The Young and the Restless fans yesterday were doing the happy-dance, while some Days of our Lives fans were concerned when the news broke that Eileen Davidson was back at her old stomping grounds in Genoa City, taping scenes for upcoming episodes of Y&R!
As it turns out, Eileen will still be playing Kristen DiMera on DAYS, but who knows if this might just kick-start things for her to be able to play Kristen, plus Ashley on-going. In a new interview with Michael Logan for TV Guide Magazine, Davidson fills viewers in on what went down and why she is back on the March 18th episode of the number one soap, which is timed around the series 40th Anniversary and the Victor/Nikki nupitals! Here are a few excerpts below!
Davidson on if she thinks Y&R and Sony are testing the waters with her return to the CBS soap: “I really don’t know. That certainly crossed my mind. I think it would be great to somehow be able to do both but we’ll see. Though Ashley’s there for Victor and Nikki’s wedding she’s not just sitting in a pew. She’s right back in the mix of things and getting involved in her brother Jack’s life. She’s very concerned about him.”
Davidson on how Y&R will explain why Ashley was not there during Jack’s addiction crisis: “And Phyllis really nails Ashley for that! ‘Where were you’” I also have scenes with Eric Braeden, Billy Miller, and Marcy Ryan. So I’m making the rounds! We kind of lost the Abbott family for a while there but it’s established that they’re all still really bonded. It’s an instant rapport. It doesn’t feel like the family was split apart and the show is now trying to pull it back together. Instead, it plays like Ashley’s just been out of town and now she’s back and the clan is stronger than ever, which is a beautiful thing.”
So soapers, what do you think about Eileen’s comments? Would you like to see Sony work things out so she can play Kristen on DAYS and Ashley on Y&R concurrently? Weigh-in!