Days of Our Lives executives have enlisted John Lindstrom to fill in for Matthew Ashford in some of the new love scenes with Jack Deveraux and Jennifer Deveraux (Cady McClain). Jack and Jennifer have recently reunited which means they have a few close scenes currently on set. Days has chosen the option of using Cady’s spouse, Jon, who plays Kevin Collins and Ryan Chamberlain on General Hospital for these close scenes.
Days Of Our Lives Spoilers – Soaps Need To Adapt
In this time of a global pandemic, Days of Our Lives executives have decided that using real-life spouses where they can to pull off any close scenes because of Covid concerns. This works out really well considering that Days and GH executive seem to get along pretty well when it comes to sharing stars. Fans know that Wally Kurth stars in both Days and GH. It wasn’t a big stretch for GH to loan Jon to Days for a few scenes. So far Jon has stood in as Jack but we have continued to see Matthew Ashford’s face. Will this continue or will Jon’s face eventually be the one you see?
DOOL Spoilers – It’s About Keeping Everyone Safe
Days of Our Lives executives know that the name of the game these days is keeping the stars safe. It isn’t necessary to show the face of the stand-in when it comes to intimate scenes. However, it is about keeping the stars in those scenes safe in the best way possible. Not every show wants to use mannequins as we saw on The Bold and The Beautiful. At least the mannequin was written into the storyline there. However, intimate scenes are hard to do with a fake person. Days certainly made the right choice in calling upon Jon to step in and help out.
Days Of Our Lives Comings & Goings Spoilers – Why Use Other People?
Days of Our Lives and other soaps should be about love in the afternoon. However, safety protocols don’t allow for intimate scenes of non-married couples. Soap fans want the stars to be safe as well and don’t want the production to shut down like it did last March. If involving other people is the only way to make that happen then so be it. Fans would rather have some love scenes, even if implied, than none at all.
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Will Days of Our Lives continue to use Lindstrom in Ashford’s place? Could other stand-ins be used as well? Time will tell whether this setup continues or not. However, with no end in sight for this pandemic, it seems that stand-ins may be the wave of the future. Thank you General Hospital for the assistance with Jack and Jennifer’s reunion.
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