For 25 years, Katherine Kelly Lang has played Brooke Logan Forrester on The Bold and the Beautiful for all she is worth and then some with consistent demanding, complex, and emotional storylines to play. And not once has the beautiful, beguiling, and talented actress gotten a much deserved Emmy nomination in the Lead Actress category.
Now unfortunately this year again, Katherine was snubbed again by voters to get a Pre-Emmy Nomination in her category, even though this year, the voting rules had changed.
On-Air On-Soaps caught up with Katherine at the recent set celebration for The Bold and the Beautiful’s silver anniversary and asked her how she felt about the Daytime Emmy situation, when clearly she has been worthy and been a mainstay of our genre for years. We wanted to let Katherine know that we, and many fans who have posted comments or reached out to us, are constantly miffed about it too, and think it’s high time she gets some recognition come Emmy time!
Katherine shared: “I was really disappointed. I hate saying that, and I hate talking about it, because this always comes up every year. Michelle Stafford (Phyllis, Y&R) came up to me and told me, “Oh my God, Kelly! I loved the scene that you submitted! You are going to get a Pre-Nom, and if you get nominated you have got to submit this scene!” And, it was scene from the “berry “ storyline with Thomas when Brooke told him she can’t be in the same room with him anymore. She was saying, “I have got to stay away from you, because it’s not good for me.” It was simple and there was a lot going on underneath. I thought maybe I did pick the right thing, because it got such a good response, because my thing is I never know what to pick, ever! I just thought since this time they did the voting differently, things might turn out differently. And then I did not even get the pre-nomination and I almost got embarrassed. I am not saying, I should be thinking I have done so great, but me knowing myself, I was giving myself a hard time where I would say, “I should have been in there. What am I not doing right?” Then I started thinking, “Who is a good acting teacher? Maybe I need to go to one. Maybe I need to go to an acting coach to work on some of these scripts, because obviously I am not doing something right!” (Laughs) So part of me cares and part of me does not want to. I just have to accept it, as there is always another year, so I will keep trying. I don’t know what to say about the system, but thank you so much for your kind words. ”
What do you think about Katherine’s comments and candid honesty? Let us know!