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Kristian Alfonso Explains Why She Left 'Days of Our Lives'

Kristian Alfonso is explaining her departure from Days of Our Lives.

The NBC daytime drama star, who appeared on the show for 37 years, shocked fans when she announced she was leaving the show earlier in July.

In an interview with Entertainment Tonight, Kristian explained her decision.

She revealed that she was contemplating leaving for years, but was triggered by a plan for her character Hope Williams Brady being written off for about four to five months before coming back with a storyline with a Navy Seal.

“And at that moment I thought to myself, you know what, it’s time for a change, and it was the perfect moment to make that decision. I was taken aback when he said that they wanted, he and [co-EP] Albert [Alarr] wanted to take me off camera for four to five months. It was not something that had ever been discussed but that’s what it was…I just thought, you know what, it’s time to really write a new chapter. I’ve had an incredible run there,” she said.

She also said she does not know if her character will be written off, since she left before the end of her original storyline was filmed due to the pandemic.

“In the storyline, I still have scripts that were supposed to be shot. Of course, everything is being probably rewritten because of COVID and guidelines that they have to adhere to. But that was not supposed to be the end.”

As for what’s next, she said she’s “been getting calls and some interest on some projects.”

Soap Star Kristian Alfonso Announces She's Leaving 'Days of our Lives' After 37 Years

Kristian Alfonso has revealed that she has left Days of Our Lives after 37 years on the daytime soap opera.

In a statement posted to her Instagram, Kristian shared with fans that she has already filmed her final episodes.

Days of Our Lives has been a vital part of both my personal and professional journey. I am forever grateful to NBC and the late Betty Corday, who took a chance on me many years ago and changed my life,” she started. “I have built some lifelong friendships with my extraordinarily talented castmates.”

Kristian continues, “Days has one of the hardest working crews in all of television, many of whom have become part of my extended family. 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.”

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

Kristian concludes, “Finally — to the incredibly loyal fans of Days — many of you have been with me on this journey from the beginning. I cannot thank you enough for your generosity, love and support. I could not have done it without YOU!!!”

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