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'Days of Our Lives' Readies Gay Storyline

Date June 17, 2011
Freddie Smith 'Days of Our Lives' is prepping for its first gay storyline.

According to Entertainment Weekly, '90210' actor Freddie Smith will play Sonny, a character who returns home to his family. Which 'Days' family? Those details are being kept under wraps.

"He is the center of attention kind of guy but in a good way," Smith told EW. "He's very confident and...

Freddie Smith 'Days of Our Lives' is prepping for its first gay storyline.

According to Entertainment Weekly, '90210' actor Freddie Smith will play Sonny, a character who returns home to his family. Which 'Days' family? Those details are being kept under wraps.

"He is the center of attention kind of guy but in a good way," Smith told EW. "He's very confident and mature, he's traveled the world and is very open-minded. I'm very excited to portray him."

The character Smith will be falling for is also being kept secret, and the actor said it could be a new character or an existing Salem resident.

"I think it will be interesting to see how people respond to it," he said. "I truly care about the whole thing. There's been a lot of controversy about this and for me to be able to a part of it, to be able to change people and make a difference ... I'm really excited to play a character with that much pull."

This isn't the first gay relationship on a soap -- far from it. 'All My Children,' for example, had a lesbian wedding, and in 2006 'As The World Turns' made headlines for Luke's (Van Hansis) coming out and subsequent relationships.

Tell us: Are you looking forward to the new 'Days of Our Lives' storyline?

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