BREAKING NEWS: Susan Flannery EXITS The Bold and The Beautiful!



 




Another original cast member is out at The Bold and The Beautiful. CBS Soaps In Depth is reporting Susan Flannery has decided to leave the series. Flannery has portrayed the role of fashion matriarch Stephanie Forrester since B&B's first episode on March 23, 1987.

According to the magazine's website, Flannery has agreed to a short-term contract, which will give showrunner Bradley Bell some wiggle room, script-wise. Flannery's departure comes on the heels of Ronn Moss (Ridge) opting to leave the series, and Katherine Kelly Lang (Brooke) signing a new deal. John McCook (Eric), your move! 


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You know what???? All these clips, I become more and more convinced that if this show was better balanced, and Brad Bell took it more serious sometimes, it would deserve to be the #1 show. And that's saying A LOT coming from me. B&B has had some of the greatest moments in daytime in my opinion.

Long live the Queen....it would've been NOTHING without her Sad

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I'm sure the show will recast Susan's role of Stephanie with a slightly younger actress and, dare I say it, SEXIER. I LOVE SUSAN and if anyone saw my earlier post from yesterday will know I don't want the role recast but Bill Jr will most likely take this opportunity to bring VIXEN back to this role. It's doubtful it will be a Erika Slezak actress in the role because the role of Stephanie has always walked a fine line between being loved and hated.

I think with Ronn Moss leaving and the public announcement that the role will eventually be recast with a slightly younger actor that the show will take full advantage of that by recasting the pivotal character of Stephanie. The only actress I think on daytime right now who could take on the role of mom to a 50 yr old man (granted they will cast a 40 year old in the part) would be Judith Chapman (even if she is FAR TOO YOUNG TO PLAY THAT MOMMA) from THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS.

Judith is the consummate actress who brings everything that is required in an actress to her character from fear, strength, anger, sadness, tears and TRUE BITCH! She is amazing on Y&R but since the character of John died and the fight for his estate ended AND Jack opting only to eat at her restaurant, the character of Gloria is there only for comedic effect and sadly, without removing Katherine or Jill, Gloria will never lead this show the way this actress deserves to lead it. So let her jump to B&B.

As the matriarch of a fashion dynasty, Judith could easily fit into couture and pull it off. Easily fit into diamonds and furs (faux, of course) and pull it off. She could easily bed Liam to get him out of her granddaughter and step granddaughter's lives and give Bill a run for his money.

The more I write about Judith taking the role the more excited I am for there to be a POWERFUL woman back in control. Susan was amazing and Judith is the only one to carry that torch if Stephanie is not killed off

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Yeah, and I guess Thorne will be recast too. I think they are searching for a 30 year old guy.

I think Brad is going to try his luck without The Forresters...he is doing that for over 3 years now, and with Stephanie and Ridge gone, its easy for him to go further with his adventure with the younger generation.

I dont think we should hope for Thorne and Felicia, because frankly, they are both pretty pathetic and the both the actors are just not that great.

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WOW this is a stunner! Shock I seen since it debut always having a grudge against B&B, but also found when Bill was in charge of writing & producing in the early years, found myself swept into Bill's web of story as always and Stephanie was pitch perfect as Stephanie...but I'm not sure if I honestly want Stephanie to die? Make a great story and afterwards the effect on other characters would and could drive story for years. Thinking out loud, if going to recast: HELL NO to Erika Slezak, as amazing as ES is as an actor, she isn't the right type I feel. Susan has always spoke about retiring and wish her the best because she deserves all the happiness that she bestowed on my viewing her character over the many years...but that is where I don't want her to die.

Why not go with age appropriate with Jamie Lyn Bauer, Love she was working hard in mid-seventies as was SF, and it could create buzz by reuniting John McCook, and different type of "Stephanie". There's only one Susan Flannery.

Mark, mentioned Susan Seaforth-Hayes which I would love for B&B to scoop her up as Lauren's mother as she plays beautifully giving a fresh perspective for Eric to play. We could have Lauren cross-overs and Fen, Lauren briefly dated Eric.

David, I disagree about recasting "Steffy", the actress has grown by leaps & bounds since starting and has turned "Steffy" hers...I fully been educated and grown fond of her and confidence in her acting ability, where I didn't have that kind of feeling when she started, aka Molly Burnett. When watching DOOL briefly, I didn't quite understand the hostile attitude toward her, because I felt she was fine...whiny yes. I every much agree with you about recasting Marcus, bringing back Sean, and have S-S-M as part of writing team. Shock

Long Live STEPHANIE FORRESTER!

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I do feel the show will be missing something but she has been talking about retiring for awhile now and I don't blame her. I am retired and I am several years younger than she is. Her co workers probably knew this was coming anyway. As far as Ron M. A lot of the contracts now are based more on appearances and they are featuring the younger characters more than the older characters. I don't see this changing. He probably wants to move on if he is not making the big bucks he did. His choice.

I don't think either should be recast. If soaps were in a better place then I would. I am a fan who always felt recasts are fine for any role. Lets face it B&B is 3 million give or take. I think the show would be in a position to take Brook in another direction. Right now B&B borders on incest anyway. With Stephanie and Ridge leaving there might be more possibilities to branch out. Just sayin....

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Hey folks! Looks like she's staying. Check out this link for the latest from SOD! Smile

B&B's Flannery Staying!
http://www.soapoperadigest.com/content/bbs-flannery-staying

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Hey folks! Looks like she's staying. Check out this link for the latest from SOD! Smile

B&B's Flannery Staying!
http://www.soapoperadigest.com/content/bbs-flannery-staying

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Somewhere in La-La Land...

Mr. Bell: Such a wonderful day for a funeral wouldn't you say Mr Nail?
Mr. Nail:Yes, quite lovely. Who knew a burial could gather such a crowd!
Mr. Coffin: No surprise to me. I am always invited to these affairs.
Mr. Bell:I'm sorry, I never did introduce you two proper did I?
Mr. Coffin: I could have sworn we had met before..
Mr. Nail: But alas we haven't.
Mr. Bell: Well then, Mr Nail this is Mr Coffin... Nail.. meet Coffin!
Mr. Nail & Mr Coffin both: How do you do?
Mr. Coffin: Do you hear that?
Mr. Nail: I'm sorry did you say something? There is some God awful gong noise echoing about!
Mr Bell: Hmh, I do wonder for whom the bell tolls?

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pjc722 wrote:
The only actress I think on daytime right now who could take on the role of mom to a 50 yr old man (granted they will cast a 40 year old in the part) would be Judith Chapman (even if she is FAR TOO YOUNG TO PLAY THAT MOMMA) from THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS.

Amen...

Oh the days of Y&R of old. When characters were coimplicated and motivations were not shallow yet still made perfect sensee. JC is one of the best actresses out there. I think she would be a great recast. Here's the thing. If you are going to recast an iconic role like Stephanie Forrester after 25 years, then the actress you pick better have that "it" factor. There are no rooms for mistakes or do overs. She better be able to convey several different emotions with her facial expression. JC made me pity, hate, sympathize with, care about, defend, castigate Gloria all with the turn of her head and a look in here eyes...no words were ever even needed. She's bad...in an good way. Ohhhhh....than darn Gloria when JC was allowed to be lead and drive story. Dru/VR was also on canvas at the time and between those two, I never missed a show. Anyways, I agree. Here's to JC leaving Y&R for greener pastures where she can showcase her skill. Because let's be honest, I don't think she will make the cut of JFP anyway. Gloria has no purpose on canvas really. None of the Baldwin/Fishers do...for as much as a like Micheal Baldwin, I don't see the need for him to have a mother, brother, and sister on canvas...