As the World Turns
fans, our wish is granted
! Italian stallion Paolo Seganti
— who played Lily's ex-husband, Damian Grimaldi — reports back to work on the CBS soap's set in mid-April. That means Damian will return to Oakdale just in time for May sweeps.
"Part of what interested me in coming back is that my son Luke (Van Hansis
) is gay," Seganti tells TVGuide.com. "This story line is so different, and that's cool."
stints, Seganti has done film work in Europe and spent quality time with his family on their 20-acre property in Tuscany. "Martha Byrne
(Lily) and I are still best buddies. She's always asking me to come back, and one day I got a call from [executive producer] Chris Goutman
," he says. "I could stay for three months or three years. Everything is really up in the air right now."