Emily O’Brien, known for her role as Gwen Rizczech on Days of Our Lives since June 2020, recently underwent a transformation. She stepped into the shoes (and wig) of Theresa Donovan. As we watched Gwen exit Salem, only to see Emily return seconds later. Her return in a blonde wig and a whole new person emerged with many emotions and questions.
The shock of this recast had fans buzzing, but Emily has a heartfelt message for all of us. She’s asking for an open heart and a chance to fall in love with Theresa, just as we’ve cherished Gwen. This change has been a significant adjustment, not just for Emily but for her fans, too. However, her Instagram post received an overwhelming outpouring of support from fans and co-stars.
Emily Opens Up About The Surprising Recast
In a recent Instagram post, the Days Of Our Lives actress Emily shared her profound gratitude for her journey as Gwen, a character filled with complexity and pain. Emily began her caption with, “Don’t worry, I am sure Gwen is still smirking somewhere…”. Despite all the chaos and deceit, Gwen was the most loved and appreciated character. In a heartwarming gesture, Emily expressed the hope that Gwen might someday find that love far from the confines of Salem.
But as Gwen exited the scene, the curtain rose on a new act in Emily’s career. She admitted that this transition had been a challenge, not just for her but for devoted fans of Days Of Our Lives. Yet, she’s excited to explore this new character, Theresa Donovan. It’s a chance for her to play dress-up and get into the world of make-believe in a whole new way. Hence, she urged fans to give Theresa a chance to weave her own unique magic on the screen.
Days Of Our Lives: Support From Co-Stars
Her Instagram post was flooded with an outpouring of love and encouragement, not just from her fans but also from her Days of Our Lives” co-stars. Jen Lilley, who previously portrayed Theresa, expressed, declaring, “You’re doing a wonderful job .” Greg Rikaart (Leo) hailed Emily as the GOAT (Greatest of All Time) and commended her ability to adapt and shine in any role. Stacy Haiduk (Kristen/Susan) praised Emily’s boundless talent and predicted that anything she touches turns to gold. Abigail Klein highlights their cousin’s status by commenting, “What can’t she do!!!!! You beauty Also, now we’re cousins- lucky me” Reflecting the romance Gwen and Xander shared, Paul Telfer’s comment, “#Xwen .”
The curtain may have fallen on Gwen’s chapter, but Emily O’Brien is determined to make Theresa Donovan her own. Her plea for an open mind is a humble request to the loyal fans of Days of Our Lives. So, let’s cherish this change, just as Emily has. So, stay tuned because, in the ever-changing world of soap operas, there are bound to be more surprises and captivating moments ahead. For the latest Days of Our Lives updates, stay tuned to TV Season & Spoilers!