So just who is the actor who is taking over the coveted role of Days of our Lives‘ Will Horton from two-time Daytime Emmy winner and fan favorite, Chandler Massey? That would be Guy Wilson!
In an interview tonight on the Blog Talk Radio series, Lather Up With Littany, DAYS star Jen Lilley (Teresa) revealed the casting info during a discussion of the difficulties and challenges being a recast on a daytime soap opera, especially of a popular character. Lilley was speaking of her experience replacing Kirsten Storms as Maxie Jones on General Hospital.
Lilley went on to say, “I am very worried for Guy Wilson, who is replacing Chandler (Massey), because I love Chandler. It’s really hard to be a recast, and I can understand from an audiences point of view also why it’s hard. It’s tricky. I always give the analogy of my favorite show: If anyone but Michael C. Hall played “Dexter”, I would freak out. I hope people will be nice to Guy Wilson, because there is a scary thing built into being a recast because of the audience, and the awesome fan base. You guys are so loyal!”
This evening, Guy Wilson commented very briefly on his Twitter account when fans contacted the actor asking if it was indeed him who is the same Guy Wilson, Jen Lilley was referring to, in which Wilson tweeted, “Oh man.” Wilson had also hinted that something big was happening for him career-wise on his facebook page yesterday when he cryptically posted, “Some exciting news… can’t talk about it just yet… but stay tuned…”
As far as Guy Wilson he has quite the impressive television and motion picture resume including guest stars turns on: Breaking Bad, Bones, NCIS (where he played a gay role also), Castle and Cold Case. Wilson has also had an experience on a daytime soap opera playing a teenaged Luke Spencer (Tony Geary) on General Hospital back in 2006.
Look for Days of our Lives to soon make the official casting announcement of Wilson as Will Horton! As fans know who have been following this story thus far know, the new Will Horton will not be seen on screen till at present time early 2014, since Chandler will be seen in the role till the end of the year.
So soap fans, what is your initial reaction to the casting decision of Guy Wilson as a replacement for Chandler Massey? Comment below!