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123 October 15th, 2013 CASTING BOMBSHELL: Thorsten Kaye Joins The Bold and the Beautiful as Ridge Forrester!

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In a move no one saw coming, daytime favorite, and now former All My Children heartthrob, Thorsten Kaye (Ex-Zach) has joined the cast of CBS’ The Bold and the Beautiful!  And that’s not all!  He has been cast as the new Ridge Forrester replacing the role played for 25 years by Ronn Moss!

According to TV Guide Magazine’s  Michael Logan, the deal happened quite fast including the fact that Kaye did not know that he was going to play Ridge before he accepted a role from B&B head honcho, Brad Bell!  Thorsten will hit the  the CBS soap as the recast Ridge on December 13th.   Kaye chatted with TVG on the surprise soap jump and more.  Here are a few key excerpts below!

Thorsten on finding out he would be playing the recast Ridge:  “I didn’t know what kind of character Mr. Bell wanted me to do but he sounded so confident that he and I could work well together and do something interesting that I just bought into it. He’s a great salesman! Then not more than 20 minutes before I got on the phone with you, I found out that I’m the new Ridge, who was a cornerstone of the show. [Laughs] So that’s a whole other can of worms, isn’t it? They needed someone to step up and I guess I’m the guy.”

Thorsten on what this means for him and Prospect Park’s All My Children:  “I don’t have a contract there anymore. It’s sad, you know? And I hope it all works out for them. But when you have a solid opportunity on a show that’s so highly regarded, you just gotta take it. [Laughs]“

Thorsten Kaye on if the status of  production of AMC season two had anything to do with his decision: “There are a lot of talented and caring people over there and I wish them all luck.  And I certainly hope that my leaving will not affect the show in some bad way.  There is just so much uncertainty in this business, especially in what we’ve been trying to do with AMC.  I do believe it’s going to work out for them, but I gotta be doing something.”

So soap fans, did you ever think of all people the recast for Ridge Forrester would be Thorsten Kaye?  What do you think about an on-screen triangle featuring Don Diamont, Katherine Kelly Lang and Thorsten Kaye? Are you upset that Thorsten will not be part of All My Children in the foreseeable future?  Do you think he made the right decision? What should AMC  do  now with the character of Zach Slater?  So many questions!  Sound off in the comment section below!

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  1. Becky says:

    Wow! I don’t see him as Ridge but I’ll sure give it a chance. He had to take a job. I’m sorry he won’t be able to be part of the online version of AMC if it does go forward, even tho I wasn’t crazy about him in the online version (I loved him on the TV version; must have been the way it was written and/or directed). Doesn’t look good for AMC coming back, does it? Rats!

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    su0000 replied

    well-
    AMC will be back for season 2, no doubt of that ..

    ((as for OLTL, don’t hold your breath))

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    Brett replied

    They should be in production by now but aren’t, everything’s gone quiet. Prospect Park are a joke, and I don’t believe they have any intentions of bringing either back.

  2. AJ says:

    Can’t blame him.. it was bound to happen. Looks like PP hasn’t been any upfront with the actors as they have the fans.

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  3. su0000 says:

    ohh geezus!
    I love Thorsten Kaye !! a sexy awesome man..
    I wish he would be coming to GH ..

    He will do very at BB ..

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    Elhu replied

    I agree, Thorsten is a sexy man, who happens to be a talented actor as well. I would have loved for him to remain with AMC, but I understand his decision for sure. I think he will do very well on B&B, and I really can see him playing the new Ridge working with Brooke, etc. Ron Moss has been gone long enough, and Thorsten will fit right in, I have no doubt about that, and as a bonus, he and Jacob Young will be working together again. Much good luck to you Thorsten!!!

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  4. Diane Dunn says:

    makes me a bit worried about the future of AMC…. PP needs to step up and give the fans some news about what is going on with production and when we should be seeing the next season start. I have’ not watched B and B, looks like I will now. I don’t blame Thorsten at all for this.

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    Lew S replied

    I totally agree. Prospect Park totally confuses me.

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  5. aria says:

    he’ll need to get plastic surgery to look plastic like everyone on that show.

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    Patrick replied

    I hope not…. LOL… I know you’re jiving ‘us’

    it’s Thorston Kaye’ rugged oh so handsome Good Looks that show stops his masculine

    Thorston – KEEP that 5 o’clock shadow… facial hair IS sex’y

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    stefano replied

    No no thorsten needs a hair cut big time. he looks like a homeless man. he also needs a good shave. otherwise he is a very good looking man. He just needs s good make over.

    Ann Palmer replied

    I ADORE Thorson! Kept a photo for awhile..however, as a person in the fashion industry, I also agree he needs to CLEAN UP for the part of Ridge. I worked on ONE B&B – when I think Brooke worked for a catering company – not fond of her character! Ridge (with Thorsen) deserves better! I hope Stephie really rips the wedding apart and Hope realizes what a great guy Wyatt is! Hope LOST me again when she selfishly fired him!

  6. Nancy says:

    I don’t blame him. Prospect Park does not seem to keep fans and cast in the loop of what is going on. Shame. I’m really going to miss those soaps. I don’t watch the soap he is going to but he made the right decision and wish him the best.

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  7. ethel says:

    OMG!! what a shocker! i love thorsten and i love every character he has played in the soap genre – so sorry that amc is limbo but the bottom line is life goes on for the actors and needless to say they must do what they have to do……
    i am looking forward to see what thorsten brings to the roll of ridge forrester – i know he will be fabulous!
    just one last thought: thorsten kaye & don diamont are both two of the hottest mature actors in daytime……………….can’t wait to see what happens in december on b&b!

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    Britt replied

    I agree! LOVE Thorsten Kaye and was a huge fan of his AMC work – and think he’ll be a much more sexy, rugged Ridge. Woo-hoo!!

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  8. jimh(leave it to beaver) says:

    I guess Zach and Kendal are never getting back together…i dont see amc or oltl coming back and if either one does itll be more of a reboot of the reboot with certain actors missing…and who will PP blame for that?

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  9. Mark Y says:

    Great news. An actor with chops playing a key character. He’s even got a voice like Ridge/Ronn. Soaps are all about returns and recasts. Good luck Thorsten.

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  10. heidi says:

    Would never have cast him as Ridge! Hope they have him get a haircut and a shave. I am sure KKL is happy! Someone new to seduce and get tangled up in the sheets with.

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    Mark Y replied

    That’s Brooke. Not KKL.

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    clh replied

    Exactly. People can’t seem to distinguish between the character and the real person. Geez, I hope Tom Hanks never Captains another boat. LOL

    I Love GH replied

    I get what Heidi is saying… KKL, as an actor, will be excited to work with somebody new so that her character doesn’t get stale.

  11. Rj says:

    Glad to hear Thorsten Kaye will be back on the screen regularly. Love him and think he is great! Loved him as Zach and Patrick. Have never watched B&B, and do not know Ridge, but will start watching, and Thorsten will own the character for me since I have never seen it. Go get ‘em TK! As you are a Red Wings fan, this is your power play – I know you will score a goal! :)

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  12. Michae says:

    Talk about the surprise casting of the fall season! No one saw this coming! Welcome to CBS and B&B Thorsten!

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  13. AbbyS. says:

    When AMC and OLTL first got off the ground earlier this year, they said that in the down time, the actors could do other projects. Well, AMC had alot of down time, maybe too much, and now TK’s contract has run out. What is he supposed to do? But I can’t say that this is the perfect role for him. He’s used to creating new roles on any show he works on, and this is a main character with alot of history and alot of fans. It won’t be easy, but I wish him well. I can’t worry about what this means for AMC because right now, there is no AMC, and respectfully, all the “we’re hard at work on the second season” quotes from unnamed sources for months on end won’t convince me of that. If it comes back, I hope AMC will say that Zach left town to be with his sons and his wife, whom he never stopped loving, and who is the reason he never took off his ring. Something like that will be just fine with me.

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    Chris replied

    I agree AbbyS I hope that if AMC does come back that they explain where Zach is. I like your idea of him going off to find Kendall and the boys and they are together and working on putting their family back together again.

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  14. Daniel says:

    Thorsten is talented and deserves to be working (as do the other AMC actors). I am happy for him but sad for AMC. Maybe this will cause PP to finally come forward with the truth about the “future” of AMC.

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  15. No1_ILoveLucyFan says:

    Loved him as Zach on AMC – he brought a unique blend of sexy, smokey, sultry, danger to the show. Didn’t know he didn’t have a contract, but I can’t blame him for wanting to work – he’s too talented to sit on the sidelines. I hope AMC can get MEK back, or someone to fill the void & I wish him all the best on B&B.

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    clh replied

    All of the characters had a one season contract.

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  16. michael.guerrieri says:

    the recast is stupid

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    Mark Y replied

    Why do you feel this way?

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  17. Kristen says:

    What a pleasant surprise! Thanks Mr. Bell! Looking forward to a Brooke, Ridge, Bill triangle :)

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    clh replied

    Oh yeah, the testosterone chemistry between those two will be off the charts!! Nice!

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  18. Bold says:

    I’m happy for him though I think for the world the charming Ronn Moss will always be the one and only Ridge. But as an actor Thorsten is much better and may give Ridge some more personality but honestly B&B has nothing to do with the show called the Bold and the Beautiful that once had so much elegance, glamour,style, wonderful dialogues, great sense of humour and interesting stories before it became a total joke which it has been for the last 5 years though Susan Flannery was able to keep up some of the shows long lost magic. Its golden years 1992-98 aren’t coming back. But until 2006 it was still a decent show. I’m sure I’m not the only one who turned off when Stephanie died.

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    Mark Y replied

    Really? B&B was a one character show for you?

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    Iakovos replied

    B&B lost alot when it lost Stephanie and Susan Flannery. The endless Hope/Liam/Steffy triangle, not even told well, kept me away. And the missed opportunities to do something wonderful with Brooke — and Eric (tho not together, please!) after Stephanie’s death are lamentable. I am with Bold and miss the B&B that used to be. Maybe this casting — Thorsten Kaye is wonderful — will help reignite this moribund repetitive LA story. I would love to see a returning Ridge powerful and strong and maybe not needing Brooke after all.

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  19. Mo says:

    Oh no. I have never liked him. Can’t see him as Ridge. Plus, isn’t he too young?

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  20. Mo says:

    Doesn’t he live in NY? Guess he’ll be commuting. Not a fan of this. Is he going to have an American accent? Now Thomas doesn’t look like his dad.

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  21. Matt says:

    If TK is available to join B&B I guess that means he no longer has a contract with AMC? I think the folks at Prospect Park aren’t going to admit that they’ve cancelled production because it may invalidate their lawsuit against ABC. Good for TK, B&B needs some quality actors.

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    k/kay replied

    Matt supposedly his contract ended in June and B&B has had their eye on him so when he became available they grabbed him. I have always liked him I am still not sure about him as Ridge but who knows like I said I am still in the bathroom with Taylor!

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    Mo replied

    In the interview he says he is not under contract to PP and that is a topic for another interview.

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  22. Jules says:

    On one hand I think it’s an awesome choice, given his name and his acting range. In the soap community, he is one of the biggest gets out there, committed to his work and material, and with a huge fanbase of his own. But on the other, he is so opposite in nearly every way of RM, it might just be too different of a change. People in Europe who are diehards for this show and worship RM and Ridge, I believe, will have a much harder time adjusting to somebody like Thorsten. They don’t have the familiarity with him that the rest of us do, the trust we may have in him to do the job.

    I know everybody is recastable (if that was a word) and the show must go on, and while I don’t necessarily disagree with the pick, I just don’t see it working long term for many reasons.

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  23. CarolB says:

    I have to admit I didn’t start watching “Bold and the Beautiful” until AMC and OLTL was cancelled on television. I love B&B now and haven’t missed an episode, Thorsten Kaye will bring so much to the show as the character Ridge Forrester although Zach Slater I know will be sorely missed on AMC. I truly think Thorsten made the right choice to pursue and play this new part as I think he will be a perfect fit on B&B.

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    whitney williams replied

    I TOTALLY AGREE WITH U CAROLB. LOVE THORSTEN KAYE AND CAN’T WAIT UNTIL HE STARTS ON B&B. LOVE HIM.

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    sarah replied

    I agree 100% love TK,loved him as zack slater and will love him as ridge forester

    Rose replied

    I turned to B&B after the cancellations. Plus, I just didn’t feel like going through all the trouble to try to get AMC and OLTL if it wasn’t on ABC at their regular time. Guess I’m a creature of habit. So since I don’t have a long time history of Ridge, look forward to seeing Thorsten fill the role. Huge loss for AMC. Boy, B&B really plays the love triangle for all it’s worth. Maybe they should learn from GH which is great right now, and turn the storyline over quicker. Still really miss OLTL. Have tried Y&R but it’s just not the same for me.

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  24. PatF says:

    Oh no…really? Not my first choice.

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  25. Jen says:

    This is the most awesome of awesome-ness! Can’t wait to see his portrayal. I predict new Bridge scenes will be scortching hawt!

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  26. k/kay says:

    This one is indeed a head scratcher. I am still in the bathroom with Taylor so I doubt if I will see this because to be quite honest I am not up for two men fighting over Brooke Logan just we have been there and done that over & over.

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  27. Shay says:

    Haven’t watched this belligerant Bell bomb for years, but I simply cannot envision the rough, rugged Kaye as the refined, recherche’ Ridge! Despite his regrettably-limited dramatic range, the indelible image of actor Ronn Moss will always loom large in the romantic rogue role….he emphatically embodied the exotic, elegant elder heir to the Forrester fashion empire! Thus, his “Ridge” will prove an almost impossible act for anyone to follow!

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    Shay replied

    “Belligerent…” What’s up with the spell-check?….Weird..

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  28. Joshua says:

    Every day we will here more and more about actors leaving Prospect Park … Josh Kelly, Thorsten Kaye.

    Eventually there will be no one left which will be appropriate since “All My Children” and “One Life to Live” will sadly not return anyway.

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    Patrick replied

    that’s a sad prospect….

    unfortunately, more truer, then any of us care to know

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  29. clh says:

    I don’t see him as Ridge either, but to be honest I would watch him just read the phone book.

    Maybe they can find someone besides Brooke to pair him with. I hope they don’t bring back Taylor, not a fan.

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    Mark Y replied

    I think Thorsten will morph Ridge into a tortured creative artist rather than Ronn’s buttoned up corporate CEO. So looking forward to this.

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    B.J. replied

    I agree with everything you said. TK’s quite a departure from stone faced RM, but I’ve never seen him in a role that I didn’t love. I may be forced to watch B&B again, after ten years or more away. :)

    Who knows I might like it better without Taylor. ;)

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    Annie WIXSON replied

    I agree with both you guys. Kaye is a wonderful actor. I always referred to Ronn as RIDGE the ROBOT. Kaye will at least give Ridge a personality. Please keep Brooke’s hands off him. Brooke & Bill truly deserve one another.

  30. Mary SF says:

    Actually I haven’t even miss the character Ridge on B&B– the character was hardly the cornerstone of the show– and now we have yet another triangle to contend with Brooke/Bill/ Ridge—yawn— don’t know this actors’ work but unless they write a half way decent story for him, I rather Ridge stay in Paris.

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    Patrick replied

    I just SO “wish”

    that Macy, Thorne, and whomever, Jon Hensley portrays on B&B

    would return… front and center… to supplant Brooke/Bill/Ridge

    these 2 trio’s would magnetic appeal SO much

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  31. Claire says:

    Sad he won’t be apart of season 2 of AMC but the need for a job is certainly understandable. With him working in LA, makes me wonder where his wife, Susan Haskell, might turn up.

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  32. Johnny says:

    I don’t get this casting decision at all. I just…..don’t get it. Maybe more words will come to me later.

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  33. BTripp says:

    Good for him! I might have to start watching B&B now. If they keep adding to the cast they are going to have to make it an hour long soap. My question is will he be using his sexy accent? Ridge left town and comes back with a Scottish/British accent.

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  34. Iakovos says:

    From a business sense this is smart casting. Kaye is a popular daytime commodity so B&B certainly hopes audiences from OLTL and AMC will follow. Kaye will bring something new to the Ridge Forrester character if writers allow him to play it. An edge, a ruggedness. I also hope reintroducing Ridge revives the Forrester family. As someone who watched “back in the day,” I miss the Forresters as a family and the class divide it had with the Logans. That is all gone now. I want to see more business and fashion and maybe some politics. I am tired of the Brooke Logan dramas. I am tired of the forced stories for the children and grandchildren. I say clean house and focus. And make LA — with its Hollywood bright lights and dark side of dreams — more in the atmosphere. give me a powerful matriarch to replace Stephanie, or in the case of Eric, a patriarch. As long as 50-somethings Brooke and Bil and others act like children, there is no gravitas in the storytelling. Kaye may be able to be that kind of character. A genuine force with integrity and wisdom and trust… if he can be a new Ridge Forrester.

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  35. Derrick says:

    Honestly don’t know what to think of this……………

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  36. robert says:

    Will be very interesting to watch.

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  37. JEFF says:

    Good for him, a far better actor than the dreadful Ron Moss!!!

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  38. Rob says:

    Interesting.

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  39. Tamara says:

    Bravo!!! NuRidge,and fabulous actor for #CHRISTMAS.

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  40. Bryon says:

    Good news for the actor. Another indication that Prospect Park has not been upfront and honest with the fans and actors. If production is suppose to start this month, why doesn’t he have a contract with AMC? Doesn’t make any sense. When I see more and more actors from OLTL and now AMC, this makes me believe that Prospect Park have no plans to bring the shows back. Definitely not OLTL, maybe AMC, but will they have a lot of the same actors from Season 1. Actors are people too and this will be a good move for him as an actor, congrats!

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  41. Mark Y says:

    Michael Fairman – what do you think of this?

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  42. Johnny says:

    Epic fail.

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  43. Kate says:

    Sad news for AMC. Great news for B&B. B&B needs a great actor. I only watch it occasionally because it is really light in the way of story lines. Everybody sleeps with everybody….end of story. I am tired of waiting on PP.

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  44. RobertinJerseyCity says:

    Survival of the Fittest. Good for him. Loyally stuck by AMC so this is his reward (karma-wise).

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  45. jay says:

    THis IS A DumB recast.. Ridge is pretty, not scrony and hairy! YucK, never like Zach on AMC and now hes coming to BB.. GOODBYE, B&B!!

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  46. toscanti says:

    I respect Ron Moss but was never a fan of his “Ridge”. I believe Thorsten Kay will bring much needed attributes to the character an the show. His role in “Smash” playing opposite Angelica Houston was phenomenal. He has the acting chops necessary to take on this pivotal role. Looking forward to this change.

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  47. Dara says:

    Thorsten is a very talented actor and he can make any role his own even one that has so much history behind it. I am sorry that his contract with AMC expired because of all the uncertainties of the PP production, however I am happy for Thorsten that he has found work and a lead role on a popular show. I have to admit I have tried to watch B&B on several occasions, but never became a fan, because I found the writing too much about musical chairs between couples and triangles….something I find distasteful and boring in a show. I will give it another chance because of Thorsten. I will not watch any revival AMC without Zach and Kendall or with any recast of either of the characters…. Thorsten Kaye and Alicia Minshew are the only Zendall for me. Their magic together is not replaceable.

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    Gloria E replied

    I started watching B&B when the cancellations took place but honestly have never liked most of the characters, I thought they were all pretty shallow..I luv luv luv TK!!! I just hate the thought of him being with the icky skank Brooke…or
    Budinsky Taylor…maybe his character will come back with a new lady & I mean lady…not a one tear drama queen like Brooke who justifies all her disgusting behaviours..but if I stuck it out with the horrible trio of Liam, Steffy & Hope, though I do like Hope…hope she leaves Liam for good..I will definitely watch TK..just because I think he is one of the hottest & most talented men of soaps..I’ll take him with the shadow & long hair any day over Ron Moss..

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  48. PatF says:

    So we’ve found out over the past several years that bringing a “big name” from one soap doesn’t guarantee popularity on another.

    I watched him on the reboot of AMC and wasn’t that impressed. Good actor, but he’s going to need a complete redo if he’s going to fit into that show.

    The cast is very polished and has a certain look that this dude currently doesn’t have…yet. And he’ll have to try to make Ridge his own because for a lot of longtime viewers, that character is so established with Moss.

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  49. richard says:

    Brad Bell has done it yet again!!!! This is the casting bombshell of the year!!! Thorsten Kaye certainly shouldn’t blamed for wanting to provide for his family, as AMC’s future looks uncertain. I watched him on AMC, and he is a PHENOMENAL actor. After all these years, Ridge will have some depth to him. Nothing against Ronn Moss, and I loved the Brooke/Ridge/Taylor triangle, and will miss the flashbacks, but I really believe Brad Bell has some MAJOR story lined up if he’s waited this long to recast Ridge. I even believe he went to Ronn Moss and wanted him to return, but felt a recast is moving the show forward. That being said, Ridge’s return to LA will be firing on ALL cylinders for sure!!!! Brooke and Eric will certainly lash out at him for being absent when Stephanie’s death, and him and Brooke have a TON of unfinished business seeing as how he dumped her over a text on their honeymoon!!! This is SO exciting and can you imagine the look on Bill’s face when Ridge gets home???? Bill will for the first time, be quaking in his boots!!!! Katie said mouthful when she spoke of all of Brooke’s past weddings and her “destiny”. B&B is gonna be cant miss in 2014!!!! BRAVO!!!!!

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    Forrester2 replied

    I have to admit, Richard — you said it well. Brad Bell is a genius on so many levels. Thank God one daytime drama is still faithful to the landscape!

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  50. Mo says:

    Now he needs to recast Steffy.

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  51. Tom Collins says:

    Cannot blame him for seeking employment on a popular Daytime Drama.
    Unfortunately, even though PROSPECT PARK refuses to issue any statement whatsoever, the future doesn’t look too bright for the on-line version of
    ALL MY CHILDREN. There hasn’t been any word on when or if Season 2 will go into production. I can live without Zach and the storyline between that character and the Leah character was about as compelling as watching paint dry. So, if they choose to recast the character of Zach, that’s fine, but none of us should hold our breath because, and I don’t mean to dwell on the negative, it seems doubtful at least at this time that there will even BE season two of ALL MY CHILDREN and I sincerely hope my thoughts
    are wrong.

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  52. Tony Polar says:

    Can this be the end of ALL MY CHILDREN?
    Will Prospect Park ever issue a Statement regarding “Season 2″ or were these
    few On-line versions for a couple of months all we shall ever see?
    I suspect that Prospect Park may not have the financial backing needed to
    continue on with ALL MY CHILDREN, and they probably don’t want to give another
    “we tried, we felt the timing was right, we wanted to…etc” kind of Speech.
    At least the Fans can say we tried everything we could to give new life to
    ALL MY CHILDREN ~ the brief re-visit to Pine Valley was nice while it lasted
    but I don’t see it returning the way things are looking.

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    su0000 replied

    AMC will return..
    It is much the same as with ABC back when..
    ABC could support one soap, not three..
    PP can support one soap, not two..
    AMC will be back and better, it may have the OLTL finances along with the AMC finances to bring one awesome soap..
    AMC will return, and possibly more days a week :)

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    Aurora replied

    What is the point? AMC failed because it was a bad soap, ditto OLTL.

    Johnny replied

    I guess that really, none of us really know what is going on with Season 2 of ALL MY CHILDREN except that they haven’t even started production yet, there is no production date, no air date, no actors signed, and no statement of any kind issued. How do they expect to sustain storyline continuity by doing things in this manner?

  53. Gh lover says:

    Please bring back taylor now!!! Omg Tridge with Thorsten will be amazing

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  54. Tracey says:

    I think it’s great TK found work elsewhere. AMC stopped production 5 months ago. I am sure there is a bunch of stuff going on that fans and probably even cast/crew are not are not aware of. PP wants everyone to be patient, at least they could do is being upfront about what is going on. My guess PP ran out of money and that’s why the delay/letting TK get away. I expect more actors to be moving on.

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  55. Michael (not Fairman) says:

    Brad Bell sometimes makes very smart moves, and I think this is one of them. If Ronn Moss really isn’t coming back (and apparently he isn’t), and BB thinks Ridge is needed (and apparently he does), then an actor with range, screen presence, charisma, and talent at least has a level chance of making Ridge his own, though I know some will never see anybody but Ronn Moss in the role.

    Can’t imagine why Thorsten wants to be mixed up in the dreadful mess that is B&B, even with the prospect of continued employment. (On the other hand, maybe, given TK’s stronger acting ability, BB will do something more interesting with Ridge than replay the same storyline over and over. Oh wait, this is BB; of course he won’t do that.)

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  56. Aurora says:

    Good for TK. He is an actor, he needs to work.

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  57. ricardo says:

    This is crazy. thorsten kaye as ridge. lol. grant alexander ex phillip gl would have been a better choice. but i will watch and give thorsten a chance. i loved him on all my children. thorsten needs a big big make over. A short hair cut and totally clean shaven face. wax the chest toLola o. lol.

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    richard replied

    OMG I said the SAME thing!!!! Grant would’ve been a PERFECT Ridge, but Grant is said to in an online soap opera, TAINTED DREAMS, but he woudve been a perfect fit,but I can def see TK bringing something good to the role!!!!

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  58. jaybird369 says:

    Thorsten Kaye joining B&B and the new Ridge Forrester…W-O-W!!!!! HELL YEAH, BABY!!!!! BULLSEYE!!!!! Thorsten is gonna be a welcome (and much-needed) addition to the B&B cast. HOLLA!!!!! Hopefully, Thorsten will bring a much-needed REALISM to the character of Ridge. I know I know…back in the day (aka 1987), Ronn Moss originated the part. But, I always found Ronn Moss to be too pretty-boy-looking. In terms of rugged good looks and all, Thorsten will give Ridge a much-needed EDGE. And, besides, Thorsten Kaye is VERY, VERY SEXY AS HELL!!!!! One more time…HOLLA!!!!! Peace.

    P.S. – At the beginning of my post (or whatever), I meant to put the word as in-between the words B&B and the. MY BAD!!!!! Again…Peace.

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  59. Jared says:

    Actually, I’m quite impressed by this casting decision. It’s bold, and he’s beautiful. :)

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  60. Lew S says:

    OK guys, now let’s discuss the confusing situation with Prospect Park. To lose an actor of Thorsten Kaye’s caliber is not good for AMC. Did they do their home work before launching the online versions? (Obviously not) Did they confer with Agnes Nixon? I feel for the actors of AMC and OLTL. To be jerked around this way after the mess with ABC is just horrible! PP get your —- together and be honest with your crew and the fans!

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  61. Karen says:

    I am floored that Brad Bell chose this extraordinary talent. He’s voiced his due toward Ronn Moss, as a stunning man and core fore member –geez, RM was the first face on the first scene, and made the character his own.

    ALL THE SAME — having thought I’d had no prior knowledge of Thorsten Kaye, and today having watched his clips from stage, film, and television, I am floored by his range ( a dozen characters with a dozen personalities, and I hadn’t recoginzied “TK” in any of them. He steps into the skin of a character as easily as anyone else steps into clothes. I wonder if not only B&B but all the soap genre will transform because of his talent. And as frivolous as it seems — his take in the 8 minute segment of Michelle Stafford’s “The Stafford Project” on Youtue this week — geez, it’s sheer genius. I’ve lived 20 years in France and would have never known the actor wasn’t French. Caricature, parody, whatever — pitch perfect. I’ve never seen such range.

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    I wish they would do the scene where he smashes the valet guy’s face in the windshield on the Stafford Project and have him as Ridge doing that to Bill gosh I was having lunch with a friend and they had B&B on in the restaurant and Bill and Brooke were on I almost lost my lunch. The character Bill needs a good butt kicking and who better then Ridge/Thorsten Kaye. I would pay money for that scene.

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  62. Mark says:

    Interesting choice ; the hair makeup and wardrobe departments have their work cut out for them but at least he can act!

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  63. Helen Marie says:

    Ill never forget him as Patrick on OLTL, his portrayal transcended the sometimes iffy scripts. A truly talented actor. Congrats Thorston!

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  64. Jack Grandeur says:

    I don’t mind him vacating the role of Zach Slater but I think they should just write out the character for now on ALL MY CHILDREN, if the show comes back, and I realize that’s a tremendous “IF”.
    It’s just that with Kendall Hart Slater not there, and now Zach Slater not there, well either write them out or I guess do a fresh re-cast.
    I wish I could remain more positive but let’s try to be realistic here and say that right now, things don’t seem too encouraging to fans of ALL MY CHILDREN.

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  65. zachfan01 says:

    While I will miss Zach Slater, more than words can say . . . I am a Thorsten Kaye fan. I have followed him from OLTL, to PC, to AMC and now I will follow him to B&B. I can only imagine how fans of B&B, Ronn Moss, and Ridge feel about this. Its VERY hard to accept a re-cast of a favorite character. Especially when the actor played the role for 25 years!! But I do hope those who are worried give TK a chance. He truly is an amazing actor and who really not hard to look at, at all. LOL!!

    TK does bring with him an enormous fan base and I am sure they will all tune in to B&B. I have never watched B&B, but through SOD, I’ve always read the re-caps so I know who everyone is. I hope and pray they keep Ridge and Brooke a part and give TK’s version of Ridge a chance to find “new” love. No one does a slow burn romance like TK!!

    I’m SO happy!!

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  66. Rapids says:

    I hated Zach Slater. It TK is a versatile actor and I’m happy for him. Fans are delusional talking about All My children as that show is pretty much dead.

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  67. RICKIE says:

    Anything is an improvement over Ron “How Did I Last as Long as I Did?” Moss.

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  68. Sylvia Crosby says:

    Whoever thought Caroline should go with Rick Forrester? She doesnt hold a acandle to Myra!!! She is whiny and washed out and Rick needs someone who is warm and sultry not thin AND Willowly what were the writers thinking when the storyline changed from Myra to Caroline? Get busy and let the storyline go back to Rick and Myra

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  69. Barbara says:

    He won’t be able to replace Ridge. He looks more like Massimo Marone than did Ridge but I just can’t see him as Ridge and with Brooke. Have never watched AMC but have B&B since its beginning. I’m so glad Taylor is gone but can’t bear to see Hope with Liam. She’s much better with Wyatt. Guess I’ll just root for Brooke to stay with Bill, for Katie to be like she used to be, for Donna to get a personality, for Pam to move on since she has no purpose on the show, for Quinn to hook up with Eric, for Rick to stay with Caroline, for Maya to marry Carter, for Steffy to come back and be with Liam so he’ll leave Hope alone, and for Ronn Moss, the real Ridge, to come back one day and reunite with Brooke.

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  70. felicia says:

    upset i am extemely kaye was my favorite. this tells me that the actors probably aren’t satisfied with their job at prospect park. they also, like their fans didn’t realize that it was not a real soap with 1 hour every day episodes guess they need a job full time and the fans want amc every day looks like thorsten kaye started something. hope the other amc actors are dedicated and want to see this online thing take off and please dedicated fans thank you loving all my children forever!!!!!!!!

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  71. RUNrOut says:

    I agree with most of above fan, Barbara’s, opinion. However, Ron Moss isn’t a man’s man…I NEVER liked him in that role. I mean come on…did anyone else think that purple scarf was off-putting? It was gay! And there’s nothing wrong with that, if you’re playing the role of a gay man!! I, for one, was happy when he left. As a longtime fan myself, I am thrilled that Ridge has been recast…yay!!! And in that spirit, I WISH they would recast Liam…I am SOOOO tired of the confused look on his face…does he have another expression. His growth as an actor since entering the B&B is marginal and he certainly doesn’t look cut from the cloth of Don Diamont, who may I add, is a HOT welcomed addition and much better suited for his role in the B&B than anything part he played in Y&R (except his gardener role…when he stayed half naked!). All I can say is “Go Brooke, Go Brooke”

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  72. Debbie says:

    This is exciting news, I always loved his roll on AMC. I could never figure out what all the fuss was about Ron Moss as the hunky Ridge Forester, he was too dull for that part, I’m sure this is going to kick it up several notches…

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  73. Anita Sell says:

    I’m so happy to hear that Thorsten Kaye will be joining the Bold and the Beautiful….yah Baby yah, that’s all I have to say !!!

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    Anita Sell replied

    Love it , and I can’t wait..

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  74. Anita Sell says:

    Love it,I can’t wait !!!

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  75. Brett says:

    Thorsten has to be an improvement, the show has hit rock bottom so the only way is up. Words cannot describe how sick I am of seeing Kim Matula on my screen and the constant Hope love triangles we’ve now endured for three years. This show was once so great; Brad Bell needs to be fired and a new writing team and EP put in, can you imagne if GH’s Ron and Frank were running B&B?!

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  76. Darly says:

    so now he’s willing to move to California?

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  77. PATTY says:

    I am thrilled that TK will be the new Ridge. He will bring SEXY back to B & B. It left with Jackie Wood ! Maybe they will write Mr & Mrs. Skany pants off. Love Rena, Thorsten, &Hope & Wyatt. I watched AMC & OLTL many years. Came to CBS, love Y & R, B & B was ok. When Woods left & Brooke & Bill hooked up, I quit watching. Wyatt & Hope brought me back, with Thorsten, I will never leave !!!!!!!

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  78. Vicki says:

    I HATE that Thorsten Kaye is leaving AMC!!

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  79. Theresa says:

    Fantastic Goodbye Ridgee dige
    Bring on Thorston. . WHAT THA..!!

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  80. jocelyn says:

    FINALLY ITS ABOUT TIME GO GET UR WOMAN
    RIDGE YOU TWO BELONG TOGETHER

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  81. Maureen O'Rourke says:

    I love the new Ridge on BB. Very sexy. Can’t wait to see the fireworks with him and Bill.

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  82. nlwood says:

    Why not Drake Hogestyn as Ridge? I think he would fit much better.

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  83. gmp says:

    I just watched the first scene w brooke ridge and bill and loved it! Good fire

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  84. Mary says:

    Oh my,
    No one can replace Ridge. Try, try, try. But for me with this Thorston Kaye, bye, bye bye.

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  85. Annie says:

    The Bold and the Beautiful was getting too boring for me. But with this new
    Ridge, I love him! He has brought life to this show!! He is a very interesting good looking character! Yum-Yum!

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    Annie replied

    The Bold and the Beautiful was getting too boring for me. But with this new
    Ridge, I love him! He has brought life to this show!! He is a very interesting good looking character! Yum-Yum!

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  86. K. Woods says:

    Love Thorsten Kaye but I’m also a fan of the character staying true to him/herself. “Ridge” is a smooth guy. Thorsten should shave and clean up his appearance. Until he does that, he won’t pull off Ridge like he should.

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