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Which Aussie Hunk Will Land A Role On Days of our Lives As New Doc Finn?

Photo Credit: Chris McKeen/DailyTelegraphUK

Photo Credit: Chris McKeen/DailyTelegraphUK

As we previously reported, Days of our Lives in on a talent search down under to find an Australian hunk to play the role of a new doctor named Finn, who comes to Salem under the tutelage of Dr. Daniel Jonas! (Shawn Christian).

According to Australia’s Daily Telegraph, over 200 actors have submitted themselves for the daytime chance of a lifetime here in the U.S and to be a part of the series upcoming 50th anniversary.

In the Daily Telegraph feature they spotlight three men among the throngs who are vying for the role:  Russell Queay, John-Paul Jory, and Ben Jesinowski (pictured l to r).

Jory is a former garbage man who grew up watching DAYS with his seven siblings!  He related: “I remember watching the show with my brothers and sisters in the afternoon so it would be incredible to have the chance to become part of something I grew up with.”

Queay revealed he has taken his preparation seriously, spending hours inside the emergency department of St Vincent’s Hospital to get a feel for the character: “I wanted to see what it was like to be in that world. To land a gig like this would mean you’d be learning off 20-year veterans.”

So, do any of the three actors pictured here strike your fancy and make you hope they will win the part? Let us know which one, or do you hope it’s someone else?  Comment below!

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  1. jimh(leave it to beaver)

    March 20, 2015 at 12:04 pm

    As long as any of them can act, i dont really care. Id rather read about who is returning for the shows 50th!!!

  2. margaret

    March 20, 2015 at 12:22 pm

    The one on the right with the long sleeve shirt
    He looks like doctor material

  3. richard

    March 20, 2015 at 12:54 pm

    Why are they wasting money on this role when they could use the money to bring back Shawn, Belle, Carrie or Austin?? I’d even take Billie!!!! DAYS will pale in comparison to GH’s 50th!!!! Like another man is needed in Salem!! Get rid of Eve, Ben, Clyde, and Serena!!!

    • jimh(leave it to beaver)

      March 20, 2015 at 2:14 pm

      On the plus side, while working under Dr. Dull Jonass, he might meet Melancoly Jonas and take her back to Australia with him…lol

    • damien

      March 21, 2015 at 7:06 am

      agree with you 100%

    • CeeCee

      March 21, 2015 at 9:27 am

      Right! You forgot Melanie.

      • jimh(leave it to beaver)

        March 21, 2015 at 5:35 pm

        Thats because she is forgettable…lol

  4. Tad

    March 20, 2015 at 1:12 pm

    Yes. I hope they pick the one that can act.

  5. Mary SF

    March 20, 2015 at 4:03 pm

    I nearly fell off my chair laughing when the one guy said he was doing research in a hospital- has he never watched the show—considering this show doesn’t even have an ER, everyone gets wheeled into the hall to be examined, then quickly whisked off to surgery, or the same room on the same floor for everything, from birthing babies to gunshot wounds medical accuracy will not get you the part buddy.

    Just spend some time in the gym bulking up, because I bet you money your first scene will be Melanie running into you while you are shirtless coming out the doctor’s shower– LOL

    • CeeCee

      March 21, 2015 at 9:34 am

      …and Dr. Daniel is the medic of all trades….from colonoscopies to brain surgery….poor Daniel. What a guy! Everything falls on his shoulders.
      Why don’t they bring back Mike Horton? He’s a doctor. Why a back bushman from Australia?

    • davlestev1

      March 21, 2015 at 1:36 pm

      LOL Mary SF spot on and hilarious. Not to mention in a behind the scenes thing they did with Marlena..A hospital room was at the end of the carpet in the Dimera drawing room..LOL…

    • davlestev1

      March 21, 2015 at 1:42 pm

      20 hours he said …it’s not GREY’S ANATOMY…i’d get it then…ours is not to reason WHY WHY WHY??????…..LOL

  6. Patrick

    March 20, 2015 at 9:21 pm

    “under” the tutelage of Dr. Dullard… dumb down Jonas… trying, sigh… he’s such a let down… for DAYS

    of the three guys in the pic… I hope it’s the guy in the middle

  7. Doris

    March 21, 2015 at 1:45 pm

    Russell. He’s gorgeous.!!!!!

  8. ki magee

    March 21, 2015 at 2:41 pm

    they need Dr Chris brown the Bondi vet, he is gorgeous

  9. gayle

    March 21, 2015 at 8:12 pm

    Jory would be a nice add

  10. Iakovos

    March 22, 2015 at 8:55 am

    All of the above? DAYS must be popular Down Under Like B&B is across the world, hence the contest. As long as stories are strong, I am good with new characters. Even after a few years now, I am still trying to sort out family trees and hoping the anniversary year provides some help. I like DAYS and its old-school storytelling and its humanity. The murky corporate storylines are not of great interest nor is the history I have been reading of black magic and fantasy. Don’t go there any more! There are beautiful people and strong talents in Salem.

  11. blake

    March 22, 2015 at 11:54 am

    If the guy can be a jem like Christopher playing Paul then I’m all for it!

  12. Marie

    April 3, 2015 at 12:38 pm

    Queary or Jory either would be a nice addition

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DAYS Mary Beth Evans & Stephen Nichols with Guest Ron Carlivati Talk Stayla’s Greatest Hits & Approach To Scripts During COVID-19

This week is a pivotal one for Steve (Stephen Nichols) and Kayla (Mary Beth Evans) on Days of our Lives.  Will they be reunited once again?

To take a stroll down memory lane of reunions past, Mary Beth Evans along with her longtime on-screen scene partner and dear friend, Stephen Nichols, watched back key scenes from the history of Stayla and offered up a second viewing experience as they commented on the clips.

Later, Mary Beth and Stephen are joined by their surprise guest and it is revealed to be Days of our Lives head writer, Ron Carlivati!

In her tweet, Evans announced: “Since we’re evidently leading up to something big on #Days … Stephen Nichols and I thought we’d get together & watch some of our reunions from the past. And, we were lucky enough to have a very special guest join us for a chat! #patchandkaylaforever”

Mary Beth and Stephen then chat with Ron about what changes is he having to make to scripts in the reality we all live in now, the coronavirus pandemic, and how he is taking in to account upcoming safety protocols that will need to be adhered to when Days goes back into production.

As of now, from an article in Deadline last Friday the NBC daytime drama series is aiming for a September 1st restart.

Watch Mary Beth, Stephen and Ron in part one of their discussion below. You can find that and more on Mary Beth’s PlankBlog You Tube channel as well.

Let us know in the comment section what you favorite Patch and Kayla reunion has been … and if you are looking forward to how Days will look when it goes back into production within safety guidelines for COVID-19?

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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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So, what do you think about Kristian Alfonso’s exit from Days of our Lives?  Are you heartbroken to see her go? Share your thoughts via the comment section 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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