his last stint at DAYS came to a close, Matthew
Ashford starred as Sky Masterson in the California Musical
Theatre's production of Guys and Dolls. "This
was one of the first shows I ever did, so it's funny that I
finally got to do it for real he smiles. "It feels as if everything
is coming full circle for me. I've done a few other musicals,
as well, like Annie Get Your Gun, Sound
of Music and have been doing some regional theater."
He's also working behind the scenes, "I've been producing some
independent films," he shares. "One is a horror film called
Chronicles of an Exorcism. I also did a comedy
called The Unlikely's. I act in the movies, too,
but it's been interesting seeing that side of the industry."
His and wife Christina's daughters, Grace, 17, and Emma, 12,
are also involved in showbiz. "They're a handful," he chuckles.
"That they're both interested in acting is pretty scary. Emma's
been doing a lot of voiceover work, which is great. She'd love
for me to return to DAYS because she liked having
her hair and makeup done. She loves it there."
Would Ashford want to return to Salem? "Obviously, because
I love DAYS and I love the people there," he says.
"Wally [Kurth, Justin] and Crystal
[Chappell, soon-to-be Carly; Olivia, GL]
are back, so if they could come back, I could too. It can be
tough because so many people associate Jack with Jennifer, but
I have to remind them that Jack was around quite a long time
before her. It would be interesting if he returned and went
back to being a villain," he muses. "But it's always a matter
of what's right and what's available, so it's up to the show
to write him in again. I hope that the right story will come
along and Jack can be thrown back into the mix -- or mix things