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NBC's warhorse daytime drama Days of Our Lives has revealed that a second gay character will be on the canvas of the venerable soap opera. The long-running series-the last soap on the Peacock Network- added its first openly gay character Sonny (played by actor Freddie Smith) in June of this year, and rumors were rife that Sonny would soon have a boyfriend. Now, the identity of the new gay character has been revealed as none other than Will Horton, played by handsome, Emmy-nominated actor Chandler Massey [pictured above].
Will’s sexual orientation will become quite obvious to loyal viewers of the show as well as his family and friends but his journey toward self-acceptance is expected to unfold slowly over the next few weeks. Will is a member of the show's core Horton family, with connections to many of the series' most important characters.
The storyline comes as a surprise, as the series has long been known for its very conservative and traditional approach to storytelling (except for the occasional lapse into devil possession and mind control through implanted brain chips). With two talented actors as Smith and Massey at the helm of the exciting new evolution, this fascinating storyline is certain to garner the soap many new-found fans.