Chandler Massey Exits “Days Of Our Lives” Early: Role To Be Recast

Two-time Emmy winner Chandler Massey has officially filmed his last scene as Will Horton on Days Of Our Lives, months earlier than previously announced.

’I’m done. It’s bittersweet,’ said Massey who won his second Emmy for the role in June. ’These four years have been so amazing I’ve built a family here. I’m so grateful to NBC and everyone for these amazing four years. It’s been my privilege and honor to work there.’

The actor added: ’I’m appreciative for Days and NBC for letting me out of my contract early so I can go and pursue these opportunities that I have not been able to pursue before.’

And producers, who had originally dismissed any talk of recasting the role, have apparently changed their minds.

’I think it’s a good move (to recast),’ Massey said. ’I’m biased because I fell in love with Will and Sonny and I want Will and Sonny to be together.’

The show films three months in advance, so at least we’ll have Chandler through … maybe Thanksgiving? We’ll talk about recasting at another time (will they go for a newcomer, or a familiar face?), but whoever they get to put the Wil in WilSon will have a big ugly plaid shirt to fill.

(h/t to BookerguyTBay)

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