Yet, there was one turn that did irk Lilley. “The only thing that was disappointing, to me, was that I wanted Brady to accept Theresa quicker,” acknowledges Lilley.
“Theresa felt completely let down that it was not all rainbows and flowers, when she came back home. She’d dreamed about it and built up these hopes and expectations. Instead, it was bittersweet. There was a lot of emotional turmoil.
“At the same time, it was great [that it played out the way it did], because it was realistic that Brady had built a relationship with Eve,” continues Lilley. “Still, that was the only feeling of regret that I had, but I can’t argue with it, because it was the right decision for there to be this horrible struggle between all three of them.”
Bye-Bye Take 2
As Lilley prepares to leave DAYS again this week, her character will endure another emotional departure. “I want to cry just talking about it,” shares Lilley, whose Theresa learns her mother Kimberly’s cancer has returned and has to head to California with her son, immediately.
“It’s very difficult for her, because Theresa does love Brady and Tate in the most selfless way and now they’ll be apart.”
Well, at least until Lilley returns to the soap for her next visit. And that’s something she is very open to.
“In a heartbeat… Tomorrow,” delivers Lilley with a smile. “I talked about [returning] with Ron at the Emmys and with [Co-Executive Producer] Greg Meng, too. DAYS is my family, and I will visit them for as long as they will have me.”
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