Marla Gibbs Makes ‘Days of Our Lives’ Debut Alongside Jackée Harry

Marla Gibbs points at Jackée Harry in still from 'Days of our Lives'. Credit: Days of Our Lives/NBC/YouTube

Marla Gibbs has reunited with her 227 co-star Jackée Harry on Days of Our Lives.

Gibbs is appearing on four episodes of the NBC daytime drama, and the storyline began airing Monday. Gibbs plays Olivia Price, the mother of businesswoman and Salem resident Paulina Price (Harry).

“My agent called and said they wanted me to come on as one of Jackée’s relatives,” Gibbs told Soap Opera Network. “I didn’t know she was on the show [at the time]. So, I said, ‘of course I would love to come on as a relative.’”

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The Jeffersons actress added that she filmed the episodes in mid-April and hopes to extend her guest role.

“When it started out, I was going to do four, so I did four and I’m hoping to do some more,” Gibbs said.

On Sunday Harry posted a photo of the two together on Twitter and wrote: “Don’t miss 227 #DaysOfOurLives on Monday!”

In a promo for the soap opera, Gibbs’ character tells Paulina, “If you think you’re gonna tell that child the truth, you got another thing coming.”

Besides her acting roles, Gibbs has kept busy this year including attending the ceremony last month when her star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame was unveiled.

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Gibbs and Harry co-starred on NBC’s 227 as housewife Mary Jenkins (Gibbs) and her younger neighbor Sandra Clark (Harry) from 1985 to 1990.

Days of our Lives airs weekdays on NBC. Watch the preview of this week’s episodes below: