After three weeks of Arena's online campaign, the casting director and producers of Corday Productions Inc. have scoured over 300 entries and are excited to announce the top three actors who will fly to LA to screen test for the role. The top three finalists are Sydney actor Alexander Bruszt, Sydney actor/musician Andrew Steel and Gold Coast actor Tom Dalzell, currently based in Los Angeles.
Arena and Corday Productions Inc. and Sony Pictures Television are offering the chance of a lifetime for these actors to play the role of Fynn, a handsome, rugged Australian doctor who arrives in Salem to do his residency, specifically to gain skills as a surgeon, working under the supervision of Doctor Jonas (Shawn Christian).
Alexander Bruszt and Andrew Steel will be flown to LA at the end of this week, where they will meet fellow finalist Tom Dalzell to do a screen test for the role on Days of our Lives.
The role offered to our new found Aussie hunk will hit our screens for the first time, in a 13 week role which will culminate during the show’s 50th anniversary celebrations in November. Days of our Lives is set in the fictitious Midwestern town of Salem. The core families are the Brady’s, the Horton’s, and the DiMeras, and the multi-layered storylines involve elements of romance, adventure, mystery, comedy and drama. In true Days of our Lives style, our Australian actor’s character will find things are shaken up the first day he arrives.
Co-Executive Producer Greg Meng said, “The number of submissions and the calibre of talent we were introduced to through this partnership with Arena far exceeded our expectations, and we’re thrilled about testing the top three finalists next week.”
The winner will be announced after the screen test in LA and will return to Australia briefly before heading back to the States to film his episodes airing late 2015 in time with the show’s 50th anniversary.