She also confirms that Hope will not have a final farewell.
Longtime “Days of Our Lives” star Kristian Alfonso shocked everyone when she suddenly quit the show – and now she’s giving out a little more information on her decision. The actress, who has played the character of Hope Williams Brady on and off for 37 years, announced earlier this month that she will not be joining the rest of the cast when the series returns to production in September and has already filmed his last episode. Speaking to Soap Opera Digest (via Us Weekly), Alfonso said that while she was “extremely grateful to have been able to be a part of the Days of Our Lives family for as long as I was,” something changed these last years. “I’ve been there for a very long time… But in recent years, Days of Our Lives is not the Days of Our Lives as I know it,” she says. Regarding her decision to leave, she added, “I felt a sense of relief. It was a roller coaster for sure. “
Kristian Alfonso leaves the days of our lives after 37 years
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While she’s already filmed Hope’s last appearance, don’t expect it to be a fulfilling sendoff, as her decision to quit the show has come. after the show has ceased production due to the coronavirus pandemic. “Because it was just decided, nothing was planned in terms of history,” she said. “My last episode will air, starting now, on October 15th. I would have liked to give the fans who have been so devoted to “Days of Our Lives” all these years a final farewell, and no, “Oh, she’s looking for someone,” or “She’s cleaning her room. upstairs ”or“ She took a trip ”.” Despite what feels like a high-flying farewell, Alfonso has maintained that she “won’t be returning” to film additional scenes when production resumes. “I had a great race and so many wonderful times on the show and worked with so many wonderful people,” she added. “It’s time for me to start a new chapter professionally. The time has come. “ The new comments come after Alfonso claimed earlier this month that the show’s executive producer Ken Corday wanted to remove it from the soap opera 4-6 months before reintroducing it with a new script. It was the tipping point. “And at that point, I was like, you know what, it was time for a change and this was the perfect time to make that decision,” she told Entertainment Tonight. “It wasn’t something that had never been discussed but it was, and coming back in five to six months, or four to five months – whatever time frame – I just thought, you know what, it’s time to really write a new chapter. I had an amazing race there. I have had so many amazing friends and memories. I can’t say enough how much I will miss so many people working there and working with them but they are in my life and we socialize but like I said I think he is time. “