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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
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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
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John

So excited for Guy’s take on Will

Mary Moore Fergen
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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
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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… Read more »

Rose
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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
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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)
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jimh(leave it to beaver)

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

Ann
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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
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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,… Read more »

Engrady Pind
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Mo

If he can act, he has my support.

Scott (ATWT Fan)
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Scott (ATWT Fan)

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

judith
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judith

And Bryan and Deidre and James ect..lol

Jules
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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
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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
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Jules

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

GB
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GB

the actor is 28.

guest
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guest

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

Joshua
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Joshua

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

judith
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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
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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
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4everDAYS

After seeing clips of Guy Wilson…Chandler who?

4everDAYS
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4everDAYS

Oh, I know…Chandler Messy!!!

SZima
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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
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judith

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

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Mike Manning On His DAYS Departure: “Thank You to NBC, to Everyone Involved, and Most of All to the Fans That Were Along for the Ride With This Crazy Character.”

Now it’s the end of the line for Charlie on Days of our Lives, his portrayer Mike Manning took to his Instagram for some parting words of his time in Salem playing this very bad dude.

As Days fans know, many people wanted Charlie dead, and now he is! Thus begins a good old fashioned soap murder mystery on the long-running NBC soap opera, the question now is, who ultimately did the deed?

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After getting a copy of the latest Soap Opera Digest on newsstand now, which features, “Who Killed Charlie?” on the cover, Manning shared in a post on Friday: Everybody has a motive to want this guy dead.” 😂 Not exactly how I pictured my first soap magazine cover, but at least we’re having a good time with it. It’s been fun Salem. I’ll love you all forever. ✌🏼💙. Thank you to NBC, to everyone involved, and most of all to the fans that were along for the ride w/ this crazy character. You’re amazing. I’ll always be grateful for you.  Excited to share what’s next as soon as I can.   Arrivederci. -Charlie/Mike”

So place your bets on who will turn out to be the murderer via the comment section below and let us know what you thoughts on Mike’s run on DAYS!

 

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WATCH: Jackée Harry Comes to Days of our Lives Promo

Next week on March 1st look for the arrival of Jackée Harry to NBC’s Days of our Lives.

Harry is coming to the long-running soap in the new role of Paulina, who is connected to the Carver family.

In the newly-released promo heralding her upcoming DAYS debut, the actress shares, “I’ve got three good reasons you should watch me on Days of our Lives … I’m bold … I’m fabulous .. and you know I’m going to stir up trouble.  Let’s do this!”

Harry is best known for her roles in the sitcoms 227, Sister, Sister and numerous roles on television and motion pictures.

Watch the NBC promo featuring Jackée below.

What kind of trouble do you think Harry’s Paulina will stir up in Salem? Share your thoughts in the comment section.

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DAYS OF OUR LIVES: Cady McClain Ends Her Great Run as Jennifer; But Not Before A ‘Wink-Wink’ Nudge-Nudge’ to AMC’s Dixie ‘Poison Pancake’ Debacle

Wednesday’s episode featured another solid performance by two-time Daytime Emmy-winner, Cady McClain as Jennifer Horton Devereux as it was the day of her mother, Laura’s (Jaime Lyn Bauer) funeral.

Last week, longtime viewers were saddened that the character of Dr. Laura Horton was killed-off.  The question remains did she fall accidentally and hit her head in a struggle with Gwen (Emily O’Brien), or did Gwen intentionally kill Laura?

Yesterday was also the final episode of McClain in the role of Jennifer – as far as we know for now.   In story, following Laura’s funeral, Jennifer was heading to Boston to be with her brother Mike, to settle their mother’s estate and go through her belongings, etc.

Cady had taken over the role of Jennifer from Melissa Reeves, who chose to stay in Nashville during the Covid-19 pandemic.  As part of her departure, head writer, Ron Carlivati and the writing team, delivered a little wink-wink nudge-nudge to soap viewers and those of McClain’s time as Dixie Cooney Martin on All My Children.

In one of the most controversial soap death scenes of all-time, and one that was not kind to McClain, Dixie was killed-off the ABC daytime drama series after eating poison peanut butter pancakes. Fast-forward to 2021, and in an attempt to make DAYS Jennifer feel better, Julie (Susan Seaforth Hayes) whips up some banana pancakes with extra peanut butter!  When Jennifer declines them, Julie says she thought she liked them, to which Jennifer replied, “I used to.  But I had a bad experience with them once.  Now I can’t even look at them.”  Julie questions, “Bad experience?”  Then Jennifer says, “I’d rather not talk about it.”

In our books, McClain got the last laugh here getting to do a nod to the audience, who has followed her soap career for decades including the the 2007 killing of Dixie … by pancakes.

Previously, Cady shared in a 2020 interview with EW.com about the subject: “It was a dig at me by one of the writers that very much wanted to put me in my place. I had stepped out of line and they wanted to put me back in line, and I was going to eat those pancakes and I was going to learn my lesson, and I certainly did.”

So, what did you think of the mention of the ‘pancakes”? Will you miss Cady as Jennifer? Comment below.

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