Friday, May 18, 2007

Casting News!

First off, let me apologize for the scarcity of my posts this past week. I went on my first cruise last Friday through Monday, and have been spending the rest of the time playing "catch-up" at work.

Now, onto the exciting casting news!

I think someone at As the World Turns was reading our blog, because Cady McClain will be reprising her Emmy Award-winning role of Rosanna Cabot later this year. She made the announcement on her Web site: "I am returning to ATWT to play Rosanna Cabot, who will arise from her coma in Switzerland to what deeds we can only imagine. Who is she now?! What did she dream?! How is her hair?! I am very pleased to be returning, and I hope to have a lot of fun."

When I interviewed her last year (while she was on AMC), she spoke VERY fondly of her time on ATWT, and I had the feeling that she would jump at the chance to return if given the chance. Here's what Cady told me back in August 2006: “It was hard to be so mean (as Rosanna), but it was a great experience. I felt slightly stigmatized by the ‘Dixie’ character and stymied by what I was exploring. I wanted to prove I could play something entirely different and I did. I won a Daytime Emmy my third year playing Rosanna. That was very nice and extremely gratifying.”

I am very happy for Cady and wish her all the best in Oakdale. Maybe she'll give Craig Montgomery (newly re-cast Scott Bryce) a run for his money!

Also, as Days of Our Lives has been teasingly hinting to fans for months now, the DiMera's are back -- with a vengeance! Joseph Mascolo will be back starting June 6th to reprise his role of evil-doer Stefano DiMera. Although details of his contract have not been released, he is expected to appear at least through the summer.