TAMARA BRAUN ON DAYS RETURN
Soap Opera Digest|November 23, 2020
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“Well, it turns out that Ava Vitali is alive,” begins Tamara Braun when asked to recount how she came to reprise the role that landed her a Daytime Emmy for Outstanding Supporting Actress back in 2009. “Enter Tamara Braun!”

The actress, who previously played Ava in 2008 and from 2015-16, had heard from a dear friend that reports of Ava’s death by smothering had been greatly exaggerated. “I was surprised to get the call [from DAYS] — it’s always nice to get the call — but I did know that a while ago, DAYS had had this [story] with initials on the door. And my dear, sweet, wonderful neighbor, who is like my mom here in California, June, watches both shows, DAYS and GH [where Braun most recently played Kim from 2017-19], since I’ve been on, and she told me, ‘All these characters are coming back from the dead, and these initials are on the door, and they showed A.V. today! What if that’s Ava Vitali?’ And I said, ‘Well, that’s interesting, but the person playing Ava Vitali is a little busy right now,’ because I was on GENERAL HOSPITAL at the time. So, I had heard that from June, that all the people coming back from the dead matched the initials on the door.”

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