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Candid Chandler Massey! DAYS Star On His Emmy Win, Will's Romance & Life In L.A.!

Photo Credit: Ryan Forbes

Photo Credit: Ryan Forbes

In a brand new feature out today from On-Air On-Soaps Michael Fairman for Frontiers L.A, Days of our Lives Daytime Emmy winning star, Chandler Massey (Will Horton) is front and center stage revealing many sides to him perhaps his fans and DAYS viewers did not know in a piece entitled, Candid Chandler!

The feature is also the cover story for the publications latest issue which hits newsstands tomorrow in the Southern California area.  However, the Frontiers L.A. website is loaded with fantastic new and never-seen-before photos of Chandler from their exclusive photo shoot and the entire article!

From the night Chandler won the Daytime Emmy, to his upcoming budding romance on-screen between Will and Sonny (Freddie Smith), to the intriguing relationship between Will and EJ (James Scott), Chandler gives his thoughts.  In addition, we learn what Chandler likes to do during his time away from the set of the NBC soap, and what a day in his life in Los Angeles is like!   Here are a few excerpts!

Chandler on what he wishes he would have added in his Emmy acceptance speech: “I could have articulated more that I wanted to thank the people who watch and support the story. Accolades are great, but the real award is hearing people say that they related to it, or it moved them. I wish I would have thanked the viewers for that. Who knows? Maybe one day I will get another chance!”

Chandler on the long talked about possible romance between Will and Sonny finally coming to fruition:  “It looks that way. I think it’s going to be something that hopefully the viewers have wanted to see. If I could give them that, that would be great. I am outspoken about how much I like the platonic friendship of Will and Sonny because I thought it was fresh. Regardless of how I feel about that, I am still going to play that to the best of my ability.”

Chandler on the twisted on-screen relationship between EJ and Will, where he reveals it may be coming to a halt: “All good things have to come to an end. I can’t help but hold back a smile, and sometimes I don’t when I work with James Scott (EJ). I think it’s hands-down my favorite relationship that Will has.  How many people aren’t afraid to do whatever it takes to do what they want? That is what makes EJ so attractive to Will.”

Make sure to check out the entire photo spread and feature here! Then let us know your thoughts on Candid Chandler, his Emmy victory for Will’s coming out story,  his thoughts on Will’s relationships with Sonny and EJ, and from reading the article, what you were surprised to find out about this young star!

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I just googled… how old is Chandler Massey? 21 years old. Impressive Portfolio. His character, Will, is acting and/or showing the audience….what he is capable of. for both the actor… his tour de force… acting talent… and totally encompassing… Will’s persona. Will, per se… is involved with the whole canvas… story… of DAYS. You could clearly see why. Congrats! again… on the deserved Accolade… the Emmy WIN. Seriously… how devoted are soap fans…. If I saw Chandler Massey and say… “Johnny Depp”, walking down the street…. it’d be Chandler, i’d say hi and gush about. for all the gush’ing i… Read more »

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Love him. Excited they’re going forth with Will and Sonny, though I also hear what Chandler is saying in regards to liking the platonic relationship they have too. In any event, I’ll be watching no matter what. Great interview, Michael.

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@Jules. I agree with you and CM. That to pair Will and Sonny… would lessen both their “playing” field. They should be best friends. after all, when someone is “coming” out… truly, a friend was much more important. this would keep open, both actors, the opportunity to stretch their acting chops.

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The dude has a great career ahead of him. He has chemistry with everyone!

Blake
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God he is so hot! Especially with a tan!

Michael
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Read the article. bummer. I was kinda hopin he’s gay. 🙂

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Can’t believe he’s only 21! Great pictures! Love the dynamic between Will and EJ so I hope that’s not ending. Reminds me of relationship between EJ and Stefano.

Chandler has done a great job on Days and totally deserved that Emmy. Shouldn’t be his last one either!

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Thursday – 07/26. Just saw the cover of Soap Opera Digest at the grocery store today. “EJ and Will – more than just “friends” ?. Hello. I didn’t have a chance to read the article… This doesn’t surprise me… it kinda crossed my mind… with the Intense storyline… etc…. Just saying…. EJ has that commanding presence that would mow any one under who was caught up in his spell…. animal magnetism…. as it were… and he’s that BIG. then, it crossed my mind… a little too much info…. TMI. Sammi and Will both “in Love” with EJ. having said this…… Read more »

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EJ is not gay so that ends the pairup right there. It may be a bromance. SOD and other mags, put things on the cover to get you to buy. Have found that before that they’ll mislead. James Scott does say that EJ is not above using Will’s attraction.

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@mo.

I couldn’t agree with you more… whew! EJ is THE man. wow, i do like your last line… EJ is not above using Will’s attraction. Dag! vulnerabilites…. mode. LOL. Those DiMera’s… I can’t wait for Kristen to waltz, slither, etc… back in to town. i’ve always considered the DiMera’s high brow…. yet, they too, succumb to Stefano’s own machinations… Kristen, EJ, Stefano… a nice recipe to keep my attention.

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Friday – 07/27 Carrie and Austin Leave Salem – their last DAY. 07-24. I cried. These two…. “fans”…. were promised hoopla, champagne, intrigue… alas, they’re gone. Carrie and Rafe’s goodbye scenes… were riveting, at best. My reason, (wishing DAYS would) Keep Christie Clark… for Galen’s Rafe. Rafe seemed so natural and comfortable, with someone. Carrie… “knowing you has changed me forever.” “because of YOU… I know what real friendship, and real love is supposed to be.” I bought it. Rafealicious. Austin is at the Brady Pub with Mums Kate. “I’m going to Miss MY mom.” Austin’s oblivious ways and means… Read more »

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Thank god Will and EJ might be coming to an end. They are repulsive to watch. About time Will gets involved in a real romance and that it’s going to be with Sonny. Wish Chandler sounded as excited as fans about Will finally getting a romance. Will recently struggled to come out so it would be a failed story to not show him find love since that was supposed to be the original driving force for Will to come out.

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49th Annual Daytime Emmys Red Carpet Arrivals (Photos)

The 49th Annual Daytime Emmys were held on Friday night and for the first time since 2019 and the coronavirus pandemic, the event was live and the red carpet was back in full swing.

Many of your favorites from Days of our Lives, General Hospital, The Bold and the Beautiful, The Young and the Restless and The Bold and the Beautiful showed their glam side and celebrated being part of the genre with their own fashion statements.  In addition, many notables from daytime talk shows, game shows and more were on-hand and also walked the carpet.

After the arrivals, the nominated guests, cast members, and colleagues went inside to the Pasadena Civic Auditorium for the presentation of the awards which were live on CBS and streamed on Paramount+. (Find out who won here)

Now below, check out some of the red carpet arrivals from daytime’s biggest night of the year.

Then, let us know, who do you think was the Best Dressed? Who looked most dashing? Which couple complimented each others look, well?  Share your picks and thoughts via the comment section.

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49th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards: General Hospital, B&B’s John McCook and Y&R’s Mishael Morgan Take Top Honors

Friday night, the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences’ (NATAS) 49th annual Daytime Emmy Awards were handed out in 15 categories on a live telecast on CBS and streaming on Paramount+.  When the dust settled, it was ABC’s General Hospital who took the night’s top prize for Outstanding Daytime Drama Series.

This marks GH’s continued record-breaking number of wins in this category and brings it up to 15 victories for the iconic show, which is currently in its 59th year on the air.  GH’s executive producer, Frank Valentini accepted the award on behalf of everyone connected with the show, when Drew Barrymore presented the final award of the night.

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The night also brought with it the historic win of The Young and the Restless’ Mishael Morgan (Amanda Sinclair). The actress became the first black actress in Daytime Emmy history to ever take home the Lead Actress Daytime Emmy.  In the emotional highpoint of the evening, in terms of acceptance speeches and significance, Morgan spoke to the current generation breaking glass ceilings.

Morgan expressed: “We are breaking glass ceilings left right and center and I am so honored to be a vessel and to experience this moment. Everybody out there today, we can do this thing called equality and unity together.”  In her speech, Mishael shared: “I was born on a tiny island in the Caribbean, and I’m now standing on an international stage and I am being honored regardless of the color of my skin, regardless of my passport, for being the best at what I do, Now there are little girls around the world and no matter what the industry, the vocation they can strive to be the best.”

Veteran actor, John McCook who has played Eric Forrrester on The Bold and the Beautiful for over 35 years, finally won his first ever Emmy after four previous nominations in the Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series.

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The Supporting Actor and Actress in a Drama Series trophies went to two standouts from General Hospital, Kelly Thiebaud (Britt) and Jeff Kober (Cyrus), while Nicholas Alexander Chavez (Spencer), added another mantle to the GH trophy case with his first win for Outstanding Younger Performer.

Days of our Lives writing team led by Ron Carlivati took home the gold for Outstanding Writing in a Drama Series, while GH won for Direction.

The biggest winner in terms of total gold belonged to The Kelly Clarkson Show. When all was said and done, between the Creative Arts ceremonies held last weekend, and last night, the talk show took home 7 awards including: Outstanding Entertainment Talk Show and Talk Show Host. General Hospital followed with five total wins for Daytime Emmys 2022.

The ceremonies featured DAYS Suzanne Rogers (Maggie) anchoring the Lifetime Achievement Award presentation to her longtime co-star John Aniston (Victor), who was not present, with the help of John’s daughter, Jennifer Aniston, who was seen on tape.

Susan Lucci (Ex-Erica, All My Children) made her first public appearance since the passing of her beloved husband, Helmut Huber and introduced the In Memoriam segment.  Grammy-winner Michael Bolton performed his classic tune “How Am I Supposed to Live Without You” during the tribute.

Entertainment Tonight’s Kevin Frazier and Nischelle Turner were the hosts for the telecast, and with the overturning of the Supreme Court Roe vs. Wade decision on everyone’s mind last night, Turner gave a nod to how she and so many others felt, when Frazier told her how nice she looked in her dress. Nishcelle commented, “I chose this dress. It was my choice.”  That moment received huge applause from the audience in attendance.

Check out the full winners circle list from last night’s 49th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards below. 

Then let us know, are you happy with the results? Who were you most thrilled to see take home an Emmy? What did you think of the telecast? Share your thoughts in the comment section.

Outstanding Daytime Drama Series

General Hospital 

Outstanding Lead Performance in a Daytime Drama, Actress

Mishael Morgan, The Young and the Restless

Outstanding Lead Performance In A Daytime Drama, Actor

John McCook, The Bold and the Beautiful

Outstanding Supporting Performance, Actor, in a Daytime Drama

Jeff Kober, General Hospital

Outstanding Supporting Performance, Actress, in a Daytime Drama

Kelly Thiebaud, General Hospital

Outstanding Younger Performer in a Drama Series

Nicholas Chavez, General Hospital

Outstanding Writing Team For a Daytime Drama

Days of Our Lives

Outstanding Directing Team for a Drama Series

General Hospital

Outstanding Game Show Host

Steve Harvey, Family Feud 

Outstanding Game Show

Jeopardy!

Outstanding Entertainment News Series

Entertainment Tonight

Outstanding Entertainment Talk Show Host

Kelly Clarkson, The Kelly Clarkson Show

Outstanding Entertainment Talk Show

Kelly Clarkson, The Kelly Clarkson Show

Outstanding Informative Talk Show Host

Tamron Hall, Tamron Hall

Outstanding Informative Talk Show

Turning the Tables with Robin Roberts 

 

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Lamon Archey and Sal Stowers Exit Days of our Lives

Coming up on Days of our Lives, both Lani and Eli Grant will be written off the canvas to facilitate the departures of Lamon Archey (Eli) and Sal Stowers (Lani).

According to the latest issue of Soap Opera Digest on newsstands now, Archey who stepped into the role in 2017, has made the decision to leave the long-running NBC soap opera, and will last air the week of July 4.

As for Stowers, she will last air on Friday, July 1st, and given her current storyline, it looks like Lani, who has confessed to murdering TJ (William Christian), will either be sent to prison, or will exit Salem with Eli.

This would not be the first-time that Stowers has departed DAYS.  After her debut in 2015, she was off the Salem canvas for a six-month break in 2016, before returning to the show through 2022.

We will share more information on Lamon and Sal’s exits as it comes to light.

For now, how do you feel about Lamon and Sal leaving Days of our Lives? Comment below.

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