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DAYS Guy Wilson Posts Message: "I do have some very big shoes to fill; Chandler Massey's talent is beyond measure!"

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This afternoon, Guy Wilson came forth and confirmed on his official facebook page that he is indeed the new Will Horton of Days of our Lives! The casting secret was revealed the other night by Guy’s new cast mate, Jen Lilley (Theresa)  on the Lather Up with Littany Blog Talk Radio series during her interview segment.

Wilson’s post stated, “Yes, I am the new ‘Will Horton’ on “Days of Our Lives”. This is a dream come true for me. But I do have some very big shoes to fill; Chandler Massey’s talent is beyond measure. I’ve always admired Chandler’s work and to now follow in his footsteps is truly an honor. I am so excited to share this adventure with all of you!!!”

It was a very nice overture for Guy to reach out to DAYS fans and share his enthusiasm on taking on the next phase of the character development and storylines of Will Horton!

And now the question that that will be answered over the next several months and in 2014,  can fans accept Guy in the role of Will?  Time will tell, but he certainly has some very strong acting credentials, and we hear from the people at DAYS, that he is quite a nice guy!

So, what do you think of Guy’s statement about stepping into Chandler’s shoes? Are you excited to know that the character of Will Horton will still be on the canvas and not be written out?  Weigh-in!

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Tori
Tori

I am glad they are keeping Will on the canvas, I believe he is considered a legacy character. I seen Guy Wilson’s scenes on YouTube from when he played a gay teenager on a NCIS episode,he was really good. I am willing to give Guy my viewing time. The producers must have seen something in his audition that made him the right choice for the recast.

John
John

So excited for Guy’s take on Will

Mary Moore Fergen
Mary Moore Fergen

I’m glad that the character of Will is staying in Salem, and Guy certainly has the correct last name: WilSon!

Patrick
Patrick

take a deep breath.

cull from your training… your employment…. your job

your intent… is to display… share with the world… a NEW character… it’s not you.. it’s intrigue and alluring to be something outside of yourself… it’s your chosen profession… to canvas..the written word.

You are Will – and Sonny… is your lover… you have a daughter…

’nuff said… it’s not blowing it out of proportion..it is what it is.

the world is prepared for what it is… gay lifestyle… and equating your part of Salem.

big shoes to fill… yeah! ’nuff said… it’s yours now… relax and feed of off Freddie Smith….

it was such a natural story to enliven… it was beholden… it was a treasure… to relish… the unfolding…

you’re simply carrying with…. the cast…

Rose
Rose

Yeah! I’m very happy. He’s really cute. Can’t wait to see him in January!!
And I hope he has great chemistry with Sonny!!!!

ethel
ethel

i just hope dool’s fans give him a chance before they start the ridiculous bashing after seeing him on air for a few days……….

jimh(leave it to beaver)
jimh(leave it to beaver)

i have no problem with him…he will do a good job and ill give him a chance…

Ann
Ann

There will always be haters, I’ve seen some Chandler fans tweet some nasty, mean-spirited things to Guy. And some of them have also unfollowed Wilson fans who have expressed their support to Guy. So I can imagine what they’ll say once he starts airing in January.

Phil
Phil

I will wait to pass judgement, but watching his scenes elsewhere, I am hopeful. He is a decent actor. Not sure Will is the right role, but I am glad Will is staying on the canvas too. I will keep an open mind here. Every time GL recasted Blake or Dinah, I was upset, but ended up like each recast better than the last. I am confident that DAYS knows what they are doing, and as I said Guy is a decent actor. Best of luck to both him and Chandler as they embark on their new journeys. Now DAYS, recast Chad and Gabi!

Engrady Pind
Engrady Pind

Aren’t they killing off Chad? Think of the horror of the DiMeara family when they realize Chad didn’t want them to know about his health problem. Wonder who they will blame and destroy for that.

Mary SF
Mary SF

I suspect Chad is lying about his tumor to Cameron– we never saw the specialist say he has a tumor. And he seems very evasive about treatments and letting other people know. I think Chad wanted Cameron to believe it so he would back off from Abigail–out respect for his illness. I think Chad is becoming more and more a DiMera everyday– and if I am right and he is lying and is perfectly healthy, then I think they will recast— would love to see Chad challenge EJ for a piece of DiMera empire.

Jules
Jules

Oooh Mary! I never thought of that! Wow! Now that you’ve said this, I really hope that’s what will happen! Very clever.

guest
guest

The last thing this show needs is a recast of that dead weight known as Gabi. I hope the that fact that Camilla is leaving 7 months earlier then her contract ends is a sign that the show is writing that character out. I pray that they don’t recast that character.

Mo
Mo

If he can act, he has my support.

Scott (ATWT Fan)
Scott (ATWT Fan)

I think it’ll take time. Like I said previously, his chemistry better work with Freddie and Alison.

judith
judith

And Bryan and Deidre and James ect..lol

Jules
Jules

I wish him the best of luck. I’ve seen some clips of his work online and he seems very talented. I love how excited and enthusiastic he is about taking on this tough, beautiful, celebrated, highly important and groundbreaking character. He has the right attitude, and I look forward to seeing what he brings to the role. Chandler leaving leaves a hole, but I feel confident from what I’ve seen that this chap can bring the character to life and do him justice.

Engrady Pind
Engrady Pind

I am looking forward to the new Will. I know I should like the character more than I do, but CM has always turned me off. I think it had to do with that sappy, imbecilic grin he pastes on his face all the time.

Isn’t Will supposed to be older than JJ Horton who just turned 18 this week. The new actor looks awfully young in the pix being used. Can he really be taken seriously as a young 20’s gay male? Time will tell.

Jules
Jules

He’s 27 or 28 in real life I believe. I think many of the pictures circulating are older head shots.

GB
GB

the actor is 28.

guest
guest

Glad to welcome new Will. Hopefully, I’ll enjoy this one better then Chandler’s Will.

Joshua
Joshua

Chandler Massey wasn’t THAT great. This guy will have us forgetting who Massey was in just a matter of weeks.

judith
judith

euh..ok..no need to trash one actor to praise another one..eyeroll..both can be really talented and bring their own golden take on the character.

RLeternal
RLeternal

I like GW’s honesty and humility. Hope he does justice to the role of WH. It may take some time but definitely deserves a chance. CM as WH and his chemistry with FS as SK will be greatly missed. Good Luck! to CM in his future endeavors. Hope WilSon retains its magic with FS and GW like it did with FS and CM. Hope FS does not decide to follow his co-star’s footsteps and leave the show. Losing 2 good actors will be hard.

4everDAYS
4everDAYS

After seeing clips of Guy Wilson…Chandler who?

4everDAYS
4everDAYS

Oh, I know…Chandler Messy!!!

SZima
SZima

I’m glad they re-cast the role and I’m sure Guy will do fine, but I’m also sure that he will be torn apart for the first few months.
He does have big Emmy-winning shoes to fill after all, but hopefully he will grow into the role quickly and without too much criticism.
Soap fans can be pretty brutal with re-casts…myself included…so good luck to him.

judith
judith

soap fans can be pretty brutal about everything..sadly.

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DAYS Kate Mansi Learns The Ropes Of Directing A Multi-Cam Soap In New DOOL App Series

She has won a Daytime Emmy for her stellar performances as Abigail Deveraux, but now as many know, Kate Mansi has been spreading her wings as a director behind-the-camera.

Mansi follows on the heels of such fan favorite actresses as: Alison Sweeney (Sami, DAYS), Heather Tom (Katie, B&B), Cady McClain (Dixie and Rosanna Ex-AMC and ATWT) and Kimberly McCullough (Robin, GH) all who have eventually gone on to direct daytime and primetime episodes  of noted and successful series.

In the new DOOL app four-part series, From On-Stage to Behind-The-Scenes with Kate Mansi, the talented young actress learns the rigors and demands of working behind the camera in the fast world of daytime drama from Days of our Lives‘ director (and another Emmy winner) Sonia Blangiardo,who mentors Kate through the process.

The series talks about the current movement of having more female directors getting opportunities and be recognized for their work in film and TV, and the challenges a soap opera director faces every day: from dry block, where they work with the actors, working through their shot lists, and the ensuing problems that can arise in any production on the day to day.  But in soaps, the pressure is really on, because there is not much time to re-shoot things and to get them right.

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It’s a fascinating view of what goes on at as the director bring their vision to life in the world of soap in a realistic way.  Make sure to download the DOOL app to check out Kate’s journey.

Now below, let us know if you saw the first episode of Kate;s directing journey on the DOOL app and what you thought of it? Look for new episodes to be posted every Thursday for the next three weeks.

 

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

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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It’s a Wrap For DAYS Galen Gering As He Shares Special Message To Fans: “I Hope You Know How Thankful I Am To Have Had You At My Side”

Today is a bittersweet day for longtime daytime favorite, Galen Gering.  While on Wednesday; he is celebrating his birthday! (Happy birthday, Galen!), he is also finishing up his last day at Days of our Lives as Rafe Hernandez; a role he has played for the last ten years-plus.

In a heartfelt posting on his Instagram, Galen shared special thanks to all of his fans who watched his during his run in Salem.

Gering expressed: “Thank you all so much for the incredible birthday wishes. I’ve always seen birthdays as a day of reflection, an opportunity to look back at where I’ve been and where I’m going. So, it’s oddly befitting that today also happens to be my last day at Days. Man…I have such great memories from the last 10 years. Onscreen I’ve fought for marriages and fought evil twins. I’ve put people in prison and been imprisoned. And offscreen, I’ve made friendships that I will have for a lifetime. All the while, I’ve been so fortunate to have the love and support of the greatest fans in the world. I hope you know how thankful I am to have had you at my side. With that said, the journey continues and I hope to bring you along for the ride. Thanks for the memories Days of our Lives. Like sands through the hourglass… Love Y’all”

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Share your well-wishes to Galen on his birthday and also for a job well-done as DAYS Rafe via the comment section below. But first see his post with longtime co-stars, Kristian Alfonso (Hope) and Alison Sweeney (Sami). 

That is followed by a video clip of Galen’s appearance on the Cliff Dorman Podcast where he first announced his exit from DAYS.

 

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Thank you all so much for the incredible birthday wishes. I’ve always seen birthdays as a day of reflection, an opportunity to look back at where I’ve been and where I’m going. So, it’s oddly befitting that today also happens to be my last day at Days. Man…I have such great memories from the last 10 years. Onscreen I’ve fought for marriages and fought evil twins. I’ve put people in prison and been imprisoned. And offscreen, I’ve made friendships that I will have for a lifetime. All the while, I’ve been so fortunate to have the love and support of the greatest fans in the world. I hope you know how thankful I am to have had you at my side. With that said, the journey continues and I hope to bring you along for the ride. Thanks for the memories Days of our Lives. Like sands through the hourglass… Love Y’all ✌️

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