She is irreplaceable and irrepressible and rarely gives interviews, but when Jane Elliot does decide to talk she damn well delivers! On the occasion of General Hospital's 51st anniversary, TV Guide Magazine spoke with the Emmy-winning actress about her legacy as bitch supreme Tracy Quartermaine. Elliot also cut loose on a variety of other topics, from her most famous leading man (Elvis Presley!) to her close, but chemically dangerous, friendship with Days of Our Lives' Deidre Hall. You'll never guess what the two soap queens plan to do when they retire!
TV Guide Magazine: We know you hate compliments and this will probably annoy the crap out of you but we gotta ask: Do you have any idea how beloved you are by the GH fans? They're especially excited about your Emmy pre nom, since you've long been a hold-out when it comes to awards.
Elliot: I don't tweet or do any other social media so I don't know what's being said out there. I certainly appreciate what you're telling me and I'm grateful for it but, whenever anybody tells me something like that, it just slides right off me like scrambled eggs off Teflon. I just don't let my mind go there.
You can fire her. But you can't stop her. Soap superstar Eileen Davidson, who returns to Days of Our Lives on Thursday, Oct. 11 as nutty hell-raiser Kristen Blake, hasn't been on the NBC serial in 14 years. And she wouldn't be on it now if she hadn't been unceremoniously dumped from her long-running role as heroine Ashley Abbott on CBS's The Young and the Restless.
Drake Hogestyn and Deidre Hall
They barely look a day over 11,000! The cast and crew of NBC's Days of Our Lives gathered on Friday, Sept. 28 to celebrate a remarkable TV milestone — the filming of the soap's 12,000th episode. Days icons Deidre Hall (Marlena) and Drake Hogestyn (John), seen here, were among those on hand, along with executive producer Ken Corday whose late dad, Ted Corday, was a cocreator of the show. Episode 12,000 will air on Jan. 11, 2013. In the meantime, check out TV Guide Magazine's exclusive photo gallery from the big day here!
Days of our Lives actress Deidre Hall stopped by TV Guide Network's studios Friday to chat with Hollywood 411's Audrey Cleo. In the exclusive sit-down interview airing Sunday at 7/6c, Hall shares her feelings about the dwindling number of soap operas — once a staple in daytime television...
Salem is about to get a lot less funny. That great fan favorite, and farceur extraordinaire, Louise Sorel has been pink-slipped from Days of Our Lives and will end her run as badass Vivian Alamain in the coming months. After several years away from Days, Sorel returned to the soap in 2009 with much fanfare and has continued to be one of its most acclaimed players. So what went haywire? TV Guide Magazine spoke with the star about her surprising exit.
TV Guide Magazine: What's the reason for not picking up your contract? Money? The recent change in head writers?
Sorel: My guess is that there's upheaval. The only thing I know for sure is that I'm...
Days of Our Lives
Cool news for fans of Days of Our Lives' John and Marlena...they're coming back! Only you won't find 'em on your TV. The legendary supercouple — played by Drake Hogestyn and Deidre Hall, who were axed in 2008 to cut production costs — will be among several MIA Days characters who appear in a new potboiler novel called Salem's Secrets, Scandals and Lies (Sourcebooks, Inc.). Due in November, just in time...
Days of Our Lives' Deidre Hall and Drake Hogestyn
It's the end of an era, as daytime television says goodbye to Days of Our Lives' John Black and Dr. Marlena Evans on Friday, Jan. 23. Read more about their sad sendoff — and share your favorite memories of the iconic couple — after the jump.
Deidre Hall and Drake Hogestyn
Days of Our Lives' much-beloved romantic duo and longtime stars Deidre Hall and Drake Hogestyn have been cut from NBC's only soap as it deals with budget cuts, the show announced in a statement Wednesday.
The shocking layoffs of the highly-paid veteran soap actors who play Dr. Marlena Evans and John Black come after the show's producers cut spending earlier this month to keep Days on the air for at least another 18 months.
The good news, if any, for fans ...
Days of Our Lives viewers have not seen the last of Stefano. In this video interview, Deidre Hall wonders who, with John still not himself, might help Marlena survive the indefatigable megalomaniac's latest reign of terror. Plus: Scoop on the dual role ahead for Hall!
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This Sunday, Oct. 28, from 9 pm to 12 am/ET, SOAPnet will usher in Halloween with The Devil Made Me Do it: Marlena's Possession, a three-hour revisiting of the 1995 Days of Our Lives storyline that will never be forgotten and not necessarily for the right reasons.The first hour finds Kristen wising up to Marlena's "darker" side, as Doc morphs into a panther and then sics a swarm of bees on Shawn. Hour 2 has Marlena taking flight a few feet above her bed Exorcist/Ghostbusters-style, at which point it's decided, "Yeah, we need help from a higher power." Then at 10 pm, John will use all the power of his cocked eyebrow to battle the devil for his beloved's soul.