Daytime Confidential's Top 10 Soap Newcomers of 2010
No. 8: Kristolyn Lloyd, The Bold and the Beautiful
Forgive us for being a bit skeptical when we learned The Bold and the Beautiful was introducing another new black character. The splashy, 30-minute sudser hasn’t exactly had the best reputation for showcasing diversity, however with Kristolyn Lloyd as Stephanie’s (Susan Flannery) homeless pal Dayzee, it looks like the times they are a changin’ in SoCal. From the moment Dayzee nabbed the scarf Stephanie’s late mother gave her, causing the cancer-stricken matriarch to chase her throughout Skid Row, we knew B&B’s top scribe Brad Bell was intent on making good on his promise for this to be a storyline unlike anything we’d seen on B&B. Lloyd as Dayzee is a fresh-but-skilled talent, capable of holding her own in scenes with a true soap legend like Flannery. Now that La Forrester is buying Insomnia for Dayzee and there are hints of romance in her future (Even if it is with Marcus and not his daddy, sigh.), we bet Lloyd will have even more opportunities to shine in the New Year.