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Jordi Vilasuso Debuts On DAYS February 19th! Previews Dario As: "Intelligent, Passionate, Outspoken, And Has A Short Fuse."

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The highly-anticipated arrival of Daytime Emmy winner Jordi Vilasuso to the Salem scene is upon us.  Circle next Friday, February 19th as Jordi’s first airshow on Days of our Lives.

Vilasuso, who previously played Griffin Castillo on All My Children and Tony Santos on Guiding Light, returns to daytime in the role of Rafe (Galen Gering) and Gabi’s  (Camila Banus) brother, Dario Hernandez.  The role was played once before back in 2011 by Francisco San Martin, but the character has not been seen for years.   Enter Jordi!

In the latest issues of Soap Opera Digest on newsstands now, Vilasuso previews his new role relating what happened when he spoke with DAYS EP Ken Corday, Co-EP Albert Alaar, and head writer Josh Griffith: ” They talked to me about Dario and the one thing I responded to most was that he was very intelligent. Dario is also very passionate and outspoken. He has a short fuse.  I was so ready and wanting to play this guy.”   For more on Jordi’s new role make sure to check out SOD!

So, who would you like to see Dario romantically involved with on DAYS? Are you looking forward to Jordi’s DAYS debut? Do you think the character will tow the line between good and bad?  Share your thoughts in the comment section below!

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Patrick
Patrick

I truly welcome Jordi… wow… to about a family on the horizon!

Dad: Eduardo
Mom : Adriana
Son: Rafe
Son: Dario
Daughter: Gabs
granddaughter: Ariana Grace

??? what’s the telenovela superstar connection? Ximena Duque’ Bianca ? an ex wife of either Rafe or Dario?

heck! for very good reason…. why not let the feisty Anne Milbauer… be a step-sister to Adriana

DAYS: give Anne Milbauer a story

4ever DAYS
4ever DAYS

The characters name was mistakenly reported as Bianca, but is actually Blanca, Patrick. I don’t know her connection, but I’m intrigued!

4ever DAYS
4ever DAYS

*character’s

vinman
vinman

Dario & Nicole….

Jake NJ
Jake NJ

Theresa

Jim Preston
Jim Preston

Well, he did well on ALL MY CHILDREN although I don’t clearly remember his storyline right now.
It’s nice that DAYS OF OUR LIVES is bringing familiar faces to the scene, but it seems like they already have many characters who don’t seem to be doing much of anything to speak of.

j9
j9

Glad to see him return to daytime TV. He has gotten even more handsome since last time I saw him!

penny
penny

I don’t remember the Dario character but I hope this guy develops an interest in Lani. I’m bummed that she’s not getting any screen time because she’s a good actress, unlike some of the actors/actresses that are on 5 days a week.

Patrick
Patrick

great idea, about Lani.

speaking of extending families… ie: the Hernandez fam

it warms me up a bit.. to see Abe being familial.. I like that

he’s got a nice gel going… toast to Abe, Lani, and Theo

Jimh(leave it to beaver)
Jimh(leave it to beaver)

I knew when they were casting it was for Dario…i want Deimos with Nicole…Paul and Dario would be ok…so would a triangle between Eddie, Dario with Kate…anyway, i really dont care!

Eddie
Eddie

I remember reading a rumor early last summer that Dario was going to be Paul’s new love interest. That might be interesting.

jaybird369
jaybird369

I think that Jordi Vilasuso is ONE SMOKING H-O-T DUDE!!!!!!!!!! Oh…and as far as I’m concerned, soap-wise, short fuse=BAD, BAD, BAD BOY!!!!!!!!!! Y-U-M!!!!!!!!!!!

Dylan
Dylan

Not real sure about this casting.
jordi seems about 15 years too old for this part. However. Besides that…So…the show is killing off Horton’s and Brady’s left, right, and centre..and expanding the Hernandez clan like gangbusters. I don’t get it. At all.
Another thing, why have all the major MexicanSpanish/Hispanic families portrayed on soaps been headed by a disappearng, absentee father figure who shows up 20-40 years later and has to make amends? And how many times will Galen Gering have to play the same story in his soap career?
Santa Barbara, that beloved botched soap of mine, started it. Cruz’s father abandoned them, but returned. Then, on Passions, The Lopez dad dude ditched their family, and returned 20 years later. On Days of our Lives, the dad ditched Emilio and April. Now Days is doing it again.
On WHICH message board have fans been clamoring for the killing off of the Brady’s and Horton’s, while cheerleading a grand introduction for the Family Hernandez??

jaybird369
jaybird369

Dylan,

I get and agree with what you’re saying here. I mean…as much as I like Jordi Vilasuso as an actor and everything, I don’t understand as to why THE RUSH in bringing in all of these Hernandez family members so quickly??? Also, I’m still getting used to A. Martinez and his Eduardo character. And…I can only handle watching the character of Rafe in small doses. All in all, weird. Totally weird.

Later.

leeannlovingthebooks
leeannlovingthebooks

Although he is adorable, I agree he is too old to play Dario..Dario was younger than Rafe , now he looks to be the same age if not older. Are they going to have him with Paul because when he left he was all over Melanie?

Jaime
Jaime

Too many Hernandez!
Sorry guys

Ghlover
Ghlover

Pleaseeeeeeee let him be gay

Patrick
Patrick

yeah… ; “RIGHT” this will lessen the blow.. if Chandler Massey does not return

Dario and Paul

’nuff

get to it

jaybird369
jaybird369

Ghlover…now that would TRULY R-O-C-K!!!!! AW, HELL YEAH!!!!!

Later.

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Things are definitely reaching a boiling point in Salem.  First, if you caught last Friday’s episode, it featured a terrific scene between Freddie Smith (Sonny) and Camila Banus (Gabi) that shook everyone to its core.   Gabi, who has now been arrested at the PCPD for her crimes against Julie and her schemes against Lani, gets a visit from Sonny, and boy is he angry.  At the time of their visit, Justin (Wally Kurth) has already told Sonny that he doubts there is any way that Gabi will avoid prison time.

Realizing that both Ari’s parents are looking like they will be in prison, he asks Gabi, “Who gets the fun job of explaining this to Ari?” Ari loves Julie. He exclaims,”How I am supposed to explain that her mother tried to kill her multiple times?”

Distraught and thus facing parenting alone, Sonny screams at Gabi if she even knows her daughter exists!?  Gabi thinks Sonny is being horrible to her, but stands by her actions that Julie needed to pay.  Sonny just shakes his head in disbelief.  Ari’s parents will both be in the slammer!  When DA James Giddens arrives (Terrell Tilford) he says that Gabi will get 10 years in prison with no time off for good behavior and no parole.   In these scenes. Smith and Banus really delivered the material and brought it to an emotional level that hit home to the viewers.

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And now this week, get ready for more drama.  Gabi may get a last minute reprieve, while Maggie (Suzanne Rogers) is so close to remembering what happened the night of the accident that killed Adrienne (Judi Evans) – how she was drunk in a car that caused the crash – and the victim of this is not only Adrienne, but Will (Chandler Massey) who was sent to prison for a crime he did not commit.

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So, what did you think of the scenes between Freddie and Camila? What do you hope happens to Maggie after her remembrance of the night of the crash is revealed? What will Xander (Paul Telfer) and Victor (John Aniston) to next and all of their plans seem to be unraveling? Comment below.  But first check out the scene from Friday between Camila and Freddie, and this week’s promo for DAYS>

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The NBC soap opera does tape so far in advance that many will still be airing through September of this year; while Casey Moss’ last episode as JJ aired this past week.

With Galen Gering (Rafe) leaving as well as Freddie Smith (Sonny) and Chandler Massey (Wll), we wanted to know; which actors are you most upset about leaving the series?

Vote below in our most recent DAYS poll and then let us know why you cast your vote that way via the comment section

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Mansi follows on the heels of such fan favorite actresses as: Alison Sweeney (Sami, DAYS), Heather Tom (Katie, B&B), Cady McClain (Dixie and Rosanna Ex-AMC and ATWT) and Kimberly McCullough (Robin, GH) all who have eventually gone on to direct daytime and primetime episodes  of noted and successful series.

In the new DOOL app four-part series, From On-Stage to Behind-The-Scenes with Kate Mansi, the talented young actress learns the rigors and demands of working behind the camera in the fast world of daytime drama from Days of our Lives‘ director (and another Emmy winner) Sonia Blangiardo,who mentors Kate through the process.

The series talks about the current movement of having more female directors getting opportunities and be recognized for their work in film and TV, and the challenges a soap opera director faces every day: from dry block, where they work with the actors, working through their shot lists, and the ensuing problems that can arise in any production on the day to day.  But in soaps, the pressure is really on, because there is not much time to re-shoot things and to get them right.

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