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Chandler Massey and Deidre Hall Interview – Days of our Lives

On-Air On-Soaps Michael Fairman visited the set of Days of our Lives as a special correspondent for FrontiersLA.com to speak with Chandler Massey (Will) and Deidre Hall (Marlena) about Will’s coming out story. The duo reveals details on upcoming pivotal scenes when Will finally admits he’s gay to Marlena. Plus, they give us some exclusive inside scoop & discuss the importance of the coming out story for DAYS and the LGBT community.

Video shot and edited by Renee Sotile & Mary Jo Godges of Traipsing Thru Films.

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  1. Kaitlyn

    March 22, 2012 at 4:34 pm

    Thanks Michael! Love the interview! Chandler is such an amazing actor! So proud of Days for doing such a great job with the gay storyline! Also love Will becoming more deceptive and his scenes with EJ!

  2. Torrey

    March 25, 2012 at 1:53 pm

    I have to say, I have never really gotten into Days, but ever since the cancellation of OLTL, I have been tuning in. I really enjoy watching Chandler & Deidra on screen….and have been finding myself enjoying the rest of the cast. It can never replace my OLTL, but I must say I am happy to have an interesting show to tune into at the 1 ‘o clock hour….Oh, and I do agree, Chandler should definitely receive an Emmy nod for his work on the show….He has done a spectacular job with this storyline.

  3. Doe

    March 25, 2012 at 11:43 pm

    Great interview, Michael, as always. Chandler and Diedra were wonderful. Days has been very smart with this coming out story and fans are picking up on it. It is hard to deliver this story with finesse and grace and Days is doing that so far. Chandler and Diedra are doing a great job with Diedra doing her job as a psychatrist helping Chandler to cope with his identity as a gay man.Keep up the good work everyone. These stories have to be told with dignity.

  4. Giselle

    March 26, 2012 at 11:22 am

    Great interview, love it! Thank you.
    (I want more!)

  5. Brian Greene

    March 28, 2012 at 5:50 am

    Yay Chandler & Deidre–Yes! 😀 😀

  6. nancy

    January 22, 2014 at 3:03 pm

    on your 50th why don’t you replay the bo and hope’s love story again

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Looks like Salem and Days of our Lives will be back in full-swing come September, if the target date holds true as revealed today by Deadline.

According to their sources, Corday Productions, who produces the long-running NBC daytime drama, sent out an email to cast members on Thursday notifying them of their intent to resume production come September 1st.

However for this article; reps for NBC, Corday and Sony Pictures TV declined to comment.

Days of our Lives has had enough shows banked through early October of this year, so was not pressed to get back into production amidst the coronavirus pandemic as much as CBS’ The Bold and the Beautiful (which went back into production a week and half ago), and The Young and the Restless and General Hospital who are targeting a mid-July restart.

All three of the shows, except for DAYS ran out of original episodes to air, back at the end of April of this year.

So, excited to hear that their may be plans ahead come fall for DAYS to come to back and tape new episodes? Comment below.

 

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There were some unwelcome guests at the ceremony as well; leading the bride to question, are we doomed?  Why does this keep happening to us everytime we tried to get hitch!

However, fate was on Lani and Eli’s side this day, as even Gabi (Camila Banus) with her antics, and a shocking arrival from Vivian Alamain (Louise Sorel), couldn’t rain on this day.  Vivian even tried to shoot the bride, but thanks to Rafe (Galen Gering) saving the day and armed with news that her son Stefan (Brandon Barash) could be alive; he informs Viv firmly that she would be killing someone for the wrong reason, even though Vivian is in disbelief that her son is alive.  Next, she is whisked out of the ceremony.

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During the ceremony, Eli mentions the loss of little David Abraham and the struggles they went through, but how in the end it brought then closer together.  After the rings are exchanged and they are pronounced man and wife, the newlyweds “jump the broom” a wonderful tradition and a symbol of African-American heritage, where the sweeping of the broom signifies sweeping away all the bad energy.  After they sweep the broom, Elani jumps over it.

In a behind-the-scenes of the wedding segment released this week on the DOOL app, Sal Stowers and Lamon Archey talk about the inclusion of the ‘jump the broom’ moment in the episode, and how they suggested the idea to DAYS Co-EP Albert Alaar, and how  it was written into the episode.

So, what did you think of Lani and Eli’s wedding? Did you enjoy it? Let us know via the comment section below, but first check out this wedding photo gallery of the big day!

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According to TV Insider report: The first hour of the Emmys garnered 3.3 million viewers to top the hour by edging out a rerun on ABC”s Shark Tank, and then slipped to second place for the second hour with 2.8 million viewers.

These were strong numbers for Friday night, and hopefully CBS and the other major networks will now continue this, and serve up the Daytime Emmy Awards moving forward.

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So, what do you think of the ratings performance of this year’s Daytime Emmys?  Comment below.

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