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Soap opera actor looks to future

Chandler Massey sets sights on finishing college

POSTED: June 20, 2013 1:00 a.m.

“Days of Our Lives” star Chandler Massey, 22, won his second Daytime Emmy on Sunday night for his role as Will Horton. Massey won the outstanding younger actor award. He is the grandson of Gainesville residents Abit and Kayanne Massey and was attending the University of California, Los Angeles, when he was cast as Will Horton.

Question: How does it feel to receive your second Daytime Emmy award for playing Will Horton on “Days of Our Lives?”

Answer: I feel very lucky, very lucky indeed, especially considering how amazing the other three actors in my category are.

Q: If you met your character Will Horton on the street what would you think about him?

A: I’d like his charming good looks of course. I’m just kidding. I think I’d like Will. He’s one of the good guys. He’s got a good heart and he’s kind of an old soul and that’s what I like. But he definitely has anger issues and I think that stems from having a rocky childhood and whatever so I wouldn’t want to get on his bad side.

Q: What made you want to be an actor in the first place?

A: I just remember being in fifth grade in elementary school and we had a school play, “Tom Sawyer,” and for whatever reason I wanted to be in it. And then I did two plays in middle school and just wanted to be in those and plays in high school and just wanted to be in those. I think it was just something that was in me from the start maybe.

Q: What are your career plans?

A: Right now I’m just kind of enjoying the moment. If I think ahead to the future, there are a million things that I want to do. I want to go back to school. I want to go to graduate college.

Q: What’s the next step for you?

A: I’m under contract until Dec. 9 of this year. So most immediately after that I think I’d like to go home and spend Christmas with the family and then come back.

Q: Is there anything you would want to throw out there for people to know about you?

A: My favorite restaurant of all time is the Longstreet Cafe. The biscuits especially.


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