HomeTagsComings & GoingsDays of Our Lives Finds Will Horton Recast Luke Kerr August 24, 2013 Comings & Goings, Days of Our Lives 26 Comments Salem's Sonny (Freddie Smith) won't be without his beloved Will Horton for long. According to Soap Opera Digest, Days of Our Lives has already recast the role Chandler Massey is leaving behind. " Due to current storyline and the timely discovery of new talent that the show feels is the right recast for Will Horton, a mutual decision has been made for the changes to taken place immediately. Chandler will always be a part of the Days family and we wish him nothing but continued success." 26 Responses SoapArmageddon August 24, 2013 Smart decision. Log in to Reply DevinMissesOLTL August 24, 2013 Oh NO! Where have I been?! Didn’t know CM was leaving :O Where did this come from?! I love that boy! Wow really gonna miss him :(( Log in to Reply md1347 August 24, 2013 U must have been under a rock. It’s been known since he won the Emmy that he was leaving. I just hope they picked a good actor to play Will. Log in to Reply Yoryla August 24, 2013 I don’t think he should have been recasted, but he has, so I hope the actor is good/ up to par. What I would really like to see from Will or Sonny at this point would be for one of them to become a bit more ruthless and somewhat of a power player in the Salem business world. So perhaps this recasting will shake things up in a good way for them. Log in to Reply Mandolin August 24, 2013 so , when do we find out who..? can’t imagine they’ll start airing next week , but it has happened before …. Log in to Reply blake3b August 24, 2013 I hope the new actor is just as good or is close. And I hope he has great chemistry with Sonny and the other actors. Log in to Reply Yoryla August 24, 2013 Freddie Smith is the real winner here. Without Will I don’t see how Sonny could have stayed viable and on the front-burner. Now their storyline can continue, and since Kristen is leaving, I predict the front-burner will be mostly occupied by Wilson and EJami. Log in to Reply brettyboy August 24, 2013 No casting news could disappoint me more, but good luck to Chandler and I’m glad Freddie’s staying. Has a gay lead character ever been recast before? Log in to Reply appleridge August 24, 2013 Chandler plays will into January when the new Will takes over Log in to Reply DARON August 24, 2013 GOOD RIDANCE. Log in to Reply fmat55 August 24, 2013 Steven Carrington was recast in the eighties (Dynasty’s gay lead character) Log in to Reply petitejolie August 24, 2013 Is Drew Garrett working nowadays? Log in to Reply ChrisGa August 25, 2013 While I love the Will/Sonny pairing, this is hardly a deathblow because, let’s be honest, CM has been on autopilot for A LONG TIME now; Freddie Smith has been carrying the couple and the story for awhile IMO. Frankly, I’m excited to see someone come into the role who might actually invest their time and hard work into it rather than appear disconnected and uninterested because story wasn’t written to their liking(and it’s well documented in interviews that CM wasn’t happy when the writers decided to pair Will with Sonny romantically). Still, good luck to CM, hopefully he can find a role that he feels he can invest his whole heart into. Log in to Reply Screamer_2012 August 25, 2013 [quote=petitejolie]Is Drew Garrett working nowadays?[/quote] Drew Garrett was the first person I thought of as a good recast, because of his blonde hair and blue eyes, not to mention the fact that he’s a pretty good actor, also. Log in to Reply Screamer_2012 August 25, 2013 [quote=petitejolie]Is Drew Garrett working nowadays?[/quote] Drew Garrett was the first person I thought of as a good recast, because of his blonde hair and blue eyes, not to mention the fact that he’s a pretty good actor, also. Log in to Reply Screamer_2012 August 25, 2013 [quote=petitejolie]Is Drew Garrett working nowadays?[/quote] Drew Garrett was the first person I thought of as a good recast, because of his blonde hair and blue eyes, not to mention the fact that he’s a pretty good actor, also. Log in to Reply brettyboy August 25, 2013 [quote=fmat55]Steven Carrington was recast in the eighties (Dynasty’s gay lead character)[/quote] Haha, funnily enough that came to mind seconds after I typed the question. Not sure if I count him as it was the most pathetic gay storyline in the history of TV. Log in to Reply LizzieVee August 25, 2013 Days has had many successful recasts. I hope this is one of them. Log in to Reply sanka9 August 25, 2013 I don’t understand the outcry for CM’s departure. He lacks consistency. Granted he is gorgeous, a perfect casting for Sami’s son and shines when a scene calls for intensity but on other days his acting is just disappointing. However I would still prefer him over anyone else because I have grown to love the character. Sometime I even wonder how the hell Sami and Lucas ended having a son as naïve as Will. Log in to Reply petitejolie August 25, 2013 Zack Conroy? John Paul Lavosier as an even more SORASed child of Sami? Log in to Reply rozzberry August 25, 2013 ^ ZC doesn’t look that old. IA though with JPL. DG makes sense. Log in to Reply appleridge August 25, 2013 It is rumored that the recast has never been on Daytime soaps before Log in to Reply SoapArmageddon August 25, 2013 [quote=petitejolie]Zack Conroy? John Paul Lavosier as an even more SORASed child of Sami?[/quote] I very much doubt that Alison Sweeney, the show’s most valued performer, would let them cast either of those two geezers as her son. I suspect it will be someone who is relatively new and unknown to daytime. Log in to Reply mufasa August 26, 2013 I am so tired of stupid cops!! Check Vargas’s phone records/Theresa’s phone/fingerprints in his apartment……. Vargas coulda been a great major hunky character that they shipped off so Theresa and Chad would have a storyline….at least the Salem PD should check the facts and stop acting stupid. Log in to Reply ANGELWENDY15 August 26, 2013 Drew Garrett would make a great replacement.He resembles Chad and was good on GH. Log in to Reply podcastjunkie August 26, 2013 Just makes me wonder if he was actually fired and not just…he decided to leave on his own. Log in to Reply Leave a Reply Cancel Reply You must be logged in to post a comment.