After returning to the show just last November, Martha Madison (Belle) is leaving Days of Our Lives once again–but is said to be returning early next year.
Soap Hub spoke exclusively with the actress about what she’s been up to since she finished taping months ago, bearing in mind that DAYS tapes nearly half a year in advance.
“I’ve done a couple of projects,” she shared. “Right after I left DAYS, I started production on Ladies of the Lake, which is a [mini-series] based on Ken Corday’s book [of the same name]. I play Vivian Montgomery in that. It was really fun. I got to work with Patrika [Darbo; Nancy, DAYS], Lilly Melgar [ex-Lily, General Hospital], Marie Wilson [ex-Summer, DAYS], Ari Zucker [Nicole, DAYS], Jessica Morris [ex-Jennifer, One Life to Live], and Kyle Lowder [ex-Brady, DAYS]. It was just really, really great. We had a great time, it looks great, and hopefully we’ll hear more about that soon.”
The busy actress also has a new Amazon comedy that just premiered called One Mississippi. “It’s starring Tig Notaro and executive produced by Louis C.K., so it was really great and started airing on September 8 on Amazon.” So, did she enjoy working on it? “Yeah, really fun! I’ve been busy.”
She’s not kidding. Not only has she been acting up a storm, but she’s also opened a new restaurant. “Pata Salada is opening on Friday, September 16. You can make reservations on SeatMe. We are located in our old Luna Park space at 672 S La Brea Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90036 (on the northeast corner of Wilshire and La Brea). If you love tequila, you’ll love this place!”
Fans are still upset that she’s leaving the show, so we asked if she had a message for them. “There wasn’t social media the last time I left DAYS, so I’ve really been able to be in close contact with people this time. Everyone has just been so supportive and so inviting and so warm. I love hearing people’s comments about the character’s direction and stuff like that. It’s been a really fun experience this time around, and I’d like to thank everyone for being so awesome!”
Of course, her last show hasn’t even aired and rumors are swirling on social media about a return in 2017. Madison responded by teasing, “Salem is home for Belle. Her entire family is there. I’m sure you’ll see her from time to time.” We can’t wait!
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