CADY MCCLAIN ON NEW DAYS ROLE: “I'M REALLY GRATEFUL.”
Soap Opera Digest|October 26, 2020
CADY MCCLAIN ON NEW DAYS ROLE: “I'M REALLY GRATEFUL.”
“It’s so wild,” begins Cady McClain (Jennifer) of the path that led to her new Salem adventure. “This totally came out of the blue. I was delightfully surprised.”

McClain was tapped in late summer to temporarily replace Melissa Reeves, who opted not to return to the show as Jennifer when DAYS resumed production in September. “I live 15 minutes away from the studio,” McClain notes. “Jon [Lindstrom, Kevin/Ryan, GH, her husband] and I don’t have kids, but we do have our little dogs, Jon is working on GH, so we already know how protocol and shooting on a set with Covid works, and how to run our lives, so it was really easy to say yes. Obviously, the show is wonderful and the character is iconic.”

After years of shifting her focus to directing, and months in quarantine, McClain had some thoughts after agreeing to the gig. “I haven’t been focusing on acting in particular so it was a big, kind of like, ‘Oh, act? In television? Oh, my God — I’ve got Covid cookie butt! Wait a minute, just give me a minute while I pick my face off the floor.’ I hadn’t done my roots in six months,” she muses. “So it was getting your hair done outside on a patio with a mask on. It’s been a trip.”

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October 26, 2020