Fan-favorite Bryan Dattilo has been back on contract at Days of our Lives as Lucas Horton for a while now and fans are thrilled. A while back, the actor took part in a press junket to talk about what it’s like to be back on the show! Soap Hub was on the scene to get his thoughts.
DAYS Bryan Dattilo Talks Lucas
It’s great that you and Alison Sweeney (Sami) are back full-time! What are you looking forward to?
Bryan Dattilo: (Wryly) A lot of work and a lot of checks would be great, too! I can’t wait to have a lot of lines to study. Lucas has been on the sidelines [in the past]. I used to play college baseball and there’s that feeling when you’re watching the game from the sidelines because you’ve been injured. Your feeling is ‘When I get back in the game, I’m going to do this and I’m doing to do that!’ That’s how I feel right now.
How did your coming back to the show come about?
It came out of leftfield and was a quick conversation. They called me and asked if I wanted to come back and I said yes! I feel like there were some absences in the storyline. Lucas’s daughter, Allie [Lindsay Arnold], [had] been going through so much and at the beginning, Lucas wasn’t there for her. I was glad they called.
How did you feel about Another World stars Linda Dano (ex-Felicia) and Jackée Harry (ex-Lily) joining DAYS?
Lucas and Vivian [Linda Dano] used to run into each other all the time. I’ve always been a huge fan of Linda’s. I’ve always respected her as an actress. And Jackée? Come on! I’m old school. Occasionally, we have people on the show who trip me out. She’s one of them. Morgan Fairchild [ex-Anjelica] was one, too.
Does Lucas have a job these days?
He used to be involved with stories at Titan and [Countess] Wilhelmina, cutting deals [with people]. I’m not sure what he’s doing now, but I think it’d be cool if he got a chance to work with Philip [Jay Johnson].
Lucas and Sami have never been a traditional couple – how would you describe their relationship?
I think Lucas has looked at Sami as the love of his life. Sami may have had her eye somewhere else. It was honest for Lucas when he fell in love with her, but maybe they had too much of a ‘real’ relationship rather than the fairytale romance she might have been looking for. I think they have a true love. Theirs is found in the more comfortable moments of life – not the ones that take you into complete bliss. Theirs is more of an honest relationship. [Wryly] As Sami grows older and wiser, she’ll see the error of her ways and she’ll crawl back to him. Remember – they’ve been known to break beds!
On a personal note, what’s been something good that’s happened to you in 2020?
I’m in a room in my house now that used to belong to my son [Gabe]. He moved out! I love my son to death! I couldn’t ask for a better son, but we butted heads a lot between the ages [he was] 13 to 20. He met a girl and moved out [he has since had a baby, making Dattilo a grandfather!]. So, I get to have his room. I bought a piano for the corner and I have a dartboard in here, too. I took over his room!