We Love Soaps' Damon Jacobs has published Parts Four and Five of his revealing chat with former Days of Our Lives actress Patsy Pease.Here the Shouldless guru goes even more in depth with Pease, who shares about the mental struggles she endured, while playing out Kim's Dissociative Personality Disorder (DID) storyline on DAYS.
We Love Soaps: Then you came back, and they saddled you unexpectantly with a story line in which Kimberly would become severely mentally ill.
Patsy Pease: Yeah. [Laughs] So I was not in great shape to begin with. Again, at the time, I wasn’t being true to myself. I was not capable of going back to work and dealing with that kind of story line and having my past and present life without such a struggle. There wasn’t enough of me to go around. I think when you’re tired and worn out and full of fear...I’ve made some very unwise decisions that are fear-based. I was afraid of losing my job, I was afraid of not being able to support my children. I was afraid of my son’s needs being unmet. And I was afraid that if I didn’t come through to meet those medical needs that it would jeopardize his health.