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220 April 3rd, 2015 Freddie Smith Exits Days of our Lives!

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In a bombshell to his many fans, Freddie Smith, the heart and soul of the same-sex storyline on Days of our Lives has exited the series.

The news comes as Smith just received a nomination in the Outstanding Younger Actor in a Drama Series category earlier this week for the upcoming 42nd Annual Daytime Emmy Awards.

Smith finished taping at the NBC soap opera just a few weeks ago and has wrapped his run as the beloved Sonny Kiriakis.  Freddie will however be seen in episodes through the next five months well into the late summer.

Our sources tell us that he has seemingly left the show on his own accord.  The news broke earlier today via SerialScoop.com

So, what does this mean for WilSon and PaulSon? Should the show recast Sonny? Are you upset to see Freddie go?  Share your thoughts on this breaking story below!

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  1. jimh(leave it to beaver) says:

    Its a DAYSASTER of the worse kind…has it something to do with his drunk driving scandal…did he get fired…doesnt matter…i see Days ending in late 2016 if tptb dont get things turned around soon!!!

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    Patrick replied

    it’s the end of my ATWT serial junkette

    September, 2016 may or may not be the finale

    did they hire a new headwriting team and producers ???? to finish out till then… or are they reigning in their losses and going all gung ho… and surprises are in store

    this scares me

    yes it does… of the final 4 … living with Salem’ites has been my lot

    I dont’ know… after ATWT
    seeing the demise of DAYS , is close to my curtain call

    sob

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    Jeremy replied

    Upon Freddie’s exit in late summer, maybe Sonny will return to Phoenix and, temporarily live with his brother, Alex. Then, a few months pass, and he returns for the 50th with a new actor in the role, along with Alex.

    Scott (ATWT Fan) replied

    According to SOD, he chose to not renew his contract with the show. So ultimately, it’s his decision to walk away.

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    Tom Jenkins replied

    Maybe he feels the show’s days are numbered, and he’s young, he can jump over to Young and the Restless or another show or a night time prime show, who knows. Maybe he feels that Sonny’s storyline has gone where it was meant to go and from here on it it’s just repetitious.
    If he leaves, I say, do a recast. Other fans will disagree with me, but I think it’s important to keep these characters going as part of the woven fabric of Salem. He’s fine on the show, but other dark haired actors would surely jump at the opportunity to play Sonny.

    Jeremy replied

    @ Tom Jenkins
    I definitely agree with you – there could be many reasons/theories as to why Freddie chose to depart ways with DAYS. He’ll definitely be missed, but a recast is necessary and I’m sure, too, that the show will want to keep the journey of Sonny and Will moving forward. With Justin (Wally Kurth – now on-contract) returning, I really don’t see DAYS killing off Sonny, however, it could be a possibility, however, I hope the show continues with the character.

    dmr replied

    Why couldn’t Guy Wilson leave the show? Ugh..

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    jaybird369 replied

    dmr…U-G-H is right!!!!! I wish that DOOL would cut that Guy Wilson kid LOOSE…ASAP!!!!! To me, GW looks like he’s saying his lines/dialogue like a high school student reciting lines in a school play. W-A-Y TOO WEIRD!!!!!! Dumb as hell.

    CeeCee replied

    Yeah, dmr. I love Freddie. I hope he is leaving of his own volition, and not forced out due to his DUI. ….will miss him.

    Michael replied

    Couldn’t agree more. Freddie leaving is lousy news for Days.

    Liz replied

    Him and his facial expressions. I fast forward his scenes. Urg!

    Jeremy replied

    Woah! This is awful news! And, with Wally Kurth returning to contract.
    I wonder if Freddie is leaving because of his personal situation (the accident last fall?)…or, if things are not all that good at DAYS.
    @jimh – yeah, DAYS is not in good standing, and will unfortunately take a bow in 2016! Losing Freddie is a huge loss for DAYS! What a shocker. Major cliff-hanger for a Friday!

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    Jeremy replied

    And… DAYS will recast the role. No doubt.

    Tom Jenkins replied

    Sonny could go off to stay with his brother in Arizona to do some more thinking and then when he returns he could be played by a different young dark haired actor. It’s not impossible, soaps have done it before. No big deal, the role doesn’t require a Robert DiNero – just a competent young actor with a degree of sensitivity. I don’t think that the Sonny character is so pivitol that they can’t POSSIBLY recast him.

    The Substitute replied

    Word on the street is they are done Days after the 50th the biggest problem is they film way to far in advance . I have not personally watched in a decade but you have to have more then one story going that is holding people’s interest.

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    Linda replied

    I have watched Days since it began in 65 and I was just 18. Well I am 68 and still love it!!!!

    Aden replied

    Daysaster?? LOL. This show has endured the losses of its MAJOR stars…some more than once. This is hardly a game changing or earth shattering loss. The show has the chance to tell one helluva tearjerker if they wrote a death for Sonny. It would rope in all the vets and families on the canvas and could be as meaningful and have as much of an impact as Megan’s death on OLTL. I would LOVE to see Judi Evans sink her teeth into that material. And not a fake soap death….a real old fashioned tearjerker.

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    4ever DAYS replied

    Amen to that! Judi, along with many others would do the story justice!!!

    I’m happy we have five more months of Freddie Smith as Sonny Kiriakis!

    Patrick replied

    Aden: thanks

    to see Judi Evans knock it out of the park… would rival anything DAYS has to offer, along with Wally Kurth

    considering the advent of serial… Freddie Smith is right up their… with Major

    if any deaths were to occur… I still hope.. and don’t mind repeating… it should be Daniel and Jennifer

    Jeremy replied

    hey jimh – is Christopher Sean’s contract 2 years? This announcement, changes everything. I believe DAYS will recast.

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    mollie replied

    Smith was great in the role HOWEVER there is A LOT of talent available to recast the roll of Sonny. A LOT of talent since there are only 4 soaps left. So many great young actors to fill the role. Not worried at all. All the best to Freddie Smith.

    Claudio replied

    Yes Days will recast the role, that’s the rumor out there. Hire van Hansis ex Luke Snyder As The World Turns, he is a wonderful actor. He came out of the closet a couple of years ago. He is so cute.

    Jimh(leave it to beaver) replied

    I believe they’ll recast or do a tearjerking deathbed scene that reunites Sonny and Will before Sonny passes away…their love for Sonny will eventually unite Paul and Will as a couple…those are the only two options i see!!!

    4ever DAYS replied

    Christopher Sean’s contract expires June 2016 and may be extended. If DAYS taping schedule stays the way it is and Christopher does not resign, he would be visible until November of next year.

    Jeremy replied

    I’m not a Y&R watcher, though I’ve heard that Matthew Atkinson exited the show recently, he resembles Freddie Smith, perhaps, he could be a possible contender as a Sonny recast?

    jimh(leave it to beaver) replied

    Recast…have Sonny and Will in a car arguing over Paul and the car goes over a cliff into a river…both are missing and persumed drowned…Rafe gets custody of baby Arianna…Theresa babysits…she starts to feel maternal and believes she was pregnant but cant figure what happened to her own baby…Rafe and Theresa become close and start dating…Sami returns to the show for its 50th and to attend joint memorial for Sonny and Will…a recast Sonny and a recast Will show up at their own memorial!!!

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    Dawn replied

    Wow, but it ain’t gonna happen. Days has become a dull soap since Same and EJ left. Recast those two characters and the soap will come alive again as long as they put the right people in to play them.

    Leo replied

    He received a Daytime Emmy NOMINATION this week, not the award. Somebody needs to proof read these things before they go online. As for him getting fired, I say good riddance. I have no sympathy for drunk drivers. To me, they’re as pitiful as child molesters and the like.

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    Andy replied

    I agree with you, I am glad Freddie is leaving Days of Of Our Lives. I have no regrets saying this. just recast the role now. Freddie has issues with booze and almost killed his girl friend and himself. Please Days hire call David Tom, he would be great as the new Sonny Kiriakis.

    Dawn replied

    NO< NO< NO Not David Tom. OMG, find an actor that is a hunk and has some guts.

    davlestev1 replied

    WOW…LEO…It was a DUI…sure he could have hurt others including his girlfriend..but thank GOD he didn’t…DUI’s who kill and maim others deserve their just rewards..but I would HARDLY compare this to child abuse and molestation..your anger may be justified…but your analogy is NOT…KNOCK IT OFF DUDE!!!

    davlestev1 replied

    Just this WEEK in California a man took a TWO YEAR OLD CHILD and then dropped her off miles away from where he grabbed with unspecified injuries..measure your anger and your words to the incidents because this person needs to be found and PUT ON PUBLIC DISPLAY and get the WORST possible sentence handed to ANYBODY…there’s a difference…and a whole other level of anger.

    Laurie replied

    I’m not sure who you are referring to, because the story clearly says:

    The news comes as Smith just received a NOMINATION in the Outstanding Younger Actor in a Drama Series category earlier this week for the upcoming 42nd Annual Daytime Emmy Awards.

    I don’t like drunk drivers either, esp since my brother was killed in a drunk driving accident. However, seeing how close he was to being under the mark I can see he may not even known he was “drunk”. It’s no excuse but sometimes life is not so black and white. I refuse to do it at all but I think I’m not in the norm. Sadly many people do.

    ramsay replied

    ok mr perfect so u never done something u regret……we all make mistakes thats what makes us human……and we learn……never judge anyone until u can say u have been there……and can show a litttle compassion and not judgement

    davlestev1 replied

    jimh I agree with you on this one. It certainly has to do with his DUI and the injuries incurred. It may be they mutually decided to part ways in the same way MarcusPatrick did because of his dalliances. All that stripping…all those tiny speedo’s…i’m off track. I agree that this show has to change and soon but as it stands with only 4 left NBC may shoot themselves in the foot giving it up and over to another network which I have NO DOUBT would happen.

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    doris eagan replied

    I hate to see him go, even tho i never did approve of the same sex marriage. Hes a nice looking guy : )

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    Pat replied

    I was extremely disappointed when the original will and sonny team was broken. It has never been the same for me. And now with the new exit I am done.

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    michell replied

    Please dont go off the show ur one of my favorites xoxoxoxo

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    Nicole replied

    I wish Guy Wilson would leave the show. Horrible acting!!!

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    Daisy replied

    I say get rid of the actor playing Will. He’s the worst actor I’ve ever watched. Thank god for the PVR…..fast forward whenever he is on.

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  2. Carolyn says:

    This is a very sad piece of news as Freddie Smith developed a wonderful, complex, multidimensional character that many Days watchers, including myself, have enjoyed.

    I hope, for the safe of keeping the story of Will/Sonny/Paul alive, as well as future stories for all of them (as a triangle and as individually) Days can find an actor who can take on this role with the same panache as Freddie.

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  3. Eddie says:

    I’m not upset that he’s going, but i will definitely miss him. He brought a lot of warmth and humanity to the roll of Sonny. I”m not sure if I would prefer to see the role recast or written off of the show.

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  4. LeeAnn says:

    I am so sad that he is leaving! He and his character are one of the reasons I started watching again after 20+ years. Even if they recast it won’t be the same. This tells me that Will and Sonny’s marriage does not survive Will’s affair. Will miss seeing Freddie’s face and acting. He is a terrific actor. Best of luck to him in whatever he chooses to do. People are saying he has left because of the accident. I don’t believe that . He just might want to do something different. Plus he does have the job with Nerium that seems to be doing very well for him. So when he leaves I will stop watching Days as well.

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    4ever DAYS replied

    LeeAnn, he’ll be on for five more months. Maybe you’ll differently by then. There’s a lot of ways the storyline can go, plus he may come back!

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    4ever DAYS replied

    *feel

    LeeAnn replied

    We can always hope he’ll be back :)

    LeeAnn replied

    I wonder if one of the reasons he chose to leave is because he didn’t like where the story was going? He was there from the beginning, so proud to play the first openly gay man on Days, through the wedding and then all of a sudden Will changes and all heck breaks lose. Too much change in personality. Why couldn’t they let them be happy?

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    Me replied

    So we are allowed to mention the cream/Nerium now?

    Anyway, LeeAnn Nerium is NOT good for FS!! It’s not just another job. It’s all he is focusing on right now and it is ruinining his career. It’s a pyramid scheme and worse. I wouldn’t be surprised if the Nerium people pressured him into not renewing his contract. I don’t understand why nobody is seeing how toxic this is. People in denial – I have never seen as many as among soap fans. Mind boggling!

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    LeeAnn replied

    wow didn’t expect to get yelled at over a simple statement.

    Me replied

    Who is yelling LeeAnn?

    I just wish people weren’t so painfully blind and gullible and in denial.

    Freddie is ruining his career with this cream scheme and nobody cares. I’m told he said in an interview he doesn’t even audition anymore. So, he’s going to sell cream for the rest of his life? That’s not the dream this man once had.

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  5. Patrick says:

    casting call >>>> Kevin Schmidt : ex-Noah, Y&R

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    Susan replied

    No no no , he is a bad actor. Just kill the character.

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    Scott (ATWT Fan) replied

    Ehh, no. That would be bad casting; he looks too much like Will to be cast as Sonny Kiriakis.

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  6. Mo says:

    WOW! Disappointed to see him go as I liked him. Maybe he didn’t like nuWill either.

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  7. Stephanie says:

    I hate this! Freddie has been such a great part of Days….I think the character should stay though. Sonny is such an important character.

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  8. Sandy says:

    This is a real shocker and blow to Days he was the one who broke ground for Days first gay story and now so say he left the role he created on his own is just a another blow to days, if they do recast I hope they find some one similar to his acting style because as far as I am concern Guy Wilson who Plays Will Horton is awful, I liked every single Will Horton recast but him but what has save Guy is the balance that Freedie had where it was kind of and sort of help Guy portray will but for Guy to maybe not have Freddie no longer and or no one similar to Freddie acting style I am not sure Guy will be able to go on as Will Horton on Days. I to think the end of days is around the corner unless they the writers and producers can bring the glory years they had back in the late 70′s, 80′s and 90′s back with bringing in some past cast members the end will be come real soon.

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  9. Scott (ATWT Fan) says:

    Shocking, to say the least. I had a feeling when he was going through his personal troubles that there would be some kind of absence from the series, but I never dreamed he’d willingly walk away. I hope they don’t recast right away; give Sonny some time off-screen, and then recast the role and bring him back renewed and refreshed.

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  10. Patrick says:

    this is alarming

    a stirring increase of the senses

    where’s my show?

    where is this going?

    I can’t see NBC ridding itself of their only daytime serial

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    4ever DAYS replied

    This could be leading to a very big storyline!

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  11. Jenn says:

    So they are bringing Justin back just in time for his son’s exit? I know Sonny is popular and this decision does surprise me a little bit but with some of the actors recent legal issues it’s not unexpected.

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  12. Lew S says:

    WOW!! Not good!

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  13. mark says:

    Days better watch it or it will be the next soap to get the ax! this makes me sad Will and Sonny were the best!

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    4ever DAYS replied

    Freddie chose to leave, mark. He’s been on DAYS for four years. Enjoy the next five months with Freddie/Sonny!

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    Danny replied

    Days is in trouble, I smell a cancellation very soon. I hope that I am wrong. They need to bring back Anna Dimera, Calliope Jones, Carrie and Vivian. I miss Vivian so much.

    Jeremy replied

    @ mark – I too, am a Sonny & Will fan. I hope DAYS will manage to pull itself together before it does get a notice of cancellation. It’s really starting to feel like that may be the case. It’s time that DAYS gets it’s act together, on a whole, bring back fan favorites for the 50th anniversary, write-out/kill-off characters who are not effectively moving story, focus especially on the writing and story, and get rid of this 5 month advancement filming who-ha. Major changes must take place for this soap favorite of mine to last another five years.

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    Miguel replied

    For starters they had better get on their hands and knees and beg Freddie to re-consider before any announcements are made. Give him more money, more time off, whatever he wants because he is driving the one storyline that is keeping Days in the news and viewers watching.

  14. Cindy George says:

    That sucks.

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  15. Patrick says:

    I wonder… if Brant Daugherty, ex-Brian, would come back and spark with Paul Narrita

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  16. Robert says:

    Wow!!! I am rarely taking by surprise but this definitely knocked me off my chair. I wish him all the best, he is very talented and deserves to have continue success, despite his legal problems. I hate to say it but I am hoping they recast Sonny. His character is to important as one half of daytime’s first married couple who are gay.

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    Patrick replied

    “…Wow!!! I am rarely taking by surprise but this definitely knocked me off my chair.”

    yeah, did not see this coming

    Freddie Smith… is at the top of my favorite actors on DAYS

    i’m sorry to see this happening… yeah, i’m selfish… as a DAYS fan

    is the talent pool that great out their that they’d search for work elsewhere? and if his personal life takes precedence over his longevity at DAYS ???? I can’t believe that NBC/Sony/DOOL would let him go for the dui .. since Freddie Smith took full responsibility

    the Paul/Sonny/Will story is the best thing going… and has been… even eclipsed Chandler Massey since Christopher Sean debut as Paul Narita

    I don’t know… inasmuch as posters emphatically state that they will follow a said actors career… it’s few and far between that they find a steady career outside of

    “Thank You” Freddie Smith… it’s shocking and jarring to fans alike

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    Adam replied

    Their were rumors thar Freddie was drinking on the set, and he is going to rehab. Also rumors are flying that Days will fire Kassie Depaiva very soon.

  17. Patrick says:

    when Days of OUR Lives #1 story is upended : THIS is crisis mode

    they may as well recast Guy Wilson… sorry

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  18. kay says:

    So sad to hear this but as long as it was his decision to leave then I am OK with it. Hopefully we will see Freddie in films or primetime or behind the scenes as a writer/director/producer. He is a very talented man with a lot of potential. I wish him the best in his future endeavors.

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    LeeAnn replied

    totally agree Kay. Sad he is leaving but who knows what he might get to do now that he is free of the show :) Hopefully we will see him soon.

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    Me replied

    He spends all his time with the cream scheme now. They have successfully managed to stop him from doing what was once his dream. I wouldn’t be surprised if we never see him in anything again.

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  19. Marc Jimenez says:

    Awwwww Pls PLs Bring in a Recast Immediately of Sonny since Freddie Smith is Departing I Love & Enjoyed the Storyline Of Sonny & Paul its just getting heated and the Will Dramatic Pls DAYS do something don’t Let the Fans down this is 1 of the Great stories going right now … Pls 2 Females Leaving to Serena – Melanie why is Days cleaning house getting rid of alott of Main Cast …. Writers are not Focusing and whats happening to DAYs I know Bo , Steve , Joey , Chloe , Kim are just for awhile why can’t they Built a strong Cast like EJ & Sami bring back Lexie back from the Dead and alongtime waiting for Returns of Shawn D , Belle , Phillip and even Mimi

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  20. Squalus122 says:

    What ever will happen to his cream empire? Since he will lose his soap fans, what will his draw be for people to be sucked into his pyramid scheme. Perhaps he can live off his fiance, oh wait that was a lie, they had no intention of getting married, they just did that for a lighter sentence in court. But they are so much in love, I am sure she will support him. But wait, he should be making millions on his cream deal. No he’ll be all set. Never mind.

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  21. Marc Jimenez says:

    PLS don’t get rid of Paul Narita and Tori Love them give them a Contract to a Long Storyline s there so much they can do with them Pls Recast Sonny pls

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    Patrick replied

    to know that Paul and Sonny are not in the long term plans for feature… BITES

    big

    knowing that Paul and Tori, LOL , rocketed, if you will… in Salem… is a dynamic that even I didn’t see coming

    I have to know… that DAYS production will capitalize on this… and steer onward with

    we still have … Paul, Tori, John, Marlena… dang ! that’s gangbusters… Adrienne, Justin, Victor, Maggie… Lucas

    if DAYS plans on solidifying.. DAYS… they should clean slate and recast both Will and Sonny

    Paul is worth the wait

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  22. Julie Haze says:

    DAYS has been in a slow death spiral as their cast is decimated month after month. Way to go Sony!

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  23. Elite Advisors says:

    This is a catastrophe for DAYS…. Sonny and Paul had great chemistry together…. I lost any allegiance to Will after they replaced the actor…he’s awful.

    Hope they write Will off or recast him again…. this actor does not make a good Will.

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  24. Llanviewer717 says:

    This is shocking and terrible news. Freddie is so good in this role. What a tremendous loss to the show. He will be missed. I wish him much success in his future.

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  25. damien says:

    bye!
    with serena also gone, days can focus on core characters viewers really care about, hopefully with justin, bo , patch returning this can continue towards more comebacks… carrie, austin, belle ,shawn?
    if sonnys out maybe a triangle for paul and will and the sexy bellman from the hotel, derrick?

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    Jordan replied

    Patch and Bo and Sami are only coming back for the 50th Anniversary gala in the fall.

    I think that they will recast the part of Sonny and hopefully find someone else to play Will that will compliment Sonny. I really want to see them back together. If it all comes out that Paul is John’s son then he will be too busy with that to be hitting on Sonny.

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  26. Melador says:

    If the actor left on his own accord then they will most likely recast.

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  27. Iakovos says:

    No! Really? Disappointing news.

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  28. Kathy says:

    The show did such an awful job recasting the Will Horton character do not trust them to be able to cast another Sonny Kiriakis. The real WilSon ended last January when Chandler last aired, this version is just a poor copy and it should just be written off the show.

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  29. Connie Delle Donne says:

    yes I’m upset. I watched the show because of Freddie Smith. He’s a talented gifted actor. Days made a mistake letting him go.

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    4ever DAYS replied

    They can’t force him to stay, Connie. Maybe he’ll come back.

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    Patrick replied

    it’s not that we have a right to know… the fans of… Freddie Smith

    that being said…

    yes… I get that it seemed like Chandler Massey … albeit emmy worthy material to showcase his acting talent

    Freddie Smith seemed so amiable and comfortable with his person in featuring a gay character

    i’m just grasping… as to why he’d leave a place of employment that revered his worth

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    Patrick replied

    * his acting talent… Chandler Massey didn’t seem comfortable portraying a fictional character

  30. Kathy says:

    Sorry to hear of you leaving Freddie. All the very best to you.

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  31. Renee Williams says:

    the article stated that the news came today, well the way things went between Sonny and Will back at the apt. Will seemed it necessary to call his job more important than to celebrate with his husband, that would make me feel like giving up to, maybe the show will end his part with him leaving with Paul. I hate to see sonny go, I really like him and hes very good with Ari, I think if anyone should go ,it should be Will going back to his momma. you will be missed Sonny, ( Freddie Smith)

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    4ever DAYS replied

    Renee, I doubt Sonny will leave with Paul, especially since John is most likely Paul’s father. Christopher Sean’s contract is not up. Sonny could die…maybe at the hands of crazy Will!

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  32. mike says:

    Hope the person who did the Will recast does not get to pick the new Sonny.

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    Michael replied

    So true.

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  33. Allison says:

    Oh Michael, you just keep giving us bad news. You can stop now.

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  34. Daisy says:

    Freddie has made Sonny one of the few interesting and watchable characters on Days. I think he probably knows that Days won’t be around much longer. Very sad all around.

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    4ever DAYS replied

    DAYS will be around until at least September of 2016.

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  35. Brian Cooper says:

    This isn’t good at all. The gay story line is the only good thing about Days at the moment, everything else is very boring. I hope they recast him, I LOVE Freddie but him and Christopher Sean are really the only ones saving the sinking ship that is days. No one seems to like Guy who plays Will and if the Will character ends up with Paul after everything that has happen people may boycott. I also hope the new writers don’t get rid of the Paul, Sonny, and Will story line either because that will for sure kill he show.

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  36. Joe says:

    Hell yes I so pissed! Why is he leaving when his story is really getting so good. This is very disappointing. Freddie whyyyyyy & don’t go!!!!!

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  37. Deanka says:

    I am sad that he is leaving and yes they need to recast then. Wil and Sonny need to stay together. I prefer Chandler Massey so it will be hard to see Will with someone else but yes, recast Sonny and keep them together.

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  38. Mary says:

    I hope they do not try to recast the role of Sonny. Freddie IS Sonny and I don’t think the fans would accept someone else in the role.

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    LeeAnn replied

    agree Mary!

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    Patrick replied

    I don’t know… Sonny carried such an integral character.. that after Chandler Massey left… Sonny just bloomed evenmoreso… and Freddie Smith just jumped up to the plate and hit home run after home run

    WHAT, and endearing character , to behold

    so.. to see Sonny recast… would be easier… at this juncture.. than to see Chandler Massey replaced… as Freddie Smith just cemented how loved his character headlined

    Ahhh… just stretching and grasping at the fallout in my mind.. and hoping for the best…

    it stings to not know the long term… after , Sept. 2016… what NBC/Sony/DOOL have to offer… more than they realize a huge audience for NBC

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    Patrick replied

    Nielson audience be damned

    I think there is a larger DOOL audience… be it word of mouth… than they realize
    (NBC/Sony/DOOL)

  39. Marko says:

    Sad to see him go. I hope they don’t recast. They need to let Guy Wilson go as it hasn’t been anywhere near the same since Chandler Massey left. The chemistry just wasn’t there between Freddie and Guy.

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    Patrick replied

    ditto

    clean slate and recast this formidable pair… the writing is back for this storyline

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  40. barb wolfinger says:

    i am very upset to hear sonny is leaving. he is an awesome actor.i hope some day they will let him come back.the show won’t be the same without him.i want to wish him onky good things in his new endevors.i have been a fan of days since day one and i love days very much.keep up the good work. GOOD LUCK FREDDIE SMITH IN ALL THAT YOU DO.GODS SPEED

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  41. CM says:

    I’m really sad to see him go. Sonny was my favorite part of “Days”. I do hope they recast the character though. I’m all aboard for PaulSon.

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  42. Claire says:

    Really a shame!! I don’t care for the current Will so I see a problem with recasting Sonny. That beautiful face will be missed. Hope they recast both parts and continue the same sex marriage stoyline. Days is my favorite soap and I watch all but B &B.

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    4ever DAYS replied

    Claire, I have faith that DAYS will continue being your favorite soap! The next five months with Freddie/Sonny may be the most beautiful!!!!!

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    Patrick replied

    “…That beautiful face will be missed ”

    NICE

    I feel the same way

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  43. Nate says:

    It says here that he finished a few weeks ago but Christopher (Paul) posted pics on instagram just on April 2, live from the set of NBC / Days and Freddie was in those set pics. You can go on Days instagram page and see them.

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    kay from Ohio replied

    Those pictures were posted that date but may have been taken last month. Sort of misleading when news like this hits.

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  44. Alex says:

    Expecting this. Sad. Sonny wasn’t used as anything more than as a prop to Will yet Freddie Smith made the character endearing. He carried the WilSon “love story” on his shoulders alone. Chandler was good with coming out story but not convincing of his love for Sonny and GW is even worse. The only men he sparked with were Brian and now Paul. Unfortunately, it looks like Sonny and Paul won’t be explored for sure although even if FS was still there, I doubt the show would let Sonny get the focus with their love for Will so I say is better to see Sonny hopefully divorce Will and leave Salem to find himself and better man. Justine and Adrienne’s son deserved better treatment than he got.

    I don’t think Paul is leaving so the poor character is stuck in the prop of Will role now. Good luck to him. I won’t be watching days to witness that travesty. Hopefully CS character on Hawaii 5 gets upped to regular and he leaves Days.

    Good luck to Freddy Smith on his future.

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    Patrick replied

    it’s across the board… Guy Wilson does not have the acting chops to further intrigue and carry, “without” Freddie Smith

    Christopher Sean , as Paul… certainly delivers

    this “travesty” may very well… knock all the pieces of DAYS out of the picture ?

    what’s amazing is how well received Paul has taken hold

    capitalize DAYS…. it’s all their … re-invigorate with recast Will and Sonny

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  45. Debbie Stewart says:

    This breaks my heart. Sonny not being on the show……I dont have words. To recast him, dont make the mistake you made with Will. Freddie Smith, you will be genuinely missed.

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  46. Debbie Stewart says:

    If Sonny gets recast, DO NOT make the MISTAKE, you made when you recast Will. Freddie Smith you have been awesome. Wish you well, in whatever is next to play into your life.
    I hope he isnt recast, those will be tough shoes to fill.

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    4ever DAYS replied

    Debbie, should Sonny leave with Will, leave with Paul, leave on his own or die?

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    Debbie Stewart replied

    Let him leave on his own. The opportunity for him to die, has already been presented. He can never trust the two men, he has ever loved.

  47. Linda Miller says:

    I want sonny to stay, get Paul and Will to leave.

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  48. Marilyn Rainwater says:

    so sorry that Sonny is leaving, same with Melanie.

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  49. Jake from NJ says:

    So sad…love Freddie :(

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  50. sara says:

    I hate seeing him go he will be missed for sure so sad for all of us who watch the show Good Luck

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  51. Jake says:

    Freddie is a fine actor, but doesn’t seem to have much chemistry with the actor who plays Will. The many writers haven’t done his character any Justice. Although Lucas/brad on GH lack story, they have chemistry and commit to the characters.

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  52. Josie Ciccaglione says:

    Oh no he is one of my favorite handsome and likeable it’s Will that should leave he is so getting on my nerves these days but not Sonny K hope they can make him change his mind or jif he really wants to go go to Yand R . As uncomforta ble as it was to see him kissing a guy I’m getting used to that and it’s one of Days better story line I’m sure many agree . I really wanted to see him with Paul they are both kind and honest and dam good looking .

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    Patrick replied

    LOL

    “… I really wanted to see him with Paul they are both kind and honest and dam good looking .”

    see how easy that was to say and acknowledge

    my heart is going to be missing a piece of DAYS

    thank you

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  53. Kalle says:

    Ever since Chandler Massey (Will) left the serie, Will&Sonny were not the same. It is a normal move for Freddie Smith to leave the show. May he receive good roles, that help him develop his talents!

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    Lew S replied

    I totally agree.

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    Patrick replied

    gavel

    echo

    he deserves this tribute and career stronghold

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  54. Mike says:

    Bad news for the Will / Sonny / Paul triangle. Will and Sonny as a couple were done with the recast of Will – over a year in now and it’s safe to say the recast hasn’t’ been a success (and yet Days is sticking to it just to prove a point I guess). Because of that, I had hoped that Sonny and Paul would find their way to each other because the two of them have a natural, easy chemistry and the actor playing Paul is really good. Alas, getting them together is now in question because there may or may not be a recast and if there is, is it going t to be as successful as Will? Yikes! This was the main story on Days, or at least, the only one really working. The new writers are really going to have to start fresh across the board.

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  55. patty says:

    I really wish sonny wouldn’t leave the show I really enjoy watching him .one of the reasons Iwatch days is because of him.HHe’s such a sweet and honest person. I follow up with his fb. Please get him back the show isn’t going to be the same without him. Love ya sonny ( Freddie) please don’t go.!!! Patty a very big fan of yours…

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  56. patty says:

    This is my second comment about sonny PLEASE DONT GO WE LOVE YOU THE SHOW WONT BE THE SAME!!!

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  57. harley says:

    Well Will Left, so I hope who ever they get turns up the fire!!

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  58. Lisa Connell says:

    He was the best of all. Hate to see him go. );

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  59. David says:

    Heartbreaking if true! At least I won’t be late for work anymore as I will not watch Days without Freddie.

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  60. Judy ox says:

    I will miss him but love the new will they can get a new sonny, wish they would do somthing with Rafe

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  61. chris jenkins says:

    It’s sad to see Freddie leave the show. He’s one of the best actors on Days, and congrats for him winning the awards. I’m going to miss him. i’m sure he might want to play other roles, but as far as Sonny, Freddie makes that character so lovable, and wonderful. I don’t think they should recast Sonny. However, i loved Chandler Massey as Will, but Guy has come a long way and is wonderful as Will. Whether they recast Sonny or not, Freddie will definitely be missed.

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  62. mark tate says:

    day’s needs to drop the gay story line

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    maddiehayes replied

    I agree Mark, I do not believe most viewers are enjoying it, in spite of the enthusiasm in this comments section.

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  63. Debra D says:

    Oh No…I will most definitely miss Sonny. I love his character and his style. He plays a great part in the storyline..But I would love to see if Will and him resolve their relationship and see how they work things out…I love “Days of Our Lives”…But sometimes we have to do what’s best for yourself..Paul brought a lot of drama to the show and that’s what messed a lit of things up, even though it was messed up before he came to Days..But the dhow is getting very interesting about the other characters. And a lot of stuff is getting ready to hit the fan…So I’ll continue to keep watching… Good Luck to Freddie Smith bka Sonny Kiriakis, in whatever you do in life..Sonny will be greatly missed.

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    lori replied

    I agree Debra

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  64. Shelley Krayer says:

    Does this mean that his character is also leaving, and the storyline of Will and Sonny’s marriage will end? It is a great storyline, especially because they are Ariana’s fathers. I hope they will continue, despite Freddie’s departure.

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  65. milton green says:

    unfortunatley, freddie is the best on days. but they have a good show and may replace him with someone else as lovely. best wishes to him…

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  66. Bailey says:

    The word on the street is that Chandler Massey (who won 3 Emmys for his portrayal of Will Horton) is being begged to come back to the show for one years with a large salary offer. They would take the character in a different direction with him ultimately committing suicide. This would take DAYS to it’s 50th Anniversary and at the point NBC would cancel the show.

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    Eddie replied

    Since the show films so far out, THE anniversary show should be filmed sometime mid-May to early June depending on when they break and how long they break for the Memorial Day holiday. The show has a contract into Sept 2016 and those episodes should be filmed in March & April of next year.

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  67. mark says:

    The new will is ok but they should recast Will and Sonny with Luke and Noah from As the World Turns!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  68. nicole says:

    Yes i’m upset that Freddie is leaving. I just started watching the show and he’s leaving.

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    4ever DAYS replied

    There’s 5 more months of Freddie/Sonny, nicole. Maybe he’ll come back for the 50th anniversary after a couple months break!

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  69. Rj says:

    Sorry that he will be leaving. I liked how he played Sonny. Sonny is one of the better characters on Days now. Hope they will keep him. I wish Freddie all the best.

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  70. lori says:

    oh noooo!!!! not sonny, why couldn’t it be Wil,, this new Wil really sucks… I’m gonna miss Sonny. Do not recast

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    Jim Anderson replied

    Why do people say “do not recast”? It’s a part on a soap opera, actors come and go all the time. Not everyone stays on the show for twenty to thirty years, maybe Freddie feels he’s done with the character what he could and while he’s young, he’d maybe like to try other avenues of the acting field. I think they could recast the role if they find a magnetic dark haired guy to take over. If the recast doesn’t work out, then they could easily write Sonny out by joining his brother in Arizona to live and thus leaving the door open a crack for the character to return.

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    Jeremy replied

    I’m in agreement with you, Jim. I definitely hope that the show finds a successful new actor to take over the role of Sonny.

  71. Tina Marland says:

    I am so disappointed that he’s leaving the show. I was hoping that he & Paul would get back together. Will is awful. Used to like him but not anymore. He’s worst than his mother. Sonny is an good actor. He will be missed.

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  72. Pat says:

    I started to lose interest in ATWT when the original team broke. They had such great chemistry together.

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  73. Mary Kathryn says:

    This is BAD news, especially since Jen Lillie wants to leave and Chrishelle left. I really like Freddie, hate to see him go and hope the storyline doesn’t have “Sonny” run off with the character “Paul”. Wish there was some way to keep him on and work on the character’s storyline with “Will” though I wasn’t a fan of the prior “Will” and not really crazy about the storyline (or character or the actor) of the current “Will”. Freddie Smith is such a breath of fresh air compared to Chad and Ben – Freddie is a terrific actor and really will hate to see him leave. Hope the fans get an answer to “WHY?”

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    Scott (ATWT Fan) replied

    Jen Lilley has gone on record in stating that she is not leaving DAYS and has zero intentions of leaving the show; she’s happy as Theresa Donovan.

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    Jeremy replied

    @ Scott – And, I too, am happy that she’s Theresa Donovan and that Jen is sticking around. She’s brilliant on DAYS.

    Scott (ATWT Fan) replied

    And Chrishelle was let go from the series; they chose to not renew her contract.

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  74. Cynthia fidler says:

    Well yes that upsets me i really enjoyed his acting

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  75. Billie Brier says:

    I am really sad about his leaving….he was one of my favorites! I only wish him the best, but he will be very very missed!

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  76. CeeCee says:

    @dawn.
    I agree…no David Tom. He’s too old to play Sonny, anyway.i

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  77. Tad says:

    I’m going to miss Freddie as Sonny. I really wish it was Guy Wilson who was leaving. I absolutely hate him as Will.

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  78. Rosemary says:

    It’s sad to see our best character leave but I wish him success and happiness in all his endeavours.Freddie you will always be missed by your fans.I don’t think I will be excited as I use to be anymore.please days of our lives we want recast of Freddie as much as possible.And please Freddie come back again.moo

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  79. Rita says:

    Hate to see him leave, he is one reason why I watch Days

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  80. Gmbenet says:

    Freddie is a good actor. I wish him well. I never approved of a gay storyline on Days and I still don’t. But I do respect Freddie’s ability as an actor. I wish Sonny had been a heterosexual character instead of a gay character.

    Freddie’s exit may be due to the sentence he received in the drunk driving case he was involved in. His sentence included probation and community service. At the time I read about the sentence, I wondered how the probation and community service would work in conjunction with the taping schedule for Days. I’m sure they could have worked around it, but maybe Freddie decided it wasn’t right to inconvenience the show due to his mistake. Also any violation of the law or his sentence could land Freddie in jail. Imagine traveling back and forth to Ohio on a regular basis… Sometimes things happen that are beyond a person’s control. Freddie can’t afford that regarding serving his sentence, nor should the show run the risk of not having an integral actor not be available all of a sudden. So it was probably in the best interest of both Freddie and the show for him to leave. If I am right about what happened I admire Freddie for making such a decision. I’m sure they will miss him.

    That said, I hope Freddie’s exit will bring an end to the gay storyline.

    I asked a longtime Y&R viewer if that show has ever had a gay storyline. She said no. But now they have a transgender story. It will be interesting to see how the Y&R ratings stand up to the transgender story. My friend was not happy about it.

    If Days uses Freddie’s exit as an opportunity to remove the gay storyline, they might see a drastic increase in the ratings. Just saying…

    By the way, I have also wondered whether heterosexual actors get tired of playing a gay character. Kissing a man may not be a lot of fun for a heterosexual actor. It looks like it could get old really quick!

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    Jim Anderson replied

    While I can appreciate other people’s point of view I do not appreciate the implication that gay people or should I say gay characters can’t be a part of what’s happening in Salem. This isn’t 1965 and times have changed and I think
    it’s a positive thing that there are 3 major gay characters on the show, who interact well with “straight” characters, who, after all, still dominate the scene.
    That being said, I won’t say that it doesn’t get a little repetitious when the character of Will yells for the umpteenth time “I will do whatever I have to do to
    save my marriage!” because even I get tired of hearing it. Being a gay male (and by the way, many males watch the show) it’s nice to have a character to identify with but whether or not I find the Sonny-Will-Paul storyline all that compelling, well that may be a point of deliberation.
    However, the years of Soap Opera storylines that are simply “Mary is pregnant with John’s child but she doesn’t want him to know” are old and tired and have been done to death. If soaps don’t reflect current issues and depict ALL kinds of people in this world they surely won’t survive.

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    Jeremy replied

    Well done, Jim Anderson.

    Perfectly stated.

    Jamesj75 replied

    I’ll tell you what gets old: homophobes…

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    The Substitute replied

    The transgender storyline is on B&B!

    Jimh(leave it to beaver) replied

    B&B is doing a transgender storyline not Y&R…

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  81. Lynn Meredith says:

    Sad to see Sonny go. Especially for Arianna. Hope the dreams and hopes he has for himself all come true. Good luck Sonny!

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  82. shan says:

    Want Freddie (Sonny) to be with Paul. Leave with Paul, Will doesn’t deserve Sonny !!!!!

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  83. Michael says:

    Someone save Days. I hope the new writers do a better job.

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  84. david c says:

    i don’t want to believe sonny is leaving days, it just won’t be the same without him. it’s a big hole that i can’t see can be filled by another actor. it hasn’t been quite the same show since chandler left and with sami and ej gone too it will surprise me if this can continue. chandler and freddie had such chemistry it was absolutely amazing and so believable. i’ve continued watching “days” but now with sonny going (gone) i can’t see it will ever be as interesting or as enjoyable. the writers will have their jobs cut out to keep me interested!

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  85. Stephanie says:

    Freddie has really brought the role of sonny to us in a way like no other actor could.
    They really did show Freddie in a role that is unlike any role ever written on a soap and I know that with the problems he has in his life that he might not have any other choice.I love how genuine his acting is but also I know that he needs to get his If he does leave I hope thathouse in order before he can do his job.I respect him as an actor and as a person he really is taking responsibility for his actions and compared to other actors that is what you call maning up.

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  86. Michael S. says:

    Terrible loss for Days and its fans. Now wouldn’t this be a hoot…I hear GH is looking for a name actor for a recast Dillon Quartermaine. What if Freddie were cast and then when Days dumps Wally Kurth…Freddie and Wally could potentially play brothers instead of father and son. I could totally see Freddie as Dillon Q.

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    Jeremy replied

    that would be wild, Michael S!

    Where did you read the GH is finally recasting Dillion Q?

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  87. SurfDude24 says:

    If Freddie’s really gone, they MUST recast Sonny AND WILL immediately. This storyline and fanbase was a BIG part of Days’s success in the best recent year (2013). They hit multi-year ratings highs whenever OriginalWilSon were front and center, and they can get back to these ratings highs IF they finally make the once epic role of Will Horton exciting again. And we need Sonny, of course, and I’m so glad we now have Paul, thanks to the previous head writers Chris Whitesell and Gary Tomlin who were committed to the gay storyline like no one else. Christopher Sean is doing a fantastic job as Paul and he and Freddie have amazing chemistry. I believe, however, that to keep things interesting they have to redeem Will and make WilSon a couple viewers can root for again. What they need now are two outstanding actors who can make Sonny and Will as exciting again as they were with Chandler and Freddie – two actors who come with some experience and proven success.

    I believe the perfect choice would be casting Van Hansis as Will and Jake Silbermann as Sonny (ex-Luke and ex-Noah, As The World Turns). Almost everybody who fell in love with OriginalWilSon and PaulSon still remembers Luke and Noah, tens of thousands of people are still watching – and loving – their story on YouTube in 2015, and it would be the biggest possible coup to indirectly “reunite” them on Days, but now as Will and Sonny. And that’s the kind of coup they urgently need to keep this very important storyline going. It would make Will and Sonny a couple to root for again, while Paul and Sonny would still be a very strong alternative, of course.

    However, I’m not so sure if the new head writers really understand (want to understand) the relevance of the gay storyline and characters for the overall success of this show. They haven’t said a single word about this whole storyline so far, very disappointing!

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    Jamesj75 replied

    Great ideas, SurfDude24!

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    Jeremy replied

    definitely some really solid ideas, SurfDude24. However, DAYS will not let Guy go, unless he, too leaves on his own accord.
    I believe DAYS will recast Sonny, only. If they can succeed in finding a brilliant replacement, the Will/Sonny/Paul triangle will only continually move forward. For the sake of DAYS feature, I do hope they find a great new Sonny.

    Jeremy replied

    *DAYS future (not feature)

  88. SurfDude24 says:

    And hey, this fanbase really deserves an official statement on what happened with Freddie like YESTERDAY!

    It’s very strange they weren’t able to convince him to stay at least till the 50th, since most actors like the exposure they get on such an occasion.

    I’m wondering: Did they even care to try to convince him and offer him a better contract?? The new head writers seem to think they can keep losing the best actors in the age group they need for the key demos?!

    And they don’t even care to inform us about what’s going on, although Freddie seems to have left some weeks ago already.

    If they think that’s a recipe for getting better ratings, we have to show and tell them how dead wrong they are!!

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    sonniorsolita replied

    In all fairness, it’s Freddie’s call on what he wants to share about his own career decisions. Not everybody is like Chandler, who tells the world he’s leaving on national TV before telling his own bosses, lol.

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  89. Gaylene says:

    EJ, Sammi, now Sonny. Disappointing enough to stop watching.

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  90. 4ever DAYS says:

    DAYS tapes five months ahead of what we see. Freddie is the only performer that left under the new writing regime. Molly Burnett left in December after fulfilling her 6 month contract and Melissa Archer’s character was written out by the crazy writers who created Serena.

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  91. j. harris says:

    once he is gone i will pretty much be done watching the show i love the show when he is on the show and the days he isnt on i dont watch after the summer i am done .

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  92. blake says:

    This really sucks, I really liked Sonny especially with Paul. But now that he’s leaving I won’t be investing in him and the character as I have unless the recast is a great one.

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  93. TaleLady says:

    How I liked to see the WilSon sceens in the past!!!!
    Since the recasting of Will my interest dropped due to the performance of Guy that mostly don’t really matches the lines he recitates (I can’t say he is “saying” his lines, cause you mostly see too much of Guy and too less of a Will who could actually say those lines).
    My interest for days rose again since the appearance of Paul/Christopher.
    And now Freddy is leaving, damn!

    If they will recast Sonny and find a perfect mach for Guy and his abillities: I am done watching!
    If they find someone who would play Sonny, the way Freddy/Chandler/Christopher played their roles so far, they should go for a Sonny+Paul relationship in the long run or recast Will again to keep me watching.

    Better no young gay couple in a soap than a Guy+Guy catastrophy.

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  94. JJ says:

    It may be time for me to exit Days as well. I can’t believe Sonny is leaving and Serena. Sonny has always been wonderful and Serena was a breath of fresh air. Days needs to get rid of the snooze fest and horrible actors, Jennifer??? Hello! Maybe I’ll say good bye

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  95. OhioRob says:

    I am amazed at the show of support for Freddie Smith. I had no idea the fan base was so great. I started watching DOOL when he joined the cast and love him in this role. I agree that losing him on DOOL is a serious blow to the show. If it’s his decision to go, then I wish him the best of luck in his entertainment or business career(s). If it’s TPTB at Sony, Corday productions or NBC Universal, then that’s a big mistake. As it’s been said in fan comments many time, he brings the character to life – his recent scenes over these past months have been phenomenal! Increase his comp, flex his schedule to part-time contract performer, or whatever it takes to keep him … some sonny is better than no sonny. I am in the production industry in Ohio & we never want to lose exceptional talent. Fans Rock!

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  96. Me says:

    For someone who has stopped watching DAYS since they shamelessly got rid of Chandler Massey, I’m glad Freddie is out of that mess of a show too now. I hear it was all about cheating and blackmailing and awful stuff like that. Their epic marriage lasted a year, yay, talk about groundbreaking. It could have had a greater impact than to make a mockery of this storyline and letting them become a pure cliché like all the other people on soaps. Glad both Chandler and Freddie are out of there! Now the question is, has Freddie quit or was he fired? Just as with Chandler, we will never know.

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  97. mary skipper says:

    I hope Sonny does not leave Salem. He is a great actor plus he plays a good role on Days. He has lots of fans and I know that all of us wants Sonny to stay get rid of Will.

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  98. kat says:

    Sonny ‘ s leaving , please let Will go too. He is older than Freddie and looks way younger. After Chandler, those 2 just don’t have the chemistry. Let this storyline just die. Would like to see Paul stastay and get to know John. Merlanie leaving so Brady is going to be free as is Eric with Serena leaving. Like a revolving door.

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  99. ramsay says:

    glad freddie has decided to leave….cant replace the original cheddie.but wouldnt it be great it the original wilson got together for a new project..chandler and freddie were great together and really livened up our screens xx

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  100. Steve says:

    I loved Freddie in his role as Sonny. I hate he is leaving but I know he will do great things where ever he goes. I would like to see him recast.

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  101. Rafaela Anshel says:

    I am very sad to hear that Freddie Smith is leaving Days of Our Lives. He is so talented. His presence will be so missed by me… He incredibly played his as Sonny Kiiriakis with so much empathy and sincerity expressed. Very sweet soul is revealed in his acting …. I do wish you well… but you will so missed

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  102. Sandra Stiles says:

    Sad to see Freddie Smith leave Days! Hope he makes a return in the future!

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  103. Phyllis Collie says:

    This is sad. Freddy Smith will be missed by all…especially by me.
    Why bother recasting him? No one can replace him!!!!!

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  104. christy says:

    I don’t think yall should cast anybody else for. Sonny. Freddy is the man and will always be the one to ever play him.

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  105. Denise says:

    I love Freddie on days he is the best looking guy on that show.I’m heartbroken that he is gone. I’m going to miss him very much.See if you can get him back please.and help him keep is job… from Denise

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  106. Darlene says:

    Recast. The character, Sonny after he leaves the show. These scenes has the potential of making some good story lines with Paul, Will and Sonny

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  107. Jacob Chacko says:

    It is sad to see Freddie go. I lost interest to watch Days when Chandler M.left . The only reason I watch the show now is because of Freddie.
    He is witty, charm and so handsome. His scenes with Chandler were so great, I still watch those scenes in U tube. Them two were so natural and real. If this news is true, SO long my friend and all the best to you. You will be a wonderful actor and a wonderful person, with what ever you pursue in your career path.

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    Pam replied

    I HEAR YOU ABOUT SONNY AND THE REAL WILL!

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  108. Pam says:

    I AM SO SICK OF THE BEST CAST MEMBERS LEAVING, AND SONNY WAS A GEM!!! IF THINGS DO NOT GET BETTER I MAY BE LOOKING TO FIND SOMETHING ELSE TO DO AT 1:00 IN THE AFTERNOON!! ALSO LOSING THE REAL WILL,REALLY, SAMI, EJ, MELANIE, PLEASE WHY NOT GET RID OF PAUL, SERENA,ERIC,EVE,AND FOR GOD SAKE TERESA!!

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  109. Mary Carman says:

    I really like Freddie..who plays Sonny..he plays a possivetive..actor on the show..and has morals..he is a fantastic roll model..he is honest in his character..I feel..that he and Paul together..on the show as a couple.would make a better team..

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  110. Sick of this!!! says:

    I’m done with this story line! Days will continue to fail if they keep casting same sex relationships! I don’t want to see this on my TV anymore and will not continue to watch DOOL if they continue this!

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  111. Lucas says:

    No they should not recast sonny I want Freddie Smith to stay on days because it will not be the same without him stay on days of our lives Freddie Smith DON’T LEAVE DAYS OF OUR LIVES STAY ON THERE YOUR FANS LOVE YOU I AM YOUR FAN I HAVE BEEN YOUR FAN SINCE YOU BEEN ON THERE. PLEASE STAY ON DAYS OF OUR LIVES!!!

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    Kimah replied

    Freddy Smith will be in Ohio completing Community Service for his DUI, therefore will not be LA to film DOOL.

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    Dotothy Preitz replied

    Omg dont want sonnt to leave now or chad, all the good ones leavin, I hope he comes back after his communtiy serve

  112. angela says:

    First I like to say I love Freddie Smith as Sonny . I love Chandler Massey as Will. I love Guy Wilson as Will. All these actors are wonderful and talented actors .I get tired of reading people bashing Guy Wilson and saying he isnt a good actor because they are wrong because he is a very good actor. If they recast Sonny I will be fine with it I will give the new person a chance and I certainly would not bash them because I missed the other actor.I feel for the actor who replaces Freddie Smith because he will probally get hated just as much as Guy Wilson has been hated by fans just because they replaced the previous actor.I Dont get me wrong I was very upset when Chandler Massey Left the show as Will it was very sad.But Guy Wilson is just as good as a actor as Chandler Massey was.I will certainly miss Freddie Smith as Sonny he did a really good job and got a well deserved Emmy.I am sure if they recast Sonny the actor who takes his place will do the best they can.All these actors know it is hard to come in and be a recast of a favorite actor.

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  113. Rudy says:

    So sorry to see Freddie go, being another Ohio person, but he really made the role real, he’s a great actor and I hope to see him soon working some where else, God Bless Freddie.

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  114. Ann says:

    I am sorry to hear Freddie has left the show he will be missed

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  115. kashunna deshazer says:

    yes I am little sad to see sonny because him and will won’t have a chance to work there marriage and show the view that people make mistake and see what true is all about the love that will and sonny build together. sonny you will me miss.

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  116. Connie Shoemaker says:

    Freddie I really wish you weren’t leaving Days.. but I will always wish you the best and hope you always get to reach whatever goals you have. You are a awesome actor and I look forward to watching you in other shows! Go get ‘em Freddie! The best of everything, A fan….Connie

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  117. lynnekabala@gmail.com says:

    I am 68 and watch Days. I think Freddie Smith and Chandler Massey are great actors. Hope Chandler left because he wanted to and the same for Freddie. It’s like all the best actors leave.

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  118. Dee says:

    I so want Sonny (Freddy Smith) to stay with Days. I also want to see him and Paul get together. They can get rid of Will any time. He is so wishy washy. Get him to come back.

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  119. Lass says:

    Soooo sorry to see Freddie leave DOOL One of my favorites because of his great ability to act

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  120. Liz says:

    FS is back in LA and filming #hikermovie. Go to Instagram.

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