From what I have heard, KKL is 100% behind the Bridge pairing. She finds it "incomparable" and loves promoting Bridge all over the world and keeping the supercouple vibe. Well, a blind man can see Deacon & Brooke's enormous chemistry that almost blows up your TV screen. So, that would be a big threat to Bridge and thus their supercouple status. Because in the long run fans would much more love to see Brooke with Deacon than Ridge. Plus KKL is really ashames of the "sleeping with daughter's husband" part and doesn't want any reminders of that.
But why somehow make it personal?
Sean Kanan is very popular and has a lot of fans who want to see him on that show. I get that KKL is 100% behind Bridge - that's why she blocked any reunion between Brooke and Nick for the past couple of years.
But this somehow seems to be completely tainted.
Sean was on the show for some time after Breacon ended. Deacon was married to Macy and then had a relationship with Jackie. Of course Brooke and Deacon have still a lot of supporters out there ... but I see it as an opportunity rather than a threat.
And besides from Breacon, I think that Deacon has still much potential with being Hope's father and all of that. If you look up other interviews with KKL, she always likes when the past plays within the current stuff. But when it comes to Breacon that's a difference?
It's part of Brooke's history and we won't forget it.^^ No matter how much they want to push Bridge's supercouple status.
I personally find it a little bit sad that she apparently is willing to send Sean Kanan in unemployment again rather than use this great opportunity.
I rather have Brooke in a real storyline again then getting involved in her children's love life...
Anyway it's just sad because I always thought Kelly and Sean had great chemistry.
^^ That is so true that there is so much more use to Deacon on the current canvas than Breacon. So if KKL doesn't want to work with him, why should she? But I guess it is the fact that the show now revolves around Hope so they would be bound to have scenes about her.
Which actually is one reason what I don't like about this. Sean Kanan should be back, but not to prop up Hope like everyone else. He is too strong of a character to prop anybody.
ITA...SK is such a strong actor and if KKL was never happy about that storyline and doesn't want a redux, I can respect KKL's feelings. But Deacon could be used in many areas to drive story. Turning the tables on $Bill and using Steffy, and Steffy falls for him driving Ridge crazy or even reconnecting with Bridget or how about using the AMAZING Leslie Kay firing up a story for Felicia? Maybe Amber, both are "2 peas in pod" type characters dealing with Little Deacon? Have some kind of redemption of Deacon and trying to be involved in Hope's life (for the better) not stuck in the same story but reaching out to Hope knowing how he messed up with his children...not saying Deacon turns into a boy scout either, Deacon could be a great thorn in Bill's side but knowing how he screwed up and wanting some type of relationship with his children. Brad has a gold mine right now in the acting department and give Deacon some roots? HMMMM...wouldn't it be a hoot if Brad could weave a twist that HBS's "Dr. Stacy Burton" & CC's Danielle are sisters and Deacon is the illegitimate bastard son of their father's infidelity affair with his mother that he threw to the curb...could explain SOOOO much and have HBS & CC interacting and learning Deacon Sharpe is a sibling! Good TV!
Some amazing ideas, Harlee. And I agree. Deacon never was only a bad boy anyway. He really loved Macy and cared for Jackie. Let's not forget that he had also real feelings for Bridget and Brooke.
Deacon always was a troublemaker, but he was able to care for someone. Just like now he seems to care for Hope. I would love for Deacon to turn the tables on Bill and maybe go after Steffy. He could use her like he used Bridget the first time around.
Anyway if you don't like the storyline ... or as Soaptown indicated don't like the actor, you just deal with it. Bergman and Braeden work together just fine on Y&R for decades now. I don't know what happened between KKL and SK, but their personal problems shouldn't affect the show. Specially if KKL only didn't like the Breacon storyline.
I don't think its anything personal. I Just think KKL is doing what a lot of soap stars are unfortunately doing now, which is why the genre is the way it is. They have attached THEMSELVES to their character.
Hopefully KKL is NOT Brooke Logan so why does she care so much? It HAPPENED!!! I guess SHE is one of the major factors in them attempting to whitewash Brooke now and turn her into Stephanie. It's just not going to happen. Stephanie could meddle into her kids life and go overboard with it and we all still loved her. Watching Brooke do it is just annoying. Not because I dislike the character, but because it's just not Brooke's personality!!! She doesn't want Deacon back because the show has worked so hard in the past few years to turn Brooke into a matriarchal character. It hasn't worked for me at all. SO now the show has to go without Deacon because she doesn't want a threat to Bridge? And because she doesn't want to revisit the fact that Brooke boned her daughter's husband?
Well either she should've spoken out before it happened back in the day, or she should have done SOMETHING...because it's already out there now. IT happened! And the show would've been idiotic to not play that beat now that Hope is older. And why in the world does she feel that SK can't be with other people? I mean he was on the show for freakin' YEARS and wasn't paired with Brooke...and his stories were still interesting. I loved him with Amber, Macy, Jackie, all of them. He has chemistry with them all...in fact, his little thing with Brooke didn't even last any more than a year....now we have Amber, Steffy, Taylor (hehe), Stacy, Katie, Dayzee....ANYBODY. It would be unrealistic for him to be paired with Brooke again anyway. I just don't see the logic in all of this.
I'm so tired of actors dictating storylines. That's why we have this boring ass Brooke/Ridge couple. They have absolutely nothing going for themselves. At least back in the day the sex scenes were hot....NOW it's just boring. Ridge has no personality other than being Brooke's "yes" man. Brooke has no personality now other than being Stephanie-lite and harassing Steffy...and together they are boring. They throw us a forced sex scene once a week and we're supposed to be sold? NO MA'AM!!!
I just listened to the Daytime Dish interview and I thought KKL is just very unprofessional. Plus she should consider that Deacon's presence could boost the ratings and so being good for the show. So the fact she is vehemently against it is very selfish.
WOW didnt know any of this because I dont follow BB the way I follow gh but I cant stand the character and now I dislike brooke even more just for the actresses behavior. Love SK and was hoping he would shake things up with amber and rick.
ITA. And not only could Deacon's presence help to boost ratings. Deacon could as well deliver some good material for Brooke and KKL. It was one of the most discussed love affairs B&B ever had. How do you pass an opportunity like this?
If KKL would really be concerned only about her character she would let Brooke deal with this in a mature way. But that isn't what's happening. Brooke is denying, tries to make Deacon the bad big wolf. He never did anything to her. The affair happened because they both wanted it. And in the end, Deacon gave up his daughter, because he wanted her to have a normal life.
KKL should jump all over this story. She's asking herself why she is even in scenes concerning the young people!? Well there is your opportunity for your own story. A story where Brooke COULD show that she has changed.
I did find her comment in that interview very unprofessional too and I never thought that she would be one of these actors who have become so attached to their characters.
Anyway I want Deacon to stay. Sean Kanan is important for this show. This reunion with his daughter was long overdue.
Actors get paid to act not write the storylines. You do as you are told or else hit the road Jackie!
Listening to the interview KKL sounds like a self-involved snot! Who talks about how much more air-time they get then her fellow cast members. She needs to be taken down a peg or two. She's like B&B's Michelle Stafford!
Well, we all now know that Sean Kanan is done at B&B. It totally took me by surprise that he was hired and gone in one months time (okay, give a week or two). That was just lightening fast.
If that were true and the actors and actresses DID what they were told? Then STILL would have went forward last year. It was rumored that either Ronn Moss or Heather Tom didn't want that storyline and it got yanked. Now? To totally rewrite history, episodes in Canada on the French channel which are way behind the english episodes, have had some of the hottest STILL love scenes deleted as if STILL wasn't as powerful. Bell missed another one with that connection! Bill Spencer dark master should have left katie without tears hooked up with Steffy and for a year we could now be getting back to Bill having second thoughts about him getting BACK to katie, steffy having gotten what she wanted grew bored and didn't want to be the 'little woman' that bill seems to like in a wife so she went out and had sex for the last year with hunk after hunk - instead we get this stupid storyline that I think Bell phoned in.
I had heard that when Don Diamont came over to B&B, Htom said she wanted to be paired with him. They are superglued at the hip and have been for the past 3 years. WHAT soap couple never splits up, never has torrid affairs, schemes to get even, in 3 years?
I believe it for KKL and I believe it for Htom - who we now have a baby storyline SUDDENLY for the summer because the actress is in real life pregnant and that changed everything that was supposed to have happened. Unbelievable how much pull actors and actresses think they have because the show has been on for 25 years. What? Their paycheck wasn't enough?
In the end of the day actors should just act and that's it. They shouldn't interfere with storylines at all. As a writer you need to have a vision for your characters and you should do everything to make this vision true.
The problem is with Brad Bell that we all know he just thinks short term, which you pretty much see on-screen. But when with a writer like Bell now actors come in and demand story changes or whatever, it shows all that goes wrong in this industry.
No matter if we're talking about the Steffy/Bill/Katie storyline or the current situation with the return of Deacon. As an actor shouldn't you always be happy just to have a storyline???
If Still happened again it would have given so many cast members great scenes. If Deacon's return would have been long term, KKL could work on another Emmy reel. But if you pass on opportunities like this ... well it just a shame.
There is a lot that I could say about this, but I won't. It certainly does add credence to the rumors that have been going around since it was said that SK was returning to BnB. It's sad that Brad Bell does not seem to have control of this show and that the actors have more say than the producer does. But we need to remember, when BREACON happened, Wm Bell Sr was the writer and producer of this show AND he had control of his actors and he told them what was they didn't tell him. Now that he's gone, God rest his soul, the show is now just a shadow of it's former self, it's no longer the awesome show with awesome story lines that only Wm Bell Sr could tell.
I won't allow myself to listen to the interview and I believe that the other posters are telling it right and that would make KKL VERY UNPROFESSIONAL in her behavior and that makes for a very bad light on BnB in total. Actors should NOT have the ability to dictate what will and won't be and if the actor has gotten TOO attached to their characters, perhaps it's time for that actor to move on and for the role to be recast.
It's so sad that this is what has now become the BnB. It's NOT what it used to be and never will be again, viewers are tuning out and unhappy with SK being let go because one actor refused to work with him, I'm sorry but if I were producer, that actor would do what I said or I'd have to let that actor go, no matter HOW popular or unpopular they would be, no one would dictate to me how to run my show. Either way, we wish SK the very best in his career and for BnB, I'm sorry, but I don't wish that actor anything but this "perhaps this could have been your time for an Emmy nod and you blew it!"
I FF thru all KKL & RM scenes and wish they were half as good as ALL the other actors. their story is old,old old !!!
Too bad KKL doesn't realize this.
KKL is quite the prima donna. What a shrew. Nice move lady by blackballing SK from a job he was very enthusiastic about. Hey KKL, karma is coming back at you. Payback is a real bitch.
You deserve Ronn Moss.
KKL can't even get on regular Dancing with the Stars. she has to travel to the other side of the world just to be on the equivalent!
Bell, Sr stopped writing the show in the 90's. Breacon happened after 2000. Brad is responsible for Breacon.
I agree with everyone, but I must interject that Brad Bell could be a very good writer if he would just write the story and stop trying to appease these actors. The Deacon/Brooke story was a CLASSIC soap story that will forever be remembered by everyone that ever watched the show. It was told respectfully, dramatically, and it was just AWESOME. Well, Bell Sr. didn't write that. It was Brad Bell that wrote that and as a matter of fact, Brad Bell has written A LOT of the really good stories on this show. He just seemed to have taken B&B into another direction (down the drain if u ask me) after 2005 and the show has never fully recovered. There are GREAT moments when the show is ridiculously good, and then there are moments where you just roll your eyes because everything is repetitive. IDK. All I can say is if all of this is true, KKL should be ashamed of herself. She is not Brooke like I said earlier. This is fictional and maybe it's time the cast has an intervention with her and Eric BRaeden
We should stay classy and don't start taking names. Keep it respectful folks.
I somehow hope that Brad Bell changes his mind and sees the response Sean Kanan's return has been getting. It really would be a shame to pass on a story like this.
And yeah, Brad Bell is or at least used to be a good writer. He proved that he is very talented. But in resent years he doesn't seem to know how to constantly entertain people anymore. And he sure as hell has forgotten to write a good and viable B storyline.
What I also would like to add is that people, specially involved with the show, tell you that B&B is an international sensation. Well let me tell you that some country's are still years behind and that ratings declining there too. The soap just got canceled in Germany last year, who was the biggest European buyer next to Italy and France.
B&B should focus on telling original organic storylines again. Don't just do it once a year so you can hope for an Emmy. As long as Brad doesn't understand this ... well I don't believe that he's saving his show long-term with writing the same old love story with a younger generation.
Well KKL and SK were the ones who thought up the BREACON storyline, they were the ones who went to Bell with it, and were all into it, that is until her fans had a crapfest and she totally threw SK under the bus and said well it was all his idea she just went along with it!! It was also rumored that she and SK were getting it on while filming, she seems to have made her bed, she should be stuck to lay in it, her husband probably doesn't want him around! KKL and RM seem to think they run this show, RM was the reason we don't have STILL, he couldn't stand that another couple would be the "super couple", I hate to inform him but Bridge was never super and no one wants to see to geriatric actors screwing around, we want young fresh pairings, and Bell has even managed to ruin that with the HOpe and Lame pairing, the most boring pathetic losers and lying hypocrites! lol Bell needs to finds his nads and start running the show instead of letting the nuts run the asylum, as Soaps are a dying breed!
So to sum up what we've got here - KKL didn't want to go with SK because back when Bradley did write the original Breacon they did have an affair and she couldn't be professional enough to have him on the set with her and act out a few scenes.
Bradley could have written Steacon - Steffy/Deacon - wouldn't that have been a shocker. Bill's character, protective of Steffy and secretly wanting her goes into high level status where he's trying to get Steffy alone to sleep with her and solidify a bond between them, competitive as always even though Deacon is with her, while not even listening to his wife Katie which spins her off to - the comforting doctor that she bonds with in commiseration. Liam - always the spineless, finally finds one but too late as he's married to Hope - who loves her Dad but doesn't want him with her arch-nemesis and neither does Liam which creates a problem in that relationship. Brooke just doesn't want Deacon anywhere in California and Ridge goes ballistic at the thought of his daughter with Brooke's ex-lover. Yep, could've been a winner all around, just like STILL which I can see having at least 3 B storylines spun off and going from that A storyline alone.
Why didn't these happen? the ACTORS pulling BRADLEY's chain -honestly?
If that's the case then he seriously needs to fire the older actors who cost too much anyways and go with his gut feeling on writing good storylines again.
If its a matter of CBS ponying up the money for the show then Bradley needs product placement in the show to offset costs but get rid of KKL or put her on the backburner so she's not in every episode and he'll save a bundle right there. KKL must have some agent that's for sure to ensure that she's in each episode. Nice trick and one that will help kill this show. Htom is another one. Put her on vacation while she's embrazada in real life instead of writing a storyline around it and demanding the Don Diamont play the crying husband now going on 4 years.
What happened in 2005 that changed the tempo of this show so badly?
Bradley had taken over as head writer but Wm Bell Sr was still advising his son about how to write things, he still had input on this show until he passed away, that's when he stopped. Also, are you aware that KKL and SK were the ones who actually went to Jr after hearing that they would happen and they BOTH agreed it would be "interesting", albeit, KKL did wonder how this would make her fans feel about her, but she did what she was written to do and now it's unfortunate that she's TOO much of a diva on a soap of all things to actually think that perhaps the reason WHY she's not gotten an EMMY nod is because her character has been written into a corner and NOTHING she does with RM will change that, in fact, I'd be willing to bet if she and RM were split up and she had a chance to be on her own for a while, she probably would earn that EMMY nod with some very good writing and acting, she could finally after ALL THESE YEARS get noticed, but with this attitude she's wearing now, I highly doubt that will EVER happen for her....
I personally don't think Brooke has been written into a corner. I think the Breacon affair exemplified Brooke for a lot of people. It was Brooke Logan, and whatever Brooke Logan did (at least in my opinion) was to be expected. She had genuine feelings for Deacon, no matter how horrible and irresponsible it was...she did. I think if they really wanted to redeem Brooke, she should have continued to acknowledge what she did. But after 2005, Brooke became the heroine who now pretends that she never did anything. We hardly even get Stephanie to remind Brooke now of all the horrible things she's done...and if Stephanie DOES mention it, it's a comedic type of scene.
Anyway, THAT is the problem KKL is having. It's not necessarily the Breacon affair that has divided her fanbase...it's the fact that everything that the fans loved about Brooke in the past is now whitewashed and she's just not the same character anymore. Sure, she's older now and more mature, but geez...she has no personality anymore. All she does is interfere in her daughter's love life, push her slimey son off on Caroline, and bash Amber for doing the exact same things she used to do (pre-2005)
I say to KKL (if she's reading this)...let B&B be B&B. YOU play Brooke Logan Forrester Forrester Forrester (lost count after that) and do it to the best of your abilities. She's a great actress (IMO) and she could easily win an emmy. But as long as she allegedly controls what her character does, she'll never get emmy worth material. Brooke Logan is NOT a supporting character to me. As much as I can't stand Brooke (Team Tay here ) she just doesn't look right supporting everyone else and having nothing going on in her own life. Brooke needs to either become to business powerhouse that she once was, or use her body like she always has. But SOMETHING needs to happen, because Brooke and Ridge are about as dry as a celibate lesbian and I'm tired of seeing it on my screen. I really really am trying to believe the best in her, and she has denied it on Twitter (well not really but kind of denied it saying it's hysterical...she was linked to THIS page) but geez...why can't brad bell, ronn moss, and kkl get it through their heads. BRIDGE IS DONE!!! BRIDGE IS DONE!!! BRIDGE IS DONE!!! and not just that, but TRIDGE IS DONE!!! TRIDGE IS DONE!!! TRIDGE IS DONE!!! and not just that but...ANYBODY WITH RIDGE IS DONE!!! ANYBODY WITH RIDGE IS DONE!!! ANYBODY WITH RIDGE IS DONE!!!!!
Amy I didnt even follow half of what you wrote and what I got was still leagues better than what is on our screen right now. lol I really dont get this show. Hope is as dull as watching paint dry and I cant begin to understand why all the adults are so interested in her sex life. I get wanting your daughter to be happy but brooke is practically living through hope. YAWN. I could see brooke getting it on with deacon and that making hope run screaming. I cant imagine who would work with ridge because I would agree with stoney both bridge and tridge feels tired. I could see ridge maybe becoming obsessive about caroline and brooke decides shes tired of watching him mourn again over his first wife. Meanwhile youve got the other adults sitting around moping over steffys love life. geez I think its sad that all these adults are all up in these kids business and not a one has thought to say to liam YO Liam you dont have to MARRY either of them until you are sure you want one or the other and you shouldnt marry either of them while you are torn. What Im most interested in at this juncture is what amount of spencer does steffy now own on the board and who owns what of forrester. Is rick making a run for the top seat? Is thorne? Is thomas going to ever get tired of not having a line - if he wants the girl why not order his dad to give him the line or else.
I do too. But stoney it's like if you have to critize something these days you've become a hater. I've never hated Brooke and have nothing against KKL.
But I do have a problem with actors who try more to be actors. The ones who want to be actor, head writer and showrunner all at the same time. I don't know how much power KKL has exactly but you know that Brooke Logan for years was the center of this show and that she is the most important character B&B has.
And when there are rumors that KKL is responsible for Sean Kanan's short stint, I think there is always some truth to rumors. When you then read between the lines and see that KKL indeed didn't deny the rumors, apparently doesn't like to talk about Deacon or even once named the character's portrayer by name in all of that, it tells you something.
I agree with those who said that Brooke has changed after 2005 and not to the better. Brooke was withe washed. I don't know the reason and I don't get to why this character had to change. Brooke kept people talking and entertained the audience for years. She had supporters and even there had the mark as an (anti-)heroine. The character of Brooke Logan was unique as every character should be.
But then suddenly Brooke was turned in to a hypocrite, who doesn't accept her own past and thinks she is above everyone else. She's entitled to something. Some might say that Brooke always thought that way but pre-2005 Brooke always appeared passionate and more honest about it. Brooke wanted something, went after it and to Stephanie's misfortune got it many, many times.
Now she is a one-note character, who is there to critize everyone else, interfere in her children's love life and who has become a supporting character.
Brooke always was a character who drove story. And she should be. KKL is 50 now I know ... but she can still pull it off. Even if you love to hate her or if this character just drives you mad ... it always got people talking. Like I said before Breacon was something that was talked about, it was something that will always stand out and it was a story that was fantastically written by Brad Bell.
And even if you want to write Brooke with a stable life ... don't make her a hypocrite. IF Brooke matured, she should accept her past. She should be able to tell her daughter that even though it was wrong, she felt for Deacon. She was in love with him otherwise she never would of hurt Bridget that way. That's what Hope should know and it's what Brooke has to accept too. But I guess therefor it sounds like KKL has to accept it first...
I will miss deacon sharpe on this soap box. i do not understand why there has to be alot less airtime for others on this soap box. i would have loved to have sk return maybe as a different actor on b&B he has really great acting chops and the ratings would definitely would go up alot. maybe have sk hook up with jw as a couple. give him a different name and family. this is a soap box. i am one of sk's fans.
I wish that kkl would bring deacon sharpe back on to be a real father to hope and not into a romance with brooke until she sees how the viewers are going to respond to deacon sharpe being back on the airtime he does have great chemistry with brooke. i have seen it and miss that on this show. i also feel that bridge has been way overdone at this point and time. i would love to see hope and her dad work through their challenges in life. it would give the ratings and new writing to work with on b&b.
Too bad KKL doesn't want Deacon back because it would have helped the show so much! She was so quick to dismiss him, but what she failed to see is how much new material it could have given her to work with besides worrying if Liam is gonna be with her daughter or not. KKL is still good looking, she isn't quite ready to rock a housedress and some slippers.But I guess she wants to. Brooke and Ridge are yuck, it's like watching your mom and dad have sex during their "love" scenes. Nobody wants to see that!
I think it's hilarious how you folks actually believe rumors like this. Brad Bell is the head writers. He's in charge of story. Do you people think that if KKL any control she would be playing second banana to Hope/Liam/Steffy? No, she would be the star of the front burner story.
Except that Michelle Stafford can act! Can't stand the Brooke character and hate that she and Stephanie are noe so close. What happened to Taylor and Stephanie's friendship? SK and Brooke's relationship reveals who Brooke really is. How could you sleep with your daughter's husband? Great times on BB. The Bridget then was a great actress and it was some of Brooke's strongest material. She should be glad to have SK back to make her shine a little becasue now she is plain boring and ridiculous.
I want sk to come back and jw to come back and bring back macy and felicia. bb loves his triangles. bring some real drama to la. enough of the kiddies pool over the waffleman liam.