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Days of Our Lives, Cast
From the first time they met, Dr. Marlena Evans and John Black knew they’d be together forever. “Days of Our Lives” stars Deirdre Hall and Drake Hogestyn, who play one of the longest-lasting couples on daytime TV, have revealed that they knew they’d stick around as soon as Hogestyn joined the show in 1986.
“I think it was my first week on the show, and [Hall] said, ‘Honey, you’re going to be here till the cows come home,’” Hogestyn recalled in an interview with Toronto’s “The Morning Show” on Tuesday.
Hall added, “He was a perfect match for the part.”
Hogestyn, Hall, and other members of the cast were in Toronto to promote the book “Days of our Lives Better Living: Cast Secrets for a Healthier, Balanced Life.”
Hall, 66, has played Dr. Evans since 1976, and 10 years later, Hogestyn turned up on the NBC series as her patient, John Black. Sick with amnesia, he fell in love with his doctor while she nursed him back to health. Since they got together, the onscreen couple has been married three times and have four children together.
Hall and Hogestyn were nominated in 1998 for a Soap Opera Digest award for “Hottest Romance,” and they won the award for “Favorite Couple” in 2005.
“It’s ‘love conquers all,’ and I think that’s what the audience sees,” Hogestyn, 60, said.
On Thursday, Hogestyn will also stop by Chapters in West Edmonton Mall; on the same day, Hall will be at Chapters Metrotown in Vancouver.