Former Days of our Lives scribe, Kola Boof, who if you know any of the back-story was working on writing the lives of the residents of Salem before the news of her controversial Osama bin Laden scandal broke, was actually responsible for the creation of the character of EJ Dimera and casting fan favorite, James Scott in the crucial role to the DAYS canvas.
In the second part of her interview with TV Guide Canada’s, Nelson Branco out today in his Soapgeist column, the ex-Salem scribe reveals how EJ came to be! Here is the excerpt!
Boof on EJ/James Scott being brought to the DAYS canvas: “I created EJ Wells and I actually cast the deciding vote to cast the marvelous James Scott. There was another actor up for the role from Passions, [Justin Hartley], who did a great accent and was really good. But I pushed for Scott because he was perfect; he was EJ. I created that whole story, which I titled “The Devil Finds Work.” James was the total package: sexy, debonair and talented. They couldn’t decide on whom to cast so they asked me to make the final decision. Luckily, they listened to me. There is a lot in the EJ bible that didn’t make it to air. Like, EJ was a race-car driving gigolo, not a lawyer. Had I not been fired, you would have seen all of that.”
For the first part of the interview with Kola Boof, click here.