|Jerry Penacoli with Arianne Zucker|
Back in 2000, the conniving Malloy hired Marlena Evans (Deidra Hall) as a radio talk-show therapist and made her life “a living hell,” Penacoli recalls. This time around, Malloy stirs things up with Nicole Walker (Arianne Zucker) by making her an intriguing job offer.
Since being contacted by casting directors, the longtime “Extra” correspondent has managed to squeeze in monthly trips to Los Angeles to shoot episodes for the show.
“It was supposed to be one (episode), then I did the first and it was three more — and now we’re up to 12,” Penacoli said. “We may be seeing (Malloy) through the fall and winter.”