A face familiar to CBS soap fans moved to Salem when Linsey Godfrey joined the cast of DAYS OF OUR LIVES as Sarah Horton in October of 2018. The actress previously played Caroline Spencer on THE BOLD & THE BEAUTIFUL from 2012-18, earning three Daytime Emmy Award nominations for her work over the years. “What a lucky birthday girl I am!” she enthused on Instagram when the news broke. “I’m so excited and honored to announce I’ve joined the amazing cast of DAYS!”
The character of Sarah Horton has been played by numerous actresses since her birth in 1981, including child stars, but Lisa Brinegar and Aimee Brooks played the role for the longest stints. Maggie Horton had agreed to act as a surrogate for an anonymous donor, so Sarah was conceived through artificial insemination. While it was originally believed that Evan Whyland was her father, it was later revealed that the babydaddy was actually Dr. Neil Curtis, who had performed the procedure! Although Sarah will always consider Mickey Horton to be her dad because he was the man who actually raised her after he and Maggie won the custody battle.
Sarah was hit by a car when Eve Donovan was driving drunk, and after her recovery, noticed that Mickey wasn’t around as much because he was working more. Sarah was shocked to learn that Maggie was having an affair with Neil and caught them in bed together. The young woman wanted to expose her to Micky, but Maggie revealed that Neil was her biological father. Sarah still told Micky about the affair, but thankfully, he and Maggie were able to work things out. In 1991, Sarah left town with her sister, Melissa, and they settled in Nashville.
Sarah returned home to her mother in Salem after working with Doctors Without Borders to share some great news. She and Rex Brady were engaged to be married! Unfortunately, she kicked Rex to the curb when she found out that Mimi Lockhart’s baby was actually his. Things got even worse when Rex also confessed to sleeping with her sister, Noelle! Looking for revenge, Sarah threw herself at Rex’s brother, Eric Brady, but he turned her down. Drunk, she slept with Xander Kiriakis and immediately regretted it.
Although Rex is attempting to repair his relationship with Sarah, she is still clearly drawn to Eric, which means there will be nothing but trouble on the horizon! Stay tuned to see what happens next, and for more DAYS casting news, keep reading Soaps In Depth magazine!