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B&B's Brad Bell & Kristolyn Lloyd speak on the homeless story!

Photo Credit: JPI Studios

Photo Credit: JPI Studios

The Bold and the Beautiful’s executive producer and head writer, Brad Bell and his newest addition to the cast in a contract role, Kristolyn Lloyd, (Dayzee) spoke with Nelson Branco in his new Soapgeist column out today from TV Guide Canada. If you missed last week’s episodes of B&B, featuring Stephanie Forrester (Susan Flannery) visiting the homeless, and prior episodes in which Stephanie comes to terms with fighting for her life after having an eye-opening experiencing witnessing those on the streets  in L.A…  Bell and Lloyd both spoke on what it meant to them and the CBS sudser.   Here are some excerpts:

Bell on that his intentions with the homeless story has more legs than than just about having a contender of episodes for this year’s Daytime Emmys: “Every day I drive into work, and I see all these homeless people who may have mental health issues like ADHD, etc. We’re going to tackle that on B&B in 2011. Just because they may not be living the healthy mental norm doesn’t mean they should be living out on the streets. You always want to do the best you can with the ingredients you have, but you never know when one is missing or why there isn’t a proper balance. You can go months trying to figure out why, but right now everything has fallen into place. It feels like the show is where I want it to be. We’re bringing in a lot of reality to the show along with romance and some fantasy. And we haven’t seen the last of these homeless people on our show. Many are coming in for our Christmas shows. They’ve now become our friends. We’re going to have a feast — and shoot a great show.”

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Lloyd on what it felt like to be part of such a huge socially relevant story on the soaps: “Brad is so hands-on with this storyline. During my audition, I didn’t even know Brad was the executive producer because they rarely show up at auditions but that’s how involved he is. Another reason why this is great is because after I did missionary work in Indonesia last year, it led me to doing some work on Skid Row every Saturday. When I came in to audition for this part, it was a very different character, but after I told Brad Bell about my missionary work, they [re-imagined] Dayzee. Dayzee was very hard and hopeless originally — she was even about to turn a trick before Stephanie first met her. Also, at that time, they were considering filming on Skid Row so after our talk Pandora’s Box opened and all this great stuff came up for the character. It’s sort of based on me. All those people at Gladys Park are my friends. We’re mixing those two worlds together. I offered my insight more than research. For example, I made sure that Stephanie followed through on her commitment to helping these people because the homeless [don’t need any more hollow promises].”

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Ivonnah
Ivonnah

I love this storyline! Dayzee is such an amazing character! I’m glad they infused Kristolyn’s real life into the Dayzee, it gives her much more depth than what she sounds like she was originally. Great job B&B!! Looking forward to seeing much more of Miss Lloyd!

Qiana
Qiana

Kristolyn Lloyd … You are AWSOMAZING! I am so proud of what GOD is doing inside of you and through you!Thank you for being one of a handful in Hollywood to give a true image and God’s eye view into the hearts of people that happen to live in homeless conditions verses just naming them “The Homeless” .
I KNOW God will continue to bless YOU my friend, I pray that others will be blessed because of it!

mmc
mmc

It’s about time they had a really good storyline Our country has so many homeless and so many people stressed out because of falling on hard times.So many people are not happy because they can’t think of anything else but trying to make it through each day.so i commend them for this storyline! After a while i do get sick of Brooke and Ridge and Taylor and Taylor really wanting Ridge and Brooke holding onto Ridge and Ridge loving Brooke but giving Taylor a mixed message. (who is suppossed to love Whip but will always have the hots for Ridge) And Ridge is kind of giving her false hope!i just confused myself.I don’t like Amber at all.Oliver has to stay far away from her because she’s as devious as they comeI do love Zack Conroy as oliver.he’s so loveable.Why Hope with her Mother is not fair to him.Oh well, that’s why they call it a soap1blames him for what happened

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R

First of all, I love the character Dayzee. The actress who plays her is so real, and refreshing. She holds her own with Susan Flannery. As an African American, I am overjoyed to see a character like Dayzee. To be honest, I quit watching “The Young And The Restless”, and “The Bold And The Beautiful” several months ago because I got tired of not seeing African American characters constantly overlooked with lack of story. I concluded that clearly the African American characters were not a priority as other characters, and it infuriated me to no end! However, Mr. Brad Bell has gotten me back as a viewer because of his great storytelling with Dayzee, and Stephanie on B&B. By the way, I saw some real chemistry with Brooke, and Anthony. Mr. Bell if you really want to continue delivering fresh, surprising, and shocking stories…allow Brooke, and Anthony to fall in love, and explore a new territory. Anthony is charming, charasmatic, intelligent, and sexy! This would be some serious HEAT! Brooke, and Anthony would be HOT! Mr. Bell thank you so much for giving B&B some color! I guarantee your ratings will continue to soar! Mr. Bell you are truly walking it like a dog on B&B! All I can say is that I give you credit, and continue to do like Keith Sweat, and “Keep It Coming”! B&B is #1!!! Merry Christmas!

R
R

I forgot to mention…Christmas Eve’s B&B episode was my favorite of all times because finally I saw a real representation of L.A. meaning L.A. is such a melting pot, and that is what I saw on the tv screen. Again, keep up the great work Mr. Brad Bell.

ROSCOE LAVENDER JR.
ROSCOE LAVENDER JR.

IT IS VERY GOOD TO SEE MISS DAYZEE SHE IS A VERY GOOD ACTRESS SHE PLAYS HER ROLL VERY WELL AND IT WILL VERY INTERESTING TO SEE WHO SHE ENDS UP WITH MARCUS OR THOMAS . I HAVE BEEN WITH B&B SINCE THE BEGINNING AND IT ONLY GETS BETTER THE SKID ROW REAL LIFE WAS VERY DEEP , THNX FOR BEING REAL .

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