Jamey Giddens didn't get his wish. Judi Evans (ex-Adrienne/Bonnie, DAYS;ex-Beth, GL) is returning to daytime TV just not with Wally Kurth over at Days of Our Lives. According to Soap Opera Digest, Evans took a role on As the World Turns. No word on who she'll be playing but look for the daytime vet to debut late August.
FINALLY, Days of Our Lives have pulled out the stops and announced that fan favourite characters, some also tinkering on veteran status, are making a comeback to the shows canvas. Announcements that Crystal Chappell and Wally Kurth are coming back to Salem as Dr Carly Manning and Justin Kiriakis respectively, have sent extreme waves of excitement throughout every DAYS fanbase around the globe. READ MORE
It was a tale as old as time—tragic heroine from the wrong side of the tracks meets dashing Greek shipping heir with an impossibly evil uncle hellbent on keeping them apart! Justin and Adrienne were among Days of Our Lives best couples of the late 1980s early 1990s. DAYS is finally proving they want to stay on the air, first by bringing back Crystal Chappell as Carly Manning and now Wally Kurth as Justin Kiriakis. Again, hoping Adrienne (Judi Evans) and her and Justin's four kids will be right behind him! Mvid courtesy of PRITCHIE03.
Darn you Days of Our Lives, you are just bound and determined to put me in the hospital aren't ya? My 'pressure can't take much more of this. First my Carly Manning (Crystal Chappell), now my Justin Kiriakis (Wally Kurth)! Please tell me my Adrienne Johnson Kiriakis (Judi Evans) is on her way too?! Evans is too good of an actress to be selling burial plots somewhere out in God's country!
It's hard out there for soap actors. Show ratings are down, contracts are being slashed, big names are being let go and primetime roles are more and more competitive to land, as networks premiere fewer pilots in the fall.
Earlier this year TV Guide Canada reported that Another World, Guiding Light and Days of Our Lives star Judi Evans is selling cemetery plots. Now Backstage.com has an article about how actors are being forced to adapt to the times and reveals that All My Children star Daniel Kennedy got his real estate license and is a full-time Manhattan real estate agent. When asked why he got into real estate Kennedy responded "Because Guiding Light was canceled and I have to think ahead."
From Guiding Light to Days of Our Lives to Another World to Days of Our Lives to Days of Our Lives again, Judi Evans has won herself millions of soap fans, thanks to her gritty, realistic portrayals of everywomen. We Love Soaps' Roger Newcomb recently caught up with the Emmy-winner for a revealing chat. Check it out here.