Mansi joined Days in March 2011, and has been the subject of speculation in recent months that she would be exiting her popular role, especially after a casting call went out in November for the contract role of Val.
Val was described as a gorgeous, 25-year-old Caucasian female, who is "passionate, intelligent and sensitive. Val blows into town in a whirlwind… She appears successful on the outside, a girl who seems to have it all but … at times she has a fragility and [vulnerability] that gives us the feeling of a painful past that she desperately wants to keep secret."
Is "Val" actually "Abby"? It sure seems like it, but stay tuned a confirmation. At this point, Days isn't confirming anything.