Camila Banus (Gabi)
Plane crashes and island-survival escapades are nothing new to a lot of folks in DAYS’ Salem, but for Gabi and those stranded with her this summer, it’s absolutely terrifying. Will the single mom ever get home to her little girl? And can she survive being alone with not one but two of her lost loves while there? Her portrayer, Camila Banus, says that going to Greece in pursuit of Chad might wind up being her alter ego’s biggest regret! “Gabi doesn’t know if they’re going to die,” Banus previews. “She doesn’t know if they’re ever going to get off the island!”
What she does know is that Chad is there, and since they’ve survived a long string of perilous predicaments together, that’s some measure of comfort. What’s not comfortable? The way those situations tend to amp up the physical attraction between them. And while she’s been reluctant to cozy up to the married man, she now knows that Abigail has filed for divorce… and that changes everything, including the rules! “Gabi’s now found herself in a really compromising situation,” says Banus, “where her head is saying no, but her heart and her body are saying yes!”
Meanwhile, Gabi is also stuck in the remote place with ex-boyfriend JJ and Lani, the woman that he’d cheated on her with. “It is awkward, but to be honest, I think Gabi just fears for her life,” Banus offers of the frightening situation. “They don’t see that there is a way for them to leave the island in the foreseeable future, so she’s just accepting what’s in front of her, and Chad is right there!”
Gabi may have to share body heat with Chad. “Who knows if it’s going to be cold at night?” muses her portrayer.