Days of our Lives spoilers confirm Kristian Alfonso ends her 37-year run as Hope Brady soon. However, DOOL fans will not get closure on Hope – as one would expect for an iconic and pivotal role. Instead, she simply vanishes from the canvas – cheating fans of a proper farewell. Here’s what we know about Kristian’s exit from the NBC soap.
Days of our Lives Spoilers: It’s A Wrap For Kristian Alfonso as Hope Brady
Days of our Lives spoilers reveal Hope Brady bids Salem farewell as the character’s portrayer, Kristian Alfonso, opts not to return after COVID-19 shut down production. The actress shared her farewell with fans well in advance of her last on-camera date. She felt the fans deserved upfront honesty and not to be blindsided.
Kristian Alsonso decided to leave after a chat with Days of our Lives Executive Producer Ken Corday. In that conversation, he told the actress that he and head writer Ron Carlivati would keep Hope Brady off-canvas for four to six months. This news stunned the long-time cast member. They promised her a front-burner storyline with a Navy Seal love interest, upon her return. But, Kristian wasn’t happy with the direction Hope Brady was headed. In fact, the actress felt that way for several years. So, when the set closed for the global pandemic, the actress felt it was the perfect time for her to vacate her role.
DOOL Spoilers: How and When Will Hope Exit?
Days of our Lives spoilers are tight-lipped on details for Hope Brady’s goodbye to Salem. However, what we do know is that the exit will happen off-camera. So, long-time fans will not see a farewell worthy of Hope’s lengthy run in Salem. There’s speculation that Hope may follow her ex-husband, Rafe Hernandez (Galen Gering), out of town. Recall, he leaves Salem soon. Since the two grew closer recently, Hope’s departure could tie to Rafe’s exit. So, maybe Hope Brady gets her happily ever after.
Kristian Alfonso is sad to leave her Days of our Lives family. However, she plans to stay in touch — just not on set. She also says she won’t return for pop-ins, as many other former cast members do. Once Hope exits, that’s it. Expect to hear that Hope’s gone, with an explanation for an off-screen exit. Kristian Alfonso already filmed Hope’s final scenes before the set closed in March. We’ll last see Hope Brady in Salem is on or around October 15, 2020.
Days of our Lives Spoilers: No Recast for Kristian’s Character
Once Hope Brady leaves Days of our Lives, they won’t have someone else play the iconic character. Like her long time screen partner, Peter Reckell (AKA Bo Brady), she has a deal with producers that Hope Brady will not be recast. So, unless Kristian Alfonso has a change of heart and returns, when Hope leaves the NBC sudser this Fall, it will be forever.
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