Fea­ture In­ter­view

CBS Soaps In Depth - - NEWS - — Kelli M. Lar­son with re­port­ing by Amy Helmes

Lin­sey God­frey of­fers her take on Sarah! Plus: her spec­tac­u­larly soapy new movie!

after hav­ing spent five years as THE BOLD & THE BEAU­TI­FUL’S Caro­line, Lin­sey God­frey has stepped onto the set of DAYS OF OUR LIVES. But wrap­ping her brain around a char­ac­ter as com­pli­cated as Sarah Hor­ton? That took some do­ing! “She can’t be both­ered to beat around the bush. She’s gonna tell you what she thinks!” the ac­tress ob­serves. “But she’s also sweet and fiercely pro­tec­tive of [those] she loves.”

Less Than Per­fect

Tak­ing on a char­ac­ter who’s at­tached to a core fam­ily is ex­cit­ing, but what re­ally in­trigued God­frey was the fact that Sarah is some­one she might hes­i­tate to put on a pedestal! “I kind of loved that she’s this messy per­son,” she laughs, “who has this very im­por­tant, high-rank­ing job as a doc­tor.”

Some might say that Sarah has mom Mag­gie’s chutz­pah but lacks the life ex­pe­ri­ence to back it up. “They’re re­ally, re­ally tight,” God­frey main­tains. “They have mo­ments that moth­ers and daugh­ters do where you can be a jerk and say ter­ri­bly mean things to your mom and then look at her and be like, ‘I’m sorry!’”

The News She Didn’t Ex­pect

View­ers got a first glimpse of Sarah’s strength when, de­spite lov­ing fi­ancé Rex, she dumped him after learn­ing he’d fa­thered a

baby with Mimi. Of that bru­tal be­trayal, God­frey ex­plains, “Sarah re­ally saw Rex as a good guy, and find­ing out that he isn’t nec­es­sar­ily was just dev­as­tat­ing to her.” Like most bro­ken-hearted folks would, Sarah needed a good dis­trac­tion, and Eric — who was griev­ing over Nicole’s loss and con­sid­er­ing rais­ing lit­tle Holly — was all that and a bag of chips! “Sarah’s not good at tak­ing care of her­self, but she’s re­ally good at tak­ing care of other peo­ple,” God­frey of­fers, “so she’s just buried her­self in all things Eric and in help­ing him pick up the pieces.”

Just Around The Cor­ner?

Of course, ev­ery good soap viewer knows where that re­la­tion­ship could go! For­tu­nately for the ac­tress, the pair­ing’s meant spend­ing time with Eric’s por trayer, (con­tin­ues)

Lin­sey God­frey brings a long-lost DAYS OF OUR LIVES char­ac­ter back to the fore

Greg Vaughan. “Greg and I were in­stant friends!” she con­fides. “In fact, we were both in New York with our sig­nif­i­cant oth­ers and ended up hav­ing drinks one night, which was so much fun be­cause I love his girl­friend, An- gie” Har­mon of RIZ­ZOLI & ISLES fame.

Prior to land­ing on DAYS, God­frey had been mak­ing movies, teach­ing Pi­lates, rais­ing her “wickedly smart” 4-year-old daugh­ter, Aleda ( whom she shares with THE YOUNG & THE REST­LESS’ Noah, Robert Adam­son) and spend­ing time with her cur­rent love, Breckin Meyer

( DES­IG­NATED SUR­VIVOR). All the while, “I was hop­ing that I would land on an­other soap,” she ad­mits.

Though she’d pre­vi­ously au­di­tioned to play DAYS’ Abi­gail, as well as an­other role that didn’t come to fruition, Sarah did in- deed seem like the per­fect fit for God­frey. “I was so grate­ful when the au­di­tion came about,” she says, “be­cause it felt like a golden op­por­tu­nity.”

“B&B’S Caro­line was the op­po­site of [many] soap char­ac­ters,” her por­trayer re­flects. “She sucked at ly­ing — and she was kind of spunky. That’s what I like most about Sarah.”

The DAYS new­comer ob­serves that any­time Sarah and her mother Mag­gie talk, “they’re hold­ing hands, hug­ging or do­ing some­thing phys­i­cal. It re­minds me of me with my mom.”

God­frey says that it took all of about a minute for her to be­come in­sta-pals with Vaughan (once GEN­ERAL HOS­PI­TAL’S Lucky).

God­frey was happy to be tied to Kyle Low­der’s Rex on DAYS be­cause as B&B’S for­mer cou­ple, Rick and Caro­line, “we were ships in the night.”

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