'Days Of Our Lives': Kristian Alfonso Exits After 37 Years
Actress Kristian Alfonso is saying goodbye to the long-running NBC soap Days Of Our Lives after 37 years on the show. Find out what she had to say about her departure here...
Kristian Alfonso has played the role of "Hope Williams Brady" on Days Of Our Lives since 1983, earning herself a Daytime Emmy Nomination during her run. She made an official statement to Deadline announcing her departure from the popular soap opera after 37 years.
Kristian Alfonso Leaves Days Of Our Lives
"I feel blessed and honored to have been invited into people’s homes for over three decades. However, it is now time for me to write my next chapter," she said in the statement. "I will not be returning to Days when it resumes production in September, I’ve already filmed my last episode several months ago," Alfonso continued.
She also thanked NBC and the late Days co-creator Betty Corday as well as the show's "incredibly loyal fans," stating, "many of you have been with me on this journey from the beginning. I cannot thank you enough for your generosity, love and support." Kristian exits the show as one of the most recognizable and longest-running stars on the series.
Just like most other film and television productions, Days Of Our Lives had to suspend production and filming due to the novel coronavirus pandemic. Deadline also reported that the show is planning to resume production on September 1, this year.