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Drama! Fan Fave Chandler Massey Was Actually FIRED From 'Days Of Our Lives'!

We previously reported on Chandler Massey's exit as the wildly popular, out gay character Will Horton on Days of Our Lives. Massey was nothing but gracious as he expressed his gratitude to the show and his fans, but was the talented actor actually fired?! And why is Charlie Sheen freaking out about it?!
 

"Two-time Emmy winner Chandler Massey filmed his final scenes as Days of Our Lives' gay heartthrob Will Horton on Friday, Aug. 23 — only he didn't know they were his last until he was summoned at the end of his work day to the office of Greg Meng, the soap's co-executive producer. During this meeting, Meng informed Massey, who had been planning to depart the NBC soap when his contract expired in December, that he would have to leave immediately because a replacement had already been hired.

Massey exited the studio sans fanfare — no farewell party, no goodbyes, no nothing — and sources close to the young actor say he was devastated and in tears. His last episode will air on or around Dec. 31. Days has yet to announce the name of Massey's replacement, who won't begin work until after the soap returns from a two-week production hiatus in September."

Apparently Charlie "Tiger Blood" Sheen, who shares a publicist with Massey and is a friend, got word of Massey's firing and he erupted on Twitter with a pretty scathing attack on the Days producers, tweeting:
 
Sheen's tweet has been deleted, but the internet is forever. 
 
Sheen and Massey's publicist Jeff Ballard spoke with TV Guide, saying:
"Charlie was just defending a friend. He got a little carried away, but it was out of his concern and admiration for Chandler." 
 
According to TV Guide, "Days has issued a statement calling Massey's exit 'a mutual decision,' which isn't exactly true. Yes, Massey did publicly announce his plans to quit Days in the press room at the Daytime Emmys last June, on the night of his second consecutive win. But my spies tell me the Days chiefs were blindsided by his news and that they decided to blindside him back with an early exit."
 
Yikes. For his part, Massey is staying classy, telling TV Guide: "I'm actually glad things went down the way they did. I appreciate the producers for letting me out of my deal early because I can now pursue other opportunities I couldn't under contract. And, really, I want what's best for the show and the character. I'm honored to have played Will's coming-out story, and really proud of the Will and Sonny romance. It's important that they pass the torch to another actor and continue the story."
 
Whew. There's more drama backstage than we'll ever see on screen!
 
How do you feel about how this all went down, Instincters?
 
 
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I'm really hate that he's not on the show anymore, I thought he was a excellent actor and of course he also very attractive. It's days of our lives loss and I think with his talent he will move on to bigger and better things but I will miss him.

the only other time i have stopped watching days was when they replaces shaun and bell and i just starting watching it again last jaunary and  now im not to pleased with it again massey was a good will the best and this new guy really now not feeling it what so ever

I had to finally stop watching. As much as I love the Will and Sonny story. Chandler is the ONLY Will. Watching Freddie with this new guy physically hurts. He doesn't even resemble Will. His acting is awful. Not even the insanely talented Freddie Smith can save this relationship. I just can't watch it anymore. I eagerly look forward to seeing what becomes of Chandlers career. Suck it Days.

The only other time I quit watching Days was when Marlana was demon possessed. I wish that days would drop the gay thing, maybe they don't realize many of their fans also believe the way that Phil Robertson believes. Is it worth it to lose your audience over political correctness (in who's opinion). Usually I will change channels or hope the scene is a short one because two men making out is just gross. I really wouldn't mind if their story line got a little more complex than an adult version of spin the bottle.

If u watch it u have to deal. It is a great dramatic story line and there is nothing wrong with it. To be honest it is the only reason I restarted watching Days

STOP watching the show!!! Nobody told you to come back. I don't find nothing wrong with the guy storyline. Get off your high horse and grow some balls

You are an idiot 

I know you know wha site your at. What are you afraid of really? Your reading a gay magazine asshole! And a good one at that. So of your going to troll do it somewhere else! Or is this how you justify getting your jolly's you can look and wank as long as you condemn us? Are you really that hard up for a life? You and the others like you disgust me. But be Arendt we aren't going anywhere. EVER. we will be here long after you are gone.

Alex,

Everybody's going somewhere. It's your choice. I don't hate gay people, I just happen to believe the Bible. It's not too late to change your mind. It does not effect me you are gay and you have the right to free speech, just like me.

Sherry. I do hope you know that it took two strait people to make a gay child.. Two strait people in the same image of God himself. Adam and Eve were the first two people on his earth so in reality we are all related one way or another and insest is against everything we believe in the Bible. 

I have been following Days of Our Lives since I retired.  Bring back Chandler.  The new actor does not even look like Will.  I was so disappointed.  If you have to replace an actor in a major role, at least transition into it.  This is just not believable.  It is like you are having a conversation with Will and you turn around to answer the door, when you look back to finish the talk, Will turned into someone else!!!!  Do you get it, writers and producers???

We are watching our dvr'd episode of DOOL and were shocked that Will just changed! We didn't see that coming and initially our view is that the new actor is very green and wooden in the scenes, plus the actors around him don't seem to be very comfortable/natural so all in all it's disappointing that we're thrown a new person taking on a role of someone we came to know and love, especially for the liberating gay role Chandler played.  Sad.  All the best to Chandler in whatever new ventures he explores x

Will needs brought back, Days just is not the same without him. The new Will just dont seem right. Will (Massey) come back!!

Meng sucks and if it weren't for Freddie I would turn off as soon as Chandler was done. I love the rest of the cast too but as today it's rumored there is going to be a gay wedding. Meaning the wedding that Chandler wanted Will and Sonny to have is going to happen is going to happen. Meng is being a cheap little bitch. He knows that the sell outs at GLAAD Will cream their shorts just because of that. He's a low life.

Well the word is everyone loves Guy Wilson. And he's going to get everything that they wouldn't give Chandler and Freddie. Well funny that hey were ready for something at the Day of a Days event. The whole cast had their lines for the press. He'll even the press was watching as Freddie signed autographs. Thise of us that love Freddie will continue watch as much as we can. I will watch for the rest of the cast too. Chandler will go on and be better than a soap. But he will be missed. Yeah he fucked up. But I hope Meng gets fucked in the end. What a loser.

Days you suck!! Chandler Massey has been one of the BEST actors on Days! The fans LOVE HIM!!!   I knew he was leaving (not happy about that) but knowing that you have treated him SO BADLY ~ I think you have lost a long time fan here. Maybe others will feel that way too. 

I think Chandler is the one who messed up to be honest he should have told NBC BEFORE going to the press saying he was leaving in December. I think Chandler and his dumb publicist wanted more money but NBC wasn't playing that game.

For the people complaining about NBC and Days this is SHOW BUSINESS, and obviously Chandler didn't get the memo. You NEVER EVER piss off your boss. NBC fired Chandler because it makes sense, they get a new story arc going on, and two new characters will appear on screen next year.

do you really think that they did not know he was leaving? When do you think they were going to renegociate his contract? In November? It is all just lies. What they probably didn't want is for him to announce it to the public. He was just a naive kid. Anyway TPTB made a hasty recast just to be spiteful and it really is unwatchable at this point just words, but zero chemistry. 

He a good actor and needs to move on to what he wants.  He know's  what he is doing, I am sure.  Sad to see him go, he is one of my Picks as one of the best actor's on the show.  Good Luck Chandler, your the best.

the story line will continue but, just with a different actor playing Will. Not surprising since he already announced he was leaving the show at the end of his contract. Massey has already stated publicly he was glad to be let out of his contract early.

wow that's not right the only good storyline and they screwed it up that's the only reason why I watchedit's their loss I lost an amazing actor best of luck to you chandler:) they can go to hell

They

His replacement HAS already been announced and inked a contract with "DAYS" and He is Drew Garrett, Who very briefly played Michael on "General Hospital," before being replaced with Chad Duell...  I feel very bad for You "DAYS" Fans, as Drew was not a very good Actor, and definitely not compared to Chandler!!!  Hopefully Chandler is offered a contract to play Lukas Jones on "GH" now...  Lukas is a character Who has been off screen for several years, living in Seattle with His Mother Bobbie Spencer, due to return in the next couple of months...  I have watched Chandler as Will over on "Days" about twice a month or so, and He is a great Actor...  Whatever happens, I know that Chandler will move on to bigger and better things, and the Producers at "DAYS" will be sorry for their treatment and blindsiding of Chandler...

The only decent storyline on "Days" was with Will and Sonny and Massey was great in the role.  Now they can make story lines as boring as all the other story lines recently.  I wish him best of luck.

It is their loss by far.

Not classy, "Days of our Lives"!!!

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