Days of Our Lives (DOOL) spoilers reveal that Kristian Alfonso is speaking out about her upcoming exit as Hope Brady. As most DOOL fans have heard, Alfonso decided not to return when production resumes in September. As a result, Alfonso has already filmed her final episode and has no intention of coming back to film more.
In an interview with Soap Opera Digest, Alfonso opened up about her reasons for leaving and slammed the show for going downhill. “I’ve been there for an incredibly long time and am hugely grateful that I was able to be a part of the DAYS OF OUR LIVES family for as long as I was,” Alfonso said. “But in the last few years, DAYS OF OUR LIVES is not the DAYS OF OUR LIVES as I know it.”
The news of Alfonso’s departure came as a shock to many viewers, but it was actually something Alfonso had been considering for a while now. She admitted she first thought about leaving Days in 2016, but she didn’t want to specify exactly why.
However, Alfonso did mention that she lost her dad and that played a role in why she wanted to go at the time.
Days of Our Lives Executive Producer Ken Corday was the one who talked Alfonso into sticking around – at least until recently. “He had me promise in past meetings that I would never leave the show until the last episode was shot,” Alfonso said.
Of course, Alfonso ultimately changed her mind during the latest shutdown of production. Although Alfonso liked the new story Corday and DOOL Head Writer Ron Carlivati pitched, she didn’t like what came before it. Alfonso was told she’d need to be off canvas for four to five months, so she just decided to leave the show entirely.
The Days actress also suggested she disapproved of certain writing choices – like the decision to turn Aiden Jennings’ (Daniel Cosgrove) character to the dark side and have Rafe Hernandez (Galen Gering) sleep with Sami Brady (Alison Sweeney).
Alfonso hates that fans won’t get a proper goodbye when Hope’s final airdate comes, but she has no interest in reprising the role.
When asked if viewers would ever see Alfonso back on Days again, she insisted the answer is no. “No, I’m not coming back…It’s time for me to start a new chapter professionally,” Alfonso said. The time has come.”
Alfonso indicated that as of right now, her last airdate will be October 15. If that changes due to any DOOL preemptions, we’ll give you updates on the latest news. Days of Our Lives spoilers say Hope still has some drama ahead before her run winds down, so keep watching!
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