Fans loved Kristen’s return to Days of our Lives and so did the actress who played it, Eileen Davidson! After the stunning news earlier this week that Davidson has already wrapped up her stint with the NBC soap, which literally had Kristen as a catalyst to great story, and additional ratings for the daytime drama, the popular star spoke in her first interview since the news broke with TV Guide Magazine’s Michael Logan.
Eileen shares that DAYS had come to her this past March to renegotiate a deal, but the actress expressed to TVG, “I told them I really felt the need to leave.”
In relating, if she might return to DAYS , or return to her former Sony home at Y&R, Davidson said, “‘I’m not leaving Days to go to another show, nor am I retiring. When I told Eric Martsolf (Brady) I was leaving, the first thing out of his mouth was, “Oh, you’re going back to Y&R.” No, I’m not. First of all, they haven’t approached me and I’m sure they’ve known since March that I was leaving DAYS since both shows are Sony productions. I will definitely work again. Who knows? Maybe two weeks or a month from now I’ll be ready. But there’s another big reason I feel it’s time to leave Days. The characters I play there have a very short shelf life. How can you have Kristen keep doing her shenanigans year after year without it getting old? How many times can she reunite with Brady before he starts to look like a complete dunce? Days has asked me to come back for shorter story arcs down the line, and that could happen. They wanted a commitment as to when, but I couldn’t give them that right now. ”
So, what do you think about Eileen’s decision to leave Days of our Lives? Do you share her point of view, that a troublemaker like Kristen has a short shelf life, without seemingly becoming to redundant? What would you like to see Eileen do next, since she is not retiring? Do you hope she will return for short stints on DAYS? Share your thoughts!