HomeTVDays of Our LivesFirst Impressions: Guy Wilson as Will Horton on Days of Our Lives (PHOTOS) Luke Kerr January 10, 2014 Days of Our Lives, Photos 27 Comments What are your First Impressions of Guy Wilson as Days of Our Lives' Will Horton? 27 Responses appleridge January 10, 2014 Honestly I felt Guy Wilson’s transition was smooth & he fit in well. He worked well with Camila, Freddie & James The father of the twins that play AG did reveal that the babies took a few days to get used to Guy However I do feel Days is maturing Will & Guy will do great in the role. Log in to Reply sillytee January 10, 2014 needs a haircut Log in to Reply appleridge January 10, 2014 I think they taed the Wilson scenes oone day and the Gabi/Will/EJ scenes on a different day. Guy’s hair changes in those scenes Log in to Reply SoapArmageddon January 10, 2014 He hasn’t really done any heavy lifting yet, but so far, so good. Physically, he actually seems more like what a son of Lucas and Sami should look like than Chandler did. Log in to Reply Patchworks January 10, 2014 I haven’t formed a strong opinion yet. He seemed almost passive, but I need to give him more time. Log in to Reply Nk3play2 January 10, 2014 I felt the transition was extremely smooth. So far so good. He looks exactly like Allison Sweeney, so that works. He seems to put a bit more effort into delivering his lines then Chandler has done in recent months. I could tell Massey was bored with the naterial which is never good. I can’t wait to see Wilson more. Log in to Reply Jon January 10, 2014 I’d give him a B- for his first day. However, both he and Chandler don’t really play a guy in love with his boyfriend as I would. Freddie is really convincing as a guy in love. Log in to Reply Yoryla January 10, 2014 I’m not entirely sure how I feel yet. I have to say I’m most welcomed to the thought of having a recast, since CM kind of floundered the rest half of 2013 after the big May Sweeps reveal scenes. And the character of Will is so important, and he is supposed to be the central figure of the young generation and the lead male of the group. Also supported by the fact that he is the son of Sami. Now, the difference between Guy and Chandler was jarring, but I’m not entirely sure yet how, and I’m hoping it will become a change for the good. IMO it’s good that Blake Berris is gone because in scenes with him I think they would have appeared too similar. Log in to Reply cheesehead91182 January 10, 2014 He looks way too old to be Sami’s son, but I guess if Kate be in her 50s and have a grown grandchildren and a great grand child I guess Sami can have a 30 year old son. Log in to Reply MotownKate4Soaps January 10, 2014 I would give it time. Does anyone remember when Austin Peck took over the role of Austin? Or when Eric Martsolf took over Brady? Eventually, recasts make things their own. Log in to Reply angrierblackerman January 10, 2014 [quote=cheesehead91182]He looks way too old to be Sami’s son, but I guess if Kate be in her 50s and have a grown grandchildren and a great grand child I guess Sami can have a 30 year old son.[/quote] They just need to clean him up a bit. He looks kind of rough. He needs a haircut, and a facial scrub or two. He did a great job though in his first outing. His chemistry with Freddie Smith will be my deciding factor. Let’s see how he kisses Freddie Smith, lol. If it’s those stiff, close mouthed, awkward kisses Chandler gave Smith, it won’t be convincing as two people in love. Log in to Reply cord2012 January 10, 2014 [quote=Yoryla]IMO it’s good that Blake Berris is gone because in scenes with him I think they would have appeared too similar.[/quote] We haven’t seen the last of Blake Berris or Nick on Days. Log in to Reply blake3b January 10, 2014 I haven’t got to see him yet but I hope to soon. If Chandler Massey was calling it in his last months then yeah it’s perfect time for a recast. Log in to Reply brettyboy January 10, 2014 Too early to say in my opinion. Log in to Reply ChrisGa January 10, 2014 Well, he does have beautiful cheekbones. Seriously though, I thought the transition was really smooth. He seemed very comfortable with Freddie Smith and Camila Banus, as well as James Scott. I think it helped that, as SoapArmageddon mentioned, there wasn’t a lot of heavy lifting to be done; the scenes were fairly routine and lightweight. Again, I think the inevitable romantic scenes with FS will be the tell-tale sign on whether the transition turns awkward but after just one episode I’m pretty optimistic. Log in to Reply Screamer_2012 January 10, 2014 Here’s all of his scenes from his first episode for those interested. [video:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NaSoULit-BY autoplay:0] Log in to Reply pferrando January 11, 2014 Uh…cute. Log in to Reply sanka9 January 11, 2014 I’m going to miss looking at CM’s glow of health and pinkness lol! Log in to Reply Secrets and Lies January 11, 2014 Guy seems to be treading cautiously rather than stepping into the role and making it his own – that’s probably smart given the popularity of the Will character. I hope as time goes on he’ll feel free to put more of his stamp on the role. I’m not making any judgement for a few months. Log in to Reply jeremy in chicago January 11, 2014 Nick isn’t dead. No way. The actor is obvs still around and I think Gabi will go down for her crimes against Melony, not Nick. Log in to Reply Smallboy January 11, 2014 Personally for me this recast is a shock. I’m sorry for the new guy, but he is not Will. The story is over with this impostor. Log in to Reply harlee490 January 11, 2014 I taped Thursday & Friday’s shows and haven’t seen him yet and very excited to see how it goes for him to gel with FS. Like any new recast it takes time to form an opinion, recasts are hard to be successful after a loved character. Log in to Reply SoapArmageddon January 11, 2014 Screamer, doofus also describes the poster who made post #22. Your post shows that roles can and should be recasted so that stories can continue to be told. Log in to Reply Screamer_2012 January 11, 2014 I was just being silly with my previous post, but I agree 100%. I think Guy can pull off continuing Will’s story, because I think he has the acting chops to do it. I’ve seen him on other shows, and the “guy” CAN act. I’m more impressed with him than the new guy (Ryan Paevey) on GH. Log in to Reply lostfan January 12, 2014 I’m sorry but I don’t care for him at all. Still early, and while he seemed like an adequate actor, I feel no one can replace Chandler, who was so unique and not a typical soap opera actor. I do not agree with those who say Chandler was phoning it in these last few months–he is a phenominal actor, as is Freddie Smith, and importantly, both of them really jump off the screen. Not so with this guy. I am really going to miss Chandler, adn I hope they get him back… Log in to Reply Screamer_2012 January 12, 2014 I like Guy Wilson, gawd damn it! Better him than that doofus who played Will before Chandler. Log in to Reply alstonboy4315 January 12, 2014 He seemed a bit stiff in the deliverance of some of his lines. It’s a shame that people on YouTube are being so mean and criticizing his physical appearance. I preferred Chandler, of course, but I think that he has potential. He just needs to loosen up a little bit and become more relaxed and less rehearsed. 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