|Guy Wilson at The Wheeler Boys premiere in 2010.|
While talking about playing a recast on a soap (Lilley played Maxie on GENERAL HOSPITAL for a year), Lilley said, "I'm very worried for Guy Wilson, who is replacing Chandler. It's really hard to be a recast. I completely understand from the audience's point of view why it's hard."
Wilson hinted at the news on his Facebook page on Tuesday when he wrote, "some exciting news... can't talk about it just yet... but stay tuned..."
|Guy Wilson appeared on NCIS in 2011.|
In 2011 he played an openly gay teen Navy recruit Paul Simmons on NCIS. He discussed the role in a Suite101 interview.
"That role on NCIS for so many reasons was the most important work I've done to date," Wilson said. "And not just because of the size of the role or the amount of time I had on screen. But just because of the important nature of the debate."
"When you can do what you love in a forum that also addresses social issues, that is truly what it's all about. To have an opportunity to play I believe one of the first openly gay characters on the show, and to do it with such a strong surrounding cast, it was truly a blessing."
Wilson's film credits include Sighting, The Midnight Game, Almost Kings and The Open Door.
Massey will continue airing as Will on DAYS until the end of the year.
DAYS has not officially announced the casting of Wilson but expect that soon.
Guy Wilson will make his DAYS OF OUR LIVES debut as Will Horton on January 8, 2014.
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