AMC’s Vincent Irizarry Discusses David’s “Abandonment Issues”

All My Children’s Vincent Irizarry chats with TV Guide Canada about winning his 2009 Daytime Emmy, David Hayward’s abandonment issues and problems with the opposite sex.

TVG: David has major issues with the opposite sex!

VI: Yes, major issues! Angela agreed with me and created Vanessa with Marj Dusay. My favourite scene ever is when David first sees Vanessa. At the time, the audience has no idea that Vanessa was David’s mother-from-hell. Later, Vanessa runs out with Erica and suddenly has a heart attack! Erica asks David for help, but all you see is David looking at her like, “You bitch!” Instead of helping his mother, David just stepped over her body and left! That said a lot. It was such a rich story. In that story, we learned David’s father committed suicide in front of him. David’s clearly starved for love. The only person who loved David put a gun in his mouth and blew his brains out. What does that do to a human being? David has major abandonment issues. And a relentless, infinite anger against life —and maybe his father — for leaving him with this psychotic woman.

Read the entire interview at TV Guide Canada.

4 Responses

  1. Profile photo of Daniel St. John
    Daniel St. John

    David needs his maniacal mama back in Pine Valley! There is so much unmined material to go into with David and Vanessa so AMC needs to rewrite that stupid Proteus nonsense and get Marj Dusay back on the show.

    Plus Vanessa would be the perfect adversary for Erica right now…their history is pretty ripe for the picking too.

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    Yeah, I agree they need a REAL female villainess in this town!!! That PATHETIC Nurse Gayle character is annoying (not to mention contrived and boring!!!) Besides, if the writers REALLY want to push the envelope, they could have Vanessa and Erica TEAM UP to get rid of Greenlee together.

    Actually, I think that would be going a little bit TOO far, but I think Marj Dusay DEFINITELY needs to come back to daytime SOMEHOW, SOMEWAY!!!

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    Villainessa as an enemy for Dalee to fight together would be made of awesomeness! :)  David learning that Greens won’t ever abandon him, out of friendship AND love AND passion will be even more awesome! :)

  4. Profile photo of Dariclone

    I thought Marj Dusay was coming back to the show. Altough maybe that was a rumour? I’m glad that Vincent loves Lorraine Broadrick. I still can’t quite understand why he feels that Chuck Pratt wrote David "well" but to each their own.

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