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    youngsoapfan
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    Just read that Louise Sorel will be reprising her role as Vivian Alamain to air in August of 2020. Not sure for how long, but glad to see her back, now if they could only get Eileen Davidson to come back as Kristen, I say keep stacy haiduk as Susan, but bring back the REAL Kristen Dimera!!!

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    What wonderful, exciting news! Hopefully, this is a sign that she’s in better health.

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    What wonderful, exciting news! Hopefully, this is a sign that she’s in better health.

    I talked to her last year at Oklahoma on Broadway and she didn’t seem in bad health to me. She said she was done with Days because she didn’t like the direction they were going, but I guess they came up with a storyline she liked. Robin Strasser was so awful as Vivian that Louise could just sit there and it would be better than anything Robin did.

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    Robin Strasser was terrific as Vivian. Everybody is entitled to their opinion but she was not awful in the role. I would prefer they bring her back but I understand the attachment to Louise Sorel, who is wonderful in the role as well. I hope Robin submits for Emmy consideration and is nominated and wins!

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    She wasn’t awful in the role, but she sure as hell was not terrific in the role, there were maybe 2 episodes where she dressed like vivian, but for the most part, the look was all off, she had a couple of vivian mannerisms in there somewhere. But the only Vivian is Louise Sorel, she created the role, she is the role, same with kristen, even though they have let Stacy haiduk stay in the role longer than i thought they ever would, hopefully with this production hiatus, they can work with Eileen Davidson to come back. lol

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    I talked to her last year at Oklahoma on Broadway and she didn’t seem in bad health to me. She said she was done with Days because she didn’t like the direction they were going, but I guess they came up with a storyline she liked. Robin Strasser was so awful as Vivian that Louise could just sit there and it would be better than anything Robin did.

    Thanks for that, Djoko. That’s so awesome you had the chance to meet Louise Sorel in person. I thought I’d remembered reading somewhere a while back that she had also been recovering from an illness (injury of some sort?) due to which she had to take a temporary break from acting, but I might be mistaken. In any case, I’m glad that she’s doing well. Hopefully, whatever story for Vivian the writers have cooked up this next time around will interest and challenge Louise enough to convince her to sign on for a longer-term stay rather than just a short guest stint.

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    Thanks for that, Djoko. That’s so awesome you had the chance to meet Louise Sorel in person. I thought I’d remembered reading somewhere a while back that she had also been recovering from an illness (injury of some sort?) due to which she had to take a temporary break from acting, but I might be mistaken. In any case, I’m glad that she’s doing well. Hopefully, whatever story for Vivian the writers have cooked up this next time around will interest and challenge Louise enough to convince her to sign on for a longer-term stay rather than just a short guest stint.

    It was actually my second time meeting her. It was about March or April 2019. The first time was ironically the year before at Angels in America on Broadway. I wrote about it on here after both times happened. She couldn’t have been nicer. We talked for about 10 minutes each time and each time I gushed about her, Days, and Eileen Davidson LOL.

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    Great news that Louise Sorel will be back. I found Robin Strasser’s Vivian really entertaining at times, but largely the character was doing way too much and being such a pain. It’s not a role I would have recast. I feel like that bodes well for whatever story they have in mind for her. The show must be planning some big stuff in August, as that’s around when Alison Sweeney will be airing, and Kassie DePaiva will be back then as well.

    I would also love to get Eileen Davidson back, and honestly I wouldn’t even bother getting rid of Stacy Haiduk. I’d just write something like they did to keep Trevor St. John on OLTL after Roger Howarth came back or Billy Miller on GH after Steve Burton came back. Let Stacy Haiduk be her own lunatic character who was never Kristen to begin with. (I know a lot of people like Haiduk as Susan, but I think Davidson’s Susan is just a better and more sustainable character, though Haiduk’s version is certainly funny.)

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    Robin Strasser used to be a good actress. Way back in the early ‘80s. Since then, she’s forgotten how to act and plays everything over the top.

    Glad Louise is coming back to reclaim her role.

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    I’d love to see them lure Eileen back. Haiduk’s Kristen isn’t even on 5 days a week. It would be a better schedule for Eileen. If not, Days needs to call up GH and send them Haiduk for Cynthia Watros.

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    It was actually my second time meeting her. It was about March or April 2019. The first time was ironically the year before at Angels in America on Broadway. I wrote about it on here after both times happened. She couldn’t have been nicer. We talked for about 10 minutes each time and each time I gushed about her, Days, and Eileen Davidson LOL.

    You must’ve made quite an impression on her, Djoko, for Louise to have remembered you during your second chance encounter and taken the time to have a lengthy chat! I’m sure she very much appreciated your kind words, and who knows, maybe it was your enthusiasm that also played a part in her ultimately deciding to come back to her role on DAYS.

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