Two More Cast Additions
One old face and one new face are in at Days…
Per Soap Opera Digest, Thaoo Penghlis (Tony and Andre DiMera) is once again filming at Days! And there’s another soap vet joining in a new role.
Thaao Penghlis, who has played Tony and Andre DiMera on and off since 1981, and was last seen in 2009, is back filming at the set. In other news, A Martinez (ex-Cruz, SANTA BARBARA et al) has been cast in a new role that will have many connections in Salem.
My gut tells me that Penghlis is going to appear in some kind of ghostly form for the 50th anniversary this fall. Tony and Andre have died, been resurrected, died again, and been retconned to hell and back, to the point that I’m not sure I would even be interested in them resurrecting him yet again. There was that rewrite in 2007 that made it so Tony had been trapped on the tropical island for 20+ years and thus wasn’t responsible for any of the evil deeds that Andre, impersonating his cousin, had perpetrated — but it also meant Tony himself had no history with Kristen, John, or almost anyone in Salem at that point. Then they went ahead and killed him in 2009 again anyway! I’m tentatively interested to see what they do, but another magical resurrection to have him plot vaguely and then die yet again doesn’t sound great.
A Martinez, who’s an alum of not only Santa Barbara but also General Hospital and One Life to Live, could be an interesting addition. Part of me wonders if he’ll wind up being Rafe’s father, which I wouldn’t hate. Seems like this could be another Clyde-type role, which is not what we need right now. But I’m curious to see what they have in mind for him.