Alison Sweeney Goodbye: ‘Days of our Lives’ Star Farewell Video Makes Fans Sad

November 3, 2014 | By Garrett Montgomery More

Alison Sweeney’s goodbye video is very touching. Sweeney has released a clip and written a message to tell her fans, goodbye after 20 years of playing Sami Brady on Days of our Lives.

Alison Sweeney goodbye

Alison Sweeney posted a heartfelt goodbye message to the fans who followed her on Days of our Lives for the past 20 years.

On Thursday, the host of The Biggest Loser shared a lengthy Facebook post, where she thanked all of her supporters for sticking around for so long.

Alison Sweeney who is married to David Sanov, also took the opportunity to go down memory lane with her fans. Sweeney spoke about her favorite storylines and confessed that she did her best to play the role. The mother of two wrote:

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.

The 38-year-old TV star went on to explain that she was happy when the writers of Days of our Lives decided to make her character more independent.

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.”

The truth is that Alison Sweeney’s goodbye to the soap opera took place in May when she filmed her last scenes. According to the star it was a very emotional day.

Sweeney will still be appearing on the little screen as the host of The Biggest Loser and will be directing episodes of ABC’s soap General Hospital.


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  1. Renee says:

    I have cried like a baby watching the last two weeks of Days. I have watched and grown up with the show. We will miss Allison (Sami) very much!!

    • Dorothy says:

      My grandmother got me started with watching Day of our lives been a fan of that net work for30 years and Sami was my favorite I looked forward to seeing what see would do next. Days of our lives will not be the same

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