In a blockbuster interview with TV Guide Canada's Nelson Branco, ousted Days of Our Lives legend Deidre Hall (ex-Marlena)finally speaks out on her exit from the series she helped keep on the air for decades. Hall also addressed those pesky rumors of a feud between herself and Crystal Chappell (Carly), which have followed both actresses since Chappell originally left DAYS in 1993.
TVG: Speaking of relationships, in a recent interview with Crystal Chappell [Ed. Note: click here for the interview], I asked her about the reported feud between you both. She said, “If there were issues with Deidre, I didn’t know about them. I would guess that she didn’t like me very much, but I could be wrong about that. I was a troubled young person. I was overworked. I made a lot of problems for myself. I was suicidal. I was in a very, very bad place. I left, not because I thought I’d be a big star; I left because I needed to get my health back. As for the rifts, I don’t know. I was very miserable to be around at that time. I spent most of time in between DAYS and One Life in therapy.” Do you have a reaction?
DH: I never understood why there was a question over the fact that we never got along. Like so many things, it is a mystery now and still is. I have always thought Crystal is an incredible actress — and still is. Her work is so intense. I still remember a scene she did with Peter Reckell over a pool table which prompted me to say out loud, “God, where does that intensity come from?” I’m sorry to hear she was having personal difficulty during that time. But I never had an issue with Crystal. I didn’t know her well. But when I got there, she was gone soon after so there is no basis for that rumour.
Well, now that that's settled, can somebody please bring my Marlena back to Salem? Sami (Alison Sweeney) needs her mama now more than ever!