Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Farah Fath and Judi Evans Depart Days Next Month

As we reported in December, Bonnie Lockhart's days in Salem are numbered, as Days has confirmed that the actress, along with her TV daughter, Mimi, will be leaving Salem. Their last air date will be March 1.

When I spoke with Farah Fath (Mimi) last winter, she was excited about her impending departure, as she had been itching to stretch her acting wings. Farah explained: “I want to go through pilot season. I’ve never done that before. Not as many new shows are being produced, and it’s harder to get the job, but it’s something I really want to do and am fortunate enough to be in a position where I can give it a try.”

Judi Evan's (Bonnie) departure will be bittersweet, as she always was a hoot to watch, but as she readily admits, Bonnie was not a central character. While she had her share of fans, her character garnered her share of detractors, too. “I get a lot of hate mail,” Judi proudly confessed to me last fall, “which I love the most. If you can strike a nerve with people and have them take time out of their day to put pen to paper to express it, then it shows you’re doing your job.”

While we'll definitely miss them, perhaps this opens the door for an Adrienne and Justin (Wally Kurth) Kiriakis return to Days? Please?!?