Alfonso announced today she's exiting her role as Hope Williams Brady following news that Days was planning to return to production on Sept. 1 after the coronavirus shutdown in mid-March. “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," said Alfonso, one of daytime TV's most recognizable and longest-tenured stars, in a statement to Deadline. “I will not be returning to Days when it resumes production in September. I’ve already filmed my last episode several months ago.” Alfonso was nominated for two Daytime Emmys and won a special fan award Emmy with on-screen husband Peter Reckell for her her role as Hope, which she started playing in 1983.