Days Of Our Lives Spoilers: Elia Cantu Talks Joining DOOL
Days Of Our Lives spoilers and updates reveals a brand new cop has been added to the Salem PD on Days of Our Lives. Elia Cantu is flourishing in her first ever daytime soap opera role as Jada Hunter on Days of Our Lives.
Days Of Our Lives Spoilers – The Character Is Connected To DOOL History
As viewers would have seen, Jada is connected to the soap’s history as she is the daughter of Marcus Hunter who is Steve Johnson’s (Stephen Nichols) good friend who passed away offscreen. In regards to her casting on the NBC daytime drama, Cantu spoke with Soap Opera Digest about coming to the soap opera world.
“I was a watcher from back in the day. I used to be a cheerleader and all the older cheerleaders were already watching DAYS. I would watch it during summer break. Then I got my sister hooked, and we would watch it together! Working on a soap is a challenging job. I also come from a background of theater. It reminds me a lot of theater. The prepping is important. You’ve got to be ready because when you go on set, you get one take, maybe two.”
For those who are not familiar with her work, she has had guest roles in primetime series such as; Lethal Weapon, Criminal Minds, 9-1-1, Black-ish, This Is Us and Lucifer. But this is now her first run in the daytime soap world. She admits to the magazine that she did her research so she could portray the character as accurately as needed.
She noted that she reached out to some actual police officers whom she knew in order to make sure her portrayal of the world would come across as real as it needs to. And, as we can see, they thought her well because it’s hard to tell that what she is portraying on screen didn’t come naturally.
DOOL Spoilers – Elia Cantu Talks Her Casting
In regards to her casting, she noted. “I love the character. She’s a very confident woman. She’s intelligent. She’s gorgeous. She’s tough. But she also has, like all humans, layers. She has a vulnerable, soft side but it takes time to get to that. She’s been through some things. And she’s in a male-dominated world, but she hangs in there. She really holds her own.”
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