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SOD interviews Blake Berris in this week's issue.

Berris tells SOD that he knew at the end of September that he was being fired. Gary Tomlin told him that his character is the killer, he'd have a big story, "and then basically it's over." Berris says he thought, "Sweet!", because he was playing his "dream role" and that "if you're going to out, there's not a cooler way to go out."

Berris also says that he'd always known that Days was not where he wanted to be forever and that his goal was not to be a soap star, but that soaps offer a "boot camp" type of training where the actor needs to "learn how to deliver with not much time."

The other actors didn't know right away that Berris was fired. Berris and Rachel Melvin were on the phone one night right before they did the scenes before Nick goes to jail, so he told her then. He told Molly Burnett right before Melanie visited Nick in jail. Berris says he was very "manipulative" about when to tell people - "I tried to calibrate them for the scene."

Berris hopes to do some indie films "or cool guest stars" next. He's always liked playing "darker characters", and he'd like to do something "a little more edgy, a little more out there." He says the last few months have been very exciting, and it's made him excited for what's to come.

Berris' last air date is January 15th, and he relates that on his last tape date, it was a "great day", and "people came up to me and said some really beautiful things to me."
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