Just as Hope, Wyatt, Liam and Ivy head off on an Amsterdam adventure onscreen, news broke that Kim Matula, who has portrayed Hope Logan since 2010, is leaving The Bold and the Beautiful.
According to the twitter message released by B&B, Matula will be moving on to other opportunities, but the surprise departure has to leave the writers scrambling. Or wasn’t it a surprise?
— BoldInsider (@boldinsider) November 5, 2014
Scott Clifton (Liam) took to twitter to confirm the news:
Hey guys. It’s true, Kim has elected not to renew her contract with B&B. We’re so sad to see her go, and yet thrilled to see her shine.
— Scott Clifton (@CliftonsNotes) November 6, 2014
On her Facebook page Kim stated that she made the difficult decision not to resign her contract when it came up for renewal so that she could try spreading her wings as an actor and seeing what else the world had to offer.
Hope Logan’s Exit?
Hope Logan has been central, to The Bold and the Beautiful’s storytelling for a number of years as a convoluted set of love triangles have played out amongst the younger characters on The Bold and the Beautiful.
Hope’s relationship with Liam has been the core of those triangles. First Steffy Forrester, Hope’s step-sister of sorts moved in on Liam. Steffy though originally the antagonist in the triangle ended up forging a relationship with Liam equally as powerful, just different, to the one he enjoyed with Hope. Fans were taken and equally divided by the triangle.
When Jacqueline MacInnes Wood (Steffy) stepped back from the soap opera, Liam acquired a long lost brother in the form of Wyatt Fuller. Naturally, Wyatt was immediately smitten with Hope and a new triangle ensued between Hope and the two Spencer half brothers.
With Hope currently married to Wyatt and expecting his baby, there are a number of plot twists that could see Hope packing up and leaving Los Angeles. Hope has a war of sorts underway with the grandmother of her baby, Quinn, which could easily prove so disrupting or dangerous to Hope (and her baby) that she leaves. Hope has recently threatened to take out a restraining order on Quinn, but that isn’t likely to stop Quinn who has show no regard for anyone’s safety, (pushing Ivy into a river and trying to kill Liam).
There is no news yet on Kim Matula’s final air date on The Bold and the Beautiful, but the actress has finished filming. Stay tuned for hints/spoilers related to Kim/Hope’s exit storyline.
25 November 2014 – Soap Opera Digest is reporting Kim Matula’s final air date as December 12, 2014…well before Brooke returns from Italy in January 2015…
How do you think Hope will exit? And will she still be pregnant when she leaves? Or will Quinn be responsible to taking away the family that Wyatt so desperately wants?
How is Hope’s departure playing out on screen? Find out here….