Joseph Mascolo dishes his return to Days of Our Lives in the new issue of Soap Opera Digest. The actor resurfaces as Stefano DiMera on the show's Tuesday, August 21 episode.
Mascolo explains that the plan had always been to have Stefano rise from the dead and candidly discusses his disappointment with Days' previous head writing team, Marlene McPherson and Darrell Ray Thomas, Jr.
"They came to me with these ideas that I didn't think were so incredible," he notes.
As for his take on the show's current head writing regime, former co-executive producer Gary Tomlin and Christopher Whitesell, Mascolo is clearly more intrigued.
"I really like Tomlin," shares Mascolo. "I like his insights... I think there are some things that we talked about before he left last year that we're kind of aiming for. We'll see where it goes."
One of the things Mascolo is most looking forward to is the chance to work with Eileen Davison, who is returning as his foster daughter, Kristen.
"That should be very interesting. We did a lot of weird things in the story, when she was on before," he notes.
To read Mascolo's full interview pick up the current issue of Soap Opera Digest.
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