Just as Abigail on “Days of Our Lives” finally overcame her two alter egos, Gabby and Dr. Laura, and faced the fact that she murdered Andre (Thaao Penghlis), it was revealed that the actress who has played the role since November 2016, Marci Miller, had decided to leave the show. Not a lot of information was available at press time, but word has it that Miller has wanted to look for other roles in prime time and film. Miller recently received a Daytime Emmy nomination in the Outstanding Lead Actress category for her work as Abigail.
Although the powers-that-be at “Days” have not said anything as yet, it appears that Kate Mansi is poised to return to the show to take over the role of Abigail, which she played from 2011-2016. There was no information available on when Mansi would first appear, or how long she would be on the canvas. Oddly, Mansi left “Days” right after receiving a Daytime Emmy in the Outstanding Supporting Actress category.
Camila Banus recently used Instagram to let fans know that she will be continuing with her role of Gabi Hernandez on “Days of Our Lives,” stating that she had signed a new one-year contract with the show. Banus began playing Gabi in 2010, left for about a year and then returned and has been with the show from 2015. She also played Lola Montez on “One Life to Live,” and Kylie in the series “Mistresses.”
Another “Days” actor, Christopher Sean, who plays Paul Narita, told fans a while ago that he would be making an announcement about his acting career. Now, a few months later, Sean revealed he has been cast for a role in the new Star Wars animated series, “Star Wars: Resistance.” There was no word on when or where the series would air, or whether he would be staying or leaving “Days.”
While Maya Avant on “The Bold and the Beautiful” has been trying unsuccessfully for months to get pregnant, Karla Mosley, who plays the role, recently revealed on Instagram, that she and her boyfriend, John Rogers, are expecting their first child. Now it is a sure thing that the Maya and Devon (Bryton James) storyline will soon involve a pregnancy as well.
Marissa Jaret Winokur, the winner of the first edition of “Celebrity Big Brother,” will appear on “The Bold and the Beautiful” as a wedding planner beginning May 15.
Nia Sioux, who appeared on the reality show “Dance Moms” for seven seasons, and has played Forrester intern Emma for the past several weeks, has apparently made quite an impression, as "B&B" producer Bradley Bell has signed the young actor/dancer as a series regular.
Reign Edwards, who played Nicole Avant Dominguez on "B&B,” revealed during the recent Daytime Emmy Awards presentation that she is no longer on the show. Her last scenes aired in January. Edwards has been seen on the CBS show “MacGyver” and the FX show “Snowfall.”
Carla Hall of “The Chew,” George Pennacchio, a Los Angeles entertainment reporter (as himself), Nick Viall of “The Bachelor” (as himself) and Stevie J (DJ Dash), will appear on May 16 at the beginning of this year’s Nurses’ Ball on “General Hospital.” Also back for the ball is Kimberly McCullough (Robin Scorpio-Drake) and Brooklyn Rae Silzer (Emma Scorpio-Drake).