Eve Larson might not have many days left in her life. Actress Kassie DePaiva announced she has been let go from “Days of Our Lives.” She made it clear that she did not choose to leave the NBC soap opera.
“It saddens me to have been let go from the show just as Eve was finally finding her footing,” DePaiva wrote on her website. “But that is the way the soap business goes. Characters come and go just as actors, writers and producers.”
DePaiva’s character Eve has been going through quite a tumultuous time lately. She recently lost her daughter Paige (True O’Brien) to the show’s serial killer. However, it doesn’t seem like Eve will be the next victim. Serial Scoop reported DePaiva’s exit before she confirmed it, and they noted her exit wouldn’t be connected to the slew of killings in Salem. She’ll even be around for several more months. “Days of Our Lives” films episodes many months in advance, so Eve will be on the show through November’s 50th anniversary celebration and the Christmas episodes.
DePaiva’s co-stars seem saddened by her exit. A Martinez called her firing “inexplicable,” while Jen Lilley shared hopes for an Emmy nomination.
— A Martinez (@ABoneMartinez) September 15, 2015
If @KassieDePaiva doesn't win the Emmy for her reaction to Paige's death, I will lose my mind. Such raw talent! You are sorely missed sister
— Jen Lilley (@jen_lilley) September 21, 2015
Eve returned to “Days” in June 2014, which was DePaiva’s debut in the role. Charlotte Ross played the role from 1987 to 1991 before the character was written off. The “One Life to Live” alum took over the role when Eve returned to Salem after more than two decades away. It’s possible that Eve won’t leave the show, but another actress could take over the role. However, no announcements have been made about recasting. It isn't clear why the show let DePaiva go or what they plan to do with Eve's storyline.
Even though leaving was not her decision, DePaiva remained positive in her message to fans. “As the sand runs out of my hourglass over at ‘Days’ … I have no regrets,” she wrote. “I had a truly remarkable experience there. From the beginning as Eve showed up in town and throughout her bumpy ride through Salem it has all been a good time for me.”
“Days of Our Lives” airs weekdays on NBC. Check your local listings.