We’re referring, of course, to Harry’s performance as Paulina in both the main DOOL and the limited spin-off series, “Days Of Our Lives: Beyond Salem.”
And now that “Beyond Salem” has wrapped, some fans wonder what’s next for Jackée. Harry just answered that question in an interview, including some surprising insights about “wicked” Paulina herself!
Find out if the actress plans any more adventures “beyond Salem” below.
Jackée Harry Reveals How She Landed DOOL Role
Prior to portraying Paulina Price on DOOL and Beyond Salem, Jackée Harry portrayed Lily Mason on Another World in 1983.
As a result of that experience, the actress rose to the top of the casting list for Paulina, she told TV Insider.
“The show’s head writer Ron Carlivati had a character [Paulina] in mind,” recalled Harry. “He and co-executive producer Albert Alarr asked me if I wanted to play it. That’s really what you want as an actor – someone to create a character just for you. The idea of it being [ongoing] appealed to me.”
But that stability of the role doesn’t totally account for Jackée’s saying “yes” to playing Paulina.
Harry also confessed that she liked the role because the character is so rich!
“I know that sounds so vain and superficial, but being on Days of our Lives: Beyond Salem is like being in a mini-Dynasty,” pointed out the actress.
Comparing the DOOL spin-off to Dynasty, Jackée dubbed herself a combination of Dominique Deveraux [the role played by the late Diahann Carroll] and “Joan Collins [Alexis]! I love Joan and I loved her sister Jackie [Collins, Hollywood Wives].”
And in particular, the actress relishes roles as “rich, powerful women who are also glamorous and who have plenty of men… did I mention that?” she joked.
Going ‘Beyond Salem’ Means ‘Espionage, Diamonds And Jewels!’
Although the Peacock streaming service limited “Days Of Our Lives: Beyond Salem” to five episodes, Jackée can’t stop gushing about her love for the DOOL spin-off.
“I like drama and I like the story I have. On Beyond Salem, we’ve added more glamour, more money, more sex against a backdrop of espionage and diamonds and jewels!” exclaimed Harry.
As for what the future holds, Jackée recognizes a pivotal moment came when Lani (Sal Stowers) dashed after crooks on Beyond Salem and Paulina yelled, “My baby!”
Harry noted that the other characters don’t know yet that Paulina is Lani’s mom rather than her aunt. But what will happen now that she’s referred to Lani as her “baby”?
“You’ve got to switch over to the daytime show to find out,” teased Jackée.
Will Jackée Harry Continue As Paulina Price On DOOL?
As to what the future holds for Harry, the actress continues to enjoy her role. In particular, Jackée appreciates the writers’ decision to turn Paulina into Lani’s mother.
“It provides my character with some more background,” pointed out the actress. “Paulina has these two different lives going on.”
And she promised to remain in her role as Paulina “for a little longer, yeah, I’m having fun. Paulina’s not bad but she’s wicked. I hope she gets more devious. I’m having a lot of fun. I’m really happy.”
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