Two-time Emmy winner Chandler Massey filmed his final scenes as Will Horton in DAYS OF OUR LIVES on Friday, August 23. Massey was summoned at the end of his work day to the office of co-executive producer Greg Meng, and told the show had found a new actor to play the role. Friday was his last day at DAYS. According to TV Guide Magazine, Massey was "devastated and in tears" to be exiting the show four months earlier than expected.
"I'm actually glad things went down the way they did," Massey told TV Guide. "I appreciate the producers for letting me out of my deal early because I can now pursue other opportunities I couldn't under contract."
Massey intends to return to his studies at UCLA and is open to other acting gigs. Perhaps he will turn up on pal Charlie Sheen's FX series ANGER MANAGEMENT. Sheen, with whom Massey shares a publicist, tweeted: "hey 'Days of our Lives' producers – newsflash you two dollar pig phukkers: now your show REALLY sux!! you fired Chandler Massey?? Are you trying to make Ashley Butcher look talented? NOW his career begins! he’s a winner. period the end. his TWO EMMYS speak to that fact loud and clear."
After winning his second Emmy in June, Massey said he planned to leave the show at the end of his four-year contract which ended in December.
Massey's replacement will begin work when DAYS returns from hiatus in September. The show has not yet announced the new actor's name.