Kim Coles Discusses Joining Days of Our Lives and What to Expect With Nurse Whitley Paging Nurse Whitley.

Kim Coles Discusses Joining Days of Our Lives and What to Expect With Nurse Whitley
Paging Nurse Whitley.

Kim Coles (Nurse Whitley) is getting a crash course in drama with her time on Days of Our Lives. The comic has never ventured into the daytime arena before, nor does she have a background in the dramatic arts, but decided why not get her feet wet on the sudser.

Coles, best known for her role as Synclaire James-Jones, the oddball with a heart of gold on Living Single, told Soap Opera Digest about her decision to join DAYS:

I don’t fancy myself a dramatic actress, but something in me said, ‘Take this on, this is gonna be a really cool challenge,’ and why couldn’t I do it? It was different than anything I’d ever done before. I have not done a lot of drama, so I was really intrigued by and challenged by the depths of where we were going to be going.

What can fans expect from Coles and Nurse Whitley? The actress stated:
I usually play sweet, loving, good people. I’m not saying she’s not good but she’s complex. I don’t think I’ve ever played anybody this complex before. Nothing I’ve ever done involved kidnapping a whole man, and I didn’t know that going in. I just knew that this was someone who had experienced some loss and had a psychological break of some kind and was going to act out this break in a very particular way.
DAYS isn’t new to Coles, as she’s been a fan and viewer of the show. She even had a fangirl moment meeting Deidre Hall (Dr. Marlena Evans). Coles revealed:

When I was young, DAYS OF OUR LIVES was my show. So, imagine my joy of meeting Deidre Hall [Marlena]. She and I were in the makeup room together and I looked over and I go, ‘Oh, my God, that is Dr. Marlena Evans.’ And because there were still Covid regulations, they had these partitions up. So she turns to me and says, ‘Hey, Jackée [Harry, Paulina].’ Now, I had on the wig where I looked like Paulina, and she didn’t really get a good look at me. I said, ‘Oh, no, I’m Nurse Whitley.’ She was like, ‘Oh, my goodness.’ She came over to me and said, ‘Welcome. Have such a good time. By the way, I’m Deidre Hall and I play Dr. Marlena Evans.’ I can’t even give you an analogy of what that’s like, like, ‘You’re introducing yourself to me? I know exactly who you are. You’re gorgeous and amazing!’ For her to be so gracious and so lovely and introduce herself to me? I mean, every time I see an hourglass, how can I not think of DAYS OF OUR LIVES?

Paulina, watch your back, girl!

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