THE LAST WORD... ‘ ’ I can’t imag­ine my life with­out The Bold and The Beau­ti­ful


The Sunday Mail (Queensland) - TV Guide - - THE LAST WORD... -

“IT’S been 28 years that I’ve done The Bold and The Beau­ti­ful and I still en­joy it. I can’t imag­ine not do­ing the show. It’s been a part of my life for so long so it’s strange to think if it wasn’t there, what would I do?

I mean, I al­ways fill my time and my life up, I’d miss [my char­ac­ter] Brooke for sure be­cause she’s like an­other part of me. I love act­ing and I love be­ing able to act ev­ery day.

It’s hard to say what still makes The Bold and The Beau­ti­ful a hit but the show had that magic right from the very be­gin­ning [in 1987]. Then it was sold world­wide and it’s still shown in over 100 coun­tries and 26 mil­lion peo­ple watch it ev­ery day. Peo­ple like to watch what the char­ac­ters go through and how they all come to­gether in the end.

Brad Bell [ Bold’s ex­ec­u­tive pro­ducer] has kept the show feel­ing fresh. He works on bring­ing in so­cial is­sues and stay­ing up to date with the times.

When we did a rape sto­ry­line [in 2007] there were so many peo­ple who called in to the hot­line num­ber af­ter the show. Peo­ple were scared and they didn’t know what to do so they didn’t do any­thing. It brought a lot of women out of the wood­work.

We’ve got a trans­gen­der sto­ry­line now that ev­ery­body’s talk­ing about and is bring­ing aware­ness.

I’m an am­bas­sador for the char­ity Break­away from Can­cer – which helps peo­ple who’ve been di­ag­nosed go through the whole process – so our can­cer sto­ry­line [with Stephanie For­rester, played by Su­san Flan­nery] was close to my heart.

My father passed away from colon can­cer when I was 13 and there was no help back then. No­body would talk about ill­ness and there was nowhere to turn.

I’m blessed with my life and ev­ery­thing I’ve been given so I like to help and speak out for causes that are wor­thy.

In terms of my next goals, I love work­ing on the show but it’s also nice to do other char­ac­ters and projects so maybe a movie here and there.

And as for where I’d like to see Brooke end up? I’d like to see her get more in­volved in a ca­reer.

She’s a chemist and she had a lot go­ing for her and then she just got mixed up in men and didn’t do any­thing. There’s things she can do you know!”

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