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    Days of Our Lives - NEWS ROOM

    In our 'Days Of Our Lives' News Room, Soaps.com keeps you up-to-date with the latest Soap Opera news on the net. We also feature interviews with the soap stars, as well as local appearances by the actors and actresses.

    Alison Sweeney To Exit Days Of Our Lives.

    Thursday, October 30 2014

    Goodbye Sami.

    Update October 30:

    On her final air date, Alison Sweeney (Sami) posted this farewell message to her fans.

    "Dear ‪#‎Days‬ fans,

    Sigh. We’ve been through a lot together, haven’t we? As many of you may know, when I first found out I was auditioning for 'Days' (in September of 1992), I flipped out!! It was quite literally a dream come true for me because I’d been a mildly obsessed 'Days of our Lives' fan for several years. A die-hard Jack & Jennifer fan, I so desperately wanted Hope to not be dead in that vat of acid, I loved her sassy spunk and bad-boy lover. I could go on and on… the point is, I’ve never forgotten what it felt like to tune in every day, anxious to find out what was going to happen to my favorite character. Yelling at my screen at Stefano, crying when Isabella died in John’s - wait, Roman’s (???) - arms, grinning ear-to-ear when Frankie & Eve sang Heart & Soul on the train. (why were they on a train??) What I’m trying to say, is that I took that fan experience into every storyline I was involved with over the last two decades. I always felt the audience watching at home. It has always mattered to me to tell the story as best as I possibly could. Whether it was ‪#‎Ejami‬, ‪#‎Lumi‬, ‪#‎Safe‬, ‪#‎Kami‬ or … ‪#‎Sole‬, or somewhere in between, whether I personally liked the story or not, I did my best to keep Sami true to herself, and played every scene as honestly as I could. I look back through all of it, and am proud of what I accomplished. Proud of the memories, the hard work and the fun times. I’m proud of who I’ve become as a result of my 21 years in Salem.

    No question - I am ‪#‎teamSami‬. I have always rooted for her… to finally stop putting her foot in her mouth, being her own worst enemy, eternally needing her parents' approval, oh, this list could go on and on. It’s impossible to miss Sami’s faults. But I loved her more for them. And I loved playing her faults and her character flaws as much I loved playing the scenes when she persevered! And now it’s been only 5 months since I’ve stopped getting scripts in the mail, and I miss her. I miss Sami, her insecurities and her agendas. I miss my friends in the cast and crew who are as close as family to me. And now that you’ve shared with my Sami’s final goodbyes, I will miss all of you. Your compliments and your criticisms. Those of you who loved Sami, loved to hate her, and even those of you who couldn’t wait to get Sami off your screens (though, those people probably aren’t reading my FB page, I guess. lol.) I hope you all keep up with me at 'Biggest Loser,' and the other projects I work on. I look forward to staying in touch with all of you here and on Twitter. I’m still going to be around okay?! So this isn’t really goodbye. At least it isn’t goodbye for me. This is just my opportunity to say a great big, sincere, tearful, thank you. For everything. Every cheer, every tear, every tweet, post and letter. Thank you for investing in me and my character.

    ‪#‎LOVE‬,
    Ali"



    Update October 13:

    Alison Sweeney's last airdate is Thursday October 30.

    Original post January 21:

    After 21 years in Salem, Alison Sweeney (Sami) has decided to leaves "Days of Our Lives" behind. The actress appeared on "The Ellen Degeneres Show" to make the announcement that this would be her last year with the series. She cited a desire to spend time with her family and pursue her writing as the reason for her departure. Watch this video to find out how she thinks her character might exit the canvas.



    Sweeney's final air date has not been announced though her last shooting date will be at the end of May. Since "Days Of Our Lives" shoots four and a half months in advance, she'll likely be seen for most of 2014. Soaps.com will update you as more information becomes available.

    Take a look at Sami's latest adventures this week by watching the DOOL Weekly Spoiler Video: Crashing The Christening. And learn what happened when Luke found Carly bound and gagged on General Hospital.

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    USER COMMENTS

    Posted by Mustangsusie at Tuesday, January 21 2014 08:36 AM

    OMG NOOOOOOOOOOOO you and EJ are the only reason I watch the show so when you leave that's it for me

    Posted by maguil27 at Tuesday, January 21 2014 10:43 AM

    same here, once she's gone....i'm gone.

    Posted by DavisMichella at Tuesday, January 21 2014 12:29 PM

    OMG, what the Hell, oh. Come on now, all the People I Realy Like on Here Are Gone , Like - Nathan, MeLanie, Phillip, Bo, chad, Shawn Brady, DaRio Rernandez, Now. Samie is Leaving,,? That Realy Sucks,, now I see why EJ & Abygail ,, Ewww. Nasty,, sorry, But. I Give up on Days now !!! Your going to be Miss Samie,,, Hope you can come back in the Furture ,,, You'll always be my Biggest Fan. & MeLanie & Phillip. Too ,, bye Samie ,,

    Posted by DavisMichella at Tuesday, January 21 2014 12:37 PM

    Sami, you got to stay,, take A Few Month off Or SomeThing, if You Leave, it's Time to Take Down Stefno with you,, Sami need to Kill Stefno Off Too,, it's Fare !!!!

    Posted by mawpas at Tuesday, January 21 2014 02:52 PM

    Sammy is the show, if she leaves how long will it be before dool goes off the air,

    Posted by chewee at Wednesday, January 22 2014 08:24 AM

    Alison i am going to miss you dearly you are one of the best actresses on daytime soaps - just take a break please come back - they can't replace you with anyone as there is only one Sami

    Carol Moffatt
    Bolton, Ontario, Canada

    Posted by zuzu61 at Thursday, January 23 2014 07:15 AM

    If Actors are going to leave, then leave and allow the show to go on.

    JS is SOOO talented. Personally, I don't want to see EJ chase Sami around for another year and a half if she's leaving.

    JS/EJ deserves to have some Emmy Award winning s/l's. IMO, give him Emmy Award Winning WRITING and he's a potential winner!!

    Posted by zuzu61 at Thursday, January 23 2014 07:20 AM

    AS has done a great job as Sami for 21 years. I wish her the very best in her career change and MUCH happiness with her beautiful family.
    Thank You AS for giving DAYS 100% for 21 years!

    BTW, AS's daughter is absolutely adorable. As is her handsome son.

    Posted by Riteez at Thursday, January 23 2014 08:28 AM

    Good luck with your adventures. You are the only reason I watch the show. But I can still see you on the Biggest Loser. You did a great job and will be missed.

    Posted by DavisMichella at Thursday, January 23 2014 12:32 PM

    Don't go and KiLL. Samie off,, Make her Take the Blame for Nicks. &. Sami. Turn her own self in for killing Nick. Take the fall. To Pertect her Family,, It be cool to see Sami Kill. Stefno. &. Sami say yes I kill Nick & Stefano,,

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