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28 September 13th, 2013 DAYS Guy Wilson Posts Message: “I do have some very big shoes to fill; Chandler Massey’s talent is beyond measure!”


This afternoon, Guy Wilson came forth and confirmed on his official facebook page that he is indeed the new Will Horton of Days of our Lives! The casting secret was revealed the other night by Guy’s new cast mate, Jen Lilley (Theresa)  on the Lather Up with Littany Blog Talk Radio series during her interview segment.

Wilson’s post stated, “Yes, I am the new ‘Will Horton’ on “Days of Our Lives”. This is a dream come true for me. But I do have some very big shoes to fill; Chandler Massey’s talent is beyond measure. I’ve always admired Chandler’s work and to now follow in his footsteps is truly an honor. I am so excited to share this adventure with all of you!!!”

It was a very nice overture for Guy to reach out to DAYS fans and share his enthusiasm on taking on the next phase of the character development and storylines of Will Horton!

And now the question that that will be answered over the next several months and in 2014,  can fans accept Guy in the role of Will?  Time will tell, but he certainly has some very strong acting credentials, and we hear from the people at DAYS, that he is quite a nice guy!

So, what do you think of Guy’s statement about stepping into Chandler’s shoes? Are you excited to know that the character of Will Horton will still be on the canvas and not be written out?  Weigh-in!

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  1. Tori says:

    I am glad they are keeping Will on the canvas, I believe he is considered a legacy character. I seen Guy Wilson’s scenes on YouTube from when he played a gay teenager on a NCIS episode,he was really good. I am willing to give Guy my viewing time. The producers must have seen something in his audition that made him the right choice for the recast.


  2. John says:

    So excited for Guy’s take on Will


  3. Mary Moore Fergen says:

    I’m glad that the character of Will is staying in Salem, and Guy certainly has the correct last name: WilSon!


  4. Patrick says:

    take a deep breath.

    cull from your training… your employment…. your job

    your intent… is to display… share with the world… a NEW character… it’s not you.. it’s intrigue and alluring to be something outside of yourself… it’s your chosen profession… to canvas..the written word.

    You are Will – and Sonny… is your lover… you have a daughter…

    ’nuff said… it’s not blowing it out of is what it is.

    the world is prepared for what it is… gay lifestyle… and equating your part of Salem.

    big shoes to fill… yeah! ’nuff said… it’s yours now… relax and feed of off Freddie Smith….

    it was such a natural story to enliven… it was beholden… it was a treasure… to relish… the unfolding…

    you’re simply carrying with…. the cast…


  5. Rose says:

    Yeah! I’m very happy. He’s really cute. Can’t wait to see him in January!!
    And I hope he has great chemistry with Sonny!!!!


  6. ethel says:

    i just hope dool’s fans give him a chance before they start the ridiculous bashing after seeing him on air for a few days……….


    jimh(leave it to beaver) replied

    i have no problem with him…he will do a good job and ill give him a chance…


    Ann replied

    There will always be haters, I’ve seen some Chandler fans tweet some nasty, mean-spirited things to Guy. And some of them have also unfollowed Wilson fans who have expressed their support to Guy. So I can imagine what they’ll say once he starts airing in January.


  7. Phil says:

    I will wait to pass judgement, but watching his scenes elsewhere, I am hopeful. He is a decent actor. Not sure Will is the right role, but I am glad Will is staying on the canvas too. I will keep an open mind here. Every time GL recasted Blake or Dinah, I was upset, but ended up like each recast better than the last. I am confident that DAYS knows what they are doing, and as I said Guy is a decent actor. Best of luck to both him and Chandler as they embark on their new journeys. Now DAYS, recast Chad and Gabi!


    Engrady Pind replied

    Aren’t they killing off Chad? Think of the horror of the DiMeara family when they realize Chad didn’t want them to know about his health problem. Wonder who they will blame and destroy for that.


    Mary SF replied

    I suspect Chad is lying about his tumor to Cameron– we never saw the specialist say he has a tumor. And he seems very evasive about treatments and letting other people know. I think Chad wanted Cameron to believe it so he would back off from Abigail–out respect for his illness. I think Chad is becoming more and more a DiMera everyday– and if I am right and he is lying and is perfectly healthy, then I think they will recast— would love to see Chad challenge EJ for a piece of DiMera empire.

    Jules replied

    Oooh Mary! I never thought of that! Wow! Now that you’ve said this, I really hope that’s what will happen! Very clever.

    guest replied

    The last thing this show needs is a recast of that dead weight known as Gabi. I hope the that fact that Camilla is leaving 7 months earlier then her contract ends is a sign that the show is writing that character out. I pray that they don’t recast that character.


  8. Mo says:

    If he can act, he has my support.


  9. Scott (ATWT Fan) says:

    I think it’ll take time. Like I said previously, his chemistry better work with Freddie and Alison.


    judith replied

    And Bryan and Deidre and James


  10. Jules says:

    I wish him the best of luck. I’ve seen some clips of his work online and he seems very talented. I love how excited and enthusiastic he is about taking on this tough, beautiful, celebrated, highly important and groundbreaking character. He has the right attitude, and I look forward to seeing what he brings to the role. Chandler leaving leaves a hole, but I feel confident from what I’ve seen that this chap can bring the character to life and do him justice.


  11. Engrady Pind says:

    I am looking forward to the new Will. I know I should like the character more than I do, but CM has always turned me off. I think it had to do with that sappy, imbecilic grin he pastes on his face all the time.

    Isn’t Will supposed to be older than JJ Horton who just turned 18 this week. The new actor looks awfully young in the pix being used. Can he really be taken seriously as a young 20′s gay male? Time will tell.


    Jules replied

    He’s 27 or 28 in real life I believe. I think many of the pictures circulating are older head shots.


    GB replied

    the actor is 28.


  12. guest says:

    Glad to welcome new Will. Hopefully, I’ll enjoy this one better then Chandler’s Will.


  13. Joshua says:

    Chandler Massey wasn’t THAT great. This guy will have us forgetting who Massey was in just a matter of weeks.


    judith replied need to trash one actor to praise another one..eyeroll..both can be really talented and bring their own golden take on the character.


  14. RLeternal says:

    I like GW’s honesty and humility. Hope he does justice to the role of WH. It may take some time but definitely deserves a chance. CM as WH and his chemistry with FS as SK will be greatly missed. Good Luck! to CM in his future endeavors. Hope WilSon retains its magic with FS and GW like it did with FS and CM. Hope FS does not decide to follow his co-star’s footsteps and leave the show. Losing 2 good actors will be hard.


  15. 4everDAYS says:

    After seeing clips of Guy Wilson…Chandler who?


    4everDAYS replied

    Oh, I know…Chandler Messy!!!


  16. SZima says:

    I’m glad they re-cast the role and I’m sure Guy will do fine, but I’m also sure that he will be torn apart for the first few months.
    He does have big Emmy-winning shoes to fill after all, but hopefully he will grow into the role quickly and without too much criticism.
    Soap fans can be pretty brutal with re-casts…myself included…so good luck to him.


    judith replied

    soap fans can be pretty brutal about everything..sadly.


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