In honor of their Days of Our Lives characters' reunion, James Scott and Alison Sweeney chat about EJ and Sami's fiery relationship in a new NBC video.
One of the aspects of the coupling that intrigues Sweeney is "their interesting back story." She notes that while the characters have been together "in the biblical sense" they've never really been a couple on the show. "And yet there's this huge fan base, the Ejamis," she says.
"What makes EJ and Sami so unique is whether they stay together or they break up, they have to continue to have some kind of connection," says Scott.
"And if it can't be in a good way..." interjects Sweeney.
"Then, it's war," the duo concur in unison.
As for what attracts the twosome to one another, Scott and Sweeney agree it's their ability to be who they truly are together.
"From Sami's perspective he is the dark side," explains Sweeney, adding that EJ "pulls her toward who she is as opposed to who she strives to be... And EJ's the first person to say, 'I don't want you to change.'"
"That's the fantastic thing about the dynamic," maintains Scott, noting that EJ loves Sami because of those qualities. "So he doesn't want her to rid herself of any of those things. That is where her charm lies.
"And the great thing about the relationship from EJ's perspective is he doesn't have to pretend that he's somebody who he's not either," continues Scott. "He's not a particularly nice guy. And I sort of get the feeling that you (Sweeney's Sami) quite like that."
You can listen to Sweeney and Scott's entire chat, here.
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