No more Serena Mason on Days of our Lives! The report from Daytime Confidential that they heard from their sources that former One Life to Live favorite Melissa Archer (Ex-Natalie) was let-go from her latest soap role in the town of Salem has been confirmed as true.
In this week’s issue of Soap Opera Digest on newsstands now, they reveal that Archer has finished up her final episodes at DAYS, and that the actress who first aired in December of 2014, will still air for the next five months, as she recently wrapped.
Archer’s character of Serena Mason was an old flame of Eric Brady’s (Greg Vaughan) and seemingly came to Salem to rekindle their romance that started when he was in a third world country working as a photographer, and she a top notch journalist ans medical researcher.
Somehow viewers have had to watch the talented Archer saddled with a story about an elephant statue she was trying to get from the object of her desire, Eric. For months, fans watched Serena’s plight to get the statue and what was inside of it. Former DAYS head writer Chris Whitesell and Gary Tomlin who had worked with Archer at One Life to Live were responsible for bringing Archer on to the show, which also reunited her with former OLTL cast mate, Kassie DePaiva (Eve)!
So, what do you think about the Melissa being let-go? Do you think Serena’s story was written poorly and that Archer’s talents were wasted and not utilized properly? Would you like to see Melissa on another network soap? If so, which one? Comment below!