Actress (Probably) Leaving
There are rumors swirling and a new casting call out, which suggest that a certain actress is departing Salem in the next few months…
“Val” is a gorgeous, 25-year-old Caucasian female, who is described as “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.” The role will start taping in mid-to-late December, so expect the character to air next May.
I mean, who knows? They make it sound like a new character — or, like, every single woman in her 20s and 30s who has arrived in Salem in the past eight years — but the timing lines up. Frankly, they would be crazy not to recast Abigail. Especially with the loss of Will, she’s too vital to the younger set to lose. But a lot hinges on finding the right recast, particularly one who has chemistry with Billy Flynn. It’s a shame that they’ve had Mansi onscreen for nearly five years and only, in the last six months, have really found the story to utilize her properly as a driving force of the next generation.