“I definitely put a little bit of myself into Chloe. If anything, what I’ve put into Chloe, so far, is humor,” Bjorlin told Soap Opera Weekly. “You feel like you want to put humor into daytime; otherwise it just becomes so straight across the board. At the end of the day, there are many serious subject matters but we want to have a good time, too.”
Being back on the show also has Bjorlin working with new people, but she doesn’t mind.
“I love working with the people I used to and [who] I know, but it’s also fun to work with new people, because you don’t know what they’re going to do in a scene,” she said.
While returning to Days of our Lives has meant applying certain changes to her character and adjusting to the ones on set, one thing that has remained the same is the camaraderie between Nadia Bjorlin and her costars, one of whom is Jay Kenneth Johnson.
On the soap, Johnson plays Philip, Chloe’s ex-boyfriend and Belle’s (Martha Madison) current lover. Bjorlin said that it was easy for her to fall right back into place as far as Philip and Chloe’s relationship goes.
“It’s sort of undeniable. Jay and I have always had a really great time working together,” she said. “We sometimes can’t keep it together and be serious, especially now that Philip is so serious. He’s a man now, so angry and stern. We’ll start cracking up and we can’t stop laughing.”
Nadia Bjorlin left Days of our Lives in 2005, as she was set to star in a UPN series entitled Sex, Love and Secrets. Bjorlin said that the series, which was originally called Wild Life, was a “good show, but was on the wrong network and wasn’t advertised well,” which eventually led to its demise. She subsequently landed guest-starring spots on a few primetime series, and worked on the films If I Had Known I Was a Genius and Redline.
“It was nice to see what else was out there and work with other people and travel a little bit,” she said. “Not going to the same studio every day was fun, but it was different.”
-Lisa Claustro, BuddyTV Staff Columnist
Source: Soap Opera Weekly
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