Sunday on her own terms, Kassie DePaiva confirmed her exit from Days of our Lives after reports and rumors have been swirling over the past few weeks. The former star of One Life to Live where she played Blair Cramer for over 20 years, took over the role of Eve Donovan on DAYS back on-screen in 2014.
On her website blog KassieDePaiva.com, the actress addressed her departure from Salem to her fans, and thanked them for their continued support. Currently on-air, Eve is the middle of high drama following the murder of her daughter, Paige (True O’Brien), and the imminent arrival of her ex-flame, Eduardo played by Daytime Emmy winner A Martinez.
Here is an excerpt below of what Kassie had to share about being let go from the NBC daytime drama series, which is about to have it’s golden anniversary this November.
Kassie DePaiva: “As the sand runs out of my hourglass over at Days … I have no regrets. I had a truly remarkable experience there. From the beginning as Eve showed up in town and throughout her bumpy ride through Salem it has all been a good time for me. I got to work with people that I have admired for many years. I especially want to thank Melissa Reeves, True O’ Brien, Casey Moss, Jen Lilley, Wally Kurth and A Martinez. They each helped me find the ‘real’ Eve. It saddens me to have been let go from the show just as Eve was finally finding her footing… but that is the way the Soap business goes. Characters come and go just as actors, writers, and producers. Some we love… Some we hate… But fortunately for all of us the stories still go on. Keep watching and here’s to 50 more years of Days of our Lives.”
Look for On-Air On-Soaps in-depth interview with DePaiva on her departure in the coming weeks!
So, what do you think about the news that Kassie was indeed let go from the show? Are you sad to know that she is gone? Do you think the the character should have been kept on the Salem canvas? Share your thoughts in the comment section below!