‘Days of Our Lives’ Odds and Ends: Raven Bowens Remembers Her Grandma, Marla Gibbs Praises Jackée Harry

This week’s Days of Our Lives news roundup features two exclusive interviews. Raven Bowens remembers her grandma, and Marla Gibbs sings the praises of Jackée Harry. Plus, there’s good news for Days fans who live in Canada.

'Days of Our Lives' news roundup features Raven Bowens and Marla Gibbs
Raven Bowens (L) and Marla Gibbs (R) of ‘Days of Our Lives’ | Getty Images

‘Days of Our Lives’ fans in Canada can now watch ‘Beyond Salem’

There’s some good news for Days of Our Lives fans in Canada. According to Soap Opera Network, Days fans who would like to catch the Beyond Salem spinoff can do so on the same day the show premieres in the United States.

“The show will be available via On Demand subscription streaming service STACKTV and the Global TV app the same day the show premieres on Peacock. Subsequently, the show will air on the W Network. All Canadian properties are owned by Corus Entertainment. Parent series “Days of our Lives” airs weekdays in Canada on Global TV,” reports the outlet.

DOOL fans in the United States, meanwhile, can watch Beyond Salem at both the free and the premium levels on Peacock.

Raven Bowens remembers her grandmother, who was a huge ‘Days’ fan

In a recent interview with NBC San Diego, Raven Bowens got a chance to talk about her character on Days of Our Lives.

She said that the role of Chanel was a “dream role,” and that no one would have been more proud of her than her late grandmother, who was a huge Days fan.

“The offer happened on my birthday and I ended up starting the job on my grandmother’s birthday,” she said. “It kind of felt like an omen that I started the job on her birthday which was April 9.”

Marla Gibbs loves her some Jackée Harry

Meanwhile, Bowens’ on-screen grandma Marla Gibbs recently sat down with TV Insider to talk about reuniting with Jackée Harry on Days.

“I didn’t know I’d be playing Jackée’s mother. I’d done that before on [the 2012 sitcom] The First Family so it was easy for us to jump into that relationship. We’ve worked together about three or four times,” she said.

She also added that she was responsible for Harry getting her iconic role as Sandra on 227. Gibbs revealed that when Harry auditioned for the role, she gave the character “a little Mae West.” Gibbs then told the casting director that “that’s Sandra,” and though Harry was originally only supposed to have a recurring role, she ended up being in every episode.

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