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Jen Lilley Returns To Days of our Lives!

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More big returns coming up on NBC’s Days of our Lives! Jen Lilley has returned to the daytime drama reprising her role of Theresa Donovan.

Fans can look for Theresa to pop back up in story beginning in May of 2018, since DAYS tapes six months ahead.

In heavy emotional story, viewers last saw Theresa having to break the heart of Brady Black (Eric Martsolf) and leave her son, Tate, and hightail it out of Salem or else those she loved would be in grave danger.

Lilley was last seen on-air a year ago back in November of 2016.  Just how long Jen’s return this time has not been specified.

Soap Opera Digest broke the news of Lilley’s return.

Now that Kassie DePaiva is back on the canvas as Eve  Donovan, might the sisters fight over Brady Black? Hmmm. 

So, happy to hear Jen Lilley will be back on DAYS? Comment below!

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Patrick
Patrick

you NEED a vixen, a shrew, a damsel, a biatch

a wherewithal… hot to trot, go getter

with no Nicole… and however long Sami duration

I beg
I pray
that RC writing team… lean on.. tag… and let loose, the Donovan Women

let these two stalwarts… become determined , allies, with a no holds barred sisterhood

CHARGE

Celia
Celia

Ohhh, yeahhh, Patrick….I have been praying for this to happen. ….but, if she and Brady come together as one, again? I will scream!!!!
Brady is a screw-up, a spoiled brat, a holier-than-thou idiot….not that Theresa’s soul is sooo pristine , there are a few black stains in there, somewhere ( anima macchiata–tainted soul)….. she always fessed up to what she was and made no excuses. When she ‘changed’, she was genuine.
Nonetheless, I would love some of that leftover spicy thinking work against or with Vivian. Imagine that?!?
Welcome back Jenn.

Jimh
Jimh

Hope her stay is long-love me some badass women-lol

Iris Cohen
Iris Cohen

This is such wonderful news! Jen Lilley is an amazing actress and person. I am so glad Days is welcoming her back. I hope it’s a contract role and the truth about Theresa’s departure comes to light. Brady needs to know. It would be also great to see Charles and Patsy back too as Shane and Kim. Days is back to being must see tv again. 🙂

Andrew Hass
Andrew Hass

I agree that Jen Lilley is an amazing actress and i’m happy she’s returning to Days.As for Theresa, i have a feeling she won’t be happy with the way Brady has been leading his life recently.So it may not be a happy reunion for Theresa and Brady.Plus i keep wondering if something happens to Tate and that leads to Theresa’s return.

James R. Poissant
James R. Poissant

Ron’s going to have tons of fun writing for her!!! It’s time we got Teresa back.

damien
damien

hopefully we get to see her and ann millbauer raise hell together again! lol

Rodd
Rodd

DAYS is lucky to have her back! Love her!

Mary
Mary

I’m so happy that Jen Lilley is coming back. I hope they do the story surrounding Theresa properly. First they need tell us all how Theresa gets away from the man from Mexico. Then the writers have to have Theresa explain, or try to explain, to Brady why she left.

Mateo
Mateo

Short and sweet: thank you Ron Carlivati. If it weren’t for you all we would see is Kayla and Patch dancing disco down the yellow brick road while eating clam chowder from the diner. (while looking for his eye). Ron knows what makes people jump high and he has been slamming em hard. The characters he is bringing back are the ones who make the stories move. Not the characters that refuse to act their ages. Kayla and Patch are icons of Salem yes but let’s have them investigate things like Social Security fraud and the high cost of prune danish. Bringing back Eileen Davidson and Louise Sorel and Allison Sweeney and adding Tyler Christopher were genius moves. Add Chandler Massey and it’s a tasty kitchen for sure. I am enjoying the show again. It’s moving and it’s leaving vibrations on every page.

Satan
Satan

Good to see Theresa back. She resembles the spirit of the original Eve Donovan a lot more than the current impostor “Eve” does.

xmascarol
xmascarol

So glad to have her back.things can get really interesting with Theresa back.

Mo
Mo

Glad she’s coming back, but for how long?

blake
blake

Great news! Hopefully Theresa is back for good, Brady needs her! I’m glad the actress returned, I’m sure having Ron C. as head writer made her want to come back. Dena was horrible.

dan
dan

Glad she is back and hope she has a contract. I think she is very genuine on screen. I hope her story is good!

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DAYS Chandler Massey Chats On His Bittersweet Daytime Emmy Nomination

He’s won three Daytime Emmys in the Outstanding Younger Actor in a Drama Series three years in row in 2012, 2013 and 2014, and now Chandler Massey is going for gold for the second time in his career in the Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series which in a field where he is competing with two co-stars from Days of our Lives among others.

Massey has long been a stand out performer, giving nuanced and emotional portrayals in the angst-ridden life of Will Horton and the love of his life, Sonny Kiriakis (Freddie Smith).

Back in February of this year, DAYS fans learned that Chandler and Freddie had taped their last episodes, and since the NBC soap tapes more than 6 months ahead of air, that the two will still be on the air into the fall.  That has made this moment of recognition for Massey all the more poignant.

Michael Fairman TV talked with Chandler to get his reaction to the news that he is once again a Daytime Emmy nominee, and here’s what he had to say about it all.

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I thought it was great that you received another Emmy nomination.  What do you think?

CHANDLER:  Yeah.  I thought it was pretty great too, actually.   I was surprised.  I wasn’t keeping up on when they were announcing the nominations.   I was thrilled that Wally (Kurth) and Paul (Telfer) also got nominated too in the same category.  So, hopefully, DAYS, has a decent shot to take it home.

What did you end up submitting that ultimately landed you the nomination?

CHANDLER:  I went with some scenes that aired on December 16th of last year (I just looked that up), where Will basically breaks up with Sonny when Sonny comes to visit him in prison.  I liked those because they were sort of subtle.  I just found myself drawn in when I watched it, and it wasn’t big or dramatic, but it felt like two real people sharing their pain.  So, that’s why I chose it.

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I remember those.  Those were heartbreaking because he had to get Sonny to let him go.

CHANDLER:  Yes.  He said he has a new prison boyfriend, and that he’s doing really well in prison, so he doesn’t want to be tied down. (Laughs)

You’ve had Freddie Smith as your scene partner for so much of your run on DAYS.  What did he give you in those scenes that helped you, or even further enabled the performance that you gave?

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CHANDLER:  Freddie always gives everything.  He is a consummate professional, so he really commits every time.  I think it is more that we are just so comfortable with each other that we are not afraid, and that there is no hesitation between the two of us, so we just are able to do the work.  We usually know we are there to listen to, and support each other. in the scenes.

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Was your entire submission from the prison scenes or did you include something else?

CHANDLER:  It was just that.  I know I could have included something else, but I like to keep it sort of short because I feel like as a judge, I know within a few minutes.  It’s not that I get bored, but it really only takes a scene or two, and then, you’re like, “this is something special.”  You can recognize it pretty quickly.

So, you have won three Daytime Emmys. This is your first nomination in a few years, right?

CHANDLER:  Yeah, I didn’t get nominated the year before.  I had a gap year… to my family’s great shame. (Laughs)  They were not pleased with me.

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This is your second nomination in the Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Daytime Drama Series category.

CHANDLER:  Yes. I was nominated in ‘Supporting’ for the first time when I came back to DAYS, and then submitted for “Lead” the next year, didn’t get nominated, and then went back to ‘Supporting’.  I learned my place.  I went back to ‘Supporting’ for this year.  (Laughs)

It’s such a game though, right?  .

CHANDLER:  Yeah, you’ve got to be smart.  I just thought, “What the heck?”  Freddie and I were like, “Maybe there’s a shot that if we pick different categories, we can both get nominated,” but then, after that didn’t work, I said, “Screw that… going back to ‘Supporting”

Now, you’ve been through Emmy night before, and this is obviously going to be a virtual Emmy’s.  Now, if they did a six-shot of all of the nominees, what would you wear?  Would you be dressed up?  Would you be casual?  What would you see yourself doing?

CHANDLER:  That’s a good question. I think maybe… I’ll do a little of both.  I’ll go the middle ground.  I’ll be in my finest bathrobe, a silk bathrobe so it’s casual but also still sort of fancy.

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There you go.  (Laughs)  Is this nomination all the more special for you in that you are no longer working at DAYS? 

CHANDLER:  Oh, totally.  Every year is special, but you know, I’m not on the show anymore, so it’s a nice reminder that the work that I did had an effect on people, and it won’t be forgotten for at least a few more hours.

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I saw the fan outcry and show of support for you and Freddie, when viewers got wind that you were exiting the series.  It was sad and heartwarming at the same time.  The WilSon fans are so behind you guys.

CHANDLER:  Yeah, if only they knew what horrible people that we were in real life, then they wouldn’t be this way, but thankfully… (Laughs)  Yeah, it’s really nice, but it is sad.  I started in 2009, and that was over 10 years ago, and nothing lasts forever.  I had a really, really great run, and so did Freddie.  I am very satisfied and don’t feel jipped, or like, I was entitled to anything more than I got.

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Obviously, your co-nominees, Wally and Paul you worked with many times.  What can you say about them?

CHANDLER:  I think that both men deserve definitely to get second and third place.  (Laughs)  I have known Wally for a while now.  I love him.  I think his work is phenomenal.  I think he is really, really underrated.  Paul, I don’t know as well, but I think obviously his work speaks for himself.  If only he were physically attractive, I think that would really, really help his career.

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I know, it’s a shame.

CHANDLER:  Unfortunately, he is kind of schleppy, you know?  (Laughs)

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Did Freddie reach out to you after you received the nomination?  

CHANDLER:  Oh yes, he sent a text congratulating me, and we talked about it.  It was nice.  I feel like our stories are so intertwined, the scenes we submit are mostly with each other.  So, it’s really kind of a shared accolade.

So, will you be rooting for Chandler to cap off his career on DAYS with an Emmy win on June 26th during the virtual ceremony on CBS? What did you think of the nominated scenes he submitted? Share your thoughts via the comment section below.

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DAYS New Summer Promo Reveals The Returns of Jay Kenneth Johnson and Louise Sorel

Exciting new storylines, weddings and some bombshell returns will liven up Salem during the summer months according to the new promo for Days of our Lives released over the weekend.

Look for the return of Claire (Olivia Rose Keegan), the debut of Gwen (Emily O’Brien), and the SORAS’d Allie Horton, plus some more familiar faces that people have missed in town.

Back in action will be Jay Kenneth Johnson as Phillip Kiriakis, Louise Sorel resuming her signature role of Vivian Alamain, Bryan Dattilo as Lucas Horton and the one and only Alison Sweeney as Sami.

Then look out for four weddings from Ben and Ciara,  Eric and Nicole, Kayla and Justin, Eli and Lani, but who will actually say their “I-do’s”?

It’s a jam-packed summer of original episodes from DAYS; the only soap still delivering new installments to its fans during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Check out the preview below.  Then let us  know, who are you most excited about seeing back on the canvas via the comment section!

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Former Y&R Star, Emily O’Brien Set to Debut On Days of our Lives

You loved her as Jana Hawkes on The Young and the Restless, and now daytime soap fans will get to see actress Emily O’Brien again, when she premieres in her new role as Gwen on the NBC daytime drama, Days of our Lives.

According to Soap Opera Digest, O’Brien is set to hit our screens on the upcoming June 5th episode.

As fans of Y&R know, Emily played crazy Jana, who was involved with Kevin Fisher (Greg Rikaart) from 2006-2011, and there were many twists and turns in their dark romantic storyline.

In the current issue of SOD on newsstands now, DAYS head writer, Ron Carlivati had previewed that Gwen is introduced as Jake’s (Brandon Barash) ex-girlfriend.

So, excited to see Emily on DAYS? Comment below.

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