News
General Hospital Mast Head by Soap Opera Network

Chris Haston/NBC

Chris Haston/NBC

Now that she’s wrapped up her 21-year stint as “’” Samantha Brady, (Samantha Brady) is heading to a different soap opera: “!”

Soap Opera Digest reports that the actress will be heading to Port Charles, but with a twist: Rather than acting, the Los Angeles native will be directing the ABC sudser!

“She’s sort of paid her dues and spent some time learning the show,” executive producer told the magazine. “[So when an opening presented itself], I asked her if she was available and she said yes.”

Sweeney will reportedly be directing her first episode this month. At this time, it’s unclear whether she’ll be directing the series full time or on a freelance, temporary basis.

Topics Discussed
WHAT DO YOU THINK? Comment Below...
  • http://unknown.com Bexx

    Sweeney doing all that she can to help the competition. Are Doolers still in good cheer?

    • sands of time

      Yes, whatever floats her boat!

    • truth

      Ali can do what she wants ! She is/was an actress on Days, nothing more. The one who is obligated to Days is Ken Cordumb..oups Corday. Not her fault he doesn’t know how to rule a soap opera.

      • http://unknown.com Bexx

        It’s too bad DOOL fans are out calling her a traitor.

        • truth

          These ‘fans’ (and they are not the majority thankfully) are cray cray and dumb..they just don’t matter.

  • Andrew Hass

    I think it’s great that Allison wants to try something different and not just have an acting career.Plus she might just be directing an episode of GH every once in a while because the show might have other directors too.So it might not be the same director every day,

    • sands of time

      She directed eleven episodes of DAYS. They may have told her to gain more experience and then come back to be a full time director at DAYS, that way it would not look like she was just handed the job. She’s working the trenches! It’s all good!!!

      • lulu

        Please..maybe she wants to do SOMETHING other than Days of our lives. Eyeroll. She gave enough of her time to this soap. Now she deserves better !

      • Andrew Hass

        You could be right.However Allison could decide she likes directing at GH because this is the first time she’ll see how that soap works.The only soap she’s ever worked at has been Days.So it could be interesting if she starts comparing the 2 soaps.

  • lulu

    Cool but i want her on PRIME TIME, behing and in front of the camera.

    • lulu

      behind..keyboard is goind crazy..lol

      • lulu

        going..lol

      • http://unknown.com Bexx

        There is an edit button, or is that not available to guest users?

    • JayTN

      Alison Sweeney can be seen in primetime in front of the camera as host of NBC’s “The Biggest Loser”.

      • lulu

        i meant fiction prime time.

  • nyvoter

    Congratulations to Alison Sweeney. She gets A+ for venturing out to unknown waters, and in a new capacity to boot, all the while leaving a very comfortable and top position behind. Best of luck to her in her new venture.

    • JayTN

      ABC hires Sweeney to direct an episode of GH…I wonder how that other director-wannabe Sweeney (Anne) feels about that? ;-)

      It isn’t unusual for performers to step behind the cameras. Dorothy Lyman, who appeared on AMC and on “Mama’s Family” as Naomi went on to direct as well, including several episodes of “The Nanny”.

  • tina

    That great Alison is trying something new. She will be missed on Days but people come and go all the time and we still continue to watch it. There is nothing wrong with trying to advance yourself and try new jobs. I am sure she will be excellent whatever she decides to do. I am sure many of us will miss her on Days!

  • Shaw Sway

    I wish Allison the best on her new career goals. She will be missed immensely as the schemer with a hot of gold. I loved Sami as character because she had so many layers to her personality.

  • Carolyn Levesque

    What ever Ali does she will be a success. She has so much talent. I hope she will beable to talk GH to hire her co-star James Scott. What a handsome Dr. he will make.