My chat with “Days of Our Lives” star Guy Wilson – he’s rooting for Chandler Massey to win another Emmy
Had my second red carpet interview with Guy Wilson, who plays Will Horton on Days of Our Lives, in less than a month.
But there was still so much to talk about since our last chat!
First of all, the actor who Guy replaced as Will (Chandler Massey) has been nominated for an Emmy for the fourth straight year and will be going for three straight wins next month.
Then there are the impending departures from Days of Allison Sweeney who plays Will’s mom Sami and of James Scott who plays her ex-husband and current fiance EJ DeMira.
“I’ve known about this for a little bit but the show did a good job of keeping it under wraps,’ he said of Scott’s departure which will happen at the end of the summer. The actor has completed his work on the show which films more than three months ahead of airing.
Sweeney had announced her departure several months ago and she will be on the show at least through the end of 2014.
“As an actor I’m sort of sad on a selfish basis because I feel like when I do scenes with Allison Sweeney and James Scott, they bring out the best in me because they are such seasoned, powerful actors. I just love working with them and Iove the storylines that have evolved with them. I will also miss the people themselves – they are wonderful human beings.’
‘That being said, the performer in me is curious about how the void will be filled in terms of the evolving storylines with Will and Sonny and how the DiMeras will evolve going forward.”
Since Guy did not begin appearing as Will until January, he was not eligible for an Emmy nomination but his predecessor Chandler Massey was and snagged his fourth nod.
“We have met, we met back in 2011 and remained friendly acquaintances and then we sort of crossed paths at a party for a mutual friend back in October or November of last years. Charming guy, the sweetest guy. I hope very much to cross paths with him at the Emmys. I’ll be there.”
Is he rooting for the former Will?
“Of course! It’s the Days family. At the end of the day, it comes down to story and Chandler did a wonderful job helping guide this story – the Will and Sonny story forward and I’m indebted to that.”
However, he is “very bummed” that his co-star Freddie Smith (Sonny) did not receive a second consecutive nomination.
“The actors who were nominated I believe all deserved to be nominated so I don’t feel like anyone got robbed in that sense – there’s no one there who doesn’t deserve to be there because they all work so hard. But Freddie has a very soft spot in my heart on-screen and off-screen.”
As far as current developments – the custody battle over Ari and Nick Fallon’s fate, Guy would only say this: “The episodes that are going to be airing over the next three weeks, when we were shooting those episodes, it was some of the most fun acting I’ve ever done for any project. The drama, the turns, the reveals, the clashes.”
“No one is safe,” he adds. “Really exciting stuff is happening. The effects of what happens in the next few weeks are going to be influencing the storyline for the next year – it’s going to be big.”