It’s only been a little over a year since Vivian Jovanni debuted as a SORAS’d Ciara on Days of Our Lives, and now comes news that the actress is off the soap.
We’ll still see Jovanni into 2017, as DAYS is taped nearly a half a year in advance, but according to Serial Scoop, the decision for the actress to exit the soap was mutual. “At this point in my career I wanted to pursue other interests,” Jovanni stated. “Yet, I am eternally grateful for the opportunity.”
“My experience at DAYS was phenomenal! Everyone there, from the cast to the crew, is professional and nurturing of new talent, which was a real blessing.
Perhaps most rewarding was hearing from the fans. I don’t think I can over state the fact that DAYS fans are truly special. Their love and loyalty makes it all worth while,” the actress told Serial Scoop of her time on the soap.
Since Lauren Boles exited the role and Jovanni debuted with the character as an angst-ridden teen a week later, Ciara has had one heck of a year.
She learned her new stepfather (Aiden) tried to kill her mother, then she watched her father (Bo) die of a brain tumor a day later, and in January, her stepbrother, Chase, raped her on her great-grandmother’s couch.
Ciara then had an odd romance with Theo (Kyler Pettis), and broke his heart when she fell for his Uncle Chad (Billy Flynn), to be flatly rejected by the grieving widower when she made a move days after he learned Abigail (Marci Miller) allegedly died.
There’s no word on Jovanni’s last airdate, what will happen to Ciara, or if the character will be recast, but Soap Hub will keep you apprised of any new developments.
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