Should Stephanie Forrester (Susan Flannery) have been with Eric (John McCook), their kids and/or favorite daughter-in-law Taylor Hayes (Hunter Tylo) when she went to the Great Soap Museum in The Sky — as opposed to say, frenemy Brooke Logan (Katherine Kelly Lang)? The Bold and the Beautiful fans have debated this topic for months, but now, La Flannery herself has finally weighed in.
TV Guide Magazine's Michael Logan spoke with the legendary actress on the heels of her latest Daytime Emmy nomination. Golden ladies weren't all they dished about. Flannery also got real about her exit from the sudser.
TV Guide Magazine: You and Katherine both submitted the same episode — Stephanie dying with Brooke by her side. You never gave interviews at the end of your run on B&B so finally here's my chance to ask: How did you feel about the way your exit was written?
Flannery: I loved it. Toward the end, someone at the show told me Stephanie was going to die in, like, three weeks and I went up to Brad's office and said, "You're gonna have Brooke there with her at the end, right?" He looked up and gave me this great big grin and said, "Yes, that's who it is." I said, "Fabulous!" I think it worked out really well. READ MORE
All those focus group-wielding ageists, who have long tried to demand daytime soaps revolve around models under 40, can suck it! Two soap senior citizens have been nominated in the Outstanding Lead Actress category for this year's Daytime Emmy Awards. READ MORE
At Eric’s (John McCook) house, Taylor (Hunter Tylo) revealed she feels like she was losing everything. Eric shared he too was struggling for purpose in the aftermath of Stephanie’s (Susan Flannery) death.
As he wondered why he should stay in the sprawling Forrester mansion without his beloved, Taylor conveyed her anger at Stephanie. The shrink doesn't understand how Stephanie could have gone over to the dark side, aka the Logans. READ MORE
No. 10: Erika Slezak, One Life to Live
She only had a few precious weeks to entertain us in 2012, as One Life to Live ended its network television run early last January. Erika Slezak definitely made the most of her time. As Viki Lord dealt with the return of one of her deadliest foes, Alison Perkins (Barbara Garrick), and admitted that she still loved ex-husband Clint Buchanan (Jerry verDorn), Slezak displayed the same above reproach acting chops that made her a Daytime Emmy darling.
The woman who gave us Niki Smith also proved she could still be quite hilarious, portraying a highly-reactionary foreign maid during the Fraternity Row soap-within-a-soap arc. With OLTL possibly returning, we just might be putting Slezak on our "Best" lists for years to come.
Even from beyond the grave, Stephanie Forrester (Susan Flannery) is manipulating the lives of the Forresters and Logans on The Bold and the Beautifu/. Just what will her videotaped message to Eric (John McCook) and Brooke (Katherine Kelly Lang) reveal about the future of Forrester Creations? Watch a teaser below!
An era has ended and an unknown future awaits The Bold and the Beautiful, as Stephanie Forrester (Susan Flannery) died in Brooke’s (Katherine Kelly Lang) arms. Stephanie told Brooke she wanted her to have her ring as a parting gift. If you haven’t read the piece by Daytime Confidential’s Jamey Giddens about why these two needed to be together in the end, you should check it out.
Brooke to Stephanie: “I’m not sure I knew what love was until I realized I loved you.” READ MORE