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Day of DAYS Interview: Kassie DePaiva on Eve’s Return to Salem

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Kassie DePaiva on the "Days of our Lives" Set. NBC Studios Burbank 09/01/17 © XJJohnson/JPI Studios

The Stars of NBC’S Days of our Lives returned to Universal CityWalk for its annual ‘Day of Days‘ fan event Saturday, November 11, 2017. We spoke with recently returned star Kassie DePaiva (Eve) during the press event about reuniting with head writer Ron Carlivati, and mixing it up solo in Salem.

Days of our Lives has been on fire since the summer, mostly thanks to the writing of new head writer Ron Carlivati and team Sheri Anderson Thomas and Ryan Quan, so fans were super excited for this year’s event.

Like every year, the complimentary event was set for 10 a.m.-5 p.m., and offered fans the chance to meet and greet their favorite DAYS cast members including Lucas Adams (Tripp), Kristian Alfonso (Hope), Lamon Archey (Eli), Camila Banus (Gabi), Nadia Bjorlin (Chloe), Bryan Dattilo (Lucas), Kassie DePavia (Eve), Judi Evans (Adrienne/Bonnie), Mary Beth Evans (Kayla), Billy Flynn (Chad), Galen Gering (Rafe), Deidre Hall (Marlena), Bill Hayes (Doug), Susan Hayes (Julie), Drake Hogestyn (John), Olivia Keegan (Claire), Lauren Koslow (Kate), Eric Martsolf (Brady), Chandler Massey (Will), Marci Miller (Abigail), Casey Moss (JJ), Stephen Nichols (Steve), Thaao Penghlis (Andre), James Reynolds (Abe), Suzanne Rogers (Maggie), Meredith Scott Lynn (Anne), Christopher Sean (Paul), Freddie Smith (Sonny), Sal Stowers (Lani), and Vanessa Williams (Valerie) for autograph signings and Q&A sessions.

TV Source Magazine was on-hand talking to all the stars in the hopes of bringing you some scoop. Most of these interviews are not spoiler heavy, as actors are limited in what they can reveal about upcoming plots. But it’s nice to hear their insight about current and previous stories, as well as other tidbits.

We hope you’ll enjoy our interview with Kassie DePaiva (Eve).

Are you enjoying Eve’s return to Salem?
How can I not be enjoying Eve’s return! It’s so much fun. Eve came back to town carrying a big spoon, stirring it up and that’s what I love about Eve. Ron [Carlivati] is a phenomenal writer, and he knows and will use my abilities as an actress. He is going to use those and there’s nothing I can do better than stirring a bunch of stuff up.

How is it reuniting with Ron Carlivati and having him write for you again?
I couldn’t be luckier. What a dear talented man he is. I’ve known him for years, I just feel really, really grateful. Dena [Higley, former head writer] was good to me, Josh Griffith was good to me, Gary Tomlin brought me back on this show, the whole writing staff throughout my tenure here has been phenomenal.

Fans were excited when it was revealed that Eve had a friend in Chloe.
Who knew?! When I saw that I thought, “Oh awesome” and she just makes me smile; what a lovely person she is. And they will continue that friendship and that’s nice because Eve didn’t have any friends before.

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This time around Eve is flying solo. There’s no familial connections with Theresa gone and Paige deceased. How is she going to deal with that?
How she does that is through her bank account. She feels entitled to everyone’s family, everyone’s money, everyone’s business. Ultimately, she wants love, but right now she wants to regain her power. She wants to be taken seriously and a human being.

Your new storyline has Eve interacting with the Kiriakis family. How do you feel about working with a new group this time?
I couldn’t be more excited to be working in the whole Kiriakis group with John Aniston, Suzanne Rogers, and Eric Martsolf. Every day I see that on the script, it’s a good day. What pros and lovely people. We just try to come in and make it work. We work at such lightning speed anyways.

So Eve is going to shaking the house up for awhile?
Honey, Eve is going to be shaking that house up for a long time, right off its foundation.

Days of our Lives airs weekdays on NBC. Episodes are available online at NBC.com.

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