As all the women in my family watch Days of Our Lives, I was thrilled to be given the opportunity to speak with long time performer (and all around lovely lady) from the series, Deidre Hall. The video interview was set up in honour of Peacock’s Days of Our Lives: Beyond Salem, a sort of Avengers-like team up which is the first for NBC’s streamer, in which Hall’s Marlena and Drake Hogestyn’s John Black work together to go on a search for Alamainian gemstones that formerly adorned a gold peacock. The limited series brings together current and past cast members and is a hell of a caper! Even fan favourites Lisa Rinna and Charles Shaughnessy return and it’s the perfect way to bring the soap opera, which has been running since 1965 (!), into the streaming age.
In our Zoom chat, Deidre Hall spoke to us from her spectacular home and gave us the inside scoop about her on-set shorthand with Drake Hogestyn, reuniting with the hilarious Charles Shaughnessy, and she shared her favourite Marlena storyline of all time.
Days of Our Lives: Beyond Salem begins streaming tomorrow on STACKTV and Peacock. New episodes will be available daily culminating with the finale on Friday, September 10.