Now here is an interesting video courtesy of Logo’s LGBT entertainment website The Backlot! While visiting the set of Days of our Lives, the outlet caught up with three of the Salem hunk contingent: Galen Gering (Rafe), Eric Martsolf and Greg Vaughan (Eric).
Each of the actors sat down and gave their thoughts on what they think it has meant to the long running NBC soap opera to have a same-sex romance and LGBT characters represented on the Salem canvas via the romance of Sonny (Freddie Smith) and Will (Guy Wilson).
Galen, Eric, and Greg talk about how they are proud that NBC and DAYS are presenting the story of Sonny and Will to a mass audience, especially in the times we live in, and to illustrate that all types of love exist in the world today, and that soaps historically have been groundbreaking in tackling social issues of the day.
Galen Gering stated on DAYS same-sex storyline: “I think obviously this storyline has been a huge hit. I think it was difficult for them to recast Chandler (Massey), but I think Guy (Wilson) is doing a phenomenal job. I think the reaction in large part has been massively positive. It’s great to see the show is forging new ground. Not making it a story that has come and gone, but a real story about people. And for me, not to focus on the fact that you have this gay couple, but to focus on that they are real people living out a story.”
Watch Galen, Eric, and Greg after the jump! Then, let us know what you thought of these gents take on Sonny and Will’s storyline … and DAYS continuing to represent the LGBT community on their canvas!