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DAYS Deidre Hall On Guy Wilson Taking Over The Role Of Will Horton: "He deserves our energy and appreciation and he has mine completely!"

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There has been no more endearing on-screen relationship than that of Marlena Evans and Will Horton on Days of our Lives!  Through Will’s struggles to come out, it was Marlena who was his confidante and showed him unconditional love and helped him accept who he is.

Those pivotal scenes and the initial storyline were portrayed by two-time Daytime Emmy winner Chandler Massey and soap icon Deidre Hall (Marlena)!  Now that Chandler has left the NBC soap opera and Guy Wilson has taken over the the role of Will, some fans have yet to come around to accepting Wilson in the role created by the beloved Massey.

In a new post on her Deidre Hall Fan Page on facebook, the actress shared a photo of herself and Guy Wilson and offered up this statement to fans of the long running NBC daytime drama:  “So much has been said about Guy, who has taken over the role of Will. For my 2 cents, there is no more difficult job that replacing a cherished character when the creator has chosen to move on. Such is the job that Guy has accepted. Chandler left the show after winning 2 Emmys and our hearts. Guy is a dear man and an exquisite professional. He deserves our energy and appreciation and he has mine completely.”

Once again Deidre shows class personified in her statement on Chandler’s departure and Guy’s arrival.  What do you think of Deidre’s post on giving Guy Wilson a chance to win over our hearts in the role of Will?  Comment below!

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As always, Deidre is showing some class! I’m looking forward to her scenes with Guy. Guy is doing a fine job so far!

Deidre Hall needs a kick butt storyline..She is an amazing iconic actress and needs to be front and center..Maybe reconnect with Roman or a new love interest or some health issues..As for Guy, he is ok, it is so hard replacing a fan favorite who also happens to ben a 2X Emmy winner but lets support this young actor until he finds his own groove and hopefully will make the role of Will his now, but so far its been a little tough to watch.

there is so much potential… coming

with John returning
with Kristen returning
with Brady on the skids – “which I Love” he just hasn’t let up… he CAN act

I think Guy is doing just fine… he’s working his way in to his part… i’m certainly not turned off by nuWill and Sonny… I also liked the few scenes he’s had with Sami… it’ll be interesting to see how he is with Marlena… but… the champ she is… she’ll nurture and let it be…. go for it… tell their new story

Ms. Deidre Hall: “You, Warm MY Heart”

I’m sending you a hug…. a heartfelt fan sentiment… and adulation… for the woman you are

High praise for your part in the stratospheric rise… that DAYS has become

never left my heart… that being said

It’s without question…. you being in your second home… Salem… is your presence

Deidre hall, what can you say, she is a classy, sassy lady. Deidre is a warm loving, friendly lady. Also she is a wonderful actress. Patrick I agree with your comments, 100 percent. I always read your comments, and you always make my day.

that, is a GREAT picture of the two of them

clearly…. their is confidence, admiration, and a collaborative effort

Gramma Marlena and grandson Will

forever

Im fine with him as Will…in the coming months itll feel like he’s always been there. Meanwhile, after many months of haunting, taunting, and scheming against Kate, E.J., Sami and even Abigail and winning custody of baby Ari away from Will and Sonny after proving he is still legally married to Gabi who has had a mental collapse and is sent away for treatment, bad boy Nick is found shot to death on New Years Eve! There are many suspects but since Alison Sweeny is leaving the show she’ll be the one found guilty for Nick’s murder!! But did she do it? Could bird watcher Percy be Nick’s real murderer after he and Nick had a fallout? Stay tune!!! Just playin…lol

LOL

percy the bandit… he’s a little on the peculiar… but, nevertheless (it’s his birds)… this is SO Days… to inject with humor and off sides…

No one could have said it better. So tired of people bashing this young man without seeing how he shapes the character. For my money, he’s done wonderfully thus far. Chandler was a recast, too, if you recall. Did he get this much ridiculous grief just for trying to do a job?

I am with you. Give Guy Wilson a break and a chance. It’s a job and Chandler left by choice. Chill out, enjoy Days and join the escapism that soaps allow.

Not to mention, Guy is doing a good job so far.

Chandler was good, and he is missed, but I think Guy is doing a fine job especially just jumping in the way he had to. It was kind of funny because basically Will (Chandler) went in another room, and then came out Will Guy. At least if some time had passed between switching Wills. Guy even has the same turned up nose as Sammy, and looks like her son. Any way it takes time to get used to a recast, but I think in time Guy will come into his own as Will. He has to be given a chance to develop I the role.

Guy has my support. I’m really rooting for him in the role. I’m glad it was recast and Will’s story can continue to play out. Though, since his debut, we haven’t seen much of him. I think maybe 5 or 6 episodes of him, tops.

Can’t wait to see some scenes between him and Marlena. Those are always winners.

That’s true, have to agree that since he first appeared as Will, the character hasn’t had that much to do other than be a supporting character to others. So, it’s a little difficult to say how well he’s doing in the role. Maybe the producers and writers felt it would be better to ease him into the part so that gradually the viewers become accustomed to him especially since the previous actor who vacated the role made such an imposing impression.

Guy Wilson

your presence is just fine

you are in fine company… an accomplished cast and crew

I love it!

I appreciate her saying such lovely things about Guy. Of course, Guy has already won me over! I’m so impressed with how quickly he has settled into the role. I can’t wait to see his scenes with Deidre. I bet they will be great together!

Deidre is so classy and so beautiful. I just love her.

Guy is doing just fine. I love Days so much!!

What is with the propping of this kid?? Let him play the part and back off!

Deidre’s efforts to urge patience and fairness toward Guy in his role as the current Will Horton is understandable and I am sure a demonstration of what makes the cast of Days the “family” that they are. I have read that actors enjoy working there. I am sure this is one of the reasons why.

I enjoyed Guy during the christening scenes at St. Luke’s. As an actor, I find no fault in him. However, as stated before, I am not a fan of the gay storyline. I avoid scenes between Sonny and Will, especially if they are “romantic” scenes. If there was a way to “undo” the gay Will Horton aspect of Days (I can think of at least one way), I am sure I would enjoy all of Guy’s work.

His scenes are confusing with Freddie because that’s the aura he puts out. Whether or not we need to see him and another guy making whoopee is beside the point. I mean if we all thought it was under the sheets and afterwards just laying there without cleaning ourselves up and laying back down is unrealistic. I don’t watch his love scenes either-but because it looks forced and unnatural between the actors-like they are not embracing who the characters are supposed to be-a couple.

Oh good grief! I thought we were past this insane point of view about gay relationships on Days.

I’m not liking Guy as Will. I’m hoping he’ll improve over time. He needs to loosen up. Be more natural. Not feeling any chemistry between him and Freddie.

Me neither. I think they could have gotten someone else. It looks like he is struggling with who Will is at this point in his life. I don’t see the playfulness. He looks frigid in his love scenes with Freddie-almost uncomfortable. It’s time for Freddie to move on.

I agree, far too much acting with his eyebrows and the pursing of his lips is distracting. Perhaps in time he’ll come up to the caliber of those around him.

Thanks Dedrie for being a classy lady as always. I have loved and supposed him from day one and m very proud to call myself a Guy Wilson fan. He is not only a fantastic actor but on top of that he is a beautiful human being both inside and out. Love you both.

*loved and supported him from

I am a WilSon hardcore fan from the day 1 and I loved Chandler’s Will to bits but I’m too much in love with WilSon lovestory I am just so grateful the show decided to keep telling their story. So I welcomed Guy and support him with any effort. He’s doing really great and people keeping whining about Chandler’s leaving or bashing Guy for being hired are so clueless and disrespectful. Chandler won 2 Emmys and was ready to move on? Ok, fine and good luck to him but if he can move on I can do the same and enjoy the new Will and the amazing gay storyline told by WilSon.

Completely agree with you Antonella. I loved Chandler’s acting but like you said he moved on. Guy seems to be doing very well so far and I see nothing wrong with his acting. Give him a chance people!

Thanks lil for taking the time to read and reply 🙂 I’m so glad there are so many people around who feel the same way.

Guy Wilson was a wonderful choice for a recast of Will Horton. From photos and vines of Guy with various cast members seen on Twitter, it looks like he already fits in and is loved by them. That means just as much to me as Guy’s enthusiasm for playing Will. I think it shows on screen. He’s doing a great job.

I am torn on one hand I find nothing objectionable about Guy’s take on Will, but on the other hand I find nothing exceptional about it either. He reminds of me of vanilla ice cream, I like it, but I don’t love it.

Interesting analogy – simply stated and to the point, Mary. Eventually they need to give the character more screen time, it appears that for the time being he is in a supportive role. I do not sense tremendous chemistry between him and Sonny rather than a gratuitous embrace here and there ~ suffice to say that he is competent actor thus far.

A sweet thing to do and Deidre if you would convince Wayne Northup to come back to Days as Roman I just might start watching this show after a decade. Every time I see a picture of him I think what wonderful chemistry he had with Hall. Sorry Josh Taylor will always be Chris K to me.

I miss Wayne too! Josh is not on much, but when he is, I do think of Chris K. On the bright side, Drake H. is coming back as John Black.

We may not have Wayne as Roman, but you are depriving yourself of a great show. There are many good things happening on DAYS! Give it try!!!

I agree Guy Wilson is doing amazing job as Will.Chandler Massey also did amazing job as Will.I watch days of our lives for years and the Will and Sonny Storyline is the best I seen yet on Days.The only other couple I liked besides Will and Sonny was Ej and Sami.I get tired of people bashing Guy Wilson for taking over the role as Will because Guy is doing a remarkable job as did Chandler.I watch interviews that Guy did and he seems like a really nice and sweet Guy I wish him notthing but the best.He is just as good an actor as Chandler is.

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Arianne Zucker Reflects Back on the ‘Access Hollywood’ Tape with Donald Trump, and Speaks to Her Exit from Days of our Lives

It’s been eight years, but somehow seems like ages ago, that Arianne Zucker was thrust into the mainstream public limelight, unfortunately not for her work as Nicole on Days of our Lives, but for the Access Hollywood taped that surfaced when former president Donald Trump  and current Republican nominee, visited the set of the (then) NBC soap opera, and met Zucker.

The tape captured a hot mic moment between Trump and then ‘Access’ host Billy Bush inside of their bus which featured lewd remarks about Zucker between the two men.

Speaking on the moment, Zucker opened about it on Rachel Uchitel’s Miss Understood podcast, where the video version of the interview is now on Uchitel’s You Tube Channel. Back in 2005, Arianne was the scene partner with Trump in his Apprentice/Days of our Lives crossover appearance, because her character of Nicole was at the time a gold-digger.

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Zucker shared of her on set experience with Trump from 2005, “I had a great experience. He was lovely, and I had no idea anything behind the scenes was happening. So, it never affected me.” Next in October 2016, Arianne says she it got a call from her manager at the time when the Access Hollywood tapes came to light and that is when she first heard about the situation.

The actress and life coach reflected back, “Everybody has spoken poorly about somebody in their lifetime. I don’t care who you are, everybody has, it’s just people get caught on camera doing it. Unfortunately, that happens all the time. And if you’ve ever gone to a fraternity party, these things happen. So (when she later read the taped comments) I’m going, ‘sounds like something my fraternity guys I know would say.’ But I just didn’t see it in the way that people were seeing it.’”

Expressing why she never made an official comment when the press were asking for one, Arianne revealed, “I didn’t make a comment though, because I was in fear of losing my job. So I didn’t say anything.”  She added, “I felt attacked by the media because I knew all they wanted. I mean, the biggest thing was to get Trump off the ballot. I was like, that is not my job.”

Later, Arianne explained she felt she received no protection from the situation. “I got no apology from my place of employment. I really got no apology from NBC. I felt I had no protection. ”

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DAYS fans are counting down and not happily that about six weeks from now, on July 29th, when Zucker makes her on-screen exit from Days of our Lives. After being fired for standing up to Corday Productions for on set sexual harassment and discrimination charges, the actress formally filed a lawsuit she has brought against her former employer which includes charges of wrongful termination.

Zucker said on her upcoming departure from DAYS, “I will not say how I leave the show. I do respect that we don’t want to share that. We want the fans to be excited and enticed.” However, Arianne confirmed that the character of Nicole is not ‘killed-off”.

So, what do you think of Arianne’s comments reflecting back on the Access Hollywood tapes media frenzy with Donald Trump, and her upcoming exit from DAYS? Weigh-in. But first, check out Ari on Rachel’s podcast below.

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DAYS Dan Feuerriegel on EJ Keeping Eric From His Child, “He’s in the Deep End … There’s No Coming Back for Him Now”

On Days of our Lives, Nicole (Arianne Zucker) has been reunited with her biological son, baby Jude. Her husband, EJ (Dan Feuerriegel), is now keeping a major secret, and in order to keep it from coming out he had to get Sloan (Jessica Serfaty) out of Salem, and keep both Melinda Trask (Tina Huang) and Leo Stark (Greg Rikaart) quiet and at bay.

However, as in any good soap opera, time is running out for EJ. What will happen when Nicole and Eric (Greg Vaughan) find out that EJ is not the little one’s biological father, but Eric is? And, what will happen when they realize EJ knew the truth and hid it from them?

This is just one item in a laundry list of skullduggery committed by EJ since he has been in Salem. With Arianne Zucker set to exit on-screen on July 29th, it looks like we are heading into the home stretch of the baby switch storyline.

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Michael Fairman TV caught up with Dan Feuerriegel to get his take on the situation and what it has been like working with Greg and Ari in the story.

Dan shared on EJ’s despicable decision to pretend he is Jude’s bio-dad, “I know I’m a terrible human being, but I love playing a terrible human being.” Feurriegel added, “Oh, he’s in the deep end. Like, there is no coming back for him now.”

The DAYS star also noted if EJ had done anything more nefarious to Sloan, his character might not ever be able to come back from that. “There’s only so much hatred EJ can get from the viewers that it probably would’ve been a bridge too far for me to just make her (Sloan) disappear,” clarified Dan.

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As to his time working with Arianne Zucker as his on-screen wife, Dan had noting but praise for her. Feuerriegel expressed, “I loved working with her. She’s so good. She’s an amazing actress. She’s fantastic. Every scene that I did with her, I didn’t have to do anything because I just rode on the coattails of what she did. It was an absolute pleasure to work with her.”

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Dan also had high marks for his on-screen nemesis, Greg Vaughan, “Greg is fantastic, like everybody in the storyline was amazing. Greg’s amazing … Ari’s amazing … Jessica was fantastic and that’s what made it work. I’m very grateful to have worked with every single one of them.”

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On soap operas and especially on Days of our Lives, when someone exits, or ‘dies’ on-screen that doesn’t mean goodbye forever, and Dan knows this too. In regards to anyone who leaves Salem, the actor joked, “I’m not going to say the doors closed, because you never say never, especially in Hollywood or on a soap. I mean, I’ve come back and I was like two inches shorter and (with) a completely different face.”

So, how do you think Eric will find out that Jude is really his son, and that EJ has been lying to keep Nicole? Let us know in the comment section, but first Check out our conversation with Dan from the red carpet at the recent 51st annual Daytime Emmy Awards below.

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First, Lani and Eli come back to Salem to celebrate the wedding anniversary of Abe (James Reynolds) and Paulina (Jackee Harry), which happened on Juneteenth Day which is on June 19th.

Juneteenth, which is a Federal holiday, is an annual commemoration of the end of slavery in the United States after the Civil War, has been celebrated by African Americans since the late 1800s.

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Meanwhile, the return also serves as a “apparent” send-off for Johnny (Carson Boatman) and Chanel (Raven Bowens), who are set to depart Salem, since Johnny landed his dream job in California.

Look like Elani is also attending their going away party, but are the departing couple (with Chanel being pregnant) really going to leave Salem? Stay tuned.

Stowers made her first Days of our Lives appearance back in September of 2015. Lani is the adoptive daughter of Abe and the biological daughter of Paulina. As for Archey, he arrived on the scene in 2017 as Julie’s (Susan Seaforth Hayes) grandson. Sal and Lamon were last seen on-screen in March of this year.

Looking forward to seeing Eli and Lani back on DAYS? Do you think Johnny and Chanel are exiting the Salem canvas? Comment below.

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