September 12, 2013 at 9:52 am #425359
Well, he certainly looks the part, and there’s a great resemblance between him and Alison Sweeney. I think I’ve seen him in things before, though I can’t place where, even after looking at his IMDb profile. It’s surprising to me that the show went with someone five years older than Chandler Massey and three years older than Freddie Smith. He looks younger than he is in photos, so hopefully he doesn’t come across as too older to be Sami and Lucas’s son. DAYS casting has been excellent the last few years, so I’m willing to trust this one.
It’s hilarious that Jen Lilley is now the go-to source for under 30 casting on DAYS. It’s also funny that his last name is Wilson and he’ll be a part of WilSon.September 12, 2013 at 3:54 pm #425360
^^^ Yes, bless her heart! I love how Jen Lilley has become our official DAYS casting insider!
I’m glad that we now finally know who the recast will be as I think it’ll also make the transition easier for the audience when Wilson takes over as nuWill. Wilson is an interesting pick, and you’re right, he sure looks like he could pass off as Ali Sweeney’s son (or maybe much younger brother, since age-wise they’re not too far apart)!
I’m really curious as to what the show has in store for Gabi’s character as we also know Camila Banus will be exiting her role. I can’t imagine with Gabi being such an integral part of the show at the moment that they’ll simply write off her character; a recast seems more likely.
P.S. Just love your new signature, EmmyLoser! And so the campaign to bring back Christie Clark to DAYS begins….September 13, 2013 at 7:36 am #425362
Thanks! I figured I’d give CC a few weeks to recuperate from childbirth, but she should be ready by now, right?
Do we know when Camila Banus’s contract expires (though we already know that’s no guarantee)? Gabi is a major part of story right now, but if her contract isn’t up until, say, January, that would have the character on canvas until May of 2014, which would be enough time that Rafe won’t be incapacitated anymore and they could have played out an entire story cycle with Nick/Gabi 2.0 and some drama with Will and Sonny. I’m not saying they shouldn’t recast, but I could see them killing her or putting her in a coma or something. Will as a single parent or Will/Sonny as parents is probably as interesting as them struggling with Gabi, especially since we’d have already had months of that, and I can’t help but think DAYS has longterm plans for Nick and Theresa. But then it seems like Abigail/Cameron/Gabi is also a story possibility (because why should Daniel be the only doctor who dates his patients?), so who knows.