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April 27, 2015

Actor confrims to Gay Star News he's leaving Days of Our Lives but door open for his return

Freddie Smith, who plays the gay character of Sonny Kiriakis on NBC's Days of Our Lives, won his first Daytime Emmy Award on Sunday.

'This award is for the LGBT community for showing strength and courage and being an inspiration to all of us,' Smith said while accepting his award at a ceremony held on the Warner Bros. lot in Burbank.

March 19, 2015

Guy Wilson had to shift gears when his character of Will Horton cheated on his husband

A year ago, the characters of Will Horton and Sonny Kiriakis got married on NBC's Days of Our Lives - a first for a male couple on a US daytime soap.

The couple remains front-and-center in the fictional town of Salem but many things have happened on their way to happily ever after.

It all began to unravel when Will (played by Guy Wilson) left town for a writing job and Sonny's ex-boyfriend - a pro baseball player named Paul Narita - arrived in town for shoulder surgery.

February 18, 2015

Freddie Smith's girlfriend was seriously injured in crash but she wrote letter to judge supporting her man

Wednesday was a dramatic day for US soap opera star Freddie Smith both on screen and off.

On the day an episode aired showing his Days of Our Lives character discovering that his husband has slept with his ex-boyfriend, Smith was in an Ohio courtroom trying to avoid being sent to jail.

He succeeded.

A judge suspended Smith's driver's license for one year and ordered him to DUI school stemming from a car accident last October that left Smith's now fiance seriously injured.

January 8, 2015

Character of Will Horton has sex with his husband's ex-boyfriend

Viewers of the NBC soap Days of Our Lives have been bracing themselves for the character of Sonny Kiriakis to sleep with his ex-boyfriend - closeted pro baseball player Paul Narita.

But Sonny's husband Will beats him to it in today's and Friday's episodes of the show.

It's an unexpected twist that even took the actors on the show by surprise.

December 10, 2014

Freddie Smith to be sentenced in February for  felony vehicular assault and misdemeanor driving under the influence

US soap opera star Freddie Smith has pleaded guilty to charges stemming from a car crash in Ohio that left his girlfriend seriously injured.

Smith, who plays the gay character of Sonny Kiriakis on NBC's Days of Our Lives, entered pleas of guilty this week to charges of felony vehicular assault and misdemeanor driving under the influence, according to the Associated Press.

Smith will be sentenced on 18 February.

December 1, 2014

Christopher Sean's character could come between daytime soap's newlywed gay couple

On the US daytime soap Days of Our Lives, gay couple Sonny Kiriakis and Will Horton are still newlyweds.

But there is a newcomer to the fictional town of Salem who surprised Sonny with a kiss and could mean trouble for a couple already on the rocks.

On today's episode of the soap, viewers learned that hunky hospital patient Paul Narita - a pro baseball player who has the female staff swooning - is actually a closeted gay man who used to be involved with Sonny.

December 1, 2014

Christopher Sean's character could come between daytime soap's newlywed gay couple

On the US daytime soap Days of Our Lives, gay couple Sonny Kiriakis and Will Horton are still newlyweds.

But there is a newcomer to the fictional town of Salem who surprised Sonny with a kiss and could mean trouble for a couple already on the rocks.

On today's episode of the soap, viewers learned that hunky hospital patient Paul Narita - a pro baseball player who has the female staff swooning - is actually a closeted gay man who used to be involved with Sonny.

November 17, 2014

Actor plays gay character of Sonny Kiriakis on NBC's Days of our Lives

Actor Freddie Smith, who plays the gay character of Sonny Kiriakis on NBC's Days of Our Lives, has been charged with drunk driving.

The 2013 Emmy nominee was involved in a serious car crash last month in Ohio when he lost control of his car early on Route 84 in Kingsville Township.

Smith suffered minor injuries but his girlfriend, Alyssa Tabit, was critically injured and trapped in the overturned car. She and had to be airlifted to a local hospital.

She is now recovering from her injuries.

October 7, 2014

Freddie Smith lost control of his car in Ohio - passenger in critical condition

Actor Freddie Smith, who plays Sonny Kiriakis on the NBC daytime soap Days of Our Lives, has been injured in a car accident that has left his female passenger in critical condition.

Smith was driving and Alyssa Tabit a passenger when he lost control of his car early Tuesday (7 October) on Route 84 in Kingsville Township, Ohio.

October 7, 2014

Freddie Smith lost control of his car in Ohio - passenger in critical condition

Actor Freddie Smith, who plays Sonny Kiriakis on the NBC daytime soap Days of Our Lives, has been injured in a car accident that has left his female passenger in critical condition.

Smith was driving and Alyssa Tabit a passenger when he lost control of his car early Tuesday (7 October) on Route 84 in Kingsville Township, Ohio.

June 23, 2014

Former Days of Our Lives star has left show - footage of his successor in the role is mistakenly played when announcing his name as nominee

Chandler Massey has won his third consecutive Emmy Sunday for his acclaimed performance as gay college student and young father Will Horton on NBC’s Days of Our Lives.

The actor, who left the show last fall, used humor to diffuse what could have been an awkward moment after producers of the show showed a clip of his successor in the role, Guy Wilson, when announcing his name as a nominee.

'Did you see my reel? That was great!' Massey quipped as he took the stage to accept the trophy.

April 17, 2014

Actor tells Gay Star News: 'I view the Will and Sonny storyline as an example of true love, pure love'

Guy Wilson has only been a part of the cast of the NBC soap Days of Our Lives since January but already he is a part of daytime television history.

His character of Will Horton was one of the grooms in what was the first same-sex wedding between two men in an emotional three-part episode that aired earlier this month.

'When we filmed that episode and the days leading up to that, with each day it became increasingly powerful for us,' Wilson told Gay Star News at the recent GLAAD Media Awards in Los Angeles where the show was named outstanding daytime drama.

April 17, 2014

Actor tells Gay Star News: 'I view the Will and Sonny storyline as an example of true love, pure love'

Guy Wilson has only been a part of the cast of the NBC soap Days of Our Lives since January but already he is a part of daytime television history.

His character of Will Horton was one of the grooms in what was the first same-sex wedding between two men in an emotional three-part episode that aired earlier this month.

'When we filmed that episode and the days leading up to that, with each day it became increasingly powerful for us,' Wilson told Gay Star News at the recent GLAAD Media Awards in Los Angeles where the show was named outstanding daytime drama.

April 4, 2014

Ceremony between two men on daytime soap includes heartfelt speech by a great-grandmother

When Sonny Kiriakis and Will Horton tied the knot on NBC's Days of Our Lives this week, they made daytime television history - and a statement about family.

Theirs was the first same-sex wedding ceremony between two men on a US daytime soap opera and the families of both grooms were in full support of the union.

'This is a world where we could really know who our boys are - and they can love each other,' Will's great-grandmother Caroline (Peggy McKay) says during an emotional speech where she recalls two gay men from her distant past who were forced to hide.

March 31, 2014

Long-awaited historic gay wedding between two men to take place on US daytime soap - see preview

US daytime soap history is about to be made this week on NBC's Days of Our Lives with the wedding of Will Horton and Sonny Kiriakis.

Beginning Tuesday (1 April), the couple's wedding will begin to play out in the fictional town of Salem - a Midwestern US city in a state that has never been specified.

It will be the first wedding between two male characters. The now-canceled All My Children on ABC had the very first same-sex nuptials between two lesbian characters in 2009.

February 13, 2014

Guy Wilson: 'No one has approached me on the street or anything, but I’ve gotten hateful anti-gay messages though social media and it makes me sad'

Guy Wilson, who began playing the gay character of Will Horton on the NBC soap Days of Our Lives last month, admits it has not been one big welcome party.

'No one has approached me on the street or anything, but I’ve gotten hateful anti-gay messages though social media and it makes me sad,' the actor tells Advocate.com.

February 13, 2014

Guy Wilson: 'No one has approached me on the street or anything, but I’ve gotten hateful anti-gay messages though social media and it makes me sad'

Guy Wilson, who began playing the gay character of Will Horton on the NBC soap Days of Our Lives last month, admits it has not been one big welcome party.

'No one has approached me on the street or anything, but I’ve gotten hateful anti-gay messages though social media and it makes me sad,' the actor tells Advocate.com.

January 8, 2014

Guy Wilson on two-time Emmy winner Chandler Massey: 'He’s made my job easier, because he has established such an amazing character'

On Wednesday (8 January), viewers of the NBC daytime soap Days of Our Lives will  notice a dramatic change in the appearance of the gay character of Will Horton.

Yeah, Will is still gay and he's still be with first love Sonny Kiriakis (Freddie Smith). But he will be played by actor Guy Wilson who will make his debut in the episode.

January 8, 2014

Guy Wilson on two-time Emmy winner Chandler Massey: 'He’s made my job easier, because he has established such an amazing character'

On Wednesday (8 January), viewers of the NBC daytime soap Days of Our Lives will  notice a dramatic change in the appearance of the gay character of Will Horton.

Yeah, Will is still gay and he's still be with first love Sonny Kiriakis (Freddie Smith). But he will be played by actor Guy Wilson who will make his debut in the episode.

December 27, 2013

'We’re still telling a great story and shedding light on what’s happening'

On 2 January, viewers of the popular NBC soap Days of Our Lives will see Chandler Massey in the role of Will Horton for the last time.

The two-time Emmy winner played for the role for nearly four years - through Will's denial of being gay, his coming out to himself then to the whole town then falling in love with his friend Sonny Kiriakis.

Will also was charged with murder along the way, got shot and also got his ex-girlfriend pregnant.

December 27, 2013

'We’re still telling a great story and shedding light on what’s happening'

On 2 January, viewers of the popular NBC soap Days of Our Lives will see Chandler Massey in the role of Will Horton for the last time.

The two-time Emmy winner played for the role for nearly four years - through Will's denial of being gay, his coming out to himself then to the whole town then falling in love with his friend Sonny Kiriakis.

Will also was charged with murder along the way, got shot and also got his ex-girlfriend pregnant.

December 13, 2013

Ryan Carnes to play Lucas Jones again after gay roles on General Hospital and the indie flick Eating Out

Actor Ryan Carnes had his first day back this week to the Los Angeles set of the ABC soap General Hospital after nine years away.

'First day back in Port Charles,' the actor tweeted, mentioning the soap's fictional city. 'Twas a good day.'

A lot has happened to his character of Lucas Jones during that time including this: Lucas is gay.

But the character's dramatic coming out was portrayed by another actor (Ben Hogestyn) since Carnes left the show in 2005 just before that plot development.

November 14, 2013

Cast member lets it slip that Will Horton and Sonny Kiriakis are tying knot

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.

November 14, 2013

Cast member lets it slip that Will Horton and Sonny Kiriakis are tying knot

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.