Dishing with Pine Valley's Despicable DocBy Michael Karol Posted: Oct 21, 2009
I spoke with Vincent Irizarry (David, ALL MY CHILDREN) for Weekly. Here are some tidbits we didn't have room for in print. The recent Daytime Emmy winner talked about his character's motivations and what he would like to see in David's future.
Weekly: Why is David trying to "scare Marissa straight," so to speak, when it comes to being with JR and having JR's children?
Irizarry: He doesn't like JR; he's not a fan of the Chandlers. JR was with his daughter, Babe, and he holds JR responsible for Babe's death in more ways than one. At the end, JR and Babe were very much in love with each other and it broke his heart when she died; [but] years before he plotted to kill her. David caught him on it. That's a hard thing to forget. You would never trust the [person] again. So that's part of it. The other part of it is that JR brought Babe back to Pine Valley because his father [Adam] manipulated him into coming back — if he hadn't come back, Babe would still be alive today. So David's always held them responsible. He's always felt that JR's a drunk, spoiled rich kid, and eventually his demons will come out, and it will destroy Marissa, just like he did Babe.
Weekly: What would you like to see in David's future?
Irizarry: I want him miserable, grief-stricken [laughs]. Certainly, I want him to find real happiness, and I think that would come with finding somebody that he can love and be loving to. And that he would learn from his mistakes. What I love about David is that he's an extremely complex person. He's got major issues, obviously, but I believe there is something [decent] deep within him, and you see that when he's with children: He's truly touched by their innocence, and his better spirit comes out. There have been times that he's had the opportunity to express his humanity with some of the women that he's been with. But he's so damaged in many, many ways, psychologically and emotionally. He's got his own pathology. I would like to see him have a revelation that is life changing. That's not to say he'd be a perfect human being — but he can draw from that at times and move on.