Days of our Lives star to exit after 37 years

"It is now time for me to write my next chapter,” says Kristian Alfonso.

US actor Kristian Alfonso is departing Days of Our Lives after 37 years on air.

Alfonso has played Hope Williams Brady on the daytime drama since 1983 and, with two brief breaks, has been on the show ever since.

But she does not plan to return when the show resumes filming on September 1.

“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,” Alfonso said in a statement.

“I will not be returning to Days when it resumes production in September,” Alfonso said. “I’ve already filmed my last episode several months ago.”

Days of Our Lives suspended shooting in mid-March because of the coronavirus pandemic.

She thanked NBC and the late co-creator Betty Corday, “who took a chance on me many years ago and changed my life,” her castmates, crew members, as well as the show’s “incredibly loyal fans.”

Days, which in January was renewed for a 56th season and screens in Australia on FOX One.

Source: Deadline

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