Jacob Young Picks The Bold and the Beautiful!






So much for my poll! It looks like Jacob Young has made his decision and will be reprising the role of fashion scion Rick Forrester on The Bold and the Beautiful! The actor, who has been doing the work of his career of late as another dynastic heir, JR Chandler on All My Children, gave the scoopage to TV Guide's Michael Logan. Peep the touching moment Young shared with Logan about when AMC creator Agnes Nixon learned he was leaving:

TV Guide Magazine: First Debbi Morgan. Now you. How'd they take the news down at AMC that you're not continuing?

Young: [Laughs] The other day [AMC creator] Agnes Nixon was doing an appearance on our show and [exec producer] Julie Carruthers said, "Agnes is looking for you. She wants to say hello. She says she also wants to give you a spanking!" But Agnes, in addition to being a genius, is a lovely lady. She understood. When I found her she was getting her makeup done. I said, "Agnes, how are you?" She said, "Well, I'd be a lot better if you [weren't leaving]. Nah, it's okay. I just had to put that dig in there! You've been so great on the show and we've been lucky to have you." I think everybody understands. To let opportunity pass by during this time of uncertainty is just kind of silly. I couldn't wait around. I spoke to some of my cast members and advised them all to get out there in the business and see what's crackin'. Anybody with common sense would do that. I've talked to a lot of the AMC production staff and they're saying that if these deals with Prospect Park aren't put in place by September so that the production and the writing can get back up and rolling, it's going to be very difficult logistically. That January launch date would be very optimistic, to say the least.

I feel you, Mama Agnes. This news is definitely bittersweeet, as Young's portrayal of JR has been one of AMC's strongest selling points of late. On the other hand, I loved his naughty, teen sex-with-the-babysitter storyline with Amber (Adrienne Frantz) all those years ago on B&B and can't wait to see them pick up where they left off! For more from Young click here.


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AlexB's picture
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I want to be happy about this, because, B&B is the only show that has me taking to my tv in a good way, but I don't want JY back as RFJ if he's not going to be taking these nonForresters to task about basically stealing his family's company. I'm so tired of everyone holding that daffy girl, and that big head boy's hands like they're little children.

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I just hope they don't do like they usually do hire these actors and then don't write for them...it seems to be a pattern.

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Will Bobbie Eakes' Macy be the next to jump ship and head back to B&B?

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from BFluellen1:
"Thank God! I am glad that Rick Forrestor is coming back to B&B. He is desperately needed. Now if they'll bring back Bridget and Kristen and utilize Thorne and Felicia then all will be well."

I agree with you - although I keep thinking it will take a cancellation notice from CBS before B&B gets its act together. I can just see that announcement from Bradley Bell now "Since we got our cancellation notice, we will be bringing back our core family members Felicia, Thorne, Bridget, Rick, etc."

Why does it take a cancellation notice in order for these soaps to get it together?

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I just want to say his scenes with Cady McClain today were so full of humanity and pain! So good!

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The problem of Brad Bell is that always is the same story. He loves an actor or actress, is full of illusions, but after a couple of months, he hasn't enough airtime for all and he found another lovely actor/actress he want to promote. A bunch of exemples: Sarah Buxton, Dax Griffin, Mario López...

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I wish he could have waited out the new deal with Prospect Park. But I definitely understand his decision.

I, unlike many posters here, am hopeful for the move online and do NOT think that the shows will suck. I will at least, give them a fair shot like I have other shows. I hope many of you will do the same.

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I was a viewer of "Guiding Light" and "As the World Turns" and watched both of those shows up until their 2009 and 2010 cancellations and let me tell you that if the stars from this show don't get "out" and onto another show within two or three months of the show going out, then we'll never see them for a long time.

Michael Park (ATWT) for instance. The guy is freakin' gorgeous and has two back to back Emmys but he never made a peep about doing any other show and is fading into soap oblivion sadly enough. Basically you have to strike while the iron is hot and in the soap world, there's not a lot of heat to spare.

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@An_Emmy: He might be fading into 'soap oblivion', but I think that DC reported MP's doing plays. So, at least that's something, esp. b/c many ppl want to stay in NYC & as we know there is only one (soon to be none, sort of) dog in that race.
I agree with you though, the number of soaps are limited & if these actors get a role offered to them, then they would be fools not to jump at them. Even if the roles are short term (or the writer will only write for them short term) it's better than nothing or an uncertain job.
I do want AMC & OLTL 2.0 to have as many of their original soap actors as possible, but I certainly won't begrudge those who choose not to 'take the risk'.

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Michael Park is on Broadway and had been. He isn't in an oblivion.

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It is horrific what these ABC execs have done with our soaps. So the only thing we can do is wait for the internet version and UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES WATCH "THE CHEW" or any other ABC shows.

I have stopped watching ABC except for AMC and OLTL.

Let these idiots chew and spit their Chew.

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I like Jacob Young as JR, hope he comes back when AMC restarts again in new venue. Same for Debbie Morgan.

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I saw this coming when BB neglected to have KL as Rick interact with Amber in any type of storyline. With all of their history theyhad plenty to work with. Very excited to see that jawline back on BB tho.