‘Days of Our Lives’ (DOOL) spoilers finds that star Kristian Alfonso recently said good-bye to her character Hope Brady, someone who she has portrayed on the small screen for almost four decades. Here’s what she has to say.
In an interview with Soap Opera Digest, Kristian explained that her decision to quit was not an easy one to make, but one that made sense to her. She recalled a conversation she had with DOOL executive producer Ken Corday in which he and Ron Carlivati, the head writer, wanted Hope Brady to be off screen for a couple of months. But for Kristian, that just didn’t sit well for her and that’s when she ultimately decided that it was time to leave the show, despite being on it for almost 37 years.
‘Days of Our Lives’ Spoilers: Kristian Alfonso Says Good-Bye To Hope Brady – Here’s Why
Kristian puts it this way, “I’d had a lot of time to really think and mull things over. I mean, I’ve had so many incredibly wonderful moments there but I’ve been really enjoying my time home with my family and catching up with my friends. It just gave me time to really reflect. I’ve been taking walks and reading scripts that were given to me that I never had the opportunity to read because I was involved in DAYS and the jewelry line at the time, and my real estate ventures and traveling to promote the show. It’s been an insanely busy life and I’m grateful for every second of it. I’ve learned a lot from the moments that were very gray.”
The actress also says that she certainly doesn’t have any regrets and that ultimately, she is incredibly grateful for the opportunity she has had to be on ‘Days of Our Lives’ for as long as she was.
Kristian says, “Going back to the beginning, when the kid from Boston got hired and the writers adjusted and recognized that I had a Boston accent so they had her coming from boarding school in Boston to explain my New England accent. [Then-Executive Producer] Betty Corday and NBC gave me that opportunity. And Shelley Curtis really is responsible for the success of Bo and Hope and so many, as they call them, “supercouples” because she knew how to build a story and produce it and make people feel and get chills and sweep them away for that one hour a day. That’s why people watch ‘DAYS OF OUR LIVES’, so that they can forget work or forget their problems, forget the news of what was happening in the world, just to escape. She was an incredible storyteller.”
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