CENTER STAGE: ‘DAYS’ Kate Mansi Teases ‘Unexpected’ New Love Interest Is On the Way for Abigail!



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John Paschal/JPI Studios

Poor Abigail has been living the single life since the Chad/Cameron debacles on “,” but her portrayer, , says that won’t last for long! In fact, during a recent interview with Soap Opera Network, the gracious actress revealed a few details regarding her alter ego’s future love life as well as some insight into what makes Abigail tick. Read on to find out what’s in store!

Romance is a hot ticket on soaps; without it, characters rarely see much light of day. But despite that conundrum, Mansi is happy that her alter ego has been functioning on her own as of late. “I like what they’re writing right now; she’s just getting comfortable with her independence and being single again, which is totally natural,” she explains.

But the writers won’t have Abigail staying solo for too long: There’s a new love interest on the horizon that the actress says will stop you in your tracks! “She’s lost both of her men, and she’s in that little bit of a moment where she’s just sort of trying to figure out what’s next for herself, what’s going to happen, and someone sort of catches her by surprise, for sure,” she teases. “There are some interesting turns, and it’s not subtle. It’s going to hit everyone like a ton of bricks. You’ll be like, ‘WHAT?!’ It’s really unexpected.”

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Paul Skipper/JPI Studios

The California native couldn’t get any more specific in terms of who this mystery person might be, but there are speculations circling that he might not fall far from her ex-beau, Chad (). “I can’t say!” Mansi says with a laugh. “But this person is really cool [to be working with].”

As for what she’d like for Abigail in the future, the actress says she loves situations that are a bit more, shall we say, controversial. “Oh, I really enjoyed crazy Abby!” the actress shares. “Crazy Abby was so much fun for me, with the whole Austin/older man storyline. That was great. And I would love to see her again go through something really traumatic or intense.”

She just may get her wish with this latest “unexpected” love interest, but those details remain to be seen. “I can’t say anything else, but I want to!” she says with a mischievous grin. “What’s coming is really exciting. [Viewers] are going to be very happy.”

  • Robinfan

    I bet it’s EJ. I hope so. I always felt that Abby would redeem him the way Jennifer did for Jack. And it will have the added bonus of ending the EJ/Sami nonsense. Those two are terrible together.

    • Sarah

      That wouldn’t make viewers happy. EJ/Sami are the lead pair of the show.

      • Robinfan

        Yeah, they’re the lead pair and look at where Days perpetually sits in the ratings: last place.
        EJ/Sami had their chance and the show suffered for it. If they’re going to keep him around, he needs to move on.

        • James

          Days has been in last place for YEARS, EJ & Sami have NOTHING to do w/ it. Besides, the ratings have gone UP the past year, despite being in fourth place.

          • James

            Also, Abby should be w/ T, he NEEDS a storyline 🙂

    • lulu

      Ej and Sami are the best pairing on Days..easily..if Abby want a new ‘Jack’ she can go find Chad or Cameron ! Like Ej would give a damn about Abigail..lmaooooooooooooooooooooo

    • realitycheck

      You think Ej will become a new ‘redeem’ Jack..think again..Ej will always be grey and Sami is certainly his perfect match..Abby is not and never will be in his league.

    • Lalla

      And who will redeem Abbi, pray tell? She is as immoral as EJ, hiding behind that “good girl” facade of hers.

  • Hudson2647

    I have a feeling it’s either Brady or Eric…. That would be interesting.

  • Sarah

    It sounds like Eric or EJ.

  • Fox

    Did we already see a preview of the totally unexpected with “T” (Tad) .. lol!

  • SA

    They should cast Sonny’s brother, Alexander, and put him with Abby.

  • FuckYouAbby

    Viewers will love it? Ha. I don’t think so.

  • Lalla

    Sami is leaving, so it will be the end of an era. I would love to see EJ with Theresa. How rich would that be? And, disastrous. As long as it isn’t Abbi, I don’t care with whom EJ is paired.