Kate Mansi directing Days of our Lives

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Days of our Lives actress makes her move behind the camera.

Actress Kate Mansi, who has been back in her role of Abigail Deveraux in the popular Days of our Lives Digital Series: Chad & Abby in Paris, featuring Abigail and husband Chad DiMera (Billy Flynn) has announced she has stepped behind the camera for the very first time. Soaps.com shared her Instagram posts below, which consist of photos taken in the director’s booth. Alongside the first photo, which pictures her satchel and notes, she explained, “This picture is special. Here’s why: I took it right before I dove into my very first day ever directing. I’m immensely grateful for the opportunity to have dipped my toe into this field, especially having done so under the care of a fearless female (+fellow Italian!!!) mentor.” She went on to indicate she has been learning the ropes the past while and continued, “Thank you to everyone who allowed me the privilege of observing & shadowing your work these last few months. I’m in awe of your Matrix world & honored to be among you. And also… I can’t wait for more!!!” The second post contained photos taken by Mansi’s enthusiastic and proud co-star, Melissa Reeves, who plays her Days of our Lives onscreen mother, Jennifer Horton to memorialize the occasion. The actress teased, “Aaaaand here’s why these pictures are special: before I started the day, @missyreeves came in the booth to take photos of me on my first day, (as any decent mamma would do)… but after a few snaps I had to literally ask her to leave bc she was blocking all the monitors trying to get a good shot. 😂 that’s a Mamma for ya! Thank you Missy, in hindsight I’m so grateful you insisted on ‘just one more picture’.”

More: Read Chad & Abby in Paris digital series recaps

In the last installment of Days of our Lives: The Digital Series, Chad & Abby in Paris, Abigail confronted Juliette for trying to seduce Chad. Check that out and next week’s installment which comes out on Thursday. Soaps.com congratulates Kate Mansi on her new endeavor. We will update when Mansi’s episodes are streaming on the DOOL app when that information becomes available and stay tuned for Kate Mansi’s return to Days of our Lives this fall on the NBC soap opera.