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Days of Our Lives: Beyond Salem's Lisa Rinna: "I Hold a Special Place in My Heart for Billie Reed"

Lisa Rinna, Days of Our Lives: Beyond Salem

Lisa Rinna has slipped back into the shoes of ISA agent Billie Reed in Days of Our Lives: Beyond Salem. The actress and reality star spoke to Today about reprising the role and how soaps schooled her in professionalism.

Rinna told Today:

I hold a special place in my heart for Billie Reed, and I love her probably — I'm closer to her than any character I've ever played, and it's always fun to go back and revisit her.

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Rinna compared Beyond Salem's jewel-hunting adventure storyline to the vintage movie and film The Maltese Falcon. But whether Billie was home in Salem or on a mission, this role proved a great foundation for Rinna. She shared:

I really appreciate that training that I got 30 years ago because once you do a soap opera, you can pretty much do anything.

Have her kids ever seen her work? Rinna mused:

They've definitely seen clips of Billie. ... And they haven't watched ‘Melrose (Place)’ but again, also, they're aware of it, they see clips of it. They've seen a lot of things, but, you know, your kids are your kids. They certainly aren't impressed.