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Marci Miller On Becoming DAYS New Abigail: "Kate Mansi Has Laid A Beautiful Foundation That Any Actor In Their Right Mind Would Be Equally Thrilled & Terrified To Step Into!"

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Photo: MMillerInstagram

This week, Days of our Lives fans learned just who will be the replacement for Kate Mansi in the central role of Abigail Deveraux DiMera.  After an exhaustive search, DAYS chose actress Marci Miller to inherit the role from Mansi and to carry the torch.  Although Kate ended her run at the end of last December, on-screen viewers will see her departure on the June 24th episode of the NBC sudser.

Miller took to her Instagram account to share publicly her first sentiments on becoming the new Abigail, where she acknowledged she is taking over the role from a very popular performer.

Marci expressed: “So grateful for your LOVE and PATIENCE as I take this very big, very scary, and very exciting step! Kate Mansi has laid a beautiful foundation that any actor in their right mind would be equally thrilled and terrified to step into! Rooting for her ALL THE WAY as she winds down in these next few weeks on DOOL. Truly a joy to get to be a part of this family. Much love XO”

Chabby fans are awaiting to see just how Miller will be on-screen with Billy Flynn (Chad)! Will their chemistry spark?

What did you think about Marci’s statement on taking on the role of Abigail? Will fans give her a chance to be accepted in the role, as they have with many a recast over time?  Share your thougths in the comment section below!

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Mo

Very nice. Looking forward to seeing more of Abigail.

Ray
Ray

Best of luck to Marci. I hope the casting department has made a good decision after such a long search. It will be difficult at first to see her in the role as Abigail. But, Kate Mansi made the decision to leave the role.

On a slightly unrelated topic, I have some concern with so many new actors on the show since the anniversary shows. Last year, during the Serena debacle with the elephant statue, Ken Corday said the show had become “unrecognizable.” I have recently taken a sabbatical from the show. It was difficult for me to watch the storylines with Summer, Belle and Shawn when I knew they would be leaving the show. It felt like a waste of time.

This week, I tuned back in and am seeing too many “unrecognizable” faces. I am not sure seeing Rafe’s mother, Jade, and continuing onslaught of Ciara, Theo and the teenage cast are making people tune in to the show. we all know it is all about ratings, so why hire actors (and retain) that are NOT clicking with the audience.

Last year, we were watching too many scenes with Paige and Eve. By the time they clicked with the audience, we were saying goodbye to them. If I know I have to watch actors that are painful to watch in their roles, what incentive do I have to watch unless it is fear that if I don’t, the show will be cancelled?

I am not singling any one actor out, but one young actress has received BRUTAL reviews from the audience. When is enough, enough? It is obvious that after seven months on the show that she is not getting better. Make people want to watch the show because people are talking about how exciting it is, not endure bad acting.

Jim Preston
Jim Preston

In recent months, Days of Our Lives has REALLY gotten draggy and uninteresting. They surely need some new writers and they need to bring back some key characters – and for pete’s sake give Paul something to do. Right now he’s like window dressing for the show.
The actress who portrays the “grown up” Ciara has clearly not clicked with audiences for some reason. Also, I find the storyline of Belle with Phillip to just not be that compelling to watch.
I enjoyed the show more when it focused on Will, E.J., Sami, Paul, Sonny and Paige with JJ. When JJ was “fooling around” with Eve behind Paige’s back, at least it was interesting. Now, on the current canvas, nothing currently enthralls me but I watch anyway just for the heck of it.
I do hope the months ahead depict some better storylines.

4ever DAYS
4ever DAYS

I’m sure Paul will have more to do when Sonny returns next month, Jim. Henry, the teen crushing on Paul, may be a factor in the storyline too. I’m still predicting Will will return on the August 5th episode, the episode which must have a huge cliffhanger because DAYS will be preempted two weeks for the Summer Olympics.

Gary Rawlings
Gary Rawlings

Marci is an amazing choice for the role! She is such a tremendous human being and her persona oozes with character and integrity behind her sparkling, heart-stopping smile. Marci will quickly capture the hearts of DOOL viewers.

Ethan
Ethan

Marci Miller, welcome to Daytime, looking forward in seeing you play Abigail. She is very pretty and gorgeous eyes. We need to give her a chance. She deserves that. Let’s support Marci.

Tim S.
Tim S.

I would like to see Marci Walker come back to daytime… days or GH… come on back Marci!!!

Llanviewer717
Llanviewer717

That is a very sweet post Marci made. Welcome aboard and very good luck to her.

Jamie
Jamie

Welcome aboard Marci! I am so excited to meet your Abigail. That was a sweet statement about mansi. She did do a wonderful job. However, she has left the building. I can’t wait to see YOUR shoes (talent, love, chemistry, strength). You got this, girl! Can’t wait for Abigail to come home hopefully healthy and ready to bond with Thomas. Maybe she can tell Chad to buck up! Get the nanny out of the house and maybe have a play date with Theresa before she departs. Perhaps to discuss their men’s habit of moving women/teens into the house that shouldn’t be there??!!

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Christopher Sean’s Final DAYS Episode Airs Today, As He Shares Parting Thoughts: “I Was So Honored To Bring Paul Narita To Life”

Do not miss Tuesday’s November 20th episode of Days of our Lives, as it marks the final appearance of Christopher Sean in the role of Paul Narita.  How does Paul leave the canvas, exactly? Grab your hankies for an emotional goodbye.

When Sean was brought on to DAYS, not only did he get involved in what would end up being a love triangle with several iterations. but so much more than that, especially since DAYS tackled a pro athlete coming out, and a Japanese American at that, who feared he would not be accepted by his family if they knew the truth about him.  Christopher won the hearts of so many viewers and cast members at DAYS including: his longtime scene partners: Chandler Massey (Will), Freddie Smith (Sonny), and Paul’s on-screen father, Drake Hogestyn (John Black).

Christopher took to Instagram to share his parting thoughts as he exits the show on today’s episode of DAYS: “It’s been an amazing 4 years with @nbcdays 🙂 I am so honored to have the opportunity to bring Paul Narita to life, a Japanese American Gay Professional Baseball Player. An ally to LGBTQ and Just as important an ambassador for Diversity. Representation is so important because we all have an equal place and we all are an important resource to America’s history, not one more important than the other. Change comes when we understand that. Thank you @nbc for taking a chance with me. Thank you Bruce Evans and Ken Corday and Marnie Saitta, Albert Alarr and Janet Rider, Jennifer Sinclair… the list goes on and on. To all the cast and crew on Days, my extended family, thank you! I’ve grown so much with you and created such wonderful memories. To the fans, none of this would be possible without you. All my love and thanks.  My final farewell on Days… whoa. I will miss you all, my home, my beginning. Until Next Time.‬”

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Now that Christopher has shared his parting thoughts to DAYS fans, please share your thoughts for him in the comment section below.  Send him your well-wishes and let us know if you will miss Paul … and what was your favorite moment on-screen during the actors run on the soap.

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Marci Miller Final DAYS Episode Airs Today As She Shares Heartfelt Goodbye: “Thanks For The Sweet Ride, Abby”

In two years time, Marci Miller became a household name in the daytime arena as one of the brightest talents to grace the soap opera genre in a very long time.

Now today on Monday November 19th, viewers of Days of our Lives are watching her final episode as she wraps up her run as Abigail Deveraux on the NBC soap opera.

And what a run it was! Earning her a Daytime Emmy nomination for Lead Actress this year, and a possible nomination next year, Miller was heralded for her gut-wrenching performances in the DID storyline (Dissociative Identity Disorder) where she played Abby’s alters, Dr. Laura and Gabby.  Not to mention her complex love story with Chad DiMera (Billy Flynn).

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On key episodes today, Miller’s Abby goes toe to toe with a vindictive Gabi (Camila Banus) who gloats how Abby ended up back in a sanitarium … thanks to her!

Miller made the decision to leave DAYS and pursue a career in feature film and primetime TV roles

In an Instagram post, Miller shared:”This is a picture of me 2 yrs ago, painting my nails (and a dear friend’s while I’m at it) for a screen test the next morning to play a woman named Abigail Deveraux Dimera on Days of Our Lives. Who would’ve thought?! This morning I sit in the same exact spot knowing that today, my last episode will air as this beloved character. I reflect, and am grateful. I am better for having been a part of it all. Knowing I’ve laid her in a pair of loving and capable hands does me good. Thanks for the sweet ride, Abby. My heart is full today. Xx #Days #Milly#Chabby”

So, send your well-wishes to Marci here as we give her a standing ovation for an incredible job well-done for her portrayal of Abby et al.  Will you miss Marci? Share your thoughts via the comment section below.

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LISTEN TO THE REPLAY: Soap Nation Live! with Jon Lindstrom, Beth Maitland, Freddie Smith, Linda Dano & Maura West

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Listen to “Soap Nation Live November 2018 Episode” on Spreaker.

If you missed Thursday’s night’s Soap Nation Live! with Michael Fairman, you can hear the replay of the broadcast right here in the audio player above.

The November episode of the monthly podcast featured special guests: Soap icon, Linda Dano (Ex-Felicia, AW, Gretel, (OLTL, GH, Port Charles, AMC), and Cynthia, ATWT), General Hospital’s Jon Lindstrom (Kevin/Ryan), The Young and the Restless’ Beth Maitland (Traci), Days of our Lives Freddie Smith (Sonny), and listeners were in for a surprise when GH’s Maura West (Ava Jerome) called-in as well during the show.

During this fun night of chat, Linda Dano kicked-off the show as she and Michael reminisced about the night she won the Daytime Emmy in 1993 for her role as Felicia Gallant on Another World.  Then, the duo talked about: her soap career as Gretel “Rae” Cummings on the ABC Daytime line-up, her incomparable fashion sense, and how fans can see her first acting project in 12 years when The Chronicle Mysteries debuts with Alison Sweeney (Sami, DAYS) in March of 2019 on the Hallmark Channel.

Next, General Hospital’s Jon Lindstrom discussed taking on and revisiting playing the dual roles of Kevin Collins, and his serial killer twin brother, Ryan Chamberlain.  In addition, Jon talked about his leading ladies, Genie Francis and the #KevLaur hash tag, and Ryan’s interest in Ava Jerome.  Then, after answering some questions from listeners, Maura West surprised her scene partner and called-in to chat with him.

Beth Maitland came on to Soap Nation Live! next, and she discussed finally having the opportunity after 36 years to explore Traci’s relationship with her siblings, Jack and Ashley, that came about in Eileen Davidson’s exit storyline.  The Daytime Emmy-winning actress also revealed her favorite Y&R storyline over the years. Maitland has received critical-acclaim for her recent work on the CBS Daytime drama series.

The final guest of the night was Freddie Smith.  The popular DAYS star talked on the latest developments of Sonny and Will, where now the two can be together since Paul and Will broke up, but will their happiness last long?  Freddie gives the listeners a preview of what’s to come.  Then, a listener calls in revealing how through watching Days of our Lives and the Sonny and Will story and romance, how it helped him come out and to have a family.

Last, during our Game Show segment, a lucky caller eventually wins the Sonny Kiriakis-centric trivia game and will receive a Days of our Lives swag/goodie bag and an autographed personalized photo of Freddie Smith.

To hear archived and past episodes of Soap Nation Live, you can go to the official show page on Spreaker.com here.

Now, listen to the broadcast with Linda, Jon, Beth, Freddie and Maura, and then let us know via the comment section below what was your favorite moment in the broadcast.

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