As was made official last week by the NBC soap opera, Kassie DePaiva will be taking on the role of Eve Donovan on Days of our Lives, in a move which has thrilled many long time fans of the former star of One Life to Live!
On-Air On-Soaps spoke with DePaiva to offer our congratulations where Kassie made this very heartfelt statement on landing her new gig in Salem: “I’m so thrilled to be back to the dance. I love daytime and I want to make a contribution to it, to keep it alive and thriving. It’s been 27 years since Eve Donovan has been there in Salem. To me, that is what is so exciting … that there is 27 years to fill-in and I can create. I can’t wait to find out how damaged is she … or how strong is she … and I can’t wait to find out all of that out along with the fans! Is she dangerous? Feisty? Sad? Is she happy? I hope Eve will excite the audience.”
Kassie also made a new post on her website that went on to share her excitement and landing a new gig on DAYS: ,“Well, I’m sure you have heard the news by now… I am headed to NBC… The wonderful Days of Our Lives soap opera!!! This year Days will be celebrating its 50th year on network television and I am thrilled to be a part of it. And now that it is official I can shout it from the mountain tops! I got the call ironically in December on the 20th anniversary of my debut as Blair Cramer on ABC’s One Life to Live.
And as sad as it is to say goodbye or put Blair on hold… I’m equally as happy to say hello to Eve Donovan. She seems to have a very rich history in Salem with many family members to surround her. I look forward to discovering the character as well as the town. I wish the gloriously beautiful and talented Charlotte Ross great success as she starts her new adventure on ABC’s Nashville. I know she is greatly loved by the Days audience and I have very big shoes to fill. I promise to do my best to live up to everyone’s expectations. So all you One Life to Live watchers…it’s time to start watching Days of Our Lives now. You will be caught up and ready to really invest in Salem by the time I start airing this summer. Needless to say… I am a huge soap fan. I love the genre and couldn’t be happier to be back in the mix. Thank you all for all your lovely comments and tweets. I look forward to the coming year with great anticipation. I start working on set very soon and will keep you posted!!!”
What do you think about all of Kassie’s comment to us and on her website? What do you think Eve Donovan will be like when she hits Salem? Weigh-in!