Soap Stars Shine on GLAAD Media Awards Red Carpet (PHOTOS)


Current and former soap stars, from The Young and the RestlessMelody Thomas Scott to Days of Our Lives grad Trevor Donovan, walked the red carpet at the 2013 GLAAD Media Awards on April 20 in Los Angeles. Crystal Chappell, The Talk’s Sara Gilbert, cast members from Days of Our Lives, ex-One Life to Live stars, The Bold and the Beautiful's Linsey Godfrey and Guiding Light grad Matt Bomer also celebrated the evening.

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    blake3b

    The Days cast does look great. The guy who plays Cameron looks great all dressed up like that! And the girl who plays Abigail is so beautiful.

    I love Crystal Chappell but I wish she would smile and look happy, her husband too. Is it like a Posh Spice/Victoria Beckham thing not to smile?

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    ChrisGa

    [quote=Yoryla]Wow, the DAYS cast members look great![/quote]

    Yeah, both Freddie Smith and Nathan Owens are sexy devils and Kate Mansi looked absolutely gorgeous. As for some of the others, both Darren Criss and Matt Dallas– damn, those eyes!–are total hotties and Matt Bomer has one of the most strikingly beautiful faces I’ve ever seen on a man(or woman, for that matter).

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    marknsprmo

    I am glad that GLAAD awards are so heavily populated with celebrities now days! I hope that the awards bring some love to Krystal Chappell for being the lesbian of the year (even though she probably isn’t a lesbian)for her many roles a a gay character on tv and the internet. She’s like the one woman banner for gay characters! Lot’s of Days cast members showed up that’s terrific! I do have one question though why does Chrystal continue not to age and her hubby keeps getting older and heavier? He needs to buck it up and get back in shape. Unless of course he wants to go out for the older heavy dudes roles (are there those kinds of roles any more?)

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    ChrisGa

    [quote=msellersv]Is Chandler Massey keeping a low profile? Seems like Freddie Smith has pretty much become the media face of WilSon.[/quote]

    Yeah, I thought that was odd as well; he plays one of the most prominent, if not the most prominent, gay characters in daytime history and was the focal point of not only the Will-coming-out storyline but one half of daytime’s most fully realized gay couple(along with Freddie of course). I’ve said for awhile now that FS seems far more invested than CM in that particular pairing but maybe it was just a scheduling conflict.

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    Yoryla

    ChrisGa,

    I have gotten the impression for a long time now, that CM is not as invested in the WilSon pairing as Freddie Smith is. There was this interview about a year ago, in which between the lines it became clear CM had wished Sonny & Will had stayed just good friends. And I will admit, that initially I wished for the same thing. But I hoped that because I wanted Will to have another man, like EJ. But as far as CM goes, I kind of got the impression to he wouldn’t have minded if Will didn’t have any romantic entanglements. He said he likes Will’s dark side and machinations. To be totally honest, CM is straight and I got the feeling he didn’t want to play out a romantic relationship between two men. That whole interview kind of left a bad taste in my mouth.

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    ChrisGa

    Yoryla, I think I read the same interview or one very similar that he did around the same time. In the one I read, when asked about the types of girls he goes for, he said he preferred the ones that were a little more “homely”(his words, which kinda made me drop my jaw a little); something to do with insecurity or hot girls being high maintenance, can’t remember the exact reasoning. Gotta say I was turned off more than a little by his personality when I read the interview though.

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    ANGELWENDY15

    I wish some of these women would go back to wearing stockings/pantyhose. It makes the legs look so much better, I still wear them all the time. You don’t have to wear it all the time but for these award shows I think it would make them look so much better. Without stockings, especially in photos, all these women’s legs look frumpy.

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    hey mon

    Chandler Massey should be grateful to play Will Horton, or to even have a job for that matter. Let alone playing a ground-breaking icon on DAYS. It’s got to be a an A#1 way of boosting his career in the long run. Maybe He’s a bit bored being part of a happy and satisfied couple, and needs some spice mixed in there. But when we pass the Unemployment Offices in our state, and see the parking lot full, Chandler should be happy.

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    SoapArmageddon

    [quote=hey mon]Chandler Massey should be grateful to play Will Horton, or to even have a job for that matter. ..quote]

    Absolutely, especially since out of work soap actors are a dime a dozen.

    Unfortunately, winning a Daytime Emmy for acting on a soap is about as impressive as winning at bingo to people outside of daytime TV. I’m not going to make any leaps to judgement and say that the actor has an attitude problem or doesn’t appreciate his gay fan base, but he’d be a fool if either of those were the case.

    Anyway, Freddy Smith is a much more likable guy IMO. :)

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    ChrisGa

    [quote=SoapArmageddon]
    Anyway, Freddy Smith is a much more likable guy IMO. :)[/quote]

    Yep, Freddie is def more my type and he seems like a total sweetheart from interviews I’ve read.

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    ChrisGa

    And speaking of FS, his former onscreen co-star Trevor Donovan from 90210 was looking hot on that carpet; those two made a very sexy, if all too-brief, couple on that show.

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    david46208

    @everyone: I think what people may be forgetting is that Chandler is a 22 year old male, his hormones are raging and people often refer to you as your onscreen character in public.

    From the perspective of a heterosexual male, no matter how comfortable people are with gay people. Playing one on screen at that age still can bring up anxieties and needing to have to over-remind people that you are straight. Because you are going out to nightclubs or in public in general and talking to women and then some fan comes over refers to you and your “onscreen lover.” And people generally tend to assume that if you play gay on TV you really are gay. So that can compound things. Makes it harder for people to separate his personal life from his professional.

    Also, it is easier for heterosexual women to do this at that age or any for that matter.

    So the man needs some leverage with this.

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    hey mon

    david — True. Till the day she died, people would walk up to Vivian Leigh, decades later, and ask her if she felt that ‘Rhett would ever come back to Scarlett’?

    But I still think that Chandler should be grateful for portraying such a well-known soap icon. His name is all over the internet, everywhere, and he should have known that there would be some of this type of association with Will.

    I think the reason that Smith approaches it from a different and more grateful angle, is that he is glad that he is working.

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    Yoryla

    david,

    I disagree with your post.

    As someone who has made the conscious decision to not only become an actor, and also knowing which way Will’s storyline would go and stay with the show knowing that, should be able to live with it. He has been given a great opportunity, of which many are jealous of. He needs to keep that in mind.

    Secondly, people who really can’t distinct a character from a real life person aren’t normal, unless they are children.

    Thirdly, especially in the world today, but also in general for young people, it is precisely the hormones raging that makes things spontaneous and people are willing to try out more things. It’s when people are older and have to lead a more strict lives with jobs, children, that it becomes harder. Then is the time when people can’t be “free” to do whatever they please anymore, hence they cannot experiment as much as when they are young.

    And I don’t agree with that things are “easier” for heterosexual women. With women the standards are just as strict as for men, just in different aspects. Many times even more strict. Men are allowed to get away with some things that women aren’t.

    Your kind of thinking is exactly what is keeping some people living in the past. You’re rationale cannot be applied to modern day society anymore. This is a different world in many ways than it was 20 years ago, and if it isn’t, every stride needs to be made to that effect.

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    SoapArmageddon

    Darren Criss from Glee is an uber-popular straight actor who embraces his gay following, takes part in anti-hate campaigns, and consistently makes himself available for media directed at ALL segments of the population. That’s who Chandler Massey should be taking his cues from.

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    david46208

    @Yoryla:

    You said: As someone who has made the conscious decision to not only become an actor, and also knowing which way Will’s storyline would go and stay with the show knowing that, should be able to live with it. He has been given a great opportunity, of which many are jealous of. He needs to keep that in mind.

    I Say: You are not putting yourself in the other person’s shoes. You are expecting people to react and adapt to things the way you would or think they should. So when you start from that premise then you are starting off with a bias towards how you think they should be.

    You Say: Secondly, people who really can’t distinct a character from a real life person aren’t normal, unless they are children.

    I Say: Everyone knows here that actors for decades have said how fans in general will approach them in public and think of them first as their character. So it is not people who are only off their rockers. That’s short sighted. Just as much as fans will often refer to an actor by their character’s name and not their real name. We see it here and on tons of message boards.

    You Say: Thirdly, especially in the world today, but also in general for young people, it is precisely the hormones raging that makes things spontaneous and people are willing to try out more things. It’s when people are older and have to lead a more strict lives with jobs, children, that it becomes harder. Then is the time when people can’t be “free” to do whatever they please anymore, hence they cannot experiment as much as when they are young.

    And I don’t agree with that things are “easier” for heterosexual women. With women the standards are just as strict as for men, just in different aspects. Many times even more strict. Men are allowed to get away with some things that women aren’t.

    I Say: That’s not reality or even close to it. In the African American community you’d find less young males as open too or supportive of people’s individuality as you would older. Especially when it comes to sexuality. Just ask those here who are black and gay. And I’m sure they will tell you a tale of what that experience is like. Especially if you live in the hood. So there no age demo where people are more conservative or less. But gender does play a lot more into what society deems easily tolerable and not. We see evidence of that all the time. Even on college campuses. And there is no way actress Anne Heche would have gotten away with and maintained a career by going from Lesbian to Bisexual to Heterosexual if she were a man. Come on now!

    You Say: Your kind of thinking is exactly what is keeping some people living in the past. You’re rationale cannot be applied to modern day society anymore. This is a different world in many ways than it was 20 years ago, and if it isn’t, every stride needs to be made to that effect.

    I Say: My thinking is based on the reality of the world we live in. And it also takes into account that each man has a different experience and a different adaptation to what they are doing. This is why I understood why Kim Zimmer didn’t want her son doing the role on As The World Turns. Because I was conscious enough to realize that everyone can’t handle what they think they can. And it is a lot. That’s reality. And I don’t see that one can tell a heterosexual how he is supposed feel and adapt to things anymore than one can tell someone who is gay or black or female or religious or whatever. Just because you want them too. So if we want people to be sensitive to others and understanding, then you have to do so as well.

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    david46208

    @SoapArmageddon: Darren Chris is from San Francisco, in the Bay Area. I’m from the Bay Area. Our area an ultra-liberal dynasty. It is world unlike no other. And SF itself is like the land of Oz compared to the rest of America. People don’t blink about sexuality there because of the history there and the way the GLBTQ community (being politically correct) has been integrated into the city and into the Bay Area.

    Chandler Massey is from Atlanta, Georgia. So it is not the same. So if he were raised in SF or the Bay Area in general he might have a different adaptation to it. Maybe Darren Chris and he can have some coffee and talk about it.

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    david46208

    @pferrando: Yeah that is a no brainer for things like that. Now when it comes to other social policies, it can become a living nightmare in the dynasty. Like when SF tried to ban Happy Meal toys unless McDonald’s and other fast food restaurants put in healthier food items in the kids meals. That was bad because the government was taking away the personal responsibility of the parents decide to what their kids can and cannot eat. So the dynasty can go to extremes with the government knows best policies.

    I’m a libertarian conservative. That means I believe the government should stay out of people’s personal lives, out of my wallet, pro-market and stop over regulating things. Probably why I like Y&R so much is because of the business aspects of it.

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    harlee490

    David…..Sunday hit the wineries they would always give a glass or two and in the fall when harvesting the grapes made the valley smell of good….by the time we hit the city…a buzz was happening! :beer: :bigsmile:

    Loved SF’s gay pride and use to have the street fairs…loved it. :love: They use to have on corner of Church St (I think) or was it Market? A diner like a Denny’s would eat there, drag queens worked as the servers, and doughnut shop, best glazed donuts and nasty bar I have was on Polk I think (getting my streets confused been so long ago) …hardcore S&M, called Daddies :O Our favorite bar was Midnight Sun, first flaming faggart I ever drunk and it was GOOOOOOD! S)

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    Yoryla

    Well, david, you feel that way.

    I’m sorry to say, I disagree, and cannot support or condone that type of thinking. In the real world I couldn’t imagine associating with someone who feels that way.

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    david46208

    @Yoryla: Thinks what way? I’ve said nothing wrong. Just stated reality and taken into context what could be going on with Chandler Massey. If you expect the world to always work the way you want it, when you want it then you are going to be one sad person. You have to take into account the different realities. And if you can’t be sensitive and understanding to the realities of other people, then I’d say YOU HAVE THE PROBLEM.

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    Yoryla

    david, actually, no. What you have said is YOUR reality. Unfortunately your kind of prejudiced thinking enhances other people’s prejudices aswell. And that is a thing that should not exist anymore, or at the very least it should be minimized.

    And what an insult is that to actress Anne Heche. So you are basically saying, that had she not “converted” to heterosexuality (who even says she has? Has she spefically said she’s straight I have no knowledge of such a thing.) she wouldn’t have as much success as she does know? Puh-leeze! The one thing that in my opinion could have hindered her success, is to have been known as (only) “Ellen’s wife”. But for you to say that about her is not only insulting to the actress and her abilities, but highly presumptious and inapproriate.

    There are PLENTY of out gay men, or men who are known to be gay, even if they have never said it out there, who still get viable roles as leading men as actor, or prominent jobs as executives in companies.

    I have a friend, a man, who spent around five years thinking that he is really a woman. He explored that, wore women’s clothing, jewelry, make-up, etc. Everyone knew about it. Then, after five years, he realized he isn’t that person and doesn’t want to experiment like that anymore. So, he stopped, and went to live life as a man. Now his life is perfectly normal, and the past in the past. It does not matter. Granted, he isn’t a celebrity, but still. With your logic he couldn’t get a job as a man?

    Basically, by your theory of life – once you do something, you can never do anything else? What? How do you suppose to live your life to be 70 or 80 years old, if you think that you can never do anything differently than you have thusfar? That makes absolutely no sense whatsoever.

    And about the age thing some more, in my opinion, when a person is young, then is the time is be open to the world and experiment with things. Once you get to be older and have those big jobs and children, etc. How can you realistically do those things then, if you want to get ahead in the world?

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