Days Of Our Lives (DOOL) Spoilers: Arianne Zucker Defends Nicole’s Naughtiness!

Days Of Our Lives: Arianne Zucker

Days of our Lives (DOOL) spoilers and updates tease that Arianne Zucker plays Nicole Walker on the NBC soap. Nicole is never far from drama and that is the case now, with fans waiting to find out how she deals with her latest mess when the show returns on February 21 after a two-week Olympics programming hiatus.

She recently spoke to Soap Opera Digest about her character and we have all the dish about how she thinks things will turn out between her, Ava Vitali (Tamara Braun), and Rafe Hernandez (Galen Gering).

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Zucker noted that Nicole has turned away from scheming and has actually grown a conscience! “At first I was like, ‘Are they making me good? What’s happening here?’ In the past, Nicole didn’t always make the right decisions. Having been married to Eric changed her a bit. She started to become better for her person. She’s learned some lessons. She’s pulled it together. She’s not switching babies anymore.”

She added, “I’m very appreciative of [DAYS] allowing me to show them what I could do. I’ve really worked hard on my acting chops and studying and going to acting class to show them that this character deserves to be in it.”

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It’s clear that Arianne loves her character when she says, “I’ll always justify the reasons Nicole does what she does.” Nicole does a lot of damage so her portrayer has a lot of justifying to do!

That includes moving in on her bestie’s man, Rafe. “He did a lot of favors for Nicole when she asked him to pretend to be the father of EJ’s [then-James Scott] baby. They’ve been friends for a long time. Rafe was in her life and showing up when Eric wasn’t, so it made sense. What made it [bad] was Rafe wasn’t single. He was with Ava. And Nicole was coming off a relationship with Eric. Of course, that made the desire to be with him even bigger. It’s like the poisonous apple. Don’t take a bite.”

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Because of Nicole’s sleazy behavior, Ava is on to her and the characters aren’t sharing the same type of warm and friendly bonding time as they once did. According to Zucker, she misses that. “Yes, because I love Tamara [Braun, Ava]. It was like, ‘Oh, no! I’m not going to get to work with you.’ But by no means was this meant to be a betrayal to Ava. It’s not what Nicole meant to have to happen. That’s not her m.o. anymore. Nicole’s a better person now.”

She noted, “I try to stay open to that, that maybe we can revisit Nicole and Ava’s friendship again. I love having female relationships on the show when we get a chance to interact and have some real things going on. There’s got to be a way somewhere down the line where these two [reconcile]. It can be time or there’s a situation where one of them is in trouble and the other one comes to their aid, that somehow they find forgiveness for each other.”

If that happens, it looks to be a long way down the road. Ava is so angry that she beheaded Rafe and Nicol’s teddy bear with a pair of scissors. Could she turn her wrath on to Rafe and Nicole in person next?

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