Days Of Our Lives Spoilers: Aketra Sevillian Talks All About Talia Hunter In Salem
Days of Our Lives (DOOL) spoilers note that there will be plenty of shockers on the horizon for Talia Hunter. The actress who plays the newcomer to Salem, Aketra Sevillian, recently spoke to Soap Opera Digest (SOD) about her role on Days. What kind of mysteries will unlock as Talia adjusts to living in the small town?
DOOL Spoilers: Aketra Sevillian Is No Stranger To Daytime Drama
Days spoilers suggest that more information will continue to trickle down the pipe as to why Talia’s chosen a work life at Sweet Bit, rather than a career at Salem’s hospital. As for Ms. Sevillian, she tells SOD that she wasn’t overly surprised when she heard that her character, who has a medical degree, chose baking cupcakes and cookies over stethoscopes and life-saving surgeries. As she notes, this is a soap opera, and Aketra is “ready” for all the twists and turns that lay ahead for Ms. Hunter.
After all, she grew up watching daytime dramas with her grandmother. Sevillian reveals that her grams’ favs were DOOL and General Hospital. Aketra tells SOD that she was praying that her character would be a “good girl” and not a “villain”; however, Sevillian herself knows that may be too much to ask in the land of soaps. She’s not wrong!
Days Spoilers: Aketra Sevillian Tried Out For The Role Of Jada Hunter, Initially
According to the actress, it took several tries for her to finally land a part on the soap. In fact, she initially auditioned for the Jada Hunter (Elia Cantu) role, who happens to be Talia’s older sister. The bad news is she was a tad upset that she didn’t snag the job, but the good news is a couple of months later, she got a call from her agent stating that Days had found a character she could play. She didn’t even have to audition for it this time around.
Sevillian admits that as soon as she got the character run down, she immediately related to Talia. Aketra notes that they are both a lot alike: fun, youthful, encouraging to friends, and outgoing with a “you only live once” (YOLO) attitude. Interestingly enough, the actress also thought about being a doctor in college, as well.
DOOL Spoilers: The Days Cast Welcomed Her With Open Arms
During her SOD interview, Aketra admits to being nervous at first while working with the soap, but there have been many actors on set that have taken her under their wing. She notes that Arianne Zucker (Nicole Walker) has had many talks with her, outlining the “ins and outs” of soap life, and acts like the “mother hen” at work. Sevillian also mentions Greg Vaughan (Eric Brady) as someone who has given her some great advice, and who jokes around with her during make-up.
Plus, Elia Cantu (Jada Hunter) has been very much like a big sister to her. As Aketra states, Cantu is an Aquarius just like her, so the two have bonded over that. The ladies had a FaceTime call before Sevillian’s first day on Days, and they really connected. Lastly, Aketra has found a new bestie in the form of Raven Bowens (Chanel Dupree). The two have developed a lovely friendship since the actress stepped into her DOOL role. Sevillian notes that they talk outside of work, go to events together and are even part of a book club together.
DOOL Spoilers: Soaps Are Very Different From Primetime …
Aketra states to SOD that soaps are very different from her past gigs on primetime television. For fans who may not know, Sevillian has had prior roles in Grown-ish and the Sex Lives Of College Girls. The actress states that with primetime, scenes are reshot, and things move at a slower pace. Meanwhile, in daytime drama, actors are expected to learn lines fast and get things right in one take, and move on. She does say it took some adjusting.
With that said, Sevillian states she’s “living” her dream and is grateful to God for this experience. She ends by saying she truly hopes that the Days fans will embrace and love Talia.
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