Credit: Lauren Koslow (Nikki Nelson/

“I think everyone needs a sidekick.” recently had the opportunity to talk with “Days of our Lives'” Lauren Koslow. Find out what she had to say about her onscreen children and Kate going up against Madison, as well as how she answered a few fan questions. Kate has a new nemesis in Madison [Sarah Brown]. What do you think of the new addition to Salem?

Lauren: Well, you know, it’s exciting. It’s all part of the new stories we have with the reboot, so I’m looking forward to where it goes. We’re just in the beginning stages, so there are so many possibilities and I’m looking forward to that. Kate recently formulated a plan to get back at Madison [Sarah Brown]. Can you shed any light on what that will entail?

Lauren: Ummm…[laughs] I’m still finding out. I think it’s going to be one of those stories that develops slowly. I don’t even have all the details about it, but I have great hopes for this story. I like that it’s involving strong women in the business world. Right now I don’t have a lot of details, just enthusiasm really. Do you think Kate needs a sidekick or at least a few people working under her at Countess Wilhelmina?

Lauren: I love sidekicks. [laughter] I think everyone needs a sidekick. We’ll see how that works out. I’m hoping it does. We always have a lot of response when Kate’s assistant is there. You know, Chris [Ross Matthews], it’s always fun. And I think it always brings out another side to a character when there’s someone close enough that they can share confidences with. That’s why I always like when she’s with Chris because you’re seeing a different side of Kate. I hope that happens. There’s word that Lisa Rinna is returning as Billie. Can you comment on that?

Lauren: I’m not sure what’s happening with that, if it’s confirmed or not. I don’t know. I would look forward to the character of Billie coming back. It’s an interesting phenomenon because I’ve had three different daughters. Three different actresses who have played my daughter. Sometimes I think, “Oh, she has triplets.” We’ll have to see. Kate has Austin [Patrick Muldoon] back now. How are you enjoying that dynamic again?

Lauren: Kate had…all of her children left town. It was sad. I mean, it was nice because we could really concentrate on her and her life, but I like how it’s developed over the years where it’s less Kate interfering in her children’s lives and it’s more the wonderful relationships that occur when your children become adults. Now with Austin back in town, I think we’re going to be able to explore that. I had never worked with Patrick Muldoon before. He was on the show before me. It was wonderful getting to meet him. We haven’t had a lot of scenes together yet, but the ones we’ve had have been great fun to do. We did one yesterday as a matter of fact. It’s great. We’re learning about each other and the relationship and I’m looking forward to it. And if Billie comes back, we’d just need Lucas [Bryan Dattilo] to kind of complete…

Lauren: I know. I would love that. I would love that. Bryan Dattilo and I, it goes way back, so long. There’s been so much story between Kate and Lucas. I was clearing out my dressing room the other day and I have a lot of tape, because I tape the show as I do it, and I was looking at them…it was like ten years ago. I forget how much they went through together. It’s just amazing. I would love to see that happen. We’ll see. Speaking of Lucas, we had some fans write in with some questions for you. Natalie wants to know your favorite Kate/Lucas/Sami [Alison Sweeney] scene.