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Who Would You Cast To Play Karen Spencer on The Bold and the Beautiful?

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New out of Soap Opera Digest is  that The Bold and the Beautiful is seeking a possible recast for the role of Karen Spencer played by Joanna Johnson.

In story, the character of Karen had come out to her brother, Bill  (Don Diamont) and revealed that she has a wife Dani played by Crystal Chappell.  The two moms raised together their daughter, Caroline (Linsey Godfrey), who over the last many months has certainly developed more of an edge from her once good-girl image.

Looks like the unavailability of Johnson to continue in the role has served for the impetus to put out a casting notice for the role of Karen now listed as “recurring/possible contract”.  Joanna Johnson currently serves as executive producer on the ABC Family hit series, The Fosters.

So the question is, who would you cast in the role of Karen Spencer, who might be familiar to daytime audiences?  Or, would you not recast and just wait till Joanna is available again? Comment below!

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Chaz
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Chaz

Julie Pinson.

egolf
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egolf

I’m hoping this means getting to see more of Crystal Chappell as Dani.

Michael
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Michael

Jessica Leccia, who played Natalia to Crystal Chappell’s Olivia on Guiding Light!

IamCarrie
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IamCarrie

Wait for Joanna….unless we can get Jessica Leccia….:)

Iakovos
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Iakovos

So many good candidates… Kelly Sullivan? Teri Conn? Sarah Brown (no one remembers her Agnes character anyway and she could hold her own with Chappell)?

But the bigger question… Will B&B keep and use the characters to their fullest? This serial seems to waste its talent and not integrate characters or plots well. Best way for screen time is to bed Brooke or to get involved with Liam and Hope. Otherwise, you are with Thorne in the Forrester Creations depths. And just where is Taylor?

Michael
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Michael

Taylor is long gone, thank God. I never liked Hunter Tylo and I was giddy when she left the show.

jimh(leave to beaver)
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jimh(leave to beaver)

Yeah…Kelly S.

Mark Y
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Mark Y

Terri Conn is too young to play Caroline’s mom, don’t you think?

Iakovos
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Iakovos

Good and fair point. Teri Conn does skew young but I liked her so much on ATWT and miss her. But on B&B I recall Lesley-Anne Down and Jack Wagner’s age difference when they were on the show, as well as the woman who played Beth Logan when the character died compared to Katherine Kelly Lange as Brooke. Couldn’t have been more than 7-10 years between them.

I read other ideas here and see Martha Byrne and Kelly Menighan Hensley’s names. Doable. I do not see Noelle Beck in this role although I like her very well.

Patty
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Patty

If they are willing to go with a different look, Jessica Leccia would be the way to go. She looks like she could be Bill’s sister, and hopefully we’d see more of Crystal.

Ghlover
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Ghlover

Noelle beck!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Dani A.
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Dani A.

Ooh I like Noelle Beck as a suggestion.

lance
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lance

Forget about noelle beck. cast kelly sullivan ex connie gh. She is a wonderful actress.

Loving
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Loving

Noelle beck would be the best.

Stephanie
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Stephanie

Here are just a few suggestions that I would love to see
Catherne Hickland, Kelly Sullivan ,Kassie DePivia, or Florencia Lorenzo.

Mark Y
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Mark Y

Catherine Hickland. Good one!

Mark Y
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Mark Y

Cynthia Watross

Mark Y
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Mark Y

Kelly Menighan Hensley. And give Jon more air time while they’re at it.

Vince islas
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Vince islas

Martha Byrne!!

ricardo
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ricardo

kelly sullivan would be really good in the role. she is a very good actress and sexy too.

denisefan
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denisefan

Karen Spencer should be recast with Lori Laughlin playing the role of the original character, who was straight. The lesbian revisionism is a turn-off.

Johnny
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Johnny

Very much so. She could have been a viable love interest for Thorne. She still could. If she lived most of he life straight, it would make more sense.

Joel
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Joel

Kimberlin Brown! If GH can cast actors in multiple roles so can B&B. Sheila hasn’t appeared on B&B since 2003 and they’ve apparently forgotten about her anyway.

JustSaying
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JustSaying

Tough call. I want her to remain Sheila.

Johnny
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Johnny

I wouldn’t cast anyone in the part. The character is completely unnecessary on the canvas of this show.

Mark Y
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Mark Y

How can you say that without knowing what her story will be?

Scott (ATWT Fan)
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Scott (ATWT Fan)

Either bring Joanna back, or recast with Martha Byrne. She wrote for the show before, and would have great chemistry with the whole cast!

JustSaying
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JustSaying

Gina Togoni from OTLT/GL. Unless GL is resurrected. But I think she’ll do great as Karen and can hold her own against Dollar Bill.

Karen
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Karen

Beth Ehlers or Gina Tognoni.

Barbara from Atlanta
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Barbara from Atlanta

Michelle Stafford! The Bells seem to really like her.

bc
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bc

They don’t need karen spencer. Have the lesbian couple break up off screen and then have dani be paired w/ a lesbian who’s a racial minority actress. days will & what’s his name. atwt’s luke and noah and the doctor that got crushed by a truck. b&b’s dani and karen. gl’s lesbian couple. y&r’s adam. oltl’s kish. amc’s bianca and lena and maggie and reese. All day soap opera lgbt chars have been white. Racially diverse l.a. should have a racial minority lesbian char on b&b. Generally speaking there needs to be more racial minority actors regardless of their orientation.… Read more »

DIMITRIS PERAKIS
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DIMITRIS PERAKIS

Signy Coleman or Krista Tesreau

Mark Y
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Mark Y

Signy is a great choice.

JustSaying
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JustSaying

Nahhh. I want Signy back as Hope’s long lost cousin.

Shannon
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Shannon

As much as I like Jessica Leccia and Crystal Chappell together, I think Jessica’s too young for this particular role Joanna Johnson is a few years older than Crystal, and although I don’t know the age difference between Karen and Danielle, I kind of like the idea that Karen is a bit older..

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Kiara Barnes To Perform Her Original Song On The Bold and the Beautiful

Tomorrow on the October 20th episode of The Bold and the Beautiful watch for Kiara Barnes to perform an original new song that she wrote specifically for the CBS Daytime drama series.

Barnes who is not only an actress, but a recording artist, will sing her  track, I’m Just Fine” as her character Zoe Buckingham ,

Previously in 2018, Kiara released an EP, entitled Sirens to the Moon, which you can find streaming on Spotify and Apple Music/iTunes.

 

In a tweet today, Barnes shared: “New song for  @BandB_CBS  debuting tomorrow! I’m excited for y’all to hear it”

So will you be checking out Kiara’s new song for B&B?  Do you want Zoe to end up with Zende, Carter, or someone else romantically? Weigh-in and let us know via the comment section below!

 

 

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As the World Turns Cast To Perform Virtual Reading Of Final Episode

In a once-in-a soap-lifetime event during the Covid-19 pandemic, the cast of As the World Turns will reunite for one night online for a virtual reading of the CBS daytime drama’s final episode that aired back 10 years ago this past September,

This livestream event is for a good cause and is brought to you by former ATWT cast member, Trent Dawson’s (Ex-Henry) theatre group The Katonah Classic Stage.  Dawson is the artistic director there.

Over 26 veteran cast members from ATWT, including Larry Bryggman, Don Hastings, Kathryn Hays, Elizabeth Hubbard, Michael Park and more are set to participate in the reading plus some surprise guests.

The show will be streamed  n The Locher Room YouTube channel, 0n Wednesday night, October 28th at 8 p.m. EST/5 p.m. PST, where fans will also  have the opportunity to comment and ask questions of the cast,

The event is asking for a $15 donation to be able to see it and you can click here for more info!

Working with Katonah Classic Stage (KCS), a professional, nonprofit theatre group an hour north from New York City, Dawson is hoping this event will help those in need.  KCS has access to outdoor performance space that can provide a safer, more  socially-distant experience for the artists and the audience. The fundraiser not only  applies to salaries, but to health care as well; without employment most artists are ineligible for health coverage during a time when such insurance is critically important.

So what do you think of getting these beloved stars from ATWT together for a good cause to relive and read the script of the final episode from Oakdale? Comment below.

 

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UPDATED:  According to Deadline  the cast and crew of NBC’s Days of our Lives will actually be returning tomorrow, October 20th to begin taping ahead of schedule after a positive Covid-19 test shut production down originally scheduled for two weeks.

The outlet cited, “Following a thorough investigation including contact tracing, quarantines, testing, and a deep cleaning of the studio, the health and safety experts at Days of our Lives have determined that it was safe to return to production before the end of the two-week period. As a result, the show will be back on set tomorrow Oct 20.”

The word of the early return initially got out Monday, although at that time unconfirmed by the show, apparently, via a posting by Lauren Koslow on her Instagram account where she is pictured in a Kate Roberts outfit in her dressing room.

Koslow shared: “Stepping into Monday in alice + olivia black velvet,” She also tagged the post #dressingroomselfie and the words. “Stay strong.”

She also added a quote from poet Maya Angelou: “Love recognizes no barriers. It jumps hurdles, leaps fences, penetrates walls to arrive at its destination full of hope.”

So, happy to hear it seems like DAYS is back … once again? Comment below!

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