Upcoming Guest Star Announced [UPDATED]

This one’s been teased for months, and now we finally know which “former primetime star” will be appearing on Days in the relatively near future…

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Morgan Fairchild — known for her roles in primetime soaps like Falcon Crest and Flamingo Road, or if you’re my age, as Chandler’s mom on Friends — will be joining the cast of Days “this summer,” according to an exclusive tidbit from Soaps.com. (I’m only linking and not quoting in greater depth because there is literally no information beyond that.)

Jason47 has been teasing this casting for a while now, initially offering a wide field of candidates and most recently narrowing it down to Fairchild or Donna Mills. Based upon various clues, this seems to tie into a months-old casting call for a character named Evangeline, said to be a powerful businesswoman. It sounds like it’s an extended visit — more than an episode or two, but not a long-term contract role. No word on with whom the character will interact, or if she’s a Dena Higley/Ryan Quan creation who’s part of the transition into Ron Carlivati’s work.

I feel like this was initially overhyped as being someone “big” who would bring new and lapsed eyeballs to Days, which… hey, pretty much everyone knows who Morgan Fairchild is, but I’m not sure people are going to be rushing home from work to catch her wandering around the Horton Town Square. But she could bring some glitz and glamour to the show, and I’m in favor of anything that’ll spice Salem up a little. And is it too much to hope that she shows up with an armload of Old Navy Performance Fleeces? Maybe that’ll turn out to be Sonny’s greatest achievement as head of Basic Black. Can’t be any worse than DJ Wear!

UPDATE: According to Soap Opera Digest, Fairchild will be playing Anjelica Deveraux, who came on as Jack’s stepmother and had an affair with Justin that produced his eldest son, Alexander. This lends credence to the idea that a recent casting call for a businessman in his 30s was indeed for Alexander. This could be interesting…

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15 Comments on “Upcoming Guest Star Announced [UPDATED]”

  1. underyourwing Says:

    they would have been better off with BJ Wear honey……

  2. Shea Says:

    Donna Mills had done a stint on GH a few years ago and I really enjoyed it. She was not only sleeping with her daughter’s husband but the two of them were working together to gaslight her daughter and gain control of her fortune…..a rather predictable soap plot but it worked. Hopefully Days will be able to use Morgan Fairchild half as well as GH used Donna Mills.

    • mykleraus Says:

      Yeah, it seemed like they used DM pretty well over there. I’m a little worried that Fairchild’s stint will basically be a cameo role beefed up randomly because of the performer they got.

  3. Fluffysmom Says:

    I’ve seen people speculating that she may be playing Ava Vitale’s Mom. I’m not sure how I feel about that possibility.

    • mykleraus Says:

      I don’t mind it if she’s a relatively short-term interloper in the Tripp stuff. Could be interesting. I wouldn’t want the show to revolve around her, but I do think we need some of those catalyst villains.

    • mykleraus Says:

      Soap Opera Digest says she’s playing Anjelica Deveraux. Could be interesting…

      • Fluffysmom Says:

        I think this has potential.

      • mykleraus Says:

        Me too. Very intrigued.

      • Shea Says:

        Can she bring Jack with her? PLEASE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      • mykleraus Says:

        I don’t even know how they would explain that, but I’d be FINE with it. (“I had just come back to Salem to talk with Justin about Alexander, and I was hanging out by an elevator shaft, and, well…”)

      • Shea Says:

        I wonder if they started planning an Angelica return in hopes of getting Jane Alexander back since she was leaving GH?

      • mykleraus Says:

        Interesting thought. Though how weird would it be for her and Wally Kurth to go back to playing ex-lovers after playing mother and son on GH for so long?!

      • Shea Says:

        Would it be any weirder than Allison Sweeney and Greg Vaughan playing love interests in a Lifetime movie while they were playing twins on Days? Or the fact that Ciara is kinda dating her brother right now? LOL

      • mykleraus Says:

        True! I watched that movie with Sweeney and Vaughan and felt so weird about it!

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