Days of Our Lives (DOOL) Comings and Goings: Dan Feuerriegel Takes Over The Role Of EJ DiMera
Days Of Our Lives (DOOL) spoilers and updates reveal the NBC show has made a major modification to one of its characters first introduced in 2006 and last seen in 2014. EJ DiMera, one of the DiMeras on Days of Our Lives, is getting a new actor that will keep on with bringing the character to life on screen.
The role of EJ DiMera was originally played by James Scott from 2006-2014 when his character EJ was supposedly shot and killed by one of his henchmen, at the behest of Clyde Weston. Four years later, fans finally got to learn the true fate of EJ’s “faked” death when Kristen confirmed the news that she had helped Stefano fake EJ’s death and smuggle his “body” out of Salem.
EJ DiMera to Make a Days of Our Lives Come Back
“During the story which took place down in Nashville,” Head Writer Ron Carlivati reminded fans of the show, “we revealed that Kristen and Xander had a warehouse full of not-dead people. We saw those doors and the initials on one of them was E.D. And we finally paid that off by revealing it was, in fact, EJ DiMera.”
Dan Feuerriegel, the new actor to portray EJ, has appeared in such movies such as NCIS: LA, CHICAGO FIRE, AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D, and Pacific Rim: Uprising.
According to a report by Deadline, Dan Feuerriegel will first appear in the role on Wednesday, June 9.
The Head Writer Ron Carlivati shared news about the casting to Soap Opera Digest: ““When I got to the show and Sami wasn’t on the canvas, she had left Salem but had this drive where she had this idea that her husband was still alive and was searching the world looking for him,” he recalled. “So each time we brought Sami onto the show, you could kind of gloss over that the first time she came back because Will was alive, and we could sort of keep alive, ‘Oh, I’m out there in the world looking for EJ,’ but I feel with each successive visit, the specter of EJ loomed larger and larger until we finally felt we had to deal with it.”
“Otherwise, it’s hard to continue to tell stories with Sami unless you’re going to answer the question, is EJ still alive?” he continued. “We decided to answer it by saying he was alive. With each visit, it becomes more imperative that we deal with the question: What’s going on in her marriage and what’s going on with EJ? So we came up with this idea to pair her with Lucas and build this little affair, and the ‘how do you not deal with EJ?’ Does she just leave town with the secret that she slept with EJ a few times? It’s a little unsatisfying.”
He further added: “You want EJ to ultimately show up and wonder if this secret of Lucas and Sami is going to come out. So that is how we went about saying, ‘We have to tear off this Band-Aid and find ourselves an EJ.’”
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