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seven years, Days of our Lives fans have been waiting for this moment.
Matthew Ashford is back to re-create Jack Deveraux, the character he played
for six years until his departure in 1993.
He and co-star Melissa Reeves created a magic chemistry together as Jack
and Jennifer. The love and laughs they shared kept viewers tuning in daily
to witness their wild and wacky adventures.
"The character gets to say and do things I could never pull off," says
Ashford from his home in Burbank. "Jack takes himself a little too seriously
and that's where the pratfalls and high jinks come from, because he tries
so hard to achieve things."
Jack and Jen have been on their own for some time. He's grown a beard
while off in Africa and she's been busy establishing a new life. "I turned
on the TV recently," quips Ashford, "and saw Jen was on a boat and sinking
or something. I thought, 'Man, you'd think she would learn!'"
Just as Jen has finally managed to put some distance between herself and
daughter Abby and Jack, he's about to re-enter her life. "He gets some
inside help tracking her down from Grandma Horton," comments Ashford.
"It seems Jennifer's return to Salem built up momentum and had people
wondering if Jack might come back, too."
Will he stick around for long? "At this point, it's open-ended," according
to the actor. "I'd appreciate it if fans like what they see, let them
know at Days and NBC."
last few years Matthew Ashford's life been dedicated
to raise awareness for Retinoblastoma (RBI).
His daughter Emma was diagnosed with the sometimes fatal eye
cancer at aged four months. Now three years old, Emma has
been cancer-free for a year and a half. Ashford continues
to create a higher profile for the cause and invites fans
to log on to www.eyecancerforkids.com
for more information.
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