NBC ‘Days of Our Lives’ (DOOL) spoilers tease that star Greg Vaughan recently opened up about his decision to leave Salem. Here’s what he has to say.
Speaking to Soap Opera Digest in a new interview, the handsome actor said that it has been some time since he first thought about leaving the show that helped make him a household name in the soap world. He told the publication, “I originally started thinking about leaving after the first year I returned to the show, so around 2017.
NBC ‘Days of Our Lives’ Spoilers: Greg Vaughan Opens Up About His Decision To Leave DOOL
When they let me go [in 2016], they wanted to just sit Eric for a bit. They didn’t know for how long, but they just wanted to take him off canvas. Over the course of those last 13 weeks, they put him in a direction and sent him to prison.
And then after, people were disappointed, they weren’t happy. I think because the scenes that they never really delivered on, which was why they brought Eric back on the canvas, was for a reunion of Eric and Nicole. I mean, that has been a long thread of history, a supercouple that never really blossomed.”
Greg also says that he appreciated the fact that he had the ability to share his own thoughts on where his character should go on the show. In fact, he loved being able to communicate with executive producer and head writer Ron Carlivati from a creative standpoint.
The handsome actor explained, “You put your hope and faith in people, and understandably you’re there to do a job. There’s a lot of pressure from every angle. It was for the show. It was about the vision. It was about the renewal.
So I kind of played it out. I didn’t want to experience the same thing, having a job, and then being fired. I made sure within my contract that I had options to do other things. I was doing one year [contracts] and re-upping if I wanted to. After the first year and nothing really shaping up at midway through my second year, I knew right then that I was not going to continue very much longer.”
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