Audiences recognize Jackée Harry for her Emmy-winning role as Sandra on the classic NBC sitcom 227, as well as her iconic role as fashion designer Lisa Landry on the ‘90s sitcom Sister, Sister.
Recently, Harry can be seen as Paulina Price, the real mother of Lani Price (Sal Stowers) on the long-running NBC soap opera Days of Our Lives and its spinoff, Days of our Lives: Beyond Salem.
In an interview with TV Insider, the Emmy-winning actress talked about her time in Salem and what drew her to the role of Paulina, comparing her to iconic Dynasty characters Dominique Deveraux and Alexis Carrington.
She told the publication, "She’s rich! I know that sounds so vain and superficial, but being on Days of our Lives: Beyond Salem is like being in a mini-Dynasty. I’m Dominique Deveraux . I’m Joan Collins! I love Joan and I loved her sister Jackie. I always wanted to be Tallulah Bankhead but not in the movie Lifeboat. I like to play rich, powerful women who are also glamorous and who have plenty of men… did I mention that?
Harry also talked about the experience of being on both Days of our Lives and Beyond Salem.
"I like drama and I like the story I have," she said. "On Beyond Salem, we’ve added more glamour, more money, more sex against a backdrop of espionage and diamonds and jewels!
When asked how long her tenure in Salem will last, Harry said she will be around for a while.
“For a little longer, yeah, I’m having fun,” Harry continued. “Paulina’s not bad but she’s wicked. I hope she gets more devious. I’m having a lot of fun. I’m really happy.”
Days of our Lives airs weekdays on NBC.