Tuesday, August 9, 2016

'Days of our Lives' Star Jen Lilley to Play a Prosecutor in Lifetime Movie 'Mommy, I Didn’t Do It'

Jen Lilley at the 7th Annual Indie Series Awards in April.
She co-hosted the ceremony with Days co-star Eric Martsolf.
Soap fans may know her as fiercely protective mom and wife Theresa Brady on Days of our Lives, but Jen Lilley is also a big 1980s-90s TV aficionado. She gushed about getting to work with some TV icons from that era while shooting the Lifetime movie, Mommy, I Didn’t Do It.

“Never in my wildest dreams as a kid did I think I’d be working with Winnie Cooper and Urkel…It was fun!” she told Soap Opera Digest.

Not only did she hob knob with those TV legends, some familiar Days and other daytime faces joined her in brining the movie’s intriguing story to life.

“I play the lead prosecutor from the D.A.’s office and Paige Searcy’s character is the one being prosecuted,” Lilley said. She also had lunch with movie co-star Heather Tom (Katie Logan, The Bold and the Beautiful).

Two months ago, Lilley posted a picture to Instagram of herself “geeking out” seated on the couch from the set of '90s TV staple, Full House. Netflix is rebooting that show as Fuller House, leading many to wonder if Lilley will have a role on it. To Twitter musings on this topic, Lilley coyly responded, “#buzzbuzz,” tagging Lachlan Buchanan and Rich Keith in the Tweet. Buchanan (ex-Kyle Abbott, The Young and the Restless) has since confirmed a role on the reboot, and Rich Keith is one of its head writers.

Akbi Khan has been a soap mega-fan for 31 years. She has been writing about them and working to save the soap genre for several years. Last May she got her Master’s in rhetoric and composition, for which she completed a thesis on the Save Our Soaps (SOS) movement and created her own SOS group, thistimeitsforever.org. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with family and friends, activism for various progressive causes, traveling down her spiritual path, rollerskating, going dancing, anything having to do with language or words, and laughing heartily and often, and more. You may reach her at [email protected].

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