Vanessa Williams debuts as Dr. Valerie Grant October 25. Williams, who is the third actress to play Valerie, says, “Oh, my God, it was trial by fire! I hadn’t done a soap since New York. I think it was ANOTHER WORLD, and I had a small arc as a model. It was so different than how we do it at DAYS OF OUR LIVES.” The actress also teases that Valerie “has a little mystery to her.” To learn more about Williams — and Valerie — check out the latest issue of Digest, and be sure to tune into DAYS next week.