Kassie DePaiva to Play Eve Donovan on Days Of Our Lives!






Theresa Donovan (Jen Lilley) is getting some backup in her quest to destroy Jennifer Horton (Melissa Reeves) on Days of Our Lives! The soap has confirmed rumors Kassie DePaiva will be playing the role of Eve Donovan!

Charlotte Ross originated the role of Shane Donovan's (Charles Shaughnessy) troubled daughter and had been rumored to be returning. In a released statement to the magazine, Co-executive producer Geng Meng stated:

We are excited to welcome Kassie to the Days family. Stay tuned to find out how the return of Eve Donovan shakes things up in Salem!

Watch your back, Jennifer Rose!


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I wonder if she had Jack hidden somewhere?

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I was hoping she was going to be a Sami recast instead.

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Eve is getting SORAS-ed by about ten years.

KDP is only six years younger than Charles Shaughnessy, who recently reprised his role as Eve's dad.

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I love Kassie and I'm excited she will be on Days. I have no doubt she will rule any role, but she's Shane Donovan's daughter??? The actors are around the same age, it will look awkward if they share scenes together.

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i hope they give kassie hair extensions or something. They need to vamp her up a bit for that role. Get her away from that blair cramer look.

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KDP is only 6 years older than Charlotte Ross who hasn't been on in over 20 years and she looks younger than 52 so this is a great recast.

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Shane looks 70 Kassie looks 40. Not awkward at all.

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I think it'll turn out ok.

I will add that I recall perfectly that the character of Eve Donovan was a couple of years younger than Charlotte Ross, the actress, which is why I say it's a ten-year SORAS, at least.

The story will probably be so good; however, that we'll soon be too caught up in it to worry about details like that. Smile

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it's not like Shane is on the show everyday, full time to let age differences worry me.

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This is going to be a really bad miscast. I can't see KDP playing a bad girl/vixen. I can't see Kassie as Shane Donovan's spoiled little princess.

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I kinda was hoping that Kassie would be cast as Silas Clay's comatose wife Nina Clay on General Hospital.

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While it's too bad Charlotte Ross couldn't return, I think KDP is a great recast. KDP is great as bitchy, yet a little vulnerable. Would LOVE to see them bring back Matt Ashford as Jack and have Eve and Jennifer go toe-to-toe over him. I can also see her with Dr. Daniel and that would be a great cat fight, too.

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Oh geez - WAAAAAY too OLD!

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KDP was a great vixen in her early years on OLTL.... then the writers did to her what they are currently doing to Carly. Turning a once nearly-psychotic bitch into a soccer mom.

The jury is out on this recast... KDP has not brought the true vixen energy to her work in many, many years. I will look forward to this out of sheer curiosity!

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I like Kassie, but she it TOO OLD for this role.

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I take it her air date probably not until June....

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I love KDP and think she's a great actress. And no doubt she'll make a fine Eve as long as she can reign in that slight, southern twang of hers. But I agree with Jeremy, it's been years since Blair was written with any edge so I hope Kassie is up to the task of bringing the diabolical and viciousness that is Eve Donovan.

That said, two other OLTL actresses immediately sprung to mind who would've been even more ideal and killed as Eve--Gina Tognoni and Susan Haskell. I could see either one of those women ANNIHILATING Missy Reeves' Jen on a daily basis.

Either way, looking forward to having Eve back in Salem.

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Yeah...guess everything's possible.

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The age difference does bug me mostly because I was hoping that KDP would be casted in a role the was appropriate for her so she could show she can do more than just Blair. Instead she is going just turn the role into Blair & pretend to be 40 like she always does. Is she going to still be playing the young vixen when she’s 60? This is getting ridiculous. My opinion of this bitter pampered diva just continues to plummet. The woman needs to let things go and move on.

That all being said I’m sure fans who have no idea who Eve is will be happy to see Blair on their screens again. Can’t wait to see the TnBers start their “Bring Roger Howarth to Days as Frank” campaign.

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She is too old for it! She is a beautiful woman in her 50s who doesn’t want to embrace the fact that she is in her 50s!

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She needs to go after JJ to piss off Jennifer.

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I'm fine with this casting. Kassie Depaiva doesn't look her age, she looks younger in fact. I would however give her longer hair and really doll her up, as I always saw Eve as a prissy, pampered, long locked princess. Blair's smart and sassy hairdo won't really suit a princess like Eve was. They need to go over the top with hair and makeup on her!

Kassie started out playing bad girl Blair Daimler(Cramer) on One Life To Live, so she can play a bad girl..er...WOMAN! And who knows, maybe Eve has changed over the years?

In any case, I am so happy Days is now healthy enough to have new sets, and to hire top talent. I hope the show stays healthy for years to come!! Go DAYS!

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Though it's not the character I expected for Kassie she is a great actress and will fit in easily with the cast. I think she'll be one of the ones that does better in the role than we expect. Let's just wait til she is on and then judge.

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Not feeling this.

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Wow. One Life to Live is really over this time, isn't it? No last minute lawsuits from ABC to save the day. No cable deals from generous benefactors yelling, "Everybody in the audience look under their seats aaannnd YOU get a soap opera! And YOU get a soap opera." Nope.

A Cramer woman has left the building. It's over.

Oh, and everybody ease up on the ageism, people. It's not like Helena Casadine is playing the new Sami Brady, for crying out loud. Smile

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KDP is going to go down in soap history as the weirdest recast in TV. First she replaced and Asian woman in the role of "Blair" on OLTL and now she is playing a character 10 to 15 years younger than she is.

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Can DAYS please kick out that cheap Eve Donovan imitation Thereskank? She was a bitch to Jennifer from day 1 for no good reason. Hate the actress and character. Bring on Kassie!!!

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don't care for Kassie De Paiva, and this is a ridiculous recast. She's too old to play Eve, she's too old to play Shane/Charles Shaughnessy's daughter, and her twang is all wrong and quite annoying. I would have preferred if they brought back Kim and Shane full time or even recurring if Charlotte Ross was unavailable, which she is.

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6 years younger

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missmuffett41 wrote:
This is going to be a really bad miscast. I can't see KDP playing a bad girl/vixen. I can't see Kassie as Shane Donovan's spoiled little princess.

I guess Blair was a nice girl.