Congrats to Deidre Hall (Marlena, Days Of Our Lives) who was selected as the star of the month. Learn more here--->>
What a month it has been in Salem on “Days Of Our Lives” and most of it due to the shenanigans that the Devil had caused! Deidre Hall (Dr. Marlena Evans) has been doing a phenomenal job with this storyline and keeping viewers highly entertained. There are so many different aspects to the character and the story that show off Deidre Hall’s incredible talents: the Devil who is creepy, funny, and a bit campy; the Devil pretending to be Marlena to keep her cover where she has to pretend to be empathetic and compassionate as her but slips a little from time to time, and then of course as Marlena herself when the Devil is not possessing her and she’s trying to catch up on everything the Devil has done while using her and pretending to be her. It can’t be easy, but Deidre Hall makes it seem effortless!
Some of the highlights this month:
1) The Devil, as Marlena dressed as a devil on Halloween, bringing back Charlie Dale, Deimos Kiriakis, and Nick Fallon from the dead and even kissing Nick. This highlighted the devilish charm (pun intended) that Deidre Hall brings to The Devil.
2) The Devil turning Susan Banks into a cat and trying to keep cover in front of Belle and Shawn.
3) When Marlena realizes what the Devil has been up to; having locked up John and Susan in the DiMera crypt. Deidre Hall perfectly showed how confused and then devastated Marlena felt when she realized what happened to John and Susan.
4) The Devil as Marlena telling Chanel about Paulina’s secret; that Lani is biologically Paulina’s daughter followed by the drama that unfolded at the church when Chanel spilled the secret. Even when she wasn’t the focus of the scenes, fans couldn’t help but take note at the facial expressions Deidre Hall made. The Devil as Marlena was thoroughly enjoying the chaos and proud of herself that her plan worked.
5) The phone call between Marlena and Sami. How wonderful it was to have this brief reunion between mother and daughter!
6) Doug revealing to everyone that Marlena is really The Devil. When The Devil realized the jig was up, she broke out the handcuffs and tossed Shawn across the table. Deidre Hall yet again blended creepy, funny, and campy all in one in that moment perfectly.
7) Possibly the fan favorite moment: When Paulina confronted Marlena about telling Chanel her secret and she called Marlena a bitch. The Devil as Marlena turned toward her with those Devil contact eyes and said, “Who are you calling a bitch, Bitch?” The facial expression and line delivery was spot on!
Deidre Hall continues to knock her scenes out of the park and fans can not wait to see what happens next!
(Article written by Adriana Grecco)