’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)