About Deidre Hall:
Deidre Ann Hall is an American actress best known for her portrayal of Dr. Marlena Evans on NBC's daytime drama Days of Our Lives, which she has played for 32 years. The character is considered an icon to the soap, and has experienced some of the most outrageous storylines in soap opera history. She is also an ambassador for Operation Smile.
I don't work a five-day week as a rule, and I've managed to fill that time up. It hasn't been that hard. I volunteer at school. I'm working because I love it. Yet, I don't not envy women who have a stay-at-home job, because you miss stuff.Deidre Hall
The fact is that daytime television is less valued than nighttime, and it's partly because of the product that we produce. We do a one-hour show in 12 hours. Nighttime produces a one-hour show in seven to nine days.Deidre Hall