December 7, 2009 at 7:06 pm #83daysfanforeverParticipant
So it seems that they have recasted Will because apparently "they needed to make a change with a storyline coming up". He will now be played by Chandler Massey. Too bad I thought Dylan Patton was good in the part.
Here’s the news link: soapoperadigest.com/news/breaking/
And here’s Chandler’s imdb page with a pic of him: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm3285029/December 7, 2009 at 8:33 pm #8183SWParticipant
he’s going to have more of a "Sami" type edge? Or is he going to want to be with Melanie now? lolDecember 7, 2009 at 9:21 pm #8185MetsFanRachelParticipant
This is ok with me. I think that Dylan was fine – very sweet and sensitive. But, if they’re going to give this character a meatier SL, I agree that perhaps it’s best to give it to an actor who has more of an edge.
I wish Dylan well in the future. He seems like a great person.December 8, 2009 at 2:54 pm #8195loritrollParticipant
That’s sad. I liked him and thought he had a good connection with Sami. I wish him luck in the future.December 8, 2009 at 3:13 pm #8197PattiParticipant
I was just beginning to like the actor portraying Will, and now we’re going to have to adjust to another change. Good luck Dylan.December 8, 2009 at 3:21 pm #8198mommytutuParticipant
That is the most lame excuse for a re-cast that I have ever heard! I was beginning to like this new Will. How stupid!December 8, 2009 at 4:21 pm #8200ReneeKParticipant
His pictures make him appear as a younger Will. I can’t see this baby face having an "edge"December 8, 2009 at 8:43 pm #8208DeeLanParticipant
I’m NOT saying this is fact just something I’ve read on a few sites where people were talking, speculating and talking rumors.
There’s rumors going around that they’re going with Will being gay. Dylan wasn’t comfortable in that type of roll so a recast was needed.December 9, 2009 at 12:33 pm #8226BonbonParticipant
While I think that could be interesting, he certainly hasn’t shown any proclivity to "gayness." Heck, I’ve never even seen him in a pink shirt.December 9, 2009 at 4:43 pm #8241steelersfannParticipant
I’m sure he’s a great young man, but I can’t STAND his hair!!! I also have trouble seeing him emote in any way. If they replaced the old Arianna, I think this was a good move. Best of luck to the actor and welcome to new Will.December 9, 2009 at 4:52 pm #8242PattiParticipant
especially when he seems to be genuinely in puppy-love with Mia. I know there was a rumor way back when the first Will was here, before Dylan, but that never panned out either. Hope they’re not being pressured by some activist groupies to roll with a gay storyline, although it seems like just about every other soap has one right now.December 9, 2009 at 6:29 pm #8244DCola522Participant
Man, I was just getting used to this Will! Hopefully they won’t make the new one have too much of a different personality. I hate when they completely change the character.December 9, 2009 at 9:02 pm #8251BonbonParticipant
Whenever they do have a gay person on, he (I don’t think there’s ever been a lesbian) is always portrayed as a flaming buffoon. Remember Harold? If they’re going to do it, they should do it a tad of realism.
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