We’re not talking about Andrew Donovan, big brother to Theresa — and Shane and Kimberly’s son.
There once was a man named Drew Donovan on Days of Our Lives, and he looked an awful lot like Shane because he was his twin brother.
If Shane was the crime-fighting good guy, then he needed a foil in a criminal bad guy and Drew fit the bill. We last saw the character nearly 30 years ago in 1988, so a lot of new fans may not remember him.
This time around, he has a completely different look from Shane and doesn’t even share a story with him. Actor Charles Shaughnessy told Soap Opera Digest he knew he’d be pulling double duty on DAYS since last spring, and Drew finally airs next Wednesday.
The actor loves the idea of being in a completely different story and never interacting with Shane at all, calling it an acting challenge. He also finds it amusing that he finally gets to share real scenes with Melissa Reeves after all these years.
“Other than appearing in big weddings together on DAYS, I don’t think Missy and I have ever exchanged any lines of dialogue,” Shaughnessy told Digest.
Well, all that changes next week when Jennifer is the first person in town to run into Drew. Whether she sees a resemblance between him and Shane is something we’ll just have to tune in to see.
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