In 2004, the age of 15, Benson signed a three-year contract with the daytime soap opera Days of Our Lives to play Abigail "Abby" Deveraux, the eldest daughter of power couple Jack Deveraux (Matthew Ashford) and Jennifer Horton (Melissa Reeves), whose storyline mainly focused on her budding romances. Despite her contract, she'd eventually leave the show early in order to star in film projects that the producers of the show wouldn't allow her to do.