March 11th, 2014  |  Leave a comment

The Thorsten Kaye and Heather Tom Interview – The Bold and the Beautiful

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A red hot new duo is emerging as one of the most popular on-screen couples in recent years on The Bold and the Beautiful!  Played by Heather Tom and Thorsten Kaye, the fictional Katie and Ridge have recently admitted they have feelings for each other, and now are coming to the realization that they indeed … love each other!

But oh, the complications!  Katie’s sister, Brooke (Katherine Kelly Lang) has been the woman of Ridge’s affections for decades!  But after returning to Los Angeles and learning of Brooke’s tryst with Bill (Bill Spencer) and how it hurt Katie, something changed for Ridge; no matter how much he tried in his heart and mind to make it work with Brooke.  They even headed to the altar!  Cue the fainting spell/faux heart attack of Katie’s that stopped the nuptials!

Now, with their feelings for each other undeniable, can Katie and Ridge be together against all odds?  Will their past flames tear them apart?  What will happen now that  Brooke has learned how sis Katie feels about Ridge … and how Ridge feels about Katie? On-Air On-Soaps chatted with Thorsten Kaye and Heather Tom to get their thoughts on working with each other, where they hope their on-screen romance will go, how they set out to make their scenes work “Bold and Beautiful” style, and just how is Thorsten adjusting to life as the new Ridge after the role was played for 25 years by Ronn Moss.  Here’s what the oh-so-sexy, beguiling, and ever so cute duo shared during our conversation!

MICHAEL:

Heather, when you found out Thorsten Kaye was cast as the new Ridge Forrester, what was your initial reaction?  Did you know of Thorsten’s work?

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HEATHER:

I thought, “Oh, that guy!” (Laughs)  I knew of Thorsten, of course!  I was very excited for him to come to the show.  I thought it would be a very interesting casting choice.   I thought we needed to go the complete opposite of Ronn Moss (Ex-Ridge) and I think we have accomplished that, and I think that it has been fun.

MICHAEL:

Thorsten, now your leading lady is a five-time Daytime Emmy winner!  How is it working opposite Heather?

THORSTEN:

I just call her “Five”.  What do you mean the complete opposite of Ronn?

HEATHER:

I mean, he wears a scarf and you don’t!  (Laughs)

THORSTEN:

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Heather and I have been on the same show before, but not at the same time.  So, I have been chasing her for awhile.  It’s fun to work with someone who puts the script first.  I think there is a reason she has five Daytime Emmys … and I have none! (Laughs)

MICHAEL:

Congrats on your 2014 Daytime Emmy Pre-Nomination, Heather!  What scenes did you submit for the first round of competition for the Outstanding Lead Actress category?

HEATHER:

I submitted the episode where Katie finds out about Brooke and Bill at the birthday party from hell!

MICHAEL:

How do you feel now Thorsten about stepping into the role of Ridge, since you first got here a few months ago?  Are you more comfortable?

THORSTEN:

I am not going to lie to you.  It’s always uncomfortable when you go to someone else’s house and try to fit in.  It’s not that I need to make the part my own, but I have to do something, and I couldn’t do what has been done before.  It’s been good.  The toughest part is getting to L.A and the travel.  I live in Connecticut, and so during the winter months it’s a bit more difficult due to the weather conditions, like the planes are late, but there are always delays, which can be frustrating.

HEATHER:

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He has a hell of a commute.

MICHAEL:

So in story, originally Katie told Ridge they cannot be together, or act on their feelings, and urged him to go back to Brooke.  Ridge then went back to Brooke, and even got to the altar before that disintegratedSo if he now has feelings for Katie, does Brooke still have a place in his heart?

THORSTEN:

I think if you love someone, you try to forgive them.  We have all been there.  You try to remember all the good parts of it, and looking back on relationships from twenty years ago, I tend to remember all of the good parts.  And then you get back to reality and go, “Oh, that’s right.  She does that thing with her tooth … or, whatever drives you nuts! (Laughs)  You remember the good things and not the bad things, and you can’t get around it.  I feel that is kind of what happened with Brooke (Katherine Kelly Lang) and Bill (Don Diamont).  So you go, “Alright, it was mistake,” but then you have this little doubt in your head.  Then, you see someone else who seems to be not of that persuasion, and you think perhaps that makes more sense to you.

MICHAEL:

Heather, do you like the story that once again pits the two sisters against each other?

HEATHER:

I do like the story.  I like where they are going with it.   I think it’s nice to establish the two camps, and I do like working with Katherine Kelly Lang in this regard.  I think as sisters it is complex and has history … and if we can play the history, then it becomes so much fun to play.

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MICHAEL:

Heather, when you saw the script that said, “Katie faints at the wedding”, were you shocked?  Were you like, “Not another heart attack, please!” (Laughs)

HEATHER:

At first, I was like, “Please God! Tell me I am not having another heart attack!”  Then, I called Brad Bell (executive producer and head writer, B&B). I said, “I just read the script….”  And he goes, “Don’t worry!  You’re not really having a heart attack.  You’re faking it!”  I went “Thank God!”  He knows that I don’t want to constantly have heart attacks!  (Laughs)  No one has more heart attacks than Katie! (Laughs)  But, I did like the aspect that she was faking it.  I thought that was great, because for once she is being assertive and making a choice and really going after what she wants.  So she makes this sort of conscious decision of, “OK, I am stopping this.”  I liked that, and I thought it was interesting.

MICHAEL:

Do you feel it makes her a villain in any way?

HEATHER:

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I think it’s against her nature, and so it’s new to her.  I don’t think it makes her a villain.  I think it makes her a human being who does things impulsively, and for the first time ever is going after what she wants and saying, “Brooke, well, you have been telling me to follow my heart all of my life, and so I guess I am going to follow my heart and see where it leads me.”

MICHAEL:

Thorsten, you have worked with so many incredible leading ladies in your career! What is different in working with Heather?

THORSTEN:

She’s got five Daytime Emmys! (Laughs)  Therefore, she is always right, and so the pressure is off of me.  I think we are having fun, and we are trying to make the scenes as organic as possible.

HEATHER:

I think you can see when people are having fun working together, even if it’s a scene where you are bawling.  If you are having a good time with that person, it comes across on-screen.  I think that the material we have been doing is working.  I think that’s because we are approaching it from a place of play and a “let’s see what we can squeeze out of it” philosophy.

MICHAEL:

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Thorsten, you are heading this month to the United Arab Emirates for a location shoot that will air in April on B&B.  In story, it has been revealed that Ridge follows Brooke and Bill there, and acts in some way as Brooke’s protector!  And where’s Katie in all of this?  Thoughts?

HEATHER:

I am sure they have a remote planned for me in the back alley at CBS! (Laughs)

THORSTEN:

It’s always nice to travel somewhere, and in regards to the story, if you spend a lot of time with someone you do feel a sense of wanting them to be alright.  Again, I have no idea what the scripts are for the shoot in Abu Dhabi and Dubai, but I would think Ridge finds out something that could affect Brooke badly, and he would feel it’s his job to tell her that.

MICHAEL:

Is Ridge going to be “Torn Between Two Logans?” (Laughs)

THORSTEN:

I think the choices have been made for now.  Things move pretty quickly at The Bold and the Beautiful so no one is torn, certainly not Ridge and Katie at this point.

MICHAEL:

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What is Katie’s relationship with Bill at this point?  Has she truly moved on from him, once and for all?

HEATHER:

Bill is the father of Katie’s child, and Katie and Bill have a relationship where there is always going to be a connection there.  I think at this point she has moved on.  But it’s daytime, and the wind can blow and I never close a door.  No offense, Thorsten (Laughs)!  You’ve got to keep your options open! (Laughs)

MICHAEL:

What did you think of the mini-story beat when Bill showed Brooke what was supposed to be damning photo evidence that Ridge was away in Europe having an affair with a younger man?  All of a sudden that story point was dropped!

THORSTEN:

I thought the same thing.  I was surprised, because it just didn’t go anywhere.

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HEATHER:

It was a quick moment!

THORSTEN:

It always is with me, (laughs) but there are a lot of bubbles in the show and that doesn’t necessarily go with anything, but they are always very interesting.  I personally felt we could have kept going with that longer.  Why else would you go there?

MICHAEL:

Thorsten, what do you see as the main difference in the way B&B works, and their overall story development compared to other soaps?

THORSTEN:

I think at B&B, there is a difference from other soaps where the overall story arc is quicker.  However, at the end of the day, you try to tell good story, and if it’s a little faster and tells good story … then it’s a little faster.

MICHAEL:

Where do you both want the love story to go between Ridge and Katie?

HEATHER:

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I would like to see them drag this out as long as they can! (Laughs)  I think there is a lot of story to tell, and a lot of history with the four characters.  It would be a shame if they didn’t play upon that.  I think the whole insta-wedding was a little silly.  But, I think it is daytime.

THORSTEN:

Whether it’s daytime or nighttime, not all daytime is the same.  But, if on this canvas you are marrying someone, somewhere your character has to make a choice, a real choice that makes sense to them.

HEATHER:

But you have to understand, when you make that choice, this is one thing I don’t like and I always try to play it …  and that is: When you make a choice it does not slam the door on something else.  In the audience, there are a whole group of people that want to root for Katie and Ridge.  There are a whole group of people that want to root for the other couple.  Right now, I think we are in the lead, but I think you have to keep that alive, and then down the road, hopefully not two weeks down the road, but down the road, you explore how that comes back around.  That is just the nature of what we do in daytime soaps.

THORSTEN:

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But as a five-time Daytime Emmy winner (Laughs) … the commitment has to be a real commitment to what you are playing now, and the door is behind you, and you don’t necessarily know you are doing that.

HEATHER:

Yes, but the moments that you play are the unexpected moments in the scene, where all of a sudden you are done with this person, but you have a moment of, “Oh, that’s the person I fell in love with all these years ago.”   And then, you can still be in love with the person you are with right now.

THORSTEN:

And that’s why she has won Emmys and I haven’t!  Now we know! (Laughs)  Yes, I agree with you, but if that happens let’s say in three days, it doesn’t make a huge amount of sense.  If it happens in three weeks, or months, it’s a little easier.  See, for me, I did not get the set-up at first of Ridge with Brooke and then Katie, because one came after the other.  But now I understand it.

MICHAEL:

Glad we got that settled! (Laughs) Thorsten, I have always loved your work.  Do you feel a sense of confidence now in the role of Ridge?  It is very difficult to come in and takeover a role that is so identifiable with another beloved actor for 25 years and to make it your own.  However, from all accounts, you are putting your own stamp on it.

THORSTEN:

Movie actors get hired because of what they bring to the script.  Daytime actors get hired because of what they have brought to the script before, whatever that may be.   I don’t need to be confident.  I am here.  I got the job.  I just have to be good with the person I am working with, and fly home.  It’s the best having a job like this, but having two kids and being away from them, makes it challenging at times, and changes your life as an actor.

HEATHER:

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Yes, the decisions that you make, they have so much more meaning.  There are sometimes risks that you have to take in this business, because that is just the nature of this business.  Sometimes, you just say it would be safe if I just stay over here.  So having a child does make you need to weigh those choices.

MICHAEL:

You both have children in real life.  What is like playing having a child as your soap characters?  Do your real life experiences help with that?

HEATHER:

Well, my child is my on-screen child!

THORSTEN:

Well, that’s just weird right there! (Laughs)

HEATHER:

Some of my characters on the other soaps I have been on have lost a child, or their baby died. I look back on those storylines now, being a mom in real life and say, “I really underplayed that.”  Someone brought up to me the Delia storyline on Y&R, where the little girl gets killed in a hit and run.  That is so unfathomable to think of that.  I don’t know how I would play that.  Having a child changed everything.

THORSTEN:

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One of the cool things about being an actor is the more you do it, the better you get.  And as an actor, the experiences you bring with you over the years … that is what makes you better.

MICHAEL:

OK, moment of truth.  Time to see what you truly think of your co-star!  Heather, give me three words that best describe working with Thorsten?

HEATHER:

I am trying to think of a good word! (Laughs)  I would say adventurous, exciting, and motivating.

MICHAEL:

Thorsten, your turn!  Three words about working with Heather…

THORSTEN:

I would say, prepared, intelligent, and open.  It’s a good combination between Heather and myself in the scenes we have.  I think they have come out pretty well.

MICHAEL:

Finally, if you were to preview what’s to come for Katie and Ridge, what would you say?

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HEATHER:

Ridge and Katie will be hot and heavy, and my husband James is on the show at the end of the month.  Thorsten was like, “Do I have to kiss you in front of your husband?”  And I say, “Don’t worry. We do that every Saturday night.” (Laughs)

THORSTEN:

I would say as my preview, always listen to Heather!  She has been right “five” times!

  1. Laurie Payne says:

    I love the chemistry between the both of you! I haven’t been this anxious to see what’s going to happen next for a very long time! Brad Bell made a great choice when selecting Thorsten to play a Ridge. Maybe This role will earn Thorsten a much deserved Emmy!!

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    ljcmoore replied

    Totally agree with Laurie! It’s been a long time since I’ve looked forward to watching such a dynamic couple and I hope it lasts for a long time! Thorsten is a sexy, manly, man’s man breath of fresh air to this character, something Ronn Moss never had!

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  2. Gwendolyn /stivall says:

    Just lost a Bold and Beautiful fan. Story line sucks!!

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    ljcmoore replied

    Bye, bye!! Can’t say we’ll miss you!

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    Michael replied

    Agreed!

    BridgeFan forver replied

    don’t like that story line either

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  3. jeffery says:

    Totally contrived romance. They should rename the show AS THE WIND BLOWS.

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    Sue replied

    AGREE!!

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    ljcmoore replied

    What’s wrong with you people?? Just stop watching!

    Laura replied

    Yep. It’s just not believable and lame to do another incest story. I’m sick of it.

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  4. Margaret Harris says:

    I think this storyline is awful. This new Ridge is terrible and ridge and Katie are both hypocrites. Sorry but I have better things to do with my time now and I have watched from the beginning.

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    ljcmoore replied

    To each his own…just stop watching and do those better things with your time!!!

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    Sue replied

    ljcmoore, take it easy, we are here because we want to..if you don’t like what we post maybe you should just leave, let it go , let it go!!!!!

    Fran replied

    Then Margaret why post? Just go do those important things you do.

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    Laura replied

    I agree. I would rather that they both have romances with others. I mean they said that Decon is coming back. He and Katie could’ve been interesting. This is just so predictable.

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  5. mary papcun says:

    I love the interview they are both great, I hope they stay together because they have great chemistry for sure.

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  6. Ann says:

    I am familiar with Thorsten as Zach on AMC… which I continue to miss… I’m one of those weirdos who pause during the day and wonder what they are doing in Pine Valley… so I was surprised to see him show up as Ridge however I think he is making his own way in this role and pretty much revamping this character. Altho I see Thorston as a Captain Ahab type with hair blowing while being splashed in the face with sea water I also love him in this role and look forward to him, as Ridge having a long and happy life with Katie fighting the drama Brook and Bill are sure to bring into their lives

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  7. Shirley Strickler says:

    Great article, love Ridge and Katie❤

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    J Payton replied

    I love the storyline too, I am so sick of brooke being able to get any man she wants and they all just pine over her and drop like lap dogs at her feet like once they see her they are all mesmerized and can never look at another woman PUHLEEEZE! I love Heather Tom and she is fabulous. and I love Thorsten Kaye I just wish he would comb his hair every once in a while! That said what I love and hate about the storyline is the the hypocrisy of it BUT I get it! I am hoping that BOTH sisters can eventually look at it in another view and understand it from both points of view. Brooke just doesn’t seem to get that she is NOT the be all and end all in every mans life. I think it is awesome that Ridge ( and by the way I could not STAND Ron Moss) is able to finally maybe possibly realize there is another woman out there he could love except Brooke and Taylor ( cant wait till Taylor gets wind of this boy what fun that will be huh?) anyway I am loving the storyline and really want Ridge to get some cojones and tell Brooke to stop with the mind games and ploys she will use to get him back and just retreat nicely and say “okay, I have lost you I am done for now” that might say volumes in ways all her antics never could

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    Fran replied

    That would be the end of the soap, and they all go their seperate ways and live happily ever after! Not gonna happen.

  8. Tracey says:

    I hate these two together. They have no chemistry at all. All of their scenes seem forced. The way they had them fall in love in two weeks time is stupid. They have completely changed NuRidge from old Ridge. I understand a new actor takes over a role but to completely change them all at once is not a smart move. HT likes her and TK being together because that means she gets to be the go to girl. As much as I love HT and all the characters she has played, ( all the way back to when she was on Who’s The Boss), she will never take KKL’s place, never.

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    jeffery replied

    Can you imagine Ron’s Ridge with Katie? Never. And I agree about the two week romance. So contrived. There was no inciting incident to make this happen. And for it to happen so quickly after the botched wedding seems preposterous. Plus, I don’t think Thorsten’s Ridge has any chemistry with Katie at all. They’re too alike to go together.

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    J Payton replied

    No and I love Thorsten Kaye with Heather Tom I think they are great together!

    BridgeFan forver replied

    Just totally agree with you! Brooke and Ridge will end up anyway at some point, they always have and always will

    Donna replied

    You mean by sleeping through the whole Forester family & then some?? I don’t want Katie to be like KKL EVER!!! Why would anyone want to play the role of a slut for 25 yrs is beyond my comprehension!!!

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    Fran replied

    Its a story. In real life KKL is a true blue person who gives a lot to charitys.

    Donna replied

    When I wrote my comment I meant to say Brooke the character & not KKL…I stand by what I said about Brooke & 25 yrs playing a SFTV…Thank you for informing me on her character in real life..

  9. ridge and katie says:

    Love Ridge and Katie together and so doesn’t millions of people.
    Brooke will get hers now!
    Hope and Wyatt sickening like Brooke.
    Keep ridge and katie together, chemistry is great, and it is real love,
    not like brooke running into bed.
    Bill and Brooke deserve each other, there both sickening
    Thanks for listening!!!!!!!!

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  10. nancy says:

    love ridge and katie together

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  11. jillian says:

    Love all the views of Heather’ n Thorsten!!!! Think he is making the part of Ridge his own’ n its Good” n Heather is Great” Soon You will think Thorsten was there with Heather Always” He Is A Great Actor!!!! Did love Ronn Moss” still do’ But Had View Thorsten Before’ On All My Children When Made time for it’ or set up DVR’ I’ Write For Celebreties n Update for Soaps as well’- Besides a Fan” Enjoyed n Will share with New Jersey/New York Fans’ Later’ Jillian

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  12. B&B Fan says:

    Kridge sucks. Funny Heather thinks the inst- Bridge wedding was Silly. But her character Katie falling for Ridge after one day in the Park wasn’t silly? Kridge won’t last since they had nothing in common but fake poetry. They both turning to each other because BROOKE Hurt them Period. Once Katie tries to change Ridge he leave her too. Or he get fed up with her Poor Me Whining crap.

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    mary papcun replied

    I love kridge it’s the best. All that you said is wrong .

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    mary papcun replied

    That’s not nice to say, Katie and ridge have great chemistry.

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  13. Trish says:

    I really, really love Katie and Ridge together! I hope they (writers, producers or whoever makes the choice) keep them together? Oh and by the way, I think Thorston Kaye is AWESOME he is a much better actor and much much much better looking than Ron Moss in my opinion!

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    Peggie replied

    Have loved Thorston Kaye from the beginning. Ron Moss was just so boring. Glad they brought on a new Ridge, because I could never picture Heather Tom with Ron Moss!!!! Let’s hope the powers that be keep them together. Love that Brooke is geting what she deserves.

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    bevvy replied

    love thorsten kaye and ht together, he is so much more handsome and talented than ronn, plus the brooke ridge storyline is so old and done, please dont go there again, i wanna keep ht and tk together

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  14. trudy says:

    Love this storyline TK has always been my favorite on AMC , now with Heather they have so much natural chemistry you can almost see the steam, TK and Brooke is not a good fit, absolutely no chemistry. Let’s hope Bell keep you guys as the new power couple.

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  15. mary papcun says:

    people that talk bad of heather and Thorsten are jealous. its not nice to call anybody names even if you don’t like them. the people that do it must have a bad life. I love Katie and ride they have the best chemistry. so stop it already be nice

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  16. BJ says:

    Kringe blows. Lost a fan of B&B since day 1.

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  17. B&B Fan says:

    I totally Disagree with this statement.
    ” A red hot new duo is emerging as one of the most popular on-screen couples in recent years on The Bold and the Beautiful!”

    Red hot my A–. LOL! The most popular couple will always be Bridge. Kridge can’t even hold a candle to Bridge.
    Also Steffy & Liam were better so is Hope & Wyatt. Kridge will never be on the same playing field. Kridge was too rush & came together because of their hurt egos. Because Brooke hurt them both too.

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  18. Kristi says:

    Thorsten and Heather seem like they have a nice, professional relationship, but I don’t see an overabundance of chemistry, and the couple is boring, not to mention contrived. They fell in love over a couple of weeks of whining about their exes? Not exactly the stuff great romances are built on. Sorry, but there’s nothing “red hot” about them, and if the writers want me to believe there is, they’re going to have to do a lot more than a poem or two and a walk in the park. Not buying it.

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    Tammy replied

    Thank you that is what im saying and thinking,just to crazy everything is all over the place.

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    mary papcun replied

    The best chemistry , Its not only hot its beautiful

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  19. Patty says:

    If Bell thinks that we are going to continue watching if Ridge marries Brooke in the Mid-East, he is in for a rude awakening ! The whole story line of Ridge being worried about Bill becoming RJ’s stepdad is beyond ridiculous !!!! RJ spends most of his life in a boarding school. If Ridge would sue for custody, I am sure that he would win. The ratings are soaring because of Katie and Ridge’s love story and less Brooke and Bill. Now, if we could just send Aly and Liam to Paris !!!

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  20. Cyberologist says:

    Don’t ship couples I give less than a rat’ tutu about these silly squish names. I watch soaps for the acting and stories

    I like Heather and Thorsten’ acting off each other and think they have mad chemistry…soaps aren’t a Harlequin romance so it is what it is…and BB is known for their musical chair pairings that are almost incestuous for lack of a better word.

    I came back in the show to watch this story because of these two actors and I find that their story interest me.

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    Tricia replied

    Well said! I agree with your opinion. Great acting, great chemistry – keeps us wanting more!

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  21. Gina says:

    I love Katie and Ridge together. Amazing couple with chemistry off the charts! They brought a new excitment to BB.

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  22. Margriet says:

    I love these two together finaly some good acting and great romance they are hot together and have such chemistry. This show is an fire right now with better storylines.

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  23. sporrester says:

    bring on TRidge vs. Kridge after Bridge is done for good. and please let brooke be alone without a man. Quinn and Bill should become a couple.

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    chuck replied

    Great idea for Bill the Satyr to go after Quinn; maybe he’ll fill her up

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    Glinda replied

    bill and quinn are ‘hawt’ .. they bring a dimension to each other nobody else can bring out .. they understand and know each other .. quinn is really bill’s ideal .. she does love him plus he is her baby daddy .. she has that something with bill that brooke simply does not have ..
    no disrespect to thorsten kaye .. people fail to see they have shaved off almost 15 years off ridge’s character .. this would make him more age appropriate for katie .. ridge and katie just make me sick .. what brooke needs to do is to give bill all the paperwork back and bitchslap katie to show her just because i am your oldest sister, there are things you can’t excuse yourself from .. katie slept and got pregnant with bridgette’s husband but that alright .. she’s the baby sister so that makes it just fine .. what baby wants, baby gets .. katie has no remorse in her body .. she’s enjoying this .. she enjoyed hurting bridgette and she’s enjoying this with brooke .. as far as ridge being upset bill will be rj’s stepdad (excuse me), did the thought bill might be upset ridge will be will’s stepdad? .. s.t.u.p.i.d. .. katie treats all of her men like a science project .. when she sees she can’t find a test tube big enough for ridge, maybe she’ll get out of the lab ..
    it is time for hope and wyatt to end .. wyatt needs to face his music and get his comeuppance .. he’s never gotten hope the honest way .. at least liam is doing this .. at least liam is being pure and finally going about this in the right direction .. it isn’t in wyatt’s fiber or being .. wyatt really needs to pay for his arrogance and not thinking of consequences .. aly needs to tell eric so eric can send both quinn and wyatt out of forrester .. hope is not a forrester .. aly is .. don’t kill off aly .. we wanted her on the show for so long .. it won’t be fair for thorne to lose his only child to a bobble headed dim wit taylor ..

  24. Angela says:

    Hee I love the comments from the bitter Bill/Brooke fans lol

    How are they hypocrites? Both were single when they got together, and were upfront, and unlike Brill they didn’t blame everyone else under the sun for being together

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    B&B Fan replied

    Katie is still married to Bill and Ridge is still engaged to Brooke so Kridge are hypocrites. Ridge told Katie he loves her while STILL engaged to Brooke. Katie telling another man she loves him even though her divorce not final yet. But they get free passes.

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    sporrester replied

    go and watch the show before you post: the Kill marriage is over and bridge aren´t together since ridge left her on the honeymoon because she still was liying like always instead of telling ridge about deacons text messages! and the fact, they never made the marriage official on the court, they were as NO married couple on honeymoon. so ridge is free and SINGLE and katie is free and SINGLE!

    Fran replied

    Angela Do your homework!!!

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  25. Finn says:

    HT and TK are absolutely marvelous together! A fresh, new breath of air for BB.

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  26. Tracy says:

    GREAT INTERVIEW. I Absolutely love Thorsten and Heather. Great pairing. I haven’t been this excited about BOLD for a long time. Bring on the drama.

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  27. Michelle says:

    The acting of HT and TK together is superb. Love this storyline and love Kridge. Think they are the next super couple and hope Brad bell will keep this going for a long time. Not every couple has to have an affair or get divorced. There are so many things that they could explore as a couple together that would bring tension and rifts to pull them apart and bring them back together again to make them stronger. This show needs a steadfast couple – think Kridge is it.

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  28. Maria says:

    I love Katie and Ridge together, I hope they keep this story line going, finally something solid for once!

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  29. AbbyS. says:

    I’m a big fan of TK, and I wish he’d been cast as a different character. I noticed that TK did not say one complimentary thing about the writing, and he hasn’t done so in any interview I’ve read. He may be having fun, he may enjoy working with HT, and I’m guessing his paycheck doesn’t bounce, but I haven’t heard him praise Brad Bell as a writer or the scripts in general. That’s where I’m at, too. This couple happened too quickly and not organically. Right now Ridge is standing around as two women deal with their issues going back to Katie’s childhood. I would like to see TK used better, and IMO this pairing isn’t doing him any favors. JMO.

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    mk replied

    I totally agree with you. That’s what I took from the interview as well. Hopefully, TK will have another job offer (preferably closer to home and his family) and get himself away from this mess of a soap.

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  30. james jones says:

    i love these 2 together , they make the brooke and hope show watchable, kkl glory days are behind her its bad enough brooke ruined bill and his fan dropped, its time to back burn brooke , dont get me statred on hope who killed the ratings 18 34 women

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  31. Jaska says:

    Ridge and Katie together is a stroke of brilliance! The audience has grown weary of the revolving door of Ridge/Brooke…so I hope that, beyond caring for one another as co-parents, the “Bridge” has finally been burned. I love the respect that TK and HT obviously have for one another, and that they both said they’re having fun working together and want it to last.

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  32. Deborah Chavis says:

    Love the new Ridge!!! The old Ridge thought he was everything! Love new Ridge and Katie together! They will do great things together. They deserve to be with someone they can trust. I’m excited about their future! Brooke has been around with all the men. She will run back to Bill, they deserve each other.

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    Glinda replied

    keep bill with quinn .. they’re the new ‘hawt’ .. let brooke be alone for now ..

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    Fran replied

    I love the new Ridge always thought there was something strange about Ron Moss. He was always in a scarf or a little hat/tam. He was just to female for Ridge. This one has it down pack.

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  33. mary papcun says:

    They are a hot couple the that is saying it because they are. Jealous. The only thing l agree is Brooke and the real ridge were a hot couple it’s over when he left .I love Heather Tom and and the new ridge even if I didn’t like a actor I wouldn’t talk bad the one talking bad is the one that is mad at the world and is unhappy and has to pick on them you should look in the mirror to see the real you not a good person

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  34. Robin says:

    Opinions on “Kridge” (lol) certainly heated. Gr8 article Michael!

    Thought casting of Thorsten Kaye so interesting. Was curious as clearly nuRidge & Brooke didn’t have immediate chemistry. Yes, this new couple would never have worked with Ron Moss playing the part (remember Bridget & Ridge–ew), but with Thorsten taking over role I’m buying it. Can’t say I see super or hot chemistry with he and Heather Tom, but am interested and open to pairing. Only possible cuz of drastic casting change.

    I love Brooke. Loved her with old Ridge and Nic/ (still wish they’d bring old Nick back w/ Bridget!). :)

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  35. Pav says:

    Out of 40 replies, 26 are pro TK and HT. 12 are anti, and the rest are more or less neutral. Works for me. And the people who say they will stop or have stopped watching are most probably fibbing. Why take the time to read an interview, and post about it if the show isn’t your cuppa anymore?

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    shirleyb replied

    what did the other two people say?

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  36. Reya ( Robin ) Thomley says:

    Well I am Getting use to the ideal of Ridge and Katie, Just hope they make it, show that the sanctity of a marriage is not to be taken lightly: let them be that couple. that is how I see Katie and I feel that is what Ridge has been looking for all these years and he has now found it.. and I pray they do not bring Taylor back, cant stand her..

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    Patricia lynn Mitchell replied

    I agree 100% I believe this is exactly what Katie and Ridge both need at this time in their life!!

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    Fran replied

    Taylor comes back in April or May!

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  37. Donica says:

    As a new fan loving loving Katie and Ridge. i never got into Bold and Beautiful always preferred Young and Restless but boy Adding TK as a mature Ridge and giving Katie a back bone has won me and a bunch of fans over. I watch daily for them. I adore TK as Ridge. I always felt Ridge was a wuss and what real man would be with Brooke. TK has embodied what Ridge should have been all along. No disrespect to RM but never got that Ridge. So please BELL do right by them. They already have a huge following all you have to do is keep making them the super couple I know they can be.

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  38. BoomBaby says:

    I am LOVING this pairing, and B&B is on fire because of it! Rock on with your bad selves, Ridge and Katie…forget about Brooke and her poor wittle hurt feelings, and just go be happy! Great interview, Michael!!

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  39. Danielle says:

    The couple I’m following are the two shows I’d rather watch over The Bold and the Beautiful. I’m not a Brill fan and I’m certainly not a Kridge fan. To love Kridge is to embrace hypocrisy which is what these two are all about. It’s way too much. Both consider themselves more important than anyone else. And I thought Bill was bad in that department.

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    Glinda replied

    same here .. never like ‘brill’ and certainly can’t stand ‘kridge’ .. they shaved off many years to make ridge age appropriate because somehow a 60 year old ridge would not work as well as a 48 year old apparently does .. this is age reversal .. they send kids to switzerland and the kids come back full grown, not the adults .. i think everyone caters to katie far too much and karma justice is brooke giving bill all the paperwork back, bitchslapping katie and building her own life without ridge or bill .. bill needs to stay with quinn .. she’s his ideal .. at this point, i’m sorry, katie is deserving what she is getting and when she loses it all because ridge will always go back to brooke, let her hypocricy warm the cockles of storm’s heart she now has .. everything just happened way too fast to even be believable ..

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    Fran replied

    I agree completely!! Donna & Brook have been babying Katie her whole life. Time for her to get a rude awaking when Ridge go back to Brook!

    Meself replied

    Brooke has been babying Katie her whole life coz she’s the baby, but only between numerous affairs and having babies with anyone but her present husband. They are not hypocrites because both were single when they got together and why has Brooke still got the paperwork anyway? She is the one who needs the slap. So much for trying to make up for her terrible mistake. I love the new Ridge, much better actor and more real, no offence to Ronn but I always found him a bit ‘wooden’.

  40. Patricia lynn Mitchell says:

    I am Loving this!! I for sure feel the chemistry between the two and it comes from a deep respect for each other but at the same time its very passionate!! Love the scenes where Katie and Brooke go at it…….I believe Brooke has meet her match!! I can see why Heather has won so many acting awards!! Brooke is a awesome actress too!!

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  41. Janice says:

    These two together are brilliant together on and off the set. I haven’t had a favorite couple in a long time but Ridge and Katie are it now. Fantastic chemistry and great new storyline for them. After so many years of failed marriages, affairs and betrayals it is about time that the toxic couple Bridge ended for good. Here is to many more months, hopefully years of Kridge.

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    Fran replied

    But who’s to say its over for good with Ridge & Brook? A happy couple in a soap can’t last too long or people get bored with them. I like Katie but her constant whining about how she always sat in the window looking out at Brook & Donna. All her sickness or fake crap at the wedding gets boring. Sick or not sick she did push Brook & Bill together, then decided she wanted him back then tried to change him with his drinking. Rick is right, Ridge wants perfection & would go back to Brook just to find a flaw & dump her. I want to see him dump Katie (at some point), chase Brook & have Brook tell him she’s over him. By the way I love the new Ridge.

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  42. Jenny K. says:

    So people that don’t care for Ridge and Katie are jealous haters and liars, but those that love them are “right”? Can’t someone have a negative opinion of the couple (NOT of the actors, since no one has bashed either of them) without being jealous or a liar? Is it perhaps possible to like TK and/or HT and just not think they have any particularly special chemistry, or like them but not the story that brought their characters together? How about we just enjoy them (or not) while we have the chance and not take it so personally and nitpick at what others think?

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  43. dan Demianiw says:

    writer,
    Aly needs Medical help. This because of Taylor who killed her mother with
    a car wild she was drink!!! You writers should have left TAYLOR DEAD.

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    Glinda replied

    i agree with that one .. aly also needs to inform eric what happened .. after all, it is his company .. hope is not a forrester and has no reason to keep this secret .. rick and pam need to let this out as well as true family members .. pro team aly .. she’s a lovely young lady who does need help .. we wanted her on the show for so long .. i think thorne has suffered enough .. let’s keep it going with aly ..

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  44. Donna-Lee says:

    I love Ridge and Katie, they are a breath of fresh air in a decaying soap. This soap is used to prop up Brooke and Hope and Rick. Story lines have become so substandard. The writers treat their audience as dumb and do not respect us for watching for 25 years. This soap has not made sense for a long while, so Stephanie left, Ridge got sacked and very few of the actors get any airtime. It’s the Hope and Brooke show, and everyone else is used to try to make them look good. But something happen, great actresses who play Katie and Steffy, did such good work that, they outshine Brooke and Hope. I think it’s telling when an actress is off canvas and is still featured so heavily in the story line.
    When there is a meeting at FC, no one from FC has any great ideas or any long term plans for the company, it’s how ever Hope or Rick or Brooke is sleeping with at the time and Eric is not even a man he has become a piece of man. He has no back bone and he make such bad decisions habitually. The kids are running things it’s all HFTF, hence when the dust settles and Wyatt jewelry heist goes public, all that press and interest will be for not. These writers have to go back in the archives and learn how to write a soap, because baring Katie and Ridge story line, the rest is just too substandard. We all deserve better.

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  45. Tammy says:

    The story line to me is about every one sleeping with each other husband,stealing and craziness.Katie should not have fallen for ridge it was to fast plus he slept with her sister so she have no respect for herself either.Maybe they could have brought someone else in or let her be single for a while.Just as quick as they so called fell in love they can fall out.i think she is wrong.

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    4everDAYS replied

    DAYS has more style and substance!!!

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    tracy replied

    I agree Days is good and so is GH. GH is number 2 in 18 to 49 demographics with days number 3. B&B is dead last.

    Dmitri replied

    DAYS is good now but for me, B&B is more exciting. Between HOTT and KRIDGE, it’s must see TV. EJabby on Days was good too but it ended to prop EJami again. Who wants to see a forced couple based on rape and violence, or the boring Dannifer, when the writers at B&B are FINALLY getting it right? There are only 2 rootable couples on DOOL: WilSon and Magic (who are barely on anymore). I’m not a huge fan of Brill, but maybe that will change now that Katie won Ridge from Brooke.

  46. Laurie says:

    To those fans who don’t like it, stop watching. I’m sure there are more AMC viewers watching that will replace them. If everything is so horrible and sucks, then why did BB have the best ratings since 2007?? You can’t replace an actor with someone just like them, it doesn’t happen. When Jacob Young came back to play Rick, I hated it….Could you imagine Rick having an affair with Steffy if Jacob was the actor? I don’t think so…

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  47. Nauntieann says:

    I can’t wait to see Bill get his Company back.I hate Kridge. I would like to see Brill again. But Kridge makes me sick.

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  48. lizzy says:

    Didn’t we just find out that the ratings were great for Feb.? Why do you think that is? T K & H T !!!! Ridge and Brook would have just been the same ole same ole. I love Ridge and Katie together. I want to keep them together for as long as possible. AS FOR THE LEGAL PAPERS. . . Ridge would go back with Brooke to keep her from taking everything away from Katie or maybe he could just get the papers that Katie signed away from Brooke. Someone has to because we know Brooke will use them.

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    Debbie replied

    Brooke is just the low-life to do it too! She should have burned those papers.

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  49. mary papcun says:

    The ratings are great with Katie and ridge, people like to put them down because they are jealous everyone on the show are doing a great job

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  50. Pam Wood says:

    I absolutely love Ridge and Katie together. Thorsten is so sexy and I do agree that Ronn Moss and Katie would have not gone together. Like Katie said he wears a scarf and Thorsten is just so manly. I work and DVR the show every day and now can’t wait to get home to watch it!! Keep up the good work!!

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    Sharon replied

    I luv the new Ridge and the story line is great with Katie…..
    move on from the story line with Aly – please enough – B & B must be desperate for this storyline. I flip the channel when Aly story line comes on. Luv Ridge though.

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    Dmitri replied

    I agree-I find Aly to be a whiny little brat! The actress is great but I hate the character.

  51. k/kay says:

    Gosh TK we get it she has won 5 emmys enough he repeated a million times. Brad Bell has said this storyline is to get his leading lady KK//Brooke out of the dog house nothing more nothing less the show will always be about her when she is walking with a cane and sitting in a rocking chair she will still be the go to girl! Please also quit blaming Taylor for Ally’s problems has she been in therapy? Stephanie her grandmother was a bully her father Thorne shot his brother Ridge in the head I could go on and on the whole family has issues!!!

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  52. SKYE says:

    love the ridge and Katie story line had stop watching lately because the Brooke and Hope story line was so boring and still is I would like to see Steffy come back to add more spice to the story line

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    Dmitri replied

    I agree. I hated Steffy and Liam…but wouldn’t mind them together if it gets Liam to back off of Hope and Wyatt. OR, if Steffy stole Wyatt away from Hope, and Hope got back together with a (changed) Liam.

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    Jann replied

    Liam has become boring and the worst kind of stalker. I wish the writers would go back an look at what happened when Wyatt first met Hope. Wyatt is the best thing that has happened to Hope, their relationship is at least not the Barbie and Ken doll romance. Liam an Steffy were interesting together. Liam’s character was much better but the on again off again relationship between Liam and Hope has run its course. The writers should continue with the relationship between Wyatt and Hope, give them some more adventures. Give Liam a big holiday so he can meet someone completely new. Ally I could care less about. Quinn has done nothing worse than Bill but because she is a woman everyone hates her. Wyatt is blamed for everything his mothers does which is just stupid. The writers really have to stop rehashing old story lines to fit the younger actors. Hope does not have to follow in Brooks footsteps to make the show interesting. Before Wyatt came on the show i found Hope an insipid character now she is interesting but not with Liam pleeeeaaaassssssss.

  53. Francine says:

    After work it is so nice to watch B&B. Some story lines are a bit crazy but that is what makes it fun. It makes you forget about the little annoying things that happen during the day and makes you laugh. Then watching TK and HT is great. I would hope they become a power couple. Get Katie back to running Spencer Publications and get Ridge back to FC. I don’t know anyone who lives like that, and that is the point, it gives you a break and then it’s back to the real world.

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  54. Michael (not Fairman) says:

    No particular opinion about this couple one way or the other (though I like both actors a lot), but to those of you saying it isn’t believable because it happened “too quickly”: Hello? This is The Bold and the Beautiful. People have been falling in and out of love in three weeks for more than a quarter-century now. Insta-couples are nothing new, and neither are relationships that only Brad Bell believes or buys into. Ridge’s relationships with Taylor and Brooke haven’t made sense for at least two decades, and actually, now that I think about it, for Ridge’s feelings to change like the wind and for him to think he’s in love with somebody different from the person he was in love with ten minutes ago does make a certain kind of sense–there’s a certain kind of character consistency in it. (The question would be why Katie, who’s watched him be in-and-out-and-in-and-out-and-in-and-out-and-in-and-out of love with Brooke for years would believe him for a millisecond when he says he loves her. But then Katie’s not the brightest bulb, either, or she’d have dumped Dollar Bill a long time ago.) But back to my central point: believability of love relationships has never been this show’s strong point. You either go with the flow or you don’t (and my choice has often been “don’t”)–but this current insta-relationship is certainly no worse, no more implausible, than dozens of others that people have just seemed to accept through the years.

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    4everDAYS replied

    B&B is a silly show!

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  55. Kia says:

    Regardless of the hypocrisy that people are pointing out, Heather Tom makes this story line work! She makes you root for her! I don’t feel that what Katie is doing is hypocritical in the slightest. Brooke couldn’t wait to sleep with Bill, Katie has showed such restraint! Ridge and Katie just started kissing! I think Katie’s innocence about this pairing despite what Brooke has done to her is what feels refreshing about this story line. It was unexpected for them to end up together. We knew from day one, or at least I knew from the moment that Don Diamont joined the cast that Bill would end up with Brooke eventually. It was sooo obvious! Ridge and Katie’s pairing was shocking, so unexpected and yet awesome! From the moment Thorsten graced the screen I just somehow wished, hoped and anticipated his first scene and the discussion between Ridge and Katie. From there on I wanted them together! So Bradley Bell deserves a high five for this one! Although I did like Ronn Moss, I do feel that this pairing wouldn’t have been as enjoyable. P.S. Thorsten Kaye need a twitter account asap! lol!

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    Michelle replied

    I agree Kia, I love Katie and you do root for her. Hope that these two a great story line and keep them together for quiet a while. TK and HT are amazing together and bring so much to life on the screen. Their chemistry is hot and I think Bell putting them together is Brilliant. Go Kridge!

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  56. Dmitri says:

    I absolutely LOVE Katie & Ridge! First of all, I love that Brooke is finally getting hers! I just wish she and Bill were single for a while, rethinking their lives. I hate Brill as a couple. But this new Ridge is great! Such good chemistry between him and Katie, and they are my favorite daytime couple. I’m also loving Wyatt & Hope together. Liam & Hope were so stale and boring. I used to love them, but he mistreated her too often. It’s about time she moved on. The future of B&B lies with Hott and Kridge!

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  57. Fran says:

    I love this Ridge. He is such a sexy hunk compared to Ron Moss. You can really look at this guy & understand why all the models went for him way back when. He actually looks like a lady’s man. Im glad Brook is getting her’s back but I’m sick of Katie and her whinning. I hope Brook gets over Ridge & rejects him when he comes back to her.

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  58. Fran says:

    Just remember Katie. Ridge was married to the beautiful Hunter Tylo (DOC) and had 3 kids with her and left her to go back with Brook!! just a thought. Poetry can go just so far.

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    mary papcun replied

    katie is beautiful and an least she has him for now. I hoping for this couple to be happy , they are the best I seen in a long time. great chemistry

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  59. sammie little says:

    thank goodness for ridge and Katie. the show is not boring

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  60. Linda says:

    I love Katie (HT) and Ridge (TK) together! They are my favorite daytime couple. Please keep them together! They did Brooke and Ridge for over 25 years, and I am not interested in seeing that again. Brooke goes better with Bill. Not crazy up this upcoming story where Ridge chases Brooke and Bill to keep them from marrying! Sounds too much like the old stories of Brooke and Ridge. I am also tired of watching Katie getting dumped on. The only reason that I am really into B&B is because of HT and TK! Hoping Bell does not ruin it!

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    Dmitri replied

    I completely agree with what you said.

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  61. Tara says:

    I have always been an AMC and OLTL Fan. I only came to B&B because thorsten was.
    I am loving every minute.

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    Mary Papcun replied

    Katie and ridge are the best , I hope they stay together. brooke won’t be happy with bill if he continues with Quinn. brook and bill do make a beautiful couple but I don’t trust bill with Quinn. I really wish that it could of worked out with Katie and bill. but its a lost cause. Its up to brad bell, I just hope he does the right thing. I really want brook and Katie to be sisters again

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  62. Dianne says:

    since they brought the new Ridge in I felt the show has lost its edge playing two sisters off is not a moral thing to do where the other ridge was not only brilliant on the show but he was compassionate to his lady and there feelings . I do believe the new ridge need to focus on cleaning up the past , and moving onto more suitable women that aren’t related to each other . I feel Katie ridge will fizzle out as he has shown to be impulsive and that’s not a good trait for there children . time will tell how this will play out .

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  63. Mary Ann says:

    I love the new Ridge. He is oh so sexy. The writers did a great job pairing Ridge with Katie. They have great chemistry and the love scenes are hotter than hot. They really look like they are in love. I hope the story line grows and keeps the two together. I race home to see them together every day. I haven’t been this excited about a story line in years. It’s about time Brooke gets a dose of her own medicine. This is the only time a recast really worked!!!!!!!

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    Mary Papcun replied

    I love your post and I agree with it. Katie and ridge have great chemistry. I don’t know why some people don’t see it, I hope brad bell knows that they are good together. please brad don’t let Katie be sad again

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  64. Mia says:

    The bold and beautiful have a naive and schizoprenic sense of romance

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  65. Maria says:

    How many times does Thorsten have to mention her FIVE daytime Emmys! For god’s sake. Every other sentence is about her FIVE daytime Emmys. Stop sucking up already. I think they should do a best of Liam and Wyatt insult reel on youtube, that is the only entertaining thing on this show.

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  66. Maddy says:

    Love these two. Both super talented actors and their chemistry is so natural! Hope Brad Bell takes this couple seriously and gives them time to shine on screen.

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  67. Cheryl says:

    Old old storyline, been there done that. Katie and Ridge is just another Taylor and Ridge. A dark haired intelligent woman with morals with one exception Taylor is an attractive woman whereas Katie is dowdy and quite horrifying in a bad light. Thorsten sexy you are kidding me, he doesn’t brush is hair and is way too old for the wind blown look, just not attractive, well maybe to the over 50′s lol Just more recycling of an old storyline that’s been overdone. Bring back the classy, beautiful people who can actually act.

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    Jay replied

    Beauty is only SKIN deep, you know. Some of us enjoy Ridge and Katie because TK and HT are strong actors who have great on-screen chemistry.

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    MzMM replied

    I cannot agree with you more lol lol lol Thanks for telling it like you see it…Most folks are so soapy LOLOLOL.

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    Nat9 replied

    are you really laughing that much sitting at your computer screen? cut out those “LOLOLOL”s, you look like a an idiot.

  68. sylvia says:

    i have watch the show since it began and want ridge and brook back seeing ridge with katie seems like incest being with your sister, s exhusband also brooke with bll dont the writers take any resposblity for morality at times like this with all the craziesness going on in america since 9-11

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