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!