The year-old actor tells Gay Star News that NBC has agreed to let him out of his four-year contract more than three months early so he can focus on school and pursue some other acting opportunities. He will continue to appear in episodes of the show through the end of December because it is filmed several months in advance. It was after his second Emmy win that Massey first indicated that he would not be staying on the show beyond his current four-year contract which ended in December Days of Our Lives producers had initially said the role would not be recast. But the coupling of Will Horton and Sonny Kirakis Freddie Smith has proven popular with fans and managed to avoid backlash from advertisers. Due to current storyline and the timely discovery of new talent that the show feels is the right recast for Will Horton, a mutual decision has been made for the changes to taken place immediately.
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They had a beautiful ceremony in the Kiriakis living room, surrounded by friends and family and officiated by Marlena Evans rather than by a religious figure. By doing it this way, Days of Our Lives sidestepped the issue of same-sex couples not being allowed to marry in the Catholic church without taking anything away from their wedding. Three years later, though, the show had Paul and Sonny share the altar at St. This left many fans scratching their heads. Since the Catholic church still doesn't recognize same-sex marriages, the plot point was incredibly unrealistic and distracted viewers from the story. At first, I didn't mind.
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Want to discuss? Please read our Commenting Policy first. Days of Our Lives actors Freddie Smith and Chandler Massey have been released from their contracts with the soap opera.
Freddie Matthew Smith born March 19, is an American television actor. He is best known for his character Sonny Kiriakis , the first openly gay contract role on the daytime soap opera Days of Our Lives. After high school, Smith moved to Los Angeles , beginning his acting career in appearing a cameo role in the paranormal series Medium playing a senior boy which is unaccredited during that episode. On January 9, it was reported that he had joined the cast of The CW series , in a recurring role as Marco, a gay soccer player who will become involved with Teddy Montgomery Trevor Donovan. On July 17, The CW announced that Marco will not return in season 4 as Teddy's boyfriend, having broken up with him over the summer.