The Calm Before The Storm?
Ever since THE BOLD & THE BEAUTIFUL’S Steffy declared she didn’t need a man in her life to feel whole or happy, there’s been a lot less angst and anguish on the Steffy/ Liam/ Hope front. Has this trio finally found a place of lasting peace?
Scott Clifton (Liam) admits he has welcomed a break from the ongoing drama of the characters’ love triangle. “I think people were getting a little sick of Liam there for a while,” he notes.
Steffy, meanwhile, has stayed the course with her decision to swear off men for a while, even declining to date a handsome suitor named Leo last month. Ironically, seeing Steffy so freshly independent and confident hasn’t left Liam with any sense of remorse over his decision to stay with Hope. Though Liam has garnered a reputation for being the guy who always wants the woman he’s not with, this time around, he’s not ( yet) feeling wistful for what he and Steffy once had. “It’s very rare that you have a female soap character just say, ‘ I don’t need a man; I choose me,’” says Clifton. “Liam recognizes how strong and admirable and conducive to happiness that is for Steffy.”
And so, while Hope and Steffy seem to have settled into a rare truce with one another, fans, too, have gotten a little breathing room from this ongoing saga. At least for now. Because when it comes to Liam, his decisions have a tendency to change with the wind. “This is true,” says Clifton with a laugh. “This is always true.”
Hope tried not to notice that Liam was staring at a picture of Steffy.
“Why would I need a man?” Steffy wondered. “I already have one baby!”