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Marci Miller Opens Up About Her Decision to Return to DAYS and Her Concerns Replacing Kate Mansi

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This week will mark the return of Marci Miller in the role of Abigail Deveraux DiMera on Days of our Lives.

The popular actress, who had been nominated for two Daytime Emmys in the Lead Actress category during her initial run on the NBC soap opera, revealed some of the complex emotions she had in determining whether or not to come back to Salem as detailed in this week’s Soap Opera Digest on newsstand now.

Once again, Miller is taking over the role from her predecessor, Kate Mansi.  As DAYS fans know. Mansi won a Daytime Emmy for her work as Outstanding Supporting Actress in 2017 and first played the role from 2011-2016, then Miller took over the role.  Abigail’s last arc was played by Mansi when she returned from 2018- to the first part of 2020.  Miller had stepped away from the role in 2018 as she wanted to concentrate on other projects.

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In regards to her comeback, Miller shared with SOD: “You never know how discombobulating it might be.  That was one of the things I had to weigh in coming back, was whether or not it was fair to the fans for me to accept (the offer) because Kate hadn’t been there for a very long stint. For them to do this flip-flop thing was a little bit of a concern of mine.”

Miller ultimately says she felt that it was better to have Abigail on the canvas, than not in all, and in the hands of an actress who was familiar with the role than a new actress to take over the part.

Make sure to check out SOD for more on Marci’s decision to return to the NBC soap opera.

Meanwhile, look for an exciting story ahead for Miller when Abigail gets back in action in Salem.

So, what do you think of Marci’s careful thought-process to coming home to DAYS? Comment below.

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Vivien
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Vivien

I am so tired of these Actors and Actresses coming and going all the time on this show..what is wrong the Producers in letting this happen? These Actors and Actresses are always saying they are leaving to do other projects…I guess those “projects” don’t really pan out as they are back within in a year! These storylines are pretty ridiculous anyways. The stories are finished horribly as well! They do not give the Fans of DOOL a nice ending to anything,,blowing up Ciara? Really?? They put Ben and Ciara in constant turmoil and made their storyline so morbid,drugging Ben, etc… Read more »

Boop
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Boop

You’re looking at events that occur in life. Are you tired of reality ? Plus, the Shows can’t be held responsible for the decisions that people make once they want to leave a show. However , I don’t like it when stars leave since I’ve grown to like them ; yet , I do know that it’s life.

Celia
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Celia

I know what you mean, Vivien—yet, I am always grateful to have favorites return—–mostly, I thank the stars the remaining soaps are still alive. As far as Victoria ( Ciera) leaving, I am in mourning—beauty and acting skills to boot—I wonder if Ciera’s face will be burned beyond recognition—-facial reconstruction, I presume? Voila’, a brand new Ciera!! O she escaped? One way or the other, I doubt Ciera is gone —-she’s somewhere out there battling amnesia. Aside—–I mute Sarah every time she opens her mouth. No personality—-just stupid, inane childish behavior when she tries to act the coquette. Terrible acting!!… Read more »

Satan
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Satan

Clearly the car bomb was a plot point to justify a “new face” for Ciara, via the inevitable reconstructive surgery. (even though ironically nobody apparently noticed when Claire got a new face and aged several years literally overnight)

I’m guessing there may be a gap before the recast steps in, but you’ll probably see some sort of “Xmas miracle” with NuCiara showing up just in time to hang her ornament on the Horton tree.

And should Victoria ever want to come back to the show… there’s always the “mystery twins separated at birth” angle. ReRon would love to write that mess.

Celia
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Celia

Succintly said, Satan—-and I agree with every word!! Soap-fare to the hilt!! And, we love it..

Violet Lemm
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Violet Lemm

Hi Celia
Gosh you are so right about Sarah. Her silly sappiness drives me crazy!
As far as Ciara. If she s replaced as rumored, I hope it isn’t with the previous “stick girl” Vivian ?????, I called her. I could not stand watching her again.

Celia
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Celia

Yeah, Miss V—-not a fan of the “other” Ciera, either…..Most importantly, Victoria and Rob have so much chemistry, which is, at times, so rare between actors.

Jimh
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Jimh

i miss Shay, Harry and a few others..glad you are still here but im eventually leaving social media!!!!

Celia
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Celia

Don’t do that, Jimmy—just pop in now and again—-I like holding on to you, LOL—
Yeah–I miss sweet Shay—miss her wit and sarcasm—and, of course, the old gang. Stay put–that’s an order!!❤️

A
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A

That’s mean Linsey Godfrey does an amazing job playing Sarah Horton, and even if she didn’t she’s trying her best. Maybe you can keep the mean comments to yourself.

Phil
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Phil

I’m a huge Marci Miller fan and I prefer her in the role! Abby seems more mature and grounded when she plays Abby.

Violet Lemm
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Violet Lemm

Phil
My sentiments exactly!

Jillian counseling services
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Jillian counseling services

Yes Agree Marci Miller is excellent at role!! We used to love Kate Manzi Also good now Marci earned all respect. Both talented. Mansi left role fans say a lot. Leave one girl that earned fans respect!!! After all they all are ones Watching.

Scott (ATWT Fan)
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Scott (ATWT Fan)

Returning to the role was the right thing to do. Kate Mansi and Marci Miller are two very different actors, and both have different takes on the role, however, I do feel Miller better suits the character and gave her depth, and cannot wait to see what comes next for Abigail. I am hoping this return is long-term, because I have missed her! Especially since it sounds like TPTB are intent on keeping Abigail around, especially if they intended to recast had Miller not agreed to return to the role.

Boop
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Boop

I agree with you , Scott.

Cecelia Caroline Field
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Cecelia Caroline Field

So happy to welcome Marci Millerback to DAYS. To me with her blond hair/blue eyes, she looks like she could actually belong to the Devereaux clan.

Satan
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Satan

Yeah, Matthew Ashford is definitely THE definitive Jack, but long time Days viewers might remember that the first Jack was just as blonde as his siblings Steve & Adrienne. Not to mention Jennifer is blonde, and her mother Laura is a redhead (though actually she was originally blonde herself, back in the 70s) so Abigail having reddish-blonde hair is actually perfect for the character.

And a Devil will admit, I did like Marci a little bit better than Kate (NOT counting that ReRon DID foolishness, which better NOT come back, of course)

Scott (ATWT Fan)
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Scott (ATWT Fan)

She has a very ethereal vibe to her, and I love it. And I like that her hair isn’t specifically blonde, but, more so, a strawberry-like blonde.

Violet Lemm
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Violet Lemm

She also looks like she could be Alley’s older sister.

Jimh
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Jimh

I just wish days had a more stable cast and go back to its soapish, character driven stories…i feel all four soaps will become a thing of the past in less than two years!!!

Jillian counseling services
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Jillian counseling services

Yes we need fans state stable Actors.

James R. Poissant
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James R. Poissant

I like Marci better for the role of Abigail. It’s nothing against Kate but i always felt Marci plays her with a sharper edge and I like that. Welcome back, Marci!!!

Damien
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Damien

Marci Miller has a timeless beauty. She has brought a gentleness and elegance to the show in her scenes.
She is a true throwback soap heroine.
I cant wait to watch her return as my new fave Days actress
Cant wait for her and JJs scenes especially!

Yoshika palmer
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Yoshika palmer

I’m glad you came back Marci!!!

Boop
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Boop

I like Marci ; I’m elated that she’s back!

Rodd
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Rodd

I always liked her Abigail, so I’m glad she’s back.

Joel
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Joel

Kate is good but I LOVE Marci in the role.

Boop
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Boop

Even though I’m glad Marci’s back ; I want it understood that I like Kate , also since she was the original Abigail. Plus, I thank Marci because she realized that if she hadn’t returned , the Show would have found a new person. Thank you Marci for thinking about the fans!

Momo
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Momo

Kate was not the original Abigail. Lots of actresses have played Abigail, including Ashley Benson.

Shari
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Shari

Wish she had decided to pass on coming back. I’m team Kate and feel Kate is a much better actress with more chemistry with Chad than Marcie. Marcie is dull and boring with no passion or fire. As far as looks go, there is no comparison either. Kate wins there also.

Scott (ATWT Fan)
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Scott (ATWT Fan)

So happy to see a woman (I am assuming) judging another woman’s looks. How appropriate… NOT! Also, it is Marci, not Marcie. Always baffles me when people botch name-spellings, especially when it is in the article and its title.

Shari
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Shari

Maybe I don’t care enough to spell MARCI correctly to start with and if you can talk about her strawberry-like blond hair (GAG!) then I can say which Abigail I think is better looking.

Violet Lemm
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Violet Lemm

Sharie
I beg to differ on all counts. Marci is a class act and shows it in every way!

Celia
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Celia

Hey, Miss Violet—-I think we must all agree that each actress has her own “thing” to offer.
I tend to agree with Scott—-I resented Marci at first, but she has proven me wrong. I absolutely love both actresses in the role. Marci does bring a certain amount of class, and she does look like a member of the family—-Kate Is a skilled, authentic actress in her own right—at this juncture, I prefer Marci—-we are different viewers with different opinions. Peace-out, Miss V❤️

Violet lemmviolet32@gmail.com
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Hi Celia,
Always happy to get a response from you but this last one left me mystified. You sound like you are calling me out on my agreements with everyone, including you and Scott about M.M In fact I was defending her to Shari about her attitude towards M.M and Scott,s reply to her.
Of course we are different viewers with different opinions, I certainly agree with this too, so what did your little lesson mean? Please know I am not being sarcastic, I just did not understand your reply.Peace out to you too

Celia
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Celia

Hello, Miss V—-just noticed this—–it’s been a rough week with school opening — It’s -a brand new world, my friend— -Please believe me when I say that I would never target you for anything—–as I said, we are different individuals ( not just you and I, but everyone else), and express ourselves in our own unique way. We all have our favorites–. I think there was a bit of a misunderstanding?—-better yet, perhaps, I was not clear with my comment. I was speaking in general terms—-i was actually agreeing with you about Marci—-I apologize if I came off as a… Read more »

Violet Lemm
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Violet Lemm

Celia Thanks so much for your explanation. I certainly didn’t need an apology for the misunderstanding we both had. I have been enjoying the show, looks like you have been as well. No school gives you more time with your own kids? Hope you are enjoying them. My Gr.Gr kids are studying from home. I think they had a choice but their parents think they are safer at home.Such a terrible time we’re living in. Hope I live to see the end of it. I hate the masks so much. I have been only going out once a week to… Read more »

Celia
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Celia

So happy we’ve straightened this out, Miss V—-the children attend school two days a week ( Thursday and Friday-alphabetically) with Wednesday as the alternate. Monday and Tuesday are done virtually via “Chrome Book” which is provided by the Board. I, also, went back to teaching three days per week– a little hectic, but I love it!! Yes, I am enjoying Days—-a few loose strings need to be tightened a bit ( the Gwen idiocy), but, I can live with it for a while, LOL. I am disappointed where Y&R is concerned. I can’t seem to get into any of the… Read more »

Jillian counseling services
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Jillian counseling services

Agree more chemistry with Chad Kate… Twitter re look. It’s like ElJ DeMaria n wife. . Actor left not wanting to come back. Aweful he and wife chemistry unbelievable!! Surprised they didn’t Offer them Prime time OMG They were Fans stayingIncretable …. together.

Kathy
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Kathy

I agree completely!

Celia
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Celia

I was not very happy when Marci replaced Kate—-never thought anyone was good enough to fill Kete’s shoes—-WOW!! Was I wrong!! Welcome back, Marci !!❤️

Carol
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Carol

I love Marci better then Kate so does my friend.Welcome back Marci.I hope you are here to stay.Get rid of that English woman .She is so annoying.No need to drug Abby.

Celia
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Celia

Hey, Carol—agreed. What is the mystery with Gwen? Not really interested. She made a better Jana at Y&R. Now, Gwen is a complete bust for me—TPTB witll concoct some past Horton-history —obviously revenge is Gwen’s focus!! The storyline is still in its “virginal” stage —LOL—-albeit, it seems as flat as she, at this point. –only a drop-dead, staggering plot will grab me. Why the sudden turn of events? What’s the link? I honestly thought she had a temporary stint. Soon, the writing will be such that Gwen planned this all along—-remarkably, Gwen knows more about Salem and its citizens than… Read more »

Carol
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Carol

It is wonder Jake wants to dump her.I really dont get why she would want to hurt Abby.What has she ever done to her?Unless of course she wants Chad.THe only thing I like about the actress who plays Qwen is her accent other then that her character is a waste of time and space.CHad and Qwen not a good match.JUst get rid of her already.She actually bores me to death.Hey Days drop her please.That story plot is a flop.

Jillian counseling services
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Jillian counseling services

We also love Miler!! Glad she coming Back. Fans hoping she cachês people driving her!! N is more indedendant and take on atole that is superior to all those coming in her path!! As a licensed Counselor more interesting after all she Ben in and out of mental place for help. Writers need her to move on. I also free lance n write for t.v. Reviews on soaps celebrities. Not active right now due to helping others with worries with Covid .

A
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A

Kate Mansi and Marci Miller both did an outstanding job as Abigail on Days of our Lives. I wish I could meet them

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