THE LAST WORD... ‘ ’ I can’t imagine my life without The Bold and The Beautiful
WITH KATHERINE KELLY LANG, THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL
“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!”