Daytime Confidential's Top 10 Soap Newcomers of 2010
No. 10: Adam Gregory and Kimberly Matula (tie), The Bold and the Beautiful
It’s no easy feat to pull off representing the next generation of chiseled Forrester studs and sun-kissed Logans, but newcomers Adam Gregory and Kimberly Matula have managed to do just that as California dreams Thomas Forrester and Hope Logan respectively on The Bold and the Beautiful. Whether it’s reeling from learning her mom accidentally slept with her boyfriend (her), or pulling his father’s wife into a scandalous lip lock (him), Gregory and Matula have proven they are more than capable of carrying on their families sexy, near-incestuous traditions for years to come.
No 9: Trent Garrett, All My Children
When fans of All My Children learned the soap planned to reinvigorate the Cortlandt clan we thought we’d be discussing names like Ross or Petey, not Caleb (Michael Nouri) and Asher (Trent Garrett). Even still, that doesn’t take away from Garrett’s impressive contributions to the soap in 2010 as Caleb’s bitter, long-lost son. Asher may not be one of Palmer’s (the late James Mitchell) direct descendants, but he has managed to breathe new life into Colby’s (Natalie Hall) storyline, while adding a human layer of tension to Caleb’s uninspired feud with cousin JR (Jacob Young). It’s a shame AMC decided to ditch their 2009 addition, the equally charming Finn Wittrock (Damon). We were really looking forward to watching Asher and Damon’s rivalry intensify, however we’re sure Garrett will keep us entertained in 2011 in his own right, especially when he takes off his shirt.
Trent Garrett Photo Credit: ABC