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WATCH: Alison Sweeney Talk The Creation Of DAYS Sami Brady And More On LARRY KING NOW!

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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!

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Shirley
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Shirley

Miss you Alison (Sami) on Days so much and to be honest this was the first time I’ve watched Larry King knowing that you were going to be his guest I had to watch. Good enter view

LeeAnn
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LeeAnn

Great Interview!

Gmbenet
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Gmbenet

I don’t miss Sami on Days. I think EJami had run its course. If Sami returns to Salem I will be happy to see her. Happy for Alison’s work with Hallmark. I wish her well whatever she does.

dottie
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dottie

Alison Sweeney is a tremendous talent and Days has not been the same without her and our fantastic Sami

Gmbenet
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Gmbenet

Everyone is entitled to their own opinion. You are entitled to yours. I am entitled to mine.

kristen
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kristen

thanks for posting Michael. We miss you to ALI!!!!!!!!!!!

dmr
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dmr

I started to watch DAYS back in ’95-’96 during the time when Austin, Carrie, Lucas, and Sami were first introduced-during summer vacations. I loved Austin and Carrie. I remember Lucas and Sami scheming to break-up Austin and Carrie. What great memories-sleeping in until 1:00 p.m.-only to wake up in time for DAYS. #lifeofateen
Around that time, I also loved John and Marlena. That was when, Robert Kelker Kelly played Bo and Lisa Rinna played Billie. Also, I think Hope was back-thinking she was Princess Gina. #fondmemories

penny
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penny

I miss you Alison. You and Scott need to come back. I can’t even watch the show anymore, it’s become unbearable.

Rock
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Rock

A wonderful interview with a world class lady! She is beautiful inside and out with a mind blowing gift for acting!

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Raven Bowens is the New Chanel on DAYS

There has been a casting switcheroo at Days of our Lives.   Precious Way is out in the role of Chanel Dupree and the part had been recast.

Way debuted on-screen back in March of 2021, but now comes word, first via Jason 47’s Facebook page, that Chanel will be played by actress Raven Bowens.

According to Soap Opera Digest, look for Bowens to first air on-screen on the July 6th episode.  Apparently, she has been taping at the DAYS set since April.

Raven has previously appeared on All Rise, Insecure, The New Edition Story and Future Man.

You can follow her on Instagram here.

So, what do you think of the Chantal switch? Comment below.

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DAYS Alison Sweeney Previews the New EJami

Coming up on Days of our Lives, Dan Feurerriegel take over the role of EJ DiMera on-screen, and the character is making quite the timely, or untimely return to Salem now that Sami (Alison Sweeney) has been hitting the sheets with her ex-husband, Lucas (Bryan Dattilo).

Feurerriegel is stepping into the coveted role of EJ made soap-famous by James Scott, who left the series back in 2014 and never returned.

Now the question is can Sweeney and Feurerriegel strike soap gold with their re-imagined duo known as “EJami”?

 

In the latest issue of Soap Opera Digest on newsstands now, Alison Sweeney opened up about the casting, working with Dan, and the future of EJami sharing: “To be honest, I was nervous when I heard they were recasting EJ.  That’s a big role to fill, I mean, James Scott was definitely a fan favorite and EJ is such a memorable role in the story and certainly in Sami’s life.”

Sweeney said of sharing scenes with Feurerriegel, “Dan has been fantastic. I’ve really enjoyed working with him. He clearly understood the importance of the task ahead.”

As for what fans of EJami may be in for, Sweeney noted:  ” I hope those ‘EJami’ fans see the couple they were so connected to, but of course, in a new, different way.”

So will you be giving the new EJami a chance? Looking forward to Dan’s debut, or are you Team Lumi all the way? Share your thoughts via the comment section below. But first check out this week’s promo for DAYS.

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DAYS Billy Flynn Opens Up To Maurice Benard About His Battle with Addiction on All-New ‘State of Mind’

In a terrific episode of Maurice Benard’s (Sonny Corinthos, General Hospital) State of Mind You Tube series, the actor welcomes another one of the best actors on daytime, Days of our Lives star Billy Flynn (Chad DiMera, Days of our Lives).

What made this so compelling was Billy Flynn’s ability to talk openly, frankly, and with great understanding about his battles with addiction which he notes have been alcohol, drugs, and the cycles he has found himself in within his life and how he was able to break free of them, and the work he continues to do to keep him from falling back into them.

Flynn shares how much of his adult life was greatly impacted by his childhood, and explained to Benard, how he acted out when he was younger. He also shares how his addiction caused issues for awhile with his job at Days of our Lives.

This episode is a powerful one to watch for anyone struggling with issues of addiction, dependency, suicide, having problems at work, and trying to not self-destruct, which so many of us do, once we seemingly get what we what or while we are trying to obtain it.

Bravo to Billy and Maurice for bringing this forward and to the audience.

Watch Billy’a visit on State of Mind below, followed by a bonus segment where Flynn asks Benard some ‘hard-hitting’ questions.

What did you think of what Billy shared with Maurice? Comment below.

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