in the comment section.

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DAYS OF OUR LIVES: Cady McClain Ends Her Great Run as Jennifer; But Not Before A ‘Wink-Wink’ Nudge-Nudge’ to AMC’s Dixie ‘Poison Pancake’ Debacle

Wednesday’s episode featured another solid performance by two-time Daytime Emmy-winner, Cady McClain as Jennifer Horton Devereux as it was the day of her mother, Laura’s (Jaime Lyn Bauer) funeral.

Last week, longtime viewers were saddened that the character of Dr. Laura Horton was killed-off.  The question remains did she fall accidentally and hit her head in a struggle with Gwen (Emily O’Brien), or did Gwen intentionally kill Laura?

Yesterday was also the final episode of McClain in the role of Jennifer – as far as know for now.   In story, following Laura’s funeral, Jennifer was heading to Boston to be with her brother Mike, to settle their mother’s estate and go through her belongings, etc.

Cady had taken over the role of Jennifer from Melissa Reeves, who chose to stay in Nashville during the Covid-19 pandemic.  As part of her departure, head writer, Ron Carlivati and the writing team, delivered a little wink-wink nudge-nudge to soap viewers and those of McClain’s time as Dixie Cooney Martin on All My Children.

In one of the most controversial soap death scenes of all-time, and one that was not kind to McClain, Dixie was killed-off the ABC daytime drama series after eating poison peanut butter pancakes. Fast-forward to 2021, and in an attempt to make DAYS Jennifer feel better, Julie (Susan Seaforth Hayes) whips up some banana pancakes with extra peanut butter!  When Jennifer declines them, Julie says she thought she liked them, to which Jennifer replied, “I used to.  But I had a bad experience with them once.  Now I can’t even look at them.”  Julie questions, “Bad experience?”  Then Jennifer says, “I’d rather not talk about it.”

In our books, McClain got the last laugh here getting to do a nod to the audience, who has followed her soap career for decades including the the 2007 killing of Dixie … by pancakes.

Previously, Cady shared in a 2020 interview with EW.com about the subject: “It was a dig at me by one of the writers that very much wanted to put me in my place. I had stepped out of line and they wanted to put me back in line, and I was going to eat those pancakes and I was going to learn my lesson, and I certainly did.”

So, what did you think of the mention of the ‘pancakes”? Will you miss Cady as Jennifer? Comment below.

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