According to Soap Opera Digest, "Val" is now a 24 to 28-year-old who is described as "a gorgeous young professional. Val has already experienced great love and great loss in her young life which has left her strong spirit with a fragility she passionately protects. She has a determination to live and love as fearlessly as she can in the wake of all she has been through.”
Days is seeking "VERY VERY STRONG ACTORS,” for the role, which is currently recurring with the possibility of going contract. The call also reads, "PLEASE DO NOT RESUBMIT ACTORS ALREADY SEEN FOR VAL ROLE IN DECEMBER.”
Kate Mansi will last air as Abigail Deveraux in May, and it's looking more and more like "Val" is indeed an Abby recast.