Now that it’s officially fall, it’s time for Hallmark Channel’s Fall Harvest festival to begin and soap fans will not want to miss the new original Harvest Love which stars GENERAL HOSPITAL’s Jen Lilley (ex-Maxie) and Ryan Paevey (Nathan)! The romantic new movie premieres Saturday, Sept. 30, at 9 p.m. on Hallmark and Lilley offered up a preview with some backstage secrets in a special Facebook Live chat!

Lilley is best known to daytime fans for her run as Theresa Donovan on DAYS OF OUR LIVES, but she did fill in for a year as Maxie on GH. Unfortunately, while the character did end up marrying Nathan, Lilley and Paevey never actually worked together on the soap because Kirsten Storms returned to the role just before her new leading man joined the show! “So it was fate,” Lilley joked. “It’s great working with a soap actor because we’re always prepared and we always know our lines and we’re kind of not thrown by anything because we’re used to only doing one take.”

In Harvest Love, Lilley plays Luna Gilson, a young woman mourning the death of her husband (eagle-eyed viewers will notice that photos of Luna’s late hubby are actually of Lilley’s real-life spouse, Jason Wayne) who takes her son, Andy, to the family’s pear farm where she meets Paevey’s Will Nash, the farmhand who helps her open her heart again. “It was actually an apple orchard,” the actress reveals of the location where they shot the film. “So we had to put pears on all of the trees.

The movie’s star also revealed a surprising backstage secret about shooting on location! “It was funny shooting outside because I’m actually EpiPen-level allergic to grass,” Lilley confessed with a laugh. “So I had the medic, Laura, she brought me like, four Claritin a day and she was standing by with an oxygen tank and EpiPens, and we made magic happen, so it was great!”

Lilley insisted that viewers will absolutely love Harvest Love because it’s so uplifting. “I think there’s so much tension going on in our world right now that it’s nice to be able to sit down and watch a movie and know that you’re going to experience something uplifting. I love that.” Oh, and also, Paevey does something fans have never seen before! “Ryan Paevey does not dance,” Lilley chuckled. But Christie Will Wolf, the amazing director, and I, got Ryan to dance in the movie, so you should definitely watch just for that!” (Source)

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RH: What inspired you to become an actress?

JL: The shortest answer I can give you is my faith in Jesus. I never planned on becoming an actress. I had thought about it as a kid, but no more or less than any other child. In college, I auditioned for a film on a whim, booked the female lead, and fell in love with the cast and crew. I figured it was just a fun experience, but the Lord began speaking to me about it. I’m not afraid to share my faith, and more importantly than that, I’m not afraid of what the church thinks of me. God alone is my judge. I don’t have to boast about what I’ve done or how pure I am. That’s worthless. What really matters is loving people because Jesus loves people. I have no problem hanging out with people who have completely different, or even opposing ideals than me. Especially if I can help lessen the pain they’ve encountered from a bad experience in church. And please don’t misunderstand. There are SO many WONDERFUL churches out there that are so legitimate, and loving, who are following after God’s own heart. My church is like that. I go to C3, Los Angeles. There are C3’s all over the globe, and they’re the real deal. But that’s what acting came down to for me. Studying people, telling stories that will make people laugh or cathartically deal with loss and loving people with abandon.

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I’ve re-organized the back end for magazine scans from 2011 & 2012. During this some scans have been replaced with better quality versions and some completely new (to the site) scans have been added in. Check ’em out for a look at Jen’s life during her ‘General Hospital’ days and prior.

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Magazine Scans 2011-2012

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Jen Lilley is one of the kindest human beings around. Her glass is always full, her joyful light shines bright, and she’s just one of those people who makes you happier when you’re around them.

From Hannah Montana to Queen Esther to modern day soap operas, Jen stays busy! Plus…there’s always philanthropy, table saws, recording music, and her love of Dean Martin to keep her occupied, just in case learning 30 pages of dialogue a day isn’t enough for her.

When did you decide to become an actor?
“During the spring semester of my second year in college. I auditioned for an independent film on a whim and booked the lead female role. When I got on set, I fell in love with the crew and the movie making process from start to finish. So, naturally, I decided to learn as much as I could about acting as a career.

“I wondered why some actresses were successful when so many were not, and I deduced that the answer is most actors don’t treat acting as a business, but simply as a means to acquire fame and accolades. I’m more interested in the art of story-telling and how it affects an audience, and having a platform to talk about kindness and helping others. I set about learning as much as I could about the business of acting and approach acting as a business as much as an art form. Eight years later, I’m still loving every moment!”

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Actress Jen Lilley has an ingénue quality, flawless skin, and green pools for eyes—you literally want to dive right into them. If you do choose to dive into the pool, you won’t be wading, as this Southern lady is a person of depth, both intellectually or spiritually. Her original career goal was law, and she is well-read and varied in her interests, including baking quality desserts and restoring furniture. But for Jen acting is the calling, and seven years in Hollywood has afforded her some remarkable opportunities. She earned a turn in the Academy Award-winning feature film THE ARTIST, where she was able to express her remarkable beauty and grace.

Jen is also a comedienne with innate comic timing. She has done improv with the Upright Citizens Brigade, and has garnered appearances on TWO AND A HALF MEN, and iCARLY. Despite all these inherent and hard-earned assets, she doesn’t take herself too seriously. She understands she is a marketable commodity on which the entertainment industry places high value.

“I always knew that whatever I did in life, whether it was to be a lawyer or whatever—I just knew I wanted to make money to give it away. And I wanted to have a platform to be able to speak to people. So acting is kind of a natural fit for that, right? Because you have this ridiculous platform where for whatever reason, I play dress up and people listen to me.”

At present, Jen gets dressed up to play Theresa Donovan, the devious drug and booze addicted vixen on NBC’s DAYS OF OUR LIVES. DAYS is one of the last surviving soap operas on daytime television, celebrating its 50th anniversary this year.

Jen has been a part of the cast since 2013, and has impacted critics, as well as her fans with her no-holds barred portrayal of the villainous Theresa. Because the character came off so diabolical, Jen originally had misgivings about taking on the role.

“I did the role of “Maxie Jones” on General Hospital for 11 months. Because of that I had DAYS attention. I auditioned for the role of “Jordan” and the role of “Theresa”, and they were like, which role do you like better. I thought I liked the role of Jordan better, because she’s a sweet girl. And they were like, ‘Well, we kind of wrote Theresa with you in mind.’ I said, ‘Can you spell “Theresa” for me?’ Maybe I’m reading the wrong character; this is so not my character.”

Jen has been a committed Christian since the age of 9, and is an admitted “goody two-shoes”, so taking on Theresa would definitely be a stretch.

“I just didn’t know if I wanted to play a character like that. She’s really evil; she’s slutty, and promiscuous. I just wasn’t seeing the appeal of it. So of course, I’m praying about it, and I really felt like God just kept saying, this is your role, this is your role.

 
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I stumbled upon an old still of Jen from her time on “General Hospital” that was missing from the gallery.

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