Kristian: I want to welcome everyone and thank you for joining us tonight. I will answer everything as much as I can.
prinsipesa asks: Are Greta and Princess Gina ever going to see each other?
Kristian: Absolutely! Without a doubt.
Kristian: I might add, in the near future.
Dancer4946 asks: Do you enjoy being able to play three characters on the show? And how is each one of the characters you play in one way like you ??? Thanx !
Kristian: We spend the same amount of studio time together.
Kristian: I'm sure whatever the character may be, whether on TV, or features, there is something of us in every character, no matter how minute or extreme.
depends_undergarment asks: How long do you have to spend in make up for the real Princess Gina?
Kristian: It averages about 3 - 4 hours.
Kristian: I can't study during that time because I have to be still. It takes two people to apply the eight piece prosthetics. They use stretch and stipple where they pull your face as tight as possible. They put wet plastic on it and blow dry it. Then they powder it and do another layer.
darrin_murrell asks: Kristian, what can you tell us about working with Joseph Mascolo? I read that your favorite actor is Robert DeNiro, and Stefano occasionally has shades of DeNiro. Do you agree?
Kristian: Absolutely. I love a lot of actors. I like Pacino, Harrison Ford. There are so many actors. I love working with Joe, Drake and Peter. They are all different personalities. I love working with them.
Kristian: I'm very luck to be working with them.
R_Shuster asks: Have you talked with Lorraine Broderick yet about the direction she'll be taking Bo and Hope?
Kristian: No, I haven't had the pleasure of meeting her yet.
Kristian: I think the fans will be pretty excited in the next few weeks.
Marty2634 asks: Hello Kristian, describe what it was like filming the elaborate "Wedding" that Bo and Hope had on "Days Of Our Lives"?
Kristian: It was amazing. It was suppose to take place in England. We did go to England to shoot, but not the wedding. The interiors were shot here. It was completely nerve wracking. A lot of dialogue.
Kristian: The people you saw in the pews were fans.
Marty2634 asks: Hello Kristian, what makes Bo and Hope's relationship so special on "Days Of Our Lives"?
Kristian: I think one of the things is that they can laugh at themselves as individuals and with one another, and really enjoy what is taking place. There could be 10,000 people around, but they are connected to each other. No words have to be spoken.
Kristian: There is vulnerability and a stubbornness. It becomes a game for them. Hope is a diamond in the rough just waiting to be cut. As an actress I continually discover more things.
silverdolphin84 asks: Can you give us a hint as to how Princess Gina will be transformed back into Hope?
Kristian: I don't know. If I did, I couldn't tell you or I wouldn't have a job tomorrow.
mlissjt asks: Is it true that the real Princess Gina is out for blood when she finds out that John is married to Marlena and that there has been a fake Gina going around?
Kristian: I don't know.
kissssette asks: Your so beautiful on the show, do you have any hair and make up tips for the rest of us?
Kristian: I have a team of people who put me together everyday. Including a lighting director and a talented wardrobe designer, make-up and hair.
Kristian: If you saw me right now, you wouldn't be saying that. But thank you for your kindness.
JennM_DOOLfan asks: Hi Kristian, how do you feel about the unpopularity of the pairing of Gina and John?
Kristian: I really haven't given it a lot of thought. It's not Hope, so it's not as if the audience is experience the chemistry or betrayal of John and Hope. It is out of their control.
Kristian: I haven't heard 100% opposing to it. One of the producers had told me the numbers were growing and it was pretty excepted. 50 - 50.
KAlfonsofan asks: Will Hope suffer some kind of breakdown when she finds out that she slept with John and Stefano?
Kristian: She would have a break down thinking she slept with Stefano. It would be rather disturbing. There aren't words to explain what her emotions will be when she is informed that this may have taken place.
lynlizbeth asks: Do you like the blonde streaks in your hair that is for Gina?
Kristian: It was my idea.
Kristian: We started it last year. I wanted her to grow into Gina. She started dressing like her and looking like her. Maybe she could put herself in the place of Gina and what she might have felt and help her to elude to the life she did lead.
Kristian: I thought, we'll die my hair and it will be so much fun. Then I thought, am I out of my mind? It is hard for me to sit still. To find the time to keep it up would be enormous. We had them made and clip them in.
coolgirl122_99 asks: So, do you sometimes get your life and your characters life confused ?
Kristian: No... I know exactly who I am.
blondjojo asks: How old were you when you first joined the Days cast?
Kristian: I don't know - I was younger...
depends_undergarment asks: Would you ever like to do a possession type storyline like Marlena?
Kristian: I'm really happy with the stroyline I'm in right now. What an incredible opportunity. It is nearly killing. It has been great fun. The writing has been so wonderful. There is a scene coming up that is so incredibly sweet. It made me cry when I read it.
Kristian: It was so heartfelt and real. I called my dad and read it to him, and started to cry again. To think about doing another storyline, is not even within sight or thought.
depends_undergarment asks: This is from Mandy. "What's it like working with Matt Mahaney?"
Kristian: He is great. He is a sweetheart. A welcomed member of the cast.
silverdolphin84 asks: How many hours of rehearsing do you have to do?
Kristian: I wish there was more time. There is no time. You get out there, block it, and a lot of time as Hope as Princess Gina, someone will take my blocking for me. I need a few moments. Sometimes things move so quickly. I get confused. The wires cross and nothing computes.
SoapCity_Guest1: Krisitian: I talk so much as Princess Gina whether she is by herself or with Kurt. I need those few moments to settle myself. I need to get my rhythm down and timing. Where the lines will be said.
R_Shuster asks: Hi Kristian, would you mind telling us how you and Charles Cioffi taped the cage explosion? Those special effects were amazing to this day!
Kristian: I just stepped in and I was pregnant then.
Kristian: The writing was really good. I really didn't plan what the performance was going to be.
ram7650 asks: Kristian will you be staying on Days after the story line of Hope/ Gina has ended? Heard rumors you were leaving?
Kristian: I don't know what I'm doing next week. My contract expires next April. I don't know what will happen. They have approached me about extending my contract. Because of the circumstances and all the characters, we haven't had the time to sit down and discuss anything.
Kristian: Days is home. This is my third return. The second time I only agreed to stay for 13 weeks. I'm happy where I am. It is wonderful to go to work and enjoy where you are.
number1_soapFAN asks: Do you still keep in touch with Melissa Reeves, Lisa Rinnai and/or Eileen Davidson?
Kristian: Lisa I run into, but I haven't really seen anybody lately. I don't have a life right now. Since it all started, I've been incredibly busy with all of these different characters.
Kristian: I haven't seen Melissa. She has a new baby.
indy5_2000 asks: Kristian, the picture of you as a child in a recently published "Soap Opera Digest" was adorable. What a cutie -- and almost blonde! Thanks for sharing with the public a private moment from your life.
Are there any pictures from your skating days that have been published?
Kristian: I think there has, but I'm not really sure.
JennM_DOOLfan asks: What would you like to see Hope do with her life after she escapes Stefano's control?
Kristian: I'm going to leave that to the writers.
dy_namo_95 asks: What is your favorite part of show business & what is the worst part?
Kristian: My favorite part is truly being passionate about my work and being lucky enough to make a living at it.
Kristian: The worst part about it - I don't think there is a worst part, other than being completely exhausted and I still having hours of work in front of me.
renee12578 asks: If you had to choose Gina or Hope... which would you chose?
Kristian: Hope will always be close to my heart. I'm having a great time portraying Gina as well.
arzi1111 asks: I really enjoyed the story in Soap Opera Digest about you and your dad. Thanks for sharing with us.
Kristian: My dad is the sweetest. He truly is.
depends_undergarment asks: Are you looking forward to working with Doug and Julie again?
Kristian: Absolutely. They are involved in the scene that I was just talking about. It is so wonderful having them back. They are so wonderful.
R_Shuster asks: Kristian, you are such a great actress! Would you ever consider doing another primetime show, maybe while alternating on DAYS?
Kristian: Yeah, I would, actually.
Kristian: I really enjoyed all of the projects that I've been a part of. I've never had a bad experience that I would never do it again. I've had really good experiences.
Rthtodd asks: What have you learned from working with Frances Reid?
Kristian: Everything. She is an amazing lady. I love, love, love working with her.
JennM_DOOLfan asks: Kristian, do you think the era of the Super Couple is past?
Kristian: I don't know. Has it? Was it ever there? What is a Super Couple?
StarryEyes22 asks: Sometimes I pick up on an accent. What country is Gina from or is that just the aristocrat in Gina coming out?
Kristian: That is the aristocrat and it can be what ever your little heart desires.
Kristian: One thing that's against us on the show is time. I needed to work something out really quickly. I didn't want the real Princess Gina to end up being a cartoon character. I tried to find my way as carefully as I could. I was scared to death when I first did Hope as Gina.
Kristian: Then flipping back and forth between the characters, and have them both be in the same room at the same time. Their pitches, tone and body language is different. One is older and one is younger.
Stockholm86 asks: Kristian, are you glad to finally be paired with Drake Hogestyn?
SoapCity_Guest1: Kiristian: I love working with Drake, he is a sweetie.
b_ball_007 asks: How do you manage to spend time with your son and work?
Kristian: I make the time. My son is my priority. My family is my priority.
blenrock asks: If your son ever wanted to go into acting, would you support him and help him make all sorts of connections in the business, or would you have him wait until he was older?
Kristian: If he wanted to go in I would support him, in whatever he chose. The most important thing is that he is healthy and happy. If it were something he truly wanted to seek, then I would help him.
Kristian: I'd also let him know that it's not easy. It is a tough business. Any business is. There is a lot of personal rejection in this business. I know he realizes how much work goes into it now. He sees me continuously working.
Kristian: I don't know that he is interested in it. People think it is all glamour and that is not the case by any means.
Yael_Israeli_fan asks: Do you like the fact that Shawn-D has been aged?
Kristian: Not particularly. I don't know why they decided to age him. I'll miss working with Colin O'Donnell.
sportymich asks: Who have you enjoyed most working with?
Kristian: I can't chose just one. I have to say, a good percentage. Sometimes my character doesn't relate to the other characters. We all kind of giggle about it when we show up at the same party.
hotflame_ny asks: Will you be hanging your ornament on the Horton family tree this year?
Kristian: I don't know. I'm sure one of them will be there. Unless, you are telling me something, and I won't be there.
blackpapichulo asks: HOW DOES IT FEEL TO BE A SEX SYMBOL ON T.V.?
Kristian: Gosh, really? I think I'm blushing. I've never thought of that.
Kristian: I'm blushing.
onetrillion13 asks: Will Bo get out from under Stefano's spell?
Kristian: I'm sure, eventually, with some help. HINT, HINT.
spotty21 asks: Did you ever want to do anything else besides act?
Kristian: Yes, I was an ice skater. I loved it.
mickey_h.geo asks: your son's name is Gino. Is that how they got the name Gina for your current storyline?
Kristian: I don't think so. It is a nice thought though. My parents almost named me Gina.
Rthtodd asks: What is your favorite storyline of all-time on Days? Where does the Cruise of Deception storyline rank on your list?
Kristian: That was not one of my favorite storylines. I really couldn't tell you what it was about. I have not idea. I came in during the middle. I was only there for 13 weeks at that time. I was pregnant.
Kristian: I love the story that I'm doing right now. And the New Orleans storyline. I also loved the prison storyline and the police academy storyline.
Marty2634 asks: Hello Kristian, how did you feel along with the rest of the Soap "Community" when Susan Lucci won a Daytime Emmy Award for Best Actress on "All My Children"?
Kristian: Good for her!
smoking_redmoon asks: What's your favorite fast food restaurant?
Kristian: All of them!
Kristian: The other night we got food from Panda Express.
sunshine3658 asks: Do you think soaps are part of the controversy about TV being to sexual.
Kristian: I think prime time is far more sexual.
blenrock asks: Do you have any interesting experiences to share with us from when you were on Circus of the Stars?
Kristian: Yes. I have many. I actually started training one year for the trapeze. Than it was like what was I thinking?
Kristian: I have a great admiration for the trapeze artist. It is a tremendous amount of work. You have to be in a positive mind set and be willing to get hurt. I ended up doing, a few years later, a magic act with an illusionist.
Kristian: When I was doing the trapeze I would see my life flashing before me.
redjen1959 asks: If you could leave one message behind for prosperity,what would it be?
Kristian: Do everything with love.
b_ball_007 asks: Do you have any tips on how to cry on the set?
GirlFriday982 asks: Is it possible for Gina to fall in love with Bo, forget about John, and get away from Stefano (knowing that he probably will never die)?
Kristian: I think Gina has and is teetering in her emotions for Bo. Is it the love that Hope holds for Bo? Couldn't come close.
Stockholm86 asks: What kind of feedback have you gotten from fans for the submarine stuff where your character ruined a lot of fans expectations for John and Marlena's long awaited honeymoon?
Kristian: So sorry!
Kristian: It was really positive. People didn't expect it. The way it was described to me was that it was a different type of love that Gina and John have. A more dangerous, hungry love. Different from John and Marlena.
u_dun_know asks: I just have a comment... I like the way you always raise one eyebrow when you are thinking devious:)
Kristian: It isn't intentional. It just sort of happens. When I'm question something or thinking notty thoughts, it goes up.
Flirts2much32 asks: Do you watch any other Soap Operas but your own?
Kristian: Not really. That is why it is so hard to vote for the Emmys because we are all working. We are on five days a week. It is difficult to get to watch other people's work. I'll watch the live feed of Sunset Beach from my dressing room.
Yael_Israeli_fan asks: You look amazing! How do you stay in shape?
Kristian: Thank you very much. I have to watch what I eat and I try to exercise. Don't get the wrong impression, I'm not a health buff. I love chocolate!
Kristian: I love to eat and I much watch it. The winter is the toughest and I'm always fighting 10m pounds. It has always been a problem for me.
big_daddycool5 asks: Kristian, who is your hero and why ???
Kristian: My dad is truly my hero.
redjen1959 asks: How can you keep a straight face & kiss all those men?
Kristian: Peter is - I've know him for so many years - it really isn't a thought. It is wonderful. don't get me wrong. I'm not the most poised person on the show, I do a lot of tripping. With Drake we don't laugh. I was scared to death during the submarine scenes.
Kristian: I tried to act calm and cool. It was new and people are judging you and looking at you. Joe is so incredibly tall. I'm always trying to find my light. He is so much taller than me. If I took my high heels off...
Kristian: We laugh a lot and I call him cupcake. He is a big cream puff.
TennTBird asks: What subjects would you like to see explored on soaps?
Kristian: I'm sure there is a lot of subjects I'd love for them explore. Illnesses, loss, but also elation. As long as they keep it interesting and heartfelt and honest, then why not?
Clair9 asks: Do you think you will be nominated for an Emmy next year? How would you feel if you were? I know Ken Corday thinks you deserve one!
Kristian: Really? Gosh, um, I really haven't thought about a nomination, but thank you very much. I'm just really, and I mean this, I'm just really so flattered that I have the opportunity to do what I'm passionate about and make a living.
Kristian: It is an amazing and incredible storyline. An opportunity for myself. If I don't get nominated, that is okay. It would be wonderful, but it isn't the most important thing and that isn't why I'm working this hard.
Kristian: I just love what I'm doing and I hope you all are enjoying the different characters and the twists and turns.
Kitsy531 asks: Kristian, do you really smoke, because it looks like you inhale?
Kristian: You want to make everything look as real as possible.
soccergirl4_7 asks: are the cigarettes that you smoke on the show real or herbal?
Kristian: Real or herbal, it is still going into your lungs. We live in smog city, we breath it every day.
All_4_Bo_and_Hope asks: What advice would you give an aspiring actress & did you consider it an advantage or disadvantage getting into acting at such a young age? - Melissa/14/Ga
Kristian: To follow your dreams but know it will not be an easy road and it appears to be here today gone tomorrow. You must always believe in yourself.
Kristian: I really never thought about it. You can be given an opportunity. My dad said that climbing the mountain is difficult, but staying there is more difficult. If may appear to be easy, but you have to work really hard to sustain it.
Kristian: Just because you get the opportunity, it is your choice to run with the ball or drop it. You must balance yourself. Nobodies work should be their life and enveloped by it. You truly need a balance.
Kristian: I'm also extremely lucky with my family. They are my rock. My dad is my hero, so is my mom and my sister. Just as much.
JennM_DOOLfan asks: In many fans' minds, the 'specialness' of Hope has been ruined by her encounter in the sub with John. The subsequent encounter with Stefano just made it worse. Do you think that Hope's character can ever be repaired?
Kristian: But that wasn't Hope!
number1_soapFAN asks: What do you think about NBC's decision to cancel Another World, for Passions (James Reily's new show)?
Kristian: It is always sad to see a show go. A lot of people are out of work. But I understand the business point of view. It was probably a very expense show to do and the ratings weren't that strong. Were they making back what they put into it?
Kristian: I'm sure the salary and production were really high. A new show has a much lower overhead.
Kristian: I don't know this for a fact.
blackpapichulo asks: DOES YOUR SON WATCH YOU ON TELEVISION? IF SO HOW DOES HE FEEL ABOUT HIS MOM BEING A STAR
Kristian: I don't think he looks as me as someone who is one TV. I hope he doesn't. I'm just his mom. I'm just his silly, happy go lucky mother who is like the sergeant.
sunshine3658 asks: If you had the chance to work with any actor past or present who would it be?
Kristian: I'd love to work with Harrison Ford. He has such a vulnerability and a boy like quality an he also has incredible strength. Those are qualities that are hard to come by. You see it in all of his work.
Kristian: I love that he allows himself to be vulnerable on camera and reveal himself in such a manner. Also, he is a character you would feel safe with as well because of his strength.
Kristian: I'd love to work with Pacino. And I love Cher's work. I could go and on and on...
katmwilliams78 asks: How does your face feel after playing the part as the real Princess Gina with all that make up on
Kristian: On fire! My face is raw!
dee_alea7 asks: Can we become penpals and write ???
Kristian: Write to NBC/ Days of our Lives C/o Kristian Alfonso.
ms_girl24 asks: Do you have a really big dressing room and do a lot of people look at you and say hey that's Kristian Alfonso and want you autograph or do not that many people realize who you are??
Kristian: I get pretty recognized even when I would least expect it.
Kristian: I do not have a big dressing room.
number1_soapFAN asks: If Days were to be cancelled (God forbid), who would you want your last scene to be with?
Kristian: I'd want it to be an assortment of characters that Hope has been involved with and tells something of the history and what they have experienced together. There is nothing like looking back.
CamanDays asks: Kristian, we adore Hope and we feel she was raped in that sub, it was HER body Gina used. Will Days let Hope deal with this as rape? She deserves that much.
Kristian: Aw! But Gina is so programmed that she doesn't know what a conventional life is. She has all the memories of the real Princess Gina and that was one of high society. It was jetsetting, not family values. It is something that she doesn't understand and that is why she is so bored with the people in Salem.
Kristian: She didn't give it much thought. She wanted John back and the past that they lived and endured and they always thought they would have. They had one brief moment. If you took Hope and Bo did not remember her, she would do everything in her power to remember. It is the same thing, just a different character.
Kristian: Gina doesn't have any connection to Bo or anyone. All she knows is that John Black has forgotten about her because of what Stefano has done to him. She isn't evil. She just wants the love of her life back, and Greta back.
Kristian: If that was Hope in the same circumstances going after Bo and all the promises they made to each other and their future, with Shawn D the audience would look at this differently. Hope as Gina can not be blamed for her actions. She acting by her chip.
Yael_Israeli_fan asks: I heard your birthday is next month, Happy Birthday Kristian!!!
Kristian: Thank you!!!!!
Kristian: Thank you all for joining us . I hope I answered most of your questions. Thank you for your continued support and love. I'll see ya tomorrow!