Two more longtime favorites are making their way back to Salem and Days of Our Lives.
A blind item earlier this week about a 1990s couple returning led Soap Hub to believe Austin and Carrie would return home, and it turns out we were right!
According to the September 26 issue of Soap Opera Digest, Christie Clark and Austin Peck are indeed making a DAYS comeback as Austin and Carrie. Patrick Muldoon was the original Austin and was the last to play the role in 2012.
Co-Head Writer Dena Higley told Soap Opera Digest that Carrie’s mother, Anna (Leann Hunley), is in trouble, and the pair return to help her. Carrie was essentially raised by Marlena (Deidre Hall), so it will be interesting to see her with her ne’er-do-well and flamboyant mom, who is also a DiMera by marriage. It’s been three decades since the two have even had a scene together.
Clark began playing Carrie as a child 30 years ago in 1986 and told Digest that DAYS “is the gift that keeps on giving for me.” She added, “Seeing the same faces from when I was 11 years old was incredible for me.”
Peck is so thrilled to make his return appearance that he took to Twitter on Thursday to share his excitement with his fans.
So it’s official. I can say it now. #CarrieandAustin back on @nbcdays! What do ya think?
— Austin Peck (@AustinRed5) September 15, 2016
Both actors have spent the time away from the Salem set raising children, and Clark admitted it’s refreshing to have a little “pretend time.”