Hot on the heels of the announcement that Ron Moss has finished taping scenes as Ridge Forrester on the Bold and the Beautiful comes news of the departure of another of the soaps “core four”.
Susan Flannery has announced that she too will be parting ways with The Bold and the Beautiful. Given that Flannery has hinted at wanting to retire for some time there isn’t believed to be an animosity between Susan Flannery and the shows management. In fact, Flannery has agreed to a short term contract that would allow writers to give Stephanie Forrester a proper send-off.
Two of the Bold and the Beautiful’s core four – the four actors who have been with the show since its inception in 1987 – will soon be missing. Ronn Moss is expected to last air in September and has already finished taping scenes as Ridge. Susan Flannery will reportedly air until December.
So what of the other two actors of the core four?
Katherine Kelly Lang who portrays Ridge onscreen partner (they aren’t currently married at the present!) has reportedly signed a new 2 year deal will The Bold and the Beautiful and there are reports that the character of Ridge will be rested and then re-cast.
Brad Bell does however promise that there will be a new story for Brooke coming up and that Brooke and Taylor (Ridge’s other paramour) still have romance ahead of them.
No news has surfaced about any change to John McCook’s (Eric Forrester) status with the Bold and the Beautiful.
Susan Flannery has portrayed Stephanie Forrester the sometimes scheming, sometimes redeemed matriarch of the Forrester family for the full 25 year history of the show.
Long time Days of our Lives fans will also remember Susan Flannery for her portrayal of Dr Laura Horton (nee Spencer) from 1966 to 1975.
Flannery won Daytime Emmy’s for both soap roles.