RELATED STORIES Salem’s LGBTQ populace has actually taken a hit: Days of Our Lives veterinarians Freddie Smith and also Chandler Massey, who play on-again/off-again gay super pair Sonny as well as Will, have been let go from the NBC sudser.
Smith introduced the news Wednesday on social networks, informing fans in a Twitter video clip that “it was not our option” to leave. “We were looking forward to staying on and maintaining the story going,” he included. “But I do understand there is a whole lot happening with Days of Our Lives [presently]”
The “a whole lot” he referrs to associates with Corday Productions’ debatable, belt-tightening decision last loss to release the entire actors from their agreements amid revival talks with NBC and also Sony. Once Days was officially gotten last month for Season 56, Corday began officially working out new deals with some– but clearly not all– members of the series’ big set.
Smith says he saw the writing on the wall in current weeks. “As the scripts began coming in, I resembled, ‘This doesn’t look great. This doesn’t look like we’re going to obtain [re-] signed to a contract.'”
TVLine has reached out to a Days agent for remark.
Due to Days’ uncommon taping routine– the soap fires six months in advance– Sonny as well as Will will certainly stay onscreen till September, Smith validates. “Though its depressing and stunning, I wish to commemorate what we’ve developed,” the actor informed fans. “That’s what I wish to concentrate on.”
Days of Our Lives releases Freddie Smith and @ChandlerMassey from contracts. https://t.co/dMOErFKz2b!.?.!I will certainly miss out on Salem so much!! Thank you all for the unbelievable love and also assistance throughout the years. I actually feel we told a love story that will certainly survive for life.– freddie smith (@freddiemsmith) February 12, 2020