Tamara Braun will be taking over the role of DAYS OF OUR LIVES’ Taylor from Natalia Livingston, and their co-star weighs in.

The In Depth Story: Look for Livingston’s last Salem air date this month, and for Braun (who previously won an Emmy for her work as Ava on the sudser) to appear shortly thereafter. “My heart goes out to Natalia,” Eric Marstoff (Brady) tells Soaps in Depth, adding that the Emmy winner is a class act. “It’s always rough when this kind of transition takes place. She handled it with grace.”

As for his new co-star, Marstoff also loves working with Braun. “Tamara caem in, and she’s definitely brought a sense of strength to the character of Taylor,” he confides. It’s very fun for Brady to be tangled up with her right now; it’s two fireworks going off.”