Days of Our Lives newcomer John-Paul Lavoisier is the latest actor to quit the NBC show. His existing confirmation comes right after Jonathon McClendon had announced on Twitter about being let go from the long running soap opera, after the writers of the show, decided to write his character out of the show completely. What’s going on here? Why are the newcomers being axed from the show? Is this getting a little too much to handle? I think it is. Jonathon’s role was only recurring, but John’s was a contract one. His sudden exist comes as a major shock to all the viewers who fell in love with him on the show. Days of Our Lives viewers loved having him on the show, but now that his character has been letting go. Nobody really knows what to expect next. It’s like all the Dool favorites are being let go.
Lavoisier joined the hit show in 2015, going on to debut in December as a recast of Philip Kiriakis, previously played by fan favorite Jay Kenneth Johnson. After Jay quit the show in 2012, it took the writers over 3 years to find the right character to replace him. They found the replacement after coming across a picture of the now 36 year old actor in one of the magazines, and feeling like he fits the role. One thing led to another and he won the role of an important character, Philip Kiriakis. He was more than happy when he received a call for asking him to audition for the role which he did. He got along with everyone on the set of the NBC show, and became friends with his co-stars quickly including John-Aniston, who portrays the character of Victor Kiriakis his on screen daddy.
After Lavoisier had debuted as Philip, the character received mixed-reviews. Some fans may have been okay with the recast, but many weren’t. The actor may have portrayed the role nicely, but he wasn’t Jay. The way Jay could portray the character, John really couldn’t. Frankly speaking, I don’t think anyone could portray the role the way, Jay could. Fact is that everyone plays the role differently, and I guess that’s what fans missed the most and the viewers of the show. I do not doubt for a second that John isn’t a good actor, because he is. But Jay is Jay, there’s no one out there who could portray the role as good as he did. Perhaps the writers felt like he did not fit the role, after playing the character for a while, which is why they decided to fire him.
The character of Philip Kiriakis is very important, maybe they got something in mind. Could that something have anything to do with Jay Kenneth Johnson? There’s a big possibility it could. Runaway Hearts actor hasn’t appeared on the soap opera since 2012, maybe the producers are thinking of bringing him back. He left the show in the first place to focus on his film career, which didn’t go too well. After leaving the show he only starred in 2 movies: a 2012 movie ‘Undercover Bridesmaid’ and in 2015 “Runaway Hearts”. Johnson was last seen on TV in 2015. He does not have much going on. Maybe the producers saw this as an opportunity for them and made a secret offer to him about coming back to the show, so they decided to let John go.
Being let go from the show may have upset John but it’s not end of the world, as he has a lot going on. His career is rising, as he had starred in a number of TV shows and now has a movie in the completed stage “Liza, Liza, Skies Are Grey” which is set for a 2017 release. He is best known for appearing in shows like “Winthorne” and “One Life To Live”.