Soap Opera Digest
March 20, 2001

Can We Talk?:
When she's not pouring coffee on DAYS. Valerie Wildman (Fay) is working on her master's degree in psychology. And she's found a few fans in some of her classes. "It's so funny because there are all the closet watchers," she smiles. "Here are these aspiring therapists getting their doctorates, and they're all DAYS watchers. They've said, 'Come on, Brandon is Abe's son.' In fact, I have to tell Deidre [Ha], Marlena] this. Oneo fmy classmates said to me, 'Marlena Evans is the reason why I pursued this profession.' [It's] bizarre. Here I am in school, and one of my classmates says that to me. I had no idea that they were even watching, but they are."