"My first reaction was, 'I'm so excited,'" reveals Banus. "Not only for me and the things that are going to happen to Gabi, but also for Chandler (Massey). I know that he is a tremendous actor, and he's going to play the heck out of this. He's going to deliver a wonderful execution of the storyline."
Nevertheless, Banus is the first to admit that she adores Will and Gabi together. "They're so cute," she smiles, conceding that she'll miss the coupling. "Gabi loves Will. Before they were ever boyfriend and girlfriend, they were best friends, who were there for each other."
Hence, Banus anticipates that Gabi will take the news that Will is gay extremely hard. "She's going to feel it," contends Banus. "To be completely denied by him in this way is definitely going to make her feel like something is wrong with her."
Banus looks forward to playing the fallout. "For me there are so many questions," says Banus. "How is Gabi going to react? Is she going to turn to somebody [else]? Is she going to break up with Will? Is he going to go behind her back? So many things could happen that could affect Gabi, her brother (Rafe), Sami ... It's going to be an amazing storyline."
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