Soap Spoiler
Where Soap Fans Feel At Home

Days of Our Lives Newcomer Kennedy Garcia Opens Up About The Importance Of Representation In Soaps

A lot of fans would agree that when it comes to all of the daytime television shows out there, Days of Our Lives is one that definitely sets the standard. In fact, DOOL newcomer Kennedy Garcia, has joined the show as the first teen actress with Down syndrome. She plays a new character by the name of Felicity and will be making her debut on the small screen on May 20. Here’s what you need to know.

Days of Our Lives Newcomer Kennedy Garcia Opens Up About The Importance Of Representation In Soaps

In a new interview with TV Insider, Kennedy opened up about her new gig with Days of Our Lives and the importance of representation in front of the cameras. She put it this way, “I got the audition for Felicity last year, and I was so excited! I have wanted to be on a soap opera for a long time, so for a role to come up for a teenager with Down syndrome was just amazing! It’s really such a special thing. I am so proud of Days of our Lives for taking this step and taking a chance on me. Inclusion in this industry is so important and I am proud to help move it forward.”

Now, as far as what fans can expect from her new character Felicity, Kennedy said, “She is sweet, funny and kind. She is also very smart and she never misses anything. Most of all, she loves her family more than anything else. I think that viewers will love her and see the beauty she brings to everyone in her life. I hope that everyone will love Felicity and see that even though she has Down syndrome, she is cherished by her family and friends, she is capable of great things, and she’s a hard worker. I’m pretty sure she bakes better than I do. She is also a typical teenager who has real feelings and fears that people will see as her story goes on. I hope no one underestimates Felicity as a character, or actors with disabilities like me. Representation is so important and I’m so thankful for this opportunity to become Felicity and let you all get to know her, and me!”

Days of Our Lives Spoilers: What’s Next For Felicity?

Days of Our Lives airs on the Peacock network. Fans will simply have to tune in each and every day to find out what will happen next! 

In the meantime, let us know what you think by leaving us a line with your thoughts in our comments section below. Days of Our Lives airs weekdays on the Peacock network. Check your local listings for times.

Be sure to catch up with everything on DOOL right now. Come back here often for Days of Our Lives spoilers, news and updates.


1 Comment
Newest Most Voted
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments

[…] Everett/Bobby is seen flirting with Jada Hunter (Elia Cantu) by Rafe Hernandez (Galen Gering). Now, Rafe doesn’t seem to attack Everett/Bobby. In a preview clip, it seems Rafe […]

Would love your thoughts, please comment.x