I guess this falls under the heading of persistent rumor more than anything else, but since Daytime Confidential is talking about Freddie Smith return as if it’s probably true (I hadn’t heard about it), it seemed worth posting. I’ve thought that the Chandler Massey rumors were wishful thinking all along, and this doesn’t really change that, but I would welcome him back with open arms and I don’t care what nonsense they have to write to make that happen. (Can’t be worse than the Kayla/Steve/Ava story!) See the post copied below:
Is Will Horton about to escape from the grave on Days
of Our Lives like one of those zombies in Michael Jackson‘s
“Thriller” video? Chandler Massey‘s chatty publicist Jeff
Ballard did absolutely nothing to quiet rumors of his client’s pending
return by tweeting:
“I’ve been getting quite a few calls about this —
so for the record — I can neither confirm nor deny that my former client and
good friend, three-time Daytime Emmy winning actor Chandler Massey will be
returning to his role of Will Horton on Days of our Lives later this year. I
guess you will all have to keep watching!!”
Massey infamously exited Days of Our
Lives in 2013. The actor had announced plans to leave the show to
return to college in the press room at the Daytime Emmys. DAYS then hastily
decided to recast Will with Guy Wilson, who never quite caught on
with the soap’s die-hard fans. In 2015, the iconic gay character was
killed off by a Zoolander-esque serial killer.
Massey’s former TV lover Freddie Smith is
reportedly reprising the role of Sonny Kiriakis on the sudser later this year.
Would you guys and gals be okay with DAYS doing the ole’
Return From The Dead Shuffle to bring Massey and Will home to Salem U.S.A.?
Sound off in the comments!
By the way Freeman, there was a photo with this article, and though I’ve tried several different ways to paste it here, none of them see to have worked, even though sometimes the photo shows up in the editing window. So you should probably ignore my other advice!
Such great news that Freddie Smith will be back on our screens later this year! He and his Sonny were one of the very best parts of the old writing regime, and there’s no doubt in my mind that Josh Griffith & Co. will get very creative and write something compelling for Sonny’s return to Salem. This is definitely a step in the right direction!
Yes, I am looking forward to the return of Freddie Smith and, perhaps, Chandler Massey. If the speculation about Massey is true, I can’t help but wonder if this was a recent decision or if the writers knew all along that Massey was returning. In any case, I am eager to learn exactly when Smith will appear on our tv screens.