There is a thread on my site where fans had posted a lot of questions for me. I thought I should answer them!!! So here are a few:
What are your thoughts on the Stami storyline? I think it is so clever of the writer's to write that storyline while you are away. I just can't believe they came up with this storyline. Just wondered what you thought of their idea for your time away. - Cher
First, I love the name "Stami". Too funny. Anyway, I couldn't believe it when I first heard the story. I think it's ingenious! It was a really unique and cool way to keep the storyline going while I was on maternity leave. And, of course it's believable I've always said "Sami would do anything" ...well, disguising herself as a man to get revenge on her enemies certainly proves my point.
What do you think of Austin Peck coming back to Days? angrog3
Everyone was thrilled when we heard Austin was coming back to Days. Bryan (Lucas), Lauren (Kate) and I had been talking about it after we first started reading about the rumor in Soap Digest. We all agreed it would be so great for the story what a huge shock it would be for Sami if Austin just came back to town!! I have no idea what the story will be, but I can't wait to play that moment when she first sees Austin again.
Hey Ali, I was wondering what is your favorite time with Baby Ben? PrincessThesia
(yes, I had to include a Ben question!)
That's a tough question because I love being with Ben no matter what. My favorite is when he laughs and he does smile and laugh all the time. It just melts my heart every time. Dave does these funny voices with puppets that cracks Ben (and me) up.
Your character has not always been soo innocent, and can be quite devious. I was wondering have people often reacted to you as Sami, instead of Ali? Like when you are out shopping has anyone been mean to you. lisak
Usually fans are very nice and considerate, and I enjoy meeting people who watch the show and finding out from them, face-to-face, what they think of the show and Sami. Normally they say "You do a great job --- I HATE Sami!!" lol. It's fun knowing my character riles so many people up. When I'm on stage doing a particularly nasty scene, sometimes I think about how the fans are going to be yelling at me through their TV's.
Only a few times have people actually been mean to me because they don't like Sami. One time a fan approached my husband, Dave, when I wasn't even with him. She said "I hate your wife. She's a *itch!" At first he was appalled, but then the friend he was with said "you mean on the show?!!?!"
My question is this: Your character has been pretty consistent over the years (being the "bad girl" that noone likes). Do you think that your character might change and Make Sami a well liked person?
Maybe the Stami storyline will be an eye opener for Sami and she will become a better person out of it? Would you want that? Do you get bored playing the same type of character? BigDaysFan
I hope she doesn't change!! Whenever Sami's in a bad situation she always prays ... "give me another chance and I'll change. I'll be a better person!" But I'm always secretly thinking don't change! I love playing Sami just the way she is. It's such a fun role to play.
Sami has always had a lot of levels to her personality. I've never seen her as just a villain, there are people she loves, people she hates, etc. Since her relationship with Lucas I've thought Sami really toned down a lot. It was only when she realized that Kate was up to no good that she had to go back to scheming.
I never get bored playing Sami. Every day when I get a new script to read I am eagerly turning the pages wondering what's going to happen next.
How did it feel to bring baby Ben home for the first time? - MamaAng
Bringing Ben home was just the most overwhelming experience. While we were at the hospital it felt like it wasn't real, in a weird way. But when Dave and I walked into our home for the first time, as a family, it just hit us, how different our lives were going to be from now on. Nothing can prepare you for how it feels to be a parent all those books help, but nothing is like being at home, alone, with this tiny, helpless baby, and you look around and realize that you're the grown-up!
I hope this has answered some of your questions, and if you have more, feel free to post them!
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