Of the move from recurring to contract, Dattilo dished:
It means one thing … respect, baby, respect.
In particular, he's looking forward to playing a role in some family storylines. Dattilo shared:
I think it was a little weird not to be a part of things when Allie [Lindsay Arnold] started going through some stuff, as her father, so I think having Lucas be a part of things gives the character a lot more validity and a lot more substance that I can’t wait to play.