BREAKING NEWS: Chandler Massey to Reprise Fan Fave Role on Days!

Chandler Massey, who will reprise the role of Will Horton on Days of Our Lives.

Fans of Chandler Massey and Days of Our Lives are set to have a wish granted they’ve been clamoring for for a long time!

Come Back and See Us Sometime, Will Ya?

Yes, it’s true, Days fans: Chandler Massey is coming back to Salem as the beloved legacy character, Will Horton.

“Chandler Massey… is coming back to Salem to reprise his popular role,” reported

““I am so excited to be bringing Will back to Salem!” Massey told EW. “I can’t wait for the fans to see what we have planned. You won’t want to miss it!”

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A Proud Mom

His on-screen mom, who’s also returning to Salem soon, Alison Sweeney (Sami Brady) also chimed in on the issue.

“I’m so excited to work with Chandler again. It will be fun to see what they have in store for our characters,”

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A Complicated Past

Massey vacated the role of Will in 2014, but not before winning three Daytime Emmys for his work in it. Massey played the character when Will participated in the first kiss between two men on Days.

Guy Wilson then assumed the role, but his Will fell victim to the necktie killer in 2015, in a move that angered many, including Sweeney.

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Bigger Than Any One Actor

Guy Wilson took to Twitter to say there are no hard feelings about which actor plays the role, he’s just glad that the iconic character is coming back to Salem. He’s also friends with Chandler Massey–so cute!

“Whether it were me, Chandler, or an entirely new recast, the world needs Will Horton. I couldn’t be more happy that Chandler Massey, a tremendous daytime actor, and friend to boot, is back in the saddle as the steward of such an important LGBTQ icon,” Wilson said. Cool guy, right?

What do you think Massey’s Will will be up to when he returns to good ol’ Salem, dear Soap Cities readers? Let us know, and keep checking back with us for updates on this breaking story!


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Akbi Khan has been watching and loving soap operas for 31 years and writing about them for the last four. She also loves sitcoms; musicals; laughter; going dancing; spending time with family and friends; fighting for animal rights, ethical environmental stewardship, civil liberties preservation, and LGBTQ rights; and evolving along a spiritual path. She has a Master’s in rhetoric and composition. Akbi is 39 years old and lives in Ellicott City, Maryland.

Discussion6 Comments

  1. i read this on another place

    i’m sorry but he so needs to stay dead

    they are getting sickeing…….about this…

    they have been for years, now, but even more now

    the dead just need to stay dead


    • Akbi Khan

      You’re really not a fan of the back-from-the-dead storylines. We remember, karin. But maybe you’ll like this one–who knows! 🙂

  2. I am so excited Chandler and Will are back. They should have never killed Will. There were so many different ways they could have gotten Will out of Salem. To me they are righting a wrong. Welcome back Will!!!

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