Days of Our Lives fans finally have the news they’ve been waiting for. Actress Kate Mansi’s role of Abigail Deveraux-DiMera has been recast, and Marci Miller has been named her replacement.
According to Entertainment Weekly, Kate Mansi announced she was leaving the role of Abigail Deveraux earlier this year, and the search began to recast the role. However, fans believed that Days of Our Lives was having some serious trouble finding an actress to fill Mansi’s shoes due to the lack of information about the recast. Now, there is an official word on the new Abby, and it’s Marci Miller.
Miller has already started filming episodes of Days of Our Lives, and she’ll first be seen on the long running NBC soap opera this fall. She’s previously starred in indie movies like Dog Bowl and the remake of Death Race 2050.
Kate Mansi will appear as Abigail until the end of June, and then the character won’t be seen again until the fall, when Marci Miller takes over. This leaves a big gap between actresses when fans won’t get to see Abigail at all. Sadly, that means that there will be no Chad and Abby scenes, which have become a favorite among viewers.
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While Marci Miller is seemingly very unknown to Days of Our Lives fans, her IMDB page offers a bit of an insight into her life, revealing that she was named after her grandmother, and was raised in the small town of North Liberty, Indiana.
Meanwhile, Days of Our Lives fans are learning to adjust to a very different looking cast. As previously reported by the Inquisitr, over the past two years fans of the soap have lost multiple characters, many to death.
Since 2014, Sami Brady, EJ DiMera, Eric Brady, Daniel Jonas, Paige Larsen, Serena Mason, Will Horton, and Bo Brady have all left the show, all in very sad ways. Unfortunately, it looks like DOOL viewers are going to see yet another fan favorite character leave Salem, as well.
Actress Jen Lilley, who plays Theresa Donovan on Days of Our Lives, is reportedly leaving the soap, and her character may be in for a similar fate. Fans are speculating about the possibility of Theresa’s death, which would be heartbreaking to watch.
Sadly, heartbreak is no stranger to viewers, as they are used to seeing their favorite characters come and go, die, and deal with life changing events.
Currently, the character of Abigail Deveraux is in a mental hospital after her ex-boyfriend, Ben Weston, kidnapped her, tried to steal her son, Thomas, and attempted to kill her. The fear of Ben returning to finish the job sent Abigail over the edge, and she just couldn’t take it anymore. Abby began to get delusional, and after some coaxing, she checked herself into the mental facility.
Most recently, Days of Our Lives fans have seen Abigail continue to struggle with her mental illness, and since she felt she wasn’t making any progress, she asked that her family, including husband Chad, son Thomas, and mother Jennifer, no longer come to visit her at the facility.
Abby’s husband, Chad, has been taking her hospitalization very hard. He hasn’t been sleeping well, and has been drinking more often. Since Chad has a live-in nanny in Ciara, who is harboring an inappropriate crush on her boss, it looks like Chad is slipping into a major depression.
Now that Abigail has officially been recast with Marci Miller, fans are expecting the character to be released from the mental hospital soon after Marci’s first air date.
What are your thoughts on Marci Miller being recast in Kate Mansi’s former role of Abigail Deveraux on Days of Our Lives?
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