News spread late yesterday that 17 year Days of our Lives star, Bryan Dattilo has been officially let go by the NBC sudser. And today in The Star, Bryan, who has played Lucas Roberts Horton, a Salem on again, off again bad boy, gave the magazine some quotes. As we learned yesterday, Datillo was informed just before the shows Christmas hiatus that he would not be coming back and the series would not pick up his option ( his contract was set to run out in February 2010).
Dattilo to The Star: “I really enjoyed my years on DAYS and I am grateful for having had the opportunity to travel the world and meet so many great fans in person. For the past couple years I’ve had to turn down jobs that would move me to prime-time because I was under contract to DAYS. But now that I am not tied to the show, I can explore some new and exciting opportunities.” The piece said that his DAYS co-star, Alison Sweeney (Sami) displayed her disappointment via Twitter by saying, “I’m seriously devestated” Dattilo, who already taped his final scenes will last air in February.