Peggy McCay says that “Days of our Lives” did a gay marriage storyline on “The Talk” today. The show shoots four months ahead of schedule… so who got married…
Madonna Does Deidrich… again
(top) Madonna performing “Bye Bye Baby” at the 1993 MTV VMAs
(bottom) “Madonna: The MDNA Tour” World Premiere Screening at the Paris Theater, New York, June 18, 2013
Special thanks to Madonnarama
Monday June 24th
- Will intends to confess everything to Abe
Tuesday June 25th
- Will, Sonny, Gabi and Arianna adjust to their living situation
Wednesday June 26th
- Sonny tells Adrienne he will choose Will over her
Friday June 28th
- Will hears Sonny defending him
Well, I heard right… Did the show give Wilson a big sendoff by giving them a (gay) wedding, which is what Peggy McCay let slip today. Has anyone tweeted Freddie Smith for a comment yet?
Days of Our Lives star Chandler Massey talks to Gay Star News about second Emmy win
‘My dad said to me, “Now you know it wasn’t a fluke”’
17 JUNE 2013 | BY GREG HERNANDEZ
The morning after his second Emmy win for his performance as gay teen Will Horton on Days of Our Lives, Chandler Massey was feeling grateful.
‘It’s been a gift. I’m just lucky to have been swept up on this wave,’ the actor told Gay Star News Monday (17 June). ‘It’s been such a thrilling ride.’
The scenes for which he won this time had Will kissing another guy for the first time then confiding in his maternal grandmother asking her if she thought he was gay.
Since then, the character has entered into a steady relationship while dealing with unexpectedly becoming as father after a one night stand with his ex-girlfriend.
‘The writers and producers are who crafted this story and made it really beautiful,’ Massey says. ‘I’m just the lucky guy who gets to say the lines.’
His second Emmy win came on his third nomination. The first win was a year ago and this time, Massey felt more in the moment.
‘It felt different but also the same,’ he says. ‘Last year, I felt that the moment before they announced the name lasted for an eternity. This year, it was quick and over in a flash. It was surprising and exhilarating and very fun. My dad said, “Now you know it wasn’t a fluke.”’
Massey joined the show in 2010 after he had completed his first quarter as a freshman at UCLA. He says he wants to return to college and complete his degree after his contract is up in December.
‘That is my plan, that’s something I’ve always wanted to do,’ he says. ‘I came on Days and signed a four year contract and, in my mind, it was a commitment that you are going to do that for four years and that is how I’ve always viewed it. Days will always be a huge part of me but I don’t like thinking of myself as a college dropout.’
Just 22, Massey thinks it’s the perfect time in his life to experience college life.
‘I’ll have a backpack and a scooter that I ride to classes,’ he says, laughing. ‘I can still kind of fit in with the college kids. I can fool them.’
Of his years on the soap, Massey says: ‘There’s been ups and downs for me and for Will. Just like Will has become a stronger person and a more mature person and grown up on the show, i feel like I’ve grown up.’
That’s the word. Oh, god, what does this mean for Wilson? Chandler’s contract is up in December, and that’s when he’s expected to bow out. Chandler’s last scenes would be in April if they continue shooting four months in advance. Will this recast “Will” for the hundredth time??! I really don’t want Freddie Smith to leave. :( Chandler says that he wants to head back to school to get his degree in Mandarin Chinese and International Business. It should be mentioned that Alison Sweeney left “Days” for a time to head back to school. She eventually returned. Chandler won his second Emmy Award last night for his work on “Days”. He’s probably going to try to get bigger roles in film and television, just as Jensen Ackles (ex-Eric Brady) did. Maybe Chandler will have a change of heart and will stay with the show. Maybe this is all a ploy to get more money out the show’s producers? He’s obviously an asset.
Casey Deidrick (“Chad Dimera”) is also rumored to be hitting the road.
Soap actors are encouraged to get an education because the life of a soap actor can be short-lived. That’s true for any actor. Who knows how much longer soaps will be around?