The stars of NBC’S Days of our Lives returned to Universal CityWalk for its annual ‘Day of Days‘ fan event Saturday, November 11, 2017. We spoke with stars Chandler Massey (Will), Freddie Smith (Sonny) and Christopher Sean (Paul) during the press event about Will’s return.
Days of our Lives has been on fire since the summer, mostly thanks to the writing of new head writer Ron Carlivati and team Sheri Anderson Thomas and Ryan Quan, so fans were super excited for this year’s event.
Like every year, the complimentary event was set for 10 a.m.-5 p.m., and offered fans the chance to meet and greet their favorite DAYS cast members including Lucas Adams (Tripp), Kristian Alfonso (Hope), Lamon Archey (Eli), Camila Banus (Gabi), Nadia Bjorlin (Chloe), Bryan Dattilo (Lucas), Kassie DePavia (Eve), Judi Evans (Adrienne/Bonnie), Mary Beth Evans (Kayla), Billy Flynn (Chad), Galen Gering (Rafe), Deidre Hall (Marlena), Bill Hayes (Doug), Susan Hayes (Julie), Drake Hogestyn (John), Olivia Keegan (Claire), Lauren Koslow (Kate), Eric Martsolf (Brady), Chandler Massey (Will), Marci Miller (Abigail), Casey Moss (JJ), Stephen Nichols (Steve), Thaao Penghlis (Andre), James Reynolds (Abe), Suzanne Rogers (Maggie), Meredith Scott Lynn (Anne), Christopher Sean (Paul), Freddie Smith (Sonny), Sal Stowers (Lani), and Vanessa Williams (Valerie) for autograph signings and Q&A sessions.
TV Source Magazine was on-hand talking to all the stars in the hopes of bringing you some scoop. Most of these interviews are not spoiler heavy, as actors are limited in what they can reveal about upcoming plots. But it’s nice to hear their insight about current and previous stories, as well as other tidbits.
Editor’s Note: Our interview with Chandler, Freddie and Christopher had a lot of cross-talk and it was hard to make out what they were saying . We considered releasing the audio but even with post-editing it was difficult to make out. Unfortunately we had to cut a lot of good parts, but we hope to make it up to you guys in the future.
The search for Will is on, what made you want to come back?
Chandler Massey: Timing was perfect, I left to go back to school and learn. Then my schedule opened, and the timing was right and it all worked out.
What has it been like having Chandler back, Freddie?
Freddie Smith: It’s been really good, it’s kinda nostalgic in many ways because we were young on the show together. It was a different time in our lives, a different time in my life. It’s been really cool to come back at it.
Christopher, this is your first time working with Chandler, how has your experience been?
Christopher Sean: Working with Chandler has been quite a predicament because he’s getting in the way of the person Paul loves, who is Sonny. So essentially there’s a problem and Paul is going to fix it real quick. Just call him “Fix It Felix Paul”.
Speaking of “Fix It Felix Paul,” a lot of fans were conflicted in their feelings towards Paul when he found out Will as alive and held off on sharing that information.
Christopher: Typically Paul is very honorable, there’s not to many layers to Paul outside of he stands up for what’s right so when he’s finally done something that’s left or opposite of what’s he’s accustomed to, people may not be comfortable with that and point fingers.
Freddie: It’s tough. I’m in love with two people, I ended up being able to tell that he did it because he didn’t want to lose me, but in the moment, it was so important for me to know Will was okay.
Chandler we have to ask, since you are here today does that mean you are still filming?
Chandler: Yeah it does.
Days of our Lives airs weekdays on NBC. Episodes are available online at NBC.com.