'Days of Our Lives' Actor Greg Vaughan Explains His Exit From Show: 'I Felt Like a Glorified Extra'

August 9, 2020

Three weeks ago, actor Greg Vaughan announced his decision to leave the "Days of Our Lives" cast after spending nearly 10 years playing Eric Brady. Now, he's explaining his decision.

During an interview with Soap Opera Digest, Vaughan explains that he thought about leaving the show as early as 2017, following a nine-month absence from the show.

"A lot of things that were said to me or promised to me never came to fruition," he said. "I didn't feel like all of the things that were being told to me were being delivered. I felt like a glorified extra in everybody else's storyline."

And while there were some qualms he had with the show in general, he noted that his time to exit had simply come.

"It was time," he explained. "My deal was over and that was it."

He further shared that the show wouldn't let him go that easily. "They put up a fight before they finally knew that I was not coming back," she said of the "Days of Our Lives" production team.

All of that said, Vaughan remains open to the idea of returning to the show at some point. "Never say never... I love 'Days of Our Lives.'" Vaughan will make his final appearance in the show as Eric in September.

Meanwhile, costar Kristian Alfonso also announced her exit from the show in early July, saying, "It is now time for me to write my next chapter. I will not be returning to Days when it resumes production in September."

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