Kim Matula as Hope Logan Spencer (2013)
|The Bold and the Beautiful character|
|Portrayed by||Kim Matula (2010—)
(and child actors)
|First appearance||January 25, 2002|
|Created by||Bradley Bell|
|Introduced by||Bradley Bell|
200 North Beston Place
Los Angeles, California 90210
Hope Spencer (née, Logan) is a fictional character from the CBS Daytime soap opera, The Bold and the Beautiful. The character was portrayed by many child actors and actresses since Hope's birth in 2002, most notably Rachel and Amanda Pace.
She is currently portrayed by Kim Matula, who has been with the soap since January 11, 2010. The character was dramatically aged. Hope is the result of an affair between Brooke Logan and Deacon Sharpe, Brooke's ex-son-in-law.
Her main storylines as an adult have revolved around relationships with half-brothers, Liam Spencer and Wyatt Spencer, a rivalry (re-creating the rivalry between her mother and Dr Taylor Hayes) with Steffy Forrester. She was also briefly involved with Oliver Jones and Thomas Forrester.
Between the years of 2002 and 2009, the character was played by child actresses, and appeared as a young girl around 5 years old by 2007. On December 4, 2009, it was announced that Hope was to be dramatically aged and portrayed by Kim Matula. Matula signed on as a contract character. Matula began taping The Bold and the Beautiful on November 19, 2009. Her first airdate was January 11, 2010.
The young adult character of Hope was first described as "A polar opposite of what her mother Brooke once was, Hope makes no secret of her more traditional and reserved views on sex and marriage". Matula has described Hope as "Unlucky in love". Speaking about the character's dramatic aging and her storyline, head writer Bradley Bell stated: "Aging the character of ‘Hope’ to a teenager allows us to bring the next generation of ‘Logans’ to the forefront, as well as play a broader range of the ‘Forrester’ vs. ‘Logan’ story. ‘Hope’s’ presence at Forrester Creations, as well as in ‘Brooke’ and ‘Ridge’s’ home, sparks an intense competition between ‘Hope’ and her step-sister ‘Steffy’ as well as creates new conflict between long-time rivals ‘Brooke’ and ‘Taylor’ as each woman is determined to protect her own daughter."
Hope was conceived during an affair between Brooke Logan (Katherine Kelly Lang) and Deacon Sharpe (Sean Kanan). At the time, Deacon was married to Hope's half-sister, Bridget Forrester. Hope was born in 2002 at the Big Bear Cabin. Deacon signed off on his paternal rights in 2007 when RJ and Hope were taken from Brooke when she was proven to be an unfit mother by Social Services, reported by Stephanie Forrester (Susan Flannery). Nick Marone (Jack Wagner) was also a father figure for Hope when he was married to Brooke.
After the character was dramatically aged (SORASed), Hope is almost raped by a photographer by the name of Graham Derros. Nick and Aggie Jones save her from being raped. At high school (approaching graduation soon), she met a boy Oliver Jones, a DJ. He is Hope's first serious boyfriend. Instantly, the assertive Steffy takes interest in Oliver and wants to lure him away from Hope. She completes a series of events in order to humiliate Hope. At a fashion show for Forrester, she tampers with a sign taking the letters 'p' and 'e' out of Hope's name to create a sign that reads "Ho Logan". Then, at Hope's graduation party (with a mask theme), her mother has sex with Oliver, thinking it's her husband Ridge; this is revealed by a video which Steffy put together (however, it was later revealed the video was tampered by Justin Barber, who worked for Spencer Publications — who are against Forrester Creations). Despite unresolved feelings and never getting a chance with Oliver again, Hope forgives her mother. Meeting Liam Cooper, who was soon revealed to be the son of Bill Spencer, Jr., their relationship grows despite Oliver trying to win back Hope by making her jealous, by being in a relationship with Amber Moore. Their relationship later faces hardship when Amber falls pregnant after supposedly raping Liam, and Liam is thought to be the father during the whole pregnancy. Hope, unable to deal with the idea of Liam being with another woman and having a child, decides she must move on. The baby, when born, is revealed to not be Liam's.
Liam and Hope get engaged; however, she wanted to use this as a way to promote her fashion line, so their wedding was planned for months ahead. Unhappy with Hope wanting to wait to consummate their relationship after marriage, Liam becomes closer to Steffy after he saved her from drowning. Hope focuses more on her work than Liam. Neglected, he kisses Steffy. After witnessing the kiss, Hope takes off her engagement ring and leaves it at Liam's house. Heartbroken, Liam takes the ring and proposes to Steffy, who accepts. Liam and Steffy travel to Aspen, where they are married. Hope later begins flirtation with her step-brother, Thomas Forrester. They share a kiss despite Hope's unresolved feelings for Liam. While on holiday in Mexico, Thomas proposes to Hope and she briefly acknowledges that she might not be ready at the time, but someday her answer may be different and something may happen for them; she then kisses Thomas and says 'I feel safe with you'. Liam and Steffy are staying at the same resort, and once Liam finds out, he goes after Thomas and Hope on a dirt-bike chase. Steffy gets injured after she fell off her bike trying to get to Liam.
Liam confesses his love for Hope and tells Hope he plans to leave Steffy. But Bill pays off a MRI tech to switch Steffy's scans with another patient, leading Liam to believe that if Steffy gets upset in any way, a blood clot could explode, causing her to have a stroke and die. Upon receiving such information, Liam decides to stay with his wife while she recovers, leaving Hope devastated. Katie, who is suspicious of her daughter-in-law's sudden health revelations, decides to do her own research. She takes the MRI scans to her own doctor, who reveals the scans are that of someone who has a blood clot, but was not Steffy. Katie then confronts Bill and promises that she will tell Liam the truth. Bill, feeling threatened, locks Katie up in a tower to keep her from ruining his plans. Bill then goes to see Steffy and Liam and reveals that Steffy's blood clot had dissolved itself. Liam, relieved and happy for Steffy, has no idea what's going on until Katie arrives. Having freed herself from the tower, she tells Liam that Bill and Steffy had been trying to keep him away from Hope.
Liam, feeling gutted and betrayed, immediately leaves to find Hope. He finds her on the rooftop where he proposed to her and tells her that he loves her and that he wants to be with her to give their initial relationship a true chance without manipulations. When they later confront Bill with what they know and what they want from him, Bill refuses to give in, reminding Liam that Steffy is his wife and that he doesn't support his attempt to reunite with Hope. Liam, however, does not take that as an answer, making up his mind that his marriage to Steffy is over. Despite her pleading that they can get through this rough patch, Liam ends his relationship with Steffy and chooses to be with Hope. After she leaves, Liam goes outside where Hope is and reveals his left hand, which has no wedding ring on it. Brooke, worried that Steffy may try to pull a scheme to keep Liam, arranges for a wedding for Hope and Liam in her home, convinced that her son Rick would seduce Steffy into signing the annulment papers. Steffy refuses, and demands a full, legal divorce. Fearing again that Steffy would somehow scheme Liam into staying with her, Brooke insists that Hope spend the night with Liam, to 'take the power away' from Steffy by giving Liam her virginity. The night did not go as well as Hope had wished, and she ended up traumatized. Brooke showed up early the next morning to see how the night went and found Hope in tears, and immediately took her to a sex therapist to 'please Liam' so that she wouldn't lose him to Steffy.
The therapist gives Hope a trial dose of anti-anxiety pills and cautions her about sex with Liam further, but Brooke insists that Hope should be with Liam which confuses Hope even more to the point where she gets another prescription illegally from Amber. She begins acting abnormal, and eventually Liam finds out after a couple of incidents that nearly caused physical injury. The first was when Hope passed out in the pool at the Forrester House. The second was when Liam and Hope were in Aspen as well as Steffy, and she collided with her whilst they were skiing. After Liam finds out about the therapy sections, the medication and the accident with Steffy, he is stunned and confronts Hope, questioning their future. Liam takes Steffy up to Spencer cabin, where she decides to go ahead and sign the annulment papers, but Liam tears them up because he refused to hurt Steffy more and shares a passionate kiss with her. Once the divorce became final, Liam and Hope went to Italy at Brooke's insistence to remarry, although Ridge refused to design Hope's wedding gown out of respect for his other daughter. Bill tried to shanghai the wedding by bringing in Deacon Sharpe, which caused Hope to be late to the wedding and Liam to think that she had once again walked out on him. He turned to Steffy for comfort and asked her to leave with him and marry him again. Hope went to Liam's hotel suite, however, and Steffy hid in the bathroom while Hope told Liam what happened. Steffy insisted that Liam go ahead and marry Hope, so the wedding went off without a hitch. Once back in the States, Hope saw a video of Steffy and Liam professing their love for each other and falling into bed together on Hope's wedding day and refused to sign papers making their marriage legal in the US, wanting another wedding. Liam agrees, and Hope plans another wedding at the Forrester home.
On the day of their re-do wedding, however, Liam arrives drunk, on the back of Steffy's motorcycle with dyed hair and a tattoo after a night out with Steffy. Outraged by Liam's continued reliance on Steffy, Hope calls off the wedding and her relationship with Liam. She then forms a close friendship with Thomas Forrester, but insists he is not available so steers clear. While Hope is apart from Liam, she tells him she's too good for him and told him to go on with his life. He turns again to Steffy for comfort and the two fall in love, deciding to recommit to each other. Finding out that Liam and Hope had been lied to by Rick about what went on the night before their wedding, Hope once again tries to win over Liam but by that time, he had fallen for Steffy. Once again, to try to stop Steffy from keeping Liam, Brooke sets up a commitment ceremony on Liam's property without his knowledge as Liam, coming home after telling Rick that he thinks his future with Hope is over and calls Steffy, and has the priest from Italy pressure Liam into taking vows again with Hope. Steffy, however, found out she was pregnant several days earlier and waited to tell Liam about it until after he made his choice on which woman he wanted to be with. Finding out that Brooke had practically bulldozed Liam into a ceremony, she went running to Liam's house to find him and tell him she was pregnant. After finding out that Steffy was pregnant with his child, Liam eventually ended things with Hope, explaining that the ceremony was not his choice. Devastated, Hope found solace in Oliver, who finally somehow admitted he still had feelings for her, particularly by showing her the Chinese symbol for "hope" he got tattooed on his leg for her. Hope is touched, and they continue to reconnect.
On the professional front, Hope steps down as spokeswoman for her line, Hope for the Future, and approves Rick's decision to hire Maya. During Steffy's pregnancy, she ignores warnings of riding her motorcycle which results in an accident, causing her to lose the baby and become infertile. Hope secretly expresses her happiness about the situation to her mother and aunt, saying it gives she and Liam another chance if the loss tears Liam's marriage to Steffy apart. After Steffy learns of her infertility, she tells Hope she is leaving for good and that Liam is now Hope's, not telling Hope or Liam the real issue. She and Liam go to Bear Cabin together to talk. While on a walk, she sees a naked stranger taking a shower. She takes a photo of him, only for him to turn around and see her. She runs away and he chases her. She then falls over and is knocked unconscious. The stranger then carries her to safety and when she wakes up he kisses her. The mysterious stranger turns out to be Wyatt Fuller. After doing some digging, she learns he is the son of Bill Spencer, Jr., therefore the half-brother of Liam. Wyatt and Hope get closer after Liam flies to Steffy, asking Steffy to take him back and restore the marriage. Steffy rejects him and Liam comes home and proposes to Hope, who accepts. Wyatt moves in with Liam, but when Liam catches him kissing Hope, he punches Wyatt, and after a fight between Bill and Wyatt, he moves out, but Hope later selects Quinn and Wyatt's jewelery business to accompany 'Hope for the Future'. When Liam finds out, he convinces Hope to try and break the contract. Hope asks Eric to do so but he doesn't agree, knowing that it is a personal reason for wanting to end the contract. So the contract stands, much to Liam's dismay, and the two fly to Mexico to get the Hope Diamond for the line, which makes problems for Liam.
Hope and Liam get engaged, but when Hope receives a tribute video Liam made for Steffy, it creates tension between them. Liam, thinking it was Wyatt that sent the video, later finds out it was actually Quinn, and Liam quickly informs Hope. Confronting them both, Hope finds out that Quinn did send the video, but Wyatt had no idea of it until the Hope Diamond reveal. Hope forgives them both. She later ends her engagement to Liam when she is feeling insecure about Liam's connection to Steffy. They soon reconcile, but Hope wants to wait before they get married. Aly Forrester, who has a crush on Liam, sends him a picture of Wyatt and Hope kissing at a photoshoot. Liam decides to confront Hope about her refusal to marry, demands that they do so and that she cut all professional and personal ties with Wyatt and Quinn Artisan Jewelers. Hope chooses Liam over Wyatt and Eric reluctantly agrees to break the contract. Wyatt tries desperately to change Hope's mind but she won't, confessing to her mother that if they had met before Liam, then they would have had a chance. On the day of the wedding, Hope gets a note to go see Liam, but she finds him with Steffy at the cabin. Knowing that Steffy is back from Paris, and guessing she would be back to fight for Liam, Hope rehires Quinn, and she and Wyatt go to Hawaii together. Liam follows soon after to explain to Hope that Steffy had informed him that she is now able to conceive again, and that it was Quinn who once again interfered with their relationship. He then asks her to marry him immediately. Hope declines and ends her relationship with him, finally choosing Wyatt over Liam. Their happiness is short-lived when it is revealed by Liam that Wyatt took the Hope diamond as a P.R stunt, before the real jewel thieves had intentions to steal it. It almost ends their relationship completely, but Hope decides to give Wyatt another chance, much to Liam's dismay. Hope then endures a pregnancy scare, and with Liam's persuasion, she dates both brothers, agreeing that she will choose who she wants to spend the rest of her life with at the end of it.
After finding out about Quinn's involvement in Ridge's disappearance and feared death, Hope chooses Liam and they become engaged. Quinn becomes outraged when Hope ends things with Wyatt, and threatens both Liam and Hope's lives. When Quinn tries to kill Liam once and for all, Wyatt and Deacon Sharpe save him. Wyatt declares his support for Liam and Hope's relationship. Because of this, Liam and Hope decide to rehire Wyatt at Forrester Creations. Wyatt inherits the Hope for the Future Diamond after Ricardo Montemayor dies. He gifts it to Hope, which causes friction between Liam and Hope, and the two brothers. When Liam demands Hope give it back to Wyatt, Hope refuses, and publicly declares at a press conference that she is keeping the diamond. Wyatt and Rick decide to take Hope and the diamond on a promotion tour, starting with a photo shoot in Paris. Hope asks Liam to come with her, or meet her there to marry her. But Liam, still angry, does not know if he will go. Hope tells him to meet her at 3pm the next day after the photo shoot if he wants to continue their relationship. Wyatt begs Hope not to marry Liam, though she insists that she and Liam belong together. Liam misses his deadline with Hope, who then leaves with Wyatt on the Spencer jet. Wyatt takes her to Bill's yacht in Monte Carlo, where he insists that Liam wasted all of his chances with Hope, but that he will always be there for her. Wyatt proposes to Hope using the HFTF diamond, and Hope accepts and marries Wyatt. She realizes Wyatt is the man she had wanted the whole time, and that a life with Liam was just a fantasy for her.
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