Is Soap Recasting Two Young Hunks?
THE BOLD & THE BEAUTIFUL has lost two of its younger leading men! Just days after Rome Flynn last aired as Zende earlier this month, Pierson Fodé made his final appearance as Thomas. Will the soap recast these Forrester scions?
The In Depth Story: Both of the actors left of their own accord to explore other career opportunities. Flynn debuted in June 2015 as Kristen and Tony’s son, while Fodé joined the cast the following month as Ridge and Taylor’s son. As for the characters’ places on the canvas, B&B appears to be in the process of finding Flynn’s replacement, having issued a casting notice for a character matching Zende’s description. There was also a casting call issued for a youngermanbe at who least leading should5’10” (Fodé is 6’2”), but the 20-year-old age of the character — referred to as Chase — is a few years younger than Thomas. Nonetheless, Fodé indicated in a farewell message posted on social media that a recast was a possibility. “At some point, I will likely have to pass the baton of Thomas to another hideous-looking guy,” he quipped. “But when the time comes for him to step into my shoes, I hope my performance will haunt him for the rest of his life.” At press time, there was no announcement from the show as to whether either role had been officially recast.
Fodé and Flynn joked on Twitter that they’ll star in a buddy comedy next.