Today fans of NBC’s Days of our Lives are seeing that indeed, Paul Narita and Will Horton hook-up and have sex! Yup, Will cheated on his hubby, Sonny! The actors who are front and center as this storyline heats up: Guy Wilson, Freddie Smith and Christopher Sean spoke with TV Guide’s Michael Logan which was posted at Soap Opera Digest today!
The trio weighed-in on what Will and Paul’s tryst will mean for each of the guy’s relationship with Sonny and what will happen when Sonny finds out? Here are are a few interesting excerpts!
CHRISTOPHER ON HIS REACTION WHEN HE FOUND OUT THE PLOT POINT “Before this Paul-Will thing started to show up in the scripts, I questioned (co-executive producer) Lisa de Cazotte as to what was going to happen. She hinted at a romance between Will and Paul and I was, like, ‘Whaat? Why would Paul ever do that?’ I was just as shocked as the fans probably are. I think this may turn into quite a contest. It’ll be like those teen vampire-werewolf fan rivalries, with Team Paulson and Team Wilson fighting it out.”
FREDDIE ON HOW SONNY AND WILL’S RELATIONSHIP WAS ALREADY ON SHAKY GROUND: “I think things did start to go south then. They had about three months of the honeymoon phase, then it started declining. It’s been really rough. They’ve been trying to work things out but it just gets worse and worse. There was the exposé article Will wrote, then he took off for months to work in Hollywood, then there’s Sonny’s financial secrets. But this thing between Will and Paul creates a real trust issue. This isn’t like keeping little secrets to protect somebody in the family. It’s not about money. This is a breaking of their vows. It’s a different level of trust being broken. This is life-changing. Will and Sonny will either grow and learn from this or call it quits. But first there are a lot of twists and turns with the story because neither Will or Paul knows who the other one really is…and that’s when the plot thickens.”
GUY ON HOW ITS IMPORTANT TO TREAT SONNY AND WILL LIKE OTHER COUPLES ON SOAPS WHO DO CHEAT AND HAVE AFFAIRS ON ONE ANOTHER: “In the medium of daytime drama, serenity is death.There has to be some kind of villain, some malevolent force, or at least a third party. If not, things become a bit stale. You lose your immediacy and the relationship begins to lose its importance. By introducing this twist, it reinvigorates the importance of the Will and Sonny relationship. Everyone is capable of being dishonest, of making a transgression, of being human, and there shouldn’t be a different spin here. Will and Sonny have had a wonderful relationship, courtship and marriage, and they’ve survived a lot of trials and tribulations. That’s wonderfully true to life, but so is conflict and scandal. If anything, it would be doing a disservice to Will and Sonny, and to the gay community, if they did not have the same kind of challenges straight people do.”
So, how will this all play out? According to TVG, Paul will decide to agree and come out in Will’s article! Does Will blackmail him about their sexcapade? Is Will turned into the villain in this piece? Share your thoughts below and make sure to check out scenes from today’s episode below courtesy of Mr Fix-It!