Alison Sweeney is a long time daytime star who played Sami Brady on NBC’s Days of Our Lives for almost 22 years. She also has hosting The Biggest Loser under her belt, along with many other projects that have displayed her many talents. It has been confirmed that ex-Sami will be moving her talents over to ABC’s General Hospital. Although this time her role will be much different. She won’t be playing any on screen roles, Sweeney will be working on directing with the GH executive team. Alison isn’t a directing rookie however, she has spent time in the past directing some episodes of Days of Our Lives.
In an interview with Soap Opera Digest, Executive Producer Frank Valentini disclosed that he asked Alison to join the GH team after she spent some time observing on the GH set and said, “She’s sort of paid her dues and spent some time learning the show,” so when an opening presented itself, “I asked her if she was available and she said yes.”
Alison Sweeney is said to direct her first episode this month.
Check out her tweet below!
@SBlover130 thanks. Super psyched. Working on the script right now! 🙂
— Alison Sweeney (@Ali_Sweeney) July 8, 2014