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Is Blake Berris Leaving ‘DAYS,’ Again?

Saturday, November 9, 2013 7:35 PM EDT
In the coming weeks a storyline involving the characters of Nick Fallon and Gabi Hernandez gets physically violent and rumors are now swirling about the possibility that as a result of the storyline, Nick's portrayer, Blake Berris, may be leaving the "Days of our Lives" canvas.
During today's "A Day of Days" fan event at Universal CityWalk Hollywood, actor Freddie Smith shared with Soap Opera Network that Guy Wilson will replace Chandler Massey in the role of Will Horton beginning in January 2014. The actor noted that viewers will see Chandler one day and the next day they'll see Guy (ie. Will is not leaving town only to return played by a new actor).
Recasting pivotal roles always comes with a rollercoaster of equal parts praise and equal parts critique, but “Days of our Lives’” decision to recast the role of Will in what seemed like mere moments after the announcement that Chandler Massey was departing the role has seen rumblings closer to an earthquake than a mere thrill ride. Viewers have questioned whether the show’s decision to bring Guy Wilson in was a way to stick it to Massey for leaving the role he’d made popular over the last three years, and some even questioned why Massey was leaving the show in the first place. The Backlot, an online publication that calls itself the corner of Hollywood and gay, managed to snag an interview with “DAYS” co-executive producer, Greg Meng, to get the inside scoop!
Today marks the end of a four-year chapter for “Days of our Lives” fan favorite Casey Deidrick (Chad DiMera), who entered Salem as Will’s (Chandler Massey’s) hated rival back in 2009 and is now exiting the canvas as a much-loved and integral character, son of Stefano (Joseph Mascolo). In honor of the occasion, Soap Opera Network spoke with Deidrick’s onscreen love, Kate Mansi (Abigail), who tearfully recalls taping her final scene with Deidrick and opens up about how she truly feels about the star’s exit!

Chandler Massey Talks ‘DAYS’ Exit

Friday, July 19, 2013 1:58 PM EDT
Shortly after winning his second consecutive Daytime Emmy award for Outstanding Younger Actor in a Drama Series last month, "Days of our Lives" star, Chandler Massey, announced plans to depart the NBC Daytime drama series after portraying the role of Will Horton for the past four years. The actor stated he wants to go back to school and he wouldn't be able to do that while under contract with the soap.

Networks Release Daytime Emmy Award Winner Promos

Monday, June 24, 2013 2:58 PM EDT
On Sunday, June 16, CBS' "The Bold and the Beautiful" and "The Young and the Restless" were the big winners at the 40th Annual Daytime Entertainment Emmy Awards, which celebrated the best in soaps, talk, game shows and more. In celebration of their multiple Emmy wins, CBS has released promos for both "B&B" and "Y&R," which includes highlights for the entire CBS Daytime lineup. In addition to the CBS soaps, NBC has released a promo highlighting "Days of our Lives'" win for Outstanding Drama Series and Chandler Massey's (Will Horton) second win for Outstanding Younger Actor in a Drama Series.
Charlie Sheen ("Anger Management," "Two and a Half Men") is proud of Chandler Massey (Will Horton, "Days of our Lives") for winning his second Daytime Entertainment Emmy Award for Outstanding Younger Actor in a Drama Series and he wants the world to know it. In a Twitter posting last week, a few days after Massey won his second Emmy Award, Sheen posted a picture of himself holding Massey's Emmy with the caption "Having taught ths kid everything he knows, I'm proud but not surprised. We call it SHID--Show 'em How It's Done."
As noted in our recent interview with Greg Meng, co-executive producer, "Days of our Lives," the NBC Daytime soap opera is releasing "Days of our Lives Better Living: Cast Secrets for a Healthier, Balanced Life," a new book that delves into five better living topics - nutrition, exercise, style, inspiration and balance.
On Sunday, June 16, during “The 40th Annual Daytime Entertainment Emmy Awards,” NBC's "Days of our Lives" won its first Outstanding Drama Series Emmy Award in 35 years. The last time the show won in this category was in 1978! In addition to the drama series Emmy, "DAYS" also won for Outstanding Younger Actor in a Drama Series (Chandler Massey as "Will Horton"), Outstanding Live & Direct to Tape Sound Mixing for a Drama Series (Zoli Osaze, Re-recording Mixer; Roger Cortes, Production Mixer; Jacqueline Frazier, Hector Sarabia, Harry Young, Boom Operators) and Outstanding Stunt Coordination for a Drama Series (Terry James, Stunt Coordinator).

EMMYS EXCLUSIVE: Winner Reactions

Monday, June 17, 2013 1:27 PM EDT
You saw the top winners of the 40th Annual Daytime Entertainment Awards accept their honors on stage, but guess what? Soap Opera Network went the extra mile and caught up with each and every soap opera winner just as they exited the grand stage! What were they thinking when their name was called? Where will they put their gorgeous gold men? And how will they celebrate being the top actors in their field? Read on to find out!