Jay Kenneth Johnson and Shelley Henning will leave NBC’s Days of our Lives in the coming weeks.
Jay Kenneth Johnson and Shelley Henning will leave NBC’s Days of our Lives in the coming weeks. Jay Kenneth Johnson joined the cast of the daytime soap in 2007 as Phillip Kiriaskis while Shelley Henning joined in 2007 as Stephanie Johnson. The decision to quit the soap was down to the actors according to reports.
“It just feels right. I have been preparing for this for awhile, so I have said my mental good-byes. I will miss the faces I see here every day, but everybody has been really encouraging and has embraced my decision.” – Shelley Henning in Soap Opera Digest
Henning will record her final scenes with Days of our Lives in early February and will exit on-screen shortly after. Johnson’s departure from Days comes after he reportedly signed a four year contract with the soap just last year. Johnson joined the cast in 1999 but left in 2002 and his role was recast but he rejoined in 2007.