Will Horton and Sonny Kiriakis, the first two gay characters in the history of the NBC daytime soap Days of Our Lives, have been openly smooching in the Salem town square for weeks now.
On the episode of the show airing 14 November, they will finally makes love.
The two have been friends for more than a year but it was not until last month that they admitted their romantic feelings for each other. Since then, they have been busy cooing and kissing but have only been seen in public places.
'The Will and Sonny fans have waited a long time for this but the delay has been a good thing,' actor Freddie Smith, who plays Sonny, tells TV Guide. ''It's allowed the audience to get to know our characters and to get to a place where they are really rooting for them to get together. I don't expect anyone will think the sex scene is controversial. Hopefully, we're past that. This isn't a story about two gay guys. It's about two human beings who truly love each other.'
Smith says he and Chandler Massey, who plays Will, are getting used to playing an onscreen couple so the love scene did not faze them.
'Chandler and I were much more nervous about our first kissing scene,' he says. 'Our hearts were really pounding during that one but it worked out great because our characters' hearts were pounding, too. Since then Will and Sonny have done enough flirting and kissing and cuddling that, as actors, we weren't nervous about finally getting to the sex. The way we shot it is very real and passionate but tasteful. Chandler and I are comfortable with each other and it shows. We have good chemistry. We trust each other.'
Below is a preview of the big scene: