Okay, I am literally shaking as I type this. One of my all time favorite actresses is returning to the role that made her famous, TV Guide Magazine's Michael Logan is reporting the casting scoop of the year, Crystal Chappell is returning to Days of Our Lives as Katerina Von Leuschner, aka Doctor Carly Manning!
This is hot, head-exploding news — it’s shocking and crazy and terrific! Who imagined this would be your next career move!
Not me! I sure didn’t expect this at all but it’s very exciting. I was in L.A. a couple of weeks ago and had some meetings set up to discuss the future. [Days exec producer] Gary Tomlin called and asked if I’d be interested in coming back. We had lunch and, a week or so later, we had a deal. My kids have been asking me for a year, “When are we gonna move back to California?” So they’re very excited. It’s the show where their mommy and daddy met. [Chappell is married to Michael Sabatino, who played Carly’s husband, Lawrence Alamain.]
I cannot lie, I am SO FREAKING HAPPY RIGHT NOW, because DAYS is the soap closest to my heart and Carly is one of the best heroines EVER, EVER, EVER, but in my opinion, this means any chance of a future for Guiding Light just got a lot slimmer... Gary Tomlin you have my respect!
OMFG: Crystal Chappell RETURNS TO DAYS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Wishful Casting: Tom Pelphrey as Nicholas Alamain