A big soap debut is upon us! Circle November 1oth for your first look at the new Abigail Deveraux of Days of our Lives. That’s when Marci Miller steps into the role on-air in the pivotal role last played by the popular Kate Mansi!
Miller spoke with Yahoo TV about what fans should look for when Abby is back on the canvas. First up though, we have a grieving husband (Chad), and mother (Jennifer), who believe that Abby has died.
Marci weighs-in on what will go down when the character is actually discovered alive and well: “They all really think that she’s gone. They’ve gone through the process of finding out, grieving, mourning, and started a path to healing, like anybody does after something like that, and to then be broadsided… ‘Shock’ is definitely an understatement.”
Knowing she has to win over the DAYS audience, and step into the shoes of her predecessor, Miller shares her hope for portraying Abby: “I just want her to be relatable. I want people to be able to say, ‘Yeah, that story is important to me, and I’m learning from it.’ That’s why we wind up doing this work in the first place.”
Marci already noted feeling a warm DAYS welcome from its passionate fan base even before hitting the airwaves, “There’s an amount of pressure, inevitably, in a recast. Initially, I think I was a little bit nervous, and maybe even a touch intimidated, but as I got started, it’s been such a pleasant surprise. The fans have been so warm, and so welcoming, and there’s really been such a positive foundation that’s been laid with the Abigail character, and the relationship between she and Chad (Billy Flynn).”
So, are you looking forward to the debut of Marci Miller? Waiting to see how the new Abigail with Chad chemistry plays on-screen? Share your thoughts in the comment section below.