Since returning to town at the start of the year, THE BOLD & THE BEAUTIFUL’S Hope has made “supporting Liam” No. 1 on her agenda. She was already highly concerned about her old flame in the wake of his marital collapse, but ever since Bill’s shooting, the blonde has become even more alarmed about his well-being!
Liam hasn’t exactly been himself in recent weeks, and the fact hasn’t escaped Hope’s notice. “I think when you know someone as long as Hope’s known him, you know when something isn’t right,” explains her portrayer, Annika Noelle. “She’s so famil- iar with him that her antennae immediately went up, and now she’s incredibly concerned.”
Though Hope and Steffy recently got into a veritable shouting match over the man they mutually love, Noelle says she doesn’t see her alter ego backing away from a situation she sees as highly troubling. Hope originally tried to take a diplomatic approach to dealing with her ex up until this stage of the game, but Noelle suggests she is about to get a lot more assertive in making sure she has his back. “She knows something is going on, and she’s ready and waiting to catch him, help him through this and get to the bottom of it,” says the actress. “She just wants to be there for him, so that’s what she’s trying to do.”
This week, Hope’s “concern” for her ex takes an interesting twist when she goes so far as to kiss him! As for what will happen next, Noelle says that she’d prefer to let the fallout speak for itself. “I’m really excited for the fans to see what’s coming,” she says. “I think it’s going to be a real surprise!”