Former reality star Lisa Rinna is returning to her roots. The Dancing with the Stars alum is reprising her role as Billie Reed on the NBC soap Days of Our Lives. Rinna originated the role in 1992 and played the character until 1995.
During her years away, Rinna has made quite a name for herself. She’s been a talk show host (Soap Talk), a red carpet correspondent, a Celebrity Apprentice contestant and a working mom on Harry Loves Lisa.
After leaving Days of Our Lives, Rinna was replaced with Krista Allen, who occupied the role from 1996 to 1999. Rinna then returned for a brief engagement in 2002, before leaving again in 2003.
In 2004, Julie Pinson became the third actress to takeover the role, which she played until 2008. Now, 20 years after making her Daytime debut, Lisa Rinna is back! According to The Hollywood Reporter, she begins filming this week and her first episode of Days is expected to air March 8.
Reps from the show are keeping her storyline under wraps, but they promise “explosive” scenes with Billie’s on-screen mother Kate (Lauren Koslow) and former love Bo (Peter Reckell).
“I am so thrilled to be back and excited to be acting again,” says Rinna. “I have done reality shows, talk shows and I thought, what a great way to come back and play a character that I love to play so much. Feels very full circle — like a new old chapter.”
Over the past few months, Days of Our Lives has experienced a series reboot. Several core characters from the past have resurfaced, including Rinna’s on-screen brother Austin Reed (Patrick Muldoon).
Days of Our Lives airs every weekday at 1:00 p.m. ET/PT on NBC.
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