Enjoy highlights from the OutTakes interview with Galen Gering and Kristian Alfonso (Rafe and Hope, DAYS OF OUR LIVES) at the Day of DAYS Universal CityWalk fan event, November 11th, 2017.
SO FIRST OF ALL, KRISTIAN, I LOVE YOUR FUN INSTAGRAM POSTS…
Kristian: I totally destroyed Galen on Instagram as of two seconds ago. It’s nice to be able to connect with the fans. I’m still learning. There will be a whole collage coming soon.
Galen: Oh my God…
YOU BOTH HAVE YOUR OWN EMOJIS IN THE NEW DAYS OF OUR LIVES SERIES. HAVE YOU SEEN YOUR FANS USE YOUR EMOJIS IN CREATIVE WAYS?
Kristian: A lot of fans have made these great tableaux. They’re so talented.
Galen: I was at the Dodger games so there was the one of baseball during the World Series.
Kristian: And we were Superman and Wonder Woman.
WHAT ARE YOUR FAVORITE STORYLINES OR SCENES THAT YOU HAVE WORKED ON TOGETHER?
Galen: That one where Hope handcuffed me. That was pretty funny. She handcuffed me; and I thought it was going to be something but then she left!
Kristian: That was punishment for Rafe setting her up. But of course you know she loved all that! Also the Halo storyline was fun; totally unexpected and gave us the opportunity to play something completely different.
KRISTIAN, HOW HAS IT BEEN FOR YOU PLAYING HOPE AS THE HEAD OF THE SALEM POLICE DEPARTMENT?
Kristian: I think she’s still finding her sea legs. It is exciting. I love that they wrote that. It’s been a challenge and fun.
HOPE HAS COME A LONG WAY SINCE THE DAYS WHEN SHE WAS A ROOKIE COP.
Kristian: She couldn’t get the bullets in the gun. She was chasing the bad guy, trying to get the bullets back out and back in!
WE ARE COMING NEAR THE ANNIVERSARY OF THE PASSING OF JOSEPH MASCOLO (STEFANO DIMERA, DAYS OF OUR LIVES). DO YOU HAVE ANY SPECIAL MEMORIES OF WORKING WITH HIM THAT YOU COULD SHARE?
Kristian: Joseph was such a special guy. He was such a force and such a cupcake. He had this huge presence but he had the softest and sweetest heart. Why are you laughing?
Galen: So at work we used to have these assigned parking spots that were assigned every day. So you would get an email. Oh, parking spot 48. And there would be a thousand spots and you would be driving around. And they’re numbered and faded. So my phone’s totally frozen. And invariably I’m running late. And so I just pulled in.
Kristian: You did not do it!
Galen: I pulled into a spot. So a couple of hours or so go by. And all of a sudden, “WHO’S PARKED IN MY SPOT?!” And I was like “Oh, shit!” I didn’t even say anything. Joe was on a tirade. That was the one thing. He did NOT like anyone parked in his spot. So a couple of hours later, I go out there and he’s parked behind my car. So now I’ve got to come clean because I can’t get out unless he moves his car. So I wait around, hoping that he’s going to leave. And I’ve got to go. So I’m like, “Joe, sorry, that was me. It was an accident, okay? It was totally an accident.” And he’s like, “okay, okay…” So it was really funny because he was so intimidating. And I’m like I’m not going to be intimidated by him. It was just an accident! And then he was like super cool.
Kristian: He was a cupcake.
Galen: He had the most powerful voice and presence I think out of anyone that I ever worked with.
Kristian: He’s very missed.
IF YOU COULD PLAY ANY OTHER CHARACTER ON “DAYS OF OUR LIVES” BESIDES YOUR OWN, WHO WOULD YOU PLAY?
Galen: Probably Andre.
Kristian: I’d have to choose Hope. I just really enjoy her because you never know what you’re going to get. You really don’t. I’m so lucky because she’s such a fun character.
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