SPOTTED: Eileen Davidson Back on Set at Young and Restless!




I hear my beloved Ashley Abbott (Eileen Davidson) will soon be paying a visit to her big brother Jack (Peter Bergman) on The Young and the Restless. Days of Our Lives (which like Y&R is co-owned by Sony Pictures Television) loaned Davidson back to Y&R for the very special episodes, according to my mole.

The actress has been a huge part of a creative renaissance at DAYS, playing scheme queen Kristen Blake DiMera, a role she will continue in. A few weeks ago, Soap Opera Digest ran an item about Y&R being anxious to bring Davidson back to the fold. Here's hoping if this works out, Davidson can pop back and forth on both shows! 

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  1. Profile photo of alstonboy4315
    alstonboy4315

    Eileen’s talents are being wasted on DAYS, where the writing is duller than dirty dishwater. Now she will be BACK where she belongs. Since SONY is unlikely to allow her to do DAYS and Y&R simultaneously, I fear that if she leaves DAYS, I will have to stop watching. She’s really the ONLY reason I started watching that trainwreck of a show again. When she’s not on, it’s damn near unwatchable…

    Hopefully, they’ll let her double dip!

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    SoapArmageddon

    While I’m enjoying Eileen on Days, I actually see far more storyline possibilities for Ashley on Y&R than for Kristen on Days.

    Kristen’s sole purpose for living seems to be about getting revenge against Marlena and John. She doesn’t seem to take much of an interest in EJ or Chad’s lives or in the company. (Business stories have never been Days’ strong suit.)

    Ashley, on the other hand, has much stronger ties to péople in Genoa City and can be used in a variety of ways.

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    Jamey Giddens

    Eileen’s talents are being wasted on DAYS
    ***
    No way, Jose. DAYS is using her to the fullest. She has ELECTRIFIED the canvas, given Jarlena purpose for the first time since their return, and has created a sexsational new pairing in Brady and Kristen. I am thrilled she will get to guest on Y&R, but DAYS is doing her proud.

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    richalan67

    HOT DAMN!! She deserves to be on a show that is worth watching. I tuned in a few times to DOOL and found it vapid and horribly written. Welcome back! Now we really do need Tracy!!

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    hey mon

    Oh yeah. If MAB was the only one in the way of Eileen D pulling double duty, then I am GLAAD MAB is gone! Here’s hoping that Ashley and Cane end up in bed, or better yet, on a desk together.

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    Yoryla

    Y&R is the show where this actress has been UTTERLY wasted, for years on end. When she came back in 2008 and “saved” Victor and the rekindled their romance, that all was fantastic IMO. I always hoped for Victor & Ashley to get together anyway. But – once they were married, it all went to hell. Enter nuAdam with gaslighting schemes, a hysterical pregnancy, et al.

    Horrible, horrible, horrible. After that, Ashley has not had one decent, front-burner storyline worth of any kind of interest. Whereas in DAYS – well, exactly what Jamey said.

    I hope she never returns to Y&R full-time, unless DAYS gets cancelled.

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    Coffee_Junkie

    It’s starting to sound like Y&R’s idea of celebrating its 40th Anniversary is to feature Victor and Nikki getting married for the three millionth time (Ashley is said to be returning to witness the joyous occasion). Barf!!! Just how many Victor/Nikki WEDDINGS do they expect the other characters and viewing audience to sit through?

    I hope (in her possible dimentia) Katherine stands up and says, “#uck this sh!t! I’m not sitting through another one of these things…” and stumbles out of the chapel, with Jill running after her. That would be the only thing to make it entertaining.

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    hey mon

    Yoryla, I think that Ashley was big, big in May 2011, right after Tucker got ran over by Abby. One day she was slapping the s#it out of Abby, the next day she battling Katherine to see her husband in his hospital bed.

    But you’re right. A smart, successful corporate women, who doesn’t have sex on a desk, simply was not MAB’s ‘cup of tea’. And her pairing with Mumbles McCall will not go down as Daytime’s great romances.

    CoffeeJunkie — Hilarious. And I can picture Katherine doing just that. Although it sounds like, by that time, Katherine might just be Adriana’s (nuAmber’s) best friend by then.

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    stoney07

    Well I agree that Eileen Davidson was wasted on Y&R for a while. I also agree that Eileen Davidson is the sole reason for DAYS being must-see-tv for some again. I catch it every now and again and find any scene where Kristen isn’t there, or isn’t being talked about to be utterly boring. HOWEVER, for those who say Y&R wasted her, we have to remember that the one responsible for Ashley’s return in 2008 is the one that is headwriter now. So it’s not as if this guy doesn’t like Ashley, or as LML said, doesn’t “get” Ashley. I’m sure he’d have a lot for a character like Ashley to do. I just wish we could get her to pull double duty…I’d love it.

    She could act a donkey on DAYS, and be the more serious Ashley on Y&R. I’m sure it would be fulfilling for her if she’s willing. Not to mention those two checks she’d be getting :D Gosh, sure would be nice to be Eileen Davidson…

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    pferrando

    I’ve never seen Eileen on Days, but she is sorely missed on Y and R, and the show has always missed beats without her.

    For some, not all, of the time she returned this last time, she didn’t have much story.

    I want the OLD Ashley back. The strong, smart, sexy, business woman. There is tons of storyline potential for her, a nd I’d hope Josh would use her properly if she does come back. (Note to all: Jess’ return has been a huge bust…) If not, I’d rather not get my hopes up.

    But PLEASE come back to us!

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    1titanman

    It was only a matter of time before she came back home. I’m only watching Days due to Eileen Davidson being on; if she wasn’t on Days I wouldn’t be watching this crap

    To me Days is at a point of no return. I can complain about the Bell Shows, but at least within a few days they get their act together. Days to me is on borrow time, because they need to have her play Susan.

    Glad she back, but can’t wait til she comes back full-time to Ashley Abbott…It only a matter of time and the same goes for Victoria Rowell only a matter of time-

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    sillytee

    [quote=stoney07]OH thank God!!!!!!!!!! My Ashley is back (even if for a little while) Abby’s back…now where’s Traci…then we’d have a family!!!![/quote]

    yay! ita..i watch her on both soaps!! that woman is a MILF!!!!!!!!!

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    alstonboy4315

    Jamey-

    I have been offline and out of the loop for a while. The last time I listened to a podcast, you were not impressed with the writing on DAYS. I am glad to see you have turned a corner. I guess I was spoiled by James Reilly and his unpredictable and creative writing for Kristen back in the 90s, so what these writers are doing now seems to be underwhelming. I do enjoy Eileen with Eric M.

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    Jamey Giddens

    @alstonboy4315, during the last few podcasts, I’ve been talking about how much DAYS has improved. The show has really gotten its act together. There’s always room for improvement, but it’s been delicious, scheming bed-hopping fun since the Holidays.

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    Yoryla

    hey mon – You’re right, that storyline with Abby running over Tucker and Ashley taking the blame was front-burner and one of the better storylines, especially when it involved Katherine aswell. And that slap heard around GC was so deserved.

    And, thanks for that picture. Wow, it’s amazing how she somehow even looks like ‘Ashley’ in this picture and not ‘Kristen’. Maybe it’s the hair? It looks more understand and less “bitchy”. I’m assuming that’s a gown she’s wearing, maybe that’s another thing. Kristen isn’t exactly a “gown” person whereas Ashley is.

    Don’t get me wrong, if all parties are in understanding, why couldn’t ED make planned appearances on Y&R. It would be all good, just as long as she stays on contract on DAYS and doesn’t over-do her workload.

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    Secrets and Lies

    Glad she is able to make a cameo over at Y&R when they need her but DAYS depends on her – she’s the cornerstone of the entire show. If only they would branch out on their stories a little bit maybe there would be room for Susan on the canvas as well.

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    pennywise555

    [quote=pferrando] (Note to all: Jess’ return has been a huge bust…) If not, I’d rather not get my hopes up.[/quote]

    LOL I wouldn’t call what we’ve seen as Jess as a return, it was more like a guest appearance. Jill had no story at all. I hope something is coming up. Jill popping in to wipe Katherine’s lip once a month is a waste of everyone’s time.

    I’m not sure what the issue is, perhaps the SN exit delayed the story and it coming???? I hope that’s it because Jill’s never been a Tracy/Brock/Gina type of character. Viewers have followed her for a long time we want to see something happen in her life. I’d rather see her in a couple REAL stories a year with lots of time in-between than in bits and pieces every other month.

    Even ONE front burner meaty story a year would be better than scattered appearances. If I just wanted to see Jess Walton I could Google myself some pictures of her or watch old Jill clips on You Tube.

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    harlee490

    It has to be for the 40th anniversary but we need Ashley back FT. If CBS & NBC could come to a deal to allow it, they could use this as great promotional tool. Have Esther, Katherine, Gloria watching DOOL…and Maggie, Nicole, Chloe watching Y&R ;)

    After the 40th and she can’t do both at least bring Brenda back to the part FT.

    As Pferrando mentioned bring the “beautiful” geek sciencist back, Ashley needs to be in the lab again with the new fashion division having Ashley developing a line of fragrances to go along with the entire new line ;)

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    pjc722

    Eileen Davidson is an amazing asset to daytime tv in general. I will say she is one of the reasons I watch Y&R and even attempt to watch days. It would be great if both shows shared her talents

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    ChrisGa

    [quote=Jamey Giddens]@alstonboy4315, during the last few podcasts, I’ve been talking about how much DAYS has improved. The show has really gotten its act together. There’s always room for improvement, but it’s been delicious, scheming bed-hopping fun since the Holidays.[/quote]

    Yep, for a minute the only reason to watch was for either Kristen– and even that was botched a little in the beginning–or WilSon. However, something definitely happened around Christmas because the show–not just the Kristen/Brady/Jarlena story, but practically the entire show–turned a corner and hasn’t looked back. Is it perfect? No, but it’s doing a better job than it has in years in incorporating the majority of the characters on the canvas in it’s various storylines with enjoyable results(and as much as I loathe Nick and Gabi the Nick/Gabi wedding and the fallout with Will and Sonny has been all kinds of on point). As much as I’ve been enjoying Y&R under JFP and JG I think DAYS is killing it right now.

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    harlee490

    I’m loving ED on Days…FLOVE her sexiness and haunting temper. DOOL is so much better and more entertaining.

    I can’t help it but my favorite story is the “Thornbirds” story with Nicole & Eric…that’s hot and they are taking their time with the story which is key.

    It’s rocking, and loved the Rafe & Kate hookup and it was a complete shock for me at least just started back watching :O I loved the other day Kate & Rafe quesioning Nick…not sure about this character yet.

    Can’t stand MR scenes. I loved Victor & Maggie and Victor kicked that hooker to the curb…such fun. ;)

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    TraceyAbbot101

    Beth Maitland is starring ( amongst others ) in a new web series called ” The Grove “… when I watched it I fell on the floor, Beth was so funny and in a role so unlike Traci..

    Her one liners were x rated!

    Michelle Stafford and Christian Le Blanc also co star in this series.

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    harlee490

    Nothing is wrong with her face, she’s beautiful and again name calling….send over your face picture so the posters can comment on your looks…so childish and mature statement. To bash any soap actor on looks just cowardly and shows insecurity. |(

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    ChrisGa

    [quote=harlee490]Nothing is wrong with her face, she’s beautiful and again name calling….send over your face picture so the posters can comment on your looks…so childish and mature statement. To bash any soap actor on looks just cowardly and shows insecurity. |([/quote]

    Seconded on all counts. For my money ED is quite possibly the most beautiful woman in daytime(and probably the most stunning fiftysomething woman on the planet period).

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    hey mon

    SZima. I know what a beautiful looks like, and Eileen Davidson is a beautiful woman. I hope that you are not saying that Yvonne Zima is a great beauty, judging from your screen name. The rest of us love Eileen D, she is a great actress, and a great performer.

    But we shouldn’t judge people on their looks only, either, or on how we take care of our bodies.

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    SoapArmageddon

    If you’re playing the part of a seductress, you have to look the part. So if Eileen has had recent surgery, GOOD FOR HER. She’s being faithful to her character.

    As my 17-year-old nephew says, I’d definitely hit that and turn it out. :)

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    SZima

    Glad I came back to check new comments…

    My original comment was “What’s wrong with her face IN THIS PICTURE?”

    [quote=harlee490]Nothing is wrong with her face, she’s beautiful and again name calling….send over your face picture so the posters can comment on your looks…so childish and mature statement. To bash any soap actor on looks just cowardly and shows insecurity. |([/quote]

    [quote=ChrisGa]Seconded on all counts. For my money ED is quite possibly the most beautiful woman in daytime(and probably the most stunning fiftysomething woman on the planet period).[/quote]

    [quote=hey mon]SZima. I know what a beautiful looks like, and Eileen Davidson is a beautiful woman. I hope that you are not saying that Yvonne Zima is a great beauty, judging from your screen name. The rest of us love Eileen D, she is a great actress, and a great performer. But we shouldn’t judge people on their looks only, either, or on how we take care of our bodies.[/quote]

    Honestly, I WAS NOT criticizing Eileen AT ALL. I apologize to you all that it came off sounding that way. I agree that she is one of the most beautiful women on daytime and I am a big fan of hers. I was simply commenting that they used a terrible picture of this gorgeous woman for the article. It makes her look like a wax figure. (Sorry, but that is my opinion.)
    ((For comparison, see the picture that Jillian B. used for her article on February 20.))

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    harlee490

    [quote=SZima]Honestly, I WAS NOT criticizing Eileen AT ALL. I apologize to you all that it came off sounding that way. I agree that she is one of the most beautiful women on daytime and I am a big fan of hers. I was simply commenting that they used a terrible picture of this gorgeous woman for the article. It makes her look like a wax figure. (Sorry, but that is my opinion.) ((For comparison, see the picture that Jillian B. used for her article on February 20.))[/quote][/quote]

    No problem, I understand now from you explaining it, it didn’t read like that…we all get our words twisted on posts…no harm done. :)

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    Yoryla

    No worries, SZima, the same thing about which picture is used, has been said by different posters on previous articles aswell. I actually agree with you that this isn’t the most natural picture of her (doesn’t affect my opinion on her amazing looks). I think it is just about the fact that DC has certain pictures of actresses easily at hand. I’m sure when they get a new scoop, they will just want to publish it and put it out there as soon as possible, and will just grab the nearest picture instead of using unnecessary time to look for “the best possible picture in the world of said actor/-ress.

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