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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 7, 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 7, 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.

September 12, 2013

Guy Wilson to replace two-time Emmy winner Chandler Massey as Will Horton

The identity of the actor replacing the acclaimed Chandler Massey as the gay character of Will Horton on NBC's Days of Our Lives had been a well-kept secret.

But the secret is out: it's Guy Wilson.

The news was revealed Wednesday (11 September) night in an unexpected way when fellow cast member Jen Lilley let the cat out of the bag on the Blog Talk Radio series, Lather Up With Littany.

September 12, 2013

Guy Wilson to replace two-time Emmy winner Chandler Massey as Will Horton

The identity of the actor replacing the acclaimed Chandler Massey as the gay character of Will Horton on NBC's Days of Our Lives had been a well-kept secret.

But the secret is out: it's Guy Wilson.

The news was revealed Wednesday (11 September) night in an unexpected way when fellow cast member Jen Lilley let the cat out of the bag on the Blog Talk Radio series, Lather Up With Littany.

August 24, 2013

Sheen, who has same publicist, goes on Twitter tirade after Massey's departure from Days of Our Lives is announced

Only a few hours after Chandler Massey shared with Gay Star News that he had just filmed his final scenes for NBC's Days of Our Lives, Charlie Sheen went on a Twitter tirade alleging that the show had 'fired' the young actor.

August 24, 2013

Two-time Emmy winner wraps three months early, show will recast role of Will Horton

Chandler Massey officially finished with the role of Will Horton on NBC's Days of Our Lives today (23 August).

The 22-year-old actor tells Gay Star News that NBC has agreed to let him out of his four-year contract more than three months early so he can focus on school and pursue some other acting opportunities.

The role of Will is going to be recast, Massey said.

He will continue to appear in episodes of the show through the end of December because it is filmed several months in advance.

July 18, 2013

Actor tells GSN: 'The character is more important than the actor ... I woudn't be bitter at all if they go and recast'

Fresh off hiking Machu Picchu in Peru, Chandler Massey returned to the Days of Our Lives set this week ready to begin the final leg of his four year journey on the show.

The actor left for the vacation shortly after winning his second consecutive Daytime Emmy for his performance as Will Horton, one of the most complex gay characters ever on a daytime soap.

The 22-year-old actor announced after his second Emmy win that he would be leaving the show to return to college when his four-year contract expired in December.

June 17, 2013

Character of Will Horton grappled with coming out in a small town

Chandler Massey on Sunday (16 June) won his second consecutive Daytime Emmy Award for his performance as gay teen Will Horton on the NBC soap Days of Our Lives.

Among the competition in Massey's category of outstanding performance by a younger actor was Freddie Smith who plays his boyfriend Sonny Kiriakis on the show. It was Smith’s third nomination and Massey’s third.

Massey paid tribute to Smith backstage calling him 'an absolutely phenomenal actor and a phenomenal person. I'm lucky to be able to work alongside of him.'

June 17, 2013

Character of Will Horton grappled with coming out in a small town

Chandler Massey on Sunday (16 June) won his second consecutive Daytime Emmy Award for his performance as gay teen Will Horton on the NBC soap Days of Our Lives.

Among the competition in Massey's category of outstanding performance by a younger actor was Freddie Smith who plays his boyfriend Sonny Kiriakis on the show. It was Smith’s third nomination and Massey’s third.

Massey paid tribute to Smith backstage calling him 'an absolutely phenomenal actor and a phenomenal person. I'm lucky to be able to work alongside of him.'

June 17, 2013

'My dad said to me, "Now you know it wasn't a fluke"'

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.

May 3, 2013

‘I never imagined that it would be this great. I just really love this storyline from the bottom of my heart'

Freddie Smith knows he's a part of something special.

The young actor, who received his first Daytime Emmy nomination this week, plays one half of a gay couple on the NBC soap Days of Our Lives in a storyline that fully integrates the characters with the rest of the fictional small town of Salem.

‘I never imagined that it would be this great,' Smith told Gay Star News in a recent interview. 'We had expectations but I just really love this storyline from the bottom of my heart. It’s nice to go to work every day and have such a positive impact.’