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BREAKING NEWS: Hillary B. Smith joins the cast of The Bold and the Beautiful!

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After longtime fans witnessed the final scenes this afternoon of Hillary B. Smith as Nora Buchanan on ABC’s last broadcast of One Life to Live, there is breaking news today from The Bold and the Beautiful!

And as timing is everything in the soap biz, B&B  just released the information that Daytime Emmy Winner, Smith has signed on to the CBS soap to play the new the role of psychiatrist, “Dr. Stacy”!

B&B’s Executive Producer and Head Writer Bradley P. Bell announced today,  “Hillary is a formidable actress with a powerful screen presence. I look forward to collaborating on this new and dynamic character with her on The Bold and the Beautiful.”

Smith played “Nora Hanen Buchanan” on One Life to Live from 1992 to 2012. In addition to Smith’s critically acclaimed role on One Life to Live, her television credits include Something Wilder, As the World Turns, and The Doctors, as well as guest starring roles on Law and Order: Special Victims Unit and Too Close for Comfort Among her many film credits, included are Made in Manhattan with Jennifer Lopez, and Love Potion No. Nine with Sandra Bullock.  She currently stars on the popular web series: Venice: The Series as “Guya” and Fumbling for the Pieces as “Ellie.”

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So what do you think of the news of Hillary joining B&B? Let us know!

 

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Blythe
Blythe

That’s some awesome news. Love Hillary B. Smith as Margo on ATWT and Nora on OLTL! I will definitely watch her on BB.

Outlandt
Outlandt

Nora, Téa, Tomas, Bo and TREVOR!!!!!! I am sooooooooooooooo happy! GH is going to rock! Thanks for all your work, Michael… you Rock Big!

barbara t
barbara t

shes going to the bold and The beauitful.

1loveabcsoaps
1loveabcsoaps

Everyone, let’s call a news conference! Pass this on. We could post a day and meet outside nyc studios, say the end of January for people have to travel. Pass it on. Occupy Our Lives Soaps !

Lisa
Lisa

GH??? Uh???

barbara t
barbara t

yeah, I thought the same thing ,todd ,star, blair, john, tomas ,they are going to gh .hillary b smith is going to b.b.will miss her.

todd
todd

I’m so happy for her….and for Bold and The Beautiful fans who get to enjoy her performances. I am not a fan of the show, and doubt I will be watching, but very happy she is still going to a show that will appreciate her. Hillary is an amazing talent that has brought laughter and tears to us OLTL fans for 20 years.

Tara K
Tara K

I think whatever Hillary does she will have the support of her fans we are loyal and dedicated. We only wish her well in everything that is to come her way because she deserves only the very best.

Jennifer
Jennifer

I think this is wonderful news and am so happy for Hillary. She is an Emmy Award winning actress and her talent needs to be utilized to the fullest extent. The Bold and the Beautiful is lucky to have her. I will be watching.

Mel
Mel

I am very excited about this, haven’t watch B&B for a long time, but I will start watching again.

Lisa
Lisa

I’m absolutely thrilled for Hillary…I’ve never watched B&B but def will now…. It will be hard at first to see her as anyone but “Nora” but she has extreme talent & can pull off anything. If only we can get Bob Woods to join her 😉 Although there can never be another Bo & Nora. Is this a permanent home for her or just temp?

heidi
heidi

I am very happy for Hillary and B&B!!! Looking forward to her in a new role… she’s so talented.

Tyriana
Tyriana

Now they should hire Robert S Woods as her love interest!

lisa
lisa

Absolutely agree with that one 😉 Love me some RSW. That would be a dream come true if he was cast on as well.

Cindy Mason
Cindy Mason

A little shocked.But cool.

Carol Painter
Carol Painter

I’m Happy For Her! But Sad For me……..LOL! I am still hoping, that with any Luck OLTL will Come Back…!

They can Borrow her…but that’s it!

Carol Jones
Carol Jones

I am still shocked I can’t believe I wont be watching my show!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
this is more painful than I thought it could be!!!!!!!!!!!

lisa
lisa

I abaolutely agree with both of you. Cannot believe it’s over either. I feel like its some bad dream. 43yrs & that’s it. It will be kinda hard to see her as any other character but Nora 🙁

kay killgore
kay killgore

I hope she rents in LA or maybe she has a home there, but Brad Bell ruins everything he touches. She might want to have checked with Sarah Brown. Rick Hearst I could go on and on. For a 30 minute show the cast is already bloated and underused. I like her very much I just think he has a track record of doing this just like MAB at Y&R.

Paul
Paul

Interesting news. I wonder if she’ll be involved with Nick or Ridge. Now if they would consider Erika Slezak for Sally Spectra. No one can really replace Darlene Conley. But the part of Sally Spectra is missed so much and Erika would have great scenes with Susan Flannery. And they have mentioned Sally a lot recently. Next I want Bobbie Eakes to return as Macy. But I doubt B and B would have the available budget for all these superstars.

Tom
Tom

If Brad Bell treats her the way he treated Sarah Brown, Rick Hearst, etc, I will never forgive him…but for now I am optimistic and looking forward to her debut.

Iakovos
Iakovos

Exactly, friend.

Heather
Heather

Smart choice from Hillary B Smith

For job security, B&B is probably the best bet for Smith. GH and DAYS are likely to be gone in the near future, and Y&R is too unsafe with Maria Arena Bell firing people all the time. For security, B&B is without a doubt the way to go and I’m so happy for Smith even if B&B is not really my thing.

Tanisha
Tanisha

I’m conflicted. I’m happy for HBS but B&B is where smart strong women actors go to die. They lose their minds and integrity and begin doing stupid things that only desperate, pathetic women do. For 5 seconds every couple of years Stephanie gets tough and kicks lying, cheating Eric to the curb but the rest of the women are just pathetic. I hope this won’t be the case for HBS because she’s amazing.

Lew
Lew

I am glad for her, but as mentioned above, B&B has the habit of hiring high-caliber talent and not using them. I HATE ABC DAYTIME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

JustSaying
JustSaying

So does this mean that the Prospect Park Deal won’t go through? I mean if this many characters are leaving the show, why have it on the internet?

Details, details…

ethel
ethel

prospect park dropped the online idea the day before thanksgiving………..

ethel
ethel

i followed don diamont (ex brad y&r) in 2009 to b&b – than came jacob young (ex jr amc) in sept 2011- and now hillary will be there………
she will definitely be an awesome addition to the cast of b&b –
🙂

kay killgore
kay killgore

From my understanding of PP they could not get the money to produce such a huge venture to the internet.

Michael
Michael

I am delighted for HBS (whom I’ve loved since she was on ATWT as Margo), but good heavens, couldn’t it be another show besides B&B (not that there are many left)? As somebody above mentioned, I hope she’s renting rather than buying. Brad Bell gets enthusiastic for, like, 30 seconds, and brings these great soap talents on board, and then they’re just gone. The list is a long one–not just the recent ones people have mentioned like Sarah Brown and Rick Hearst–and it’s been a pattern of his for a long time. But heaven knows they need a competent shrink in that town because Taylor lost any credibility in that department long ago; maybe this Dr. Stacy will stick around.

Just keep her out of Ridge’s orbit, please.

Blake
Blake

Cool! So happy for Hillary to find work again, it’s nice when you hear the actors from cancelled shows finding work again. I hope B&B does her justice.

lisa
lisa

Does anyone know when her start date will be?

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