‘DAYS’’ Jen Lilley Caught In Twitter Battle After Posting ‘Theresa Could Kick Maxie’s Ass’

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Jill Johnson/JPI Studios

As much as fans love a good catfight onscreen, yesterday’s social media drama between “ (Theresa Donovan) and “’s” (Maxie Jones) proves that real life catfights take the cake!

Lilley, who filled in as Maxie when Storms was on medical leave in 2011-2012, took to Twitter to write about her new “DAYS” character, stating “I feel like Theresa could kick Maxie’s ass with one hand tied behind her back.” Storms caught wind of the tweet via a fan and responded with “Maybe her Maxie. But not mine.” That set off a firestorm between the two actresses in which Lilley revealed that she helped keep Maxie from being killed off when Storms wasn’t well enough to return. And, as if the drama wasn’t hot enough already, (ex-Mimi Lockhart, “Days of our Lives;” ex-Gigi Morasco, “”) jumped in to fan the flames.

Hoping to put an end to the situation, Lilley clarified her first statement with a longer message: “Please untag me if you are posting negative tweets. This whole thing has been blown way out of proportion. I simply wrote a tweet, which was only intended to be funny regarding my portrayal of two characters. I wasn’t commenting about Kirsten or her performance as Maxie at all. Those who follow me or have even read one article of mine know that I would never say something negative about another person, especially not Kirsten Storms. Life is too short to be mean-spirited.

“I am sincerely delighted that she is well enough to resume her rightful place a Maxie Jones on ‘GH.’ And I am having the time of my life as Jeannie Theresa Donovan on ‘DAYS’; there’s no place I’d rather be. But even if I didn’t have a job, i would be happy for her. Good health is worth more than any job, and there’s no role in the world worth being bitter over.

“All I meant was based on what’s written, I think Theresa is one tough cookie. The fact that I need to even clarify this is beyond me. Some people live to make mountains out of molehills. If you are a fan, I am asking you to help extinguish this rumor mill and respond with grace and love. We can’t control how others respond, only ourselves. Choose love and grace. If haters will hate no matter what, then lovers should love no matter what.”

When Soap Opera Network caught up with Lilley during the Daytime Entertainment Emmy awards last month, she told us the exact same thing: She’s thrilled that Storms has returned to the role — and even hoped to meet her that night! Watch the video below to see her comments.

  • #teamkirsten

    Why’d you pick such a God-awful picture of Kirsten Storms. She’s such a beautiful young lady. I’ve seen the other pics you’ve used in the past that resemble what she looks like now. Oh, and my $’s on Maxi! #TeamKirsten

  • Debbie aka momtozoe43

    I think it is clear that Jen was joking when she said Theresa could kick Maxie’s butt. It is equally clear that Kirsten was joking when she responded, “Maybe her Maxie, not mine.” Kirsten even included a 😉 (wink) with her tweet. I actually thought her remark was kind of funny.

    I don’t think Jen should have taken credit for Maxie’s continued role on the show. TPTB are NOT going to kill off a legacy character based on the say-so of a substitute actor. From what I hear, they rarely listen to the actors’ opinions on storylines anyway. Regardless, it was kind of mean for Farah Fath to chime in the way she did. When someone puts her foot in her mouth, it’s kinder to just let it go.

    • Bex

      What reason would Jen have to lie? Storms has been in the business long enough to know the difference between characters, and actors. Storms should stick to posting pics of her and her boyfriend, Brandon, and stop acting like a twat.

      • Debbie aka momtozoe43

        I don’t think she “lied.” I think she overstated her role in the decision-making. I think Kirsten was joking. I wouldn’t call her a twat.

  • JR

    Is Zenon pregnant in that picture, or just fat?