Here’s a surprise for long time soap fans and especially those of Days of our Lives. Alison Sweeney announces on today’s January 21st episode of The Ellen Show that she is departing her role of Sami Brady after21 years with the NBC soap opera.
Sweeney says she will be taping episode throughout the entire calendar year of 2014, since reports say that her contract runs till December. Just how she will be written-off as Sami is any one’s guess, and Alison’s! She indicated in this promo clip from today’s Ellen Show, that she would hope Sami would be given a happy ending:
Alison related: “It would be awesome to have some sort of happy ending, but then I also think maybe Sami deserves some sort of twisted, like Breaking Bad ending. I don’t know!” As to the reason for the busy star’s departure, she told Ellen DeGeneres,”I just have worked so much and 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.” Sweeney detailed it was an emotional decision, since she has played Sami since she was 16 years old!
Watch the clip from The Ellen Show with Alison after the jump! Then, let us know, are you shocked Alison had decided to leave DAYS? How do you think the show should write-out the character of Sami? Weigh-in.