We have all kinda fallen in love with Drunk Brooke on CBS The Bold and the Beautiful! The now tipsy long-standing character of the series is having to deal with the fact that all the men in her life have chosen to be with other women!
Dollar Bill Spencer (Don Diamont) remarried Brooke’s (Katherine Kelly Lang) sis, Katie (Heather Tom). Meanwhile, longtime love, Ridge Forrester (Thorsten Kaye) has fallen for the charms of the younger Caroline Spencer (Linsey Godfrey). Brooke is now the odd woman out … and she is not dealing with it very well. The bottle seems to now be her only friend and comfort. In a new interview with Michael Logan at TV Insider, Katherine Kelly Lang discusses her juicy new storyline.
As always in soapland, there is a little controversy with this tale, because to many women who watch the series this story may feel like it takes feminism a hundred steps backward! Lang weighed-in on that, and how Brooke will plummet from here! Below are a few interesting excerpts from the interview.
Katherine on if this storyline takes feminism back 50 years: “It’s hard, because it’s a good soap plot, and I’m having a blast with it. But yeah, in this modern age, there are other places to go with this character. She needs to wake up and grow up and realize she can be a strong woman without having a man at her side.”
Katherine on Brooke being headed towards a 12-step program, but does she and the audience really want that to work, because everyone is enjoying seeing a boozy Brooke: “I have no idea how far (exec producer-head writer) Brad Bell will take this but Brooke needs to hit bottom, and she will. There’s an episode (airing March 10) where she is rejected by Deacon (Sean Kanan) again and she’s drinking so much she falls and hits her head. It’s her idea to seek help. Whether it works or not, I can’t say. But it’ll definitely be tough for her. She’s traded one addiction for another.”
What do you think of the Drunk Brooke storyline? Do you think it sends the wrong message that a woman can’t be strong and hold herself together without a man by her side … 0r, is it fantastic soap at it’s best – getting to see the talents of Katherine Kelly Lang – as Brooke drinks her way through life … or, is it both? Comment below!