A new project is reuniting former DAYS OF OUR LIVES co-stars Wally Kurth (Justin) and Kassie DePaiva (ex-Eve)! The pair are playing husband and wife in Common as Red Hair, and shared some selfies they snapped during the filming. “Having a marvelous time,” DePavia enthused on Twitter. And Kurth replied: “So excited to be working with you again on this short film.”
Common as Red Hair centers around the issue of gender normalization surgery performed on children. GENERAL HOSPITAL star Kurth (Ned) and ONE LIFE TO LIVE alum DePaiva (Blair) play parents who, in the aftermath of an emotional funeral, reexamine their decision to have that surgery performed on their intersex infant. “I was amazed to learn that nearly 2% of babies are born intersex, the same percentage of children born with authentic red hair,” explained writer/director Robbie Robertson. “These children have remained largely invisible due to stigma and shame but I hope my film helps erase those old messages and educates people about the harm that can come from unconsented, medically unnecessary, and harmful surgeries.”
“I’m so honored to be a part of this special film,” DePaiva declared. It’s a wonderful script!” And she was also happy to be reunited with her former DAYS castmate. “It sure was a pleasure to be on set again with the kind, generous, and talented Wally Kurth. It just felt right!”
After a successful Indiegogo campaign, Robertson raised the money to finance his short film and shooting began in October, about one year after Common as Red Hair received a staged reading as a Top 10 Short Script at the Austin Film Festival in 2021. As it is currently filming, there’s no information as to when or how fans will be able to watch Kurth and DePaiva in their roles, but we’ll be sure to keep you updated, so keep checking back here at SoapsInDepth.com!