Have Greg Vaughan and Eileen Davidson Already Signed On at Days of Our Lives?


 




Rumors that former General Hospital star Greg Vaughan will be recreating the role of Sami Brady's (Alison Sweeney) twin brother Eric (last played by Supernatural star Jensen Ackles) on Days of Our Lives continue to intensify. Soap Opera Digest—which reported in the pages of their print magazine that Vaughan was up for the part awhile back—had an item earlier this week on their website concerning a Hallmark movie Sweeney and Vaughan are doing together. The item also mentioned the Eric Brady rumors.

Nelson Branco posted an item in his Soap Opera Uncensored publication stating sources were telling him Vaughan's DAYS casting is a done deal. Branco is also reporting that Eileen Davidson is definitely returning to DAYS. The recently ousted The Young and the Restless star helped DAYS skyrocket in the Nielsens during the 90's as Kristen Blake/Susan Banks et al.

As with the Vaughan story, Soap Opera Digest has been reporting on DAYS' interest in Davidson for some time now. The NBC sudser has yet to confirm either bit of casting news.  

Photo of Eileen Davidson by PR Photos

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  1. Profile photo of AndrewDavis
    AndrewDavis

    Hmmmmm, Greg as Eric Brady?! Now that would be interesting. I think we’ve all known that Eileen would return to Days and it was just a matter of time when it was announced. Despite the fact that I’m not a huge fan of Nelson Branco’s, I think he’s got it right that Eileen is definitely back as Susan and Kristen. It’s just too bad that the writer’s at Y&R could not get past their ego inflated heads and be willing to share Eileen. Another reason why MAB and company all need to go from Y&R.

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    marknsprmo

    It is about time that Sami’s twin came to town. I am not sure of the casting though. Does he look enough like Sami? Or their parents?

    Eileen is a great actress but I hope they leave the bad teeth in the nineties! I also hope that Susan has lost all track of her wierd family.

    I wonder if that means that they are bringing on the real Elvis as well?

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    soapjunkie88

    [quote=Cordelia Chase]I can buy the delicious Greg Vaughan as the son of Wayne Northrup and Deidre Hall.
    Not so much as the son of Marlena Evans and Chris Kositchek.[/quote]

    I keep asking myself how Josh Taylor managed to stay on that show for such a long time. It’s been so many years and I still don’t see him as Roman. This must be THE worst recast that was ever made.
    I would have brought back Wayne Northrup years ago instead of letting him play this other weirdo in the 2000s.

    I can see Greg Vaughan as the son of Marlena Evans and the real Roman Brady.

    Exited to have Eileen Davidson back on the screen.

    Both news should be a done deal!

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    lostfan

    I always felt that Eileen Davidson’s Susan wasn’t really great acting, but instead a gimick. And now, we are supposed to buy her as James Scott’s mother? I guess it works, since she is in her fifties and he must be in his late 20’s or very early 30’s.

    I don’t know about Greg Vaughn as Eric–Jensen Ackles was and is a much stronger actor, but I’m open to it working

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    blake3b

    So glad that Kristen and susan will be back on Days! I told a friend who watched it at that time and he said he will be watching it then. I will be also. I hope it’s as good as it was back then!

    And Greg as Eric sounds good. He sure is some delicious eye candy for sure!

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    soapbaby

    [quote=soapjunkie88][quote=Cordelia Chase]I can buy the delicious Greg Vaughan as the son of Wayne Northrup and Deidre Hall.
    Not so much as the son of Marlena Evans and Chris Kositchek.[/quote]

    I keep asking myself how Josh Taylor managed to stay on that show for such a long time. It’s been so many years and I still don’t see him as Roman. This must be THE worst recast that was ever made.
    I would have brought back Wayne Northrup years ago instead of letting him play this other weirdo in the 2000s.

    I can see Greg Vaughan as the son of Marlena Evans and the real Roman Brady.

    Exited to have Eileen Davidson back on the screen.

    Both news should be a done deal![/quote]

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    @Cordelia Chase & soapjunkie88: You both stole the words out of mouth!!!

    ICAM that Josh Taylor as Roman Brady is THE WORST recast in the history of daytime. Yes, even worst than Charity Rahmer’s brief stint as Belle Black or Krista Allen’s Billie Reed!

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    Smills

    I’m very excited about both of these actors coming aboard, I think that they will be brilliant. I’ve waited since 98 for Davidson to return, so I really hope that the rumors are true. I’ve been thinking lately about what a good opportunity it would be for Stefano to make a dramatic return with Kristen in tow, having faked his death (again lol) in order to lure her captors in to a false sense of security before staging a rescue. It makes sense that Stefano would also be interested in tracking down Susan at this point. Incidentally, I’ve also wondered how Josh Taylor has held onto the role of Roman for so long, with all respect due to him I still miss Wayne Northrop in the role.

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    yojoromo4469

    [quote=NathanHastingsSr.]MAB is an idiot for letting Eileen go. The is so much great story for Ashley.[/quote]

    IT IS A KNOWN FACT THAT MAB IS AN IDIOT, AND A PISS POOR WRITER ALSO.

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    samanthadelayed

    I love Greg.. I don’t watch DOOL but I would for him! I never really felt comfortable with how he was let go from GH. I think that is why I never fully got excited about JJs return even though I am a JJ fan…. That is just my thing though..

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    pjc722

    Ladies and Gentlemen, the days that the YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS being the best soap on daytime are NOW OVER. Maria Bell’s ego will not allow her to read any negative reviews of the show or comments on her direction unless you say she is as GOOD AS HER LATE FATHER IN LAW.

    With Eileen Davidson gone and the disgusting Sharon/Victor pairing, the stupid Daisy story, the killing of Ricky by Paul (his son), Genevieve and Cane still be around, Drucilla not returning, and the overall scope of the writing and direction of this show, I can count how many more months I will give this show before giving up on soaps altogether.

    It’s a sad day. BUT GREAT NEWS for Eileen to get work and health insurance! lol

    Oh, the Abby kidnapping story…SERIOUSLY?!! Is Maria Bell hanging out with the writing team of General Hospital and taking pointers on REUSING OLD STORYLINES?!!!

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    pumpkin

    I wonder why Y&R always drops her. There must be a reason they always cut her loose. There must be a backstage story we don’t know. I just remember how they dump her, fans want her back and she comes back. Give us the real story.

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    soapjunkie88

    [quote=pumpkin]I wonder why Y&R always drops her. There must be a reason they always cut her loose. There must be a backstage story we don’t know. I just remember how they dump her, fans want her back and she comes back. Give us the real story.[/quote]

    I didn’t know why she left in the 80s, but she was fired by LML because she didn’t know how to write for the character. The character of Ashley Abbott just made no sense to LML. So she was fired and returned to the show after LML was out of the job.

    This time around Sony wanted Eileen to do double duty on both shows – Y&R and DAYS. DAYS wanted Eileen back for a long time. But as MAB wasn’t willing, Sony got Eileen away from Y&R and brought her back to DAYS.

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    AndrewDavis

    [quote=soapjunkie88]This time around Sony wanted Eileen to do double duty on both shows – Y&R and DAYS. DAYS wanted Eileen back for a long time. But as MAB wasn’t willing, Sony got Eileen away from Y&R and brought her back to DAYS.[/quote]

    For those doubting the above as the real reason why Eileen was let go from Y&R, don’t doubt. It IS the real reason why Eileen was fired from Y&R. MAB wasn’t willing to share so she forced Sony to make a decision and Sony decided to let Eileen go from Y&R and bring her over to Days full time. Y&R’s loss is Days’ gain.

    I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, MAB and company need to be fired! If they never are, Y&R’s contract with Sony expires in 2014 and that will be the end of Y&R as we all know it and to tell you the truth, I won’t be sad to see it go.

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    sallyv

    Hadn’t heard the Greg Vaughn news. I hope it’s true and I’m glad Eileen is going to Days. I’m curious to see her on something other than Y&R.

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    hey mon

    Fantastic. Perfect. Just as I had to watch watch Days in the 90s to watch Eileen Davidson, I’m gonna make that switch again. MAB you are one stupid idiotic weirdo to not share Davidson. Too bad you are married to the boss, cause you should be fired.

    Now, I am having to catch up on some Days, cause I haven’t watched it since Melaswen.

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    GaryJr

    I wonder if that means that they are bringing on the real Elvis as well?

    Interesting point Mark! I always assumed he was the real Elvis but that Stefano just wasn’t the daddy. I never thought he wasn’t the actual Elvis. Hmmmm. Another baby switch? Ugh. I suppose it would be interesting to see the rightful Dimera come forward to take EJ’s place as the head of the Dimera empire.

    I’m more excited to see Kristen, over Susan–despite Susan having more storyline potential at the moment. As much as I hate retreads–I’d love to see Kristen go after Marlena again.

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