In a long-awaited moment on Wednesday’s Days of our Lives, Rafe Hernandez (Galen Gering) finally planted a major kiss on the lips of the woman he loves, Hope (Kristian Alfonso). After all, Rafe has been the stand up guy as Hope has watched her last two husbands die: Aiden (Daniel Cosgrove), who was about to choke the life out of her, an her beloved and longtime love, Bo Brady (Peter Reckell).
Stepping up to the plate to be the new man in Hope’s life is no easy task, but DAYS star Galen Gering is more than up for the job. In a new interview with Glamour, he discusses the big liplock and more!
On preparing for the big kiss, Galen related: “More importantly, you ultimately want it to go well. “What’s the saying? ‘You never get a second chance to make a first impression,’ right? You don’t want to go in and clank teeth and noses. That would be super awkward. But at the same time you it to be natural and in the moment. ”
As to Alfonso’s reaction to the kiss, Gering mocked: “Um, I think she fainted. We had to pick her up off the ground. I don’t remember. I think it was, ‘Oh, OK! That went well!‘” [Laughs]
Galen recalls the key scene with Peter Reckell, in which Bo knew Rafe was in love with Hope, and asked him to take care of her before he died: “I did love those scenes with Peter. Honestly, I wish that there would have been more of those.I really thought…especially with what Bo says to Rafe about moving on, it would have been really neat if they were forced to spend the day together and figure it out more. But I really did enjoy those scenes. They were really moving.”
After the jump, watch the moment of truth when Hope and Rafe kiss for the first time! Are you glad it finally happened and are you rooting for the duo through thick and thin? Or, are you hoping things take a left turn and things don’t go so well? Share your thoughts in the comment section below!