Days of Our Lives spoilers relate that Kate Mansi recently opened up as to why she felt so compelled to reprise her role as Abigail on the hit NBC soap. While there are a lot of soap stars that come and go, Kate says there’s a good reason why she decided to come back.
Days Of Our Lives Spoilers: Kate Mansi Reveals Why She Returned To Salem, Opens Up On Abigail’s Relationships With Chad and Stefan
The beautiful brunette admits that she came back to Salem because she felt as though there was some unfinished business left for her character. Kate told Soaps in Depth in a new interview this week, “This experience was more like a film in that I knew that there would be a start, a middle, and an end, and I knew what I was coming back for. It was appealing to me to give the audience what I think they rightfully deserved and had been rooting for: a happy ending!”
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What’s more, Kate says that she was given an “insane amount” of material to work with while she was shooting for eight straight weeks. Abigail had started impersonating her alter ego, Gabby, in order to win back Stefan DiMera. But that was just one of the many twists and turns that Kate had to deal with as Abigail.
“Coming back was both super surreal and very familiar,” Mansi reflected. “I think that once you do that work on a character [regarding her mental illness] for so long, it’s like a part of yourself.” However, sharing scenes with Stefan’s portrayer, Tyler Christopher, was a brand-new experience. “Tyler was great!” she recalled. “He brought a lot of his heart to the role.”
Kate also said that Abigail’s relationship with Chad and of course the kidnapping of their newborn daughter Charlotte not only brought them closer together, but made them realize that they were meant to be.
“It’s like the proof was in the pudding,” Mansi observed. “They renewed their commitment to each other and their family, and had the opportunity to experience who the other person was now instead of just repeating the same narrative.”
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