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Jen Lilley Joins The Cast of Days Of Our Lives! But … Who Is She Playing?

Photo Credit: Kathy Hutchins

Photo Credit: Kathy Hutchins

Some fantastic news for Jen Lilley fans, and those who admired her work as the replacement Maxie Jones on General Hospital, while Kirsten Storms was out ill and on leave from the series!  Soap Opera Digest revealed this morning that Lilley is actually now over at Days of our Lives, where she has been shooting scenes at the NBC for over a month!

This top secret scenario has the talented Lilley in a role that SOD can’t giveaway much relating,   We can’t reveal her character, we can say she will have ties to the canvas and is not a recast”

Jen took her Twitter account to also confirm the news, “Yes! It’s officially announced! Man it was hard not to tell you guys.”   Lilley followed that up with a tweet that her DAYS cast mate Greg Vaughan (Eric) almost spilled the beans stating, “When the awesome & well intended @greg_vaughan tweeted the news, I literally choked on some cheerios I was enjoying, then muttered omgomgomg”

So are you excited to hear that Jen Lilley will be back on daytime?  And, who do you think she will be playing in Salem when we finally see her make it to air?  Weigh-in!

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10261991des
10261991des

Not sure ..I’m new to that show,but so happy to see that she has another roll! She is very sweet!

ricardo
ricardo

Jen lilley is a wonderful actress. belle black would have been s great recast for jenn.

Mary SF
Mary SF

At first based on her photo I thought she might be a recast of Nicole’s sister or Belle Black. But since you said she wasn’t a recast- I’m not sure. If this was Y&R I would say she was a SORAS Faith who will have a thing for Dylan- but since this is Days I would venture she is either
a) another Stefano’s unknown or adopted children
b) Hope and John’s love child when they were Gina and Pawn
c) Bill Horton had another daughter while in Africa and she is Jenn’s half sister.

Sheryl Postin
Sheryl Postin

Great to hear , whoever she plays I’m sure she will be fantastic. Good luck Jen can wait to see you .

Sheryl Postin
Sheryl Postin

I mean can’t wait to see you.

Be77
Be77

She now has two soaps in common with Thaao Penghlis, her BOOK OF ESTHER co-star. I’m looking forward to seeing her on air. Now if they could just get Victoria Rowell in as a recast Lexie DiMera Carver (like Sony would ever allow that…I can dream, can’t I?) I’d be in Heaven. Here’s hoping they write her well from the get-go, lest she suffer the fate of Sarah Brown, who was winning as an actress, but poorly defined and thus eventually cut. BTW, she would have been a great Belle, but I would have been sad for Martha Madison who worked her heinie off to win over Kirsten Storms fans the first go round.

richard
richard

Belle Black wouldve been great!!!! I’m gonna guess that she’s a DiMera, but Kristen’s daughter who she birthed while she was in captivity!!!!!

BTripp
BTripp

This might make me watch the show again. I am just hoping that she is Jeanie Donovan (Kim and Shane’s daughter) or maybe an ex or Rafe or EJ.

jim
jim

Kristen and Johns unknown daughter?

jimh
jimh

I suggested she be Kristens daughter with John because once Brady finds out Kristen used him, Kristen will need someone else to use to get closer to John otherwise there isnt nothing else she could do to come between John and Marlena! By the way John and Marlena, two characters i onced enjoyed, are written very poorly and it has made them stale and boring…that needs to change fast!

Patrick
Patrick

I know…

well said…

what if she gave birth whilst in captivity?

oh… it’s not appropriate… unseemly…. lustful…. improper…

relevant that Kristen should be without Brady….

even, i have to adhere… give in….

sometime… down the road…. her ….”men are the weaker sex” game on … will circumvent her ways and means.

i hope she finds a way outa this… to uphold her character.

Bring Shane back! let him do an FBI profile on her and linger in her web….

Robert
Robert

I hope Belle Black. It would be funny that she takes over two roles that Kristen Storm played.

Scott (ATWT Fan)
Scott (ATWT Fan)

It isn’t a recast.

cr
cr

If she was not recast, why are they trying had the fact what character she is playing

Scott (ATWT Fan)
Scott (ATWT Fan)

I don’t think they’re hiding anything. It’s obvious revealing her character gives away potential storyline.

car
car

Not if she is new character revealing the story want matter at all. Revealing her character name if she is new. How will we know who she attached to.

Mo
Mo

Interested to know who she plays. Since it’s a new character, have no clue. Why so secretive though? Maybe she works at the strip club with Cam.

TMJ
TMJ

Does Sonny have any sisters?

Jennifer G.
Jennifer G.

1) a new love interest for Brady once he dumps Kristen??
2) someone that will fall in love with Daniel??
3) a love interest for Chad which will make Abigail jealous and try to get back with Chad??

Jules
Jules

Looking forward to her addition to my favourite soap! I liked her a lot, but she was never Maxie to me. I think she’ll do great in a new role on DOOL.

Matt
Matt

I hope she’s Jeanie Donovan. Maybe it will bring Kim and Shane back.

john
john

i wish she was the new bella

Amy
Amy

I think she will be Carrie!!

shawn
shawn

Absolutely too young to play Carrie

Troy Turner
Troy Turner

I absolutely adore Jen, for many reasons. DAYS picked up an MVP here. Whatever role she plays, if they give her good stuff, she’ll jump in with both feet

Scott (ATWT Fan)
Scott (ATWT Fan)

I’m so over the moon happy for Jen Lilley that she’s returning to daytime. DAYS is genius for hiring her, and I’m happy she’s getting an original role of her own to mold and create! Congrats Jen! Cannot wait to join you on this marvelous journey!

MK
MK

Hoping for Belle, even though I she was great as Maxie.

Ashlee
Ashlee

Ties to the canvas but not a recast? Then there‘s no point in speculating because she could be ANYONE. Had it been a recast, I could have seen her playing Melanie.

Kim
Kim

I bet she is John and Kristen’s daughter…

Laurel
Laurel

Who cares…. I think she was a total drama queen about getting support for herslf at GH and the video goodbye. She should have kept a low profile after Kirsten resumed her own role…. she’s a big whiner!

Patrick
Patrick

I have to totally… agree…. I hope she’s the daughter of Kimberly and Shane…!

major coupe if this happens….

and yeah, till we see her on screen…

I loved her as Maxie….

but, one can’t help but pine for Kimberly and Shane….

it’s getting near summer… so… you could see her intertwined with Abby and Chad…

A Horton… A Brady… and a DiMera.

kinni
kinni

I really don’t understand how this soap stays on the air, the story lines or so one-sided it’s ridiculous. They only care about pleasing certain people.

Ryan
Ryan

I think she will be Jeanie Donovan. She is a Brady and has never been cast as an adult. Plus there were spoilers not long ago saying there were two characters from two prominent families coming on. One was a vet which we found out was Laura Horton. The other was a younger character that hasn’t been mentioned in years. Here’s hoping and that we get more Kim & Shane appearances!

cr
cr

I hope she is a horton

Dmitri
Dmitri

I think she is the new role of Keara Baldwin

michael.guerrieri
michael.guerrieri

Jen liley will play nicole doughter

Crownedjewel
Crownedjewel

Is she related to Susan Seaforth Hayes? She looks just like her when she was younger.

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Over the last week, actors, colleagues, and fans have paid tribute and shared their remembrances of Days of our Lives’ Peggy McCay (Caroline Brady) who passed away at the age of 90.

One of Peggy’s most cherished and longtime scene partners was none other than Peter Reckell, who played the iconic Bo Brady, and was Caroline’s son.  This on-screen mother/son duo shared a bond like no other in Salem.

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This weekend, Peter shared his thoughts on working with the Emmy-winning actress, who was also nominated four times for a Daytime Emmy, by taking to social media on the loss of the matriarch of the Brady clan.

Peter expressed via his tweet:  “I was so fortunate to have worked with some amazing actors that shaped the actor and person I am .Looking in Peggy’s eyes, all I could see was a Mom who loved me, and wanted the best for me. She was always so committed to the story.Those sparkling eyes RIP”

After a fan put together a tribute of Bo and Caroline scenes through the years on You Tube and shared it with Reckell, he responded back with: “This is beautiful! Brought back so many wonderful memories. She truly was a powerful, loving presence, I miss her so much. Thanks for putting this together for all of us who love her. Lots of love.”

Watch the tribute made by Angie Evangelia below, then let us know your favorite Bo and Caroline through the years on DAYS via the comment section below.

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Here is just a sampling of the heartfelt tributes from many longtime castmates and more who cherished their time with Peggy below.

Eric Martsolf (Brady) : RIP Peggy McCay. Feisty, witty, and not an unkind bone throughout her body. She was warm to me when I first entered the hallways of DOOL, and made every word she was given poetry. I will miss this true lady of daytime.

Alison Sweeney (Sami): Every day working with Peggy was a win. She had such an incredibly colorful & often hilarious history in tv. I was so lucky to hear her stories. She was feisty, funny & ever so talented. She was very much a grandmother to me and will miss her so much. #rip

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Billy Flynn (Chad): “Just heard Peggy took her Final bow. RIP love…you’re a star forever!”

Galen Gering (Rafe): “So sad to hear about the passing of . She was fierce & firey with the heart of a lion yet could be as soft as a petal. I always looked forward to our scenes together, eager to see what kind of spontaneous thing she’d do. She was loved & adored & will be missed.”

Kristian Alfonso (Hope): “Peggy #thankyou for all of your #kindness , #love & encouragement through the years . #loveu Rest In Peace”

Greg Meng (Co-EP, DAYS): “I feel so blessed to have known her, and worked with her… she was an animal lover… a superb actor… had an interest in fashion… fascinated in anything creative… inquisitive, supportive… and she was ageless. Not just an inspiration but a FIRECRACKER! Lucky me, lucky us… thank you, Peggy.”

Ryan Quan: RIP Peggy McCay. She was as warm, friendly, and spunky in person as she was on screen. One of my favorite recent Caroline scenes was her speech at Will and Sonny’s wedding… Peggy’s performance was amazing. She will be missed!

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One of the greats in her field; Peggy was nominated in the Outstanding Lead Actress  category at the Daytime Emmy Awards for her performances as Caroline Brady 4 times. However, Peggy won a Primetime Emmy for Outstanding Guest Actress in a drama series for her work in the The Trials of Rosie O’Neill.

DAYS fans have missed Peggy on-screen for the last few years.  The last time she appeared on-screen was in late August of 2016.  McCay originated the role of the Brady matriarch in 1983.

Throughout the last 24 hours, fans, cast members, and co-workers of the beloved Peggy have taken to social media to share their remembrances and grief and love for this talented powerhouse performer.  We will share many of those with you in a post to come.

Share your condolences and remembrances of Peggy as Caroline on DAYS in the comment section below.

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