Soap Dish: Eileen Davidson Back To Y&R?

February 20, 2013

It is Soap Dish time again and this week I am dishing all about the news that Eileen Davidson is headed back to The Young & The Restless! I know the column has been MIA for a couple of weeks but I am back and this is one heck of a juicy topic.

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Whether you love her as Ashley Abbott on The Young and The Restless or as Kristen Blake DiMera on Days of Our Lives and soon she will be pulling double duty, kind of. Daytime Confidential broke the news that Davidson would soon be making a trip back to Genoa City, where Ashely will have some pivotal  scenes with her brother Jack, played by the very talented Peter Bergman. Plus Ash of course has to come back for Victor and Nicki’s wedding, which is the other reason for her return.

Eileen shared that she will be back at Y&R for a few days but it will not impact her current role on DOOL. As I said fans will get to see her play the two roles that have made her a daytime legend. Wondering how it could be that Davidson could be playing two different roles, on two different networks? Well as it turns out Sony produces both shows, so it would seem that someone there worked with both shows to make this happen. As for whether or not this could become a consistent gig for the actress that remains to be seen, however I would say it is highly unlikely.  Why you ask, because of the time demand each show would take up if they were properly portraying both Ashely and Kristen justice. I could be wrong but I don’t see it happening.

Hats off to Eileen who is no stranger to pulling double duty, she did play five character back in the day on DOOL, who will be playing two different characters on two different shows on two different networks. This really is a pretty big deal and I for one can’t wait to see how it all turns out. I watch both so I will for sure keep you informed. That is it for this week’s special edition of Soap Dish be sure to check back this weekend to see what I am dishing about.

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