While her alter ego Hope Brady is in prison – “she’s a cop among the general population [of prisoners], so it’s dangerous,” points out Kristian Alfonso — the actress, who plays her, is enjoying the Days of Our Lives plot twist.
“I’m having a ball, and I get to work with some really amazing woman. There are a lot of special guests,” says Alfonso, referring to the actresses portraying her fellow inmates.
Among them, Dot-Marie Jones as Chillie, Tionne “T-Boz” Watkins as Sheila, and Deidre Hall as Hattie. “It’s never dull. There are a lot of surprises. It’s different than being in prison before and where it leads Hope.”
It’s Hope’s second time in the slammer in the past five years, a stunning turn for a character who had long been depicted as an upstanding heroine and law abiding police officer. Not surprisingly, the switch has been “tough” on Alfonso.
“First, it was the sleeping pills and that whole debacle,” recounts Alfonso about the story that had Hope beating and mugging Salem citizens and even attempting to kill her late husband, Bo.
“Then, they told me Hope was going to kill Stefano…It was so difficult doing those scenes with Joe, who I love and admire, and Stefano being the icon that he is. It was hard. Really hard.”
Alfonso admits there were things she “was questioning big time.” After all…continue reading on the next page —>