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27 September 17th, 2016 Anthony Turpel Makes His Debut As B&B’s R. J. Forrester: What Were Your First Impressions?

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This week, viewers of The Bold and the Beautiful watched the debut of young actor Anthony Turpel in the role of Ridge and Brooke’s son, R. J. Forrester.  In his first scenes opposite series stars and soap vets: Katherine Kelly Lang (Brooke), Thorsten Kaye (Ridge) and Don Diamont (Bill), Turpel seemed to embody the spirit of the teenaged R. J.: tough, spunky, and outspoken, and a young man who loves his parents.

In story, R.J. appeared back in action and on the canvas as Brooke and Ridge shared a moment of closeness, as they discuss Brooke’s pending nuptials to Bill, and Ridge getting back Forrester Creations and running it, because of Brill’s union.

Turpel’s R. J. comes into the scene flaggergasted to hear that his mom is about to marry arch-enemy Dollar Bill Spencer.  Later, R. J visits Bill to speak his mind and gives him an earful about why Bill should not marry his mom, and that he utterly disapproves of it.

Seems fan reaction has been in the positive over the last several days as B&B has cast a strong young actor to play a key member of the Forrester family.

So, what were your first impressions of Anthony Turpel as the new R. J. Forrester?  Watch his scene with Don Diamont below where R.J. confronts Bill, and then share your thoughts in the comment section below!

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  1. elm1951 says:

    i was like wow – this kid is holding his own with the seasoned actors – i was impressed!

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  2. Gracie says:

    I was impressed! Great actor and seems to have stepped into the role DayOne. Looking forward to seeing him develope the character of RJ.

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  3. Jimh(leave it to beaver) says:

    Better actor than Days teen scene combine-they could take acting lessons from him!!!

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    jeanine girard replied

    He he..Tru Dat!

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    davlestev1 replied

    He reminds me of both young paul ryan (andrew kovavit) AND andrew dixon (maura west’s husband scott defrietas) from mid 80′s As the world turns jimh

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    soapqueenforever replied

    EXACTLY!!!

    Mo replied

    OMG! Yes, he can actually act, unlike those Days teens. The Days teen scenes are so painful–I ff through them.

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  4. jeanine girard says:

    Normally I’m not a fan of ‘kids’ coming back into the storyline, especially if it’s been a while and rarely mentioned until right before they debut.
    But this young man is very impressive. Thought he was kind of bratty at first and was yet another ‘kid’ who couldn’t deal with his parents moving on.
    I like how he was ‘bratty’ from the get-go rather than be another bland sibling in the families who just shows up all nicey-nice and then start changing their motives. Well done to the Casting Department!
    Big LOL’s when RJ first burst in and $Bill thought he was an intern! Had to LOVE when he had Bill thrown for a rare loop (for $Bill) and was not impressed at all with him!
    Bravo all around for that scene alone!

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  5. James R. Poissant says:

    i think I am going to like having this kid around—with his chops, I have a good feeling he will be given some story to play around with.

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  6. Sandy says:

    His debut was good and on point, however we won’t be seeing him for long, I say that because the powers that be at B&B always make a big deal about brining in recast and new characters and as time goes on most of them are gone and if not put on recurring base because they at B&B can not think of how to write for these same characters and instead they always revert back to Liam and at the time hope, Liam, Hope and Steffy, Liam and Steffy, Liam, Steffy and Ivory and Watt. The same for Brooke, Ridge, Bill and Katey and with all of this mess they are always using countless repeated flash backs of the same old footage to fill in the time where actual dialog can be use.

    As for Quinn character, she should have been gone like two years ago they keep,on doing the same old repeated stuff with her in real life she would have been committed the stuff they write for her is so tired and done with and this latest storyline with her and Eric is just pointless after the terror she has cause time and time with Eric F family, so with that said why is the character of Quinn still on the show. B&B really needs to get things together and write better for the characters and keep what you have and stop trying to at times bring new characters to the show and if you must have to please write where they and old characters make sense and stop writing BS storylines and please stop showing repeated flash back stuff with the characters as a cheap way to save on actual dialog it has gotten to be old and half the time it not making any sense this is done just about every week and sometimes twice in one show as well as it is done three out of the five day a week airing I could maybe see if B&B was a 60mn show and this was being done but it is a 30min show and less than that if you count out commercials the show is about 18min long so with that said why are they using pointless repeated flash back scenes just about every time we all watch.

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    andrew hass replied

    Well considering that RJ is the son of Ridge and Brooke who are two of B&B’s main characters i have a feeling he’s going to be around for awhile.Now that doesn’t mean the show won’t age RJ again but i have a feeling the character us here to stay.
    As foe Anthony Turpel who is playing RJ i think he’s doing a good job right now.

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  7. Kevin says:

    Give him an A+ ! Held his own (and then some) against 3 heavy weights. Plus he’s not your stereotypical pretty boy typecasting that soaps generally go for. R.J.’s gonna be trouble (in a good way) !

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  8. Beth says:

    He’s a good actor and he’s brought the right edge to the role. For a kid who’s new to Daytime, I’m impressed so far. I wish the writing were a little less repetitive and simplistic. For instance, it’s hard for me to believe that the same boy who liked Bill a few years ago now doesn’t want him near his mother because he’s all about his parents getting back together. It also doesn’t help that he was invisible when his father married Caroline or told the world that Caroline’s baby was his. RJ was barely mentioned when Ridge helped bring Douglas into the world and doted on the baby like Ridge had never had a son before. But that’s B&B for you. Suddenly Eric’s great love for Quinn is more than his disgust for the awful things she’s done, and suddenly Quinn’s great love for Liam is forgotten because Eric is all that to her. It’s all very convenient writing, which is what B&B often does.

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    andrew hass replied

    RJ’s been gone for awhile and so in that time his feelings towards Bill might have changed.Plus right now RJ sees Bill as an obstacle from his parents getting back together.So under different circumstances RJ might still like Bill but right now he sees Bill as like an enemy.

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  9. shell says:

    Thought he did great. Sick of the storyline of brook and bill Or/and Brooke and Ridge ugh enough!

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  10. Manuel says:

    Let’s keep him on the show. He’s good, really good !!!

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  11. soapqueenforever says:

    I think he’s a wonderful addition to the cast. Loved how he held his own with Katherine Kelly Lang and Don Diamont. Looking forward to seeing more from this talented newcomer

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  12. Lee says:

    He nailed it! He really stood out in his scene with Don Diamont and didn’t seem the least bit nervous to tell “Bill” what he thought! Good job! Want to add comment…. I am sooooooo over Brooke! I can’t see all the hoop-la?? I don’t get it, she’s not all “that”, she needs to find a man that’s not someone’s husband!!!

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    soapqueenforever replied

    I completely agree. I could never understand what the big attraction to Brooke was. To me who only talent was that she knows how to lye on her back. Maybe that’s where the attraction is.

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  13. Mo says:

    I thought he did a good job. I love this ‘third wheel’ in the Bill-Brooke romance.

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  14. Drewfus says:

    The kid has experience (B&B never hires someone who doesn’t have good acting experience elsewhere) but what’s up with his posture? Stand up, Turpel! Quit slouching!

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  15. Mitt says:

    He is absolutely terrible! What’s with the forward lean? Looks like he’s falling over. Hope he improves sooner than later!

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  16. Rosslyn Picton says:

    He has quite a bit of ‘swagger’ for a young kid. I actually wondered if he was Thorston Kaye’s son in real life. His slight ‘smirk’ is a little unnerving ;)

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  17. Ginny says:

    I thought Anthony did okay as an actor but what is wrong with his posture. He’s always stooped and leaning forward. Unless he has a medical problem someone that young should not have such bad posture. I’m far from perfect but that really bothers me.

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    Sandra replied

    I agree, glad it isn’t just me. This is TV.

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    Laura replied

    I just said the same thing. My parents always told me “stand up straight”, I guess that has stuck with me all these years.

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  18. Bonnie christoffersen says:

    Anthony, R. J. Is a very good actor. He plays the part well. It’s a little strong individual for a 16 year old he seems like he’s over 20.

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