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DAYS Stars Speak Out On The Exit Of Chandler Massey & The Arrival Of Guy Wilson!

Photo Credit: Adam Campbell

Photo Credit: Adam Campbell

Last month, not only were  Chandler Massey and his fans stunned that Days of our Lives informed him on a Friday tape day that it would be his last, but so were many of his long time cast mates!

As the news spread like wildfire that the DAYS brass decided to end Massey’s contract three months earlier than anticipated, and that they had already had a recast waiting in the wings to take over the exceedingly important and popular role of Will Horton, it certainly was an uncomfortable situation for all involved.   When the news leaked that Guy Wilson was the chosen recast, the young actor has been hoping that DAYS viewers will give him the opportunity to make the character of Will his own.

On-Air On-Soaps spoke with three of Chandler’s former cast mates at Kate Mansi’s birthday (Abigail, DAYS) party this past weekend: Blake Berris (Nick), Camila Banus (Gabi),  and Casey Deidrick (Chad).  The actors  shared their feelings on how the news was given to Chandler that he was done at DAYS, and what it has been like meeting or working with Guy for the first time.  (Casey Deidrick has already finished taping at DAYS, so he has not worked with Wilson)

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Blake Berris (Nick) on Chandler’s exit:  “Actually, I was going to carpool with Chandler on the way to the airport to leave for our fans events in Chicago and Atlanta and I was texting with him. And he said, ‘Change of plans. Today was my last day of work!’ And I went, ‘What?’ Anyways, he is doing great.  Obviously, it’s hard to say goodbye to people who you have worked with so long and are a family.  He is so talented and has a bright future ahead of him. Chandler is excited, and I am excited for him.   But, it was very strange and it happened very quickly.  I think everyone that was at DAYS on that day was kind of taken aback, but I am friends with Chandler, and so I will see him He will land on his feet, I am not worried about that.”

Blake on Guy Wilson’s arrival: “I just met him last week and he is such a sweet guy. I am excited to do some scenes with him.  It was strange just looking at him with Freddie Smith (Sonny), because I am so used to seeing Chandler with him. But that is just one of those weird things that happens on soaps.   But it’s like theatre sometimes the understudy goes on, or they recast the role. It’s kind of the same thing.  I am kind of looking forward to working with his acting style and creating a new on-screen rivalry with Guy.”

Camila Banus (Gabi) on Chandler’s exit:  “It was very upsetting to me.  I kind of asked him what was wrong because I was on set that day, but he was not allowed to tell me anything.  It made me really sad.  I sent him a message afterwards.  It is what it is. We can’t do anything and it sucks because we would have liked to have a going away party for him, because we love him so much.  But the way, it happened it did not allow us as a cast to do that. “

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Camila on Guy Wilson’s arrival:  “I do think it was a little unfair of how things played out.  I think everybody deserves that time to adjust, and also for the fans to adjust, and for everything to come out the right way.   Apart from that, I think Guy is a really amazing ‘guy’.  (Laughs)  He is so kind. Guy not only entered the role, but entered the situation with a lot of grace.  Guy feels honored to take on the role of Will.   I think that makes him even better as a person.  He comes in and feels so grateful to be here. One of the things he said to me the other day was, ‘I am excited.  I get to go on stage and do what I love to do everyday.’  And that to me, resonated so much. Sometimes being on the show for three years, I am like, ‘I really don’t like this storyline and I don’t want to go into work right now.’  But Guy reminded me that I am doing every day what I love.”

Casey Deidrick (Chad) on Chandler’s exit:  “I think it is just how it happened.  Imagine going in to work one day and being told that day, (when you are done working) you are not coming back anymore?  It was rough for him, but Chandler is bouncing back.  He is doing what he wants to do know which is auditioning, focusing on school, and he and I have this band together.  Everything is working out.   I don’t think it’s getting him down. He is moving forward from this. ”

What do you think about the sentiments shared by Blake, Camila and Casey? Consensus is that they were disappointed that not a proper goodbye was given to their long time cast mate, Chandler Masssey!  How do you feel about Guy Wilson hearing what the actors had to say about his enthusiasm taking on the role of Will Horton? Weigh-in below!

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Cindy
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Cindy

It sucks for all of them. Chandler was treated horribly. His cast mates are put in dreadful positions, as is the new kid. I’m sure Chandler is and will be fine. TPTB at Days should be ashamed of themselves. They have behaved like playground bullies.

I’d hate to be Guy. It would be hard enough to follow Chandler, but with this added insult, it will be extremely difficult. I wish him well.

Edward
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Edward

I agree with Cindy completely but going a step further, I have decided to eliminate DAYS, after Chandlers appearances end, because of the way they treat people; not comfortable watching the show.

Phil
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Phil

I hope that you are the only one. Sure it sucks what they did, but not watching won’t solve or change anything in regards to what happened. It will hurt ratings and the soap genre needs ratings right now…. It isn’t fair other stars would have to go without a job. Just sayin!

David
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David

Cindy, I agree with you. I was willing to give GW a chance, but after the his tweet-a-thon, he was a little to familiar with the way he talked about the role and his screen test, which I know he did NOT do w/Freddie. Chandler made that role his. He developed the character, with Freddie. They have been through the struggle of “coming out”, Will’s self doubt issues with Sonny, Baby drama, Nick drama, break-up, back together, shooting, baby and Mom in jail. Now, GW thinks he can come in and step into that role. Chandler and Freddie have a… Read more »

Faith
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Faith

I understand that Chandler wanted to finish his education and I admire him for that. I also understand that he was leaving in December. That being said what Corday (network) did was disrespectful to all involved (especially after telling fans they would be able to watch Chandler through March). Given the way soaps are struggling more respect should have been given to the fans.

John Beene
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John Beene

Just goes to show that Days management are a bunch of jaded, corporate queens; some of the most vile, vicious creatures on the planet.

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

I remember when Denise Alexander(Susan Martin) left Days and her popular role 40 years ago and joined GH…it wasnt easy to accept her replacement(4get name at moment) at first but we grew to like her and we moved on…same will happened once we see Guy take over as Will…itll be hard at first but im certain Guy will eventually make the role his own and most fans will accept him just like we did for Susan all those years ago…sure tptb couldve handled C.M. exit a little better but its time to move on whether we like it or not…it… Read more »

judith
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judith

totally agree, all this brouhaha about this behind the scene little ‘drama’ is kind of ridiculous imho.

Yolanda Arenas
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Yolanda Arenas

I think it was so unprofessional what they did to Chandler. Charlie Sheen was right to go on a rant on his behalf. Chandler is apparently a much beloved and valued cast member but they gave him no send off? It’s like sending your kid off to college by just shoving him out the door and saying good luck. It’s just so wrong!

Samantha
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Samantha

Of cource, Freddie was not allowed to speak his opinion about this situation. That doesn’t surprise me at all. Corday sucks!

Me
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Me

Freddie did say a few things about how he felt about this whole mess (these are my words, not his) in a Daytime Royalty interview and he was clearly upset and one just needs to read between the lines or actually just read his words and understand!

Samantha
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Samantha

Thank you! I’m going to read.

judith
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judith

Chandler is a good actor, he played Will very well and made him (with the writers) a really important character on this soap. That being said, it is not the end of the world, he wanted above all a real party for his exit with all his costars/friends celebrating with him..but these costars he will see them again (and doing it right now actually) just not on this set anymore..his choice. Of course it is kind of hard to have such abrupt news, in the moment, a little deception but after that you move on..i am sure he already has.… Read more »

Me
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Me

Nope nope not going to do any of that. My choice. And Chandler didn’t want a huge party he said, but I’m sure he would have like to at least say goodbye to some cast and crew.

Very rude the way TPTB behaved. I’m glad that here we finally read more people upset and speaking their mind about it. Comments in previous Fairman articles about this (Chandler’s exit and the new dude) were always so forgiving for what crap TPTB pulled! I’m not on board with the recast and never will.

4everDAYS
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4everDAYS

He said goodbye a million bloody times! That’s the problem!!!

judith
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judith

Your choice.. And mine will be to watch Guy Wilson acting as Will Horton and see if i enjoy his acting, his Will stories (the writers’ job here not really Guy’s..) and his chemistry (or not) with Freddie.

Me
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Me

#4everDAYS – Hunh?!

Mo
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Mo

They probably can’t say how they really feel out of respect for their own jobs as well as future jobs. It was handled poorly.

Me
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Me

Agreed! There are a lot of unspoken words here.

Iakovos
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Iakovos

Seems every player in this game may have had an agenda, but in reality it all became so messy. I think a young actor may not have finessed his plans to leave the show as well as hemight, and the producers in their shortsightedness to address other business issues did not take into account the humanity of of their employee family and loyal fans.

Change is part of daytime drama, obviously. No one needs to make it more difficult than it is, although people — clearly in this csae — more than not, do.

Me
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Me

Interesting interesting interesting interesting interesting interesting that Freddie Smith is not mentioned one single time! Reading between the lines, this just tells me what I’ve been saying the last times, the way Chandler was let go was disgraceful, insensitive and disrespecful to him and everyone else that has been part of Will & Sonny’s storyline and friends with Chandler. There is more to this story and the powers that be again screwed up! I have a feeling that this is not over. That being said, it’s nice to know that Chandler is bouncing back. You can see it and so… Read more »

Me
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Me

Oooh, ok, sorry Blake mentioned Freddie. My bad.

judith
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judith

bye !

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

You have the right to your opinion but if i stopped watching soaps just because of recasts id stop watching years ago…there will always be recasting in soaps…been that way since they started on radio!!!

4everDAYS
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4everDAYS

Same here, jimh!!! As I’ve stated before, it’s harder to accept the
recasting situation if a viewer is a Wilson only fan. There are so many
people that only watch Will and Sonny. They have no other characters
and or plots within DOOL to help with the transition. I’m sure most
viewers feel the same way as we do. I hope!!!

Me
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Me

Well 4everDAYS, I don’t watch soaps. That’s why I’ve got such a problem with this. I only watched for the WilSon storyline and for the fantastic job Freddie and Chandler did and still do! They’ve been screwed over and that’s not ok.

SZima
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SZima

I hate the fact that Chandler is leaving and I hate the way this all played out. But let’s NOT forget that Chandler was the one who sorta-kinda started this whole thing by blindsiding TPTB after his Emmy win by saying he was planning to leave the show and go back to school. I’m sure if he had gone to them first to discuss his plans, none of this would have happened. The show happened to find a replacement actor and decided to make their move w/o discussing it with Chandler. Petty? Yes. But poor choices by both parties. I’m… Read more »

Me
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Me

I AM not watching any soaps. I’m only here for the WilSon storyline portrayed by Freddie and Chandler. And I’ll keep bitching about this out-of-the-blue sudden recast and the way it all happened with the worst timing ever. Nothing adds up and this was a foul move by Corday and his buddies.

Himadri
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Himadri

I agree SZima– Chandler had madeit clear he was not coming back once his contract was up, and his contract was up when– December? So his time was cut– what– 60 or 90 days shorter than it would have been? The way some people are reacting you would think he was axed with no warning, when leaving was HIS idea. Many many companies, when you ‘give notice’ ahead of time, will tell you not to come back at all as soon as you declare your intent to quit– or they will assign your last day some time during your notice… Read more »

loa
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loa

Sad to hear how it all went down, it would be very very hard to one day go to work and say that it is your last, Chandler is an amazing actor and person, he will go far, So sad that the cast didn’t have that closer as of fan. But thanks for the comments from Blake, Camila, and Casey, their comments are very positive but can tell, heart broke too, Good luck to Chandler and hope to see him on Some shows again, For Guy, it is hard enough to fill the big shoes of Chandler and Wilson, but… Read more »

Gmbenet
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Gmbenet

It has been said that the Days cast members are close. I believe it to be true. If indeed they are I am sure all who worked with Chandler were hurt by how the situation played out. That said, I hope the actors who verbally expressed their feelings do not kreceive any backlash from the network. I respect the actors right NOT to respond publically. NBC is not high on my tv network appreciation list. I don’t even watch NBC Primetime shows, except for Sunday Night Football and its associated pre-game show.

Jen (iheartwilson)
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Jen (iheartwilson)

Chandler didn’t deserve to be treated like that.

I hope that Freddie is doing okay with the sudden transition.

The grammar and punctuation errors were distracting.

clh
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clh

Acting roles are a job like any other job. He chose to leave, and his bosses found out when the public did at that. That was equally disrespectful on his part.

If you have to replace an employee, you replace him when you need to, not when the exiting employee wants you to.

Lori
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Lori

But he is young. And has the two acting Emmys. He deserved some slack for his tacky timing — and not retribution. Lately the castmembers sound like they’re afraid during interviews. That’s not good for them or the fans and so it can’t be good for the show.

4everDAYS
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4everDAYS

They did not punish Chandler Messy! They moved on. Days of our Lives
is not about CM. DOOL is a soap about many CHARACTERS. I think
Chandler lost site of that or he was advised to garner publicity by his
announcement, thinking he could milk it for much longer than DAYS
would allow. He got what he wanted, just not how he wanted it.

judith
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judith

Please he is an adult..not some little helpless child you have to spare ‘bad feelings’..come on.. Days way of handle it was weak and assholish but Chandler was not really better..now let’s move on i am sure Chandler IS OVER IT since a while !

judith
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judith

and Daytime emmys mean NOTHING, niet, nada, rien, zip !

Me
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Me

-> Judith: “Days way of handle it was weak and assholish but Chandler was not really better..”

So you are saying Chandler’s way of handling this was weak and assholish too?!!.. WOW!

boes
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boes

The way they let him go was very unprofessional IMO. If it had happened in any business, not just this one, it would still be a crappy thing to do. TPTB, it seems, no matter the soap, both those that are left and those that aren’t, have proved themselves to be utter shites with the least provocation. ABC was maybe the worst, but it appears that Corday and Co. aren’t much better. So far, TOLN seems to be different in the way that treat their cast and crew. And for that reason alone I hope they succeed with the AMC… Read more »

Me
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Me

Yeah, ABC and NBC! It really astounds me how they keep treating their cast and crew and it astounds me even more, that fans out there keep making excuses of this and accept it all!!!…. CRAZY!

bobkr
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bobkr

This speaks volumes to who the bigger person was in this, and it is Chandler, if i had to tell you that. It sure is nice to see that the higher ups at days treat their employees, like the rest of corprate america treat their employees like crap. One can only wonder how long the ratings will hold up after Chandlers last air date. After all he was a 2 time emmy winning actor. I for one will not stop watching as there are a lot of great people that works at Days actors and crew. I will support Guy… Read more »

judith
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judith

One actor, one pairing doesn’t make ratings, good stories do !

4everDAYS
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4everDAYS

I’ll be glad when the Chandler Messy saga is over!!!

Allie
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Allie

How and when did Chandler Massey tell “Days of Our Lives” that he was leaving?

4everDAYS
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4everDAYS

On live TV right after the emmy win possibly in july.

Zy
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Zy

He was asked what his plan was, and he said he will like to go back to school, that is an honest answer. He deserve better, but he has a bright future unlike Days, a show with a bad rating, he is lucky he got out before the show tank and gets canceled. Let’s be real that is where the show is heading

Patrick
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Patrick

thank you… well said…

AJ and liz… were developing naturally… it was a treat to watch…. for AJ… and Liz.

Finally… because Liz deserves some romance and screen time.

it was beautiful to see this triangle… Liz is great with both Nicholas and AJ….

to have this sullied by Carly…

does she really have to be in every story?

Me
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Me

I agree Zy! He just simply replied to a journalist’s question. He didn’t say he was leaving DAYS. He said what his plans are after his contract is over, as there was the possibility that his contract wasn’t going to be renewed. How could he know in June if the DAYS people woud keep him after December. Of course he had plans for after December. He’d be a fool not to! Had DAYS wanted to keep him after December and had told him around September (or whenever they let their actors know), then I’m sure Chandler would have thought about… Read more »

4everDAYS
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4everDAYS

It was june 16th, Fathers Day and Ken Corday’s birthday.I

Gigi
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Gigi

I think the whole situation was handled poorly and I know this wont be popular to say but truthfully Chandler blindsided Corday and company with his announcement at the Emmys that he wouldn’t re-sign. It was such a big night for both him and the show so his timing was a tad…tacky. The way he was let go definitely could have been handled WAY better but it’s the nature of the business and most likely they were working with the 13 week cycle rule. Show was about to go on hiatus too. I have enjoyed very much Chandler’s portrayal of… Read more »

Me
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Me

He NEVER said he wouldn’t re-sign! A journalist asked him what he’d do after his contract ends in December – because in June that’s what Chandler was assuming would happen – and he just mentioned that his plans would be to go back to school. How could he know in June if the bloody show would want to keep him after December. He’s GOT to have plans for the eventuality, that they would not keep him right? So, his plans were to go back to school, if the contract would have indeed not been renewed. If they had told him… Read more »

4everDAYS
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4everDAYS

I call him Chandler Messy because he created a big mess with his
mouth. He ran his mouth ten months before his expected last airdate!!!
M-E-S-S-Y!!!!! He messed up! He created a messy situation. To me, he
will always be Chandler Messy!

bobkr
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bobkr

I so agree with you! This is all on Days and no one else.

EJK
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EJK

ME is” right on” and Chandler didn’t have a chance after he honestly mentioned the ambiguity of his plans beyond December. Management decided to pull the rug out beneath him in a particularly brutal fashion. This has angered Chandler’s fans, Days fans and it seems current and past cast members. A soap hopes to build up a storyline and the actors it uses; it did and lost it in one fell swoop here.Who takes credit for this disaster?

judith
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judith

This business doesn’t work like that ! And he knows it, he should have said what every actors in his situation do..they respond : ‘i don’t know, we will see, ect..always an ambiguous, vague PC answer..’ just see JMB (former Lulu on gh who left this year after winning numerous emmys by the way)..she did that perfectly ! If you are a player at the show business game you have to know how to play ! CD is not child or a newbie..It was just not smart move from him and of course Dool, NBC did respond as the corporate… Read more »

Christy
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Christy

I don’t recall Sonny & Carly having hate sex… when they got together in the beginning, she was Jason’s sex partner and did some undercover work on her own to help out his boss, Sonny, and then, whatever sent them off – like forbidden togetherness? and they ended up having sex. like rabid bunnies!

I didn’t like that day on GH either.

Me
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Me

Thanks EJK! And as usual nobody takes credit for this disaster. But maybe this will change.. Corday didn’t want to make WilSon a super-couple and didn’t want WilSon to get married. Why? He got cold feet? Too gay? Is he caving to the bigots? Is he homophobic himself? Why wouldn’t he want to make them a super-couple or/and married!? He struck gold with the story, he struck gold with the actors and he ‘doesn’t want to make them a super-couple’?!.. I’ve said it before, but WHAT A FOOL! And if he didn’t want all this, why recast Will? WilSon are… Read more »

OK
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OK

Whatever positive buzz this show got the last three years mostly came from that young man and his coming out story. So he said he was leaving Its happened at DOOL a million times before. They had more than enough time to plan for a replacement and give him a proper send off. The show is always preaching family but we got a real chance to see how it treats family and it aint pretty.

LauraHowarthFan
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LauraHowarthFan

LOL. Agree. Their kissing is the most disgusting thing I’ve seen in years! yuk

judith
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judith

great post

Ted Olson
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Ted Olson

Are people KIDDING here? Everyday people, whom I guess don’t matter, go through this kind of thing and much much worse EVERY single day!! I worked for a company for 11 years and was told on a Friday night (over the phone, mind you) that the company was having problems and they had to “let me go”. I worked for another company for 6 years and when cut-backs came, regardless of how terribly fond everyone was of me, I was let go with no party hat, no cake, no nothing, one week’s severence pay and that was it, out, good… Read more »

RLeternal
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RLeternal

100% agree. This happens to the common person all the time. So, why raise such a big hoopla when an actor (who is also an employee) let go. At least the actors get sympathy and support from fans. What does the common man get for her/his hard-work, sincerity, and honesty. Nothing! The employer in a single sentence (in a letter or over the phone) says: The company is broke, you’re laid-off effective, immediately.

judith
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judith

lol, yep ! Totally agree Ted Olson. The ‘fans’ making such an ‘offense’ to this ‘nothing’ event..(i mean the way he left not the fact he left..the exit was HIS choice anyway) are so funny..He did not have his BIG goodbye cake..you know it is really bad..when the WW3 begin ? seriously..

Me
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Me

Judith – fans are not making such an offense to nothing. It’s certainly not about the goodbye cake. You’ll see clearer one day.

4everDAYS
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4everDAYS

For your sake, I hope we never find out CM was going through a
huge ego trip and not cooperating to the higher success of Wilson.

Me
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Me

He didn’t. Corday did.

Mo
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Mo

We all thought there was more to this and we were all right. That is sad how he wal let go and glad he is doing better and getting back out there. You can tell in Freddie Smith interview he wanted to say more but was not allowed. I don’t kow if I will tune in Jan either, but I do love Sonny so will have to see. This is going to be a big adjustment just like Blake said he’s used to seeing Chandler with Freddie and Freddie must feel the same way. Big adjustment all around. We wish… Read more »

judith
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judith

he is ‘doing better’..heu he was not hurt you know..lol

lisa
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lisa

seems like it played out behind the scenes just as we had thought…the worst. it was so unfair to chandler AND guy! AND FREDDIE and the whole damn cast…AND TO THE FANS who make the show what it is… they wouldn’t have a TV show if it weren’t for us. and i feel like the just spat in our face for letting chandler go like that. but chandler is an incredible person and is a phenomenal actor. he will go very far! in my opinion…a soap opera is holding him back from his true potential. same goes for freddie smith.… Read more »

4everDAYS
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4everDAYS

DAYS giveth and DAYS taketh away. Deal with it!!!

Zy
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Zy

I Days will get canceled

Fox
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Fox

Nice capsule of comments and reflections, but one thing Casey Deidrick gets wrong is that being an actor – working under contract – is not like being a regular employee at a regular job. It’s more like being an independent contractor who has set dates and circumstances when the work relationship can end. So his statement about “Imagine going in to work one day and being told that day, (when you are done working) you are not coming back anymore?” should actually read, “Imagine going in to work on a day when your existing contract says that you can be… Read more »

judith
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judith

Moreover for some regular employees situations like that HAPPEN ! And they never hope for some ‘party’ or goodbye cake ! Seriously..

Me
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Me

This is NOT about some freaking party or cake! Seriously.

Jared
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Jared

Well, I may be in the minority here, but I have no sympathy for this individual. Didn’t he publicly say he was leaving right after he received his Emmy award? I guess it was fair game after he gave his notice. DAYS found a talented replacement and needed to move on with the show, I suppose. Most of us aren’t fortunate enough to have a Hollywood acting job, an Emmy award and probably enough money to last beyond the paycheck to paycheck cycle that many of us are stuck in. If I were to publicly say I’m going to leave… Read more »

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

Well said…i agree!!!

RLeternal
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RLeternal

100% agree with everything in this post. If I had said in public I want to quit my job, before I reached home there would be a phone message stating I was fired. CM has a lot of money which we the commoners don’t; so life will not be so bad for him.

Ted Olson
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Ted Olson

Believe me, you are not in a minority, many of us feel this same way. There are other people in this world I can retain empathy for other than a somewhat spoiled young soap opera Star who wants to “move on”. They make more money than most of us can dream about and receive many perks. His reps are probably telling him “get out now while you’re a hot property” and not to get trapped into the same kind of role – Age is everything in show business and most actors look to transition out of soap roles into Primetime… Read more »

judith
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judith

right in the money Ted !

Zy
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Zy

He was asked about his plan and he said he is planning to go back to school. He didn’t say he was leaving. He said he will like to finish college once his contact is up.

4everDAYS
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4everDAYS

If DAYS is canceled, the Chandler Messy situation will only be a
contributing factor. Go learn about how soaps work, then comment.
You act like he was the reason for DAYS to stay on air; NUTS!

Sandra
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Sandra

It’s all very well saying that it happens everyday and it’s the way of the world but that doesn’t make it right. It’s seems ppl r happy to roll over and accept being treated like crap no matter what your job is. U have to remember that massey is still pretty green in the way of how the industry works and I genuinely believe it was an accidental slip he made at the awards. I’m sorry but that was no excuse for the producers acting like a baby throwing his toys out of the pram. Whichever way u look at… Read more »

4everDAYS
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4everDAYS

Chandler Messy could not be allowed to go on and on about his
impending departure. That would take away from what matters
more; Days of our Lives. This way some are upset, but they know
the recast with all the publicity. It would be wrong for TPTB to sit
back and let Chandler Messy call the shots. If he was allowed to
stay the full term of his contract, then viewers would be hearing
about the upcoming exit till april. WAY TOO LONG!!!

Me
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Me

Whut?! And it’s Massey, not Messy….

EJK
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EJK

“WAY TOO LONG “would have been the FULL TERM of his contract not ad infinitim which he and the loyal viewers expected. How many two time Emmy winners does Days have,especially at Chandlers age?No, 4everDays you are strictly a shill for management and your hatred shows when you mention he spoiled Ken Corday”s birthday. Who Cares!!! I say dump DAYS>

judith
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judith

‘pretty green’ he has a PR team who coach him in all of these deals..come on, he was a soap actor for 4 years now..not green, not a newbie anymore..he is not dumb, he knows how it works, give him some credit, please.

Me
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Me

And what a PR team! I mean, in over two years, they didn’t even allow Chandler and Freddie to be in a joint interview – NOT ONE! And in the last year, they’ve never appeared anywhere together at events (except for the Emmys) or in photo-shoots. Someone royally screwed up!

Norene
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Norene

The cast could give him a party on their own time. Even though the producers seem terrible to some of the fans, their primary concern is to keep the show on the air so the rest of the cast and crew have jobs.

judith
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judith

bingo !

Amanda
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Amanda

How many two time Emmy winners does Days have especially at Chandlers age? Nun, Chandler was excellent for this show, there should be no reason to kick him off!

Brandon
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Brandon

I have no sympathy for Chandler. Before ever telling his bosses he was leaving, he decided to announce it to everyone else. They make it sound like he’s the 2nd coming of actors…WAY better actors/actresses have left the show and things continue on… Also, CM winning two Emmy’s doesn’t make him “vital” to DAYS, when he was the one who stated that he wanted to leave. The show has had other Emmy winning actresses/actors and they were let go. Hears to Guy making the role his own!

judith
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judith

Daytime Emmys means nada..it is time to get it..CD is a good actor who can do something else and succeed in other mediums than daytime i have no doubt but these emmys are above all about backstage/behind the scene politics, popularity, connections not talent !

Amanda
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Amanda

Honestly, Chandler was the best Will i have seen on this show! What is up with changing the character all the time!! I Loved Chandler He was amazing and he was a GREAT Actor! I want him back and i want him to stay, With alot of the casts leaving, Like Sami is supposed to be leaving at the end of her contract! Why, these people are what makes the Darn show, I believe it will lose people, I believe i probably wont be watching Days very Much anymore if i dont get into it, i always watched it because… Read more »

EJK
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EJK

Saw Days yesterday, after many weeks, because I heard Will and Sonny were back for a day.Don’t find the soap palatable without them and I agree with ME and LISA above. If I can figure out Chandlers last days I’ll tune it up but otherwise this is a weirdly uninteresting drama.Hey Chandler, what’s up? Hope you are doing fine.!!!

liz
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liz

Greetings. I have been watching this show nearly all my life, all the way back to the 1960’s with Frances Reid and McDonald Carey. The show has had its ups and downs and many, many recasts over the years. All of the loyal fans who are in the same boat as I am have seen Roman Brady #1 (Wayne Northrop), be recast as Drake Hogestyn , and eventually morph into Roman Brady #3 (Josh Taylor), who by the way was originally cast as architect, Chris Kositchek! The “original” Roman (Wayne Northrup) later appeared on the show as a lunatic murderer… Read more »

Patti B.
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Patti B.

Boooo Corday!!! Much Love C.M.!

Janet Roney
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Janet Roney

I as a fan of days of our lives since I was in high school I’m now 66 I feel that Chalimar Massey pro trayed will in the best ways that it could be protrayed I don’t like the fact of people replacing my characters in the Soap that I love so if it is not broke don’t fix it I can’t imagine anyone else playing Will not with Sunny bring him back

Judith
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Judith

Talk about getting hit when you are down. It has been hard enough tuning in every day since Bo is no longer there. I have been watching Days for over 20 years and is something I share with my 21 year old daughter. We are loyal fans wo loved Bo and love Wll. DAYS PLEASE STOP!!!!

no name
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no name

It really sucks. It’s not going to be the same, Will was a great actor. I will miss him. Don’t know what days are thinking…..

Rich
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Rich

I just started following this show after I learned of Will and Sonny. Found a site that had a complete selection of the stories that Will and Sonny are in. Its been so incredible watching the episodes. I loved the characters and especially Will and Sonny and how they are together, both as actors and as characters. At the award ceremony where Chandler Massey was presented his award He was so incredible that He said that it wasn’t fair as it was not just all him but also Freddie Smith’s award. To say that on stage was incredible of him… Read more »

Susan P.
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Susan P.

First of all, I am extremely disappointed in the way you think you can treat people like Chandler, his cast and fans. I am stunned that you would consider removing him from the show. He is an asset to the show, Sonny, Gabi, and Ariana. They were perfect! You people as writers are taking off so many of your amazing actors and actresses anymore, I’m not sure who will be left in the near future. You may want to start thinking about your ratings. I have watched Days since I was in college, approx. 33 years. I can’t remember so… Read more »

Rich
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Rich

I totally agree with you Susan P. . Also I think that the show is pretty much loosing some of its best people. I started watching the show a few months ago and I only watched when Will and Sonny were on. They are awesome in my view. I am gay myself and have not shared the truth with anyone in my life so I just felt an extra connection to the story with Will and Sonny. I have been trying to tell my best friend but its scary. Chandler Massey is a favourite actor of mine and I believe… Read more »

Gil VALENCIA
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Gil VALENCIA

I really think it sucks the way Chandler was treated to his exit. He was about sixty percent reason to watch the show. Now with Sami also leaving ……….guess I will be watching THE TALK !!!

4everDAYS
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4everDAYS

The Talk is cheap!!!

LJ Parmay
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LJ Parmay

Don’t like Guy AT ALL. Sorry, but he doesn’t compare to Massey.

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48th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards: Presenters, Special Appearances and On-Air Categories

Presenters, special appearances and on-air categories have been announced for the 48th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards to be broadcast Friday night on June 25 (8:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) on CBS, and available to stream live and on demand on the CBS app and Paramount+.

The broadcast will feature talent appearing from the Emmy stage in Los Angeles, individual show studios and homes to accept their awards.

Kathy Lee Gifford, Ken Jeong, Martha Stewart and Robin Roberts will make special appearances and pay tribute to legends Regis Philbin, Alex Trebek and Larry King.  The Bold and the Beautiful’s Diamond White (Paris) is scoring and performing the song for the touching “In Memoriam” segment.

Presenters scheduled to appear include:
• Al Roker (“Today Show”)
• Amy Robach, T.J. Holmes & Dr. Jennifer Ashton (“GMA3: What You Need to Know)
• Bryton James and Brytni Sarpi (The Young and the Restless)
• Deidre Hall (Days of Our Lives)
• Donnell Turner and Cynthia Watros (General Hospital)
• Drew Barrymore (The Drew Barrymore Show)
• Giada De Laurentiis (Giada at Home 2.0)
• Gloria Estefan (Red Table Talk: The Estefans)
• Heather Tom (The Bold and the Beautiful)
• Jackée Harry and Robert Scott Wilson (Days of our Lives)
• Jacqueline MacInnes Wood and Tanner Novlan (The Bold and the Beautiful )
• Kelly Ripa and Ryan Seacrest (Live with Kelly & Ryan)
• Kelly Thiebaud (General Hospital)
• Kevin Frazier and Nischelle Turner (Entertainment Tonight)
• Mario Lopez (Access Hollywood)
• Michelle Stafford (The Young and the Restless )
• Nate Burleson (CBS Sports and Extra)
• Rachel Lindsay (Extra)
• Sean Kanan (Studio City)
• Tamron Hall (Tamron Hall)

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Categories scheduled to be presented during the CBS broadcast include:
• Outstanding Drama Series
• Outstanding Limited Drama Series
• Outstanding Game Show
• Outstanding Legal/Courtroom Program
• Outstanding Morning Show
• Outstanding Informative Talk Show
• Outstanding Entertainment Talk Show
• Outstanding Entertainment News Program
• Outstanding Daytime Special Event
• Outstanding Daytime Non-Fiction
• Outstanding Special Performance by a Lead Actress in a Drama Series
• Outstanding Special Performance by a Lead Actor in a Drama Series
• Outstanding Performance by a Supporting Actress in a Drama Series
• Outstanding Performance by a Supporting Actor in a Drama Series
• Outstanding Younger Performer in A Drama Series
• Outstanding Guest Performer in A Drama Series
• Outstanding Culinary Host
• Outstanding Game Show Host
• Outstanding Informative Talk Show Host
• Outstanding Entertainment Talk Show Host
• Outstanding Writing Team for a Drama Series
• Outstanding Directing Team for a Drama Series

So what do you think about the presenters for the 48th annual Daytime Emmy Awards? Comment below.

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48th Annual Daytime Emmys Red Carpet: The Stars Return to Glitz and Glamour (PHOTOS)

Now here’s a first in Daytime Emmy history! The red carpet was actually held ahead of its broadcast, all as a part of keeping with a Covid-19 friendly and safe environment to bring back some of the glitz the award show usually brings to its fans.

While last year’s Daytime Emmy ceremonies were all virtual, this year’s brought the nominees and presenters together for a socially-distanced red carpet event to celebrate their nominations and to strike a pose in front of the paparazzi.

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Most of all the nominees from your favorite daytime dramas took part including: General Hospital’s Briana Henry, Briana Lane, Carolyn Hennesy, Cynthia Watros, Dominic Zamprogna, Donnell Turner, Finola Hughes, Genie Francis, Jeff Kober, James Patrick Stuart, Katelyn MacMullen, Kim Delaney, Maurice Benard, Max Gail, Nancy Lee Grahn, Sonya Shepherd, Steve Burton, Sydney Mikayla, and Tajh Bellow.

From The Bold and the Beautiful attending were: Jacqueline MacInnes Wood, Darin Brooks, Tanner Novlan, and from The Young and the Restless Bryton James, Brytni Sarpi, Melissa Claire Egan, and Courtney Hope, as well as Days of our Lives’ Cady McClain, Deirdre Hall, Tamara Braun, Robert Scott Wilson, Wally Kurth, Victoria Konefal, George Delhoyo, Cady Mcclain, Victoria Platt, Jackée Harry and Robert Scott Wilson.

Make sure to watch the 48th annual Daytime Emmy Awards this Friday night June 25th on CBS (8 p.m. EST).

Check out the images below from the Red Carpet. Then let us know who do you think wore it best via the comment section below!

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Raven Bowens is the New Chanel on DAYS

There has been a casting switcheroo at Days of our Lives.   Precious Way is out in the role of Chanel Dupree and the part had been recast.

Way debuted on-screen back in March of 2021, but now comes word, first via Jason 47’s Facebook page, that Chanel will be played by actress Raven Bowens.

According to Soap Opera Digest, look for Bowens to first air on-screen on the July 6th episode.  Apparently, she has been taping at the DAYS set since April.

Raven has previously appeared on All Rise, Insecure, The New Edition Story and Future Man.

You can follow her on Instagram here.

So, what do you think of the Chantal switch? Comment below.

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