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Chandler Massey Talks More On The DAYS WilSon Departure On The Freddie & Alyssa Show

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As promised by Freddie Smith (Sonny, DAYS) earlier in the week, his on-screen co-star,  Chandler Massey (Will)  was the special guest on the Freddie & Alyssa Show.  The podcast spend most of the episode giving Chandler and Freddie’s perspective of what happened and how they found out how they were being written-off Days of our Lives as beloved couple, WilSon.

While Freddie and Chandler do not in any way reveal what happens in the final six episodes they taped, or what was contained in the scripts, Chandler expressed  that it wasn’t until they received the six and final script of their promised six episodes, when the show resumed production after its long hiatus, that they realized what was happening.

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During the podcast, both men talked about their disappointment of being written-off the show; saying that have always been good employees doing what the soap had been required and requested of them throughout their time on the NBC daytime drama series.

Check out more below on the podcast.

So, what do you think of the sentiments shared by Freddie and Chandler in this discussion on their departure from DAYS? Comment below.

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Jimh
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Jimh

You know..many actors have been written off and later return…just no story for them at the moment and could change later…im not going to loose sleep over an exits…hey, Will and Sonny could remarry then go around the world for their Honeymoon and return a year later when needed again???

Gnarls Darwin
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Gnarls Darwin

The only issue with the “no story” thing is that they were in the middle of a story when this decision was made. According to the guys, their story was quickly reworked with no resolution, and now they’re saying goodbye for the time being. I’m guessing it won’t make a whole lot of sense when it airs, unfortunately.

Celia
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Celia

True that, Jimmy—-losing one’s job on soaps is really not losing one’s job.
My question is—–how will Sonny and Will be ushered out. Overseas job, via order of uncle Vic’s?
I assume Gabi was given a free pass from prison —–otherwise Ariana would be left “blowing” in the wind.
Sarah should have been let go. I can’t take much more of her—FF.

Jimh
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Jimh

my problem with Sarah-whom i did like at first-but now im loosing interest is that she fast changes men too quickly and overplays her scenes!!!..she always looks too sourpuss!!!

Soaphound
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Soaphound

Still can’t fathom this. Maybe they’re being pressured by some religious entity? Chandler and Freddie are wonderful actors, apparently loyal and good sports, talented, sexy off the charts, and I’m appalled by their non-renewals. With Casey going too, there’s not any fantasy fire left for me. Sayonara Salem!

Gnarls Darwin
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Gnarls Darwin

I’ll go ahead and say it – there’s a certain executive producer at Days who is known to have an issue with gay characters and stories. Why the show or network won’t do anything about him having the power to make decisions over those entities is beyond me. And I’m with you, Days without WilSon is not worth my time.

Channing Capwell
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Channing Capwell

This is my understanding as well. I suppose until someone of prominence from the show makes a public statement, it will continue.

Celia
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Celia

Well, whoever has these issues with gays, needs to step down his high horse posthaste, if true. Someone so out of touch with life has no place as a writer ANYWHERE. Sonny and Will are my favorite characters on Days.

Soaphound
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Soaphound

You know, Celia, the hypocrisy here is overwhelming. So, they’d prefer “straight” people sleeping their way through greater Salem than a mature, devoted gay couple? Religious beliefs are one’s own but should have no place in this process. I always love having my morals determined by Hollywood producers, don’t you?

Celia
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Celia

Oh, I agree, Soaphound. I am very sensitive wnen it comes to homosexuality—–meaning that my best friend ( other than my husband and siblings) is gay. We have been friends since we were babies and I always knew he was gay.
I have his back and his husband’s back as well—–
When I hear such ‘talks’ , which may go on backstage, my blood boils. Is ignorance truly bliss?

Celia
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Celia

PS—-I do believe that Hollywood’s de-escalated idea of high morals are synonymous to those of canines.
This hypocritical ‘clan’ stands on the high pulpit, orating its infallible, sainted above-all-others beliefs, telling one and all to purge his/her sins; while they sit on their tainted, filthy laurels.
No one dictates my morals to me. I ain’t no hypocrite. So, our thinking is in sync, my friend.

Momo
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Momo

Ben is still on the show. He’s plenty hot!

Patrick
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Patrick

START OFF

Woah, the beard

YOU are Hot

Iakovos
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Iakovos

I am sorry to learn this news as these characters/actors are among my favorites on DOOL. Will never understand why daytime drama seems just being left to die. Genre is vital and worth of attention and evolution. Guess we shall see what happens. DAYS has seen a number of reboots in last decade, but the latest may be last straw for me. We shall see what happens.

Joel
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Joel

Days also let go Deidre Hall and Drake Hogestyn at one point during one of their budget cutbacks…they’ll be back.

Angela
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Angela

I understand actors loose their jobs but what I don’t understand is how they found out the way they did. Same thing happened to Judi Evans. Whoever is in charge of that stuff should be fired!! Now we can see why Days is failing miserably.

Bostonnc
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Bostonnc

Pathetic. Yes, it is a business and you sometimes have to make tough decisions — as both actors admitted. For me, my disgust with this story is focused on how it was handled. Just show people some respect and kindness when you are firing them. Why is this so difficult to do? Seriously, letting actors read about their characters leaving the show in a script is so lame!

Paul H
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Paul H

I enjoyed the podcast. Interesting to hear about the contract negotiations, finding out their characters were dropped, etc. I watched their story occasionally through the years. I was surprised they thought they had the first gay love scenes in daytime. Haven’t they heard about Luke, Noah, and Reid? Much more interesting characters and it wasn’t that long ago. I still miss As the World Turns. Chandler and Freddie talk about wanting their characters to have more depth, e.g., alcoholism, drugs. That character was Luke Snyder. It’s sad they never got to play that kind of character.

Soaphound
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Soaphound

That’s so true, Paul. Luke & Noah were HOT. I still remember their “first time” scene, ripping each other’s clothes off. This was a really slow-build love story and all the more gratifying for it. I had a major crush on Jake Silberman. Noah was kind of goofy and awkward at times, which made him even more lovable.

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Kassie DePaiva Back as Eve on DAYS; What Did You Think of the Shocking Reveal?

If you caught Wednesdays’s episode of Days of our Lives, you know that Ben’s (Rob Scott Wilson) captor was revealed.  After many theories by fans on social media since Ben and Ciara’s (Victoria Konefal) wedding literally blew up in their faces, with Ben being kidnapped, it all came down to this moment.

Then, in a great entrance; soap veteran Kassie DePaiva made a return to the NBC soap opera as Eve Donovan, the woman behind the kidnapping.

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It all goes down in a warehouse (somewhere yet to be determined to the audience)  where we see Ben strapped to a chair and man dressed in black coming into the room where he is being held introducing himself as Vincent played by actor Michael Teh.

Vincent tells Ben he blew up his wedding and was paid to do so by his employer.   The henchmen also notes that said employer is also the same person who sent the other wedding gift- that was the one that Ben thought Clyde (James Read) to be behind.

Ben wants to be released but Vincent takes a baton and strikes Ben’s leg as he yelps in pain, and then, lo and behold, from the doorway we hear, “That’s enough Vincent.”

Just then, Eve says she will ‘take it from here’ as Ben watches her in shock.  What will Eve’s next move be?  Has she snapped?  Is this payback for what Ben did for murdering her daughter, Paige?  Is Eve working with someone else for money as well to harm Ben and Ciara?

DePaiva tweeted on her return: “I’m baacckk!@nbcdays watch out Ben!”

Share your thoughts and theories on the return of Kassie DePaiva as Eve Donovan on DAYS; Did you think she was behind the bomb? Let us know  via the comment section below.   

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Greg Vaughan Shares Heartfelt Message On His Days Exit: “It’s With Love, Laughter & Tears Of Joy I Leave You.”

It’s been a rough few weeks for Days of our Lives fans with announcements and news of several key departures of the long-running NBC soap opera.  One of which was its Daytime Emmy-winning star, Greg Vaughan (Eric) revealing during an episode of GH’s Steve Burton and Bradford Anderson’s podcast, That’s Awesome that he was wrapped up his time at DAYS.

Now in a follow-up on Sunday, in his own words, Vaughan took to his Instagram account to share this emotions and thoughts on his departure he has called home since taking over the role of Eric Brady back in 2012.

Greg expressed: “It’s with love, laughter & tears of joy I leave you. I believe all things in our life’s path are meant to cross! When I joined the show, I made a list of what I hoped to achieve or give on this journey: my commitment, cherish the friendships & leave an impact! As DOOL continues, as a fan I know it will carry on & rise above it all! My unsung hero, Casting Director – Marnie for her love & passion, craft & commitment you give everyday to the show! I thank you Mr. Corday for your continuous love, dedication & allowing me to be apart of your DOOL’s family legacy! A remarkable Cast & Crew that whole heartedly makes this family soooo beautiful and why I LOVE YOU!!! The best for last, the generations of FANS around the WORLD!!! You make all that we do so rewarding, allowing my dreams to have a greater purpose!!! I THANK YOU & I LOVE YOU”

No final airdate has been given as to when Vaughan’s last episode will air, but as fans know DAYS has episodes in the bank till October.

Vaughan had been begun filming new episodes of the new season of OWN’s Queen Sugar, when production shutdown due to COVID-19,

So, what did you think of Greg’s message to the cast, crew, producers and fans of Days of our Lives? Will you miss him as Eric? Comment below.

 

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It’s with love, laughter & tears of joy I leave you. I believe all things in our life’s path are meant to cross! When I joined the show, I made a list of what I hoped to achieve or give on this journey: my commitment, cherish the friendships & leave an impact! As DOOL continues, as a fan I know it will carry on & rise above it all! My unsung hero, Casting Director – Marnie for her love & passion, craft & commitment you give everyday to the show! I thank you Mr. Corday for your continuous love, dedication & allowing me to be apart of your DOOL’s family legacy! A remarkable Cast & Crew that whole heartedly makes this family soooo beautiful and why I LOVE YOU!!! The best for last, the generations of FANS around the WORLD!!! You make all that we do so rewarding, allowing my dreams to have a greater purpose!!! I THANK YOU & I LOVE YOU ❤️ 🙏🏻 ❤️

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Victoria Konefal Confirms Her Exit From Days of our Lives

As the rumors circulated they were today proven true.  Victoria Konefal (Ciara) has left Days of our Lives as a full-time cast member with the long-running NBC soap opera.

In a statement to Deadline, Konefal shared: “I cherish every moment I have spent working on Days of Our Lives. It is an honor and a privilege to work in an environment filled with so much talent and passion in every direction. The experience and knowledge I’ve accumulated over the past three years is irreplaceable, and I’m forever grateful for it. I would love the opportunity to continue working with my castmates in the future, but at this time I will not be returning as a full-time cast member. To the cast and crew, it was an absolute pleasure working with you. To the loving and unwaveringly supportive fans, thank you. Thank you for joining me on my journey of finding Ciara Brady. It was a beautiful one. Cheers to some of the best days of my life.”

However with that statement, it does appear Konefal has left the door open for her to return as Ciara in a guest-star type of appearance or in a arc of a storyline- time will tell just how that pans out.

Konefal joined the show as the new Ciara Brady back in 2017, and became popular as part of the tortured duo known as “Cin’ along with Rob Scott Wilson (Ben) who’s on-screen nuptials aired this week on the show.

Since Days taped so far ahead of air before the COVID-19 pandemic shutdown and has episodes through Mid-October in the can, it would appear Konefal would make her on-screen exit during that time, since she will not be returning to the series, when it begins production again, which is projected to start on September 1st.

Konefal joins the list of departures since the beginning of this year which now include: Casey Moss, Chandler Massey, Freddie Smith, Galen Gering, Greg Vaughan and Kristian Alfonso.

So, sad to see Victotia exit as Ciara? Share your thoughts via the comment section below.

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