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"Honesty Hour" Is A Real Bust As DAYS Sonny Discovers More Of Will's Lies!

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What has happened to the character of Will Horton (Guy Wilson)? Apparently, he has become  very deceitful, desperate, and very troubled as he continues his machinations to try to save his marriage to Sonny Kiriakis (Freddie Smith), but is it too late?

On Monday’s episode of NBC’s Days of our Lives, since Sonny and Will are already seeing marriage therapist, Dr. Myers, and have  entered into what has now been known as their “Honesty Hour” when the two take a time-out and talk about their feelings and marriage woes, this latest “hour” was a doozy!

In fact, Sonny lowers the boom that he knows that Will is doing a story for Sonix on Dr. Myers and thus Will is influencing their therapy sessions by writing a features on their egotistical marriage counselor.

Later when things get very heated between them, Will lashes back at Sonny that he can’t live up to the almighty, goody two-shoes husband of his, and that he is made to feel less than.  Sonny then asks Will, if that is why he slept with Paul (Christopher Sean)? Will utters a confirmation of that under his breath! And then more lies are exposed when Sonny figures out that Will must have also slept with someone else while in Los Angeles! Will says, it only happened once.  Sonny is furious and walks out on Will, leaving Will in tears.

What did you think should happen next? Should Sonny divorce Will?  Should Sonny just start a relationship with Paul?  Can “Honesty Hour” be cut to 15 minutes without a lie?  Is there any way that the character of Will can even be redeemed anymore, or do you like his shady ways?  Share your thoughts below!

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Jamesj75
Jamesj75

Honesty hour — indeed, honesty itself — is overrated!

dmr
dmr

I know that I am going to sound like a “hater” … but, I can no longer stomach Guy Wilson or Will Horton. The actor needs to go and the character needs to leave Salem and jet-set to California to go live with his immature, spoiled, narcissistic mother. I watch Days, and I shake my head the entire hour, or I fast forward. I’m sorry-I know I sound like a “Negative Nellie.”

CeeCee
CeeCee

No, you don’t, dmr. I feel the same way. And, as shallow as this sounds, TPTB could have hired a better looking actor portraying Will. But, after a while one overlooks physical appearance, as long as the acting, the personality, the charisma are prevalent. This guy has nothing. None of those attributes is to be had from Will.

ChandlerFan
ChandlerFan

There is no way to really know, but I get the feeling that if TPTB instead had hired the actor who is now playing Derrick to be recast as the new Will, he would have made Will’s antics very watchable, interesting, and perhaps even nuanced. Likewise, the actor now playing Chad could have taken over Will’s role in a compelling way on several different levels simultaneously, making us empathize with Will, rather than being repelled by him.

blake
blake

It’s not just you, it seems most people can’t stand Guy Wilson as Will. If I’m not mistaken his contract is up next month so the show could recast him or he could leave. I know Freddie Smith is leaving as Sonny and they are setting up for that.

Patrick
Patrick

Chandler Massey, aside : he was … “that” good

Guy Wilson never brought it from the get go

even if you had the best writers… I’m sorry to say… as much… wasn’t enticing, as the original pair

if his contract is up next month… let go…
since, Freddie Smith is leaving… of his own accord

I feel strongly… what this duo did… for

either recast with a pair with chemistry… or,

give Paul… who’s stratosphere all on his own… a dynamic presence he can share, his own dance partner

“this story” … being relevant… “I thank you”… audience… NBC / Sony / DOOL for bringing it

I needed this…

I want the awareness to celebrate

having said that… and SCOTUS aligning…

let’s remain keenly aware… and cast our lot understood

CeeCee
CeeCee

I definitely understand what you are saying and where you are coming from, Patrick. Regardless of the actor, an entire new, and revolutionary phase has entered the soap world. Thus, the storyline is very relevant in today’s society and way of thinking. I can hear the applause miles and miles away.
Nonetheless, you are also right in saying that Guy never brought it home for many. Where did they find this guy? His acting is forced….and, he tries too hard; never mind what the writers turned Will into….that is beside the point. We, the fans, are intelligent enough to discern between good acting, mediocre acting, and bad acting. Even if we truly hold a certain antipathy for an actor, we can accept him/her because of his stage presence. Guy/Will has none.
To me? It is bad acting, and I will not apologize for my opinion. I can’t even stand to look at this guy.

Mo
Mo

What should happen next? Will should be recast stat. And the character rehauled. I no longer like Will now that Guy is playing him. The actor is awful.

Sally
Sally

But this is the “perfect” actor to play the role of Will, and that’s why TPTB forced Chandler out early and gave him no going-away party!

I agree 1000%!

Jimh(leave it to beaver)
Jimh(leave it to beaver)

If Freddie is still leaving Sonny is obviously going to Splitsville U.S.A.,…im starting to grow tired of the Sonny/Will/Paul triangle…it started off good and was Days best storyline but it feels draggy now…will Sonny run off with Paul or does Paul remain in Salem and falls for Will……also tired of Nicole going back and forth with Daniel and Eric…any chance Nicole prego with Erics child…if Daniel is leaving show as rumored i see Nicole and Eric back together…itll probably be the reason Daniel leaves…maybe he goes back to Clhoe(spelling?)

Patrick
Patrick

even with knowing… that Freddie Smith is leaving…

hasn’t lessened my viewing of this trio

but… the glaring… fact

Guy Wilson will not bring it to the audience… with his own acting

I don’t see Will and Paul… hooking up… for anything

I don’t know… it’s angst time for me… that DOOL production would have to recast both Will and Sonny…

in light of SCOTUS … LOL… smiling from ear to ear

i can let go of … and not wrangle how much this pair meant to me

that .. this story simply be recast with Paul and a new cast member to forward

I hope that .. Will leaves to LA to reunite with Sami
Sonny is shown… leaving Salem to explore the world

and Paul.. is entering his own life.. with Tori, John, Marlena… and his own life… and wallah… a man of his own

Patrick
Patrick

ps: I so hope.. the rumor is true… that Daniel is so bereft… and sees how dull he truly is

and reunites with Chloe w/Parker… and LEAVES Salem

now!

the show.. with no focus… simply has got to marquee a solid acting force… a leading cast of characters who need never have had Daniel whatsoever

ron
ron

I have a big problem with this plot point. No matter if you love Will or hate him he showed remorse when he cheated with Paul. When he came back from LA the only thing he hid was getting fired from the movie project. He told Kate he never cheated in LA and said to before Paul he’d only been with one guy. Why didn’t we see Will struggle with this secret before Paul? Sonny isn’t completely innocent either. He claims he wants his marriage to work but secretly meeting up with and daydreaming about the man who wants him back. And don’t get me started on Sonny letting Paul in the apartment holding Ari. What on earth was he thinking? And Paul was so cool with Derrick when he exposed his private life to the world and doesn’t say something about that? That made me suspicious. I know Paulson fans ain’t gonna like this but If Paul should be with anyone I’d want him with Will when Sonny leaves. Horita’s sex scene proved they have chemistry and passion neither of those things I’ve seen with Paulson #sorrynotsorry

joy tadych
joy tadych

iagree i think he would of been nmore remorse if h e cheated and i think he would not be a ble to handle it when he was praying to god wehn sonny was hurt u can toell he flet bad he slept with paul a nd yes i agree both sonny and paul are wrong too

kay from Ohio
kay from Ohio

I agree with this post.

richard
richard

God, Will is a whore!!! Geez, bad representation of gay marriage. I understand the need for drama, but Guy Wilson is not selling this. Chandler prolly couldve in a way that u felt SOME empathy!! Sami needs to come slap some sense into him! At least Sami did these kinds of things they made more sense. Will has had no reason to cheat on Sonny aside from his animalistic lust!!!

blake
blake

Great point here. Chandler Massey definitely would have done better at this.

Kelly
Kelly

The character of Will is unrecognizable at this time.In the past Will would never hurt Sonny like he recently has.Will doesn’t even seem to recognize the impact his actions have had on his husband and their marriage. Will needs to do some major south searching and get some therapy to understand what has allowed him to tell himself that betraying Sonny and then lying about it was alright!

Mike
Mike

I am so torn over this. Not to beat a dead horse, but when Will was played by Chandler Massey, Will could pull off doing something ‘wrong’ and still maintain the sympathy of the audience – and let’s face it, outside of trying to blackmail EJ and lashing out at his mother and sleeping with Gaby (all somewhat understandable ‘wrong’ actions), he was a pretty good guy.

And I was glad to see a strong, loving, healthy relationship between two men on daytime. That being said, I understood and actually hoped that in time, they would get to be a part of the regular drama filled stories that drive soaps and that usually means marital strife at one point or another.

But I wasn’t bargaining on this. I wasn’t bargaining on actually having an extreme dislike for Will. The change started with the recast – Guy is just a different type of actor than Chandler and even in some of Will and Sonny’s regular disagreements and interactions, there was a level of petulance that he seemed to project. So when they started writing a more selfish Will, a manipulative Will, a whinier Will – it better fit Guy’s portrayal.

Then heap on the cheating, and then the desperate attempt to blame Sonny and absolve himself, and the blaming of Paul for the cheating, and the lying to everyone about different aspects of the story – and now the ADDITIONAL CHEATING? This could have been a much more layered story, but the buildup and explanation (or non-explanation and non-buildup) behind him sleeping with Paul, coupled with this out of the blue new revelation leaves little to sympathize with regarding Will. He’s Sami now, without any of the clarity for why he’s doing what he’s doing, or any of the occasional sympathy that she could add to her scenes. Will is simply and painfully awful now.

Much like Theresa however, Will is being written with little to no shades of sympathy. Yes, he’s desperate but endlessly desperate just comes off as irritating – especially when combined with lies and manipulations and some outright meanness.

No, the writing and Guy’s portrayal have done in the character of Will for me. Until the writing improves and Guy can either find some shading to Will, or the show find a replacement, I would much rather see Sonny and Paul take the lead. But if they keep going the way they are going, then Will is just going to continue to be a one note awful caricature who I am going to relish getting his comeuppance from Sonny and fingers crossed, Paul and the returning Gaby.

Sally
Sally

Excellent post!
I will say, though, that Jen Lilley is such an excellent actress that she somehow makes Theresa sympathetic…even WITH the writing she’s given. Yes, I hate her sometime,s and don’t like the things she does, but I still want her to get what she wants in the end.

Patrick
Patrick

it’s wearisome… long in the tooth… but I still laud Jenn Lilly… as Jeannie Theresa Donovan

she’s an exciting must see character

why should the women … Eve and Theresa… plus
be show kowtowing… to the men… of Salem: Eric, Daniel, Brady… they are NOT, “all” that

not by a “LONG” shot

LOL

give me a effing break…

the women of Salem… need to step off their pedestal… and yeah, it’s a serial… a story.. to be told

I love the layers… the actors will say as much… that they get to stretch their imagination… as best they can… with the writing the script offers

with Theresa stammering.. and no real support system.. Yeah, i get that her scenes with Caroline and Anne… are front burner… but give this young woman shutzpah… a stronghold all her own… she owns her stuff

she delivers a presence that with good writing.. LOL

would mow over… even Victor…

stand your ground Theresa… helps coming… new writing and production

I hope for you

CeeCee
CeeCee

Thak you, Mike.
I have been saying this litany since nuWill set foot on the DAYS stage. Guy is the most insipid actor on TV.
Furthermore, to echo what Sally said about Theresa; I have been praising Jen’s acting as well. However, I am somewhat miffed that the rein holders are continuing to portray her as a baddie.

damien
damien

will who?
lovin ‘ Derrick s return in those swim trunks, so more of him. Send Will away with Sonny in the sunset . I m fine with paul and derrick!!
btw, who is this new Kyle kid who wants to recruit JJ?, some more of him too please!!

blake
blake

Derrick is back? He was in swim trunks and I missed it???

Tom Jenkins
Tom Jenkins

Maybe you blinked because he was on for like 6 seconds. He met Paul in the fake leaf park and said that he was no longer working for the Hotel as a Bell boy because he “wasn’t good at it”. How difficult could it be to be a bell boy? Is it the equivalent of being a Brain surgeon? Also, what the heck kind of contract does the actor who plays Derrick have? He was gone for weeks or months and all of a sudden he shows up in the fake leaf park where no one’s hair is ever blown out of place….

Blake
Blake

Fake leaf park lmao! Yeah I guess since that stupid Nicole and Serena story ended and Paul’s hotel room being a revolving door they decided to not focus on the hotel. And yeah being a bell boy can’t be hard work, he’s just always going to be eye candy no matter where he works lol.

Tom Jenkins
Tom Jenkins

They could at LEAST build a “lake set” couldn’t they? Salem can’t really be too thrilling a town to visit – you have a choice of hanging out at the Fake leaf Park, the hospital or Brady’s pub with the same mini curtains they’ve had since 1923. Of course, if you’re desperate you could always visit Eve in her crappy apartment – or “bump into” someone at the exciting Square. Actors are constantly “bumping into” each other and dropping folders, hidden papers, secret elephants, pregnancy test kits, etc. It’s SO corny and SOO overdone – but I guess they can’t help “bumping into” each other because there are only like 3 sets.

Alex
Alex

FS is leaving and it doesn’t look like they are recasting the role so I don’t see how PaulSon relationship is possible. The show decided to waste the last few months by having Sonny stand around letting Will keep lying and manipulate him instead of taking any kind of action. I guess Ken Corday did really mean it when he said they don’t write for characters/actors that are leaving. SMH

It would be nice to see the show at least give us one PaulSon hot sexy action where all the build and tension is released before Sonny leaves though. I guess that won’t happen.

There is no way the show can keep Sonny married to Will after everything without completely shitting on Sonny’s character and his fans. Days did nothing but use this legacy character as nothing more than a prop for Will. It is disgraceful. They totally wasted Freddie Smith. Sonny was never allowed to be his own entity and because of that, great relationship potentials like Sonny/Brian, Sonny/Paul, Sonny reacting to Will’s actions and betrayals in a meaningful ways didn’t happen and/or got wasted.

The least Days can do now since we can’t turn back time is allow Sonny and his fans good payoff and free him from Will for good. Allow the character that one powerful scene where he has reckoning with Will tearing down all his unhinged arguments and divorces him. I don’t even believe we’ll get that for a second. They’ll mostly likely continue to embarrass and torture the character and his fans at the altar of the amazing great master Will Whorton of Salem. What man in Salem wouldn’t want a coward lying weak cheating insecure mess like Mr. Whorton.

Patrick
Patrick

“…The show decided to waste the last few months by having Sonny stand around letting Will keep lying and manipulate him instead of taking any kind of action. ”

AMEN

they don’t know what to do with Guy Wilson… after the fact… that his acting is dour, uninteresting… and isn’t carrying with the rest of the cast

why support such lack?

so… the writers decide to give him… ??? a layer of a chip off the ole block… Sami?

HUH? LOL who cares.. he’s not her…

the camera does not love him… his delivery of script would make me agonize till his contract was up

give up… recast this one… pair… that carried DAYS

Paul with a new leading man… is paramount

i’d celebrate this
simply means.. new lifeblood of people in and around us from the start

CeeCee
CeeCee

You said it , Alex. Your every word is true. Well stated. I especially appreciate your declaration that Sonny was simply used as a prop for Will. Just like his mother, Sami. Everything revolved around her. TPTB did the same to Rafe. He was Sami’s prop. A great actor with so much potential…I’m not even quite sure what his purpose on the show is….what the blank are ‘they’ doing?
.

Mary SF
Mary SF

Well I don’t like the fact they have turned Will into the male version of Sami. The Will Horton I remember seeing on screen for years, hated his mother’s behavior, the lies and the cheating that he never wanted to be like her– and now the writers have made him just like her— except in a man, even a gay man, it doesn’t come across as devious like it did with Sami, it just seems rather pathetic. I know the actor isn’t my favorite but even if CM was still playing him, it would be totally out of character for the Will Horton I saw growing up to be this insecure and immature.

Patrick
Patrick

I don’t know that i’d even call Guy Wilson acting… insecure or immature… he’s simply not bringing with thee cast, as a whole… production

anything worth recall

I wouldnit say it’s pathetic…

should we cull… that Will had no experience… and fell in to Sonny.. and we’re to place blame… he should never have strayed?

If this gives Will any character.. so be it.. at least this would be a let, out

learn from your mistakes this early on.. and give the writers and audience a let.. and either recast the pair.. or give Paul a new leading man

if either or… Will and Sonny both left the show… I would hope .. that .. in my heart of hearts.. that DAYS does, continue.. past : Sept, 2016

and it’s Sonny that returns… his beloved presence deserves .. more

without doubt… it’s Chandler Massey’ that i’d feel real heartache.. but Guy Wilson Acting… lacked

I do want this story to continue as it’s relative to all : Days of OUR Lives

CeeCee
CeeCee

Ahhh, Chandler…what a hottie!! Right, a Patrick?
I think Will should be recast. We do not want to jump the gun and completely eliminate the youngest male carrying on the Horton name. At least, I think he’s the youngest. Perhaps, when Sonny leaves, Will should go with him. In the interim, a replacement will return.

But, out of context,….I was watching episodes of REMINGTON STEELE on ME-TV (Boston), when I saw a hint of someone very familiar. It was James Reed (Clyde). WOW !!!!! My gosh he was so good-looking. Can’t believe he changed so much. Usually, people do not change so drastically. I still can’t believe how hot he was…tall, great physique…I repeat, WOW!!!!

Daisy
Daisy

Will, as he’s being portrayed now, isn’t ready for marriage. Time for Sonny to move on.

LeeAnn
LeeAnn

Will no longer knows how to tell the truth. If Ari wasn’t in the picture I’d tell Sonny to run now, run fast and don’t ever look back. But she is so I think they need to separate and slowly Sonny will leave.

Ronnie
Ronnie

I’m sad to see how they have changed the character of Will 🙁 I loved the ‘WilSon’ love story and understand there would be rough times, but all of these lies…I don’t think there is any coming back from that. Sorry to see Freddie Smith leave as Sonny..excited to see how they tie up this storyline…I’m ready to get past it already…

CM
CM

Son Of Sami strikes again. Ugh. Any way we can convince Freddie to stay and send “Will” back to L.A.?

kay from Ohio
kay from Ohio

When Will said “it only happened once” when Sonny accused him of cheating in LA I thought he was referring to his ONS with Paul. But it does sound like he may have hooked up with someone else before Paul. Sad that the writers decided to destroy the WilSon relationship by resorting to the predictable “infidelity” storyline rather than creating a more original plot device such as a life threatening illness or a mysterious disappearance where one of the guys could have ended up missing and the other could have went on a search and rescue mission to save their spouse. But no they had to resort to a cheating story. With Freddie’s departure in August their is not much hope of saving Wilson’s marriage since Sonny will be leaving Salem without his family. Not sure if there is any possibility of a recast or any hope of Freddie ever coming back to reprise the role.

Donna
Donna

Sonny can’t trust Will anymore so he will leave Salem and start a new life. He is such a good guy.Sure will miss him but he deserves better than Will. Will needs to grow up and guilt being so decieving.Sonny tries to talk to him but he does not listen.I felt so sorry for Sonny when he found out Will cheated on him while he was in L.A.

Patrick
Patrick

i’m not up to that show …

I do not believe in infidelity

I would be teared out.. angst out.. hurt… to the core

yeah, it’s an all knowing fact… this happens

be that as it may… giving me a stronghold.. ie: stotus is sharing the same meaning

CeeCee
CeeCee

Oh, I know, Patrick, I know, how you feel. My husband was my only boyfriend (I was sixteen) . I do not believe in infidelity either….So, if he ever cheated on me, I would be devastated.
Poor Sonny! The writers are trying to patch this marriage up. Now, I’m all for trying to give it another try for this couple ( I, personally would never forgive him), but Will is too flighty and untrustworthy. It is not fair to Sonny. On the other hand, I love Paul.
Sonny is leaving….what then?

Blackwe
Blackwe

Knowing Freddie is going to be gone soon, I can’t get into this story as much as before and the utter lack of chemistry between current Will and Sonny isn’t helping (the touching between the two is just mechanical and not natural). The debate is on whether Will admitted he cheated in LA or only with Paul ( I’m thinking the former not the latter). Turning Will into manipulative insecure weasel also isn’t a positive. All that is left is sitting back and seeing what causes Sonny to finally leave for good. With the current version of Will, not surprised honesty hour failed in no time.

Patrick
Patrick

“honesty hour”

really

how demeaning and lame.. of a headline marquee feature for this AWEsome PAIRing… (Freddie Smith and Chandler Massey… ala Guy Wilson, sigh)

Freddie Smith… wasting his time.. till his exit… shown… wanting

I’m sorry FS’ Sonny is shown wasting his bigger presence

for the couple currently… it’s not at an even keel

even with, showing.. their differences

the acting together never meshed.. therefore… let it go

impugn, call in to question.. to let Guy Wilson go , with Freddie Smith

Guy Wilson… home to mother.. perhaps.. Sami’ return culls this… that Will needs to leave home.. like most do… and find strengths and LIVE

Freddie Smith’ Sonny.. who had that two loves of his life… leave home to restore his being.. and live outside of relationships… and explore avenues that were dormant… dang it! isn’t that the way of our lives… to have this opportunity to explore life outside

Paul : who has been their… learn of his immediate circle… Tori, John, Marlena.. plus
relating to; respond with HIS inner circle and be

it’s all a tumultuous circle that some have .. more than others.. and lack… with or without support…

same stimuli with diversity yet same stronghold of equanimity.. forging belong

SCOTUS has steered my lot… I’d meet you 1/2 way plus

Tom Jenkins
Tom Jenkins

It sounded in one scene that Sonny was making excuses for Will “not really being ready for marriage” but it seemed to me that the subliminal message was that Sonny was looking for an “out” so that he could be with Paul. It just seemed to my ears that he was actually letting Will down easily.
Hate to say it but it’s possible that maybe the days of Sonny and Will may be nearing an end, I mean I hope that’s not the case but we know the actor who currently portrays Sonny is leaving and Guy’s contract may or may not be renewed, I don’t know. I wouldn’t mind if they attempted to do a re-cast on both rather than lose the characters.

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DAYS Chandler Massey Chats On His Bittersweet Daytime Emmy Nomination

He’s won three Daytime Emmys in the Outstanding Younger Actor in a Drama Series three years in row in 2012, 2013 and 2014, and now Chandler Massey is going for gold for the second time in his career in the Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series which in a field where he is competing with two co-stars from Days of our Lives among others.

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.

Photo: JPI

 

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.

Photo: JPI

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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DAYS New Summer Promo Reveals The Returns of Jay Kenneth Johnson and Louise Sorel

Exciting new storylines, weddings and some bombshell returns will liven up Salem during the summer months according to the new promo for Days of our Lives released over the weekend.

Look for the return of Claire (Olivia Rose Keegan), the debut of Gwen (Emily O’Brien), and the SORAS’d Allie Horton, plus some more familiar faces that people have missed in town.

Back in action will be Jay Kenneth Johnson as Phillip Kiriakis, Louise Sorel resuming her signature role of Vivian Alamain, Bryan Dattilo as Lucas Horton and the one and only Alison Sweeney as Sami.

Then look out for four weddings from Ben and Ciara,  Eric and Nicole, Kayla and Justin, Eli and Lani, but who will actually say their “I-do’s”?

It’s a jam-packed summer of original episodes from DAYS; the only soap still delivering new installments to its fans during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Check out the preview below.  Then let us  know, who are you most excited about seeing back on the canvas via the comment section!

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Former Y&R Star, Emily O’Brien Set to Debut On Days of our Lives

You loved her as Jana Hawkes on The Young and the Restless, and now daytime soap fans will get to see actress Emily O’Brien again, when she premieres in her new role as Gwen on the NBC daytime drama, Days of our Lives.

According to Soap Opera Digest, O’Brien is set to hit our screens on the upcoming June 5th episode.

As fans of Y&R know, Emily played crazy Jana, who was involved with Kevin Fisher (Greg Rikaart) from 2006-2011, and there were many twists and turns in their dark romantic storyline.

In the current issue of SOD on newsstands now, DAYS head writer, Ron Carlivati had previewed that Gwen is introduced as Jake’s (Brandon Barash) ex-girlfriend.

So, excited to see Emily on DAYS? Comment below.

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