A major unexpected soap shocker came late yesterday when it was announced that The Bold and the Beautiful’s central young heroine Kim Matula (Hope) was leaving the series after five years! Matula has now confirmed her departure through her own words and photos on her Instagram account, where she notes she just taped her last day and is moving on to spread her wings!
Kim shared the following sentiments to her many fans: “What can I say about today? I can officially confirm that I filmed my last scenes at The Bold and The Beautiful. It was a day full of love and laughter and reminiscing about the past 5 years. I made the incredibly difficult decision not to resign my contract so that I could spread my wings as an actor and see what this big beautiful world has to offer. But I can never put into words just how amazing and inspiring this show has been. What a huge part of my life. I do not see this as a ‘goodbye but more of a ‘see you later.’ Thank you for giving me an unforgettable 5 years as Hope Logan and thank you to every single viewer who sat side by side with me on this journey. Cheers to the next adventure!!”
As On-Air On-Soaps reported earlier, a B&B rep says that the series has no immediate plans to recast the role of Hope. However, fans of the series are wondering how the exit of Matula will impact the current storyline where Hope finds herself pregnant!
So, what do you think about Kim’s message on her departure? Do you think B&B should recast the role? Will you miss Kim from your TV screens every day? Share your thoughts below!