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Alicia Leigh Willis IN at Days of our Lives!

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Looks Like Alicia Leigh Willis has been added to the cast of Days of our Lives and will figure into the diabolical Liam’s (Mark Collier) storyline!

According to Soap Opera Digest look for Willis to begin a stint on the NBC soap opera starting on April 22nd.  Soap fans know Alicia best for her role as Courtney on General Hospital!  Apparently the DAYS producer have been wanting to get Willis in a role in Salem after she was asked to sub for Nadia Bjorlin’s Chloe, but those scenes never made it to air!

So could Alicia be playing an ex, or a woman from Liam’s past?  Glad to see Alicia back on daytime?  Do you hope it’s not just short term, but could be more long term?  What do you think of Liam’s storyline thus far and his hatred of Jennifer (Melissa Reeves) and Daniel (Shawn Christian)?  Let us know!

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Marc R. Jimenez
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Marc R. Jimenez

Yeahhhhhh Please shes a definately a keeper with a strong following from GH she be perfect in the DAYS cast & a possible Love Interest for Brady Black !!!!!!!!!! please give her a Contract all these new strong Talented Actors & Actress from previous Soaps ….. Yo Go DAYS !!!!!!!!! Yeahhhhh

Jake NJ
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Jake NJ

I think she will be his ex

jimh(leave it to beaver)
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jimh(leave it to beaver)

Im not too interested in Liams storyline…we already had Anne, and then Teressa causing Jen havoc and now two more…i like Days but Jen and Danial need another storyline! I thought Liam shouldve been someone from Jordans mysterious past…a storyline that is going nowhere! Im not too familiar with the actress…didnt watch GH when she was there…i suppose her character will make a play for Danial to help Liam break Dan and Jen up but this has already been done with Teressa…however, ill wait and see how it goes…it might be better than i think…i hope!

Ray
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Ray

I think she would have made a great Belle.

RICARDO
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RICARDO

Yes I agree with you Ray, Belle Black would have been a better role for her.

katieK
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katieK

Spot on! She would have been great as Belle, & Belle & Shawn are much needed back in Salem.

Reagan
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Reagan

Maybe she will get paired at some point with Lucas!

David Evan Smith
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David Evan Smith

Never liked her. She was somber and mopey and just a complete wet blanket through her entire run on GH. Best day ever was when Courtney died in the outbreak.

Maybe she’ll have more personality in a new role…

Scott (ATWT Fan)
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Scott (ATWT Fan)

I kind of hope she sticks around for a while, since I am a fan of Alicia’s work. Though, would love for her to go back to DAYS, too. Also could imagine her as an Eve Donovan recast, but Kassie is filling that role.

Libby
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Libby

I am shocked #DAYS would hire ALW even for a short term recurring role. She was not well regarded as an actress at GH. I had hoped Liam and this gaslight / kidnap tale would have ended by now in mid April. This story has appeared as filler and ultimate throw away since the start of Mark Collier’s run. It would seem in order to secure renewal into 2016. Days is cutting salaries of cast to keep bottom line low into 50th anniversary year. I can understand the strategy.But it doesnt equal to great story and entertainment for viewer. The… Read more »

Jules
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Jules

I love you Days. I really, really do. But what is it with you and this C-list casting??? Soaps have so much unused talented floating around. I don’t mean to knock anyone, but Mark Collier, Daniel Cosgrove, Alicia Willis? There are much bigger names from soaps who have larger fanbases and can offer so much more than these folks, and not all of them come with exorbitant price tags either. You should be tapping into THAT well, not this one. You need people who will generate buzz on social media and media in general. While it’s lovely and good you’re… Read more »

Libby
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Libby

Agreed, Jules. I just cannot imagine the show hiring yet another short term recurring actor to supplement this short term Liam story. I felt like Liam’s story jumped the shark when he inexplicably became engaged in Nicole’s story.

Also, it is amazing no one knew she had been filming. Ari Zucker ‘s contract was up in March. No word on her status. Hope ALW is not a substitute for the talented Zucker. They are same age, coloring etc. Ericole looked like it was finally ready to launch in fall and now it is circling without real sense.

Patrick
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Patrick

I agree with you, Jules… as well… “what’s with the C – list casting” and… here, here.. it’s for the love and betterment of OUR DAYS. my gut tells me… not so much… the vibe with this actor…. had to google her… I wasn’t watching GH when she was ON… ie: from 2001 to 2006… and had two consecutive emmy noms…. so be it… all relative…. right? I am still missing Sheryl… SHE was the newbie add that I was so excited for… and for whatever reason… DOOL production… didn’t see the potential… for Sheryl and Lucas I loved them… Read more »

Johnny
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Johnny

She is a lovely engaging performer! Loved her on Another World and loved her on GH with AJ. But then she was written as just another mob loving moll and it turned me right off. I hope she is a long term viable character. She would have made a good Taylor. But yes…her and Brady sound good!

swag
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swag

As long as she never comes back to Port Charles I am happy!

Chaz
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Chaz

Maybe she could be Daniel’s “dead” wife….or a look-a-like that freaks him out. Maybe freak out Jennifer enough that she needs to be committed! The Daniel/Jennifer pairing is the most boring thing ever.

Tom Polar
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Tom Polar

I have to agree that although I like Jennifer and Daniel, their storyline IS a little on the “who cares” chart. I’ve been watching Days of Our Lives for only a few months, to get my soap fix now that AMC and OLTL are gone, and it’s a nice show, but it needs something. Everyone is either at Brady’s pub or in that same stupid park set up – they need to mix it up a little. I thought the storyline ended rather abruptly (or did it?) between Abby and EJ – first it seemed like she was pregnant, then… Read more »

Robert
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Robert

She looks a lot like Melissa Reeves so she could be his ex wife, would explain Liam ‘ S fascination with Jennifer or she could be someone hired by him as Jennifer ‘ S double in another of his schemes.

denisefan
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denisefan

What a waste of Mark Collier’s talent. Shame on DOOL writing team. As far as Alicia’s future on the show…. unless she is a Horton or DiMera, her character will be short-term.

Jimmy
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Jimmy

I’m hoping they keep her around for a while, I’ve always thought she’d do well on the show. Before Natalia Livingston, and later Tamara Braun, were hired as Taylor, I thought she would be good for that role. And I also thought she’d be good as Belle. I don’t know about bringing on another new character though, DAYS seems to be doing that a lot lately.

I’m happy she’s here now, though. ALW is a good actress.

Ricardo
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Ricardo

THIS IS BS. I dont like her at all, please days producers bring back Vivian Alamain, Louise SOREL. I MISS Vivian so much. Vivian had charm with her side kick Ivan. Those were the days of our lives. The only storyline, I like right now is will and sonny. I loved the wedding, it was so good and the entire acting. Looking forward to kristen and eve, returning in the summer.

steven
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steven

i agree..please bring back vivian alamain!!

andrew hass
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andrew hass

I’m happy for Alicia that she’s back on soaps.For i could see it been a short term stint to see how it goes before it turns into something long term.

damien
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damien

wow! another addition to the days of jenn and dans lives! sorry I almost fell asleep even as I was writing this! im sorry but if Kristen di mera and eve Donavan don’t get on our screens asap I don’t kno how long I can endure this drivel days is dragging on our screens. I swear they ve scrapping the bottom of the writers room garbage for months now. tersea and brady have been toying with alcohol for months now, Nicole, whos on screen every day it seems like just shredded those documents that can clear father eric, another pointless… Read more »

4everDAYS
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4everDAYS

Those are evergreen bushes. They don’t go to sleep, but I may if DAYS gets any slower. I do see many good things on the horizon. May sweeps will be HUGE!

Omar
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Omar

I do have to agree with you Damien, poor spelling and all..I though it was me since i am not a long time fan..I been a DOOL fan for about three years now and its been A1.. but the last few months, boy has it been dragging on..I have like 10 episodes on my DVR because of lack of interest, and finally today started watching..And it just the same old thing. I know the show is getting the return of Kristen and the debut of the wonderful Kassie Depaiva as Eve, but this show is kind of stuck in the… Read more »

Mo
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Mo

I’m liking nasty Liam. Don’t know about adding more peeps though. We’ll see. Days is pretty good right now, unlike Y&R.

Kate
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Kate

Oh, good. Days continues it’s long tradition of hiring bad actors. Don’t get me wrong, there have been some great actors on Days, but there have been some really bad ones too.

I was never impressed with ALW on GH and I’m glad I no longer watch Days.

Holly
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Holly

ICAM!! Courtney’s character was awful… didn’t miss her after she died. And I doubt she will be anything great on DAYS.

dmr
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dmr

Congratulations to Alicia. Please, no more Dannifer air-time. So incredibly boring. Daniel deserves a beautiful, exciting, vibrant woman. There is no excitement between him and Jennifer. Zilch.

Jo
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Jo

Ya, Liam has a nasty felonious way of dealing with people. So, I’m thinking Alicia will likely be an ex of Liam’s that he “met his match” with and he couldn’t get away with his stunts. She’ll show up and spill it on his evil ways. Maybe. Or not, maybe she’ll have no clue. But an ex for sure.

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However, Days head writer, Ron Carlivati ,and his writing team came up with a way to make it seem like this may be Doug’s fate only to use the long-running character as the impetus to bring the classic possession storyline back on the air some 25 years later.

It all goes down after Kayla (Mary Beth Evans) calls Marlena (Deidre Hall) to ask him to see Doug, after his MRI and other tests proved inconclusive for dementia, etc, to see if Dr. Evans can assess him.  The phone call to Marlena happened after John (Drake Hogestyn) was discussing the past, since Johnny (Carson Boatman) is ramping up to a shoot a movie on Sami’s life, that will include the time that Sami walked in on John and Marlena having sex, which caused Sami to act out for years and years.

 

However, and this is key, John tells Marlena that moment in time also left her alone and vulnerable to the darkest time in her life – alluding to when she became possessed by the devil – and Marlena was clearly having difficulty admitting that or going down that road of remembrance, when the phone call from Kayla saved her from digging deeper into the past.  Well now, John and Marlena may never have that conversation as she is primed to once again become possessed.

Meanwhile, Johnny is reading Will’s script for the Sami movie, and is shocked to read in it that Marlena was once possessed by the devil, as John takes out a dusty box with his Father John collar, a bible, and a news clipping of Marlena being possessed.  John is feeling that this movie will bring bad things on to all those he loves, especially Doc, and he looks to be right!

Now at her office with Doug, he admits he knows something is wrong.  He acts out and does strange things and does not know why.  Marlena brings up why Doug locked Julie (Susan Seaforth Hayes) in a freezer by accident. Doug gets adamant saying: “That was no accident. I locked that bitch in there on purpose.”  Marlena is shocked at his word and tone.  Then as Doug laughs, he says, “I’m not Doug.”  Next thing you know, the lowered voice of Satan comes out of Doug’s mouth and he tells Doc, “It’s been over 25 years Marlena. But did you really think I wouldn’t come back for you?” End of episode.  Great cliffhanger!

Now, check out the fall preview released following the airing of Friday’s episode by NBC below, which teases more demonic moments on Days. Then let us know in the comment section, what you thought of the ‘Doug’ twist as the possession storyline begins?

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Five of the cast members from Days of our Lives limited-series on Peacock, Days of our Lives: Beyond Salem, chatted with Michael Fairman as a wrap-up following the conclusion of the streaming of all five episodes.

Joining Michael in a special conversation on You Tube’s Michael Fairman Channel are: Eileen Davidson (Kristen/Sister Mary Moira), Charles Shaughnessy (Shane/Drew), Peter Porte (Kyle/Dimitri), Zach Tinker (Sonny) and Rob Scott Wilson (Ben).

During the conversation, the actors share stories of the making of the series, and give insight and behind the scenes tidbits on their scenes including: how Eileen and Lisa Rinna (Billie) played recreated the ‘Amsterdam’ showdown from their time together on The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, but as their Days’ characters of Billie and Kristen, how Peter learned to do the Tango from Dancing with the Stars Louis Van Amstel and Lisa Rinna, plus the drag show scenes where Zach became “Sonny Delight”, and more.

In addition, Charles Shaughnessy talks on how the series harkened back to the 80’s and 90’s campy action-adventure heyday of and the opportunity to work again with Deidre Hall and Drake Hogestyn as John and Marlena, while Rob fills-us in on trying to keep it together when working in scenes with soap vet Adrienne Frantz, when Ben and Ciara find themselves at a swinger’s party.

The interview is filled with many laughs, and candid moments that fans of the limited series will enjoy, especially the intel offered up by the cast.

Days of our Lives: Beyond Salem continues to stream on Peacock! Make sure to check it out if you haven’t, or rewatch it a second, or third time if you want to see more series like this in the future.

Below check out the interview with Eileen, Peter, Charles, Zach and Rob and make sure to subscribe to the Michael Fairman Channel for more celebrity conversations.

Now, share your favorite moments from Days of our Lives: Beyond Salem, and this video interview, via the comment section here.

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