(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — Can chemistry strike twice for Lindsay Hartley (ex-Theresa Lopez-Fitzgerald, “Passions”) and Eric Martsolf (ex-Ethan Crane, “Passions”)? “Days of our Lives” seems to think so as the soap has hired Hartley to replace Felisha Terrell in the contract role of Arianna Hernandez, Brady Black’s (Martsolf) love interest on the soap.
According to Soap Opera Digest, Hartley begins filming on Thursday, July 23.
No word on what caused the soap to make the drastic change, but it is clear that the show is looking to recapture the magic of the “Passions” supercouple portrayed by Hartley and Martsolf for six years (Martsolf joined the cast as Ethan in 2002).
Hartley has a five-year-old daughter, Isabella Justice Hartley, with husband and former “Passions” co-star Justin Hartley (ex-Fox Crane). The actress recently appeared in an episode of the CBS primetime drama “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation.”
Terrell joined the “DAYS” cast earlier this year, but got her break in the 2008 film “Get Smart” starring “The Office’s” Steve Carell.” She also appeared in an episode of HBO’s “Entourage.”
“Days of our Lives” airs Weekdays on NBC. Weeknights on SOAPnet. Check local listings.
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