RuPaul’s Drag Race Star Jackie Cox Spills On ‘Soap Opera Stares’ As Lisa Rinna Clone on Days of Our Lives: Beyond Salem
In what world does a “RuPaul’s Drag Race” star snag an acting gig with a “Real Housewives Of Beverly Hills” diva?
Welcome to “Days Of Our Lives: Beyond Salem,” the upcoming spin-off of DOOL. Beyond Salem will see “Drag Race” star Jackie Cox looking like a clone of RHOBH diva Lisa Rina.
So what do Jackie and Lisa really think about teaming up to go “Beyond Salem”?
Get the inside scoop plus everything you need to know about when and where to watch this Days Of Our Lives spin-off!
Jackie Cox Opens Up About Getting DOOL Acting Gig
For Jackie Cox, stepping on the “Days Of Our Lives: Beyond Salem” stage offers a wild and wonderful way to revisit her season 12 “Snatch Game” character.
And wearing her Lisa Rinna clone costume with pride, Cox makes it clear that her role with the RHOBH star could steal the Peacock limited series DOOL spinoff!
So how did this magical crossing of two worlds happen?
Jackie explained to EW that she snagged the gig when the network viewed her fabulous and famous appearance on the “Drag Race” celebrity impersonation challenge.
That chance viewing caused the Peacock streaming service to invite her to join the Days Of Our Lives cast.
Who Does Jackie Cox Play On DOOL: Beyond Salem?
As a result of her role, Cox shared her joy over providing her fans with the ultimate crossover.
But this “Drag Race” diva isn’t about to spoil the DOOL spinoff.
Reflecting on what she can reveal, Cox explained what fans can expect.
“When my character finally meets Lisa’s iconic Billie Reed, it’s quite the encounter, complete with lots of soap opera stares, which Lisa and I had too much fun doing!” Cox gushed.
And Jackie praised Lisa Rinna for guiding her on the soap opera set.
“It was my first time on a soap opera set, and Lisa was so welcoming and definitely helped me find my light. She kept saying ‘the good light is over here, honey,’ and amen for that!” added Cox.
Jackie Cox Becomes Lisa Rinna Clone For Days Of Our Lives
The resemblance between Jackie and Lisa seems uncanny.
But cloning herself took time, admits Cox.
And Jackie also credits Rinna for channeling her “fierce mama bear energy” to support her.
That energy turns into “something I try to channel whenever I play her. That, and trying to get my bangs to go just the right way. Her only suggestion to me on set, looks-wise, was to wear the higher set of heels I brought,” added Cox.
As for Jackie’s one fear?
“I was worried I would tower over her, but she said ‘the higher heels are too fierce, honey, you gotta wear them!'” confessed the upcoming DOOL star.
And the team of Cox and Rinna required only one do-over during filming.
“The only time we did a second take was when Lisa stopped us to swap out a glass I wielded during one of our scenes. The production team had given me a whiskey glass, and Lisa said, ‘Well, if we’re gonna do it, it better be a wine glass!’ “
When To Watch Lisa Rinna And Jackie Cox On DOOL: Beyond Salem
Ready to see what could turn into an iconic team?
“Days of Our Lives: Beyond Salem” will debut on September 6 on the Peacock streaming service.
Because Peacock will host the show, you can watch “Beyond Salem” 24/7.
Joined by Deidre Hall, Drake Hogestyn, Jackée Harry, James Reynolds, and Eileen Davidson, Rinna will star with Cox in daily new episodes.
And don’t miss the finale, which airs on September 10.
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