Kristian Alfonso is returning to her role as Hope Brady on Peacock's Days of Our Lives to pay honour to Bill Hayes' character.

Kristian Alfonso Returns to Days of Our Lives for Bill Hayes Tribute


Fan favorite Kristian Alfonso is set to reprise her role as Hope Brady in Peacock’s Days of Our Lives to pay tribute to the beloved character portrayed by Bill Hayes, who passed away in January at the age of 98.

Bittersweet Reunion:

Alfonso, whose character Hope Brady is the daughter of Doug Williams, portrayed by Hayes, returned to the set on April 22 to film the tribute episode, scheduled to air on November 29, as revealed by TV Insider.

Expressing her sentiments, Alfonso described her return as “very bittersweet” in light of Hayes’ passing. She expressed gratitude for being included in the series of shows honoring Doug and conveyed a sense of sadness as she reunites with the cast.

Fond Memories:

Reflecting on her time working alongside Hayes, Alfonso recalled his warmth and welcoming nature, likening their on-screen relationship to that of a father and daughter. She emphasized Hayes’ talent and iconic status while cherishing their personal and professional connection.

Legacy of Days of Our Lives:

Having been a part of Days of Our Lives since 1983 and leaving the show in 2020, Alfonso expressed immense gratitude for the opportunity to be part of such a renowned series. She acknowledged the show’s enduring legacy and her deep appreciation for the cast, crew, and fans.

Alfonso briefly reprised her role in 2022 for the Days offshoot Beyond Salem on Peacock, underscoring her enduring connection to the show and its extended universe.

Gratitude and Blessings:

Expressing her gratitude towards Days of Our Lives and executive producer Ken Corday, Alfonso conveyed her sense of blessing and appreciation for her time on the show, regardless of future involvement. She remains thankful for the support of the fans throughout her journey.

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