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Renee Jones Quits Days of our Lives! Lexie to Exit in Heartbreaking Story in June!

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One of the nicest and least-Hollywood type performers we know, Renee Jones (Lexie Carver) of Days of our Lives has decided after twenty years to quit the NBC soap!

Citing that her passion for acting is just not there anymore and that she would like to concentrate on other aspects of her life, including that she would love to do charity work, especially something along the lines of helping sick children, Renee gave the exclusive to TV Guide which also teases how the DAYS exec will deal with Renee’s departure and on paper this looks like we may need to prepare for some five-hankie episodes!  Here are a few excerpts!

Renee on Lexie finding out that she has an inoperable train tumor and how that figures into her exit storyline:  “When I broke it to [the Days execs] about my decision to leave it was very harmonious. I said, “Guys, it’s been amazing and I appreciate all that Days has done for me, but I am ready to go.” They were very understanding and really wanted to honor my character with a great exit story and asked if I would be opposed to having her die. I said, “Not at all. But I don’t want to be in a coffin.” And I had one other stipulation. I didn’t want a horrible cancer death. I was worried about my mother because my sister died of cancer a few years ago and my mom watches the show religiously and I didn’t want her to have to watch that. So they came up with the idea of a brain tumor. There will be lots of crying, lots of goodbyes but it will be very beautiful. The writers have done a fabulous job.”

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Renee on if she thinks the writers and the producers will actually leave Lexie truly dead!: “That’s what I said [to the execs]! How will we know Lexie’s really gone? Practically everyone in Salem has come back from the dead! They said, “We will do something that guarantees it.” And they did. I can’t tell you what it is, but it is definitely the end for Lexie.”

What do you think about Renee’s decision to leave daytime?  And, the decision to kill Lexie? Let us know!

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gloria
gloria

She is one of my favorites & I don’t like this at all! I love Lexie (& Renee)-this will be horrible for Abe & Theo!!! Not to mention Stefano.

Mark It Right
Mark It Right

Wow. I am stunned. She hasn’t had much of a real storyline in a long time. She finally had a little to do with the whole Abe cheating story. Can’t say I blame her for leaving though. So that is why Celeste is headed back.

Mo
Mo

I’ll miss her and Lexie.

sadiha
sadiha

How upsetting! She is one of the most under rated actresses ever. She will be missed.

MJ
MJ

Good luck Renee in whatever you pursue. Thank you sharing your life with us for so many years.

toscanti
toscanti

Sad but understand her need for change. Best of luck Renee.

Carolyn
Carolyn

I have watched Days for many years. Lexie has always been one of my favorite characters. I will miss her but greatly respect her decision to do something different for “Renee” after so long. No coffin is right!! I’m guessing they will cremate her to keep her from coming back.
Much, much luck to Renee!!
PS: Days, please ditch Gina & Pawn.

Blake
Blake

Sad that she is leaving, she is one of the best actresses on the show. Lexie is so beautiful and so likeable and will be missed. Feel bad that Abe and Lexie won’t be together anymore, they are the rare couple on the show that keeps getting back together like John and Marlena and Bo and Hope. Hopefully Abe will find a new love interest soon and keep having stories.

I’m happy for the actress to do what she loves, but selfishly I hope she comes back in the near future. And hopefully the show would give her reason enough to come back ie good, long term storylines!!!

dishy
dishy

To permanently kill off another DiMera is preposterous.

Jules
Jules

I am happy she is leaving on her own accord. Other reports just said she was leaving and I was afraid she’d been fired. But it certainly sounds like she’s ready to take the leap. I for one am grateful for all the time she put into DAYS and wish her the best of luck as she transitions into her new chapter.

barbara t
barbara t

I like her ,I havent watched dool for very long but she is one of my favorites.Sad to see her go.

Tom
Tom

She will definitely be missed. She has been a huge part of DOOL for the past two decades, storyline or not.

Brila
Brila

I agree very missed. So now Stephano has lost TONY, CHRISTA, LEXIE and he found out EJ is not his son- SO he has no kids (oh yeah Chad-but I can take him or leave him)

Chris Tempesta
Chris Tempesta

There was another child of Stefano – Benjy?

emaia
emaia

Benjy died a few years ago I think.

Bubba
Bubba

yes Benji was murdered by Andre Dimera 5 years ago and placed in the coffin in which Stefano was in when he faked his death

Sandy
Sandy

I have been watching Days for years and I remember Stefano having a daughter that was in love with Bo. I think her name was Megan and she was killed by being electrocuted in a swimming pool. Does any one else remember this?

G
G

I believe Megan was electrocuted in a hot tub at a health club. She tried to kill Hope but she ended up dead. I remember because on a Friday they made it look like Hope was dead but then Monday they backed it way up and ended up with it being Megan.

Phyllis
Phyllis

Sandy, I have watched Days for many years as well, and yes, I remember Stephano’s daughter, Meagan. She was in love with Bo, beautiful, and as evil as Stephano!

kay killgore
kay killgore

She was always such a pretty woman always that glow she reminded me of Halle Berry! I to have not watched in years but if you are not passionate about what you do then you should find something you are happy with! Good Luck!

kay killgore
kay killgore

I just read the woman is 53 say it isn’t so!! Gorgeous and her face moves!!!

barbara t
barbara t

Thats true you dont see to many stars with faces that do move,the ones that move are the better looking ones and she is beautiful.Hate to see her go.

lew
lew

She will be missed. She is doing a great thing.

Brian Greene
Brian Greene

Good Luck To Renee. This Is Very Upsetting For Us!

lee
lee

My fav is leaving, I guess I will tune in periodically just to check on EJ’s character. Bye Renee, XOXO!

Gmbenet
Gmbenet

Best wishes to Renee Jones as she exits Days of Our Lives. She will be missed. If she ever decides to come back, the writers could create a brand new character for her. That might even spark her desire to act again.

Deidre Hall never thought she would return to Days but she did. So never say never. But regardless, I wish nothing but the best for Renee and hopes she enjoys her retirement.

DaysDevotee
DaysDevotee

Hate to be the voice of discord, but I won’t miss her. I find her character has been dull for years, and her inabilitly to speak proper English drives me nuts. Terrible is NOT pronounced “turrubul.”

lee
lee

Fool.

jerrica
jerrica

RUUUUDE

gillian denny
gillian denny

very mean spirited!

Faye Lee
Faye Lee

Some people are just cruel. Acting is just that, acting. We are all human beings and if any one pronounces anything wrong they have not committed a crime. Its okay to be human.

barbara t
barbara t

That’s a mean thing to say.

Dmitri
Dmitri

My granma, her boyfriend and I are sad at this departure. Why not just recast Lexie? At least everyone will mourn her and have something to do other than love triangles. Maybe this will bring Chad back to his DiMera family. Poor Abe, just after they reunited. How will Theo deal with this, being autistic and all? Marlena and John and EJ’s kids will be so sad…Good luck Renee

Don
Don

Recasting Lexie wouldn’t work well… Renee Jones has played the character far to well and for so many years that NOBODY else would be as well received in the role…. Recasting Lexie would be like recasting Hope or Marlena…..

Dmitri
Dmitri

Ya i am just so sad about the storyline tho. Can’t give up hope so easily…you have a good point

Bonnie
Bonnie

I will miss seeing Lexi in her white doctor’s jacket. Lexi is such a caring character. I believe that EJ will take it the hardest. Little Theo and Abe
it just won’t be the same without Theo’s mommy around. I already have
my hankie or two read. I have enjoyed watching Lexi all these years and
I will miss her beautiful smile.
All the best to Renee.

Stacey
Stacey

I can honestly say I will no longer watch Days now that Renee is leaving. I only came back when I thought they would give her better stories, ie, a new love interest…now that I see that is not happening…dueces! They have had plenty opportunity to give Lexie a better storyline and add more diversity to the show! They have failed!! And now one of the best and best looking…is gone! Boo!

maria'
maria'

I so much agree with you. Renee says she is leaving to have an active career in helping children, that sounds good but I’m just not buying it. I think she herself is disappointed in the roles they have chosen for her character over the years. She had a lot more ability and acting skills than what she did. Good luck Renee YOU deserve BETTER!!! Looking forward to seeing you show your true talent in another movie or show. I think that’s the route you should choose.

jerrica
jerrica

She has truly been a great actress and ive loved everything she has done from sleeping with ABE’s brother Jonah , to finding out she is a Dimera in Aremid to sleeping with Brandon, to hooking up w/ Tek and of course becoming her father’s daughter in trying to Isaac from Bope..Good luck Renee with ur nu endeavors♥

jerrica
jerrica

*keep Isaac (Zack) from Bope*

chantelle
chantelle

i am going to miss lexie

Charlotte
Charlotte

I am just heartbroken. I have watch this soap for 30 years and I don’t won’t her to go but I understand nothing is forever. I wish Lexie the best life has to offer. I love children as well and I hope Renee can go out there and make a difference. God bless you Renee and we will miss you very very very much…

mamma holly, toledo
mamma holly, toledo

I will miss Renee playing “Lexie.” I wish her luck with with her future endeavors. I think in time Renee will return to acting but not as a full-timer. Like all jobs, we get tired but then after a much needed break we get back into what we know best. She’s a great actress and shows passion when she’s acting. I’d like to see her do a show like “Missing.” Even though she looks too sweet to know how to fight, we’ve seen her playing a darker side before and it worked. She could be a action-packed star if she wanted too. Good Luck Renee!

dramaking
dramaking

I’m not really sure what an inoperable train tumor is, but it sounds very, very serious. No wonder Lexie doesn’t make it.

Cathy
Cathy

I believe it means when the tumor is in an area of the brain that the surgeon can’t get to or it’s just too far advanced to even try.

Matt V
Matt V

It will definitely be sad to see the character of Lexie go, especially in this manner. I have enjoyed Renee as an actress on Days ever since I was a child. If you read this Renee, God bless you in whatever you choose for your new life outside of Days. You will be greatly missed! xoxox

Marlene
Marlene

I am sorry to see Lexi (Renee) leave the show. I have been watching this show for many years and it is always hard to see one of the long time actresses/actors leave. She will certainly be missed!

Don
Don

I just hate the idea of the character of Lexie leaving the show..ESPECIALLY PERMANATELY !!!! As an African American, it’s been very refreshing to have such a constant and powerful black female lead character on such an iconic soap opera…. If she wants to leave, then let her leave but NOT in such a way that she can’t come back later on if she wants to…

Brila
Brila

I agree, maybe she and Abe should go to Europe to find a cure which may take a year but Renee, what if you miss this and want to come back- you should have that option, I cant see Abe in the show without you so I have a feeling his character will be gone in the future. I am a white woman, but agree with Don there needs to be more strong African American characters in this show. More of a variety of all backgrounds, this new Asian doctor seems to be a first for DOOL.

cynthia
cynthia

Lexi is one of the only really grounded characters on DOOL. She has brought a nurturing type of stability to the show, somewhat like Alice Horton in the fact that she truely cared for and found the best in everyone all of the time. I DVR the show everyday and watch it when I get home from work, and after just seeing a teaser about how serious her brain tumor is, I ran to the computer to get the scoop, and now I feel totally at a loss in reading that she is leaving. I don’t like this a bit, but wish her the best, but hope that she will return someday. Days will not be the same without her, I hope they bring in a new character with that nurturing touch, especially since Maggie Horton’s not as active as she once was. They will need a NON-DRAMA female to fill the awful void she will leave. Good Luck Renee!!!

Pam
Pam

I just wanted to wish her well. I have enjoyed her on days since she joined the cast, and admire her reasons for leaving. You are an inspiration to everyone. Good luck on your new journey. I don’t think that Days will be the same.
Thank you for your time on days.

debbie
debbie

Im sad to see Lexi go but Im so happy that they are making a permanent departure because when you have watched days for 19yrs its hard to see them replace them with a new actress so good choice.

Janice
Janice

I will be sad to see Lexie character leave the show. I named my daughter Lexi because I loved the name so much which is almost 19 yrs ago. I wish Renee nothing but the best but know that she will be sadly missed!!

wanda clofine
wanda clofine

I love Lexi! She is so sweet, sincere and such a good actress. I will miss her but understand her decision to move on to other things that are important to her. Best wishes!

judi
judi

Sad to see this happening. But I completely understand hoe people need change.
A huge loss for the Days family

Brila
Brila

I am very sad to see her go , she has been such a stable-sweet-kind character and always has a beautiful smile. There are many others I would not mind if they left the show. It looks like EJ an Nichole may be leaving as well? What happenened to the Original Celeste?

Chris Tempesta
Chris Tempesta

The original Celeste was so much better. I hate to say it but I never liked Abe – too dramatic in his expressions in a way. Let’s see Theo as a teenager or something. Days needs a few humorous characters back — remember Euge/Calliope or Anna DiMera… I’m sure there were others I just can’t remember right now. Anyone?

Becky
Becky

Hey – you got to go sometime! Have a great life Renee!

Jen
Jen

This is very sad i do like Lexi a lot and it will be so sad for so many but i am glad that no one going in her place it just wouldn’t be the same if some one else played her (Renee ) as done a great job all these years playing her and she will be missed buy so many good luck in what she dose next and best wishes to her .

Kia
Kia

I really hate to see Renee leave Days Of Our Lives. I thought for sure that she would be cureed of the cancer. I wish her luck in whatever she does in the future.

Shari
Shari

Lexi’s character has been an amazing example for all to follow! Blessings to you and yours…you will be missed….the only good thing Stefano EVER did!!

Lynn
Lynn

I am very sorry to hear she is leaving the show. Days does not have very much diversity on the show and Lexie and Abe representated a very real and positive family base.
Even though she did have a few “infidilities”. She is one of the better actresses on the show which really helps to balance out all of the other actresses who most of the time are just really “witches” and only care about themselves. I wish they would not kill her off but instead keep the character alive just in case she decides to come back in a few years.

Brenda
Brenda

Oh my God Lexi leaving the soap. I think that would be a big lose to the show. Please Lexi don’t go

Nicole
Nicole

I was so upset to read this …. I’ll miss Lexi:(

Sherry
Sherry

I don’t like this at all!! Lexi is one of the few and I mean few descent people on the show! But I understand her wanting to pursue a different career, however they could have written her off some way not as sad!!

Amy Sacrey
Amy Sacrey

This was NOT something I would have ever expected for Lexi! I was very upset when I tuned into Days after being away for two months………
I was away with my 8 year old daughter who was JUST RECENTLY diagnosed with Glioma! (cancer of the brain stem) which is also inoperable!
I am truely blown away by the relation, as I have watched this show since I was my daughters age with my Grandmother whom also passed from cancer!
Needless to say the show is not worth me watching at the present time as I really don’t need to see Lexi pass from this!
I hope that I can tune in again once this is over as I am an absolute fan!

dawm
dawm

only two black characters in the last 3 decades and now down to one, well i think it sucks that the show only could portray those images to America and the world

lisa
lisa

I am dissapointed shes leaving but hope stefanfo is the cause of her sickness and gets nailed going to be a good story

lisa
lisa

hope abe gets remarried

gloria
gloria

NO WAY Abe would remarry! He can have a “companion” after some time-but even that would be hard for him! He WORSHIPS Lexie. I can’t see him ever remarrying (not that there’s anything wrong with that, it’s just not Abe) I am so sad over this storyline. I LOVE LEXIE. Poor Theo.

Jane
Jane

Please don’t go, I love you! You are Beautiful and part of my life! What and where are you going? Please don’t leave Renee.

katie
katie

I had a feeling! I was hoping NOT THOUGH! She’s my very favorite! O NOOOO! I love love love her! Not gonna be the same without LEXI! OMG NO NO NO!!! I told my hubby I have a feeling the actress is leaving. And I was right. But good for her. I support her decision and I’ll truly miss her acting and beauty. No wonder everyone has really been crying on there. John Wells John Mardsan HER Everyone! Good luck Renee. You are a class act!

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DAYS Susan Seaforth Hayes Talks On Her Daytime Emmy Nomination For Julie and Doug’s Emotional Storyline

When you think Days of our Lives, what would it be without the legendary Susan Seaforth Hayes (Julie) and her real-life and on-screen husband, Bill Hayes (Doug Williams)?

This past Emmy season, the beloved duo got a chance to shine, when they were put through a ‘heartbreaking’ predicament – Julie’s heart gives out, she is in need of a transplant, and things take a turn for the worse.

What would life be like for Doug without his Julie? How would she say goodbye to him? Fans clearly felt the sentiments overflowing from this real-life duo capturing the essence of their characters in such a raw and realistic way. So much so, that Susan landed a Daytime Emmy nomination in the Outstanding Supporting Actress category for her work.

Already a Lifetime Achievement Award recipient along with her husband, Bill back in 2018, will Susan finally get an award for her acting for her decades of beautiful work on the long-running NBC soap opera? Fans will need to tune-in to CBS on Friday, June 26th to find out with the virtual presentation of the 47th annual Daytime Emmy Awards.  But for now, here is our conversation with Susan.

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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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Can I ask how you got through those scenes with Bill, because it was so touching?  I don’t know how you did it.

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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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Via Deadline: In an effort to get the industry moving-forward again where jobs were lost or put on hold, and production were completely stalled out-of-the-blue, the guidelines submitted by “The Industry-Wide Labor-Management Safety Committee Task Force (the “Task Force”) is asking for consideration and adoption for the resumption of motion picture, television, and streaming productions in an environment that minimizes the risk of contracting or spreading COVID-19,” says a report for Governors Gavin Newsom of California and Andrew Cuomo of New York.

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You can read the details of the report here.  While there has been no word from the Governors and their offices if they have seen the report, bets are that several more steps will be needed before anyone would head and report back to a set yet.

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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.

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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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