As the Forrester clan rallies around dying matriarch Stephanie (Susan Flannery), many fans are wondering what will become of her husband and business partner Eric (John McCook). TV Guide Magazine's Michael Logan spoke with McCook to get the details.
TV Guide Magazine: This is just as much Eric's story as it is Stephanie's, don't you think?
McCook: It is! When I first heard Susan was retiring [from the role], I went to [exec producer] Brad Bell and said, "What will we do? How do we handle this? What's going to happen to me?" [Laughs] Because, as an actor, it's all about me, of course! But Brad is using this great loss to refocus B&B in a new, really exciting direction. Of course, right now everyone is watching how Stephanie deals with this as the days tick down but in time it very much becomes Eric's story and I'm really excited to have it. This is a huge change for our show and for me, personally. Eric has kind of been in Stephanie's shadow in recent years, even in business. [Laughs] Even in mourning! She won't even let him grieve the way he wants to grieve. She's running everything from the catbird seat, telling everyone how to be sad! But, yeah, Eric will be getting his power back.
Brooke (Katherine Kelly Lang) frantically left a message for Katie (Heather Tom) to come back to her family. I doubt it’s anything, but I keep getting the vibe of an impending Katie/Bill/Brooke triangle. We know Bill (Don Diamont) has fantasized about Brooke in the past, but if The Bold and the Beautiful were to pursue such I triangle I’m not sure what I would think.
In celebration of Stephanie's (Susan Flannery) trip down the Big Catwalk in the Sky, The Bold and The Beautiful will host a huge party featuring the female band Celtic Woman. On Nov. 12 and 13, the group will be showcased throughout the party to pay homage to Stephanie's Irish roots. In a released statement, head writer and executive producer Brad Bell said:
I can't think of a more beautiful way to pay tribute to the character of Stephanie Forrester and her Irish heritage than to bring in Celtic Woman to serenade her. Their distinctive voice and angelic melodies were the perfect accompaniment to this powerful and emotional storyline. READ MORE
The Bold and the Beautiful’s Scott Clifton married Nicole Lampson on October 23 in Los Angeles. Clifton’s B&B co-stars John McCook, Ronn Moss, Kristolyn Lloyd, Don Diamont, Adam Gregory, Kim Matula and Jacqueline MacInnes Wood were on hand for the nuptials. Ed and Melody Thomas Scott were also in attendance. Congratulations to the couple!
John McCook takes a look back at his life in a new documentary by his The Bold and the Beautiful fictional grandson Adam Gregory. The short narrative gives the world a heartfelt peek into “who is” John McCook. Soap Opera Digest caught up with Gregory, who shared how distinguished he felt to be given a glimpse into the stories that made the man.
“I felt honored because he trusted me with it. He has so many amazing stories. He's very prolific, funny and animated man. He has such contrast with his character and it catches you by surprise."
Watch a clip of the documentary after the jump! READ MORE
To celebrate the legendary Susan Flannery and her character Stephanie Forrester, members of The Bold and the Beautiful cast will live tweet all this week. The following is a list of some of your favorites who are participating:
Oct. 22: Winsor Harmon: twitter.com/winsorharmon
Oct. 23: Jennifer Gareis: twitter.com/JenniferGaries
Oct.24: Jacqueline MacInnes Wood: twitter.com/JacquelineMWood
Oct. 25: Hunter Tylo: twitter.com/TaylorMade4U
Oct. 29: John McCook: twitter.com/BandB_CBS