'Days of 'our Lives' Star Guy Wilson: "Be Still and Let the Audience Do the Work for You"

Brooklyn Rae Silzer, Guy Wilson (Photo by Jesse Forte)
In the latest issue of Soap Opera Digest (March 16, 2015), Christel Khalil (Lily Winters Ashby, The Young and the Restless), Brooklyn Rae Silzer (Emma Drake, General Hospital), Doug Davidson (Paul Williams, The Young and the Restless), Jacqueline MacInnes Wood (Steffy Forrester, The Bold and the Beautiful), Scott Clifton (Liam The Bold and the Beautiful), and Guy Wilson (Will Horton, Days of our Lives) were asked, "What do you do when you can't cry on cue?"

"That happened to me once when I had a scene with Britt and she was mean to me," answered Silzer. "But after that, I got the hang of it. I think of sad things, like if anything were to happen to my sister, and when I do that, I really start crying. I'm sensitive to that, like one time I thought about like what if my sister got lost? I thought of, 'How would I be with my mommy, if my sister got lost and I never saw her again?' That's what I do when I'm not that sad in real life."

Guy Wilson responded, "I think the trick is less is more. If you're present in the moment, and keep your eyes nice and wide open, people can see in. Generally, people will feel that pain for you if you can't necessarily show it. Be still and let the audience do the work for you."

Perhaps Silzer could offer Wilson some advice. Will's lack of distinguishable emotions has distracted from the love triangle storyline Wilson is currently playing. Will had sex with Paul Narita (Christopher Sean), who turned out to be the ex of Will's husband, Sonny Kiriakis (Freddie Smith). Many times we blame soap opera writers for not giving the actors better material, but that isn't what is happening here. The audience needs more from the character of Will.

Pick up the latest Soap Opera Digest for more about crying on cue.

What do you think of the Paul/Sonny/Will triangle on Days? And who do you think are the best criers on soaps?

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Anonymous said...

what makes this a scoop?

Anonymous said...

Blubbers make me laugh. Worst are Sami & Nicole.
Snap your fingers , they're immediately bitches again. Very unrealistic. I never cry .Even when I feel like it. Paul is Very Very Believable .

KatLucas said...

The scoop is we thought he was a bad actor, but he is actually CHOOSING to be one and not do his work, ��

SaveOurSuds said...

I was never a big CM fan myself. I found him overrated. He could put together a good Emmy reel but the majority of the time he was checked out JMO so I really want to give GW a chance. That being said though he can make it a little hard to root for him when he makes strange and clueless comments like that.

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