One Life to Live fans can finally catch one of their all-time favorites back in the soap saddle when Melissa Archer finally makes her on-screen debut as Serena on Days of our Lives! Archer will turn up in Salem on the December 5th episode of the sudser as world-traveled medical journalist Serena Mason!
And now, according to details in a new interview with TV Guide Magazine’s Michael Logan, Serena has a past with Eric Brady (Greg Vaughan) when they were working together in Africa, when he was a photographer there, and she was a journalist. It seems their torrid romance ended when he chose to be a man of the cloth … instead of the man in her bed! But why?
The popular redhead also gave a few other sneak peeks of what is to come in her chat with TVG. Here are a few excerpts below!
Melissa on what brings her to Salem: “She comes into town to do some important medical research. (Laughs) Because they have really good doctors in Salem — the best to choose from! Serena is extremely smart, a no-bulls–t kind of girl, which I really enjoy playing. She’s so different from my character, Natalie, on OLTL, who was tough but petulant. Serena is a real adult. Because of her profession, she’s not the type to wear her heart on her sleeve — otherwise she wouldn’t be able to survive the work.
Melissa on her new enemy Nicole (Arianne Zucker), who she thinks still has it for Eric: “I can’t speak for how Arianne sees her character but, from Serena’s point of view, Nicole is obsessed with Eric. Nicole has no idea who this Serena person is and it’s instant dislike. It was so much fun! I wish I had more scenes like that. Nicole is looking out for Eric, but she goes a little too far. (Laughs) It’s certainly not one of those soap-opera girly fights with a little slapping and hair-pulling. These are tough women. I won’t say anymore because it’s so worth watching!
So, are you intrigued to see a romance and potential love story between Greg Vaughan and Melissa Archer? What do you think on paper of the new character of Serena? Looking forward to seeing Melissa back on daytime? Comment below!