Days of Our Lives fans’ tongues are wagging, wondering if the NBC sudser is gearing up to welcome back a beloved character, EJ DiMera–but not as portrayed by the role’s equally beloved originator.
Old Scene, New Actor
Days guru, Jason47, posted to his Facebook page a very intriguing leaked audition video. See it in full below.
It portrays super-hot actor Gabriel Miller performing a scene from 2014 as EJ, having a heated conversation with Chad (Billy Flynn).
The names have been changed, so luckily there are die-hard Days fans with great memories, like Jason47, around!
The wildly popular James Scott played EJ for eight years. He left the show in 2014, much to the chagrin of his legion of fans. They’ve been clamoring for the return of both EJ, a revered legacy character, and Scott too, ever since.
New Regimes, Old Characters
The new head writer at the NBC sudser, Ron Carlivati, is known for bringing old fan favorites back on the story canvases of the shows he writes for. So it would be no surprise if a character like EJ made his way back to Salem. If he comes back, could–yes, you know where we’re going with this–SAMI (ex-Alison Sweeney) BE FAR BEHIND?!?! What do you think, dear Soap Cities readers?
A past character (or more) could add fresh perspective to a show that is struggling to find its footing after lots of behind-the-scenes shake-ups. And a new actor in a role can also bring an unexpected, fabulous take on character a we had to say a grudging goodbye to.
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