Victor Newman, Erica Kane, Bo Brady, and Anna Devane are just some soap opera roles that have become iconic characters in the land of daytime drama. While there are actors and actresses who move on to become big names in the land of primetime and Hollywood, there are also stars who become legends on soap operas. However, not every actor and actress make it big in daytime drama, despite their potential. Below are 12 soap opera stars we thought would make it big, but didn’t.
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12. Chandler Massey
Chandler Massey stepped into his Days of Our Lives (DOOL) role as Will Horton in 2010, and trail-blazed through same-sex milestones on daytime drama with this part. He also won three Daytime Emmys (in a row) during his tenure as Will. While he did head back to school after he left Days in late 2013, and has done little in the land of soaps since, the good news is he still has some time to make it big in the daytime drama world. In fact, he recently starred in DOOL‘s first-ever holiday film, A Very Salem Christmas.