For well over 50 years now, Days of Our Lives (DOOL) has been wowing its fans with romance, adventure, mystery, and drama. DOOL audiences have fallen in love with the characters that make up the Horton, Brady, Kiriakis, and DiMera families, and have felt invested in their trials, tribulations, and celebrations over the years. While DOOL storylines have been incredible, some of the things that happen on set behind the scenes are pretty awesome too! Below is a list of 12 behind-the-scenes secrets from this popular soap.
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12. Steve Was Originally At Set With A “Recurring” Status
One of the most popular DOOL characters to ever grace Salem is Steve Johnson, and while he was once a staple of the show that wasn’t always the case. According to a November 2015 Glamour article, “Patch” was originally thought to be a recurring character, one that was set to be a trouble maker and thug. Fast forward three to four weeks after Steve debuted in Salem and DOOL producers offered actor Stephen Nichols a bona fide contract.