We know soap fans have heard rumblings of this, but today via Soap Opera Digest, Molly Burnett (Melanie) of Days of our Lives has confirmed she is leaving the series, as it time for the talented Daytime Emmy nomination actress to spread her wings. Burnett will be exiting the series at the end of June.
Burnett talked to SOD about what working at DAYS has meant to her and leaving her TV family. “Going in, I knew it was a four-year contract and look, it’s been the most amazing experience. Everyone is so loving and so wonderful and so supportive. It’s going to be so hard … I mean, this is my family. I came out here and I knew nothing, I knew no one and DAYS just kind of opened its arms and took me in. I look at it as four years of the best training any actor could have ever been given.”
In regards to what’s next for Molly she revealed “I just want to go explore; see what’s up with this whole world.” With already some primetime guest spots under her belt, we think we will be seeing a lot of Burnett on television and film projects.
On-Air On-Soaps wishes Molly all the best in her new endeavors! Soapers, will you miss Molly as Melanie Layton? How do you think she will be sent off the canvas come June? We have some a few thoughts that crossed our minds, and one of which had us pondering if her exit could have anything to do with Blake Berris (Nick) coming back to the show? Let us know!