Tamara Braun (Taylor Walker): Braun first airs on April 26, replacing Natalia Livingston in the role during a privotal time on EJ (James Scott) and Taylor’s story. See page 6 for more. “It’s bittersweet with Natalia leaving,” admits Arianne Zuker (Nicole). “When Tamara and I had a small chance to engage with each other when she was playing Ava, I caught the end of her contract and through, ‘What a great combo Ava and Nicole would be,’ and then she left the show. I relaly just enjoyed her work and her trust. It’s nice to work with people you have watched and respected. It’s a good combination. I hope everyone enjoys it. I’m thrilled to have a sister on the show, period.”