Coming and Going
The casting news keeps piling up — and thank goodness, because I don’t have a hell of a lot to say about what’s on-air these Days besides, “Did someone slip me a ZzzQuil?”
Jason47 is reporting that True O’Brien (Paige) is out! Did you just hear that giant whooshing noise? It was my enormous sigh of relief. I cannot wait to be free of this dull character and all the uninspired drama surrounding her. I was actually told about this a few months ago by someone in-the-know, but I was sworn to secrecy, and then I started to worry maybe it was false. If my source is accurate — and I’m 99% sure s/he is — her exit is going to give us some fun fodder.
Meanwhile, someone new is joining the show, and I actually have zero guesses on who the hell she’ll be playing.
Sal Stowers played Cassandra on the short-lived (but enjoyable!) Prospect Park online revival of All My Children. She was thrown into very heavy story early on, and she was clearly green, but there was something very likable about her, so… fingers crossed. She’s on contract as a new character in Salem and starts airing in September, per Michael Fairman. Unless they’re aging her down quite a bit, I can’t see her working as an addition to the upcoming teen set. During AMC’s run, she read onscreen to me as around the same age as Theresa and Chad, but given the fuckery Days is known for, she’s probably playing Celeste. At least this is one case where we can’t wonder whether she’ll be Sarah Horton, unless they’re going for a topical “Sarah Dolezal” story.