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Camila Banus Explains Days of Our Lives "Break" and Gabi's Return

Camila Banus

When Camila Banus first decided to exit Days of Our Lives last year, the actress was looking for a creative and personal reset. She told Soap Opera Digest:

When I decided on leaving in 2019, it was a couple of different factors. One of the main factors was that I was involved in not only my storyline, but other storylines, as well, just weaved around, and it was a lot of work. I’m talking about I was coming n pretty much five days of the week, four days of the week, and it was a lot of hours, a lot of scripts, a lot of words. I was just like, ‘I need a mental rest. My body needs a reset.’ And I also wanted to creatively do something that was different from the formula I had been doing for so long.

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Now, Camila is headed back to Salem. Why?

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She shared:

I wanted to be part of other creative outlets, it didn’t matter if it was a film or a music video, just something creative and different. So I was definitely open to things and thinking that even though we were closing down, there would still be opportunities for me to self-tape. When that didn’t happen, when things relay, really closed down, in my mind, I’m thinking, ‘Well, no, I have to still act. This is a part of me, this is a part of my body, part of my soul.’

Banus added:

I am really excited to play Gabi again. I was reading something that Ron [Carlivati, head writer] said in response to what the fans can expect when Gabi gets back, and I’m reading it like, ‘Oh, I didn’t know that. Okay, cool. Thanks, Ron!’ I don’t really even know what is expected for Gabi. I have no scripts. I just kind of know a very basic outline story. I just told them, 'Whatever it is, Im here for it, I’m game.'

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