The first two gay characters in the history of NBC’s long-running soap Days of Our Lives are getting married.
Cast member Peggy McKay let the news slip during a fan event last weekend. The wedding will be between Will Horton and Sonny Kiriakis who have been a solid couple for more than a year and endured such drama as Will’s coming out and getting his former girlfriend pregnant.
‘Two young men on our show are getting married – two gay men. And we’re all celebrating,’ said McKay who plays Will’s great-grandmother on the show.
Co-star Josh Taylor, who plays Will’s grandfather, Roman Brady, reminded gently reminded McKay that the show shoots several months ahead.
The 86-year-old, realizing she had revealed a key plot point, then said: ‘I shouldn’t have said anything.’
But there is still the question of who will be playing Will when the wedding occurs.
Chandler Massey, winner of two Emmys for the role, filmed his last episode in late August and his replacement, Guy Wilson, began work in September.
Episodes featuring Massey in the role are expected to air throughout the end of the year.
Massey announced his plans to leave the show after his second Emmy win in June but planned to work through the end of his contract which was the end of December.