Speculation, storyline rumors, and a facebook post from Chandler’s Massey’s former PR rep, Jeff Ballard have added fuel to the fire over the last 24 hours that the three-time Daytime Emmy winner is either on his way back to Days of our Lives, or is already taping there.
Massey, who rose to audience and critical acclaim for this emotionally-riveting performances as Will Horton, left the series and was replaced by Guy Wilson. Chandler’s exit from the show at that time was somewhat controversial. In 2013, he had first announced his decision to leave the series and attend college while talking to the press at the Daytime Emmys, but then was rapidly replaced by the series by Wilson. Subsequently, the show decided to “kill off” the character of Will in 2015 as part of the necktie serial killer murders. A move that struck a nerve with the LGBT community and DAYS fans.
But now according to his teaser of a social media, Ballard relates: . “I’ve been getting quite a few calls about this — so for the record — I can neither confirm nor deny that my former client and good friend, three-time Daytime Emmy winning actor Chandler Massey will be returning to his role of Will Horton on Days of our Lives later this year. I guess you will all have to keep watching!!”
Since his initially posting and after seeing more reaction and pick-up from the press, Ballard added: “More of the same about Days of our Lives and Chandler Massey — gotta go with the “they only talk about you if you’re important” thing —” And in another post attached to another outlet’s pick-up of his post, Ballard added, “Apparently the flames have been fanned — or where there’s smoke there’s fire?”
There has also been speculation that fan favorite Freddie Smith is reprising his role as Sonny Kiriakis and will appear later this year, although unconfirmed by Smith, or the show itself.
So what do you think? Is Chandler back at DAYS? Are all of these posts just to get the audience riled up, so they will ask for Chandler’s return, once again? If Chandler were to come back, what role do you think he would be playing? Could Will Horton not be dead afterall? Could Chandler be playing another character? Share your thoughts on this develpoing story garnering steam around the web in the comment section below!