A huge casting shockeroo this morning out of Days of our Lives! Soap Opera Digest has learned that Natalia Livingston who just premiered as Nicole’s sister, Taylor and set to be the new romantic interest for EJ Dimera played by James Scott has been let-go by the NBC soap! But, the even more stunning and yet exciting news is that talented Livingston is being replaced by the fantastic Tamara Braun, who in fact won a Daytime Emmy in 2009, for portraying nut-job Ava in 2008 on the same soap, DAYS! According to SOD, it was a change in character direction that prompted that very swift move.
DAYS co-executive producer, Gary Tomlin confirmed that scenario to SOD when he stated, ”It was decided to take the character of Taylor in a new direction. Natalia Livingston is an amazing actress and a consummate professional. She is a class act and everyone at the studio adores her.”
Braun starts taping today and will begin airing in late April, while Livingston had just been airing for three weeks when this decision was handed down.