BREAKING NEWS UPDATE:
Stillwater, OK (November 9, 2007) -- As previously reported earlier this week, Laura Wright opted to leave the role she originated in 1997 as Cassie Layne Winslow.
Now comes official word from executive producer that former "All My Children" and "As the World Turns" actress Cady McClain will step into the shoes of Reva's sister, beginning Monday, November 12.
"We tested several actresses for the role, but it was Cady who finally won me over with her stellar chemistry with the ensemble cast," Hawkins said earlier today.
McClain is a two-time Emmy-winner for her work on both, previously mentioned soaps.
McClain steps into Springfield on Monday in scenes with on-screen daughter Tammy (Stephanie Gatschet.)