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Eileen Davidson OUT at Y&R; Stephen Nichols OUT at Days; Stacy Haiduk IN at Days

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  • Djoko
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    Brandon Beemer already confirmed the Stacy Haiduk news on Twitter: https://twitter.com/brandonbeemer/status/1011872833436127233

    Seems like Belle and Shawn are coming back too. I’m really hoping there’s some shocking twist and she’s not really Kristen.

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    youngsoapfan
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    I was thinking about it, and what if this is a SAMI/STAN type of storyline, where stscy haiduk is playing kristen ( that we the audience know ) but Salem thinks she is someone else, until Eileen Davidson is ready to surface as Kristen….? Its days, anything’s possible 😉

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    EmmyLoser
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    Haha, I keep trying to rationalize that she could be playing Thomas and a resurrected Penelope, both of which I’d be pretty fine with (now that my ability to be in denial about this has been severely compromised)!

    I do still feel it’s a little more likely that Haiduk is playing Susan rather than Kristen, or at least mostly Susan. She’s the character who have more apparent relevance to current storyline, and the one Haiduk’s experience makes her most suited to play. I really don’t see what she could be doing to blow people’s socks off as Kristen other than actually transforming herself into Eileen Davidson, but I could see her doing impressive work as Susan.

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    While none of what I am about to say has been officially confirmed, I just wanted to add to this conversation about why the recast may have happened (mild possible spoiler to follow). So, the rumors of this recast started about 3 months ago on Twitter. It was discussed that Ron had a story planned for Kristen to show up at John and Marlena’s wedding. They contacted Eileen, but Sony refused to let her go over at that time. So, because DAYS tapes so far ahead, Stacy had already been filming for several months by the time it was revealed that Eileen was leaving YR.

    While I share some of the sentiments that others have said here, I am willing to let it play out. I am guessing that the story was really good if Ron was willing to still go ahead with it even when he was unable to get Eileen. Ideally, I would like for them to reshoot with Eileen since none of it has waited yet and she is available now, but I understand that this is likely not possible money wise.

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    Thanks for the information, GHFan. I hadn’t heard about any of that, even in rumor phase. As much as I am whining about it now, and being somewhat dramatic I realize, I’ll certainly be watching it, and, in the interest of actually enjoying it when I do, I’ll keep as open a mind as I can about Haiduk’s work.

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    I think audiences could handle a recast for Susan Banks. Kristen will be a bit more difficult. Unfortunately, the timing really was off; even though Davidson’s Y&R exit has been announced, she is not actually leaving for two more months. And given that Marlena is actively planning her wedding, it sounds like Haiduk’s appearance might be airing soon. I would prefer for Days to have waited until Davidson was available, but I will try to keep an open mind.

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    What sucks is Haiduk will have been taping for 5 months before she starts airing so the show won’t be able to gauge the audience’s reaction for a long time. I guess part of the reason Eileen left was that Sony wouldn’t let her do Days at the same time so it’s understandable why she was pissed and left Y&R altogether.

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    ^^That does seem true, especially thinking about Eileen saying that she wants to be more in control of her days. If I were her it would really burn me up that DAYS could have Kristen on with someone else playing the role.

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