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Deidre Hall and Drake Hogestyn Interview – Days of DAYS 2013

Days of our Lives favorites Deidre Hall and Drake Hogestyn chat with Michael Fairman at Day of DAYS 2013! Drake shares his excitement to be back on DAYS after John was sent off the canvas. Deidre discusses the recent showdown scenes between Marlena and Kristen and working with Eileen Davidson. Plus, the iconic duo preview the difficulties facing John and Marlena, and if they can find their way back into each other’s arms!

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  1. Stephanie

    November 13, 2013 at 8:45 pm

    What a great interview. Can’t wait to see Drake back on the show, and the process of Marlena and John reuniting, stronger than ever!

    • Lucille

      February 11, 2014 at 10:00 pm

      Counting the days for Drakes return! Can’t be soon enough for me! t
      Deidre and Drake are the best of the best! Love them and miss them so much!!!

  2. kate

    November 13, 2013 at 9:08 pm

    we will follow you anywhere Drake LOL

  3. Mary H

    November 13, 2013 at 9:30 pm

    Michael, thank you for a wonderful interview. It is going to be such fun watching D&D work through their situation and hopefully end up in their special love story. I am excited beyond words that our efforts paid off and we have the fantastic actor Drake coming home. Just hoping the writers give D& D a great s/l

    • Lois

      November 14, 2013 at 7:36 pm

      So am I excited beyond words. I don’t know what days long term plan was, but I definitely think we had a pretty big influence in this turn of events. That make me happy, now we just need a really wonderful storyline that brings them back to their roots. As characters their love is forever, as actors their friendship is the same.

  4. LInda

    November 13, 2013 at 10:51 pm

    ROTFLMAO at Drake! OMG, I could watch his interviews all day, such a RIOT! Thank you Michael for showcasing how estatic the DAYS fans are to have this fabulous actor back on the show, NOW it feels complete again, great job!

  5. Pam

    November 13, 2013 at 11:26 pm

    I am SO excited to have Drake Hogestyn off the bench & under contract once again! Drake has been sorely missed by ALL of his fans! It seems like forever till February when we get to see Drake on our TV screens once again,back in Salem,where he belongs. Hopefully,Drake will have a fantasically LONG storyline now! YEAH! Go Drake! Can’t wait!!!!

  6. LindyB

    November 14, 2013 at 12:24 am

    ROTFLMAO at Drake! OMG, he is a RIOT without trying! Drake just has that natural humor that comes out in everything he does and I LOVE it how he thanked the fans for getting him off the bench and how he NEVER loses contact with the camera. He is always smiling at it and engaging the audience! My ONLY criticism is when Deidre is talking there is NO reason for the camera man to cut Drake RIGHT out of the shot. I LOVE seeing his cute facial expressions regarding the topic being discussed. Deidre isn’t cut out of shots when just Drake is talking so there is no reason for it so PLEASE keep him in the shot. Besides that, PERFECT. Thanks so much Michael!

    • Lois

      November 14, 2013 at 7:47 pm

      I noticed that too and thought is was odd, distracting, just for the record. Enjoy the Drake & Michael action as Dee is trying to describe the USB thing, then loved Dee’s , Boys, Boys, Boys comment! Enjoyed the Yin/Yang ~ female/male thing going on too.

      • LindyB

        November 15, 2013 at 12:52 am

        Exactly Lois, it made me sad because Drake has FABULOUS facial expressions and he is so funny without even trying to be, I wanted to see his reaction to what Deidre and Michael were saying. I watched the other interviews and none of the other actors were removed from the shot but Drake was removed twice. Like I said though, that isn’t Michael’s fault but hopefully next time the camera man will keep in mind that joint interviews means all three people stay in the shot.

  7. heidi

    November 14, 2013 at 5:34 am

    Fun interview… Michael!!! Love both Drake and Diedre!!! So hapy he is coming back and so hoping they will be back together again!!!

  8. Poenie

    November 14, 2013 at 11:43 am

    What a great interview. Great cheers from South Africa.Thanks Michael! We adore J&M and you! Thank you for asking the questions from the fans perspective. Can’t wait to see our favorite couple on screen again. Thank god Drake is back. Hope they don’t drag out the story line too long before they reunite. Hope John pulls out some good tricks to win her back.

  9. No1_ILoveLucyFan

    November 14, 2013 at 2:54 pm

    Excellent interview, Mr. Fairman. I’m thrilled Drake is coming back & I’m truly looking forward to seeing the J&M storyline in ’14 & beyond! Still hoping that they’ll do some in-character tweets – the fans are missing those like crazy!! XOXOXO to all!

    • Lois

      November 14, 2013 at 7:49 pm

      Yes Drake & Deidre, please bring back twitterflittering at least until Drake arrives back front and center.

  10. Lois

    November 14, 2013 at 7:32 pm

    Michael I love you with them BECAUSE you always get to the heart of things like no other interviewer. I think Deidre & Drake like your approach too .They seem to save their best stuff for you. I adore both of them not just in their roles as John & Marlena, but as Deidre & Drake too. I have never had the pleasure of meeting either one of them, but for me & many others they are the heart, the soul, the everything of the show. What a great interview.

  11. G Mathieson

    November 14, 2013 at 11:32 pm


    In 2013, after many, many decades, Australian fans have been denied free-to-air viewing of “Days of Our Lives”. Later in 2013, episodes re-commenced via the internet, on – this involves expensive downloading which the average person cannot afford. What’s more, why should we have to sit up at a computer to view television shows which should be on free-to-air television. The elderly in nursing homes are not in a position to view Crackle.

    Whether it be the fault of Sony Australia and/or Channel 9, Sydney, it is quite criminal that they have done this to its viewers. It was bad enough that Australian viewers were denied four years’ of episodes (with a view to bringing us up-to-date with the USA viewers) – now this.

  12. LindyB

    November 15, 2013 at 12:55 am

    LOL, Drake in this interview reminds me I need to start drinking more water!

  13. Maryann

    November 15, 2013 at 6:17 am

    The two of you are adorable together on screen and off and that is what makes you so special. The John and Marlena fans formed a unity and worked hard to get our man Drake off the bench and back on screen. Hopefully, the writers saw how important John and Marlena are to the fans and they give us the most beautiful romantic love story in 2014. We love you Drake & Dee.

  14. Emily M

    November 15, 2013 at 10:11 am

    Very very excited!! for Drake’s return and to watch John & Marlena reuniting once again and their lovestory unfolding once again better & stronger than ever!!!!! Thanks for this interview Michael..

  15. Claud

    November 16, 2013 at 8:52 am

    Thanks for the interview with Deidre and Drake! Made me smile πŸ™‚ Can’t wait for John Black to be back on screen and for John and Marlena to work things out. They have always been the best couple in daytime and they have so much story left to tell. Looking forward to seeing them back on screen together!!

  16. AliciaE

    November 16, 2013 at 7:11 pm

    I’ve sure enjoyed seeing Marlena shine on her own lately. Deidre is hilarious! I fell in love with Days watching my mom watch Marlena long before John came into the picture, so this has been a treat. Hopefully they let her continue to shine outside of her relationship with John. Looking forward to John/Brady scenes and happy for John/Marlena fans with Drake’s return.

  17. Deb

    November 17, 2013 at 9:54 am

    Great interview! It’ll be great seeing Drake back. Hope John and Marlena get back together real soon!!

  18. scott harden

    November 18, 2013 at 4:52 pm

    So glad Drake is back!

  19. Sam

    January 24, 2014 at 10:44 pm

    LOVE IT!

    They are still magic together and I can’t wait to see them on screen again.

    Keep them on or I stop watching again!

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