Los Angeles: Arianne Zucker ‘Days Of Our Lives’ stint seems to have finally ended. If reports are to be believed, the petite Arianne Zucker has decided to call it a day and leave ‘Days Of Our Lives’ after around 19 years of association with the show.
But her decision has come as a huge shock to her fans as they were relishing every moment of her on the show. Though this is not the first time she has left the soap opera, but her exit is as surprising for her fans as was the first one.
Arianne Zucker who plays the role of Nicole Walker on Days Of Our Lives since 1998 has been a major attraction for the longtime fans of the soap. Now her leaving the show will pose a problem for the producers, who will have to find out an equally impressive actor to play the role of Nicole Walker.
Arianne Zucker had left the show in the year 2016 too, some eleven years ago. But she was convinced to come back and so she joined the show again in 2008.
Her character is simple, yet attractive for the fans. This is despite the fact that she is a bit irresponsible and impetuous. She is also not a great decision maker. Nonetheless, the character comes with a pure heart and this is her innocence that has got a good place in the hearts of her fans.
While rumors about her exit were there, the news was first broken by Soap Opera Digest. Arianne Zucker, in a statement said, “Two years ago, I was contemplating making the shift. I know there are a thousand girls who would take my job in a second, for me, it is my time to go.”
It is said that her contract with the show was set for renewal in the next two months, and that Days of Our Lives team would have liked to renew it. But she was not interested. Since the soap opera films several months in advance, fans will continue to see Nicole until this fall. Arianne has decided not to renew her contract and Salem is going to say goodbye to Nicole Walker. Although some characters are recast, like Jade Michaels (formerly Paige Searcy and currently Gabrielle Haugh), others are not. One example is Jen Lilley, who played Theresa Donovan on DOOL. Her exit storyline was a bit crazy but also brought out how much the character had changed from her bad girl ways. She left to protect Brady and their son, Tate. Hopefully, the writers will give Nicole an exit storyline that will permanently reunite her with her biological daughter.