The Backlot recently spoke with DAYS OF OUR LIVES co-executive producer Greg Meng to get his take on Chandler Massey's exit from the soap as Will Horton as well as what fans can expect when Guy Wilson debuts in the role early next year.
"There was a lot of accuracy and inaccuracy in the press," Meng said in the interview. "No ugliness, no weirdness. It was all done within the family, with Chandler and everything based on his future plans and based on where we needed to go with the story. I even told Chandler, I said laughingly, 'This is your fault because you've created such an amazing character here and the storyline is so amazing and we've got major places to go with that and we can’t lose momentum.’ He was always fine with that, but he’s got plans. So it all worked out very well. It’s just gotten some misinterpretation out there."
Meng seemed very excited about Massey's replacement, actor Guy Wilson.
"[Guy Wilson's] not only doing Chandler justice with what he created in this role, but he’s inside it," Meng added. "I’m telling you, you will love him."