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“If Days ever asked me to come back? Yeah, I probably would!” recently chatted with young Hollywood heartthrob Dylan Patton, the talented actor who portrayed Will Horton on Days of Our Lives for the greater part of 2009. His work on the show not only garnered him a serious fan-base, but a Daytime Emmy Award nomination for Outstanding Younger Actor! Read on as Dylan shares his feelings on being nominated, funny memories from the set of DOOL, and the truth behind his departure from the show! So how about that Daytime Emmy Award nomination for Outstanding Younger Actor?

Dylan: Hell yeah! [laughs] [laughs] How does it feel to be nominated and get some recognition for your work on Days of Our Lives?

Dylan: It’s crazy. When I started the show I didn’t even think it could happen. I mean, even when I had went to the Emmys I was joking like, “oh yeah, maybe next year I’ll get nominated!” Totally just being sarcastic. Now it’s a reality and now I might win. I’m actually nominated! Even when I was pre-nominated I was like, “no, there’s no way.” [laughs] All the people I was up against, even the people on my show that were nominated in the same category. Wow! Now we’ll just have to see what happens. Your fans are definitely pulling for you, and you certainly have garnered a lot of them from your time on the show as Will Horton! Many are still wondering why you left. What’s the real story behind your departure?

Dylan: I didn’t leave the show. I was told that I was going to be replaced by another actor. It came as a shock to me. I don’t know, they do it all the time. And now I don’t even know what’s going on with the kids storyline on Days. I don’t even think that it’s going on anymore. They let go of Taylor Spreitler (Mia McCormick, DOOL) and all the other kids. [Editor’s note: This was his speculation but the ‘other kids’ are still working on the show. They just haven’t been seen on canvas much.] There’s a rumor that the show told you they wanted to put Will into a gay storyline and that you didn’t feel comfortable doing it, which is why they switched actors. Can you set the record straight once and for all?

Dylan: The show never even asked me about that. What I think is that even if they were going to do that story, they probably wouldn’t have even asked me about it anyway. They didn’t make Will gay, did they? As of right now, no.

Dylan: I guess we’ll see.