The land of soap operas can be a revolving door. Actors and actresses play a character for a said amount of time and then jump ship. Sometimes they return to the show to play characters on another soap and sometimes to head off to other acting opportunities. There have also been times where soap opera actors and actresses come back to the old show to play a different character than who they first portrayed! It can be a tad confusing for audiences at times, but for the most part, it does work. Below is a list of seven soap opera actors/actresses who have played different characters on the same show.
7. Alison Sweeney – Days of Our Lives
This is something some Days of Our Lives (DOOL) fans may be unaware of, but Alison’s legendary Sami Brady character was not the first part she played on the soap opera. Sweeney was brought in by the show in 1987 and played the part of Adrienne Johnson as a child. Guess the producers liked Sweeney so much she returned in 1993 and was introduced as a teenage Sami Brady after the character was aged via the typical Soap Opera Aging Syndrome (SORAS).