Monsters & Critics: Let’s talk about A Little Daytime Drama. What attracted you to this movie?
Jen Lilley: Well, I was so excited for this one because it is the perfect blend for my audience between soap operas and Hallmark. I can’t even imagine what their reaction is going to be. So, I was obviously drawn to the fact that you’re seeing a soap opera on Hallmark. The movie is so funny, and it’s always a treat to work with Ryan Paevey again.
M&C: How would you describe Maggie?
Jen Lilley: Maggie is a straight shooter. She is a writer and she really cares about everyone who works on the soap opera, which is very true to real life. She wants everyone to keep their jobs.
Everyone on a soap is very much like one big family. Soap operas have been around for 50 plus years, and so the same crew working day in and day out for decades at a time. And that’s why the stakes are so high to get Ryan Paevey’s character Darrin to come back to the show.