Soap Hub broke the news last week that Jordi Vilasuso is out as Dario on Days of Our Lives (DOOL). Now the actor has finally spoken out about his exit.
Vilasuso took to Instagram to share his feelings about leaving the show and what the experience meant to him (see below).
His departure wasn’t a total shock considering how the writing has been for Dario lately, leaning more towards the dark side as he trapped Abigail (Marci Miller) into a marriage under the guise of keeping him safe from being deported to Mexico.
He was so desperately in love with her that he didn’t care what her feelings were. In fact, he knew she was still in love with Chad (Billy Flynn), who is now involved with Dario’s sister, Gabi (Camila Banus).
The actor spoke with Soap Hub briefly about the challenge of playing this side of Dario.
“To be perfectly honest, it’s been difficult. It’s been a difficult storyline to wrap my head around, because here’s this guy who’s going after this woman who is married, right, and he’s lying to her. So these are all things that I’m like, ‘How am I justifying it?’
“And the only way I could really justify it is that he’s really in love with this girl and that he knows he can provide for her better than her husband.”
But, that explanation is still too much for fans to accept as they long to have their favorite couple back together. So, it isn’t overly shocking that Dario has been shown the door.
In the meantime, read the actor’s parting words of gratitude from Instagram and watch more from our interview with Vilasuso.
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Yes, it’s true- my Days are numbered. I’ve been wanting to speak on this for awhile but out of respect and love for the show I’ve stayed quiet. @nbcdays has brought me so much joy! NBC, Sony, Ken Corday @gregmeng , Albert Alarr, and the entire crew who make this show possible have all been such pleasure to work for and with. Although I wish Dario would have gone in a different direction, being a part of the Hernandez family was one of the best parts of the gig thanks to @abonemartinez , @ggering, and @camilabanus. Mi familia always took me on a rollercoaster of belly hurting laughter and tears that I would look forward to whenever I got the opportunity to mix it up with them. I’m grateful to the women that escaped Dario’s grasp as well.. 😉 @ari8675, @ximenaduque, and @_marcimiller_ are such beautiful actors both inside and out and always inspired me to work at a higher level. Lastly, the fans! You are the ones who keep this show going. I’ve gotten to know some of you personally and your passion for the stories and characters is infectious. Your opinions of Dario were hilarious and often mutually shared! Ha! So here’s to @nbcdays ! May you have many more years to come! It’s been a hell of a ride! #dool #nextchapter #lookingforward