In Depth Answers
Q.I can’t quite recall… was THE BOLD & THE BEAUTIFUL’S Donna ever romantically linked with Bill? L. Kent via E-mail
A:Donna was actually the first Logan beauty to turn Bill’s head when he debuted on the show. And although the business tycoon certainly tried to make a play for the blonde while she was married to Eric, he got absolutely nowhere with Donna, who refused his offer to take down Stephanie in exchange for a roll in the hay. He did, however, end up befriending the beauty when her marriage with Eric started running into trouble. Really, though, theirs was more of a business relationship, as Bill urged Donna to ask for half of Eric’s Forrester stock in the divorce — which he then bought from her in his bid to take over the fashion house! Shortly after, Bill decided Katie was more his “type” (and then Brooke after that). Donna, however, was never really smitten with the Stallion.
Q.I read somewhere that THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS’ Peter Bergman (Jack) actually met his wife, Mariellen, on a blind date! Is that true? Tammy J. via E-mail
A.Believe it or not, it really is true, Tammy! At the time, the Emmy winner was living in New York City and playing Cliff on ALL MY CHILDREN. His good friend and co-star, the late Michael Miner (Brandon, AMC), persuaded him to go out with the cousin of the girl that he’d been dating. “Mariellen moved to New York City, where I’d been for many years, and her cousin asked Michael if there was anyone he could set her up with. When Michael found out that his girlfriend’s cousin was a redhead, he said, ‘I’ll call Bergman,’” the actor told Soaps In Depth. He then confided, “I have a penchant for redheads. On our first date, we were all over Manhattan… a lovely, romantic evening. That was December 14. By October of the following year, we were engaged!”
Q.I love Y&R’S Lily and Cane, and remember their wedding in France! Can you tell me if that wedding was filmed at some well-known chateau in France? My husband and I are booking a trip there, and I’d love to visit the chateau, if possible! Bonnie M. via E-mail
A.Well, if you want to visit the chateau, you’re going to have to book a trip to Los Angeles instead, Bonnie! Y& R filmed Lily and Cane’s gorgeous wedding at the historic Doheny Mansion, which was built in 1899 and is located in Beverly Hills! The sudser wanted a location that could stand in for a French chateau and vineyard in Provence, France.