It’s a classic Days of Our Lives wedding for Adrienne and Lucas, complete with a surprise interruption: the bride’s ex-husband storms in to break things up.
“I go crazy. It’s old Justin,” says Wally Kurth (Justin). “I think the fans are going to love it.”
Adrienne and Lucas are at the altar ready to get married, when Justin storms in. That is, after he reflects back on his and Adrienne’s courtship and the deep love they’ve shared.
A Mountain of Memories
“I had a series of about 13 flashbacks. I swear, it had be at least five minutes,” recounts Kurth with a laugh. “After all those flashbacks, Justin was like, ‘My God, I want her back.’
I remember reading it all in the script, and it just kept going and going. They have all that old material. They might as well use it.”
In all his years on soaps, Kurth’s never stopped a wedding. So, he was excited to see the turn in the script. “I love The Graduate. That’s an awesome movie,” he notes. “And I’ve never done it before. So it was really fun. Of course, Lucas has every right to be just incensed and deservedly takes a whack at Justin. It’s just really good stuff.”
For his part, Lucas had no clue this was coming. “There were no telltale signs of Justin being unhappy about this marriage,” notes Bryan Datillo (Lucas). “Lucas thought he was in the clear. Then, Justin shows up confessing his love and regretting his mistakes… Lucas is quick to verbally shut Justin down. And he’s quick to physically shut him down, which I love.”
It leaves Adrienne with a major decision to make: proceed with her…continue reading on the next page —>