Days of Our Lives (DOOL) Spoilers: Jen Lilley Calls New Hallmark Film a Homage to Soaps
Days of Our Lives (DOOL) spoilers and updates tease that Jen Lilley, who used to play the role of Theresa Donovan on the show, called her new Hallmark film as a “homage to soaps.” The film is set to premiere on the Hallmark Channel on August 21.
Lilley Plays Head Writer of Soaps
In the romantic film, Lilley portrays Maggie, a head writer who’s trying to save her daytime drama, Forever is a Long, Long Time, from being cancelled. She has no choice but to convince Darrin (Ryan Paevey), her ex-boyfriend and star of the soap, to reprise his role.
Furthermore, Alice (Linda Dano), wants to pass on the baton to Maggie and let her take over the show’s production. But they need to boost the soap’s ratings first before they can do that. Will Maggie be able to set aside her hurt feelings and work with Darrin to secure the show’s future?
Lilley’s 14TH Hallmark Movie
Given her history in daytime soaps, Lilley is indeed a great fit for the role. The new flick marks her 14th film for Hallmark Channel. In an interview with Monsters & Critics, the actress said it’s her first time to play a writer.
“I love that I would also be able to shed light on the fact that soap operas shoot an entire Hallmark movie by lunch, so that was incredible,” the actress said.
Homage to Soaps
The actress noted that her new movie, A Little Daytime Drama, brings together her audience from Hallmark and soap operas. She’s excited to see their reactions since they’ll be seeing a soap opera on Hallmark. She believes that viewers who appreciate soap operas will want to watch this movie. The movie is romantic, funny, and pays homage to soaps.
Working With Paevey
She also noted that “it’s a treat” to work with Paevey. It’s not her first time working with the actor in a Hallmark movie. Although they did Harvest with Love together, the actress never got the chance to work with him on soap operas. Paevey joined General Hospital after she left the show.
When asked about her character, the actress described her as a “straight shooter” who cares about everyone she works with and that’s why she’s doing all she can so they can all keep their jobs.
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