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62 August 11th, 2015 What Well-Known Actress Should Be Cast In The Role Of Summer On Days of our Lives?

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Days of our Lives is bringing in what is said to be a short-term, but on contract actress to play a the new role of Summer, according to Soap Opera Digest on Tuesday.

Summer is described as a “passionate loner who has been in and out of institutions and is a small-time thief.”

The NBC soap opera now heading towards it’s 50th anniversary in November is seeking experienced actors only, names preferred, to begin taping at the end of August.

OK, put your casting director hats on! Who would you suggest to play this part from a well-known actress from primetime or daytime television?  Give us your picks in the comment section below!

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  1. Jimh(leave it to beaver) says:

    The actress who played the last Jessica on OLTL???…just hope she wont be stealing elephants…lol

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    Jeremy replied

    So, SOD describes Summer as being in her early 40s.

    What about Jessica Collins? She’s 44.

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    Jimh(leave it to beaver) replied

    Bree is 36…a few years shouldnt be a problem???

    Jimh(leave it to beaver) replied

    Well, how about Brooke Sheilds???

    Bjtripp2 replied

    Great choice

    Llanviewer717 replied

    Jimh – The Bree Williamson was the last actress to play Jessica Buchanan on OLTL. She did a wonderful job. I agree she would be a great choice for this Days role.

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  2. Sandra says:

    Kristen Alderson

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    Evan replied

    No no. bad choice, the girl can not act.

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  3. Jamesj75 says:

    Sorry, but you lost me at the character’s description. Talk about cheesy…

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  4. Stephanie says:

    Florencia Lozano? Martha Byrne? Beth Ehlers?

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    boes replied

    All excellent choices. I’d really love to see Lozano or Byrnes again.

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    blake replied

    Beth Ehlers definitely!

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  5. Joel says:

    Kimberlin Brown. Bobbie Eakes. Barbara Crampton. Melissa Hayden.

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    James R. Poissant replied

    I like your suggestion of Kimberlin Brown—it doesn’t seem like she will be back as Sheila on the CBS soaps and she can play looney better than anyone—here’s hoping!!!

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    Karen backer replied

    No pls do not I cannot tolerate her.

    Aden replied

    Lol. Some of those broads are 20 years apart bro!

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    Joel replied

    Hayden is in her 40′s. All the former B&B broads are in their 50′s.

  6. scott says:

    Andrea evans

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  7. 4ever DAYS says:

    Michelle Stafford!

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    Jimh(leave it to beaver) replied

    NOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!…Days is starting to get better…dont ruin it!!!

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    4ever DAYS replied

    LOL, Jimh! I’ve decided to wish for Julia Roberts whom was suggested by Greg. Jennifer Aniston would be good too!

    Jimh(leave it to beaver) replied

    Now that she has been mentioned i just bet Jennifer Aniston will get the part and will be in scenes with her dad John…as Victor i can see him catching her stealing something from the K mansion and Victor remarking something like, ‘Where is your father? Have you had no proper upbringing?’ she replies, ‘You remind me of him’…she could turn out to even be his long lost daughter or maybe she kidnaps Brady and Theresa’s baby???

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    4ever DAYS replied

    Yes, Jimh!

    And her character can put Tate on the black market where he is eventually adopted by a character played by Brooke Shields (she played a rabid DAYS fan on ‘Friends’)!

  8. louisa says:

    Robin Strasser!! She needs to be on Days some way, some how.

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    Jimh(leave it to beaver) replied

    As Lee Dumonde…

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  9. Rob says:

    Take Summer from the Young and the restless, Ill start a crowd funding campaign

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    Harry replied

    I will be your co chair, Rob!

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    boes replied

    If you do, I’ll start a counter-campaign.
    Maybe we can dump her on GH? Show can’t get any worse.

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    Jimh(leave it to beaver) replied

    Ew…that would be like having two Kiki’s!!!

    Chrystie Delancey replied

    Only if she is the FIRST victim of this Salem killer!

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  10. Michael says:

    Lindsay Hartley, Alicia Minshew, Liza Huber, Bree Williamson, Emily Vancamp…

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  11. Jason W says:

    Victoria Rowell!

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  12. Beth says:

    Alicia Minshew. She’s said she grew up watching DOOL and she has friends in the cast. Plus she lives in NY and probably wouldn’t want to do a long term contract on a west coast soap.

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  13. Kathy H says:

    Kimberlin Brown would be good! She’s missed in daytime!

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  14. PGP says:

    Beth Chamberlin, Fiona Hutchinson or Beth Ehlers! Of course of they could also make Carly have a twin and bring Crystal Chapell back!

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    blake replied

    I said the same thing that it should be Fiona Hutchinson since she played a thief so well on Guiding Light! But I would be happy with Beth Ehlers and Beth Chamberlain also.

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  15. Greg says:

    Well since it’s the 50th and she is a major super-fan I would love to see them cast Julia Roberts in this role.

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    4ever DAYS replied

    I love your idea!

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  16. TMJ says:

    Cady McLain or Alicia Leigh Willis

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  17. Tom Jenkins says:

    Jessica Lange.

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  18. MJ100 says:

    Knowing what age range would help. My guess is another youngin’…but the article didn’t say.

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    Tim replied

    The SOD article says early 40s

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  19. sheryl says:

    Farrah fath Bree Williams

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  20. Harry says:

    Gary Busey

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    Jimh(leave it to beaver) replied

    Caitlyn Jenner!!!

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    blake replied

    They want a woman, not a woman wannabe.

  21. Kat Hilderbrand says:

    Martha Byrne, Beth Ehlers, Jennifer Landon, Cady McClain, or Noelle Beck would be great! And sometimes short term roles turn into long term ones! It happens all the time.

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  22. Llanviewer717 says:

    Either Bree Williamson, age 35, or Florencia Lozano, age 45, would be great. Both did outstanding work on OLTL. It would be great to see Florencia and Kassie DePaiva work together again.

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  23. Andrea says:

    Susan Haskell, who played Marty on OLTL, could do this role. She’s good at the troubled outcast looking for attention.

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    Llanviewer717 replied

    Yes!!!!!!!!!!! That is a wonderful suggestion. Susan is absolutely terrific. I miss her so much.

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    Reagan replied

    Love and miss Susan!!

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  24. damien says:

    i really miss the second colleen on y n r – Adrienne Leonne, not sure why she was recast with the last one. I really miss her colleen and jt on y n r… maybe days could cast her as summer. She plays tough really well! i could picture her and Shawn D really hot together!

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    Bjtripp2 replied

    Bree Williamson sounds perfect for the casting breakdown except that she’s a bit too young.

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  25. Reagan says:

    If the age was right, I would say Debbie Morgan as the show NEEDS ethnicity. Also immediately thought of Brianna Brown (GH, Devious Maids) as she’s great at playing bad. She just signed on to a new pilot, so don’t know if she would do a short term role or if the pilot will take all her time.

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  26. Scott (ATWT Fan) says:

    People seem to ignore that the breakdown called for someone in their 40′s. She may be a bit too old in the age bracket they are looking for, but what about Cady McClain? I think she’d be fantastic in the role and would kill to see her back on daytime! She should be working on a soap opera that is going to use her talents for all they are worth!

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  27. Mary SF says:

    Okay, I might be in minority here but I don’t think this is good news. All these actress being named are wonderful, but the gig is short term, I think they all deserve longer contracts if any of them are chosen.

    To me it is insulting to offer an experienced day time actress a part only to capitalized on their name and then tossed them to the curb when they don’t their bit to hike ratings during no doubt will be a sweeps period.

    This is basically stunt casting which really doesn’t add anything to the show– if this character was all that essential they wouldn’t need a big name to play her– so why bother creating the character at all or why not give any actress a shot at it?

    I don’t know maybe some of these actresses mentioned need the work and don’t care if it is short term or think they will be so good that the role might last longer– but for me, this is just a ploy and pretty obvious one at that.

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  28. Gia says:

    McKenzie Westmore

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  29. Tom Jenkins says:

    How about Patty Duke – she’s young at heart and started acting was she was about seven years old. She deserves a consideration.

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  30. blake says:

    How about Fiona Hutchinson since was delicious playing a jewel thief on Guiding Light?

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  31. Chrystie Delancey says:

    “Summer,” really? Y&R already has a (dreadful) character named Summer.

    Are there no more names available?! Talk about your lack of imagination. I am disappointed in you, Sony, but that doesn’t surprise me when you put out one movie called PASSENGERS and then a few years later you do it again, but with a completely different plot.

    Sony what has happened to you? You are better than this!

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    4ever DAYS replied

    They often use a different name in the casting call than the actual name of the character.

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    Chrystie Delancey replied

    Let’s hope. :-)

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