Joseph Mascolo, who portrays Massimo Marone, has opted not to sign a new contract with The Bold and the Beautiful. According to sources, Mascolo’s decision was based on concerns he had with the direction the character has taken and the lack of involvement with recent storylines.

Mascolo is famous for his portrayal of the ruthless Stephano Dimera on Days of Our Lives. He has been honored with three Soap Opera Digest Awards for Outstanding Villain while playing the role of Stephano and it’s a character that Days of Our Lives fans love to hate. Will Mascolo return to the peacock network? The rumors have already started. Visit Soaps.com for all of the latest updates!