BIG news DOOL fans!! She Knows Soaps reports that NBC has confirmed the hiring of Kassie DePaiva for the role of Eve Donovan on Days of Our Lives. This confirmation comes amidst rampant rumors that the former One Life To Live star was heading to the Days canvas after DePaiva tweeted about the possibility on her Twitter account earlier this month. The role is a re-cast after former portrayer Charlotte Ross turned down the offer to reprise the character due to scheduling conflicts.
This is great news for DOOL fans coming in just days after Alison Sweeney announced that she was leaving her iconic role as Samantha Brady. It’s also AMAZING news for One Life To Live fans like myself who have seriously been missing Blair, I mean, Kassie from our screen. Eve was a bit of a bad girl much like Blair, so I can’t wait to see what Kassie does with the role. The news also follows NBC’s announcement that Days is renewed for the 2015 season.
The statement from the camp at NBC reads, “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!” Don’t worry NBC, we will.
In a neat twist of soap opera irony, Eve Donovan once bore a scar across her cheek, much like Kassie’s on-screen One Life love interest, Roger Howarth bore in the role of Todd Manning. Unlike Eve, who was attacked with a knife by Harper Devereaux(the Riverfront Killer), Todd’s scar was given via crowbar in an act of self-defense by Luna Moody who was trying to stop Todd from raping Marty Saybrooke, again. Kind of interesting, huh?
Though I’m sad to see Alison Sweeney go, the news of Kassie’s return to daytime is a great reason to cheer up. What do you all think? Are you excited to see Kassie DePaiva come to Days?