It was a year filled with stellar work by a number of Days of Our Lives actors.
The loss of loved ones provided strong, emotional material for Billy Flynn and Arianne Zucker to play, as both Chad and Nicole had to pick up the pieces of their shattered lives and move on.
Meanwhile, Jen Lilley was forced to take Theresa down a dark path when her character’s past came back to haunt her, and she had to forsake the man she loved and her son. Soap Hub asked who was the standout star of 2016.
Of the over 4,500 who responded, 41% chose Jen Lilley. The actress’s turnaround from recovering drug addict and devoted mother to supposedly fallen junkie was mesmerizing.
You were particularly taken with how Lilley masked Theresa’s pain and inner conflict and lashed out at Brady, determined to make him believe she never truly cared for him. It was all in the name of love, because Theresa was desperate to protect her family from the evil Mateo.
Nicole mourning Daniel and chastising Eric for killing him, helped garner 30% of the vote for Arianne Zucker. Not only did the character have to deal with losing her beloved fiancé, but also the fact that her friend and ex-boyfriend Eric murdered him when he drove drunk.
Nicole’s pain resonated with viewers for months, thanks to Zucker’s commanding work, as she tried to come to terms with the horrific accident that changed the course of her life.