Chandler Massey is one of Days of Our Lives' most beloved cast members in recent history. When he left in 2013 to return to school and pursue other acting opportunities, fans were heartbroken.
A recent blind gossip item on Jason47's Days Facebook page is alluding to the fact that another character is returning to DOOL soon. We’ve already speculated that Alison Sweeney is quite possibly one of them. Could Massey be the second?
There’s a bit of a challenge in Massey returning because, when Guy Wilson took over the role, the character of Will Horton was killed by the Necktie Killer in 2015. How do you bring Massey back for a cameo or as a contract player?
Well, we all know that no one is ever really dead on daytime television. If DOOL writers want to bring Massey back, they will find a way. And if Sweeney is returning to the fold for an appearance, it’s possible that he could too.
Sweeney was vocal about DOOL writers killing off the character. She told TV Guide Magazine’s Michael Logan in June that she would “certainly consider” coming back to DOOL if her on-screen son returned from the dead.
“I thought it was a huge mistake to kill Will, especially for the show's 50th anniversary. It still makes me angry when I think about it,” she explained.
We also can’t forget that Massey's former manager Jeffrey Ballard certainly teased DOOL fans in February with a cryptic post on Facebook.
“I can neither confirm nor deny that my former client and good friend, three-time Daytime Emmy Award-winning actor Chandler Massey, will be returning to his role of Will Horton on Days of Our Lives later this year,” Ballard wrote. “I guess you will all have to keep watching!”
Could all of the pieces be falling into place with the recent clues floating around the internet? Massey has several projects currently in post-production, but he isn’t tied to anything that might keep him away from returning to DOOL.
Let’s hope this is a positive sign Massey is stepping back into the daytime TV fold.
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