Deidre Hall’s character, Dr. Marlena Evans reappears in the 56th season of the soap opera
Deidre Hall takes no chances when it comes to filming certain scenes.
On Monday, the “Days of Our Lives” star appeared on “The Kelly Clarkson Show” and opened up about her character, Dr. Marlena Evans, who gets attracted again in the soap opera’s 56th season.
“Twenty-five years ago, Marlena was possessed by the devil, if you remember her,” said the 73-year-old. “And we just revisited that.”
According to Hall, the story would go “all the way through Christmas”, adding that the cast had “just finished a huge Christmas show involving capture.”
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The actress also said that she took protective measures to prepare for the story.
“When we started the story, our executive producer and showrunner, Ken Corday, was actually sent on holy water and a cross,” Hall explained. “And every time we do a scene where I’m in possession, I take it on stage and offer anyone some holy water — and everyone says yes. So, we go through the whole set. go around.”
Hall has played Evans on “Days of Our Lives” since 1976. In 1994, the series introduced a story where Stefano DiMera (Joseph Mascolo) hypnotized Evans into falling in love with her, people magazine informed of. As a result of that action he was left open to demonic possession. In the end, she succumbed to Satan.
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The story continued until 1995 and concluded that in the summer, deadline.com informed of. The outlet shared that John Black, Evans’ husband, who was believed to be a priest, had an emergency exorcism.
In September, NBC announced that the show would revisit the popular narrative this fall.
As Deadline reports, a statement from the network said, “Fans can look forward to twists and turns you’d never suspect as well as familiar faces returning to save the day.” “This time, Satan knows no bounds and no one is safe in Salem!”