A little Abigail dance seems to be taking place at Days of our Lives between actresses Kate Mansi and Marci Miller. The latter is reprising her role as Jack and Jennifer's daughter, with Mansi having exited the role in May.
Miller previously played Abigail from 2016 to 2018 after Mansi, who'd played the role from 2011 to 2016, decided to take her career in a different direction. When Miller unexpectedly vacated the role in 2018, Mansi returned for a brief stint to wrap up the character's storyline. She stepped back into the shoes of the character again for a 2019 limited series on the DOOL App that showed Abby and Chad's (Billy Flynn) life in Paris, and when the online series ended, Chad and Abby returned to Salem. Mansi played the character until May, at which point Abigail left town to seek treatment for hallucinations.
There's no word yet on when Miller will step back into the role of Abigail, but DAYS actors Lamon Archey (Eli Grant) and Billy Flynn (Chad DiMera) leaked news of her return in mid-June, which means it's likely just around the corner.
"Marci Miller! That's it. That's the tweet," Archey teased, to which Flynn replied with a cheeky, "You already know."
Marci Miller! Thats it. That's the tweet. #Days.- Lamon Archey (@LamonArchey) June 19, 2020
Both Mansi and Miller have been nominated for Daytime Emmys for their work as Abigail, and in 2019, they were nominated at the same time -- Miller in the Outstanding Lead Actress category and Mansi in the Outstanding Guest Performer category. Mansi previously won the Emmy in the Outstanding Supporting Actress category for her work as Abigail in 2017.
UPDATE (August 17, 2020): Since we posted our original article in June, the latest issue of TV Guide confirms that Marci Miller has indeed stepped back into the role of DAYS' Abigail Deveraux and will be on fans' television screens in the very near future. The actress has yet to directly address her return on social media, but she has been actively retweeting DAYS-related posts, including a fan's comment about how there should be more on-screen hangouts between Abigail, Chad (Billy Flynn), Eli (Lamon Archey), and Lani (Sal Stowers) -- a foursome friendship group that Miller says she is "ALL for."
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