Days of our Lives: Max Brady and the Return of His Abusive Father
Days of our Lives: Max Brady and the Return of His Abusive Father
Kris De Leon
Kris De Leon
Staff Writer, BuddyTV
As Max Brady on Days of our Lives, Darin Brooks has had his share of interesting storylines that are mostly focused on his character's love life that involves adoptive niece Chelsea (Rachel Melvin), Abby (Ashley Benson), Mimi (Farah Fath), and fellow racer car driver Stephanie (Shelley Hennig), who also happens to be his adoptive niece and new love.  Yet he's never really had a really noteworthy plot that he could sink his teeth into until the recent emergence of the abusive father who gave his character away as a child.

In an interview with Soap Opera Digest, Darin Brooks gives his take on his meaty Days of our Lives storyline.

For the past three years I've been waiting for it,” Brooks told Soap Opera Digest of the storyline he's very eager to explore.  “It's a very emotional and meaty story.  [The writers] can go into a lot of depth, because there is not a lot that's been [revealed] about Max and his past.  Why is he the way he is today?  Why was he mute as a kid, and all that stuff.  We can delve into all those topics.”

According to Brooks, producers of Days of our Lives initially kept him under wraps about who would play his on-screen father.  While they didn't reveal the actor at the time, they did hint that everyone's excited about him and that “he's a really good actor."

Roscoe Born, who presently appears as Max's father Trent Robbins, is in fact a reputable performer who has numerous credits to his name.  This Emmy Award-nominated actor has distinction of appearing in more soaps than any other actor and, at this time, has appeared on all currently airing soaps, with the exception of The Bold and the Beautiful and General Hospital.

“The fact is, he's a normal, really nice guy.  I was having a conversation with somebody in the hallway, when Roscoe walked up to me and said, ‘You're Darin, right? You play Max.'  I told him, ‘Yeah.'  He said, ‘Well, I'll be playing your abusive father, and we'll have some fun with it.'  He was really cool.  A very nice guy.  I couldn't ask for more,” Brookes said.

-Kris De Leon, BuddyTV Staff Columnist

Source: Soap Opera Digest
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