Chandler Massey, who plays Will Horton
on the long-running NBC daytime soap Days of our Lives, has
said he's thrilled to play gay.
The 21-year-old Massey spoke with The
Huffington Post about his character's upcoming coming out
“It's going to unfold slowly, because
we want to be as realistic as possible, because coming to terms with
who you are and your sexuality is not something that happens
overnight. It takes time,” Massey said.
Massey said producers are not pursuing
the storyline simply because it's “popular.”
“It's not one of those things where,
'Oh, some other soaps are doing gay storylines, it's popular, it's on
Glee, so we're just going to do it.' It's a meaningful story
that's very relevant today. You can expect some good stuff.”
He added that coming out will be
difficult for his character: “It's going to be very difficult. …
Mostly, it's because of the people he cares about and loves. He's
basically afraid of how they will react.”
And on playing a gay role: “Personally,
I was thrilled when they told me back in February. … I'm honored to
be part of this storyline, which is important and relevant today.”
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