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    In our 'Days Of Our Lives' News Room, Soaps.com keeps you up-to-date with the latest Soap Opera news on the net. We also feature interviews with the soap stars, as well as local appearances by the actors and actresses.

    Chandler Massey To Exit Days Of Our Lives.

    Wednesday, November 06 2013

    Back to school.

    Updated: November 6.


    Chandler Massey recently exited from the role of Will Horton. While it will be awhile before Guy Wilson will begin appearing in the role, lots of viewers have been left wondering how the transition will work. "Days" co-executive producer Greg Meng dropped a few hints in this interview with Backlot.

    TheBacklot asked for the definitive story about Chandler's departure and Greg Meng said, "It’s real simple. There was a lot of accuracy and inaccuracy in the press. Chandler is not on the show right now. We have an incredible actor on board that is able to take the reins from this role that Chandler did an amazing job creating. And we found somebody who’s extremely talented… but more than talented, he’s so sensitive to this role and so sensitive to the story and the relationship and all that stuff. So we feel that we were very, very lucky to find somebody who wanted to take the reins. It’s an extremely difficult thing to do because Chandler had created such a wonderful role here, played it so sensitively and everything. So we think we found him, and we are very lucky to have somebody that will take those reins that Chandler handed to him and go forward with that." He went on to discuss what Guy Wilson had that helped him snag the role. "You obviously look for some sort of physical similarity on some level. You’re not looking for a cookie cutter because these are human beings and actors, and they have to make [the part] their own. But it’s beyond just looks. It has a lot to do with the sensitivity to the story and what we want to do with it and the eagerness of an actor to really get inside that storyline. And even more importantly the chemistry between whatever other key characters are important with that role…I’m telling you, [Guy Wilson’s] not only doing Chandler justice with what he created in this role, but he’s inside it. I’m telling you, you will love him." Meng goes on to talk about Freddie (Sonny) and Wilson (nu-Will) having the same chemistry. "Sometimes you just hit gold. And I think we’ve done it."

    For more, read The Back Lot's full interview with Greg Meng.

    Updated: August 27.

    In light of Chandler Massey's (Will) departure, "Days Of Our Lives" has released the following public statement:

    "As Chandler Massey announced back in June, he will be leaving the show to further pursue his education and other entertainment opportunities. While 'Days of our Lives' is disappointed to lose such a talent, the show understands and supports him in his future endeavors. Due to current storyline and the timely discovery of new talent that the show feels is the right recast for Will Horton, a mutual decision has been made for the changes to taken place immediately. Chandler will always be a part of the 'Days' family and we wish him nothing but continued success."

    Updated: August 23.

    Chandler Massey (Will) has confirmed that he will be exiting the series immediately. According to Soap Opera Digest, Massey reached an agreement with "Days" to leave now that they have found someone to replace him. News of who the recast is has not yet been released. Massey made the following statement to his fans on Twitter:




    Original article: June 25.

    After winning his second consecutive Daytime Emmy for Outstanding Younger Actor, Chandler Massey (Will) stated to the press room that, "I think that after my current contract is up, I want to go back to school. I want to graduate. I want to have a degree. I just want to keep looking forward." His contract ends in December. Massey joined the cast of "DOOL" in 2010.

    No official confirmation of the exit has been made by the series. With material being shot so far ahead, the earliest his character would be likely to leave the canvas would be at the end of next spring.

    Get the details on Massey's latest Emmy and all the other winners in Soaps.com's 40th Annual Daytime Emmy Winners. And then find out how the stars from Salem stay fit in Days Of Our Lives Publishes Better Living.

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    - Matt Purvis


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    USER COMMENTS

    Posted by ANON70 at Friday, June 28 2013 05:27 PM

    He has been an awesome actor. I am glad that he is pursuing his education and wish him nothing but the best!

    Posted by kayhan at Saturday, June 29 2013 12:28 PM

    Chandler has done a fantastic job as Will Horton and I love the Will and Sonny storyline. If Chandler leaves I hope Freddie stays on as Sonny. Are they going to recast Will or just have him leave? Is Sonny going to leave with him? I understand Chandler wanting to further his education but would it be possible for the show to work around his college schedule and still be able to be on the show- maybe as a recurring instead of contract player. That way the character could still be around just not onscreen every week? Just do not want to see the WilSon storyline get dumped just because one of the stars decides to leave.

    Posted by soapjunkie94 at Wednesday, July 10 2013 02:10 PM

    man another good actor leaving i hope they replace him with somebody cuz if he just leaves it will be sad i will forever miss will horton and i wonder about the whole sonny and will thing whats gonna happen there?

    Posted by Mama Bella at Tuesday, July 16 2013 11:07 AM

    Chandler is the best young actor Days has had in a long, long time. He should continue his education but can't he do that AND stay on Days???? We don't want him to leave!

    Posted by JOUNA at Tuesday, July 16 2013 11:38 AM

    kristen should stop with her revenge, Father Eric doesn't deserve that,Marlena neither anyone agreed with me.

    Posted by sharonschaller at Thursday, July 18 2013 10:38 AM

    Im so sad that he is leaving the show .. He is going to be missed very much.

    Posted by dedee at Saturday, August 24 2013 06:50 PM

    Chandler is a terrific actor, however education is important, I wish him the best of luck in pursuing his dreams.

    Posted by ejami2012 at Sunday, August 25 2013 10:31 AM

    Yes he is s talented actor will miss him but to further is education is great. Best of luck

    Posted by Retsy at Sunday, August 25 2013 03:12 PM

    Chandler is an amazing young actor! I certainly wish he were staying on but his college education is more important. We, the viewers, will adjust but it won't be easy! Follow your dreams!

    Posted by Catz12 at Sunday, August 25 2013 08:50 PM

    He did not quit according the his friend Charlie Sheen who reported that Massey was fired by Days of Our Lives. It was on MSN News. Sheen was so upset that he let the Days producers know exactly how he felt about the firing.

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