The Bold and the Beautiful’s head honcho, Brad Bell has broken his silence in a new interview with TV Guide Magazine’s Michael Logan on the decision to cast Thorsten Kaye as the new Ridge Forrester and much more!
From the sounds of this interview, look for Ridge, Katie (Heather Tom), Brooke (Katherine Kelly Lang) and Bill (Don Diamont) to be involved and intertwined in each others lives… can you say quandrangle? Bell also revealed what to look for when fan favorite Thorsten Kaye takes over the pivotal Forrester role on the upcoming Friday, December 13th episode! Here are a few excerpt from Brad’s chitchat with TVG!
Bell on if nuRidge will fall for Katie: “Well… maybe I will. Anything is possible! Thorsten makes a fantastic Ridge — very different from (predecessor) Ronn Moss. He’ll really electrify the show. Bill has been cock-of-the-walk for way too long. He needs a little competition! And that’s exactly what he’s going to get! We’re going to find out that Ridge has gone through something very significant during his time away — something that’s really changed him. There’s only one Ronn Moss and he was splendid, but now we have a new and very different Ridge and it’s exciting to write for him.”
Bell on his thinking process at to why make Thorsten Kaye the new Ridge, when he is so vastly different than Ronn Moss: “I felt we needed an actor with depth and range and complexity and Thorsten brings that. I love the idea of Ridge being a man of the world, a man with gravitas. I didn’t go looking for superficial similarities. It’s a case of betting on the man himself. I’m betting on Thorsten’s acting chops to win people over, not any similarity in looks.”
What do you think of Brad Bell’s decision to make Thorsten Kaye the new Ridge Forrester? Are you excited about the possibilities in story, if a quandrangle were to occur, where Ridge falls for Katie, while Brooke gets back with Bill? And then that gets all scrambled up? Weigh-in!