The undeniable chemistry between Days of Our Lives bad boy EJ DiMera (James Scott) and newly out, gay coed Will Horton (Chandler Massey) was a hot topic at the 39th Annual Daytime Emmys this past week. We Love Soaps' Roger Newcomb caught up with Scott on the red carpet at the Creative Arts Daytime Emmys, where the actor admitted to EJ knowing exactly what he's doing in terms of using Will's sexuality to "exert power" over the lad! Here's an excerpt from the interview:
WE LOVE SOAPS TV: Our viewers love the chemistry between EJ and Will (Chandler Massey). What's it like working with Chandler?
James Scott: First of all, Chandler Massey should win the award for Younger Actor. He's the most talented young actor that I've ever worked with.
They [Will and EJ] have this really interesting relationship. I think of it as being a mentor/mentee relationship - almost a father/son relationship. It has some really interesting dynamics within that, because of course you have Will's sexuality and you have the fact that EJ is a man who is not over and above, like, walking that line...
I mean, I don't think there's any question regarding EJ's sexuality, but he knows how to exert power over people.
WE LOVE SOAPS TV: It would send Sami over the edge.
James Scott: Maybe that's a good reason to do it. Sami, you marry me, or I marry your boy! It's up to you.
Scott also fielded questions about EJill from Soap Socialite Jason Spitzer on the actual Daytime Emmys red carpet. Watch the two chats below!