With the 50th Anniversary around the corner and a new creative team at the helm, casting changes are to be expected as NBC’s last standing sudser Days of our Lives looks to revamp itself. Executive producer Ken Corday stated in an interview with Soap Opera Digest his plans to save Days. Part of that plan seems to entail a makeover for the cast.
As reported by Daytime Royalty’s Jason47, the latest actor to be exiting the Emmy winning daytime drama is True O’Brien. O’Brien joined Days in 2014 as Eve Donovan’s (Kassie DePaiva) innocent teenage daughter Paige Larson. Paige was paired with fan favorite JJ Deveraux (Casey Moss) and engulfed in a front burner love triangle that involved her mother. While the story line itself may have seemed edgy on paper, the execution for the most part fell flat. Paige failed to appeal to fans as many felt that Paige’s romance JJ was ill-suited for the once intriguing bad boy.
O’Brien began her acting career with a guest role on the series Jesse before joining Days. Previously she had worked as a model for Ford Models, appearing in ads for Guess as well as the Girlfriend perfume campaign with Justin Bieber.
Days has been enticing viewers with some exciting new additions and it was announced this week by Michael Fairman that All My Children alum Sal Stowers would be joining the series as Lani. Not much is know yet about the new character but Stowers began filming the role in April so audiences can expect to see her debut this fall.
The America’s Next Top Model winner played Cassandra Foster on Prospect Park’s online version of AMC. Stowers received praise for role of a young human trafficking victim and acted opposite popular daytime veterans such as Debbi Morgan. Stowers’ other credits include guest spots on Ugly Betty, The Exes, New Girl and Switched at Birth.
With all the casting comings and goings, it can be a little hard to keep track. TVSource Magazine will post a complete list of the departures, returns and debuts soon.