It’s going to be a bittersweet day today for fan favorite James Scott as he wraps up his eight year run this afternoon at Days of our Lives. James is taping his final scenes as EJ DiMera! The popular actor will air well into the fall of this year.
The news report came via Soap Opera Digest who first reported the news! NBC/Corday Productions released this statement on the actor’s departure: “We are saddened but supportive of James Scott’s decision to leave the show after eight years to take some personal time and pursue new projects. His contribution to the show has been tremendous and we wish him the best always.”
James Scott in his own statement shared these sentiments: “I would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to NBC, Sony and Corday, particularly Ken Corday, for the amazing 8 year run on Days of our Lives and for graciously supporting me in my decision in leaving the show to take personal time. To the unbelievably loving fans, I can’t begin to express my gratitude for your love and support over the years. I will miss you immensely.”
Earlier this week, On-Air On-Soaps posted our latest interview with James. During the interview, we originally had asked James what his future was with the show and if he wanted to comment on that, and at that juncture he had offered no comment on the situation, and On-Air On-Soaps honored that by not including it in the piece.
This is an incredible loss for Days of our Lives and the fans of the series. Will the show write-off EJ with Sami? Would the show even possibly consider recasting? That remains to be seen. So what do you think of the news of James departing DAYS? Comment below!