Posted tagged ‘Casting’

Actress Returning

June 12, 2017

There have been rumors about this one for a while, but it was confirmed this morning. News — and a bit of mystery — behind the cut…


Actress Returning… Again

May 31, 2017

I doubt anyone will be much surprised by this becoming official, but I consider it good news.


Ci Ya Later

May 28, 2017

With about as much passion and excitement as everything else she’s done since being SORASed (that is: little to none), Ciara Brady has left Salem.

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I’m still a little shocked that she lasted as long as she did. It was evident early on that Vivian Jovanni was, uh, pretty green, but they kept tossing her into heavy, frontburner stuff for months and months. Think about it: Bo returned and promptly died. She got kidnapped. Chase raped her. She and Theo had their back-and-forth. She worked at the mental hospital and as Thomas’s nanny. She became obsessed with Chad for 90 seconds. She had a lot of story, and then, when Higley and Quan took the reins last fall, she was suddenly switched into much more of a supporting character. Maybe they were hoping that she’d grow as an actress if the pressure were off a little, or maybe they were just trying to minimize damage, but it was pretty noticeable when the focus shifted.

Whatever the case, it didn’t work. I actually feel sort of bad ragging on Jovanni so much, because I’ve seen nothing to indicate that she’s anything but a very sweet young woman, and she never really looked comfortable on camera. She looked like she knew she was in over her head. And even though it improbably took this damn long, it’s wise of the show to cut its losses. Sending Ciara out of town for a rest and a slight reset is smart – if Josh Griffith were still in charge, she’d probably have been maimed and hurled into a wood chipper or something – and there are indications that they’re already recasting. This is a character who should be on the show and prominent, and maybe after a break, they’ll restore some of the personality that made Lauren Boles’s young Ciara such an enjoyable character – traits that were never really carried over to the teen version even though they had been handed an interesting, rootable character on a silver platter.

All the best to Vivian Jovanni, and fingers crossed that the next time we see Ciara, it’s a version who’s up to the challenge of driving story as the daughter of Bo and Hope Brady.


Supporting Character Returning This Fall?

May 25, 2017

I did not expect this news, but now that it’s coming out, it… makes total sense.


Upcoming Guest Star Announced [UPDATED]

May 10, 2017

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…


Actress Returns for Limited Run

April 19, 2017

This one has me excited. I have a feeling you’re either gonna love it or hate it…


Actor (Possibly? Probably?) Out

March 22, 2017

This one isn’t official, and of course it’s coming out in a bizarre way, but head behind the cut to see who…