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: good morning WilSon Blvd!
How is everyone? Me? I'm emotional. One moment I understand and I wish CM only the best; because I remember what it was like to be 22 and want more out of life. Good for him for being willing to take risk and reach for more. But in the very next moment I could literally cry thinking about not having him as Will anymore and it truly hurts my heart.
I'm a long time soap watcher and I've seen recasts work and I've seen recasts not work. I've never in my life been this affected by an actor leaving a role...so this is new uncharted territory for me.
I love CM and FS equally. I would be just as crushed if FS was the one leaving and on some level I worry he may if the recast doesn't work, but that's my over active imagination thinking the worst.
I'm going to try my very best to remain positive and enjoy the wonderful moments we will have between CM and FS as Will and Sonny over the next few months. We know from tweets that there are a couple sweet moments coming.
I'm going to try my very best to remember that in the big picture this is a TV character and we never have them forever (I just wanted to keep them forever).
I'm not caught up on the board, I've just been lurking on twitter a bit. I just have too many feelings and I don't know what to do with all of them right now.
I'm not sure if Rach has checked in here. I talked to her briefly on Saturday and we talked a bit. She feels the same way as me for the most part. Sad he's leaving but willing to give the next Will (I can't call it a recast...sorry) a shot because CM loves WIlSon as much as us and wants them to be happy and FS deserves our support as fans. She said she's been busy, but would try and check in.
I love each of you and I hope we can stick this out together. WilSon is an important story to show people that love is love - no matter what it looks like. I don't want to lose that message and I don't want to lose WilSon.
I have decided on one thing though. I'd honestly rather get used to a new Will then have Will and Sonny break up when CM leaves and watch Sonny fall in love with someone else. I don't know if I could have handled that.
CM and FS created lighting in a bottle, it will be impossible to create the same magic again. But maybe we can watch some different magic and hopefully we can fall in love with new Will - I'm willing to give it a shot.
I love you all (sorry for the novel...I warned you lol lots of feelings).
Lucky & Str8t: I agree with you. I too was unprepared for the news that Chandler was leaving so suddenly but I understand that he told TPTB he would stay until December unless they found someone to replace him, then he would be OK leaving early. And that is exactly what happened. But what bothers me is that Chandler was called in to tape on Friday which was supposed to be his day off (he was going to be leaving for the fan event in Chicago) to tape scenes with the baby. And Freddie was not there, so he did not get to say goodbye. It was just so unexpected but that's they way it goes. Anyway, I am glad that Chandler did end up attending the events in Chicago and Atlanta even though he may not have felt like it due to the circumstances (some celebrities would have just said screw it and not showed up) but he is a professional and a great guy and he made the effort.
Anyway, I was always hoping for a miracle and he would end up changing his mind, but since that did not happen and now we must accept a new actor playing the role of Will, that is what I am going to do. I know I will compare him to Chandler at first, but hopefully he will be able to give the part his own spin and we will all accept him into the fold. I do hope that he has some chemistry with Freddie, and the pairing will work just as well as with Chandler. I hated to see the role of Will just disappear, because he has a daughter now, and family, and how can you just not recast a role and never see that person again (unless of course they killed him and I would not have liked that at all). So I am glad they decided to recast and I am glad Chandler wanted that to happen because of his love for the WilSon love story. He is such a great guy. I will always love Chandler and Freddie as WilSon, but I am willing to give Freddie and the new Will my support as WilSon too.
I will check in later. I hope we get both Will and Sonny today, but I know we get Will for sure. I think they are on tomorrow and also Friday. Not sure about the other days. But any day that is a WilSon day is a great one!