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Did Peter Reckell's Wife, Kelly Moneymaker Confirm His Exit from DAYS?

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The soap world is all a twitter today, and that’s an understatement!  It seems that tweets late last night from the very talented Kelly Moneymaker, wife of Days of our Lives star, Peter Reckell confirmed his exit from the series.  As fans know, Reckell has been in contract negotiations and had already told many of his co-stars he was planning on leaving the series.

During some twitter conversation with fans Kelly wrote, “Hard to say goodbye to characters who’ve been on 4ever!! Hard 2 believe Bo will be one of those shortly!  I hope the Bope fans will follow his new adventures & works! He always inspires me!!!”

So if this is the end of the line for Reckell’s Bo Brady, how do you soapers feel about that?  Would you recast the role?   Or, let Bo be written off the canvas?  Let us know!

 

 

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NeeNee
NeeNee

Considering that he is half of the Bope couple, and also the age of the actors I could see it going either way.

Hope & Bo have had marital issues SO many times, and viewers were led to think that finally they had it straightened out. So recasting could have Bope sailing on smooth seas, taking on a Tom & Alice Horton personna. Or if they have a split, Bo could relocate with the ISA, off-screen. Any recast should include seeing if Robert Kelker-Kelly is available since he played Bo the last time Reckell left.

Or they could kill off the Bo Brady character, freeing up Hope to find new love. Or maybe this is a case of Reckell needing time off for another venture, and TPTB will write him out as “dead” or “missing” for awhile.

Nothing lasts forever, and I give kudos to the actors like Deidre Hall, Suzanne Rogers, James Reynolds, Drake Hogestyn, Peggy McKay and others who spent most of their working careers becoming the characters of Salem USA. I’ve watched since 1967 and I really hope Days can make it to the 50-year mark.

Patrick
Patrick

NeeNee… I like this… Bo… sailing off in to the sunset on fancyface… and is MIA. the horror of this… the heartbreak. the finality of Hope moving on.

Robert Kelker-Kelly would be so good for this… for two reasons… a fresh perspective… he had chemistry with Victor and Billie…. he could return… and renegade… leave the “safe” haven that fans want….. “bope”.

geez! this is too fresh… to even consider another veteran dying… it’s staring us in the face… what’s happeing… our soaps are embering… simmering… exploding futility.

I couldn’t bear… watching Hope and Ciara…. and Shawn D. without… but, if it’s a must… oh days… the potential.

Nyla
Nyla

I agree. Why split them up when Robert Kelker-Kelly would be great to have back? I don’t think it is a good time to be losing another popular character. Bo is a favorite. At the very least I hope its a “soap ending” so they can bring in another actor later, or Peter, if he decides to return.

Stephanie
Stephanie

I am so bummed! Love Peter and Bo, but honestly, they did successfully recast Bo before with Robert Kelker-Kelly. I would hate to see the character be gone from Salem, so I wish Peter well, but please don’t let Bo go!

jo
jo

I still have the Playgirl with RKK on the cover, tucked away in a drawer. He was drop dead handsome while he was on both NBC shows. Days and Another World. I understand he now has a good job and would probably not be interesrted in another go around in the soap world, but I thank him for the memories.

Shelly
Shelly

We all know big soap stars never REALLY leave. They just disappear, get kidnapped, go to Europe on business, locked away in a dungeon, go to rehab, the loony bin, or end up in some remote location with amnesia.

JustMe
JustMe

I support his decision and say congrats to moving on! I do hope to see him in other things. I really enjoy watching him on Venice. He really shines!

As for recasting, no one else can be Bo Brady. Look at RKK’s run as Bo. Fail. Just write Bo off the canvas, but please, Days, don’t kill him!

car
car

Guess what this is not the first time peter left the show. Rkk run as bo was soild and he had smokin chemistry with lisa rinna and he won soap opera digest award for lead actor and favorite couple with lisa rinna. He is not peter, but he is next best thing.

JustMe
JustMe

Obviously, since I mentioned RKK, I already know this is not the first time Peter’s left the show. RKK worked well ONLY with Lisa. He worked with 3 women: Crystal, Lisa, & Kristian. To only do well with 1 out of the 3 is a fail. And it would fail again to have him come back as Bo now when he doesn’t work well with Kristian. I admit it might be interesting to have him come back and do another Bo/Billie hookup since Lisa is back, but still, there is no next best thing to Peter. None!

brenda
brenda

It did not fail he wanted to come back so they fired Robert

Pam
Pam

I will not follow him I am a Bo fan. Peter is a nice guy but nothing he has done had my interest other than Bo, I hope they kill him off and give Hope a life, it is a sad day for us long-time Days fans who have little or no interest in who these producers want to shove down our throat. Days days are numbered!

car
car

You are not true days fan or soap opera fan are you? Because true fans stick with their show through the good and the bad.

jo
jo

If Bo is killed off that would leave the door open for new blood. After a short time in morning Hope could find new love. I can think of several men that would fit the bill, they are not soap opera performers so we really would have NEW faces. Also if they are going to keep Billie on the show she needs something to do.

maria
maria

this has just ruin my day all I can say.

barbara t
barbara t

Seriously, her name is Kelly moneymaker? I have to find out how she got that name. I hope that bo is staying, don’t want to see him leave, What is poor Hope going to do?

gloria
gloria

Barbara T you are so FUNNY. I always thought Moneymaker was a bizarre last name but I have noticed that just about every day I come across a last name I have NEVER heard. Weird, huh? I mean, how many last names are in the world?

barbara t
barbara t

Gloria, it is a weird name isn’t it? I can understand a last name of money, still weird, or maker, but moneymaker made me scratch my head thinking if that was my last name as soon as I would have turned 18 the name would be changed, Its like you said bizarre, she had to make it up.

Cindy
Cindy

Where’s Dr. Baker when you need him??? LOL

Patrick
Patrick

Oh, Doc’ Baker…. Smellin’ Salt – Vapors – consumption!

Reverand Alden… pillar of Sanctity….

it’s all we needed….

I just adored this show. imagine selling eggs to Mrs. Oleson.

Patrick
Patrick

@Cindy.

LOL. OK… i’m stuck. kick me to the curb. surely, you can’t fault me too much… we’re talkin’ “Little house of the Prairie” right?

Dr. Baker…. Reverand Alden… Nellie Olsen.

I just thought about this… and realized… you meant…. the hot about town… kinda still sexy….”john Callahan”. ’nuff said. He’s got enuf fuzzies for me.

Tanya
Tanya

Does anyone else not find it bizarre that Kelly gave that information out and the way in which she gave it?? She was not asked via a tweet about Peter leaving, she just volunteered the information. For me, after being a fan for 30 years I would have preferred it came from Peter or NBC but for Kelly to do it like that has sealed the deal for me on both of them, I am no longer a fan of either.

Pam
Pam

I agree it should have come from Peter or NBC and if Peter and Days agreed to wait why did Kelly take it upon herself to speak about it. I am still waiting for Peter to step up from what I have gathered from comments he made, he wanted to stay and hoped his fans would campaign for his staying. Well, Kelly put an end to that. I am not a fan of actors it is the character that keeps me tuning in. So I want him dead, Days really did Bo in a couple of years ago they just have to bury him now!

toscanti
toscanti

This show changes writers and execs so much I can hardly keep up. I tried to to tune in to be supportive of the last soaps alive, I can’t do it anymore. DOOL is no longer on my radar. Will continue to support Y&R, B&B and GH.

kay/kay
kay/kay

The story going around is Sony asked him to take another salary cut and he refused, they say the same thing happened with Eileen Davidson at Y&R. If they would cut the fat like all these extra characters that are not known to the fans they could afford the stars who are! And they wonder why viewership is down. Bo has been a mainstay since the 80’s just like Ashley on Y&R. Stupid!

Patrick
Patrick

OK. I’m crying now… and it’s not even so much for Bo & Hope. it’s the Genre. I love so many of the actors… we’ve “witnessed”. if this is true…. A stalwart brady… a stronghold… of DAYS. (a vigil – a lighting of the candle) if this is what it takes… oye! my glass is still half full…. all i can think of is Caroline… and her beloved Son… w/Victor.

Hope…. his eternal light… Billie… Carly…

Chelsea/Shawn/Ciara…. I can’t type any more.

Salute to Bo.

BTripp
BTripp

I honestly hope that they recast like they did before with Robert Kelker Kelly. Bo and Hope are too important to the show. If they do not recast then I hope that he goes missing and presumed dead and let Hope have some storyline with out Bo and maybe fall for someone new.

MBmomof3
MBmomof3

Not usually a fan of recasts, but we know it can be done. Weird his wife broke the news, but I wish him well. I enjoyed his portrayal of Bo.

Phil
Phil

I say recast….RKK is fine with me, but not sure who else…I want the character to stay put though…time for DAYS to focus on the Brady and Horton clans!

Michael
Michael

I have enjoyed Peter’s work over the years. However, and how do I put this nicely??!- While it’s “comfortable” to view his presence on the show from time to time, he just no longer has the charisma and vitality he once had. While Kristian has remained interesting, Bo’s scenes are just, well, kind of a snore fest. I hate to admit it, but guys just do not “age” well in the soaps. (Kristian and the very hot Deidre Hall are still amazing, beautiful, and fun to watch- alas, the same cannot be said of their male counterparts, Peter and Drake put me to sleep.) Hmmmm, I wonder how Robert Kelker Kelley looks these days. Back in the day he was HOT, and he had great chemistry with Lisa Rinna. (They need to give Rinna a storyline pronto.)

Melanie
Melanie

Good for Peter! Days was wasting him! I’ll follow him wherever he goes next. Maybe Bo can go off and find his true love, Carly Manning.

Patrick
Patrick

I’ve always thought this. Bo is more alive with Carly. imagine… him… just, up and leaving… on his motorcycle… to be with carly as she’s rehabbing… her addiction. What a knife to the heart of Hope… the finality of the supercouple. this would be true to form… of the single mother… moving forward, without the love of her “being”. LOVE’less.

Jessi
Jessi

i love your idea Patrick lol

Melanie
Melanie

I also love this idea! 🙂

Patrick
Patrick

What can I say? I’m Heartsick. The demise. OK… if RKK was brought back…. this would lessen the anxiety. This would create story and tensions for Billie and Hope. The stance of “supercouple”… pigeonholes… stifles… leaves few choices? to react to every one else’s play? This would be cutting to the quick… the role of supercouples…
Aside, from the obvious bope. I’ll miss his scenes with his Mother… and his sisters…Kayla and Kimberly. He was so good with Carly Manning.

wow… now that i’m thinking of it…. Bo’s had opportunities… with carly and billie… I can’t even think of who Hope… ??? John, as Gina…. remember Larry? so, this could be tough… to link her romantically with someone new. or… beg to differ… and make easing out of the supercouple mode… an easier transition. it’s wait and see mode.

my hat’s off to Peter Reckell…. Thank you.

taking another pay cut… is his personal decision. I can’t champion DAYS enough.

His impact of DAYS legacy… is stellar.

mo
mo

Good grief. Why can’t she just wait until an official announcement is made? I’m so over all these Twit-reveals.

Jessi
Jessi

Its always hard to know what rumors are true and not but I can’t see why Kelly would say that if it wasn’t true, ya know? I think Bo should be written off. I don’t see anyone else playing Bo EXCEPT Peter. If he feels this is a right move for him, that I applaud him and I will love to see his new adventures. I personally don’t think Days did Peter justice. Clearly BOPE was not the couple people wanted to see, nor the old vet characters/couples. Ratings are not improving. Now I think I heard KA already signed her contract? I dunno but who knows what is gonna happen. I say Bo leaves to Europe to find Carly LOL cause that is when the Ratings were high when they got together… but i doubt it cause Days hates us LOL… I can dream my own exit and be happy 😉

Dmitri
Dmitri

Glad he is leaving. I like Bo and Peter, but their storylines are SO UNBELIEVEABLY BORING!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Hope needs to leave with him. I would like to see Roman, Caroline, Doug and Julie leave as well.

car
car

I hate that peter reckell is leaving days, but is not the first time. I would not kill off a popular character, I would write him out of town or recast him with aomost equally popular. Robert kelker kelly. He played bo 1992-1995 and he has smokin hot chemistry with lisa rinna (billie reed).

anna
anna

Kristian/Hope,she did not like to work with RKK,some thing about the way he kissed her and his hands all over her,she did not like him years ago,and I never cared for him .
how ever Billie and RKK was HOT together as Bo and Billie years ago.
but Peter/Bo is all most 60 now,I think he wants off the show.
RJ/Lexie wants off the show and so do the charecter Melanie.
I hope Days is on the air to see its 50th ann: too
to see Allie Johnny and Sydeny and Will Horton,to see Lucas and Sami a :FAMILY” again. that would make all these years worth it all,to see LUMILY together forever.

Patrick
Patrick

I seem to recall, heard, read, the same thing… course the same thing happened with Jason Brooks and Melissa Reeves… Oye!

it’s a funny thing… watching a cast of so many good looking people. behind the scenes drama.

anyway, wish list’ing – robert kelker-kelly for Billie.
how about – Jason Brooks – for Hope… and/or if Jennifer can stand him. Let/s see adults of our age group… have romance.

and Eileen Davidson – Kristen – for John and Marlena.

How about Shane? for hope? i’ts not officially announced about Peter Reckell…

car
car

I hate that peter. Reckell is leaving, but it is not first time. I would not kill off the popular character, I would recast him with robert kelker kelly he played bo 1992-1995 , he has smokin chemistry with lisa rinna (billie reed).

Tanya
Tanya

Interesting that Kelly hasn’t been back on twitter since revealing the news. I still think it should have been an official statement.

cindy
cindy

There is no replacing (this) Bo and Hope. Just work things out so he can stay!

Tina M. Hickson
Tina M. Hickson

I have been watching Days all of my life as it started the year after I was born. I love Peter Reckell as Bo and love the Bo & Hope love story…….how can you put an end to that………This has been a family affair as my Grandmother, Mother and I have always watched and after Tom and Alice there is Bo & Hope. Please don’t leave Peter……the Bo and Hope story gives me hope even day!

L.Gomez
L.Gomez

I am shocked that the executives are not willing to do whatever it takes to keep Peter Reckell on the show. Does it not matter what the public wants? If he is being replaced, please don’t. There is no one in this world who can replace him and do as good of a job as Peter has done for years. If we the public is not being heard then all I can say is that I wish Peter the best and pray that God will Bless him in whatever he decides to do.

kathymiller
kathymiller

I think they should have worked something out with Peter on his contract because Days is losing fans because of the storylines they are not as interesting as they have been in recent years these writers are going to have to do some changing on these new storylines they have already got rid of another great character Steve (Patch) Johnson and now Peter come on now you writers are going to have to do better on these storylines and get rid of some of these other characters that have no impact on the viewers or you won’t have to worry about having any fans of the show cause you won’t have any so writers of Days shape up or you might be off the air for good it has happened to other soaps that have been on for years just like Days so be careful of your storylines and get some interesting storylines.

kathymiller
kathymiller

Writers of Days please do some good storylines bring Peter back and also bring Steve “Patch” Johnson back offer these actors a good storyline and salary so they can give their fans what they deserve and not these boring stories of these hopeless actors that are getting all the attention.

elizabeth minor
elizabeth minor

I have been watching Days of Our Lives since I was 18 years old. I am now 76 and still watch or tape it daily. I am so disappointed that “Bo” has exited the show. I can remember him from way back. I sincerely hope he will return soon and if not, my best wishes for his future endeavors. He has really come along way since I was 18 years old. Thank you Peter for years of great entertainment. A huge mistake was made when you exited the cast of DOOL.

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Congratulations on your Supporting Actress nomination.  You have been racking up a lot of these recently, having been nominated in the same category two years ago, and also receiving the Lifetime Achievement Award along with your husband, Bill Hayes at the 45th annual Daytime Emmys in 2018.

SUSAN:  It’s really nice to be nominated, because I’ve had a few gap years.  I’ve had, what? 25 gap years between the recent nominations.

What scenes did you ultimately chose that landed you the nomination?

SUSAN:  I submitted when Julie dies.  I submitted the farewell montage scenes with Bill Hayes, and they were very moving to us… and we’ll see.  I did not submit anything snappy, or bitchy, or hysterical.  I’ve lost against hysterical every time.  Comedy has never worked.  So, I am going to try the heart and soul of soup opera: not bitchiness, but loss.

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SUSAN:  It was very difficult.  I mean, these are the things that make us so connected to the characters and the show.  This is a place where we can show the public what love means to us, which is everything.

They were beautiful scenes.  Do you remember when you did them, if you felt good about them at the time?

SUSAN:  No… no.  I didn’t know.  Everyone on the set seemed happy.  We are blessed to have feedback from out producers now, and they didn’t say, “I think you can do it better,” and, “Another take,” not that we would have anyway, because there is never time to do another take.

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How did you find out that you were nominated? 

SUSAN:  One of the producers, Randy Dugan called me, or I wouldn’t have found out for a couple of days,

What are your thoughts on this being a virtual Daytime Emmys ceremony because of COVID-19?  We don’t know anything about will play out yet or what that will look like, but it is back on network TV.

SUSAN:  It’s going to be a wonderful surprise.

So, if they have the shot of the nominees, do you think you’d be dressed in comfortable clothes or more formal?

SUSAN:  Well, I’d certainly wear my best earrings if I were at home, yeah.  If my grandson can arrange us to get on the internet (we have a grandson living on our property, and he’s our live-in techy), we will get dressed up, and sit there, if that’s the way to do it.

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DAYS did very well receiving 22 overall nominations and a lot of your co-stars got nomination as well.

SUSAN:  Yes, an excellent year for nominations for our show.

How many times have you been nominated now? 

SUSAN:  This makes six.

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Would it mean a lot to you to get the award?

SUSAN:  The Lifetime Achievement meant a lot.  It wouldn’t be bad to win this year.  I’ll say that.  It would be sweet for the show, since I am now the oldest living cast member of the original family – the original, original.  I’m not the original Julie, but close enough.  So, I think that would be some validation for the longevity of this original storytelling.  People look at the show and say, “Are you part of the DiMera family or the Brady family?”  I say, “I’m part of the Horton family!”

What did your husband Bill say when he found out you were nominated?

SUSAN:  (Yells) Billy, what did you say when you found out I was nominated?

BILL:  Yay!!!

SUSAN:  That’s about right. (Laughs)

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What a guy!

SUSAN:  I know!  What a guy, what a guy, what a guy!

I was really happy to see your name among the other well-deserving nominees.

SUSAN:  I know you are because I know you care.  Who knows what will happen? It isn’t going to ruin our lives you know, one way or another.  But it was very nice to receive this acknowledgment from my peers.

So, are you glad Susan received a nomination for her work in her emotional storyline? Do you think she should finally receive the Emmy for her performances? Comment below.

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Massey has long been a stand out performer, giving nuanced and emotional portrayals in the angst-ridden life of Will Horton and the love of his life, Sonny Kiriakis (Freddie Smith).

Back in February of this year, DAYS fans learned that Chandler and Freddie had taped their last episodes, and since the NBC soap tapes more than 6 months ahead of air, that the two will still be on the air into the fall.  That has made this moment of recognition for Massey all the more poignant.

Michael Fairman TV talked with Chandler to get his reaction to the news that he is once again a Daytime Emmy nominee, and here’s what he had to say about it all.

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I thought it was great that you received another Emmy nomination.  What do you think?

CHANDLER:  Yeah.  I thought it was pretty great too, actually.   I was surprised.  I wasn’t keeping up on when they were announcing the nominations.   I was thrilled that Wally (Kurth) and Paul (Telfer) also got nominated too in the same category.  So, hopefully, DAYS, has a decent shot to take it home.

What did you end up submitting that ultimately landed you the nomination?

CHANDLER:  I went with some scenes that aired on December 16th of last year (I just looked that up), where Will basically breaks up with Sonny when Sonny comes to visit him in prison.  I liked those because they were sort of subtle.  I just found myself drawn in when I watched it, and it wasn’t big or dramatic, but it felt like two real people sharing their pain.  So, that’s why I chose it.

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I remember those.  Those were heartbreaking because he had to get Sonny to let him go.

CHANDLER:  Yes.  He said he has a new prison boyfriend, and that he’s doing really well in prison, so he doesn’t want to be tied down. (Laughs)

You’ve had Freddie Smith as your scene partner for so much of your run on DAYS.  What did he give you in those scenes that helped you, or even further enabled the performance that you gave?

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CHANDLER:  Freddie always gives everything.  He is a consummate professional, so he really commits every time.  I think it is more that we are just so comfortable with each other that we are not afraid, and that there is no hesitation between the two of us, so we just are able to do the work.  We usually know we are there to listen to, and support each other. in the scenes.

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Was your entire submission from the prison scenes or did you include something else?

CHANDLER:  It was just that.  I know I could have included something else, but I like to keep it sort of short because I feel like as a judge, I know within a few minutes.  It’s not that I get bored, but it really only takes a scene or two, and then, you’re like, “this is something special.”  You can recognize it pretty quickly.

So, you have won three Daytime Emmys. This is your first nomination in a few years, right?

CHANDLER:  Yeah, I didn’t get nominated the year before.  I had a gap year… to my family’s great shame. (Laughs)  They were not pleased with me.

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This is your second nomination in the Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Daytime Drama Series category.

CHANDLER:  Yes. I was nominated in ‘Supporting’ for the first time when I came back to DAYS, and then submitted for “Lead” the next year, didn’t get nominated, and then went back to ‘Supporting’.  I learned my place.  I went back to ‘Supporting’ for this year.  (Laughs)

It’s such a game though, right?  .

CHANDLER:  Yeah, you’ve got to be smart.  I just thought, “What the heck?”  Freddie and I were like, “Maybe there’s a shot that if we pick different categories, we can both get nominated,” but then, after that didn’t work, I said, “Screw that… going back to ‘Supporting”

Now, you’ve been through Emmy night before, and this is obviously going to be a virtual Emmy’s.  Now, if they did a six-shot of all of the nominees, what would you wear?  Would you be dressed up?  Would you be casual?  What would you see yourself doing?

CHANDLER:  That’s a good question. I think maybe… I’ll do a little of both.  I’ll go the middle ground.  I’ll be in my finest bathrobe, a silk bathrobe so it’s casual but also still sort of fancy.

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There you go.  (Laughs)  Is this nomination all the more special for you in that you are no longer working at DAYS? 

CHANDLER:  Oh, totally.  Every year is special, but you know, I’m not on the show anymore, so it’s a nice reminder that the work that I did had an effect on people, and it won’t be forgotten for at least a few more hours.

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I saw the fan outcry and show of support for you and Freddie, when viewers got wind that you were exiting the series.  It was sad and heartwarming at the same time.  The WilSon fans are so behind you guys.

CHANDLER:  Yeah, if only they knew what horrible people that we were in real life, then they wouldn’t be this way, but thankfully… (Laughs)  Yeah, it’s really nice, but it is sad.  I started in 2009, and that was over 10 years ago, and nothing lasts forever.  I had a really, really great run, and so did Freddie.  I am very satisfied and don’t feel jipped, or like, I was entitled to anything more than I got.

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Obviously, your co-nominees, Wally and Paul you worked with many times.  What can you say about them?

CHANDLER:  I think that both men deserve definitely to get second and third place.  (Laughs)  I have known Wally for a while now.  I love him.  I think his work is phenomenal.  I think he is really, really underrated.  Paul, I don’t know as well, but I think obviously his work speaks for himself.  If only he were physically attractive, I think that would really, really help his career.

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I know, it’s a shame.

CHANDLER:  Unfortunately, he is kind of schleppy, you know?  (Laughs)

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Did Freddie reach out to you after you received the nomination?  

CHANDLER:  Oh yes, he sent a text congratulating me, and we talked about it.  It was nice.  I feel like our stories are so intertwined, the scenes we submit are mostly with each other.  So, it’s really kind of a shared accolade.

So, will you be rooting for Chandler to cap off his career on DAYS with an Emmy win on June 26th during the virtual ceremony on CBS? What did you think of the nominated scenes he submitted? Share your thoughts via the comment section below.

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