Justin Gaston OUT; Rob Wilson IN at Days of Our Lives!





Salem U.S.A. is going through a bit of a casting shakeup. According to Soap Opera Digest, Justin Gaston (Ben) has been replaced at Days of Our Lives by All My Children's Rob Wilson (ex-Pete).

Wilson, who was the first male model on The Price is Right, will been seen on screen next month. So far, no word on Gaston's last airdate.

Photo of Justin Gaston by PR Photos

23 Responses

  1. Avatar of Nk3play2
    Nk3play2

    [quote=kintex]Gaston and Robinson are both easy on the eyes but they are both weak actors. Gaston may be worse but Robinson was meh on AMC.[/quote]

    I don’t disagree with you, Wilson (NOT Robinson, LoL) isn’t Chandler Massey worthy, but I don’t think he’s bad. I think he’s just as good as Freddie Smith is, for what that’s worth. Gaston never even seems like he is TRYING to act, he’s just there. One thing I can say about Wilson, he is so charismatic that his acting doesn’t really matter. And I think that can carry him long enough for him to step up his game a performer overall.

  2. Avatar of Nk3play2
    Nk3play2

    [quote=Jon]Y&R should fire Melissa Ordway so that she and hubby can BOTH go back to acting school![/quote]

    TESTIFY!!!! Hallelujah LAWD JESUS!!! PLEASE get the bad acting wonder twins off my TV screen!!! They’re both the same when it comes to acting…. They don’t really have any “presence!” Like I said about Rob Wilson, he oozes charisma so you’re actually entertained despite the fact that he isn’t the strongest actor.

  3. Avatar of angrierblackerman
    angrierblackerman

    [quote=Jon]Y&R should fire Melissa Ordway so that she and hubby can BOTH go back to acting school![/quote]

    Strongly disagree! Melissa Ordway reminds me so much of Tracy Bregman it isn’t even funny! I think she is a decent actress actually. It’s not her fault she has to act opposite that giant beefy cardboard cutout Redaric Williams!

    Gaston is another story, he hasn’t really show any range, and he takes the ‘creepy’ thing too literally. Rob Wilson is charismatic, but he needs to work on his delivery, similar to Ryan Paevey (Nathan on GH), they have to work on sounding more natural.

    I liked Gaston’s looks, he looked like Crishell Stause to me :-(

  4. Avatar of Nk3play2
    Nk3play2

    [quote=angrierblackerman][quote=Jon]Y&R should fire Melissa Ordway so that she and hubby can BOTH go back to acting school![/quote]
    Strongly disagree! Melissa Ordway reminds me so much of Tracy Bregman it isn’t even funny! I think she is a decent actress actually. It’s not her fault she has to act opposite that giant beefy cardboard cutout Redaric Williams!
    Gaston is another story, he hasn’t really show any range, and he takes the ‘creepy’ thing too literally. Rob Wilson is charismatic, but he needs to work on his delivery, similar to Ryan Paevey (Nathan on GH), they have to work on sounding more natural.
    I liked Gaston’s looks, he looked like Crishell Stause to me :-([/quote]

    Hmmmm. I guess we have different taste. Gaston is the one I’d consider cardboard. Ordway isn’t cardboard but in a romantic capacity, she has the sexual chemistry of a slug which is why the Abby recast was dead when she shared her first scene with Ignacio Serrichio’s Alex Chavez AND that pattern has continued with Tyler. Tracey Bregman is SEX ON A STICK, and Ordway hasn’t mastered that. Redaric Williams on the other hand is a descent actor IMO, and he had chemistry with the person they were originally gonna pair him with (i.e. Christel Khalil/Lily). I think he had chemistry with Elizabeth Hendrickson (Chloe) and Melissa Claire Egan (Chelsea) and he’d probably even have chemistry with Tracey Bregman. As for Paevey, I can agree, he doesn’t have the kind of charisma as an actor, but I’ve listened to interviews with him and he seems to be very charismatic. However, that doesn’t always come across on screen. I think of the three, Rob Wilson is the best as far as charisma is concerned. He is definitely more interesting in a scene that Gaston and Paevey (right now) combined.

    But weirdly, I think Paevey has the potential to be the become the best actor of the three. LoL

    As for Gaston, the only time I’ve ever seen him do good work, was on Single Ladies opposite Denise Vasi, so yeah, he didn’t stand a chance on Days. LMAO

  5. Avatar of FoxCrane
    FoxCrane

    I think one of the reasons why Justin Gaston was hired is because the original casting call for “Ben” said: “The show would ideally like to find someone who plays a guitar and asks potential candidates to indicate if they can sing or play an instrument.”

  6. Avatar of Nk3play2
    Nk3play2

    [quote=FoxCrane]I think one of the reasons why Justin Gaston was hired is because the original casting call for “Ben” said: “The show would ideally like to find someone who plays a guitar and asks potential candidates to indicate if they can sing or play an instrument.” [/quote]

    THIS!!! I agree, technically he fit the bill for the casting call PERFECTLY. However, an addendum to that casting call said that the musicality wasn’t a requirement and I guess they’ve decided to go with the NOT REQUIRED portion of the casting call for someone with a bit more “umph.” I don’t think Wilson has any musical talents, and I WON’T be able to by him being from the South. LoL, that boy sounds like he’s straight outta Boston, which he actually is.

  7. Avatar of K8LVR
    K8LVR

    I like this move! Nothing against Gaston, as I have seen so very little of him I hadn’t yet formed an opinion.

    The problem I do have is with this Jordan character and the story involving her! I like the actress, but this story is moving way too slow! We know nothing about this character after 8 months, so why should I care? Lets hope this sexy new Ben exposes her secret(s) sooner rather than later…

    I used to like Kate & Rafe but it’s been so long that I don’t even know why Kate cares! Their affair was brief, and I just don’t get why Kate would spend so much time and effort on him at this point. I got her guilt over the Stefano thing, but he’s totally fine now…so…

    He must really be packin’ or at least the best Kate has ever had! ;) Move it along please!

  8. Avatar of snags
    snags

    I have been away from Days for a couple of months and I haven’t seen this actor however I enjoyed Wilson when I briefly watched AMC online. He was a competent actor and very easy on the eyes! I can’t say anything about his predecessor but I think I’ll make due with the replacement!

  9. Avatar of harlee490
    harlee490

    This is good news! :bigsmile: For the short period I watched AMC online he seems pretty good and found no faults. Maybe wrong and not seen enough. Justin Gaston was sexy but he did seem pretty green.

    I wonder now being on rival network he won’t be on The Price is Right? Maybe his contract was up and he was auditioning for parts…hmmm?

  10. Avatar of FoxCrane
    FoxCrane

    [quote=harlee490]I wonder now being on rival network he won’t be on The Price is Right? Maybe his contract was up and he was auditioning for parts…hmmm?[/quote]

    Answer to your first question. Probably not. As it was actually
    TPIR host, Drew Carey, who started the rumor mill swirling on this casting LAST WEEK, when he tweeted [paraphrased], “unfortunately, Wilson is no longer on TPIR and that he is now doing soaps.” He did not reveal the soap, though.

  11. Avatar of ChrisGa
    ChrisGa

    This is a good move. Rob Wilson was one of the best things about either of the Prospect Park shows; he’s a surprisingly decent actor considering his modeling background. Definitely a step up from Gaston, who wasn’t terrible but always seemed rather tentative when approaching his scenes. I did see a spark between him and Kate Mansi though and I’d say with further acting classes he’ll probably make a decent actor.

  12. Avatar of BoricuaAngel
    BoricuaAngel

    Oh pooh! I was hoping Rob Wilson would have ended up on GH as Dillon Quartermaine. Yeah I know not a popular opinion, buy hey, that’s how my soap imagination works. ;-). Best of luck to you Rob Wilson on Days.

  13. Avatar of blake3b
    blake3b

    Hot upgrade on Days! The current guy is handsome as hell but he definitely needs more acting experience or classes. The guy from AMC is so damn hot, I was wondering why another soap didn’t scoop him up after AMC was cancelled (again).

    And with warm weather and summer coming up he needs to be shirtless ALL THE TIME!!!! And I can’t wait to see his chemistry with Kate Mansi (Abby)!

  14. Avatar of Cornfed
    Cornfed

    [quote=logan_echolls]I so agree. Why can’t GH do the same and get someone who can act to play Nathan. They can still recast the role and the audience wouldn’t care.[/quote]

    Exactly, but TIIC would care, as they stick by their shirtless, brunette studs come hell or high water, while we the viewers suffer. RP is currently stinking up about one quarter of Port Charles…

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