NBC ‘Days of Our Lives’ (DOOL) spoilers find that star Deidre Hall is opening up about her long and successful career in Salem as her iconic character, Marlena Evans. Here’s what she has to say.
Speaking to Soap Opera Digest, Marlena opened up about the early days of her career and says that there were so many wonderful memories from that period of her life. She recalled, “ I remember shortly after I arrived, and I hope I’m not mistaking the period of time, but Bill [Hayes, Doug] and Susan [Seaforth Hayes, Julie] were married on the show and it was just a phenomenon. I mean, I didn’t really understand or appreciate it at that point what legends they were. For that wedding, we had allowed fans to come into the parking lot where they had larger moni- tors that were showing the taping of the show, just hundreds of fans who waited in line and couldn’t wait to be here. And, of course, Bill and Susan happened to carry the load of that whole ceremony.”
NBC ‘Days of Our Lives’ Spoilers: Star Deidre Hall (Marlena Evans) Opens Up About Her Long and Successful Career In Salem
The actress continued, “At one point, Susan turned around and said to the actors, and also, obviously to the hundreds of fans in the parking lot, ‘I know this is taking a long time. Thank you for being so patient.’ And I thought, ‘Oh, my gosh, she gets it all. She knows it all. She understands it all.’ Not just that she is having to carry an iconic moment on the show that fans have waited forever to see, but that there are other people who only stand and wait and watch, and the elegance of that, I went, ‘Oh, I want to grow up to be like her. I want to know what she knows and behave as she behaves.’ Just a treasure.”
The publication also pointed out that several decades later, both of Deidre’s characters Marlena and Hattie are still on the front burner of the show. For Deidre, she says that she is very appreciative of the fact that her character is still front and center for many of the soap’s storylines.
Deidre said, “It’s such high praise. At a time when budgets have fallen and salaries have fallen and characters don’t always get to stick around as long as they’d like to, to be considered part of a super couple, to be considered relevant to the show and the storytelling process, dare I say at any age, is beyond. It’s been a home for many, many, many years. It’s always such a good feeling to pull up to the security gate and have my card still work and to be invited back! It’s very meaningful and it is a home that I hope lasts forever.”
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