Kassie DePaiva Heading to Days of Our Lives?






January is the month for huge soap opera comings and goings. TV Guide Magazine's Michael Logan tweeted on Wednesday he's hearing Kassie DePaiva is joining NBC's Days of Our Lives!

This development follows DAYS being renewed for two years, and the announcement superstar Alison Sweeney is departing the serial after finishing her 22nd year in Salem. No word yet on who the One Life to Live and Guiding Light alum will be playing on DAYS

 


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Hmmm... given KDP's southern twang and the southern twang Daniel Cosgrove was sportin' on today's episode (unless I need the wax cleaned out of my ears) could they be connected? A woman from Aiden's past (or present)? Maybe a Hope/Aiden/KDP love triangle?

Since Kassie is also a country singer and the casting for 20-something "Ben" also has a slight southern accent and plays the guitar, could they be bringing on an entire "Nashville"-style family?? That could be a lot of soapy goodness!

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A Kristin recast?

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I am excited about this news, if it's true. Kassie played the hell out of Blair Cramer Manning on OLTL. I have no idea who she'll be playing on DAYS, but I'm sure she'll do an awesome job.

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Congrats to KDP!

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I joked yesterday how Chandler Massey announced his departure a year in advance and was shown the door early. Wouldn't it be hilarious if.... "The role of Samantha Brady is now being played by Kassie Depaiva effective immediately." Or, in Days terms, three months from now. No cake for you, Allison Sweeney. haha Good news on the pick up, btw. If Days ever is cancelled, that three months ahead schedule is really going to screw up any big goodbye unless the network lets them know way in advance.

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Yep, I believe it. This rumor has been out there for awhile.

However, for the life of me I cannot see who she would be playing there and why? I mean, it's not like the show has a shortage of women at her age group. I don't see how she could be relevant to the show, as good as an actress as she is.

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I'm going to have to wait this one out. I can't say I'm excited....yet.

Again, like Yoryla said, the show doesn't exactly lack for women in her age group. (She'd make a great Phyllis on Y&R, btw.)

Where are the twenty-somethings?

And where are the people of color?

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I loved KDP as Blair on OLTL and I'm so happy she's going to be back on daytime. Maybe she's related to Jordan? Or I wonder if she'll be a love interest for Dr. Dan?

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Let's hope they don't let her sing.

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I don't care for her acting and I have no idea who she could play so I'm not thrilled about this news

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God damn stupid Prospect Park! Instead of Todd we get Franco AND lose all of the possible crossovers from OLTL like Blair, Tea, Viki, etc.

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SoapArmageddon wrote:

And where are the people of color?

Given her precedent on OLTL, perhaps KDP is a recast of a resurrected Lexie Dimera Carver? Smile

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Love I just want a romantic storyline for Hope❤

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Kassie is way too old to play Sami. Of course she don't look 50+
but no way to her being Sami. That would shock me.

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In the same way I just started watching B&B because they signed TK, I will watch DOOL if KdP is given a contract.

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GRIMM ---OMG You Said That!!!!!!Too funny. I FLOVE her so excited!!!

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Same here @MS45!!!

& I'm loving B&B as a new viewer too!

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tmac wrote:
A Kristin recast?

I love KDP; she was always one of my fave OLTL actors despite there being times when I couldn't stand Blair. And while I would usually say almost any role can be recast, I'd probably stop at this one--to say Eileen Davidson's portrayal and mark on that role is indelible would be a gross understatement. As much as I would love to have Kristen on the canvas, it'd be hard to see anyone other than Eileen in that role. And truth be told, DAYS has missed nary a beat since ED exited; even the weaker stories-- like Rafe and Jordan--are salvaged thanks to the use of other, stronger characters like Kate and Lucas to give it interest.

Either way, it'll be interesting to see what role KDP will be playing. Two years from now. Wink

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I loved Kassie as Blair on OLTL. I am so glad she will be getting another soap role. She is still beautiful at 50 plus and has some damn figure! I hope she plays a new character. Eileen D. is the only one to play Kristen, and I can't see her as Sami. With Kassie, I'll start watching the show regularly again, like I have with B &B since Thorsten Kaye came on. I love my old ABC soap stars. DOOL, and B &B have the best stories going on right now. GH needs to get back to reality and Y &R, well, that show needs a lot of help and a new producer. Just my opinion.

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Maybe she will have something to do with Jordan's backstory.

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I think that her character must be connected to Jordan. My guess is that Kate is going to come to regret stirring up this bee's nest. A few months ago, I couldn't have cared less about the Jordan story, but now I do. Kudos to the writing team.

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Congrats to KDP..

Good hire DOOL. I've been looking for a reason to get invested in another soap and this might be it. I do miss my Kramer women from OLTL (well except for Starr Wink

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Love Kassie and happy for her. I just wonder who she will play.

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I highly doubt they'd recast ED's role.

She's one of the biggest reasons the show got renewed, and the ratings rocketed.

No offense, but she's no Eileen.

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Grimm wrote:
SoapArmageddon wrote:

And where are the people of color?

Given her precedent on OLTL, perhaps KDP is a recast of a resurrected Lexie Dimera Carver? Smile

My kind of humor! Smile

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This is amazing news! I loved her as Blair on OLTL, she rocked that role. She was good on Guiding Light back in the day as Chelsea Reardon. Right away I could tell she will fit in on Days from day one.

It's nice to see some soap vets getting work opposed to constant new faces all the time.

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This is awesome news, new love interest for EJ or maybe she could be Nicole's sister....hmmmm.

SoapA you're right where is the color on Days? This is glaring miss and Days is so rocking right now I would to see more diversity.

Does Abe have any relatives they could cast?

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Just announced on soapoperadigest.com, Kassie Dapaiva will be playing the role of Eve Donovan...It's very interesting. I have no doubt she will do well, but the original Eve, Charlotte Ross tweeted in December she had a great meeting with the powers that be at DAYS. I thought surely she would come back as the original character...As much as I LOVE Kassie, I almost would have preferred the original actress come back to portray Eve.

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Dear God in Heaven... she's going to play Eve.

#Fail

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This amounts to SORAS-ing Eve by about ten years. How in the world can they have her playing the daughter of Shane Donovan when Charles Shaughnessy is only about six or seven years older than she is?

I would have loved to see those old Jennifer/Frankie/Eve/Jack flashbacks again.

Oh well.... I'm sure the writers will do a good job.