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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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DAYS OF OUR LIVES: Marlena Becomes Possessed … Again!

On Tuesday’s episode of Days of our Lives, the devil had his way with his favorite person, Dr. Marlena Evans (Deidre Hall)! In story, leave it to Marlena to save Doug (Bill Hayes) by giving herself up to Satan!

As Doug revealed himself to be Satan while in a therapy session with Marlena in her office, a shook Marlena tries to comprehend what is happening! When the devil says if Marlena won’t accept him in, she will punish Doug, he does just that.

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Poor Doug is left writhing in pain and on the floor, crying out for help! When we come back to the scene Marlena is not exactly right near his body, but sort of overlooking what is happening. Julie (Susan Seaforth Hayes) rushes into Marlena’s office to find Doug as Marlena stares blankly. Eventually, she calls for help.

After Doug is put in a hospital room and is monitored, Kayla (Mary Beth Evans) and Tripp (Lucas Adams) can’t find anything wrong with him. Meanwhile, Julie finds Marlena at the nurses station and asks what happened with Doug during their therapy session.  Marlena flashes back to what led to Doug writing on the floor, and clearly something is way off with Marlena, because she has now become possessed.

Later, Julie sits by Doug’s hospital bed as he opens his eyes, as he tells his beloved wife, “He left me and went in to her.”  A confused Julie is left to ponder what on earth Doug could be talking about.

When Marlena comes home to John (Drake Hogestyn) – who is already concerned with Johnny (Carson Boatman) being set on making a movie of Sami’s life story which includes points on Marlena’s original possession – she tells him Doug collapsed in her office. When the two hug, Marlena slowly opens her eyes  revealing that they are glowing yellow.  Yup! We are off to the races. Marlena is now once again possessed.

So, what did you think about the scenes between Deidre Hall and Bill Hayes? Are you enjoying the revisiting of the infamous ‘possession’ storyline thus far? Comment below.

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Days of our Lives Kicks-Off Possession Storyline Revisted with ‘Doug’ Twist Cliffhanger, Followed by Fall Preview

Did the ‘Devil’ make them do it? Doug Williams  (Bill Hayes) is Satan? In what can only be described as major surprise twist on NBC’s Days of our Lives, for weeks, fans have thought they were about to embark on another dementia or Alzheimer’s storyline on the soaps with another beloved character.

However, Days head writer, Ron Carlivati ,and his writing team came up with a way to make it seem like this may be Doug’s fate only to use the long-running character as the impetus to bring the classic possession storyline back on the air some 25 years later.

It all goes down after Kayla (Mary Beth Evans) calls Marlena (Deidre Hall) to ask him to see Doug, after his MRI and other tests proved inconclusive for dementia, etc, to see if Dr. Evans can assess him.  The phone call to Marlena happened after John (Drake Hogestyn) was discussing the past, since Johnny (Carson Boatman) is ramping up to a shoot a movie on Sami’s life, that will include the time that Sami walked in on John and Marlena having sex, which caused Sami to act out for years and years.

 

However, and this is key, John tells Marlena that moment in time also left her alone and vulnerable to the darkest time in her life – alluding to when she became possessed by the devil – and Marlena was clearly having difficulty admitting that or going down that road of remembrance, when the phone call from Kayla saved her from digging deeper into the past.  Well now, John and Marlena may never have that conversation as she is primed to once again become possessed.

Meanwhile, Johnny is reading Will’s script for the Sami movie, and is shocked to read in it that Marlena was once possessed by the devil, as John takes out a dusty box with his Father John collar, a bible, and a news clipping of Marlena being possessed.  John is feeling that this movie will bring bad things on to all those he loves, especially Doc, and he looks to be right!

Now at her office with Doug, he admits he knows something is wrong.  He acts out and does strange things and does not know why.  Marlena brings up why Doug locked Julie (Susan Seaforth Hayes) in a freezer by accident. Doug gets adamant saying: “That was no accident. I locked that bitch in there on purpose.”  Marlena is shocked at his word and tone.  Then as Doug laughs, he says, “I’m not Doug.”  Next thing you know, the lowered voice of Satan comes out of Doug’s mouth and he tells Doc, “It’s been over 25 years Marlena. But did you really think I wouldn’t come back for you?” End of episode.  Great cliffhanger!

Now, check out the fall preview released following the airing of Friday’s episode by NBC below, which teases more demonic moments on Days. Then let us know in the comment section, what you thought of the ‘Doug’ twist as the possession storyline begins?

Plus, make sure to cast your vote in ‘Michael’s Poll’ of the week on the revisiting of this classic tale now in 2021 below the preview.

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Ron Carlivati Talks on the Creation, Scenes & Cast of ‘Days of our Lives: Beyond Salem’

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