Matthew Borlenghi Talks About His Character on 'Days of our Lives'
Matthew Borlenghi Talks About His Character on 'Days of our Lives'
Kris De Leon
Kris De Leon
Staff Writer, BuddyTV
As reported previously, All My Children alum Matthew Borlenghi will be joining Days of our Lives this fall as the Mayor of Salem, apparently to bring some law and order to the drama-filled town.  But based on his interview with TV Guide, it seems that his character will be “shaking things up” after all.

Read on to find out what's in store for Matthew Borlenghi's character on Days of our Lives.

Warning: May contain spoilers.

“All that I can tell you without ending up in the principal's office is I'm playing a dicey mayor, Anthony Marino, who may be a bit unstable, and is coming and shaking things up in the Salem police department.  The question is really to what end?  What's his motivation?  Whether he's doing things for the good of Salem, or for the good of Anthony Marino,” the 41-year-old actor told TV Guide.

As Borlenghi describes his “unstable” role on Days of our Lives, he hopes that viewers will “love to hate” his new character.

“Maybe a little bit psychologically, certainly in as far as his motivation and the way he treats the high ranks, the upper echelon of the department.  I think he's a big fan of his power,” he added.

Borlenghi, who has already shot some of his scenes for the soap, is quite confident to reveal that his storylines mostly affect the Brady family and Commissioner Carver.  As for his character's love life, there doesn't seem to be any romantic plots in the cards yet given that the Mayor of Salem is pretty much in love with himself.  Borlenghi is set to make his debut on September 18. 

Meanwhile, there's no word yet on how long he will appear on the long-running soap.  On the other hand, he remains optimistic about it.

“At this point, he's making an impact on lives and careers, and I just don't know if he's going to have an impact that's large enough to necessitate him staying around long-term.  The more I see of the material, the more I see him getting more deeply involved in what I consider to be the major characters on the show.  So, that can always optimistically mean that they're going to need him around,” he said.

-Kris De Leon, BuddyTV Staff Columnist
Source: TV Guide
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