As Marlena Evans on Days of our Lives
, Deidre Hall
has the distinction of experiencing what some might consider the most outrageous circumstances of any character in soap opera history. Through the course of her existence on the program, she has been possessed by the devil, has plunged from a 30-story window (which she survived by the way), has been used as a surrogate for genetically engineered babies Rex and Cassie during a four-year coma, has been hypnotized to believed she was a serial killer, has become pregnant late in life and has suffered a miscarriage that caused her to have hysterical amnesia. Soon, however, the 60-year-old actress will be getting caught in yet another unusual storyline as she takes double duty on the long-running soap.
Thanks to Soap.com, we now know that Deidre Hall will not only be playing the infamous character she has portrayed for 30 years, but her twin sister Samantha as well.
“Yes she is, but it's only for a day,” a source from the show told Soaps.com about Hall's dual role.
While this is a first for Hall, this isn't the first time Samantha has surfaced on Days of our Lives.
Previously, she was played by Deidre Hall's real life twin sister Andrea Hall in the late ‘70s and early ‘80s.
As of this moment, there is no word yet on when Hall will be pulling off her double duty so fans will have to stay tuned to find out.
Aside from Days of our Lives
, Hall appeared as the super heroine Electra Woman in ElectraWoman and DynaGirl.
She was also cast on Emergency!
as Nurse Sally Lewis and as Barbara Anderson on The Young and the Restless.
In 1986, she played Jesse Witherspoon on the family drama Our House
, which lasted for two seasons. Hall left Days of our Lives
in 1987 but eventually made her dramatic return in 1991 and has remained on the soap since then.
-Kris De Leon, BuddyTV Staff Columnist
(Image courtesy of NBC)