Freddie Smith on How DAYS’ Gay Bullying Story Will Differ: “We’re Showing Both Sides of It’





Could some of our fears about seeing yet another tried and true gay bullying story on soaps be unfounded? Freddie Smith, who plays Sonny on Days of Our Lives, seems to think so.

In an interview previewing his character's upcoming gay bashing at the hands of "T" (Brendan Coughlin), Smith explained why this bullying saga will be different from those before it. Said Smith:

"We're showing both sides of it. We'll see where Sonny is coming from, and where the bully is coming from. It'll be great to see people grow and mature."


I am going to do my best not to judge this story too soon. Spoilers of Will (Chandler Massey) having sex with Gabi (Camila Banus) and nice, friendly Sonny catching a beat down from a character we haven't seen in a year—all before he and/or Will have been on so much as real, on screen date with a guy—definitely has me cautious. However, I will try to let it play out for a bit before being too reactionary.

Do you think DAYS will do a good job with their gay bullying storyline? Give us your thoughts in the comments!

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  1. Avatar of Jon
    Jon

    I hated Will’s reaction to Sonny’s kiss. If it had had a laugh track it could have been mistaken for a sitcom reaction. Freddie looked adorable though, and oh so romantic! Swoon!

  2. Avatar of dkp
    dkp

    I’ve been trying to keep an open mind, the gay bullying part of the story doesn’t sound too bad, but I’m sorry there is no explanation so far, that I am buying as to why Will sleeps with Gabi.

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    angrierblackerman

    I think that after a while, Will’s friend will come around and change his views(assuming he is not the one who does the bashing/violence).

    And how cute was Sonny in these episodes? The audience would definitely be going “AWWWWWWWWWWW!”

  4. Avatar of kenik
    kenik

    COME ON PEOPLE WE ALL NOW THAT T WILL TURN OUT TO BE GAY. GABI WILL FIND OUT SHE IS HAVING A BABY FROM HAVING SEX WITH WILL. SHE WILL DIE HAVING THAT BABY. THEN WILL AND SONNY WILL GET TOGETHER AND RIDE OFF INTO THE SUNSET WITH THE BABY. T WILL GO AWAY ONCE AGAIN.

  5. Avatar of Yoryla
    Yoryla

    [quote=kenik]COME ON PEOPLE WE ALL NOW THAT T WILL TURN OUT TO BE GAY. GABI WILL FIND OUT SHE IS HAVING A BABY FROM HAVING SEX WITH WILL. SHE WILL DIE HAVING THAT BABY. THEN WILL AND SONNY WILL GET TOGETHER AND RIDE OFF INTO THE SUNSET WITH THE BABY. T WILL GO AWAY ONCE AGAIN.[/quote]

    God, I would just love this!

    Freddie Smith is just so hot, I wanna lick his chest.

  6. Avatar of marybee50
    marybee50

    Yoryla-I agree about Freddie.His scenes yesterday with Will and Brian were great.While WilSon is always my end game,there can be a triangle with Brian.

    Days is really doing great now.The scenes are tighter and flow better.Short flashbacks which relate to the scenes are ok.It seems like they are getting more out of the hour than before.

  7. Avatar of marybee50
    marybee50

    Just watched Days extended promo at we love soaps(sorry I’m not computer savy enough to bring the link).It looks great.Maybe be even the beginning of WilSon.And,all I can say is go Kate.

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