‘Days of Our Lives’ (DOOL) spoilers finds that star Cady McClain says that she hopes fans will accept her as the new Jennifer Horton in Salem in the same way they’ve accepted actress Melissa Reeves over the years. Cady is stepping in as the new Jennifer after Melissa announced that she would not be returning to the show. Here’s what you need to know.
Speaking to Soap Opera Digest in a new interview, the blonde beauty says she definitely did her research before made her way to the set of the hit NBC soap to film her first episode. She told the publication that she watched every episode that she could access.
‘Days of Our Lives’ Spoilers: Star Cady McClain Wants Fans To Accept Her In New Jennifer Horton Role
Cady says, “I was reading character histories for every character, all the Wiki everything. It’s a huge show and you gotta know the families. Missy has been on the show since she was a kid and I wanted to see what she had done and how she had developed it, and Jack and Jennifer and what their relationship was, which was wild! And I’m sure I don’t know everything. At a certain point, your brain is spinning: ‘What happened!? He faked his death? What?’ I had to really think about, ‘How am I going to do this?’ I decided that I can’t pretend or try to act and be Missy because she’s her own magical, beautiful, creative self, who brought the character of Jennifer to life over a long period of time, and if I tried to be like her, it would feel weird and inauthentic and wouldn’t work somehow. So I just studied the character of Jennifer, and I thought, ‘I can bring myself to Jennifer and put my spin on that,’ so that’s what I’ve been trying to do.”
With that said, Cady hopes that fans are going to accept her as Jennifer Horton in the same way they’ve learned to accept, love and support actress Melissa Reeves over the years.
She said, “I get it. I understand. Listen, how would I feel if somebody was going to be stepping in and doing Dixie with Dixie and Tad? Even just from a fan’s point of view, I would be like, ‘What? She’s who?’ But I felt that there’s some sort of extenuating circumstances here and those extenuating circumstances are what they are and I hope that the fans will feel that at least Jack and Jennifer are there for them to enjoy in some capacity. And during this difficult time, I hope that that will be like a soothing balm. It may be a different face, but we’re here for you.”
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