‘Days of Our Lives’ (DOOL) spoilers find that Bryan Dattilo had a hard time filming the fake brain tumor storyline we’ve been watching on our screens these past couple of weeks.
While he saw the humor in it all, especially playing against ‘straight man’ Nadia Bjorlin (Chole Lane) who knew nothing of the scam he and Sami DiMera (Alison Sweeney) were pulling, the medical side hit a little too close to home.
“In real life I had just found out that my wife has breast cancer,” he explained, “and I had to play a brain tumor cancer.”
‘Days of Our Lives’ Spoilers: Bryan Dattilo (Lucas Horton) Describes Why the Brain Tumor Storyline Was So Hard For The Veteran Actor
He admits the heaviness of his wife’s health woes made it difficult to play the humor in the storyline .
“All of this cancer stuff. Just at that specific time for me- a week into it- I don’t feel like I was playing the fun in it enough because there were some serious undertones for me. I just hope I didn’t cheat it by having too much personal stuff mute the humor in it.”
49 year old Dattilo has played Lucas Horton since 1993 and loves how his character has developed over the almost two decades he has been seen on DOOL fans’ screens.
“I feel like Lucas is the voice of the audience,” he told Soap Opera Digest. “When I say something, I’m actually bringing up a point of view that a lot of people want to know about. I do ask a lot of questions, but Lucas is kind of the relay between the audience and the show.”
He also enjoys fan reaction to the character and his portrayal. “It’s very rewarding to travel as Lucas. In L.A., they don’t care who you are. But if I travel outside of California, I’m huge! People love Lucas! And I think it’s because he represents what they feel.”
Right know fans feel a lot for Bryan and his wife of 10 years, Elizabeth Cameron. We here at Daily Soap Dish also wish Bryan, Elizabeth and their family well and keep our fingers crossed for a speedy remission and recovery.
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