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78 November 6th, 2014 Kim Matula Confirms Her Exit From B&B And That She’s Taped Her Last Scenes!

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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!

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  1. DIMITRIS says:

    It’s a pity that Kim Matula has decided to leave the show and I wish her all the best!
    I’d like to see Jessica Forrester back! What abour a new triangle Liam-Ivy-Jessica?

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    Kim Huck replied

    I loved Steffy! I loved Steffy and Liam. I loved Taylor and Ridge so if they ruined that well I can live without Hopeless

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  2. Patricia Lewallen says:

    Yes Indeed she will be missed & I Do hope that a plan is put into motion to get a replacement in there for her & it better not be quinn who kills her or anything like that & I so hope that the baby lives …this is sad ! Find a replacement ! Lol farewell Matula may life be good to you & you find what you’re looking for ! You will be sorely missed ….

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  3. Sue says:

    Can you blame her?? Kissing the same 2 men back to back, boring & nasty.. Time for Wyatt and his mother to move into the Bates Motel. Tired of Quinn and I don’t even watch BB very much. Go Kim! see what else U can find!

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  4. Brett Bradley-Howarth says:

    Excellent, we’ll be rid of this dreadful, over-exposed character soon then! :-)

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    Debster replied

    YEEEEEESSS!!!

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  5. Judy says:

    Oh well, there goes my rewrite! Instead of Hope’s baby being Liam’s it is Wyatt’s and she leaves because Quinn is overbearing and will insist on her involvement in the baby’s life.

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  6. Shirley Lightfoot says:

    Bold and Beautiful will NEVER be the same. I loved Hope and stopped watching
    when she married Weasel. Could not stand them together, Was waiting for Liam and
    Hope to have their Happily ever after, but guess that won’t happen, So I am through.
    GOOD LUCK KIM. I WISH YOU THE BEST. :-(

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    Jamie replied

    I too stopped watching then. I have read about the show waiting for the writers to get their mistake right and have that baby be Liam’s and reunite this much deserving Amazingly Perfect together Couple FINALLY!! Well not now. I REALLY wish Kim would stay and the writers would finally give her character the happiness she deserves with Liam. The only upside to this would be if Kim leaves, Hope her character could leave to think due to Wyatt & his crazy Mom and then either loose the baby, due to stress or have complications with the baby and find out it is Liam’s and either way have Kim comeback as Hope after spreading her wings for a while or recast Hope.

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    Sharon replied

    my name for him is Slyatt – such a toad but I do like weasel

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    Shirley Lightfoot replied

    Kim has made a movie called MAYBE SOMEDAY. According to IMDB, The Movie does not have a release date?? If you go on IMDB (internet movie data base) and type in Kim Matula, All the information is there. She is an AWESOME
    Actress and she will go far. LOVE HER. Bell ruined her Character. Can’t watch.
    Read the spoilers. Liam and Ivy have NO chemistry. LIAM AND HOPE 4EVER

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  7. sue says:

    Things were just starting to get so good now, why do you have to leave? Nobody will be able to replace you. I really wish you would stay! But…your young and want to explor more options! Go make some great movies we can see you in! Good Luck Kim! (Hope)

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  8. simone hylton says:

    This is the exact reason you don’t focus so much on one character, they should have utilize all the actors on that canvas, they have a great cast that was pushed aside, I just hope brad bell learned his lesson.. He had the like of Heather Tom On that she which we never see, he got rid of our beloved veterans,so he could focus on the never ending stupid triangle of hope and her followers which turned me off from the show, now Kim decided to spread her wings. You can’t blame the girl, she’s young and should, I wish Kim all the best in her endeavors but am looking forward to brad taking this show back to what made it great and away from the nonsense it is now

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    Debster replied

    Agree 100%. Nothing against the actress, but the character of Hope should never have been the central story of the show. She and Liam can leave together and never come back and let’s bring some more real Foresters home.

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  9. dmr says:

    Kim reminds me of a young Charlotte Ross. I don’t watch the show, but wish the actress much luck in her career!

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  10. Mo says:

    Very sad to see her go. I love her on the show. She has done a tremendous job. Will miss her and Hope greatly. I think they will have to recast or else refocus the show on other characters.

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  11. Deb says:

    Personally, I get irritated at these actors and actresses who walk away from their roles, assuming they will go on to bigger and better things, but at the same time want to leave the ‘door open’ in case that doesn’t happen.

    If you want to leave, fine, leave. But don’t put the show in the position of not being able to recast the part, because you might want to come back later.

    Everybody’s replaceable, in my humble opinion.

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    clhosier replied

    That’s not any different than any other “job”. Nobody works for the same place their entire life. Boredom sets in, you move on. Better job comes along, you move on. You want to learn something new, you move on. You want or need more money, benefits, etc., you move on.

    Actors and actresses are doing a job and are no different than anyone else. The move on and just like us, if it doesn’t work out we hope we can return to our old job and sometimes do.

    Good luck Kim!

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    Deb replied

    Oh, I get that… and I wish her well. I just seems to me that when they say they ‘might’ come back… Kimberly mccollough is another one that comes to mind… they keep the character off the map, when a recast would be perfectly logical solution.

    k/kay replied

    They put a casting call out for her character several weeks ago and do not believe everything that social media puts out there. There were decisions made higher up for her exit.

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    Deb replied

    I’m relieved to hear that. Thanks.

  12. Rob says:

    Good.

    Maybe now Bell can tell a real story instead of the never ending flip flopping of Hope(less).

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    clhosier replied

    No different than the never ending flip flopping of Ridge, Eric, Brook, Rick, etc.

    That appears to be the only stories Bell knows.

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    mollie replied

    The character of Hope needs a rest as does the flip-flopping love triangle stories. You are so right!

    Pray for the end of the same old love triangle. Bill Bell needs inspiration!

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    MBmomof3 replied

    completely agree. hated the never-ending tri.

  13. Scott (ATWT Fan) says:

    Sad that she’s decided to exit the role of Hope, but sometimes actors have to take the risks and explore other opportunities. I’m sure that the series will recast Hope, as she’s an important part of the canvas, it’ll be sad that it won’t be Kimberly, though.

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    clhosier replied

    If they recast I have a few suggestions.
    Terri Conn
    Kelley Missal
    Hayden Panettiere
    Leven Rambin
    Brianne Moncrief

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    darrell replied

    I donot think so…if Hope is recast BBell will find an unknown for the part. That is his stock-in-trade casting technique.

  14. Lou Piikes says:

    Finally!!!! The triangle from hell has come to an end.

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    Jimmy replied

    That’s what we said when Steffy left the show, but then Wyatt came on… so now we can probably expect a Liam/Ivy/Wyatt triangle… fantastic

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    Sharon replied

    oh no please dont even think that, but I know it’s probably true that writers dont seem to have any original thoughts

    mollie replied

    We can only hope!!!! I share your pain. lol

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    jaybird369 replied

    Lou…my thoughts EXACTLY!!!!! Yep.

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  15. B&B Fan says:

    Will miss Kim as Hope. I wish her lots of Luck and Happiness in her future.

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  16. Elite Advisors says:

    I have to say I really am glad to see this happen as the character has been written so poorly… the writers put her in a position of being over exposed and unlikeable. I was happy to see her improve while working with Wyatt, but I just think there are too many primadonnas on that show.

    I know actors want to get out and try new things, but work is limited out there…. even for Extremely talented actresses like Eileen Davidson, Michelle Stafford, Elizabeth Hendrickson, and Kelly Sullivan. Kim is certainly not even close to having the abilities of the aforementioned, it could be the kiss of death for her career.

    I like the character of Wyatt, and hope he can continue to stay. I hope when they recast the role, as you know they will, they will choose to write her a lot more interesting and multi dimensional!

    This show is just getting worse. The storylines are just really bad. :(

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  17. dianne Collins says:

    Will miss Kim but if she isn’t replaced how is this going to affect the storyline?

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    jimh(leave it to beaver) replied

    Maybe Hope dies during childbirth???

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    PV Jr. replied

    I do not believe they are 5 months ahead like DOOL is, so when they say she has already taped her last scenes, I do not think it will be as Hope giving birth unless it is a miscarriage.

    Jenny Brooks replied

    That is my question too Dianne. The actress that played Steffy left much the same way, while her character was pregnant, and we all know how that played out. I can’t imagine her character would take off while pregnant. Looks like it’ll be another sad ending, storyline-wise.

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  18. richard says:

    I love KM, but honestly, I don’t blame her, all of her storyline have been based around a triangle and she’s been playing the same beat for years with no challenging material. This is probably along the same lines of why JMW left when she did. These actresses are young and probably in demand, so why stay somewhere and play the SAME story. Job security is nice and all, but it gets dull when you know there is more out there. I can see Hope fleeing LA to get away from Quinn, so I believe that is the route they are going. Maybe bring back a rejuvenated Hope(played by Julie Marie Bergman) in time for May 2015 Sweeps?? By then, Wyatt will be after Ivy and that triangle will be full steam ahead. I just hope whoever plays this role next, Bell has the sense to know these young actors want DIFFERENT storyline!!!!! Repetiveness in this day and age runs the young ppl off. I doubt highly that JMW ever comes back. I hope KM lands in Salem as the new Belle Black, her and Jason Cook would sizzle!!!! Or head to PC as Serena Baldwin and give Kiki a run for her money with Michael and Morgan!!! KM and Morgan would be HOT!!!!!

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    Jimmy replied

    If they want to bring Belle Back on DAYS I would much rather see Martha Madison back in the role. And Jason Cook as Shawn-Douglas, not Brandon Beemer. I do really like the idea of Kim as Serena though! If the show wants to bring on a new character, I think Serena is definitely the way to go.

    Ideally though, Kim would return to the role in the future. I can’t really see Julie Marie Berman as Hope, she would better suit Jessica Forrester IMO. I wonder what Brad Bell is going to do now, with his two stars (Kim and KKL) off the show? Is he ACTUALLY going to write decent story for the myriad of underused actors on the show? And how is Hope’s story going to end? I feel like she’ll move to Milan to get away from Quinn and her craziness. But without Hope, where does Wyatt end up? And Quinn? It’ll be interesting to see how this all goes.

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    richard replied

    I think Hope will go on the run to keep the baby safe from Quinn. Wyatt will be done with Quinn(for awhile), and this will put Liam and Wyatt at even greater odds. Ivy and Liam will grow closer, but Wyatt will take notice as well. Liam will propose to Ivy, and nuhope will return(with baby in tow) just in time to bust up Liam and Ivy’s May Sweeps wedding by announcing the baby is Liam’s, not Wyatt’s!!!!

    Darrell replied

    This plot line that Richard wrote seems to be the way they are going to take Hope out of the show until about next May! I truly believe Hope will return with her baby…disturbing everything and of course the inevitable paternity story!

    jimh(leave it to beaver) replied

    Serena could be in a love triangle with brothers Micheal and Morgan…i think KM would love the challenge doing a love triangle involving two brothers…lol

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    jimh(leave it to beaver) replied

    Maybe Quinn causes Hope to miscarry the baby and Hope has a breakdown and sent to a mental hospital until the actress decides to return or replaced by JMB who comes back with revenge for Quinn!!!

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    richard replied

    LOL…..i always love reading your comments. I’m ready for Brooke to head home. She’s gonna have her hands full dealing with the Ridge/Caroline mess, Quinn, and Bill.

    Darrell replied

    From what I have read so far…this week Hope and her baby will be put in jeopardy by Quinn and that along with help from Liam will be Hope’s exit from the show. I bet by February the part will be recast and Hopes character will be see in some far away place that only Liam knows about having her baby and by next April or May like Richard said will come back to LA (secretly-of course) in time to disrupt Liam/Ivy’s wedding along and create a paternity mess for all…

  19. Mark says:

    She has improved as an actress maybe it’s a good thing for her but it will be even better for the show

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  20. Shelly says:

    I wonder where they will take Liam, Wyatt, Quinn, Ivy from there? I like KM as an actress but am so tired of the triangle. Maybe Quinn will get so desperate to see her Grandchild she kidnaps Hope and that’s how km leaves? Sounds good to me Lol

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  21. Kerry says:

    Kim Matula is perfection. I wonder if she’s over her ridiculous storyline. Huge loss for this show.

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    Darrell replied

    I know that I got soooooooooooooo burned out by the Ridge/Brooke/Taylor triangle I can only imagine what KM must be feeling after the last 4 years of this storyline going on with now an added player- Wyatt!

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    Kerry replied

    I reeaally don’t want KM to go. She & her character have the class & kindness to be the head of that family. She’s the most beautiful, inside & out, of anyone since Taylor of the 90s, & they should stop screwing around with her character. I hate the pregnancy storyline. Though I do enjoy her telling off Quinn.

  22. Patty says:

    They should recast soon to keep the Quinn/Hope drama continuing because it is so much fun to watch. :)

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  23. Jimmy says:

    Well, it looks like Brad Bell is actually going to have to story write for some other characters besides Hope and Brooke seeing as they are both off the show. I really want all this Hopeless love triangle craziness to end and for the show to get back to its roots in fashion. That’s when the show is best, and that’s what it’s known for, not all this lovey-dovey kiddie squad garbage. I know Hope, Steffy, Liam, etc are the future of the show, but turning it into the next generation of the Brooke/Ridge/Taylor madness is not and never was the way to go

    I want to see Jackie, Nick, Bridget, Owen, Thomas, Steffy, Taylor and Thorne back ASAP. And behind them, Amber! Imagine having Amber and Quinn vying for Deacon at the same time! THAT would be a very interesting story, even though it is a triangle.

    And for once, I just want Liam to stay with a girl – Ivy. I think they’re smoking together. And maybe Wyatt could take up with Steffy? And then I would LOVE a romance between Jackie and Eric, that would be spectacular. I never liked her and Owen together.

    Speaking of missing characters, where are Marcus and Dayzee? I know they were both bumped to recurring, but seriously, B&B needs to start managing where their characters are much better, and giving them proper exit stories. They can’t just be MIA forever, or until they’re needed, without explanation.

    So maybe Kim leaving is a good thing. It will certainly be a different show, but maybe it will give other actors and characters a chance to shine without the Hopeless story taking up 98% of the week’s airtime.

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  24. lizzy says:

    Kim is such a beautiful girl and a pretty good actress – wish her well. However I am so glad they are not recasting – I am so-so OVER this entire Wyatt -Quinn -Hope – Liam fiasco everyday – everyday – - Yawn – Yawn or should I say Fast Forward. Maybe now we can get onto something new – I think we should roll with the Ridge – Caroline thing. He is showing true colors now and once he has Caroline in the bag he can move on to one of the other 2 or 3 women in town he hasn’t slept with yet. Katie can get back with Bill just in time for Brooke to come back and break them up again. Then and only then they could recast Hope so she can come back and break up Ivy and Liam who should be in a serious relationship. And the wheels go round and round. Rick and Maya – who cares let them do what they want.

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  25. Patti says:

    Whilte on their trip to Amsterdam, unfortunately Hope has a miscarriage and then goes off the deep end. She will have to seek medical attention for her mental issues and will be written off leaving Wyatt to deal with his mom alone. Will Wyatt then go after Ivy?

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  26. Lew S. says:

    Good for her and I wish her much success.

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  27. David says:

    I think she just leaves town and comes back when they want to recast. Meantime its all gonna be about Caroline, Rick and suddenly nasty Maya

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  28. Robert Seganti says:

    After investing so much of the storytelling in this character of course the role should be recast.

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  29. Sue K says:

    Wow! Leaving so soon in this story arch. Will miss you, KM!
    What will happen? I think that Hope goes into a coma, possibly because of something her MIL from hell has done? And we see A LOT of people talking to her comatose self until the writers decide where to take this.
    A lot cleaner than what GH is going through this week….

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  30. Maria K says:

    The character was annoying and intolerable when I was still a viewer, but that was long ago. I stopped my viewership when Stephanie, Taylor and Steffy were written out.
    So with this minor blip, good luck to her.
    Personally, it was a silly move for her to decide to seek out opportunities when she had a steady income and was recently promoted to being ‘front and center’ which she simply threw away. Why accept that, have her character get pregnant and then walk away? Baffles me. Impulsive and very disrespectful to her fans and BBell, IMO.

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  31. MBmomof3 says:

    Wish the actress all the best, but please, let this end the triangle. It makes all the characters boring, predictable and unlikeable. We all deserve better.

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  32. dawnhaze says:

    Since I pretty much only watch in hopes of Liam and Hope finally getting together and with news I guess that won’t be happening. I can’t tolerate all the crazies running around on this soap and I think they are attempting to see which one can be the most evil…Mia is money hungry and is only trying to get her hands on the man who will run Forester’s. I can’t believe Rick is so oblivious to her machinations. He really must be crossing the line to the crazy side. Wyatt is almost a wicked as his mom and now Quinn has enlisted Hope’s father and Deacon just follows like a little sheep so he can hop in bed with her. Just not entertainment to me. Thankfully I haven’t much time invested in this soap like I did One Life to Live and All My Children so I think I can find something else more constructive to do with my mornings.

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  33. Omar says:

    She will be a perfect fit of DAYS, listen up PTB..Very talented actress and love the character she play so much up until the time I started boycotting B&B…I wish her all the best.

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    4ever DAYS replied

    No way, Omar! Every time I’ve seen her acting, she looks into the camera. It’s too distracting! The story is that she refused to sign a new contract, but the truth could be that she was fired for her bad habit!

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    Shirley Lightfoot replied

    KIM WAS NOT FIRED. SHE HAS MADE A MOVIE “MAYBE SOMEDAY”
    DUE OUT BEFORE THE END OF THE YEAR I THINK. CHECK IMDB.

  34. madluv4u says:

    Awww man. I will genuinely miss her. She did the best she could with what she was given. She is an actresss not a writer on the show. I enjoyed her in the role of Hope. I will truly miss her.

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    Darrell replied

    I have said for the last 7-10 years the writing on this show is so bad and repetitive with the on going love triangles that NEVER end! The show has had so many departures- Susan Flannery, Ron Moss, Hunter Tylo, Jacqueline McInnes Wood, Adam Gregory, Adrienne Frantz and now Kim… BBell needs to get some new writers and take the show in another direction!

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  35. Rianne says:

    Best wishes for you Kim Matula. I will miss seeing your character “Hope”.
    I wish the show wouldn’t be so wishy washy with all the love triangles. There needs to be a g good storyline. I wish the show would get rid of Maya’a character or get someone to replace this actress. She does not fit the part.

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  36. Leisha says:

    Wow! I was sooo caught up in Hope and Liam’s undying love for one another! I really had high hopes that they would finally get to be together. The amount of resistance that this couple has endured was ridiculous! I’m totally disgusted that this never happened. Although I’m happy for “Kim” to spread her wings, I don’t think I will continue to watch this program… The back n forth for so long and now their story just ends… Very dissapointed

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  37. liz fochtman says:

    No don’t recast her

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  38. Judy says:

    Good luck Kim in your future endeavours…We will miss you. I too, like other viewers, were hoping for you to get back with character Liam, only right. Your character made the story line. I have been a fan of the show for manyyears,, now dreams of the “great couple” aren’t there….bold and beautiful was for you….too bad…Life does go on….Wish yoiu were staying! Take care!!!

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  39. Darrell says:

    I wish Kim the best of luck…it was fun to see her Hope for the 5 years. I will miss her! But the part needs to be recast as to keep the show moving! Either BBell will go with an unknown or here are my suggestions- Natalie Hall or Amber Childers who both played Colby Chandler on AMC at different points.

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  40. TERESA says:

    Kim Matula and Scott Clifton leave behind LOVE TOGETHER FOREVER memories for us to cherish in their roles as Hope and Liam who were once married trying to find happiness together but unfortunately were kept apart by evil forces, a love story leaving us in limbo with the baby Hope is now carrying and protecting. We may never know what happens to Hope and the baby. Hope turns to Liam who is doing all he can to protect her and her baby from her psycho mother-in-law which he warned to keep far away from Hope. Liam is risking his own life for Hope by doing this what better way to prove one’s love since her husband should be the one to get mental help for his mom. Kim and Scott are irreplaceable in the roles as Hope and Liam. All depending what will be the outcome upon Kim’s leaving, the storyline may need to continue and recasting Hope for a while should be considered. Will miss you Kimberly Matula and great success in your future endeavours.

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  42. Elaine says:

    I hate the idea of Kim leaving the B&B,she is the main reason why i tune in everyday,if i can’t watch it ,i always make sure i PVR the show. It’s just not the same without her,she is a fantastic actress. When i heard she will be returning for a few episodes i couldn’t have been happier. So excited to see her again on April 17 & 20th. Can’t wait to watch it.
    After everything that Hope,and Liam went through to be together,it’s a shame that they can’t be a couple without any interference ..They were so much in love,and they deserve to be together once,and for all. Let’s see Hope,and Liam back as a loving couple,and lets’ actually see a beautiful wedding.

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  43. Elaine says:

    Ivy,and Liam do not make a good couple. I was so disappointed to see they hooked those two up. Totally unmatchable.

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  44. Juli says:

    On a replacement for Hope on Bold and the Beautiful. CBS just let go actress Kelli Goss who was Courtney on Young and the Restless..Kelli would be perfect for the new hope.She’s got looks and physically speaking she has the right coloring and would be believable as the daughter of Brooke and Deacon blond types with blond hair and blue eyes. I’ve read different sources say that Kristen Aldersen or Alderson the ex-Kiki Jerome should play her. No Way!!! Hope is a beauty a fashion model.Kristen Aldersen is a wonderful actress but she would be awful as Hope.Speaking of the character of Hope she has a half-brother on her paternal side (son of Deacon Sharpe and the late Becky Garrison)whose character is about two years older than Hope’s but the crazy writers of Bold and Beautiful and Young and the Restless have the character as a junior high or high school boy being raised by his mother’s aunt Tawny and cousin Amber Moore the ex-wife of Rick Forrester. I guess the character of Hope forgot she has a half-brother or doesn’t know of his existence and Quinn who recently married Deacon doesn’t know that she has a stepson. They should bring in the illegitimate would be adult now son of Deacon Sharpe.He could be a good looking chip off the old block.Deacon is good looking and Becky Garrison was very attractive.CBS could save some money by hiring one of their own actresses for Hope Logan.I

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