Hard as it is to believe, Kristian Alfonso almost didn’t play Days of Our Lives’ Hope Brady, the heroine she made not only beloved but iconic over the course of her 37-year run. When she was first offered the part in 1981, she turned it down and let it go to Tammy Taylor. “I was still in school at the time,” the Massachusetts native told We Love Soaps in 2013. If she’d accepted the role, it “would have meant everyone in my family would have had to move to California. So I went back to Boston, and two years later, the character of Hope came up” again, and this time, she was free to take it on
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