Alison Sweeney
Alison Sweeney

After 21 years of being the villainess Samantha Jean Brady on NBC Daytime’s “Days of our Lives,” Zap2It reports that Alison Sweeney is planning on departing the series.

The actress broke the news on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show,” and felt that this was the time to say goodbye.

“I decided that it’s going to be my last year with the show. I’ve been on ‘Days of Our Lives’ since I was 16 years old and I have never had more than a two-week vacation in that whole time. I mean, it’s so awesome. I love Sami, I love Salem, I love my job, I love daytime, I love the fans, I love everything about it.

[But] my daughter just turned five and my son is nine and I just want to be with them and enjoy my last year. I’m going to be on ‘Days’ all this year. … We don’t have a specific time yet [for when I’m leaving], but I’m going to be on all this year and we’ll see what happens.”

As far as her exit, Sweeney would like to see Sami sort of get a “Breaking Bad” type ending.

Watch the clip of her interview with Ellen below:

What do you think of this news, and how it will impact the show?

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