While all the rumors and reports have been circulating for months, Kate Mansi finally broke her silence via her Instagram account on Wednesday making her official statement on her status with NBC’s Days of our Lives. Mansi has confirmed that she is indeed exiting her role as Abigail Deveraux.
Mansi related: “I’ve kept quiet as long as I could, but since it seems news has leaked, I feel I owe it to you all to set the record straight. Alright… here it is: After much thought, I’ve decided the timing was right for me to set sail from Salem. I must say that I have thoroughly enjoyed every single beautiful and messy moment of being Abigail, and will always treasure our time together. I want to be very clear in saying that this was not a decision I took lightly. It was important for me to see Abigail through the most recent storyline, as well as through the show’s historic 50th anniversary celebration. I can confidently say that I poured everything I had into Abigail, especially this last year, and cannot wait for you to see what’s coming! I also want to express how very proud I am to have had the privilege of being a part of this incredibly hard-working daytime community for the past five years. I am grateful beyond measure to the DOOL family, which I feel extends beyond our set, to you, the amazing, and unwavering fans. I thank you for all the support and love you’ve shown Abigail and me. Oh, and one more thing… STAY TUNED! I PROMISE you, you won’t want to miss what’s coming! XO KM”
So, now that you have heard it from Kate, what do you think about her decision to exit the series? Will you miss her performances? Now that the role will most likely be recast, who do you think should play the part? Share your thoughts in the comment section below!