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Eileen Davidson Returning to Days of Our Lives

By July 5, 2012

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Eileen DavidsonAfter 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.

Photo Courtesy: Getty Images/David Livingston

Comments

July 5, 2012 at 3:33 pm
(1) Joanne says:

This is great news. Loved her as Susan and mean, mean, mean Kristen Blake. Can’t wait to see her back on Days.

July 5, 2012 at 3:35 pm
(2) Cheryl says:

Wonder if Kristen will set her sights on John, again. This would mean good story for John and Marlena.

July 5, 2012 at 11:16 pm
(3) michelle says:

i am so happy she back maybe put back with with john it would so cool .

July 6, 2012 at 1:46 am
(4) Tom Tom says:

Can’t wait for this return. Young & Restless’s loss is definitely Days’s gain. Eileen was great as Kristen/Susan and company last time around. She will add much needed life to the show.

July 7, 2012 at 4:57 am
(5) Linda says:

For me, this is the BEST news since it came out Drake Hogestyn was coming back to DAYS! I was a huge John and Kristen fan so I hope she sets her sights on her lover again and brings some conflict to John and Marlena’s marriage. I can’t WAIT to see Drake, Deidre and Eileen on screen together again, FABULOUS actors, all three of them!

July 7, 2012 at 7:32 pm
(6) Laurie says:

Yay!!!!…can’t wait!!!

July 9, 2012 at 3:54 pm
(7) Robin says:

So… does this mean Stefano will return? He hasn’t officially “left” the show. What are you hearing?? :)

July 9, 2012 at 3:55 pm
(8) Connie says:

Woo hoo! It’s about time!

July 9, 2012 at 4:08 pm
(9) debi says:

im really sad that we will no have her on young and the restless, but i also watch days… so it is all good for me…

July 9, 2012 at 4:10 pm
(10) marion de Castro says:

Its great to have her back.

July 9, 2012 at 10:21 pm
(11) RAY says:

VERY HAPPY SHE IS RETURNING TO DAYS, IT WAS A NOT ONLY A RIGHT DECISION BUT A VERY INTELIGENT ONE. VERY EXCITED TO SEE HER BACK IN ACTION IN THE TOWN OF SALEM. EILEEN U MADE PEOPLE WANA WATCH SOAPS. YOUR ARE EXTREMELY TALENTED AND BEAUTIFUL. YOU BELONG TO DAYS OF OUR LIVES. PLEASE STAY IN SALEM. WE LOVE YOU AND CAN’T WAIT TO SEE YOU BACK . I AM SURE JOHN IS HAPPY THAT YOU ARE RETURNING. THIS IS THE BEST NEWS EVER. I LOVE YOUNG AND RESTLESS, BUT I THINK YOU DID AN EXTREMELY TALENTED UNFORGETABLE JOB ON DAYS. WELCOME BACK LONG AWAITED EILEEN DAVIDSON TO DAYS OF OUR LIVES. I CAN’T WAIT TO SEE MY TWO FAVORITE GIRLS , YOU AND KRISTIAN ALFONSO TOGETHER ON THE SAME SHOW.

July 10, 2012 at 8:45 am
(12) groundhoggirl says:

It’s good news for the show! Some comic relief is always good and if I recall, Susan was a hoot. Can’t wait to see how the snobby EJ relates to his unsophisticated mother!

July 10, 2012 at 9:11 am
(13) Lou says:

John is kristin’s uncle.

July 10, 2012 at 12:05 pm
(14) MM says:

WOOOO!! awesome news!! i was really upset to hear that Eileen was leaving Y&R but super happy that she is now joining DOOL!! Welcome back Eileen!

July 10, 2012 at 2:57 pm
(15) Chloecat says:

So………Stefano’s adopted daughter? Maybe now we’ll see the Phoenix arise again to claim this beauty as his own. BTW; Does anyone know where HIMSELF is actually? Is he on tour with his wife with Love Letters?

July 11, 2012 at 1:45 pm
(16) Janiebell says:

Oh so Great to hear of Christian’s return. Will E.J.’S mom, Susan also be returning? Do so hope Susan will come back and “take her son, E.J. in hand”.

July 11, 2012 at 5:17 pm
(17) Janie says:

Very unhappy that Peter is leaving, your making a big mistake. Why don”t the producers take a cut in salary, and keep beau? I have been watching sense the beginning, and am very disappointed with the producers. Get rid of Gabby!

July 12, 2012 at 9:10 am
(18) Nyla says:

I’m so happy that Eileen is returning. I loved Kristin and Susan. This is great news!

July 16, 2012 at 10:45 pm
(19) Wendy from never land says:

So…Steve and Kayla are not getting along…he rejoined isa..and she’s not happy. He hates the stephano/ej club as much as the rest… I love me some Steve nichols returning to days and trying to frame ej…but then there is will…he’s turned out to be a real ….well you know…love days watch everyday since I’m 12 years old…and I’m a grandma of 5…love it

July 19, 2012 at 7:29 pm
(20) Linda says:

Eileen Davidson is a talented, engaging actress whose contribution to any project is monumental. She will be stellar regardless of plot or co stars. Welcome home Ms. Davidson!

July 25, 2012 at 1:27 pm
(21) you'rekiddingme says:

Oh Please No!!!!! I hope it is a rumor. No reason to bring her back. No reason to revive this character. Not only can she not act, she looks like a man in drag. It is actually hard to watch the show when she is on the screen. If they really feel they want to revive the character, then they need to find another actress. It is as hard to watch her as it is to watch Lisa Rinna.

July 25, 2012 at 1:31 pm
(22) you'rekiddingme says:

Oh Please No!!!!! I hope it is a rumor. No reason to bring her back. No reason to revive this character. Not only can she not act, she looks like a man in drag. Where is all this talent that people are mentioning? It is not there. She cannot even deliver lines in a believable manner. It is actually hard to watch the show when she is on the screen. If they really feel they want to revive the character, then they need to find another actress. It is as hard to watch her as it is to watch Lisa Rinna.

July 25, 2012 at 1:33 pm
(23) kiddingme says:

Oh Please No!!!!! I hope it is a rumor. No reason to bring her back. No reason to revive this character. Not only can she not act, she looks like a man in drag. Where is all this talent that people are mentioning? It is not there. She cannot even deliver lines in a believable manner, and she is very hard to look at. It is actually hard to watch the show when she is on the screen. If they really feel they want to revive the character, then they need to find another actress. It is as hard to watch her as it is to watch Lisa Rinna.

August 17, 2012 at 3:37 pm
(24) liz lemon says:

since kristin left days in the 90s they made john black become stefanos brother. So if kristin gets back with john shell be going with her uncle.gross. But im very happy shes coming back cant wait and hope she returns as the bitch she use to be. And hope she causes trouble for marlena and john. Wonderful actress.thats so good for days.cant wait to see kristin come back and cause problems.

September 20, 2012 at 7:26 pm
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