Passions Star Joins Days
Monday, January 13, 2014
On January 7, Jade Harlow (ex-Jessica, PASSIONS) makes her DAYS debut as Sheryl, an old friend of Jordan's, who Kate and Lucas bring to Salem. "Sheryl is my favorite character that I've ever played!" enthuses Harlow, who also appears on the web series THE BAY as Liana. "She's not too hot and she's not too cold."
Working on DAYS reunites Harlow with former PASSIONS co-stars Galen Gering (Rafe; ex-Luis) and Eric Martsolf (Brady; ex-Ethan), and several crew members who worked on the defunct soap. 'The DAYS set, in and Of itself, is unlike any set I've ever walked onto," she notes. "The level of professionalism and mutual support within the team is just incredible, and then I also have these two dudes [Gering and Martsolf], who I love like brothers. They welcomed and embraced me, and also gave me a lot of hazing [laughs]! It was great"
Harlow was already familiar with Mary Beth Evans (Kayla), who stars on THE BAY as Sara. "I came on the set and Mary Beth was sifting in the hair and makeup chair. She caught my eye. I walked over to Mary Beth and said, 'You have no idea what this means to me,' and she just held on to me tight I almost lost it in tears. So on DAYS, I have people who knew me coming out of my teenage years at PASSIONS, and then there was Mary Beth, who I knew from working together on a set over at THE BAY for the last three years. Just to have someone who knew me, and could celebrate that moment of joining DAYS with me, was amazing. I'll never forget that moment."
Harlow is also enjoying her scenes with Lauren Koslow (Kate) and Bryan R. Dattilo (Lucas). "My first day, Lauren was in touch all day with our mutual manager, Michael Bruno. Michael has been my manager for 11 years. He has stayed by .my side through everything. Hove him. He contacted me and said, 'I hear you're doing well. Great job!' Lauren is someone who I see as a rock star. My first week, I was intimidated around her because I did have her on such a high pedestal, but I got over that because she's just so warm. Bryan is funny and full of life. When you work with him, it feels effortless. He gets you out of your head and you basically play. He's very inventive. Since my first day on the show, the entire cast, production and crew were welcoming. There was an instant sense of belonging."