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DAYS Chandler Massey Delivers Big Scoops on Will's Coming Out Story!

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Remember in On-Air On-Soaps recent video interviews from A Day of DAYS 2011 with James Scott (EJ) we discussed some upcoming “blackmail”? And later we spoke with Chandler Massey (Will) and Camila Banus (Gabi) to get a preview of what is going to happen with Will’s coming out story?  Well, we can now reveal, thanks to a very revealing interview with TV Guide with Chandler Massey, that Will’s coming out story is going to be one fraught with so much intense drama, that it could be one story for the record books. EJ and Will are going to both blackmail each other and Will’s secret sexuality will be used as leverage by EJ!   Plus, next week Will gets stinking drunk and let’s a roomful people know exactly what he thinks of them!  Here are a few excerpts below:

Chandler on EJ getting wise to Will’s sexuality leading to a mutual blackmail!:  “When Will’s plan to move in with Gabi fails, he doesn’t have anywhere else to go. He wants to leave Salem so he tries to blackmail EJ into giving him money. But then EJ turns the tables on Will and threatens to reveal he’s gay. It turns into this master-slave relationship.”

Chandler on EJ stooping this low to blackmail a young kid who is trying to come to grips with who he is sexually: “EJ is not afraid to go there, and I think it’s great that Days has the nerve. Our writers certainly have balls. I was shocked to read some of the scripts. Other shows might be afraid to go this direction with a story that’s this potentially sensitive but I think what we’re doing is so much richer and dramatic because of it. Daytime TV has fallen on hard times. Now is the time to take risks. It’s time to go big or go home.”

Chandler on Monday’s upcoming December 5th episode where Will gets drunk at a Christmas Party:  “Hell, yeah! And the whole family plus the mayor is there! Will decides he’s been through so much s–t that he deserves a drink. He drinks too much and gets rowdy, telling everybody exactly how he feels, which for an actor is always fun! Those are some of my favorite scenes I’ve ever shot and a great opportunity to show a wider range and a different side of Will. He’s lashing out at his mom, mostly. He’s calling her out on everything she’s done to everyone present in the room.”

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So what do you think of the upcoming plot twists? Let us know!

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AliciaE
AliciaE

I literally just wrote down, “Will ruins Christmas party” on my calendar. This is going to be awesome! And EJ? Oh my!

Gloria
Gloria

You are so funny!

mike
mike

Chandler Massey is hitting it out of the park with every scene. One of the best young actors to ever come out of daytime.

Gmbenet
Gmbenet

Chandler Massey is a good actor. I have enjoyed his work so far. But I do not think much of this upcoming gay storyline. It seems pointless. I think Days is spreading itself too thin creatively. You cannot please everybody. Viewers are not as patient as they have been in years past. Gay storylines are divisive. I think this is a wrong move for this show. Other storylines are good right now. Not looking forward at all to this one.

LUMI
LUMI

I dont mind a gay story,but I wish it was not Will HORTON,
should have been Sonny and Chad DiMera

Mo
Mo

Sounds like fun! Can’t wait. I’ll be watching.

Just wondering how EJ figures out Will is gay. Does he catch him with a guy or does his gaydar just go off?

Bettyrj
Bettyrj

Chandler Massey is awesome! The scene where he wrecked Maggie’s kitchen was phenomenal acting as far as I’m concerned! Emmy worthy!

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Clarification on Days of our Lives Rumors

Tuesday morning, daytime fans and those of NBC’s Days of our Lives woke up to an article run by TV Line that raised major concerns for them,  Contained with it was a report that revealed that the entire cast has been released from their contracts and the show is going on an indefinite hiatus.

However, Soap Opera Digest has spoken to a few key setside sources, who have clarified the situation further: “The show is currently taping eight months ahead of air, and that has resulted in the show’s pickup possibly coming after it has wrapped production for the current season.”

Another reveals that negotiations are currently underway to continue the iconic NBC soap citing: “NBC and Sony are in negotiations right now and everyone is hopeful.”

Of note from SOD: the cast has been aware of the brought-to-light break in production and hiatus for months now.  The article also shares that production is said to most likely resume in early 2020’s following the holidays.

In addition, the series is receiving much buzz right now due to the groundbreaking (for daytime soaps), time-jump, which has already generated excitement for what’s to come in on the series in the days and months ahead.  Now is a great time to see what has happened to the lives of those you love to love and love to hate in Salem.

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Day of Days 2019 (Photo Gallery)

Over the weekend, NBC hosted their annual Day of Days fan fest and press junket with the cast at Universal CityWalk in Universal City California.

On Saturday, DAYS fans from all over the country, and some from abroad, took part in the day-long celebration of Salem as the daytime drama series celebrated its 54th anniversary.

From cast introductions, meet and greets, Q&A with the cast and some special guests including Days head writer, Ron Carlivati, there was plenty for Superfans of the show to take in.

As has now become tradition, those in attendance were treated to the November sweeps extended blockbuster promo before anyone else, anywhere, sees it.  This year with DAYS fast-forward time-jump, it made the super tease something everyone was looking forward to.

Cast members attending the event included: Lauren Koslow, Deidre Hall, Dtrake Hogestyn, Roh Scott Wilson, Eric Martsolf, Greg Vaughan, Kristian Alfonso. Mary Beth Evans, Chandler Massey, Freddie Smith, Lamon Archey, Thaao Penghlis, Camila Banus, Galen Gering, Sal Stowers, Stacy Haiduk, James Reynolds, Wally Kurth, Billy Flynn, Paul Telfer, Linsey Godfrey, Matthew Ashford, Melissa Reeves, Leann Hunley, and more.

Stephen Nichols made a special appearance at the end of the day when he was introduced on-stage to his adoring fans, who are excited about his return to the show.

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View the photo gallery featuring some of your DAYS favorites from the event below.  And … be on the lookout for Michael Fairman’s video interviews with the cast coming soon.

Now, let us know if you attended Day of Days this year, or if you did not, who from Salem would you be most excited to meet? Share your picks in the comment section.

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Days of our Lives Celebrates 54th Anniversary (Photos)

Last Friday, Days of our Lives celebrated yet another amazing milestone in their storied soap history. The long-running NBC daytime drama series turned 54- years young.

To ring in the anniversary, the cast, crew and behind the scenes creatives including head writer, Ron Carlivati and NBC executive, Bruce Evans were on-hand.

DAYS executive producer Ken Corday made a speech filled with history and ‘thank you’s’, and Bruce Evans reminded everyone of how important the characters and the show is, and how it has touched so many lives from generation to generation.

From speeches, to a cake-cutting ceremony, posing for pics, to a tasty green room filled with fun food, the cast patted each other on the back for a job well-done as the show is now breaking new ground with the time-jump that kicked off Friday and plays out more this week and beyond.

Check out some of the celebration in our photo gallery below.

Then, share your congrats to DAYS and what it has meant to you on their 54th anniversary via the comment section,

Photos: JPI

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