Okay, everyone knows how crazy I am about my Matt Ashford. His witty, Shakesperian version of Jack Deveraux on Days of Our Lives is one of my all-time favorite soap characters, however his replacement, Mark Valley,was also a keeper. Zap2it recently spoke with Valley, who revealed what happened when his Jack went into the shower and was replaced by that awful, awful actor! He was so awful, I refuse to even look up his name.
"Matt Ashford (who would return to the show later) was Jack before me. He's, like, 6'2" with black hair, and he's kind of quirky and funny. Then there was me, 5'10" with blond hair, acting like Mr. Intense.
"Doing that show was fun, but I wanted to try some other things and take risks on doing primetime or movies ... so I went into the shower as Jack, then another actor came out.
"I remember turning down the contract, then they announced that Mark Valley was fired because they wanted to go with somebody younger. I was like, 'OK! Thanks, guys!'"
For more of Valley's chat with Zap2it, where he discusses the second season of his FOX series Human Target click here.