The first two gay characters in the history of NBC’s long-running soap Days of Our Lives are getting married.
Cast member Peggy McCay let the news slip during a fan event last weekend.
The wedding will be between Will Horton and Sonny Kiriakis who have been a solid couple for more than a year and endured such drama as Will’s coming out and getting his former girlfriend pregnant.
‘Two young men on our show are getting married – two gay men. And we’re all celebrating,’ said McCay who plays Will’s great-grandmother on the show.
Co-star Josh Taylor, who plays Will’s grandfather, Roman Brady, reminded gently reminded McKay that the show shoots several months ahead.
The 86-year-old, realizing she had revealed a key plot point, then said: ‘I shouldn’t have said anything.’
But there is still the question of who will be playing Will when the wedding occurs.
Chandler Massey, winner of two Emmys for the role, filmed his last episode in late August and his replacement, Guy Wilson, began work in September.
Episodes featuring Massey in the role are expected to air throughout the end of the year.
The wedding plot could be why producers let Massey out of his contract sooner than expected. The actor announced his plans to leave the show after his second Emmy win in June but planned to work through the end of his contract which was the end of December.
Although Massey told Gay Star News on his final day on the set that there was no ill will between he and producers, actor Charlie Sheen – with whom Massey shares a publicist – angrily tweeted that the young actor had been ‘fired.‘
Massey has taken the high road and not commented on reports that he was blindsided by being let out of his contract so early.
Below are scenes from Thursday’s episode: