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Fans have been waiting for this return for 2½ years! Drake Hogestyn and Deidre Hall are returning to NBC Daytime’s “Days Of Our Lives” as Dr. Marlena Evans and John Black! I had the chance to speak to both actors about their upcoming return to the show, which is September 26th!
First up, Deidre spoke to us about how she was approached back to the show. She also made mention that she has not see the show since her departure.
“I haven’t. My days got busy, and my life got full. I will say that I was so relieved that the people that I love continue to have work. I just didn’t watch.”
Drake Hogestyn and Deidre Hall interview with NaVell J. Lee, Buzzworthy Radio
Click HERE to LISTEN to this interview with DRAKE HOGESTYN and DEIDRE HALL!
She continues on about how it was like coming back to the show:
“That IS how it felt (not being away). Everyone has said, ‘Were you gone?’ A sea of smiling faces coming at us, and arms swung open. It was ticklish-ly good. It was great!”
Drake was up next! He described what the fans are expected to see on DAYS 2.0:
“When the fans tune in on September 26th, the writers will be redefining the characters. You actually make them black and white in their focus and their objective and who they are. By doing that, they are writing contemporary stories now, and stories that are ripped out of the headlines now. Stories that everyone can relate to now, and I am smack dab in the middle of it. It’s going to be a great umbrella story that will pull in a lot of favorites.”
Listen to the whole show to hear Drake continue talking about his first day back and how it took three hours to get inside, as well pledging to eat healthier to Deidre (HELP!)!
Na’Vell Lee is a veteran radio host with several years of experience on “The R&N Show” as well as guest apparearances on the “DJ/QT Show” on WBVR, and “The Kensy Awards,” an Internet award broadcast for fan fictions/blogs. His most recent gig was a run on the popular Blog Talk Radio show “In The Zone”. In addition to his hosting career, Na’Vell is also a seasoned actor. He is currently starring on the long-running radio drama SCRIPTS & SCRUPLES. Previously, he starred on radio soap ROCKLAND COUNTY as bartender, Damien Givens, along side daytime stars Kale Browne, Kurt McKinney and Anne Sayre. His theater credits include SOUTH PACIFIC and THE MUSIC MAN. With Buzzworthy Radio he hopes to bring his passion for the arts to fans around the world. In his spare time, he loves computers, being creative and just going out and having fun.