It makes sense she’s willing to take on anything — what could be more intimidating than the demanding daytime schedule? and she’s often required to memorize between 10 and 30 pages per day.

But to hear her tell it, she would have it no other way.

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“But like anything else, when you end up in a situation when someone you love is in crisis, that sort of all falls away. She’s empathetic, and she’s concerned, and I think there’s time to sort out everything else after she makes sure he’s going to be ok.” Photo Credit! And it’s part of what makes the couple so enduring and endearing, and it also gives them longevity.

— Howard Wise/JPI Studios as used on data-medium-file=" data-large-file=" class="size-full wp-image-39642" src=" alt="Howard Wise/JPI Studios" width="640" height="400" srcset=" sizes="(max-width: 640px) 100vw, 640px"/And, she explains, the couple’s ability to get through anything life throws their way is what makes the pairing so popular. Because we need that couple on the show: We need that couple that is rock solid, unwavering.

With the latter still in a coma, what’s to happen for the beloved pair?

“They’ve been on a pretty rocky path lately, and he’s behaved pretty badly and has been gone and just unavailable to her,” Hall explains of the character’s behavior before his recent medical woes.

“It was brilliantly written, and I thought it was exquisitely delivered: Everyone had their own in character moment and their own story to tell and their own backstory. I can’t think of a thing that could have made it any better. — Howard Wise/JPI Studios as used on data-medium-file=" data-large-file=" class="size-full wp-image-39638" src=" alt="Howard Wise/JPI Studios" width="640" height="400" srcset=" sizes="(max-width: 640px) 100vw, 640px"/“I also think that the writers are so facile in helping us accept something with which we’re not familiar,” she continues.

“By having Marlena say, ‘Yeah, ok, the wedding is fine, that’s ok,’ we sort of take her lead. She is fair, she’s decent, she’s understanding, she’s compassionate.

I can’t read that many magazines.’ We thrive on it.” During an interview, the stunning Hall is seated in her dressing room mere yards away from the sets where so much conniving and backstabbing take place.

Paintings of her two sons, whom she calls “the absolute joys of my life,” hang on the wall.

“It’s the hardest job there is because of the pace,” she says.

“But those of us who work at this pace think, ‘If I did film, I’d shoot myself!

But her second family is her cast and crew, many of whom she has known for years.