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Lindsay Arnold Reveals the Real Reason She Left DAYS OF OUR LIVES

After almost three years in the role of Allie Horton, Lindsay Arnold has left DAYS OF OUR LIVES. And while she’s going to miss everyone at the soap, the actress decided that when her contract was up, she would say goodbye to Salem.

“I came to the realization that I knew it was time,” Arnold told Soap Opera Digest. “I had been thinking on it for pretty much a year. It wasn’t a last-minute decision. It was something that I really thought about. I felt like it was time to take a break for a while, explore some other things, and reevaluate what I wanted to do in general.”

After appearances in episodes of LAW & ORDER: SVU and BLINDSPOT as well as the TV movie Romance at Reindeer Lodge, DAYS was Arnold’s first big role and she will always be grateful for it. 

“DAYS was a huge step in my career,” she explained. “It was so important for my professional and personal life. It’s something that gave me a lot of confidence and showed me how much I can do, because of all the storylines I was given and working alongside all the talent I got to work with.”

DAYS Chanel Allie
Chanel and Allie didn’t get to live happily ever after.XJJohnson/

Since wrapping up her time on DAYS, Arnold has been auditioning for new projects and is looking forward to spreading her wings and seeing where her career takes her. “The goal right now is not to be on contract with anything, to just have the freedom to pretty much be available for anything that comes up, seeing what else is out there,” she confided. “A big thing for me, being in my early 20s, is to travel. Anything that involves traveling or filming in different locations has always been a goal for me, especially while I have the ability to have that freedom.”

And since Allie left town and wasn’t killed off (not that death is that big of a hurdle to bringing characters back to DAYS!), it’s possible that Arnold could reprise her role at some point in the future. “I would definitely like to pop in and say, ‘Hey’ every once in a while,” she admitted. “I love that set so much and love everybody who works there so much.”

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