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Kassie DePaiva Joins DAYS OF OUR LIVES as Eve Donovan (Confirmed)

Kassie DePaiva is joining the cast of DAYS OF OUR LIVES.

DePaiva wrote in a message on her official website on January 8th: "Good things are ahead this year and I hope to have more to report very soon."

It was around this time DePaiva followed the official DAYS Twitter account, as well as DAYS actors Shawn Christian (Daniel) and Charles Chaughnessy (Shane). That led fans to speculate that DAYS might be one of the "good things" she was talking about.

Today, TV Guide Magazine's Michael Logan tweeted the following: "DONE DEAL? I'm hearing it's OFFICIAL! @KassieDePaiva @nbcdays @DaysofourLives #DOOL #Days #daysofourlives"

DePaiva is best known for her two decade run on ONE LIFE TO LIVE in the role of Blair Cramer, a part she reprised both on GENERAL HOSPITAL and Prospect Park's new ONE LIFE TO LIVE. Prior to OLTL, she played Chelsea Reardon on GUIDING LIGHT.

NBC announced a two-renewal for DAYS OF OUR LIVES on Wednesday, the day after Alison Sweeney announced she was leaving the soap after 21 years. Sweeney made her DAYS debut 21 years ago today.

UPDATE:
We can confirm that DePaiva has been cast as Eve Donovan on DAYS and will first air this summer. The role was last played by Charlotte Ross in 1991.

Said DAYS in a statement: "The two-time Emmy-nominated starlet brings a fresh dynamic to Salem society as we explore the many facets of the Donovan family like never before."

Delighted about the latest addition to the cast, Co-Executive Producer, Greg Meng explained, “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!” DePaiva’s first episodes are expected to air this summer on NBC.

In December, Ross was in talks about coming back and tweeted, "Awesome [meeting] w/ [executive producer] Greg Meng & [head writer] Christopher Whitesell at #NBC today talking about #DaysofourLives."

Today, Ross tweeted her congratulations to DePaiva upon hearing the news: "I had to pass on reprising my FAVE role,Eve Donovan,as I'm currently filming 3 projects(NASHVILLE-abc now)& I know Kassie will be wonderful!"

RELATED:
- DAYS OF OUR LIVES Renewed Through September 2016

13 comments:

  1. So many new faces on DAYS lately. Would she play a new character or a recast Kristen?

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  2. DAYS is getting very interesting! I loved her on OLTL

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    1. HOPEFULLY YOUR STEPMOM WILL RETURN KIM S GREAT & THE LATE EMMA MAYBE ANDRW WILL COME ABOARD!!!!! TO SALEM U S A!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  3. Eileen Davidson is also teasing on twitter (1/21) that she has NEWS, but won't say yet.

    C'mon ladies. Stop teasing! .. lol!

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  4. Great news! Kassie would be a great asset to DAYS.

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  5. I wonder if Kassie is going to take over the role of Sami. Sure, she's a decade and change older than Alison Sweeney, but I wonder.

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    1. It's been reported elsewhere that Sweeney's contract isn't up until December 2014, meaning she'll probably be on air into 2015.

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  6. Since many, MANY idiots at various tv networks decided to wipe out the 42 year legacy of One Life to Live and therefore, Blair Kramer, it will be wonderful to have Kassie back on the air. Can't wait!

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  7. Oh my! Eve Donovan touch down in Salem is gonna create all types of hell for Theresa.,love it!!

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  8. WOW! Kassie's got some big shoes to fill on this one. Hoping the new Eve is well-written and different from Blair Cramer.

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  9. I like Kassie DePaiva but I was hoping the rumors about Eve Donavon meant a return of Charlotte Ross to DAYS. Too bad would have been nice to have the original actress in the role

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  10. I am very excited to see Kassie in this role. I have missed her on my screen and think she will be a great addition to Days of Our Lives. Looking forward to Eve mixing it up with everyone in Salem. I have watched Days forever and respected the original actresses in the role but I am very interested to see what Kassie does with the role.

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