The Bold and the Beautiful characters (2014)

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The Bold and the Beautiful is an American television soap opera. It was first broadcast on March 23, 1987 and airs on CBS. The following is a list of characters that first appeared or will appear in the soap in 2014, by order of first appearance. All characters are introduced by the series' executive producer and head writer Bradley Bell.

Ivy Forrester[edit]

Ivy Forrester
The Bold and the Beautiful character
Portrayed by Ashleigh Brewer
Duration 2014–
First appearance July 10, 2014
Created by Bradley Bell
Classification Present; regular
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Other names Ivy Forrester Spencer
Occupation
Home Los Angeles, California

Ivy Forrester, portrayed by Ashleigh Brewer, made her first appearance on July 10, 2014.[1] In May 2014, it was announced that Australian actress Brewer had joined the cast of The Bold and the Beautiful in the role of Ivy Forrester.[2] She began filming for the series on May 24, 2014, and initially signed a three year contract with the show.[3] Brewer told a writer for Soap Opera Digest that during her first meeting she had a successful chemistry read with Wyatt Spencer (Darin Brooks) and the producers decided to create a character with her.[4] Brewer explained that Ivy was originally going to be American, before being changed to Australian and then English. After the producers had another think about it, they decided that she should be Australian.[5]

Ivy is Eric Forrester's (John McCook) niece and the younger daughter of John Forrester and his second wife, Claire Forrester. She is the half-sister of Jessica Forrester through John's first marriage to Maggie Forrester. She arrives in Los Angeles, after she is brought in to work for the new jewelry design collection, Hope for the Future (HFTF) by Eric and Rick Forrester (Jacob Young) replacing Quinn Fuller (Rena Sofer).

After Liam Spencer's failed relationship with Hope Logan, Ivy and Liam began an relationship, though have to deal with the brief return of Liam's ex-wife Steffy Forrester. Steffy's actress, Jacqueline MacInnes Wood, noted that "in Steffy's mind, Ivy is just some new woman in town and Liam is fair game. He and Ivy have no history".[6][7]

John Forrester[edit]

John Forrester
The Bold and the Beautiful character
Portrayed by Fred Willard
Duration 2014–15
First appearance October 2, 2014 (2014-10-02)
Last appearance June 29, 2015
Introduced by Bradley Bell
Classification Former; recurring
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Occupation Salesman
Home Australia

John Forrester, played by comedian Fred Willard, made his first screen appearance on October 2, 2014.[8] John had previously been mentioned on-screen by other characters, but never seen. Willard's casting was announced on August 25, 2014 and he began filming on August 27.[9] He will appear in four episodes.[9] John is the older brother of Eric Forrester (John McCook) and the father of newcomer Ivy Forrester (Ashleigh Brewer). John came to visit Ivy and Eric, while he was in the United States.[9] Michael Logan from TV Guide reported that John is "a traveling salesman-inventor and quite the party boy".[9]

For his portrayal of John, Willard was nominated and won for Outstanding Special Guest Performer in a Drama Series at the 42nd Daytime Emmy Awards.[10]

Others[edit]

Date(s) Character Actor Circumstances
August 8–January 20, 2015,
July 27–August 4, 2016[11]
Eva Kelly Kruger[12] Eva is a Forrester Creations international publicist. She helps to oversee photo shoots in Paris and Amsterdam.
November 7–13 Lars Ferry Doedens[13] Lars is a Forrester Creations public relations executive in Amsterdam. Wyatt Spencer asked Lars to organize a romantic boat trip for Liam Spencer and Ivy Forrester.
October 30–June 24, 2015 Zach Zach Rance Zach is first seen at a halloween beach party, with his friends Caleb, and Donny. As Liam Spencer and Ivy Forrester arrive at the party, Donny runs by to say hello to Liam, alongside Zach and Caleb. They then start talking about how the party was going to be the hottest, and there was going to be contest for prizes. Zach is seen to have received a position at Forrester Creations working in the shipping area. He returns for some episodes when he is needed for work.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ashleigh Brewer". The Bold and the Beautiful. Retrieved June 27, 2014. 
  2. ^ "'B&B' Casts Australian Actress Ashleigh Brewer In Newly Created Contract Role; Soap Nominated for 9th Consecutive TV Audience Award". Soap Opera Network. May 22, 2014. Retrieved June 27, 2014. 
  3. ^ Shearer, Geoff (May 25, 2014). "Brisbane actor Ashleigh Brewer scores role in US soapie The Bold and the Beautiful". The Courier-Mail. Retrieved June 27, 2014. 
  4. ^ "Australian Ashleigh Brewer Cast as Ivy Forrester on The Bold and the Beautiful". Soap Opera Story. Retrieved July 14, 2014. 
  5. ^ Devlyn, Darren (October 19, 2014). "Former Neighbours and Bold and the Beautiful star Ashleigh Brewer creates a storm". news.com.au. Retrieved October 21, 2014. 
  6. ^ "Jacqueline MacInnes Wood's first day back on set". TV Week. Bauer Media Group. March 2015. Retrieved March 7, 2015. 
  7. ^ Logan, Michael (April 10, 2015). "Exclusive: Jacqueline MacInnes Wood Returns to The Bold and the Beautiful". TV Insider. United States: CBS Interactive. Retrieved April 10, 2015. Two-time Emmy nominee Jacqueline MacInnes Wood is heading back to CBS's The Bold and the Beautiful as that maddeningly complicated sexbomb Steffy Forrester—and this time the actress is under contract. 
  8. ^ "Casting for the week of September 29 – October 3". CBS Interactive. September 19, 2014. Retrieved October 3, 2014. 
  9. ^ a b c d Logan, Michael (August 25, 2014). "Exclusive: Fred Willard Guest Stars on The Bold and the Beautiful". TV Guide. Retrieved September 5, 2014. 
  10. ^ Bentley, Jean (March 31, 2015). "Daytime Emmy Nominations 2015: The Talk, The Young and the Restless, Alison Sweeney Lead Nominees -- Find Out the Rest!". Us Weekly. Retrieved April 4, 2015. 
  11. ^ Eades, Chris (July 6, 2016). "Kelly Kruger Returns to The Bold and the Beautiful!". CBS Soaps in Depth. Retrieved July 9, 2016. 
  12. ^ "Kelly Kruger launches blog". Soap Opera Digest. July 29, 2014. Retrieved December 1, 2014. 
  13. ^ Lewis, Errol (November 4, 2014). "November's 'Bold' Casting Notes". Soap Opera Network. Retrieved December 1, 2014. 

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