Lol! I am sure Ron will have some tongue in cheek casting comments if Never Say Never ever gets made.
Julie/Doug appeared for Tom's funeral and Hope/Gina's reappearance, but they had nothing to do with the Possession.
The main players in the Possession that I recall were John, Kristen, Father Francis, Gabe the Angel, Mike, Carrie, Stefano, and Caroline but everyone else knew and were only mild to moderately concerned lol. Sami wasn't even around. She came back like the day after it was over to interrupt Carrie/Austin's wedding.
Haha! I love those scenes after the Gemini twins landed or whatever and Belle and Shawn D were explaining it to their parents and John, Marlena, Hope, and Bo could barely keep a straight face or take them seriously and were all secretly thinking they raised two idiots for children.
I think Deidre was supposed to play it low key. I don't think she was immediately supposed to lose her [!@#$%^&*]. I assume she thinks Doug is crazy still but we will see how it continues Monday. But Deidre played the whole episode low key with her odd reaction to the movie and her disbelief the affair would be portrayed in it. John was the one immediately losing it over the thought of it, which, again, in reality the Possession would only be vaguely touched on at the most in SAMI' s story.
70 years ago this masterpiece had its premiere. I guess Marlon Brando is what most people remember, but for me this movie belongs to Vivien Leigh. I think she gives one of the best performances ever caught on the silver screen.....