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B&B's Jacob Young Chats On Rick's Revenge, His Leading Ladies & Brad Bell!

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The Bold and the Beautiful has been tearing it up of late with an umbrella story centered around an embittered Rick Forrester (Jacob Young), who after being fed up and being tossed aside by his father Eric (John McCook) in favor of Ridge (Thorsten Kaye) for the CEO seat at Forrester Creations, and never getting the opportunity to take the reins, decided turnabout is fair play and then some!  The new Rick is ready to take down those who get in his way to what he feels is rightfully his, especially after being kicked in the teeth by his then wife Caroline (Linsey Godfrey) who was smooching with sworn enemy number one … Ridge!

In addition, this storyline has given viewers an opportunity to see the acting mettle of Daytime Emmy winner Jacob Young!  So much so that back in December, On-Air On-Soaps named Jacob are pick for the Outstanding Supporting Actor of 2014, and the story has just gotten better and better into 2015.  We caught up with Jacob at the recent on set celebration for The Bold and the Beautiful’s 7000th episode, which included the studio dedication of Stage 31 to Jacob’s first soap boss and current soap boss, Brad Bell (head writer and executive producer, B&B).

Playing troubled, bad, misunderstood, and misguided is nothing new for Young having also played JR Chandler on ABC’s All My Children.  But Rick takes soap revenge to a whole new level, especially when he and his current flame Maya (Karla Mosley) get together for some collusion!  And as for Young’ intense scenes with Linsey Godfrey of late, they have been nothing short of exquisite work in this genre.  Here’s what Jacob had to say about finally being handed the ball and running with it … and more!

Brad Bell has been instrumental in your career, and it seems like both of you are getting your due and the respect you deserve: Brad being honored with the studio dedication in his name at B&B soundstages at CBS, and across the way from where his father the late Bill Bell Sr. had a studio dedication in his name at Y&R.  I saw you being very emotional when Brad spoke of what this meant to him.

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JACOB:  If there is anything more touching than Brad and Bill Bell Sr.’s father and son connection, I don’t know what it is.  I told Brad that he would be so proud of you to continue his legacy, and it’s like the torched gets passed. I was moved to tears during his speech.  It was absolutely beautiful.

How long have you been with The Bold and the Beautiful now in total, since you left and came back?

JACOB:  I am right under the ten year mark here if you add them altogether. It doesn’t seem like ten, well it does and doesn’t, because I broke up the time being here.  Somebody asked me the other day, “What has been my favorite show to be a part of?” You have special memories of every part you play.  But B&B is where I started.  I wouldn’t have been able to do those other shows, if it wasn’t for this show.  Brad saw that many years ago, and so this by far is home, and it’s my favorite show.

Can you believe the story you have right now?  Rick’s revenge and the dynamics within the Forrester family, and their business turned on its ear, has been must-see TV!

JACOB:  I can’t believe it!  Sometimes it takes awhile to massage a new person back into the canvas. It took us three or four years, but I am running with it, and taking full advantage of it.  I am just going to continue trying to pump out the best work I possibly can.

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Rick is such a jackass right now!  It’s like these circumstances have unleashed his inner-devil.  How has it been working with Karla Mosley (Maya) in this storyline, and Linsey Godfrey (Caroline) in these heavy emotional scenes?

JACOB:  You are right! Rich is such an asshole! (Laughs) Both of those girls are so talented and have really blossomed into those roles. They are so sweet that’s hard to be mean to anybody on this show!

Karla has those big beautiful, but mischievous doe eyes!  She can just go there and play the bitch and turn it on and off, which is fun to watch.

JACOB:  Some of the scenes that are to come are almost unforgiveable, because both of us together are like very … duplicitous! (Laughs)

Did you know this big story was coming down the pike for you?

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JACOB:  They always give you an idea, but then I have not had anything that lasts more three weeks in terms of continuing story.  I have had good start-ups, but there is never a finish line.  And so when I heard this, I thought this was going to be another in and out of the office at Forrester deal.  But, this was all a big surprise to me, and when I saw the material for the first time (that has aired already), and some of the more emotional stuff with Linsey; I said to myself, “It’s now or never!  Take it when you got it.”

You have some really meaty material this year to compete for a Daytime Emmy.  Did you submit yourself?  You better have!

JACOB:  I did!  However, some of this great material will be for next year’s Emmys, but there were some great scenes in the office when I find out originally about the supposed affair between Ridge and Caroline, and those were the scenes I used for this year’s Emmys.

One of the things that was so outrageous about this storyline initially was Ridge’s inability to draw being made into such a huge deal on the show, but shame on all of us for thinking that! Ultimately, it fed into Caroline and Rick’s relationship coming apart at the seams, and a vindictive Rick emerging!

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JACOB:  It was definitely a good connector.  Rick definitely had some lines that were good puns for him, like, “Why don’t you take that the next time you are holdings hands in front of an easel!”

What is so fascinating in your performances of late is that you can even see that there is a sadness and vulnerability to Rick underneath it all, even as he continues on this mission to take everything that belongs to the Forrester family, and make them suffer like he feels he has!

JACOB:  He is the son who has always been pushed down. Rick has never been able to find his footing, and nobody ever gave him that true opportunity, and he was tired of being the underdog.  You can only push somebody down so much, before they finally start swimming … and he is swimming right now!

The recent scenes you had with Linsey Godfrey, where she is trying to reach out to Rick and tell him that they can make their marriage work, even though she betrayed him, and he wouldn’t take her back were heartbreaking!

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JACOB:  They were gorgeous scenes, so gorgeous, and we had talked about those Linsey said, “When we look into each other’s eyes it’s just a trigger.” She found her groove, and she just stuck with it, and she nailed it.  It was unbelievable, and truly some of the best work I have seen, or been a part of on daytime.

So let’s clarify! (Laughs) In real life, you and Thorsten Kaye are buds, and in fact, you go way back to being part of the All My Children gang together!

JACOB: Oh yeah!  We are really close, actually.  So it’s fun to play with him in this way as such bitter adversaries.

What have you thought of the performances of Jacob Young? Do you think this story involving Rick/Maya and Caroline/Ridge and now Liam (Scott Clifton) who wants to take Forrester Creations over, and put Rick out to pasture (as he said on today’s episode) is one of the most rocking stories on soaps today?  Share your comments below!

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T

Blah Rick and Myna. Rick and Caroline are exactly like JR and Babe on AMC. Caroline and Smidge are just a school girl and teacher type. Nasty.

Lynn
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Lynn

LOL they are nothing like JR and Babe, JR was utterly unlikeable, had NO redeeming qualities at all.

School girl and teacher? LMFAO wow some people are hilarious. I bet you LOVED Bill and Steffy huh 😉

richard
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richard

Say what you want about this story, the acting is beyond fabulous, from Rick, Maya and Caroline!!! Rick has SO much bottled up from watching Ridge mistreat Brooke all those years, in addition to Brooke chasing Ridge at the expense of Rick and Bridget!! Its all coming full circle and I am sitting back with my bowl of popcorn and watching in delight!! And now that Brooke is back, it’s gettin even messier and I love it!!! This is an umbrella story at its best and withall the inner family connections and past hookups, it’s SO juicy. My only complaint… Read more »

Larro
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Larro

Eric was with Brooke–big age difference there–even had a child with her, so age difference of Ridge & Caroline not to big of a deal, when you remember all the past history of the Forresters/Logans,

Mary SF
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Mary SF

I like this story line and everyone is doing a good job at it. Although Brad can’t help embedding a love triangle in the mix, the triangle isn’t the thrust of the story, so I can live with it. But I disagree with the notion Rick was the son who was always pushed down– it seems to me Throne is the son that has gotten the raw deal from his family– at least Rick made it upstairs and was CEO while Throne spent most of his career while in LA in the basement–

Larro
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Larro

I agree, Thorne was the son who has always gotten a raw deal from the family. Rick is just a big baby, I use to like him, but seeing him like he has been, I am really disliking him–now he will expect ‘mommy Brooke’ to get him out of this!!

Jeremy
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Jeremy

I wonder when Jacob Young’s contract is up? I’m sure GH would love to have him back as Lucky Spencer. He was a great Lucky. B&B is lucky to have him for so long, he’s definitely valued for his talents over at B&B.

Callie
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Callie

B&B has struck gold with this storyline! All the actors’ performances have been spot on, Jacob Young especially, and Caroline and Ridge’s chemistry is off the charts!

Viva
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Viva

I think Jacob has shown us what is possible for Bold, even down to Rick’s stylish wardrobe.

Larro
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Larro

Rick’s stylish wardrobe? You have got to be kidding! He looks like a little kid in his daddy’s dressup clothes! He is always wearing a suit—and those tears he gets! Please!

marci gilly
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marci gilly

You are so right buy the boy some fashion forward 30 something clothes

Derrick
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Derrick

Great story line and excellent acting from Jacob and Lindsey!

Scott (ATWT Fan)
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Scott (ATWT Fan)

Mr. Young’s acting during this revenge storyline is off the wall (in a positive way). He plays unhinged and crazy really well; he knows how to tap into all of the colours that Rick possesses within his emotional state, and he brings them out. Yes, I’m not crazy about where the story is headed and the propping of Maya as the new Forrester Matriarch, but the writing for this story is what intrigues me. One thing Mr. Bell does incredibly well is write a solid and riveting story. I hated Rick with Kyle Lowder in the role; once Jacob came… Read more »

Shirley Strickler
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Shirley Strickler

Love B&B right great fun and I am team Ridge & Carolyn love those two and what great chemistry 🙂

Lia
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Lia

It’s the best storyline I’ve seen on this show in a long, long time. Maya and Ric are a force to be reckoned with. I just love it that Bell has brought them back stronger and better than ever. I look forward to this show everyday again. Long live RAYA!

Jennifer. whitlock
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Jennifer. whitlock

This show is so crazy, I love it. Besides all the Forester drama, I am glad dippy and whiny Hope is gone. Good Lord, what a spoiled brat. I am excited to see Liam anand Ivy Keep on with their relationship. I so want Liam to get married to her. And Pam and those damn lemon bars enough already. Geesh!!!

L. Swanson
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L. Swanson

Rick complains he is the son left behind—I think Thorn would say that—Rick is too whinny for my liking. I love Ridge—when he looks at a woman, like he has been doing to Caroline—-Wow! When he said, “You are magnificent!’—-Perfect! I really do NOT like the Rick/Maya situation–putting that horrible picture up—made me not even want to watch B&B!! Maya has turned into a horrible person–both she and Rick, flaunting their affair! What kind of company would put up with all that –now the shooting?? It’s becoming unbelievable—get back to some good stories, Mr. Bell!!

Nikki
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Nikki

I love this show & Rick’s acting is nothing less than fantastic! Yes he’s been acting like a spoiled little boy but can that guy act! I love Caroline with Ridge as far as age goes how about Eric & Brook or how about the other Logan girl going out with Eric. Caroline may just be the one for Ridge. Ridge is just so handsome I can’t blame Caroline for kissing him. I can’t wait to see Rick’s face when Liam & Steffy take over Forrester or for that matter I can’t wait to see Brook’s face at that time.… Read more »

Andrea
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Andrea

The absolute BEST storyline. Old fashion soap. I hope he gets the EMMY. He deserves it

sandra
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sandra

Brook needs another vacation. She is acting as if its her company. Can someone please put her in her place. I’m so happy Hope is gone and I hope she doesn’t return. She is exactly like her mother and so is Ricky.

marci gilly
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marci gilly

That’s Brooke’s charm, she feels like it is her company by injection via Eric, Ridge and Thorne, and don’t forget she had Stephanie’s blessing on her death bed to be the new head bitch.

Maryann Bierer
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Maryann Bierer

Watching 22 yrs now my favorite show ever and I am furious with Rick!!! So Jacob is doing a great job!!!

Elite Advisors
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Elite Advisors

I think this show is SO SO much better without Brooke and Hope…. perhaps it shows TPTB that this show is actually much better without those two characters that weigh the show down.

Because of the departures of Brooke and Hope they were forced to dig deep in the writing and it paid off…so [please do not go back to the old ways!

judy
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judy

My favorite show ever. Just started watching this past year and although I have been a Y&R fan for 36 yr the B&B has won me over. The story line is so exceptionally Exciting. Although I can’t stand Rick with Maya. I don’t like her at all however I like Ridge with Caroline. So happy Stephy is back.

Jimmy
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Jimmy

I think Maya is intentionally made to be unlikable, and Karla Mosley is nailing her scenes as Maya. I like her much more now than I did when she was first brought onto the show, she actually has a purpose now and having her cause trouble for the Forresters reminds me of when Amber was on the show.

And I, too, am really happy that Steffy is back. I wish she were sticking around longer than just for a short-term story, because Jacqueline MacInnes Wood is a great young actress and I really like the character.

Karen
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Karen

I love Jacob Young! Never watched him in the early years of B&B( since I have only been a viewer since he re arrived). But I just love him. I don’t know how tall he is and he does have that young look so I see how he can look like a kid in a suit. He always wore suits in AMC as well (except when he was with Babe in the early stages when she too, didn’t know he was rich. I don’ t like the idea that “Liam” is getting involved in all this Forester stuff. He has… Read more »

Donna
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Donna

I like Caroline better with Ridge rather than Rick . Not to sound all sappy, but Ridge and Caroline are so very sweet to each other, and for each other….I love the way they look at each other, it warms my heart!…..no lust, just actually caring for each other, like when Caroline was putting ice on Ridge’s bruised face. I was very moved by that, and when Ridge guided Caroline’s hand to draw, I loved it. I hope they stay together for awhile, instead of Brooke breaking them up or Caroline going back to Rick!!

marci gilly
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marci gilly

For all the Brooke and Hope haters where would the story be if there were no “Logan”. It’s a soap gotta have people you hate to keep it interesting, I am already growing tired of “icky, Ricky” Maya is a PIA but then again every soap needs one it’s just laughable she thinks she can fill Stephanie’s shoes or even Brooke’s for that matter. Will be interesting to see where they bring the Steffy story line since they indicate she is only temporary, is she going to try and force a friendship between sworn enemies Bill and Ridge, make her… Read more »

Rita
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Rita

It takes Rick’s anger, Maya’s gold digging, Katie’s non-threat to Caroline and Brooke as competition to build Carridge. On their own as potential “adulterers” against poor Rick and Katie who love them so much, not many wanted them. Bell needed fans to accept TK as Ridge. Fans didn’t think he was a good fit. TK’s good actor so Bell had to do something to get him to stay. First, they tried Kridge. Having Brooke get her comeuppance from her own sister and her destiny was supposed to make the case. Kridge fell flat. People loved Brill even after Ridge fell… Read more »

Jimmy
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Jimmy

This is what B&B can and should be all the time! Leffy/Lope and Hiam/Hyatt pales in comparison to this storyline, yet those triangles were the driving force for much of the show for such a long time. This Ridge/Caroline/Rick/Maya story is gold, and it’s really showcasing the talents of everyone involved. Jacob Young finally had the material that is worthy of his talents, plentiful they are. He’s knocking it out of the park scene after scene, and I hope he is recognized for an Emmy next year for his work. Also, Lindsey Godfrey, who I initially didn’t like at all… Read more »

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