Gay Couple on DOOL Chandler Massey & Freddie Smith Nominated for Emmy Awards
Chandler Massey (blond) and Freddie Smith, who play gay couple on ‘Days of Our Lives’, have been nominated for Outstanding Younger Actor for the 40th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards.
Massey won this category last year, but this is Smith’s first for his portrayal of Sonny Kirakis on the soap.
Smith professes to be a lot like Sonny. “For the most part, we’re both very confident, good-hearted people, who like to have fun,” says Smith. “But he’s got a little more energy than I do.”
When asked if he was also gay, during a Twitter chat with fans, Smith responded, “No, I’m straight, but I love playing Sonny and such an inspiring storyline.”
Massey, who plays the role of Will Horton, was nominated for the third consecutive year in this category.
Upon first being told his ‘Days’ character, Will, was going to be be gay, Massey embraced the idea. “I was excited, selfishly, because I knew it would mean more screen time,” he admits candidly.
Massey’s family and friends’ reaction to the story twist “has all been very positive,” he notes, “although one of my ex-girlfriend’s moms sent me a bible.”