Tomorrow on Valentine’s Day, look for a long awaited very special moment between Days of our Lives super couple WilSon, as played by Freddie Smith (Sonny) and Guy Wilson (Will)! That is when as previewed in a special interview with Advocate.com, the duo becomes engaged!
Freddie and Guy chatted with the LGBT outlet to discuss the strides, sometimes pushback, and future story for Salem’s duo who carry the rainbow flag proudly. Here are a few interesting excerpts!
Freddie on the WilSon engagement: “I’ve been waiting for this since the day I signed on, Of course, Will said ‘no’ when Sonny popped the question last month because it’s a soap and it has to be dramatic. But when I found out they were finally getting engaged, I was thrilled. Will and Sonny have been a power couple for two years now and in the town of Salem, people don’t usually stay together that long, so they’re doing something right. It’s definitely time.”
Guy on experiencing some homophobic pushback since taking on the role of Will: “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. Not because someone is being mean to me, but because there are some people out there who still have such vitriol for this kind of story. That’s part of why I try on a daily basis to be an example through my acting that love is love. I’ve been a longtime supporter of the LGBT community and when I hear things like that it only makes me appreciate the work that’s being done in the battle for equality that much more.”
Freddie on showing intimacy between two men in daytime: . “I don’t get it. I’m happy that we’re able to show intimacy. That was one of the things we set out to do when we began this story, to show passion and intimacy and make it as authentic as possible – and I think we are. We’re rolling around in the sheets a lot lately. For me, being able to show the full spectrum of Will and Sonny’s relationship has been so rewarding.”
For who will plan this wedding and more, make sure to check out the entire article! And now after the jump take a look at this clip-tease featuring the duo for tomorrow’s episode of DAYS! Then let us know, are you happy Will and Sonny are getting engaged? What do you think about their same-sex love story depiction on DAYS? Let us know!