Days of Our Lives (DOOL) spoilers reveal that there’s even more casting news to pass along! DOOL’s obviously been dealing with some massive shakeups behind the scenes. According to reliable Days insiders, the latest one involves the recast of a major character.
It turns out Claire Brady (Olivia Rose Keegan) will remain in Salem in the months ahead, but there’ll be a switch at some point. A new actress will be taking over the part following Keegan’s departure.
Here’s what Keegan had to say in her comeback interview with Soap Opera Digest. It offers a good idea of when Keegan will leave and when we can expect her replacement.
“Going back, it actually did come as a bit of a surprise to me but I was so excited,” Keegan said. “I think I did about two-and-a-half months’ worth of shows.” Since Keegan made her return at the beginning of June, that’d put her exit about halfway through August – give or take since that was just Keegan’s estimate.
Of course, there could be a break between Keegan’s departure and the new Claire’s debut. There’s a good chance Claire’s going to be wrongfully accused after the “Cin” wedding blows up.
Ben Weston (Robert Scott Wilson) and Ciara Brady’s (Victoria Konefal) nuptials will turn into a total disaster, so it makes sense for the finger to be pointed straight at Claire.
However, Days of Our Lives spoilers suggest Claire may be the victim of bad luck! It sounds like a series of unfortunate events will lead to these false accusations. Claire assured Gwen (Emily O’Brien) that she wouldn’t land back at Bayview, which seemed like a big hint that Claire would indeed get locked up again.
It’s possible Keegan’s Claire will do another brief Bayview stint until Claire’s name can be cleared. Then, the new Claire could take over upon the character’s release.
Naturally, it’s also possible DOOL will skip the transition period and simply throw the new Claire in the mix. It’d just be a little less jarring if they have at least a couple weeks between Claires.
Regardless, a yet-to-be announced actress has indeed filmed new scenes as Claire. She was still on set at Days of Our Lives before production was halted, so she’ll likely return when it picks back up in September.
As other Days news comes in, we’ll provide updates. Days of Our Lives spoilers say Claire, Ben and Ciara all have plenty of drama coming up, so stay tuned. CDL’s where you want to be for sizzling Days of Our Lives spoilers, updates and news, so don’t forget to stop by regularly.