Having read opposite all the actresses testing for the role of Abigail on Days of Our Lives, Billy Flynn (Chad) was actively involved in the casting process, and he knew Marci Miller was “the one,” immediately.
“Marci was the only person that auditioned that was right for the part, and we saw a lot of people,” recounts Flynn. “She is amazing.”
The Eyes Have It
It all came town to one thing.
“It was something in the eyes… a tenderness in the eyes,” notes Flynn. “She had an inherent quality that I thought Abigail had. Ashley Benson had it from what I’ve seen.
I can’t really explain it, but you know it when you see it. I was like, ‘This is my Abby. This is Chad’s Abby.’ She fit into the story, at least the story that I’ve learned and grew into.”
Flynn is quick to heap praise on his new leading. “She’s incredibly talented,” he says. “She’s simple and she’s subtle. She doesn’t overdo anything.”
The Chad/Abby Connection
That understated quality, coupled with the changes in Abigail, have allowed for an easy and natural next step in the Chad and Abigail story.
“We got lucky,” says Flynn. “You can’t ask for a better situation, because Abby’s literally a different person. She had a crisis. She had a breakdown. She lost her mind. She left. She faked…continue reading on the next page —>