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Chandler Massey talks about his ‘Days of Our Lives’ character Will Horton coming back from the dead

Chandler Massey is at long last returning the the role of Will Horton on Days of Our Lives and the three-time Emmy winner talked to the New York Post about it.

Will has been dead for two years. Is he coming back in a “Walking Dead” twist?

No. I guess I can say [laughs] he’s not a zombie. Soaps have their ways, you know? Will certainly wouldn’t be the first person to come back from the dead. They have a medically plausible explanation.

What can fans expect from Will’s return?

The most obvious thing will be Sonny [Kiriakis], his longtime love, is involved with someone else now. It throws a pretty sizable wrench into [that] romance.

Did you realize how big the Will and Sonny love story would be for gay fans?

No, I really had no idea. It wasn’t until after I started hearing from people who watched the show, and getting letters and reading tweets and talking to people at events that I realized how important the story was.:

Why did the show bring you back instead of Guy Wilson?

Guy did a phenomenal job [as Will Horton]. If I had to speculate, I would say playing Will originally when the coming-out story was happening and all that just worked ultimately in my favor.

You did re-shoots of some of Wilson’s scenes, including one where Will was murdered. How’d that go?

The scenes were very intense and required a lot of energy, but I don’t think it’s weird. When I first started working on the show, I was a recast. There’s a kid named Dylan (Patton), who played Will before me, and there were a bunch of Wills before him. So that’s just kind of how it goes, you know?

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  1. He’s so nice. I think we all know why Guy Wilson wasn’t the one to return.

    This sounds like it’s going to be a great story line, perfect for Chandler!

  2. So excited to see Chandler Massey back. I hope he stays for a very long time.

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