Three-time Daytime Emmy winner Chandler Massey, who has portrayed gay character Will Horton on Days of Our Lives since 2010, and Daytime Emmy-nominated Zach Tinker, who has taken on the established role of Will’s husband Sonny Kiriakis, speak exclusively with The Queer Review’s editor James Kleinmann about being part of the weeklong special event on Peacock, DAYS OF OUR LIVES: BEYOND SALEM.
In this spoiler-free interview, Zach talks about stepping into an iconic US daytime television role, while Chandler contemplates playing the same character for over a decade, what it’s like to play the dramatic scenes, getting to work with RuPaul’s Drag Race star Jackie Cox, their admiration for the queens on Drag Race, the importance of LGBTQ representation in shows like Days, and the feedback that they’ve both had from soap fans over the years.
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The limited series, Days of Our Lives: Beyond Salem streams free exclusively on Peacock. It premiered yesterday, Monday September 6th 2021, with new episodes dropping daily culminating with the finale on Friday September 10th.
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New episodes of Days of our Lives air weekdays on NBC and stream free on Peacock.