Desperate Housewives scene stealer Kathryn Joosten talks with TV Guide's Michael Logan on her upcoming guest starring gig on The Bold and the Beautiful. The actress explains what motivated her to take on the role and what viewers can expect.
TV Guide Magazine: Sight unseen, this sounds like great and valuable TV! Talk about the decision to play yourself, rather than playing a character who has cancer.
Joosten: I don't think it would have been as successful if I'd played somebody else. I've been very open about my experiences with lung cancer — no big secret there — and the show is set in Los Angeles, so it made sense to do it this way. It was easy playing myself because I'm so familiar with the subject matter and so passionate about lung-cancer advocacy. Susan (Flannery) and I have some great scenes together, discussing the disease very realistically. We get to talking about the fear of death and how it feels when you wake up in the morning and think, "I may die from this." We talked about so many things — the depression and the anxiety and the importance of getting into therapy. It got a little heavy at times, and I'm sure they're not going to use all of it, but it's still an incredible opportunity to talk about stuff you don't hear on TV.
Entertainment Weekly is reporting that Desperate Housewives star Kathryn Joosten will make a special appearance on The Bold and the Beautiful. According to the site, the actress will star as herself and interacts with Stephanie (Susan Flannery) and Nick (Jack Wagner). Joosten, along with real-life lung cancer survivors and patients, will speak with Stephanie about their diagnosis and treatments. This episode will mark B&B's 6000th episode. Joosten's scene will air on Feb. 7.
When we last saw David Vickers (Editor's Note: As David would tell you himself, Luke. It's David Vickers BUCHANAN!) he’d been thrown into a Moroccan prison by Clint (Jerry verDorn). If you’ve listened to the Daytime Confidential podcast, you know I was more than a little upset that my Dorian (Robin Strasser) and David had been torn apart again. I realize it’s probably too much to hope, but I want Dorian and David back together ASAP.
No airdate has been announced.
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