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LA Times article on Drake Hogestyn; March 1, 2009
Topic Started: Mar 1 2009, 11:31 PM (3,275 Views)
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Mar 2 2009, 12:40 PM
Yeah, he probably just feels like he gave his life to this, and for what?

But he shouldn't. It's just a cycle. It's life.
Yep you know what they say "Life is what happens while your making plans" or something to that effect lmfao!

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Mar 2 2009, 04:57 AM
Wow. I was never a fan, but after reading that I feel sorry for him. I thought he sort of got lost in the uproar about Deidre Hall. Now I feel like I should find him and give him a hug.

It does sound like he regrets soap operas though he really shouldn't. He entertained a lot of people for a long time, and a lot of actors would kill for that opportunity.

Thanks for posting...even if it is one of the saddest things I've read in awhile.
I think what he regrets is that he didn't try other things along the way. Now all he has on his resume is Days of Our Lives. While not a terrible thing, it might not help get you any new jobs, especially if you are mostly identified as one character.
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Drake IS Viagra for many women

LOL!! Isn't that the truth. I felt bad for him from what was said in the article. Reading other articles he's done interviews for throughout the past 20+ years, it seems he had such hopes and expectations for his character, and after playing him for so long, you just can't help but be invested. I know for a fact from what he's said in the past that he was most definitely grateful for his long run on the show. So I'm sure he, along with the rest of us, was quite let down by what transpired the last year or so, the last few months in particular. But his fate is no longer in the hands of those other people and I'm glad he's getting back out there!! Although, I must say I really hope he doesn't take that Viagra commercial!! Oh, Drake. :hug: I hope he gets another steady gig somewhere.
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Wow...Viagra commercial? Desperate times, I guess. The article was a bit melodramatic but I guess I can see why. This article represents what so many fired vets in the business have gone through. It's sad but we've all seen it in the past 5 years or so. Beloved vets get fired and that seems to be it for them as far mas major roles go. He may get a minor role or a recurring role but it's hard to get anything big.

In a way, I can see why he would regret being in soaps because he was on one for so long and played one character for so long. Now, he's an older actor and there is not exactly a healthy market for actors his age. Plus, he's not exactly the most talented. He's going to have a hard time so I hope he is open to whatever comes his way, even if it's just commercials. Maybe his book will do well or maybe he should explore things in health and fitness. That could be good.

The only thing that bothers me is he still doesn't seem like the Drake I used to love. He hasn't in about 5 years. I think there has only been a few times where he has in recent years. I don't think he comes off bitter here like he has in some interviews in the past few years but he still seems to be a bit robotic, especially when he uses big words for no reason at all. It comes off egotistical. Thankfully, he didn't do that too much here but the interview was in bits and pieces so not much room for that. He seemed more natural but he still seemed off to me.

Is this his only post exit interview? Dee did have her video chat but Drake hasn't really had an in-depth chat with anyone since. I understand they both wanted to go quietly but a part of me is still hoping for something where they both speak a bit more about what happened sometime down the road.
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Mar 2 2009, 12:20 PM
Mar 2 2009, 09:32 AM
Thanks for the article, I wish De would do some too. I'd love to hear how she's doing and what she's planning to do now. ((:
I think Deidre did an interview with Joan Lunden (was it Lifetime?) not sure, but it's posted on her website. Sounds like she's doing fine.
Thanks for posting the interview Ellie. I don't think it's unusual to look back over a job you've had for a long time and wonder "what if?" I think it's something we all do. Sounds like Drake is doing fine, as well as Deidre. And since he's doing the SoapMania tour thing, I think he'll still be showing some of his John Black persona!
Yep, I've seen that clip, but I would like to see a written article of her (;
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