Star Qual­ity

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Be­yond the scope of his work on THE BOLD & THE BEAU­TI­FUL, Thorsten Kaye (Ridge) prefers to live a quiet life out­side of the pub­lic eye, but that’s not to say he’s put off by ex­cited fans. “If peo­ple rec­og­nize you and are happy to see you, that’s a big deal,” he ex­plains, re­mem­ber­ing a for­mer col­league from an­other soap who wasn’t nec­es­sar­ily so en­light­ened. “This per­son would get all pissed off if we were stopped by fans. They’d say, ‘Oh, I just hate it.’ And I said, ‘Well, if you don’t want to be rec­og­nized, then go be a waiter or sell shoes or do some­thing dif­fer­ent.’” Kaye ad­mits he can be just as much of a diehard fan when he sees an ath­lete from his beloved Detroit Red­wings, for ex­am­ple. “I get giddy when I see some play­ers that I like,” he says, “not be­cause I know them as peo­ple but be­cause I ad­mire what they do on the ice.” Kaye tries to keep that same per­spec­tive in mind when soap fans are ex­cited to meet him, re­mind­ing him­self, “It doesn’t cost me any­thing to just stop and say hi.”

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