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65 February 21st, 2014 DAYS Guy Wilson Interview: Taking On The Challenges Of Stepping Into The World Of Will Horton!

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Perhaps, there is nothing more difficult in the world of soaps than replacing popular actor in major role.  That is what faced Guy Wilson when he took on the role of Will Horton on Days of our Lives.  After the departure of two-time Daytime Emmy winner, Chandler Massey, Wilson stepped into the part several months ago, but it wasn’t until last month that viewers got their first look at Guy’s version of Will Horton when he began airing on the NBC daytime drama.

Now a part of the same-sex romance of Sonny (Freddie Smith) and Will, Guy is thrust into one of daytime’s most important pairings of our time.  Last week on Valentine’s Day, the duo became engaged.  Will is also a father to baby girl, and with plenty of other stories that dovetail into their lives, the stage is set for Sonny and Will to continue to be groundbreaking and an inspiration to the LGBT and mainstream daytime audience.

In this new interview with On-Air On-Soaps, we chatted with Guy to find out: how he is dealing with some of the negative fan pushback, how he feels about the WilSon sex scenes, what he hopes will happen if Sonny and Will make it to the altar, what will he do if he finds out EJ (James Scott) is betraying mom, Sami (Alison Sweeney) with another woman, and what it has meant for him to inhabit this role that means so much to so many viewers!  Check out what Guy had to say about all that and more!

When you were being considered for the role of Will Horton, and the producers told you that not only is the character gay, but is also the father to a little baby, what was your initial reaction?  Was it, “Can I pull this off?” or “Yay!”?

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GUY:  My first thought was “Yay!”  As if things could not be more interesting, having a child on the show adds such greater stakes and makes everything more important.  So as an actor, when you have high stakes that is great!  There was no trepidation about working with a baby.   I was actually ecstatic.  I never had played a role where I had a baby that I can think of, so that was new for me.

Where do you think Sonny and Will’s engagement will go?  Do you hope, when and if they tie the knot, that it will be one of those DAYSaster weddings where some sort of massive secret comes out to stop it?  Or, do you hope they go for it, and do say their “I do’s” on the first try, which would be unheard of on DAYS! (Laughs)

GUY:  If Sonny and Will’s engagement sticks, and if there storyline can get to where a wedding can be planned, in terms of what I want personally, I would personally want the best for Will and Sonny.  I love them.  I want them to be happy.  So, on a personal level if they have a wedding, I would want it to go off without a hitch.  I am not writing the show though.  In terms of what could happen, you’re right.  This is a daytime drama and Days of our Lives!  A lot of people tend to get shot at weddings. (Laughs)  My personal preference is for it to be a blissful and peaceful affair … and that is if they can even get to the altar!  So much drama could happen before the event itself.

What does Will think about Nick’s (Blake Berris) current behavior when he shockingly returned to Salem?   Do you think he would do anything to protect his man, Sonny (Freddie Smith)?  Or, do you think he would take the higher road and not resort to violence?

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GUY:  Will is not getting any younger.  There are now factors in his life that raise the stakes.  He has child and a fiancée; and these are the types of things that come around once in a lifetime.  Certainly, Will is a very passionate young man, but he is still a man. Sometimes you have to protect what is yours by any means necessary.  I don’t think there isn’t anything he wouldn’t do to protect those he loves.  I think Will was shocked at Nick’s return.  There is no level of comfort knowing Nick is back in Salem, and so often Will is the last to learn things.  Now he is eager to learn what the heck is going on, before anything else bad happens.

If Will found out EJ (James Scott) is having an affair with Abigail (Kate Mansi), behind his mother’s  back, how do you think he would react  … given the fact that he has at times had a good relationship with EJ?

GUY:  I think Will would be crushed, and he would see it as a huge betrayal by EJ.  Will knows how delicate Abby can be with her own heart.  He would feel on one hand very protective of his mother, and on the other hand, he would be very protective of his cousin, Abigail.  So if that affair gets out, that could set Will on the warpath!

Do you think Will would then set out to try and take down EJ?

GUY:  Lord knows, he has done that in the past!  It wouldn’t be unfamiliar territory.

There have seemingly been more bedroom scenes between Sonny and Will, of late. How is that for you to film?  Were you surprised at how many times you have been between the sheets?

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GUY:  It is not as if the producer came to me and said, “Are you comfortable with this?”  When I was close to getting on to this show and getting the role, I did speak to the producer, but I was very familiar with the story.  It was an important story.   I made it clear to them then if I were to take over this role, I would want to portray this relationship as a true relationship.  In real relationships, people are affectionate.  People do have intimate moments.  I made it clear that it was something I absolutely wanted to be a part of.  And whether or not that played into when these bedroom scenes get written, I have no idea.  But as far as doing the scenes themselves, it’s a love scene to me.   It’s a love scene between two characters that love each other, and to that end I feel no trepidation.  It’s a chance to portray a true relationship in way that has not been portrayed on television up to this point, and that is a privilege.

What do you do with the negative comments that have been coming your way from some fans that just can’t accept you in the role of Will Horton?  Do you just say in your mind, “I am going to win them over!”?

GUY:  I am at a point where I just need to accept that.  On one hand, you can’t please everybody, and secondly, it’s beyond my control.  I can’t make someone like me, or the idea of me.  Sometimes, I wish people would remember I am a human being and an actor.  I am not out there trying to ruin someone’s idea of what a character should be.  I want to serve the story the best that I can.  To be honest in the big picture, it hasn’t gotten me down.   I am aware that people have their opinions, but that’s entertainment and show business.  I wouldn’t be doing my job if I allowed it to really negatively affect me on a day to day basis.

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I know we had that great call from a listener in Maine during your appearance last week on the season premiere of Soap Nation Live!  The caller spoke about how much you have touched them in the role of Will in such a short time.  Have there been one or two comments. or an in-person moment, where a gay fan of the show has told you how much it means to them to have their life in some way represented on daytime television via Sonny and Will’s story?

GUY:  Certainly through Twitter and letters that are mailed into the studio, which allows for much more an exchange that is not just 140 characters!  It is really touching to receive the correspondences.  It really hit home the gravity of the opportunity for me, and the importance to be able to do something that touches people.  It is one thing to entertain people, and as actors we love doing that, but to be able to elevate people in the way in which they understand themselves in the world that is a gift.  This whole time I have looked at this storyline and this role as a gift to be able to make a difference.  You couldn’t ask for more in this profession.

Are these letters saying to you things such as: “you have helped me come out”, or “you have shown me that I can lead a normal life”?

GUY:  One thing that is really prevalent are fans expressing a sense of inspiration for how they compare themselves in the world.  Because of how the relationship of Sonny and Will is portrayed, it gives them perhaps a greater sense of confidence of who they are, or to their loved ones, or in society as a whole.  Sonny and Will are great communicators, and putting that out there as the “norm” has so affected people.

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Do you feel like you are this pop culture icon of the moment?

GUY:  I don’t want my head to get to big! (Laughs)  But it’s nice to know that I am having an affect, and really it’s not me, it’s the character I play.  Really what I am doing is breathing a little bit of life into a character that has existed.  I am just trying to be the beating heart inside the character and let people take from it what they may.

But you do have to pinch yourself, Guy!   It’s got to be very cool for you!  You are very in demand!

GUY:  Oh, my God!  Just the fact that I am speaking with you Michael, what else is there to ask for?  (Laughs)

So,what did you think about what Guy had to say about taking over the role of Will and the responsibility of doing justice to this key role on daytime television?  How he is handling any negative feedback from the DAYS audience? What do you think would happen if Sonny and Will eventually made it to the altar? Would it go off without a hitch  … or get ruined by something or someone in Salem?  Weigh-in below!

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  1. Andrea Dawson says:

    I think Guy plays a better Wiill . Something seemed off with Chandler Massey. Just my opinion.

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    jack spratt replied

    Chandler is one of the most attractive people in Hollywood. A lot of his success in the role came from that fact. In addition, he gave 100% to the role, which made fans adore him , but as time went on, his awkward feelings about kissing Freddie began to be more and more obvious. Can’t necessarily blame him, since he didn’t sign up to play Will gay originally, but Guy did sign up for a gay role , and that of course makes a difference. Guy’s line delivery is still sometimes a little off, but it’s just a passing phase. He’s sincere in wanting to be, as he says, the “beating heart” for the character. That’s why I think, like you do, that he plays (or can play) a better Will.

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    Patrick replied

    @Jack

    “Thank You”

    “…, but Guy did sign up for a gay role , and that of course makes a difference. Guy’s line delivery is still sometimes a little off, but it’s just a passing phase.”

    I see the chemistry with Sonny…. and that’s 1/2 the “trial”
    i’ve seen a few scenes with Mother, Sami, and gramma, Marlena… and wasn’t turned off…

    what more needs to be said…

    I am so elated… beyond the recast… that DAYS strives to enervate the audience.. with you and me

    Patrick replied

    *enervate

    DOOL celebrates all walks of life

    you know… : just to share… I look at the word tolerance… and it’s weakening… ebbing and flowing… all the same… but… a bright future… is unfolding….

    factoid: of the 17 states, plus the district of Columbia… it’s estimated … that 38% of the population… acknowledges our being

    I hope… that Utah, Nevada, Kentucky… and further down the road…

    we join forces, allies… and for the betterment of our being… fortitude

    I stand

    Fabia replied

    I think he was uncomfortable with the gay scenes. Many people are not comfortable playing a gay role where there is physical contact. The original Adam on Y&R did quit the role because he did not want to be a participant in a gay sexual scene. Feeling those feelings will deter the protagonist from fulfilling his full potential as an actor. Let us hope, Guy, will be able to deliver and make it credible. I like WilSon…I would love to see this couple last. Wishful thinking? No one really lasts.

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    beto replied

    How do you know that he was uncomfortable playing a gay role? I think people saying this without truly knowing Chandler are incredibly unfair. Chandler did a fabulous job playing a young gay Will. I recommend that you checkout the scene of Gabi interrupting WilSon in bed. Chandler was in his green boxers on top of Freddie and he didn’t look uncomfortable to me. I have viewed the Cheddie WilSon scenes many times on youtube and it is very evident why Chandler won his two emmys. He deserved them!

  2. 4everDAYS says:

    Days of our Lives struck gold with Guy Wilson!!!

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  3. Antonella says:

    I didn’t know Guy before WilSon but I welcomed him with an open mind and he took me with him in the following of WilSon epic story with no hesitations. He is a talented actor and he’s bringing Will to a new level I’m really enjoying. I loved Chandler’s Will to bits but I have to say I love WilSon more so I am ok with the recast from the day 1. And Guy Wilson is the best recast they could find. His chemistry with Freddie is amazing and natural and the character is still the character I loved but with a new maturity. And it makes sense because Will is growing up while keeping some of his boyish nature. I’m so sick and tired of some rude and disrespectful people who keep bashing Guy for not being Chandler. I had thrills down my spine when he said he wish some people just remembered he’s an actor and – first of all – a human being. He didn’t steal the role from Chandler. Chandler wanted to leave and left. Amen to that. Guy is kind and sweet with fans and seems so passionate about WilSon, so aware WilSon have a very huge and protective fanbase not only in LGBT community. Their love and connection is so strong and powerful they are so inspirational for so many people, no matter what their sexual orientation is. That’s why I’ll be always grateful Days decided to keep telling WilSon story and choose this young, talented, kind actor. Long life to WilSon.

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  4. jimh(leave it to beaver) says:

    I hope Nick interupts the wedding with news he and Gabi are still legally married and has custody of baby Ari…there is no such thing as the perfect wedding in Salem these ‘DAYS’ without something going wrong!!!…lol

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    4everDAYS replied

    Yes! That would be perfect!!!

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  5. fran says:

    I think guy is doing a phenominal job and he definitely is bringing the more mature will.the chemistry between he and Freddie is evident on screen.i feel the wedding should happen happy and all that and then go to a life with issues big and small real life…. this is a great story and recasting was major and a good choice not saying we don’t miss chandler but thank you from all the fans that were going out of their minds lastly,guy interacts on twitter and that is appreciated as does freddie

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  6. Me says:

    Don’t really care about the new Will but I find it shocking how they disrespected Chandler, throwing him out like a wet dog and the ‘fans’ totally forgetting about him and pretending Guy is the one who is making soap history. Fickle and sad. And there is no need in telling me to stop spreading hate or that I should move on, because I’m doing neither. Just saying what’s on my mind.

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    Jack Evans replied

    That’s fine, you are entitled to state your opinion. However, keep in mind that Chandler gave his notice, he let it be known that he wanted to leave the show to pursue “other things”. The Producers wanted to get as much mileage out of the character as possible and therefore wanted to re-cast the role to start taking the character in other directions as he matures. Chandler asked to leave, they re-cast the role, and I don’t see how they “threw him out like a wet dog” – everyday working people are the ones who are thrown out to the street when they lose their jobs, not over-paid Soap Opera Actors.

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    4everDAYS replied

    You never will care about Guy as Will because of your jaded love for Chandler.

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    Me replied

    4EverDays – I’m not jaded. I’m being loyal.

    Jack – And Chandler may have not continued after his contract ended in December but he did not want to be let go 4 months early! That’s just utter nonsense and you know it! And what so now GW is an over-paid soap actor and Chandler is jobless. You prefer that then?

    4everDAYS replied

    It is my understanding that Chandler was let go 13 weeks before his contract ended as all other contracts stipulate that an actor can be let go during any 13 week cycle of said contract.

    It was not up to Chandler. No actor dictates how long a show should keep them. Chandler was treated with more respect than others in the business receive. Some actors are notified by a phone call from their agent that they are terminated.

    DAYS had to get viewers accustomed to a new Will in time for the “big day”.

    The business of recasts have been going on since the beginning of soaps and Chandler was just another ousted actor in a long line of them. The storyline dictated his departure. And I’m sure his agent made DAYS decision a lot easier!

    Chandler did a great job and Guy is doing a great job. Days of our Lives continues to do a great job!!!

    A viewer’s job should be to not hold a favorite’s departure against their replacement.

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    Jack Evans replied

    Me ~ He (Chandler) ASKED to leave. He ASKED to leave. The producers had every right to re-cast the role in terms of thinking longer term for the character. If you or I or any of us went to our Boss and state “I want to pursue other positions, I wish to give my two-week notice” the boss has every right to say “you can leave now, thank you for your service”. In the real every day world, that’s the way it works. So, sorry, no, I do not feel “sorry” for Chandler. He did well in the role, no one is deliberating that point at all. The producers wanted to re-cast the part as soon as possible, they have/had every right to do so.

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    Fabia replied

    How right you are!

  7. kay says:

    I feel that Guy is doing a great job on the show. He is putting his own imprint on the character and has made Will more mature and in control of his destiny. The writers were making Will too passive where he let other people (Nick in particular) run over him and make him seem weak. Now Will seems more confident and sure of himself where he will stand up for what he believes. I credit Guy and the writers for this new confidence. I would like to see Will and Sonny get married and be a power couple for the younger generation. I would like to see at least one couple who can remain faithful to each other and work together as a team for their family. Guy and Freddie have what it takes to make WilSon a great force to be reckoned with. Stefano watch your back!

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  8. RLeternal says:

    I simply love GW. He is doing a fantastic job as WH. I hope WH and SK beat the shit out of EJ for taking advantage of a vulnerable young girl, Abby, and betraying Sami. Agreed that Abby has lost her senses for throwing herself shamelessly at EJ; but EJ is a much older man; he should know better as to where to draw the line.

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    Maggie replied

    And Abby should at least feel some guilt over what she’s doing to Sami and to Sami and EJ’s kids. She’s a college graduate. Surely in that time, she’s learned something about ethics.

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    RLeternal replied

    100% agree. Abby seems to be morally challenged and stupid. If a man (EJ) can betray a woman (Sami) with whom he has had a long relationship and kids; then what guarantee is there that he will not dump Abby after having his appetite for her flesh fulfilled and then he goes in search of some other piece of cheap flesh. All that glitters is not gold. And handsome men are not necessarily nice people. But, when a woman is being stupid, what can anyone else do. So, let Abby learn the lesson the hard way, she deserves every bit of shit that is going to come her way. Sadly, this does happen in RL. It is great that DOOL is addressing this issue.

  9. Mark says:

    I loved chandler but I love guy and i love days which is simply the best soap right now. I have only watched for 2 years but it is just my favorite soap. I watch them all but I am so impressed with days it really is great !!!

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    4everDAYS replied

    I love that you love Guy and DAYS! I hope that one day you can love my writing without seeing grammar mistakes!!!

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  10. boes says:

    He’s doing a fantastic job, and he has good chemistry with Freddie.
    This has been a seamless recast.

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  11. miscrambler says:

    I just simply don’t understand what is wrong with people who feel as though they have to denigrate someone just for being different than someone else. Isn’t that EXACTLY THE OPPOSITE of what DAYS is trying to show the world by engaging this story? If nothing else, the WilSon story is about accepting difference. So to all the Guy haters who hate because they want something to hate: SHUT UP ALREADY. No one cares.

    If you know anything at all about soaps, you know that parts are recast and characters change; so get over it. For one, I think Guy is superlative in the role. I loved Chandler to death, but the character is aging and evolving and Guy is taking the character to new heights. It is a pleasure to watch him and Freddie interact. DAYS has struck gold with him, Freddie and this storyline. It’s an important one for a lot of reasons. Be happy they are telling it.

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  12. Bobbi says:

    Will should defend his mother only and should punish the ho Abigail just like he does EJ. The ho should have said no and not stalked the man all over town even into his bathroom.

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    Maggie replied

    ICAM. Contrary to Will’s distorted perception, Abby is not some “fragile” thing. She’s like a crack addict when it comes to EJ. Will better understand that his first loyalty here is to his mother and not to his ho cousin.

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    RLeternal replied

    Agreed that some men have no sense of morality and commitment. But, most of the times; a woman is another woman’s worst enemy. If a woman knows that a man is with his wife/fiancé/GF; then the other woman should not even think of basing her relationship on a broken one. After sometime, the other woman will be in the same situation of her man running to another. I like that DOOL is addressing this issue. Here Abby knows fully that she is stepping the line and still chooses to do so. So let her sleep alone very soon in the bed she has started making. May be EJ should start having an affair with Gabi or Theresa; that would waken the senses in Abby which seem to currently dead. And, I hope Sami kicks EJ’s sorry ass to the curb. That’s where cheating men belong.

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    Maggie replied

    Yes, and let’s not forget that Abby mistakenly thought that EJ was sleeping with Gabi too and that somehow made him that much more attractive to her. I hope Days follows up with a story on her sexual addiction. She’s like a dog in heat.

  13. Mo says:

    I am not loving Guy and don’t understand why they let Chandler go for this guy. He is not cutting it. I really dislike seeing Will now. I wanted him to win me over, but he’s not.

    He needs to loosen up and not be so serious. Even then, I don’t know what casting saw in him because I’m not seeing it.

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    Kjl replied

    Couldn’t agree more. They recast so fast to be able to release Chandler when they did, but I have to believe they could have found a better portrayer of this character if more time was taken. This engagement and wedding I was so looking forward to seeing and now can’t watch it.

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    Mo replied

    I can’t watch it either. No chemistry with Guy and Sonny. None with Gabi either. None with Adriana. :-p Right now, I wouldn’t care if Will left the show and before I didn’t want that. Was glad they were going to recast. Guy has killed WilSon and not in a good way.

    Chaz replied

    They did not “let Chandler go for this guy”. Massey CHOSE to leave. What TPTB did was let release him from his contract early. Which from a business point made sense. Why pay someone to play the role at a higher salary when you cab hire a replacement at a lower salary? Plus, they HAD to fill the role and it made sense to introduce the new actor before the engagement took place so viewers had time to adjust to him prior to the next major story for the character.

    Personally, I felt that once the coming out story ended Chandler started phoning it in. He would make these smirking facial expressions that so many times were inappropriate to the scene. I really started noticing certain things that he would do… the smirking, tilting his head, lots of sighing…it was as if he was tapping his foot in impatience just waiting to get out of there.

    Guy seems to be bringing a more mature Will to the role…important at this point in the story. He is a father, he is about to be married…the character needed growth and I just wasn’t seeing that with Massey.

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    Mo replied

    I KNOW Chandler was leaving, but TPTB let Chandler go early so they could replace him with Guy. Two mistakes. One, letting Chandler go early, two, hiring Guy.

    I was down with the role being recast since Chandler wanted to leave, but I don’t like Guy in the role.

    Kjl replied

    Yes Chandler was leaving, wanted to leave for school and other opportunities, all normal things for a 23 year old to want. The hope was that a good recast would come in. This recast is not good. Guy is not bringing anything more to the role, he is just reading the lines written, you could see the shift to a more mature character in the writing before Chandler left, and that is how I saw Chandler portraying the character. Any smiles or “smirks” on air really seemed to fit the scene and what was going on. At least he had facial expressions. Guy seems to have one expression, whether it is when his character is getting engaged, when he is surprised at the church with Nick, or when he has a supposed angry confrontation with Nick. Facial expression never changed.

    jack spratt replied

    Your comment nailed it right on the head. After he had proven his worth and gotten two statues, Chandler was just biding his time; but Guy wants to be a “beating heart” for the role. It’s fair to point out limitations in Guy’s performances as well as the outstanding points. Which side you emphasize, I think, depends on what you value in an actor. Those who value sincerity and commitment were glad to see Chandler go, even though one can;t help but miss those stunning baby blues of his. Sigh.’

    4everDAYS replied

    Hi Chaz,

    I hope I have not caused you any distress in the past, including all the ugly grammar mistakes I’ve made.

  14. LeeAnn says:

    I do miss CM very much, but GW is def growing on me more and more every time he airs. He is a really good actor and has chemistry with Freddy which is great. Fans need to give him a chance !

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    Me replied

    Fans don’t need to do that, if they don’t want to.

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  15. Michael says:

    I think Guy is HOT and doing a commendable job. The Will Sonny stioryline is picking up speed once again, and Guy seems up to the challenge as an actor. At first it was tough getting used to a new actor playing Will . However, Guy already has good chemistry with Freddie and Deidre. I used to think that Chandler was great, and he did a wonderful job for a very long time. Although in the last six months or so, I felt that CM was just going through the motions, and had no longer seemed interested in playing out the story or character of Will. Just my opinion.

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  16. Maggie says:

    So Will is going to be very protective of Abby, the skank who’s been sleeping with his mother’s fiance? What a son! Disgusting…

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  17. Paul says:

    I don’t see any chemistry between this Will and Sonny. And there was none with the other Will. I tried to get interested in them as I miss Luke, Noah, and Reid from ATWT so much. But Will and Sonny are so boring.

    I’m captivated with Lucas, Brad, and Felix on General Hospital. Finally three good-looking and sexy guys to fill the void of Luke, Noah, and Reid. I can’t wait to see the future journey and relationships for Lucas, Brad, and Felix. I hope I won’t be disappointed.

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    4everDAYS replied

    I’m sorry if you think my grammar is bad. I am always trying to do better.

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  18. RLeternal says:

    I don’t know why some people are hell bent on not giving GW a chance. Agreed that CM was very good, he left on his own to pursue what was best for him, and we wish him very well. But, DOOL had to continue on the amazing Wilson SL; and GW is doing a wonderful job . It is okay to like CM as much as wanted; but please don’t hate GW, he is doing everything he can to fill in the shoes of WH.

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    4everDAYS replied

    I love that you are giving Guy a chance. Please don’t shut me out if you have a problem with my bad grammar. I’m sorry.

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  19. Kjl says:

    I have tried giving Guy a chance. There is absolutely no chemistry there, No emotion, seems as though he can’t remember his lines, has only one facial expression. He doesn’t interact with any character on the show well. Have actually noticed that Freddie’s acting seems downgraded as well, it shows how excellent an actor Chandler really was. I really wanted this recast to work, as I started watching this show again because of WilSon, but now it is just too painful to keep watching, as something truly great and magical has died.

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    4everDAYS replied

    I think you’re full of crap!

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    Kjl replied

    Thank you so much for your insightful commentary.

    4everDAYS replied

    I am sorry.

    After reading your post, I should have not reacted so fast and negatively.

    You are not full of anything other than good writing that upset me. I will try to compose myself in the future.

    You have every rite to your opinion and I should not have wrote what I did.

    I am truly, very sorry.

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    Fabia replied

    Well, you have a grammar problem too. Right, not rite….written, not wrote. I am so sick of bad grammar. I do not mean spelling, that would be more or less a typo. I mean using the right verb tenses, subject and verb agreement etc. it is the 21st Century and people are still grappling with grammar….which puts us, the US of A on the bottom of the barrel in education compared to the rest of the world. C’mon people, if you are going to post, use correct grammar. Some of us are offended by anything less. So, before the barrage of insults headed my way,( I really don’t care) think about it.

    Fabia replied

    Seriously? You seem well enough to follow this soap and make offensive remarks to other posters. You make enough sense when you write…sorry for your attack but it does not seem to have affected your reasoning…just your grammar? Am I supposed to apologize? You do not know me or what I have been through. We all have crosses to bear. You should thank me for correcting your grammar, not blast me. Do you not want to sound somewhat literate? Have a great day.

    jack spratt replied

    Guy occasionally has some acting issues, yes; but He’s keeping the WilSon boat afloat so we can continue to enjoy a DOOL with a positive gay presence. That’s the bigger picture that’s important to many of us. Too harsh a criticism is selfish, in that sense. When a tire blows on your road trip to Cali, you don’t complain if the spare tire is a little wobbly. You’re just glad the trip can continue successfully. Whether you see the glass as half empty or half full is your choice, of course…

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    Patrick replied

    I certainly, don’t think… that Freddie Smith… thinks as such

    he’s a committed actor.. who celebrates with… challenges with… and is on par… with GW give and taking… their perspective

    Chandler Massey… screen presence.. was palpable… but… certainly not.. unequalled…

    recasts… are, much to our chagrin… everlasting…

    Guy Wilson… with the writers, and production… team.. are rallying around… this feature… it’s escalated… and good press… for… all combined… acting, writing, and continuity

    I think… GW… take… is a matter of time… so much quicker than I even thought… with the exit of chandler.

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    4everDAYS replied

    Patrick, in the past I’ve told you how much I admire your writing. You are a poet! I hope you understand that I really am sorry for all my writing mistakes, including the grammar.

    Patrick replied

    @4

    You are one, of my favorite reads…. because… you post… like I do… how much, we all LOVE DOOL

    that’s all I need to know

    Fan Salute
    Keep Pressing

    We have to…. I count on you and others…. DAYS is simply, far and away.. the best show: on the air

  20. beto says:

    i am trying to give Guy a chance, but honestly I am just not feeling it. There just isn’t any dramatic spark in his performance. Some of it has to do with the writing. The dialog and storyline that we are currently seeing leaves a lot to be desired. If TPTB and the writers want to keep people watching they had better step it up and soon. I used to watch all WilSon scenes multiple times on youtube. Now, I can barely sit through the first time. It’s just really boring TV. For me. the storyline died in Chandler’s last weeks when they took the baby home from the hospital. I will keep watching a little longer, but the WilSon thing is fading for me quickly. Guy really hasn’t won me over and even Freddie isn’t that interesting without a truly dramatic counterpart.

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  21. Fabia says:

    I hear you, Patrick. I cannot speak for all straight women, but there are many of us who are not bigoted. We are all people, with flesh , blood a heart beat and a soul.
    I am trying to accept the recast of Will. ….struggling with it, is more like it. I need to get used to the transition. He is doing his best, I see that. Kudos to him. I am ashamed to say that as far as looks? Well, there’s no comparison. Chandler is gorgeous. Sorry, new Will. I know, I am so shallow….I’m not, really. Just saying. As a mom and grandmother, I’m allowed.

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    4everDAYS replied

    Maybe my grammar would be better if I had’nt been a victim of a brutal attack that landed me in the hospital for five months and a couple years of rehabilitation since! You have the nerve!!! You may not be as good as me if you were to have gone through what I have. You should also check yourself before you wreck yourself. You’re lucky your head is not pounded in for how superior you act towards people! You should be ashamed of yourself!

    I’m very proud of the great strides I’ve made!!!

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    4everDAYS replied

    Fabia (Grammar Goddess),

    I never expected any apologies from anybody.

    As I’ve already stated, I’m proud of the progress I’ve made.

    I think it’s wonderful that you care for grammar. You just point out people’s grammar issues in the wrong way.

    My previous response to you was to let you know that I may not be able to write to your higher standards. You should live and let live.

    I’m not on this site to teach you about brain damage and it’s effects on the different parts of the brain and what parts control what in the being.

    I think you have enough smarts to educate yourself, but I refuse to give you my medical history. Hopefully, you will be less ignorant.

    I’m glad most of my writing makes enough sense for you to understand what I’m trying to convey.

    I don’t wish to thank you because you are a seemingly uncaring person.

    Most of my posts have been positive, not negative. Being jumped by you is a very bitter pill to swallow, especially since the original comment that started this mess was one that I made to someone else, in which I have apologized.

    Kjl should be telling me off, not you.

    From here on out, you will be known as Grammar Goddess and I do hope to learn more from reading your posts, but please do not reply to my posts in a blunt manner.

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    Patrick replied

    @Fabia… I wholeheartedly, agree… Chandler Massey “had” it all.

    I’m lucky he was blond…. most all of the male cast… has those dark features… dark hair… Yikes…. through the roof… sterling

    but… I really… aligned myself… with gramma Marlena… in looking after, our Wills…. for continuity sake… that this opportunity to share livelihood… is still a rare feat… and I applaud… Days Production… for ongoing commitment

    for me… it’s like… CM had that wholesome… look
    for me… it s like… GW has chiseled features

    dare I say… I prefer CM looks… but… GW… is in this for however the long haul… and I see the differences… but overlook… easily… for the content

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  22. Fabia says:

    I don’t know, beto. I am just making an observation. What you say is absolutely right. It is just that my friends and I discuss everything and anything and a few gave this input. I thought I would mention it. How could I possibly know? What I am saying is that there are those who will not accept playing a gay role. My point is that actors should be able to play any role, regardless. That is the definition of actor.

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    beto replied

    Well Chandler did play a young gay man and in a very convincing way. I have seen it mentioned elsewhere that Chandler must have been uncomfortable playing a gay man. No one ever offers any proof of this other than that he kissed with his mouth closed. Quite frankly, Freddie always has kissed with his mouth closed as well. For all we know, this may be the direction they were given by TPTB. The fact is that we really don’t know their true motivations and we should not assume that we do. So I ask you, do you think Chandler is one of those actors who is uncomfortable playing a gay role? If so, what proof do you have of that?

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    Fabia replied

    Touché , mon cher. No argument from me…you got me!

  23. Ron in Maine says:

    I do miss Chandler, but I’m not obsessed with his being the ONLY Will Horton. I disagree that GW is doing a “great job” and that there is chemistry between Freddie and Guy. My problem is the Will isn’t Will anymore. GW’s version of the character has little resemblance to the groundwork laid by the original character. He’s far less interesting and (to quote Joey Tribiani from friends) GW is a “smell a fart” actor, just like John, Marlena, and several others on that show. Every reaction on their faces looks like they just smelled a fart. It’s terrible acting, or maybe terrible directing, I don’t know. I suspect the former because there are some very good actors on DOOL. So for me it’s about acting ability, not who is playing the character. I think it was a bad choice. Chandler is talented and will go on to do other things. I’ll look forward to it. But since Guy’s appearance, I’ve started watching General Hospital instead. I had stopped watching it and started watching ATWT for a while because they had a gay story line (not well done but at least it was there). GH never had a gay story line. Come to find out, now they do.

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