Last August, Ed Scott joined the Days of our Lives
crew as its new co-executive producer. His presence has meant numerous changes on the development of the daytime drama, but despite the major revamping, actress Alison Sweeney
says they're “lucky” to have someone like Scott on their crew.
“It's fantastic. We're so lucky. He's such an amazing producer,” she told Boston Now
recently. “He made such an impression on the set from the moment he got here with his enthusiasm and his work ethic and his strive for perfection, and that's what I admire so much because that's my mentality… He wants it to be right, he wants it to be good, he wants it to be perfect. He is someone you can look up to and someone you can work hard for.”
Working hard is certainly what Alison Sweeney has been up to these days, especially since she has had to juggle her successful television career with taking care of her family, comprised of husband David Sanov and their two-year-old son Benjamin Edward.
“It's not easy,” she said of balancing family with work, which includes hosting NBC's The Biggest Loser
. “I couldn't do it if I didn't love all the jobs; I love being a Mom, I love my son, and my husband. I am so lucky to have such a supporting, loving family, and they are with me as much as they can be. We do stuff together and have quality family time as much as possible.”
She added, “[Days of our Lives
] is a part of my life. I've been doing it for almost half my life and everyone here is my family. I care about the show so much and want it to succeed; I want to get the fans back watching the show every day. It means a lot to me.”
On the soap, Alison Sweeney plays Sami, the daughter of Marlena Evans (Deidre Hall
), who is still recovering from the tragic death of husband John Black (Drake Hogestyn
). Since Hogestyn's departure, rumors have been circulating that the soap veteran is gearing up to reprise his role.
“I read those rumors, too,” Sweeney said. “You've got to love the internet. Nothing would make me happier.”
-Lisa Claustro, BuddyTV Staff Columnist
Source: Boston Now
(Image Courtesy of NBC)