What another fun shocker from The Bold and the Beautiful! At the end of Tuesday’s episode viewers noticed a young red-headed woman writing a check and signing it with the name “Sally Spectra”! Was it an homage to the character and the late, great Darlene Conley?
It’s one better, make that four better, because TV Insider revealed the scoop that the show, about to embark on its 30th anniversary season, has brought back a whole slew of never-before-seen Spectras!
Leading the way is Courtney Hope (Transparent) who plays the central role of Sally. Brad Bell (executive producer and head writer, B&B) revealed, “The new Sally we just met on air is the original Sally’s grandniece and Shirley’s granddaughter.” In addition, Shirley is Sally’s sister played by Emmy winner and daytime soap favorite Patrika Darbo (Ex-Nancy, DAYS). Alex Wyse (Spring Awakening) will play Saul, the grandson of Sally’s lifelong tailor, Saul. Darlita will be played by Danube Hermosillo (Modern Family). She is the next gen’s Darla!
As to the characters story and how this new Spectra clan will fit onto e canvas, Bell dished, “Our new Sally has hopes and dreams of being a designer. The old Spectra Fashions brick warehouse is about to be hit by the wrecking ball—Bill Spencer (Don Diamont) wants to tear down the building and put up a skyscraper—but there’s a Hail Mary pass. We’re bringing back Mick Cain, as Sally’s son C.J., who owns the building. Mick has no interest in the fashion business but now he has a relative who is hot to give it a shot, so he’s going to let young Sally have the building for six months. She has very little time to make a go of it, but this is her opportunity to make Spectra Fashions shine again. And the original Sally is backing her from afar.”
As to if this foursome will plot and steal designs from Forrester Creations like the Spectra/Forrester showdowns of the past, Bell teased: “They will definitely play dirty. Young Sally wants this company to be legit but, right away, the decks are stacked against her. As with a lot of people who come to Los Angeles with lofty ambitions, reality will come crashing down. Both she and Shirley come from nothing. Shirley, who worked for years in a bakery, raised Sally when her parents flew the coop, and together they’re a tough, determined team. And they’re broke.”
So, what do you think of the revived Spectra clan and the casting choices? Share your thoughts in the comment section below!