Casting Updates Continue
Go behind the cut if you aren’t spoiler-averse…
According to We Love Soaps, newcomer Vivian Jovanni (here’s her scant IMDB) is joining Days. Given the recent casting calls, all signs seem to point to her being the new, teenage Ciara Brady. I’m really going to miss Lauren Boles, the current child Ciara, so this girl has a big envelope to fill. Here’s hoping she has the talent and the writing to do it. If they have Ciara acting like Stephanie when she came back to town during that wretched Touch the Sky storyline, I’m going to scream like my name was Kate Roberts and I just found my husband dead beside a bloody cake at our wedding reception.
Meanwhile, We Love Soaps also reports that Kyler Pettis (IMDB here) has also been cast, presumably as the now-teenaged Theo Carver. A few things: a) he’s 22, so I’m allowed to say he’s hot; b) I’m nervous about how they are going to portray an autistic teen, but the autism story was Dena Higley’s baby, so there’s hope; c) Theo’s presence will help beef up the DiMera clan, and he should be 12 now anyway, so have at it.
Finally, there’s a casting call out for “Summer.” As described by Soap Opera Digest:
DAYS is seeking a Caucasian woman in her early 40s to play the short-term, contract role of Summer. She is described as a passionate loner who has been in and out of institutions and is a small-time thief.
To be fair, that’s every woman who has passed through Salem in the past 25 years. Let’s see who they dig up from the annals of soap history to play this role!