Actor Freddie Smith will go from
playing gay in the CW teen drama 90210 to playing gay in the
NBC daytime soap Days of our Lives.
Smith's gay character Sonny arrives in
Salem on Thursday, June 23, Entertainment
The gay storyline is a first for the
Smith's Marco was introduced as a
romantic interest to Trevor Donovan's all American Teddy on 90210
during the second half of the show's third season. But Donovan
will not return to West Beverly Hills High next year as a regular,
which most likely means the end of Smith's Marco.
Smith described his new character as
outgoing and worldly: “He is the center of attention kind of guy
but in a good way. He's very confident and mature, he's traveled the
world and is very open-minded. I'm very excited to portray him.”
And he says he's excited to play the
soap's first gay character.
“I truly care about the whole thing,”
he said. “There's been a lot of controversy about this and for me
to be able to [be] a part of it, to be able to change people and make
a difference … I'm really excited to play a character with that
But will Sonny get a boyfriend? “We
all make jokes, 'Who am I going to make out with first?' It's going
to be fun to see.”