After 37 years on Days of Our Lives, Alfonso announced she was leaving the show in July 2020. Later she revealed the reason behind the exit, explaining that producers told her the character would be leaving the show for five months only to later return with a new story line.
“I was taken aback,” she told Entertainment Weekly. “It was not something that had ever been discussed, but that’s what it was. And to come back in five to six months or four to five months — whatever that time frame was — I just thought, ‘You know what? It’s time to really write a new chapter.’”
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