Soap Swaps Abigails And More!
In a backstage twist that’d rival any soap plot, sources report that Marci Miller has chosen to exit DAYS OF OUR LIVES as Abigail — and the actress she replaced is returning!
Miller, you’ll recall, took over the role from Kate Mansi two years ago, and according to Daytime Confidential (which broke the
Mansi is replacing her replacement as Chad’s wife and Jennifer’s daughter.
story), she has decided not to renew her contract in order to focus on primetime and film. Neither ingenue had made a public statement at press time, and the show did not comment, but Mansi will reportedly return this summer to the part that won her an Emmy.
In other news, Freddie Smith (Sonny) has inked a new deal with the sudser. “I signed [for] another year,” he tells In Depth. “The storyline’s so good, the show’s so good… Everyone’s just crushing it. I’m just happy to be a part of the machine. I want to go as long as I possibly can.”
And Farah Fath is returning as fan favorite Mimi; she recently began taping and will first appear this fall for what she tweeted is a “handful of episodes.” It’s been more than a de- cade since she wrapped her seven-year run playing Chloe’s teenage frenemy. After exiting Salem, Fath went on to play ONE LIFE TO LIVE’s Gigi, a role created by Ron Carlivati, who of course is now DAYS’ headwriter.
Clockwise from top left: Miller’s leaving, Mansi’s returning, Smith is staying, and Fath is paying a visit. Got all that?