Days of Our Lives Spoilers: Peter Reckell On Recreating Bo and Hope Magic
Days of Our Lives spoilers reveal more the Bo and Hope reunion fans have been waiting for when both Peter Reckell and Kristian Alfonso reprise their iconic soap roles on Peacock’s Days of Our Lives: Beyond Salem, the streaming spin-off mini-series featuring your favorite NBC DAYS characters.
Days of Our Lives Spoilers: Four Decades of Bo and Hope
It was almost 40 years ago when Reckell and Alfonso made their Days of Our Lives debuts as Bo Brady and Hope Williams back in 1983. As Reckell just made an appearance as Ghost Bo in he network series, he reflected in the June 14 issue of Soap Opera Digest about what made Bo and Hope work in the first place.
“The way daytime was back in the 80s, the writers sort of watched actors and wrote stories the actors were good at and we were very fortunate to be put together in that environment,” Reckell said before talking about Alfonso, his longtime scene partner. “The two of us have a very similar work ethic and I think that is why Bo and Hope worked, because both of us never looked at the script and went, ‘Ugh, we’ve done this before, this is getting boring.’ We always went after it as if it was the first day of work and we’re going to do the best we can and it was that way getting back together.”
Peter Reckell Is Surprised To Still Be Loved
One thing that has shocked Reckell since his return became so public is the fan reaction. He had no idea his popularity never waned, and how could it, as he is Salem’s original hero we have all been holding out for.
“It’s kind of crazy,” Reckell said of the response he’s seen of late. “I can’t take credit for all of that. I have to thank those fans who were on social media keeping this couple alive. Kristian and I can’t take credit for that. We’rejust happy on the ride and happy that there was a time when the audience was just so entrenched in our storylines that they’re still passionate about it.”
Reckell also can’t believe how many news fans they are who didn’t watch Bo and Hope in the 80s, but through the magic of social media and YouTube, they have been able to become fans in the 21st century. Stay tuned to Days of Our Lives weekdays to see if Beyond Salem’s Bo and Hope ever make it back to Salem itself.