Ken Corday, Days of our Lives Executive Producer, told Soap Opera Digest in an interview that:
Days of our Lives will see six actors leaving and six big actor returns. Corday said. “I’m going to throw everything but the kitchen sink on-screen, but it’s not going to be spread among 30 cast members. It’s going to be centered on 15 who are loved and are dear to the audience.
Though Freddie Smith (ex- 90201) is also coming to Days of our Lives in the coming weeks (June 23, 2011) as Justin and Adrienne’s son named ‘Sonny’ (short for Jackson) who was born in August 1991 (airdate), he can’t really be counted as a big actor return and is left from the comings list below.
Days of our Lives Comings:
Deidre Hall (Marlena Evans Black)
Drake Hogestyn (John Black)
Matthew Ashford (Jack Devereaux)
Mark Hapka (Nathan Horton)
So by our calculations and eliminating any comings that don’t fit the “big actor return” tag, there are still two empty seats on the return bus. Who will they be?
On the Days of our Lives Goings side of the ledger:
Days of our Lives Goings:
Crystal Chappell (Dr Carly Manning)
Louise Sorel (Vivian Alamain)
Bren Foster (Quinn Alamain)
Tamara Braun (Taylor Walker)
Francisco San Martin (Dario Hernandez)
Nadia Bjorlin (Chloe Lane) ????
Though Nadia Bjorlin (Chloe Lane) is included on the above list, her publicist insists that the actress is leaving of her own accord, not as part of the cast reduction exercise currently underway. If this is true, there could still be a vacancy on the bus headed out of Salem.
If the tally’s above are correct, Days of our Lives fans are in for a couple more surprises. Who would you like to see come back/ or leave?
September 9,2011 – Mary Beth Evans reprises role of Kayla Brady
Mark Hapka’s return was reportedly a rumor generated by the actor’s Facebook page being hacked!
Bren Foster has been rehired by Days of our Lives and will be staying in Salem! Read moreChristie Clark (Carrie Brady Reed) and Patrick Muldoon (the original Austin Reed!) return to Salem for the big event marking the re-launch of Days of our Lives on September 26, 2011