THE BOLD & THE BEAUTIFUL’S Katherine Kelly Lang weighs in on Brooke’s latest marital crisis!
Katherine Kelly Lang contemplates the possibility of a Brooke/ridge reunion!
When mulling over the meaning of “for better or for worse,” THE BOLD & THE BEAUTIFUL’S Brooke never imagined that the “for worse” would involve her husband, Bill, committing arson! And so, despite never anticipating yet another broken marriage in her long, long history of ill-fated love affairs, the blonde recently saw no other option than to walk away from her malevolent mister. “You’ve got to draw a line somewhere,” explains Katherine Kelly Lang of her character’s outrage. “Bill promised that he would never let her down or do anything to hurt her, and yet now he’s done this. He didn’t think twice about anything except getting what he wanted. She feels like he’s let her down, but this is more about endangering people and breaking the law. It’s a criminal act, and she just thinks, ‘How far can he go?’”
Blind To The “Real” Bill
One could argue that Brooke knew Bill was no Boy Scout when she agreed to build a life with him. “She’s seen what he’s done in the past, especially when he had Ridge thrown out of a helicopter,” Lang concedes, “so she’s kind of realizing, ‘My goodness, have I been covering my eyes this whole time?’ She’s questioning her decision about why she even married him in the first place.”
The fact that their mar-
riage didn’t even last six months probably doesn’t surprise any longtime fans who are familiar with the blonde’s always-tumultuous love life. Lang, on the other hand, says she wishes the couple could have had a bit more happiness before hitting the skids in such dramatic fashion. “I love working with Don [Diamont], and personally, I would have liked to see them together for a longer period before it all blew up in their faces. It would have been a bigger payoff.”
With Brooke and Bill on the outs, fans can’t help but wonder if Ridge now has a shot at winning her back. Lang says she has no problem with the idea of Ridge and Brooke reuniting but only if her alter ego first takes a long hiatus from romance. “If things truly are over for Brooke and Bill, then she needs to be alone for a while and figure out who she is as a person,” says the actress. “She needs to look out for herself instead of
bouncing between men all the time.”
Given that Lang herself can’t even keep track of Brooke’s marital stats at this point, she thinks a marriage moratorium is in order. “Of course she wants to have a partner in life, but she doesn’t need to get married and divorced and married and divorced so many times I can’t even count anymore! If it’s Ridge again, fine, but let’s have them date. She can’t get married again anytime soon. That would just be crazy.”
Ready For A Girlfight!
While Brooke cools her jets, romantically speaking, Lang wouldn’t mind seeing her further entangled in the intrigue that Sheila’s recent return has set in motion. “At one point, Sheila and Brooke were friends,” Lang notes, “but I think Brooke’s attitude now would be ‘Don’t mess with me.’ If Sheila was a normal person who wanted to rebuild her life, she wouldn’t come back to the Forresters, you know what I mean? So she’s obviously up to no good.”
With all the tussles that Quinn and Sheila have gotten into in recent weeks, Lang says she can’t help but wish she could be a part of the fracas, too! “I’m kind of jealous when I see them going at it,” she grins. “I definitely miss the catfights!”
Lang has enjoyed being a Spencer, even if Brooke’s marriage does prove short-lived. “Working with some different people on some different sets was fun,” she says.
Lang loves when her “sister,” Heather Tom (Katie), directs her in episodes of the show. “What throws me is when she calls me Brooke over the loudspeaker. We’re friends in real life, so I’m not used to that!”
“It wasn’t very flattering,” Lang says of the “Dollar Bill” dress Brooke donned earlier this year, “but I guess there’s only so much you can do with paper!”
Lang was surprised to hear about Brooke’s ill-fated high-school sweetheart earlier this year. “She was supposedly very shy and quiet, a straight-a student, so to then hear about this rock-star boyfriend, I was like, ‘Wait… what?!?’”
Lang’s leading men are as funny as they are handsome.