After months of toying with the idea of making Days of Our Lives' Will Horton gay, the show has finally decided to move forward with the controversial storyline. EW.com has confirmed that the character will come out of the closet over the next few months.
Chandler Massey, who plays Will, is all for the upcoming plot twist. "I'm thrilled to be able to portray my character in an empowering way that will show his struggle to accept who he is. It is my hope that this storyline will inspire others to be true to themselves as well," said Massey via a statement.
Fans have been speculating about Will's sexual orientation ever since rumors began circulating that the character might be gay, a few months back. Ironically, those rumors picked up momentum after Will lost his virginity to his girlfriend, Gabi, last summer, and then lost all interest in sleeping with her again.
Days' stance on this storyline remains strong and steadfast. Co-Executive Producer Greg Meng told EW that the soap was excited to have support from both NBC and Sony "to tell the inspiring story of a young man learning who he is as he defines and creates his relationships with others."
The show, however, isn't saying whom Will will eventually find love with. Originally, word was he would hook up with Justin and Adrienne's gay son, Sonny. Now, it looks like he might find romance elsewhere.
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