Actress Alison Sweeney has quit her role on soap opera Days Of Our Lives after 21 years.
The 37 year old has played Samantha ‘Sami’ Brady in the show since 1993, but she is now set to leave the role which shot her to fame as a teenager.
“I decided that it’s going to be my last year with the show,” she said. “It’s awesome. I love [her character] Sami. … I love my job, I love daytime [TV], I love the fans, I love everything about it but … I have worked so much and my daughter just turned 5 and my son is 9, and I just want to be with them.”
She assured her fans she would be on this year, her 22nd, and didn’t have a specific time for her finale. Sweeney also doesn’t know what’s going to happen to her character.
“It would be awesome to have some sort of happy ending,” she said. “But I also think Sami probably deserves some sort of very twisted, like Breaking Bad ending. I don’t know! She caused a lot of people a lot of problems.”
For the last seven years, Sweeney has been doing double duty as show star and host of the hit reality TV show Biggest Loser.
“I’m really just excited to be with my kids and be with my husband,” she said.