After months of rumors and speculation, it's official. Eileen Davidson is returning to Days of Our Lives.
The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed that Davidson, who recently exited the role of Ashley Abbott on The Young and the Restless, will reprise her role as Kristen, Stefano DiMera's "adopted" daughter, beginning October 11.
"I'm thrilled to embark on this new adventure at Days and excited to revisit Kristen and who knows who else! Not to mention my old friends in the cast and crew," Davidson told The Hollywood Reporter.
Davidson, of course, is referring to the long list of characters she played during her last Days stint (1993-1998); portrayals that led to a 1998 Daytime Emmy Award nomination as Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series. Aside from the aforementioned Kristen, she also played siblings Susan Banks, Sister Mary Moira Banks, Thomas Banks, and Penelope Kent.
When last seen, Kristen was on an island where she had been sold to a harem. However, everyone in Salem believed she was dead, after a body matching her description was found floating in a pool. The body was actually Penelope Kent.
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