Thinking Fans Comment Update: John says “Deidre’s Marlena is imo the greatest soap heroine ever” … though Alan Ryan prefers the Dr. Marlena Evans of the 70s and 80s … and more. See Comments below.
By Marlena De Lacroix
In 1986 I was given an assignment by a major women’s magazine to interview Deidre Hall, the star of Days of Our Lives, who had just premiered in a primetime show called Our House.
I had been a Days fan for a long time, and had always been fascinated by how perfect, even-tempered and all-American Deidre seemed, both on and off the screen. (There was certainly no one who looked or acted like Dr. Marlena in ethnic Queens where I grew up!) The angle of the story I proposed was to find the “real” Deidre Hall. So I went to [Read more…]