|How do you feel about Matthew Ashford's return to DAYS?
Poll Posted: February 2nd, 2007
During an interview with the Bradenton Herald, in which he was promoting his role in the independent film, "The Unlikely's," Ashford revealed that he will be returning to DAYS later this winter.
The return will be the latest twist and turn for the actor who has been a member of the Days of our Lives cast on an off-and-on basis since 1987.
In June 2006, soapcentral.com reported that Ashford had signed a new contract with the NBC soap. Though the terms of the deal were not revealed, it was widely believed that the contract would extend Ashford's stay in Salem for at least another year.
Then, just about a month later, Ashford broke the news that he was leaving the show - in spite of that contract. The exit was scripted to coincide with the exit of Ashford's on-screen love, Melissa Reeves (Jennifer Deveraux).
Both Ashford and Reeves exited DAYS in August.
Since his departure, Ashford has been working on the film "The Unlikely's." In the film, Ashford appears as the son of a recently-deceased screenwriter whose will stipulates that his son must make a movie from his final movie script in order to inherit his millions.
As reported last year, the door was left open for Ashford and Reeves to return at a later date. Reeves will reportedly not be returning to Salem this time around and it is unclear at this time how the show will address her absence.
A Days of our Lives spokesperson tells soapcentral.com that ths show "cannot provide any details regarding casting at this moment."