with Heather Tom (Michael, GH)
How is Katie feeling about keeping the secret that Ridge interfered with the custody case? “She feels incredibly guilty about it, but Katie knows that she can’t tell Bill for a number of reasons, not the least of which is that what Ridge did was illegal and he can go to jail.”
Bill is closing in on the truth. Is there a part of her that worries that she could lose complete custody of Will?
“Absolutely! That’s her worst fear. Even though Katie had nothing to do with what Ridge did, she’s afraid that Bill won’t see that. That would be her worst nightmare come to life if that were to happen.”
What prompted Katie to share the secret with Thorne, even though Brooke swore her to secrecy? “Well, keeping a big secret like that from your husband is not a good way to start a marriage. Katie did not want to start keeping secrets from Thorne because what ends up happening is it begins to snowball, and then you start lying to cover up the secret.”
Katie seemed surprised that Thorne was pleased with Ridge’s actions concerning Judge Mcmullen.
“She absolutely was. Thorne is a good man, an honorable man, which is one of the things she loves about him. So when he said, ‘Good. Good for
Ridge,’ she was like, ‘What? Good for who?’ She was floored by the fact that he doesn’t have any qualms about what Ridge did because she’s horrified by it, so that is certainly going to cause more conflict for them. From Thorne’s point of view, Bill is a horrible person and he doesn’t deserve any influence in his son’s life. Katie feels differently. Bill is the father of her child. He’ll always have a place in her heart because of that. She feels terrible that Bill was injured [in that fight]. Katie doesn’t believe he deserved that.”
Will Bill’s accident have consequences for the newlyweds? “I think it will. Katie definitely has issues with how things were handled. This is going to have big repercussions for everybody, so I definitely think it will cause friction between everyone involved.”
How is Katie feeling about Brooke, knowing that she and Bill have kissed — again? “Well, I’d like to say she’s surprised but ... [laughs]. It certainly explains why Brooke supported Bill in the custody case, and Katie was actually a little hurt by that.
With everything that has happened between them in recent years, Katie was really hoping that her sister would have her back, but that’s Brooke.” Do you think Katie will eventually spill the secret? “Well, she is terrible at keeping secrets [laughs]. She can’t help herself. Don’t tell Katie anything that you don’t want everyone to know — but then again, that’s actually pretty much true of everyone on this show.”