Next week, Days of our Lives fans will say goodbye to Greg Vaughan, who has played Eric Brady since 2012 when the character exits the canvas to serve a prison sentence following the car crash that took the life of Dr. Daniel Jonas. Eric, was the drunk driver behind the wheel that caused the crash. Since leaving DAYS, Greg has begun filming a role in OWN’s new soapy drama, Queen Sugar that is currently filming in New Orleans.
In this week’s issue of Soap Opera Digest on newsstands now, Vaughan opens up in an interview about his final scenes, what precipitated his exit from the long-running NBC soap opera, and more.
On Eric’s emotionally intense scenes when he exit the canvas for prison stripes, Vaughan shared: “When Eric leaves the canvas, I have an eight-minute scene and I rewrote some of it.” He went on to say of his co-stars: “It’s the greatest scene that I have had. It was me, Deidre Hall, (Marlena) Drake Hogestyn (John) and Josh Taylor (Roman). I moved everybody into a huddle and I told them … (gets emotional) … just thinking about it … I was saying thank you, for having the chance to be there and share the stage and play and connect with every one of them, and how much I appreciated them. I said, ‘This is going to be the mark, this is my thumbprint, and my final thing and I just want to make a connection, so let’s do it.”‘
So, are you ready to say goodbye to Greg Vaughan on DAYS? Do you hope he will return one day? Are you looking forward to seeing Eric say goodbye to his loved ones? Comment below!