In a posting on his Facebook page, hours after his final scenes as Sonny Kiriakis on NBC’s “Days of our Lives” aired, actor Freddie Smith reflected on the roller coaster ride he had playing the role and what it meant not just for him, but to the fans as well.
“I remember people being unsure how the audience would accept the character,” Smith says of Sonny. “With amazing writing and an incredible vision, ‘Days of Our Lives’ and the creative team told a raw, uncut, passionate love story between two men who fell in love.
“Will [currently played by Guy Wilson, previously played by Chandler Massey] and Sonny became the POWER COUPLE known as WILSON! We were treated like every other couple on the show and the audience accepted us with open arms. I feel so blessed to have been a part of the equal rights movement over the past 4 years. I will never forget the journey I had as Jackson ‘Sonny’ Kiriakis.”
Smith concluded his posting thanking his friends, family and the fans for their love and support, but also noted “I know Sonny will be missed, but I hear Salem always has their door open!”
WHAT DO YOU THINK? Could the show have done more for Sonny’s goodbye?