Chandler Massey's Last Airdate Set For Jan. 2; DAYS' NuWill Debuts Jan. 8





Say goodbye to Chandler Massey (ex-Will) on Days of Our Lives. Okay, so we've actually been saying goodbye to him for six months, I digress.

The Daytime Emmy winner's final airdate as Will Horton is upon us. Massey will last appear as Sami Brady's (Alison Sweeney) trouble magnet son on Jan. 2. Guy Wilson assumes the role on Jan. 8.

Sad to see Massey go? Excited about what Wilson will do with the role? Still trying to figure out if Will or Sonny (Freddie Smith) is the top or the bottom? Maybe they're verse? Sound off in the comments!

Photo of Guy Wilson courtesy of IMDB


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SoapArmageddon's picture
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I'm going to miss Chandler, but I won't miss the smirking at inappropriate moments. Let's hope Guy Wilson and Freddie Smith have a little more heat. Although the dull-as-dishwater way the Will and Sonny relationship has been written doesn't give me much hope. I guess TPTB think Middle America can't deal with gays that are a little edgy.

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I will SO miss Chandler and I love him and Freddie Smith together as Will and Sonny. I would also like to give a huge shout out to Freddie Smith--he is a very strong and good actor. The nuWill looks too young. So wish Chandler was staying...

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Ill miss Chandler however I am psyched to see what Guy brings to this role.

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Hope nuWill Guy actually returns Sonny's kisses with some passion, unlike cold fish Chandler. Freddie Smith is yummy!

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I enjoyed Chandler Massey's portrayal once upon a time. Will has always been more interesting as a counterpoint to his mother, Sami, whether he's fighting her or protecting her. Sonny is a nice respite from this, but the WilSon relationship doesn't define the heart of Will's character. Never has. Massey's heart isn't in his performances, so I am looking forward to the recast.

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I disagree that Chandler's heart isn't in his performances. I think that the character of Will is supposed to be more passive,innocent and naive than Sonny, who has been played as much more worldly and aggresive. Remember when Will was clueless as to why Nick hated Will and didn't want him involved in the baby's life, and it was Sonny who had to very explicitly lay it out for Will and say to Will "Nick doesn't want you involved with the baby because you are gay". I see the characters of Will and Sonny as very different from each other, but wonderful together, and I have loved both Chandler and Freddie. yes, they don't exactly make out, but Days shows them a whole lot farther than any other soap has shown 2 gay men.

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Wow, I had no idea Chandler has been that buff. Nice pecs, yum! Lol.

I'm looking forward to the change, not because I think Chandler a bad actor, IMO he's not, but because I think Guy Wilson will be a good one. I hope to have him breathe new life into the character and be the top that he can be! Laughing out loud

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-> "Still trying to figure out if Will or Sonny (Freddie Smith) is the top or the bottom?"... Seriously?! Puzzled

I for one don't give a damn about Guy Wilson. He's got nothing.

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Sonny craves Will's passion. Will is usually on top of Sonny when they make out. The couple of times they showed it, Will was 2nd out of bed in the morning (because he did the most work making love he needed to snooze a bit longer). Sonny even got up early and made a tray for Will once, showing that Sonny had his satisfaction. Will is the king. Crown

Chandler Massey did a great job. I'm excited to see how Guy Wilson does.

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me_ wrote:
-> "Still trying to figure out if Will or Sonny (Freddie Smith) is the top or the bottom?"... Seriously?! Puzzled

Think versatile and even flip-flopping during the same session. .. Seriously.

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I meant to say, who seriously wants to know that, except some horny straight women??

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^That's hilarious. I guess to each his own on what we think their characters are doing in the sack. I don't envision either of them in the sack with their legs back, but rather some very good cock-suckers and dry humpers. That's it!
Sexy Tongue

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aveRex, the way they write those boys I'd be surprised if either one knows what a popper or c*ckring is. Tongue

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SoapArmageddon wrote:
aveRex, the way they write those boys I'd be surprised if either one knows what a popper or c*ckring is. Tongue

Hopefully, Neil (who for the record is a top) explained all that to Will the night they were at The Spot .. lol!

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I'm excited to see what Guy Wilson brings to the role; he's definitely hot and he was good in the few minor films I've seen him in(and for the record, he may look young but he's actually 28 years old--five years older than CM and 2-3 older than Freddie Smith).

Either way, I'm personally glad to see CM vacate the role. Like many, I found his work during the coming-out story to be beautiful and very natural(of course, a lot of those scenes were with Deidre Hall, who to this day remains his best screen partner). But he's coasted on the goodwill from that story for a good year or more now; the initial pairing with Sonny was sweet and I still enjoy the couple but Freddie Smith has done all the heavy lifting in that relationship for awhile now. Saying Will is supposed to be "passive" and "laidback" is a cop out and a lazy excuse for CM to skate by on autopilot(I'm sorry, but when you're in the middle of a murder storyline and being out-acted by your baby mama AND your baby there's a problem). Here's hoping he'll be more passionate about Mandarin.

And throwing my two cents in about the top/bottom discussion, I've never seen anything between those two that would make me think Sonny was anything but the top and Will the bottom(although I think both would gladly bend over for one Elvis Dimera, Jr. Wink ).

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The problem with this story is that the writers weren't paying any attention. Will is a bottom boy looking for a hot top. He wants to be pushed through that Dimera sofa in the worst way and whether from Chad or EJ or both, I don't think it mattered. He likes the bad boy and being made to do naughty things. Sonny is anything but what Will is looking for but the writers couldn't figure that out apparently. Even with the entire audience screaming it into the tv screen. Instead of buying slip covers to redecorate, Will just wants them to cover up the evidence of a hot time.
If Sonny wants to turn up the heat with Will he might try some nipple claps and handcuffs. Not to mention, Sami has paraded the buffest men ever to be on a soap in front of Will for decades now. Does one really think that Sonny measures up to this endless parade of male flesh? I know this is a soap and soaps are all about feelings and stuff. But chemistry has to be there for a couple to work. Days has pushed too many couples on the show that had no chemistry in the past decade.

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first of all
Anne looks just like Barbra Streisand.
but I like her character BUT we need to see her personal life and background - makes no sense that she hates everyone....and and and WHY isn't anyone gotten Stefano or Victor on her? Stupid that JJ hasn't turned in Teresa also...anyway Let Victor or Stefano have scenes with her....she is getting boring - do something with her or get her off the show...

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@marknsprmo--lol, you make it sound like poor Sonny's a homely dog or something. As Jon said above, Freddie Smith is yummy(much hotter than CM IMHO). Granted, the chemistry between the two is more of a simmer than a boil--Freddie's chem with Brant Daugherty(Brian), on the other hand, was HOT--but I think that had more to do with CM's increasing lack of interest in the pairing(not to mention being checked out for awhile)than anything else.

@mufasa--yeah, I can see where you'd get Streisand from Meredith Scott Lynn(kinda sounds like her on occasion as well). Terrific actress who could definitely be utilized to greater advantage if the writers fleshed out her background a little more.