Susan Hayes


Since November 8, 1965, “Days of Our Lives” has been the gold standard for daytime dramas. As other soaps have fallen to the wayside, the show has continued to reinvent itself and remain relevant to its legions of fans.

One of the show’s most tenured and endearing characters is Julie Williams, portrayed since 1968 by Susan Seaforth Hayes.

Susan says Days has been able to survive the recent demise of soap operas because the show adapted to changing times with changing stories. She explains the show’s recent reboot and how it’s moving forward.

Plus, she reveals what it was like to be daytime television’s first “supercouple” — on and off screen. When she met her co-star and love interest Bill Hayes, she had no idea that it would lead to a nearly 40-year (and counting!) love affair. Find out how their real-life marriage inspired the show’s writers to give Doug and Julie a happy ending.

Find out about their new projects, including their joint autobiography “Like Sands Through the Hourglass” and their new passion project — a historical fiction novel.