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More Details Revealed On Melissa Archer's New DAYS Character!

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One Life to Live fans can finally catch one of their all-time favorites back in the soap saddle when Melissa Archer finally makes her on-screen debut as Serena on Days of our Lives! Archer will turn up in Salem on the December 5th episode of the sudser as world-traveled medical journalist Serena Mason!

And now, according to details in a new interview with TV Guide Magazine’s Michael Logan, Serena has a past with Eric Brady (Greg Vaughan) when they were working together in Africa, when he was a photographer there, and she was a journalist.  It seems their torrid romance ended when he chose to be a man of the cloth … instead of the man in her bed! But why?

The popular redhead also gave a few other sneak peeks of what is to come in her chat with TVG.  Here are a few excerpts below!

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Melissa on what brings her to Salem:  “She comes into town to do some important medical research. (Laughs) Because they have really good doctors in Salem — the best to choose from! Serena is extremely smart, a no-bulls–t kind of girl, which I really enjoy playing. She’s so different from my character, Natalie, on OLTL, who was tough but petulant. Serena is a real adult. Because of her profession, she’s not the type to wear her heart on her sleeve — otherwise she wouldn’t be able to survive the work.

Melissa on her new enemy Nicole (Arianne Zucker), who she thinks still has it for Eric:  “I can’t speak for how Arianne sees her character but, from Serena’s point of view, Nicole is obsessed with Eric. Nicole has no idea who this Serena person is and it’s instant dislike. It was so much fun! I wish I had more scenes like that. Nicole is looking out for Eric, but she goes a little too far. (Laughs) It’s certainly not one of those soap-opera girly fights with a little slapping and hair-pulling. These are tough women. I won’t say anymore because it’s so worth watching!

So, are you intrigued to see a romance and potential love story between Greg Vaughan and Melissa Archer? What do you think on paper of the new character of Serena?  Looking forward to seeing Melissa back on daytime?   Comment below!

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mfarris70
mfarris70

It would be nice if Serena could break the DAYS mold of female characters who are either victim or bitch– sometimes both but never neither.

Patrick
Patrick

I don’t know…. then you have the MENfolk. and, they are hotties…

Brady : the eternally everlastingly the victim… always swearing on the cross he’s going to change… and he’s once again asked “aunt” Maggie, if she’ll be his sponsor

Eric: I almost wish for Father Eric back: he acts like he’s scared of his own shadow… (looks like Nicole is stuck with .. and it’s OK with me, ugh! Daniel ).

DAYS has lost some serious adult, appealing, actors… I honestly, had hoped they would bring Eric and Nicole forefront… back together… and romancing and loving…. he’s so all that… attest the Kristen scenes… and yes, it was what it was… but he’s just dynamic presence…. yum

Serena can’t come soon enough…. let’s GO!

ra ra ra Salem ‘ites

danged if I’m dissapointed with the writing…. John… thee Man… should have romanced Marlena some… before he left… I hope he’s coming back…. it can’t be all left up to Victor and Maggie… some delight in twosomes who are serious romance! Come on John ! she is availing her self.

blah, blech, LOL… disjointed… in all of Salem…. knighted do all that.. Daniel…. woah!

nuWill…. I hope he’s off the canvas… and comes roaring back with a recast.

Ben is w/ Daniel complete snore…. what’s with all the anger issues ? leave when Jordan does… and take Clyde with

LOOKS for me… go a long way to overlook the traits displayed… till better writing comes

where is Rafe’alicious
where is Justin…. drool
JJ… is fine…. move on about your father
Aiden is HOT right now
Sonny : don’t leave him dangling for long
Chad : is the bomb. Yikes… love his DiMera style and mystique
T : tad from the BAR…. FEATURE !
Stefano thrones

Hello Abe and Roman… LOL from a afar they were

DAYS still has my favorite CAST ( feast )

Patrick
Patrick

Lucas, Lucas, Lucas ! my man

geez he’s missed

Patrick
Patrick

I actually, liked, Paul… from the start

that easy going affecting smile

Patrick
Patrick

I MISS :

with abandon

Blake Berris : Nick Fallon
Mark Valley : Jack Deveraux
Matthew Ashford : Jack Deveraux
Jason Brook : Peter Blake ( the HOTTEST MAN to grace Salem )

Patrick
Patrick

Peter Reckell was dreamy : miss his presence

Patrick
Patrick

on the horizon : dreamy state of being

Michael Muhney : nuEJ DiMera
Ted King : nuBo Brady

Patrick
Patrick

Roark Critchlow : Dr. Mike Horton

ooh la la

4ever DAYS
4ever DAYS

Had to reply here, Patrick.

With all due respect…Hell no to Roark Critchlow! I like Roark Critchlow, but I think DAYS can bring some of those 1980’s and 90’s viewers back with “The Pretender” himself, Michael T. Weiss!

Michael T. Weiss was very popular as Dr. Michael (Mike) Horton and eventually had his own series…The Pretender.

I think he would bring in new and old viewers, but hey, if not Michael T. Weiss, RC would be great…as long as MTW is asked first!

Patrick
Patrick

@4 : no worries

I know exactly whom you are speaking : writing

I was being lazy and didn’t google/wiki his name….

Michael T. Weiss : August, 1985 to September, 1990
Roark Critchlow : April, 1994 to Sept., 1999

so, both, had about a 5 year run…. Roark came back for another year recurring…

i mostly remember Roark… because I was watching days regularly when he was on…

I loved MTW : hairy plus… he was in the movie… “Jeffrey” a coming out movie… that I dreamed about

MTW would be my first choice as well

Michael
Michael

Omg- Back in the day, so to speak, Michael T Weiss was HOT! He had greet chemistry with Lisa Hioward, who played April Ramirez. there was also an excellent actor who played Nick in the storyline.
Also- the first Mike Horton, waaaaaay back in the 7O’s was Hot. He was played by Wesley aeure -who also starred in the Saturday morning show- Land of the Lost. I remember he couldn’t get it up for Trish Clayton, and was worried he was gay- or it must have been insinuated back then. Then he finally lost his virginity to an older woman- Linda Patterson. The next day, sitting in his mom’s kitchen, Laura told him he ‘looked different’. I spent my adolescence convinced that someone could tell when you ‘did it’ by the look on your face the next day.LOL

Mary Kay
Mary Kay

Can’t stand Aiden (YAWN) he needs to be with (YAWN) Jenn…Hope with Rafe Abigail with Brady…Melanie with Chad Jordan with Eric;Abe with Kayla…Nicole with Daniel..C’mon…will any of my Christmas wishes come true?

Mary Kay
Mary Kay

Definitely need the romance that only John and Marlena can provide!!

4ever DAYS
4ever DAYS

I’m counting the DAYS till Serena arrives! I wasn’t familiar with Melissa’s talent, but I’m sure she’ll do fine at DOOL!!!

She’s beautiful!!!!!

Patrick
Patrick

“She’s beautiful!!!!!”

those eyes, with all that red hair

stunning

Sheila
Sheila

I can’t wait to see Melissa on Days. She and Ari are both so good.

Nancy
Nancy

Can hardly wait to see she and Kassie together.

dani
dani

can’t wait….I hope she mixes it up with Brady too…..and I hope she gets a way better wardrobe then she did on OL..

janice
janice

I agree about the wardrobe! On one life to live, they had her in granny dresses

Mary Kay
Mary Kay

Lauren Koslow (Kate Roberts) has the best wardrobe in daytime…IMO

Patrick
Patrick

isn’t Lauren Koslow put together !

I just think she’s dynamic
I think she’s the quintessential embodiment

honestly, she has all the character that’s easy to embrace
I love how Kate goes about her business… her life… the way she sees

does she have “any” flaws ? with men ? she certainly doesnt need them… i believe her love for Stefano… unfortunately, I think the days of Joseph Mascolo full time screen are passed. I LOVE HIM… I’ll take him any way we can

Lauren/Kate LOL dreamy ideal

louisa
louisa

Really looking forward to this!

damien
damien

i hope she mixes it up with rafe too, who is in serious need of a new love intrest!!!
cant wait to see eric hot and be bothered again, greg s the hottest man in daytime, imo, next to garen!
i swear if this new character circles around dr dan im going to stop watching days, dr dan is on overload!!

Claudio
Claudio

I love Melissa, she is a wonderful actress. I cannot wait until December 5, to see Serena. I hope she kicks Nicole’s ass. LOL. I still miss Natalie Buchanan rip One Life To Live.

Mo
Mo

🙁 Doesn’t sound exciting.

Troy Parkins
Troy Parkins

I’m sure she will do fine on the show – it’s nice to see some alumni from both One Life to Live and ALL MY CHILDREN, two shows that, by the way, should absolutely NEVER have been cancelled – and as long as I’m officially “off topic” – does anyone know anything at all regarding the debacle of Prospect Park and the latest info on what the final outcome of those shows will be?

Frank
Frank

Yes Troy One Life To Live was the best soap out there, Abc made a huge mistake in cancelling OLTL. Amc had to be cancelled, that show went down hill. The storylines were getting silly and the ratings proved that.

Llanviewer717
Llanviewer717

I definitely agree about OLTL. It has terrific stories and characters along with the finest cast I’ve ever seen. ES, RS, RSW, HBS, KD, BW, MA, ME, SH, FL, TSJ, RH, PE. All just terrific. I miss my OLTL like crazy.

Sherry
Sherry

She cannot start soon enough, her character sounds interesting and fun, can’t wait till she’s on Days!! Color me intrigued by the Eric connection, I was so sure it would be Brady but I love this and am eager to see she and GV chemistry. They should be hot! Melissa and Ari are going to rock too !

Mary SF
Mary SF

Well, it is great that Eric will get a story again– and an apartment that looks a lot like Ben’s place– LOL–

I don’t know this actress since I never watched OLTL, but hopefully her character will pan out better than Jordan did. There was a lot of hype when the actress playing Jordan came on the show, which just proves a talented actor and buzz, never can replace a well written character in an interesting story. So what I am reading sounds promising, but so did Jordan, Theresa, and Eve and none of those characters have lived up to the hype.

Troy Parkins
Troy Parkins

Mary, LoL I was thinking the EXACT same thing – I thought, uh…is he moving in with Ben? The set looks exactly the same. Of course, I live in Vegas where many apartments are stamped out quickly and actually do look very similar. My best friend lives in my complex and our condo’s are identical as far as infrastructure – I like Eric despite his constant whining – but now that he is not going to (evidently) hook up with Nicole, obviously the writers are throwing her in with Daniel, which, to me — is so badly written, let’s throw some balls around in the fake leaf park and of COURSE they are going to wind up rolling on the plastic grass together – it’s all just a bit too predictable. Can’t people go solo? Does everyone have to be paired off? There are some advantages to being single; all single people aren’t miserable, are they?

Llanviewer717
Llanviewer717

I am so excited and can’t wait for December 5. Melissa is great. This character sounds much more grounded than Natalie of OLTL. I’m also glad she’s going to be involved with Greg Vaughan. I really like him and hope something good can happen for poor Eric. Welcome aboard Melissa.

Mark
Mark

She’s ok but why isn’t days using Galen Gering more he is so cute and should be in a major story!

Nakita
Nakita

Beyond thrilled to see Melissa in action again! And loving the background in the character. I can’t wait!

Brandee
Brandee

Yes!!!! About time Eric had something to smile about and Serena sounds like the type to make it happen. Can she go liven up Rafe’s life too? Love Melissa Archer and she would be great with either of them or both.

Gmbenet
Gmbenet

I will be Team Nicole all the way! Don’t know Ms. Archer from OLTL because I didn’t watch the show. However, the way she described her character and the character’s relationship with Nicole makes me Team Nicole all the way. I also predict Ms. Archer’s character will not be a long term one. Nicole will not stop until she runs Serena (or whatever her name is) out of Salem. Bravo, Nicole!

Blake
Blake

I can’t wait to see Melissa on Days, I loved her on One Life to Live. She is gorgeous, the red hair, blue eyes, great cleavage. Imagine her around Brady, Eric, JJ, etc.

Mary Kay
Mary Kay

SUre to give Jordan a run for her money!

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Chrishell Hartley Dishes Jordan’s Latest Return; Freddie Smith, Judi Evans & Wally Kurth Chat On The Kiriakis Clan On ‘Inside Salem: Days of our Lives’ Podcast’

On the latest episode of ‘Inside Salem: Days of our Lives Podcast’, Chrishell Hartley talks with host Michael Fairman on the new and mysterious developments with Jordan Ridgeway.  For Jordan, revealed to Rafe (Galen Gering), that she gave birth to a baby boy, and Rafe goes off to find the child and brings baby David back to Salem.  But who is the biological father? Chrishell weighs-in on her thoughts on all the drama, and if Jordan and Rafe might rekindle their past romantic feelings.

In addition, Hartley dishes her new reality series Selling Sunset, where she is thrust into the cutthroat world of real estate agents.  The series now airing on Neflix, puts Chrishell in the middle of the female agents of the Oppenheim Group Real Estate company.  During the podcast, Chrishell talks about the blurred lines of reality TV and what the experience was like for her, in particular dealing with the competitive female agents.

For fans of NBC’s This Is Us, Chrishell’s husband, Justin Hartley (Kevin) was just featured in the season finale, where viewers learned in a flash-forward that Kevin Pearson is the father of a young boy.  Chrishell shares her thoughts on that episode.

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Later in the podcast, Freddie Smith (Sonny), Judi Evans (Adrienne) and Wally Kurth (Justin) talk on what’s going down with the Kiriakis family including:  Justin and Adrienne’s “officiating” Eve and Jack’s wedding; while Sonny tries to help Will cope with the news of Will’s brain tumor and what may be left for their future together.  Plus, Judi talks about how Freddie got chosen to play the role of Sonny in the first place, since she screen-tested with him.

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At the end of the episode, Michael asks Freddie, Judi, and Wally to play a game called, “Dish, Dirt, or Delight” were they pick a name out of dish and offer up thoughts on some of their past or present co-stars from DAYS.   Listen to what they had to say!

Download this latest installment on iTunes here, or take a listen at NBC.com/Inside Salem.

Then let us know,  what was your favorite part of this episode of Inside Salem? Who do you hope turns out to be the father of Jordan’s baby?  What do you think will happen next for Sonny and Will?  Comment below.

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DAYS OF OUR LIVES: Will Learns He Has A Brain Tumor; What Next For WilSon?

On Days of our Lives, Sonny (Freddie Smith) and Will (Chandler Massey) have been through the wringer.  Just like any power couple in “soapdom” they are constantly pulled apart by circumstances that drives distance between them, or prevents them from being happily reunited.  But then, isn’t that was soaps are all about … or, do these boys deserve a bit of peace and quiet?

On Wednesday’s episode of the NBC daytime drama series, Rex (Kyle Lowder) and Sarah (Linsey Godfrey) drop the bomb on WilSon.  Sadly, Will has a small brain tumor, although believed to be benign, it is is in a section of his frontal lobe that makes it most likely inoperable.

Will asks if that explains his headaches and why he has been passing out, and Rex confirms that is the cause.  He also says the tumor is likely benign, because the larger ones are usually cancerous.  The next step is to do a biopsy.  Rex advises Will to not exercise, drive, work, and to avoid stress right now.

Later at the Kiriakis mansion, Will Google’s brain tumor’s on the internet and is emotionally overcome with what it says.  In tears and looking very sad, Sonny comes on to the scene to comfort Will, but Sonny is looking concerned himself, trying to put on a brave front for Will.  Then, Sonny and Will admit they are frightened for what’s ahead, but Sonny says they must try to stay positive.  Will cries.

These scenes were nicely played by Chandler Massey and Freddie Smith, who always bring it in their scenes.

Look for more drama ahead for the duo and their on-screen families as Will deals with this new health crisis.

So, what does Will’s tumor mean for the future of WilSon?  What do you think will happen next? Are you upset that Will has this diagnosis? Do you want the duo to finally have some down time from all the drama, especially after getting Leo Stark (Greg Rikart) out of their lives?  Share your thoughts via the comment section below.

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The cast includes: Lowder along with Jessica Morris (ex-Jen Rappaport, One Life to Live), Arianne Zucker (Nicole, DAYS) Kathleen Gati (Liesl  GH), Sheree J. Wilson (Ex-Dallas), and newcomer Emma Demirjian.

According to the films’s creator, writer and co-executive producer, Michael Caruso,  A Mermaid For Christmas is “filled with warmth, humor, whimsy, and just a touch of magic that combines classic Christmas themes with an escapist fantasy element that only a mermaid can provide.”

Principal photography will begin this spring for a 2019 holiday release.

The Carusos other projects have included: Winterthorne and Ladies of the Lake in which Lowder was also an EP.

In a tweet, Caruso expressed: “FINALLY!! So excited to begin a brand new journey & bring you some holiday fun for the whole family w/ & many more. No matter what you celebrate there’s always room for holiday magic!

While Lowder tweeted: “THRILLED to finally announce this. So grateful and excited to tell this beautiful story and share it with you all this holiday season.”

So what do you think about a holiday movie starring some of these popular folks from the soaps? Intrigued by the premise? Comment below.

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