At the Day of DAYS event, Melissa Reeves (Jennifer) heard a recurring theme in fans’ comments. “Of course they love that Matt’s [Ashford, Jack] coming back,” she shared. “Somehow they know a lot but they don’t know details. They’re super-excited about that. Jack and Jennifer have a strong tie to history. We have our own THIS IS US! We have flashbacks that are really us and you can build a story around it. They can’t wait to have him on-screen and see what the writers have for us.” The actress also talked about Marci Miller’s exit as Abigail and Kate Mansi’s return to the role. “How blessed can I be to get Kate and Marci playing my daughters?” she marveled. “Marci is like our little movie star. I look in her eyes and I literally can see her soul. She’s the most beautiful actress, and there’s something so ethereal about her and so raw emotionally, and I was like, ‘Wow, that was so fun.’ And then I get my sweet little Katie back, who’s like my daughter. She and [Reeves’s real-life daughter] Emily were, like, separated at birth. She’s got this fierce stance and they’re both so different but both so great and so I was like, ‘Oh, I hate that Marci’s gone, but we get Katie.’ They’re both so special.”
Melissa is as excited as the fans to welcome Matt back into the DAYS fold.