Alison Sweeney, who originated the role of Samantha “Sami” Brady on the NBC soap opera Days Of Our Lives has decided that it’s time for her to leave the show — after twenty-one years on air! What was behind her decision to leave Salem behind? Read on for the dirty details!
Alison appeared on Ellen DeGeneres’ talk show on Tuesday and told the host why she’s finally leaving — after joining the show at the tender age of only sixteen-years-old. She revealed, “I have never had more than a two-week vacation in that whole time and yeah… It’s awesome. I love Sami, I love Salem, I love my job, I love daytime, I love the fans, I love everything about it.”
Her reasoning behind leaving the show? She said, “My daughter just turned five and my son is nine, and I just want to be with them and enjoy my last year. I’m going to be on Days all this year. We’ll see what happens!”
As far as how she thinks fans will say goodbye to her character, she said, “I mean it would be awesome to have some kind of happy ending, but then I also think Sami probably deserves some sort of very twisted like Breaking Bad ending, I don’t know. Sami has certainly caused her fair share of drama over the last twenty-one years. It will be twenty-two and I don’t even know what happens next!”
She added, “I’m really just excited to be with my kids and be with my husband and…have fun. And I write, my second book’s coming out and I love directing!”
How do you think the writers should leave her character after all of her conniving in the city of Salem? Should she get a nicely written exit befitting of a veteran on the show? Or perhaps Alison is right and they should write her up something evil and twisted? Share your thoughts with us in the comments section below.