After portraying Griffin Castillo on "All My Children" and Tony Santos on "Guiding Light," actor <strong>Jordi Vilasuso</strong> decided the timing was right for another turn in daytime. Lucky for him, "Days of our Lives" was looking to expand the Hernandez clan with the return of Dario (last played by <strong>Francisco San Martin</strong>). After meeting with executive producer <strong>Ken Corday</strong>, co-executive producer <strong>Albert Alaar</strong> and co-head writer <strong>Josh Griffith</strong> last summer, Vilasuso responded well to the idea of portraying a "very intelligent" character on the soap.

After years of hearing about her, she's finally about to materialize. Alma Delfina is joining the "Days of our Lives" cast as Rafe and Gabi's mother.

Telenovela superstar <strong>Ximena Duque</strong> has been cast in the newly created role of Blanca on NBC's "Days of our Lives," it was announced today by producers of the soap.