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|Former DAYS star comes out; new interview|
|Tweet Topic Started: Jun 4 2009, 08:32 PM (1,794 Views)|
|Angie79||Jun 4 2009, 08:32 PM Post #1|
Summary from Michael Fairman:
Former "DAYS" star Wesley Eure speaks out on being gay and working on soaps and more!
Following on the heels of openly gay actor, Thom Bierdz coming out story, former "DAYS" and "Land of the Lost" star Wesley Eure offically comes out, in an exclusive interview with After Elton.com. In it, the actors says ,"DAYS" fired him because he was gay." Many remember Wesley was teen heartthrob, Mike Horton. During his time on "DAYS" from 1974-1981, Eure had a romantic relationship with uber-famous Richard Chamberlin (Think Dr. Kildare and The Thorn Birds). When it was over the actor says he had a meltdown on the DAYS set. "When it was over, it was enormously sad. I was broken hearted. I remember we broke up and I was on Days of Our Lives, I couldn't stop shaking. The good news is, the character on Days of Our Lives was in a very traumatic situation in the script, so it required being depressed, down, crying, all that stuff. So it fortunately timed out great. God bless the makeup artists, they came in did my makeup in the room. I was not ready to cope with it, but I moved on.”
|Mason||Jun 4 2009, 08:34 PM Post #2|
||Ironic, since there was the possibility of Mike being gay, at some point.|
|Miss Rhi||Jun 4 2009, 09:02 PM Post #3|
||When I first looked at this thread and saw the last name Wesley I first thought of Kevin Spirtas who played Craig Wesley on Days.... :blink:|
|Red Mist||Jun 4 2009, 09:50 PM Post #4|
|PhoenixRising05||Jun 4 2009, 11:30 PM Post #5|
Wow...that is interesting, especially how he had to play emotional scenes following the breakup.
I'm glad we see more and more celebrities coming out now. I wish they were able to sooner but things were so much more difficult back then.
|OneBadKitty||Jun 4 2009, 11:56 PM Post #6|
||I say it's Days loss because out of the 18,000 actors that played Mike, only two stand out: Eure and Michael T Weiss.|
|Liz<3Days||Jun 5 2009, 12:41 PM Post #7|
There's a "Land of the Lost" marathon going on right now on SciFi channel. In the earlier shows, I see that Wesley Eure just went by the name "Wesley." In later seasons, the credits showed his full name.
I never knew he was one of the Mike's. My fave Mike was Michael T. Weiss!
Thanks for posting!
|soapfan||Jun 9 2009, 04:59 PM Post #8|
||This is interesting. I wasn't watching the show when he was on there.|
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