Leave it to the master interviewer the iconic Larry King to pose solid questions to Alison Sweeney in this must-see sit down chit chat with the former Sami Brady of Days of our Lives!
In the latest episode of Larry King Now at Ora.TV, Sweeney talks departing DAYS, hosting The Biggest Loser, directing on the soaps, her roles on projects with the Hallmark Channel, her thoughts on the reality, soap and television landscape, health and sleep, and so much more!
When discussing if DAYS Sami was a true villainess, Alison related to Larry: “The head writer (of DAYS) at the time, Jim Reilly, who created my character had this amazing idea that I was the younger sister to the pretty one and the skinny sister, and the wonderful sister that everybody loved. And my character was always “less than” and always looking up to her big sister, and then Sami had this sort of tragic set of circumstances happen! She found a terrible thing about her mom … having an affair on her dad … and she (Sami) was raped as a teenager. So she went through these dark times, and felt so alone that she sort of spends the rest of her time … 22 years in Salem like, “no one will hand me anything. I f I want something I am going to have to go at get it!” And so that was sort of my perception of this character … she wasn’t a villainess on purpose to hurt other people … she is like, “If everybody did it my way, no one would get hurt!”
Alison also discussed Sami’s botched trips to the altar revealing: “At final count Sami attempted to get married 15 times …and successfully married 4 0r 5 times!”
In a touching moment, Alison is brought to tears when discussing one of the most memorable moments of her life, check out what she says!
Watch Alison on Larry King Live below! What did you think of the interview? Impressed by all Alison had to say? Missing her on DAYS? Comment below!