HomeTVThe Bold and the BeautifulBold and Beautiful BUZZ: Sean Kanan Coming Back? Peter Reckell Being Considered For Ridge? Jamey Giddens August 27, 2012 45 Comments The Bold and the Beautiful has more behind-the-scenes scandal going on right now than during the Kennedy White House. Could all of the shake-ups lead to a renewed focus on B&B's grown-and-sexy set again? A couple of items in the latest Soap Opera Digest offer a smidge of hope — and no I don't mean Logan! First off, buried in the article about Ronn Moss' exit, there's a mention of "speculation" about former Days of Our Lives star Peter Reckell as a potential Ridge recast. It certainly wouldn't be the first time B&B snatched up an actor on the heels of a DAYS exit. Do the names Joe Mascolo and Brandon Beemer bell a ring, er ring a bell? Next up is an item is the mag's popular "Stuff We Know (And Shouldn't Tell You)" section stating the word is out about Sean Kanan once again reprising the role of Deacon Sharpe. Can you say hell-to-the-yes?! Would you be able to accept Reckell as a Ridge recast? Let us know how you feel in the comments! Photo of Sean Kanan by PR Photos 45 Responses ldylkng August 27, 2012 Sod, says Kanaan only coming back for a few episodes. As far as Reckell, IF, and that’s a big if, they recast Ridge. I hope it’s someone like Vincent Iriizary. Log in to Reply josser August 27, 2012 Reckell is a good actor but I haven’t seen him play a character as sophisticated or arrogant as Ridge. Also, he’s not as good looking as Moss. Log in to Reply josser August 27, 2012 ldylkng, I like Irizary, but he doesn’t look like he could be Stephanie’s son. Log in to Reply ldylkng August 27, 2012 Yeah, but in the long run, how will that matter if she is leaving? And since he is not Erics, and is in the same age group, I think he would be great. Besides, he can act! Not to say That Reckell can’t, but Moss sure couldn’t! Log in to Reply Katiebug9624 August 27, 2012 I think Reckell could pull it off he’s had moments in the past were his acting has been really good its just been overshadowed by very stupid plotlines (that I of course watched and loved) Log in to Reply lostfan August 27, 2012 Peter Reckell is a very good actor–he just wasn’t often given the material to show it. He could absolutely play Ridge. However, it was my understanding that the biggest reason he left Days was because he wanted more family time with his wife and daughter. So, not sure he would be open to another role on another show, but who knows? I just know that I will miss him so much on Days–I started watching Days in 1981 just when he and Kristian Alfonso started on the show. Log in to Reply jthawk August 27, 2012 [quote=ldylkng]Sod, says Kanaan only coming back for a few episodes. As far as Reckell, IF, and that’s a big if, they recast Ridge. I hope it’s someone like Vincent Iriizary.[/quote] OMG! That hadn’t even ever crossed my mind! What a wonderful idea that would be. I could see VI being Massimo’s son and have that air of class via Eric! Log in to Reply Toscanti August 27, 2012 VI would be great in the role, not so sure Reckell could pull the “Ridge” thing off. Log in to Reply Yoryla August 27, 2012 Wonderful that Sean Kanan is coming back! Actually, Peter Reckell is THE person I could accept as Ridge. I kind of hate that he has the “Ridge shadow” but I can totally see him as a fashion designer, ladies man, and father of Thomas and the other one. I like Peter Reckell MUCH more than Ronn Moss anyway so. Welcome! Log in to Reply cheesehead91182 August 27, 2012 Well if B&B gets Peter Reckell to play Ridge maybe Days could steal Don Diamont away to play Bo. He is one of the few actors I could see being able to pull of Bo. Log in to Reply The_Moustache August 27, 2012 Ridge is supposed to be back on the show like a few episodes after Ronn Moss leaves. i wonder if we’ll get a casting announcment soon? Log in to Reply ldylkng August 27, 2012 B&B can only improve dramatically by bringing SK & VI on permanently! My final word on B&B today. ” i think “ Log in to Reply angrierblackerman August 27, 2012 Sorry. Though I love Peter Reckell, I don’t think he is douchey enough to play Ridge. Ron Moss had a sort of smug arrogance in his portrayal that may be tough to embody. Peter Reckell was always the eternal “good guy”. They would need to do a lot to get him to resemble the previous version of Ridge. The least of which is a physical transformation…Reckell needs some orange spray tan, and to grow his hair into an 80′s style Bee-Gees cut again. Log in to Reply elvara August 27, 2012 It won’t matter who they recast or bring back if the stories are not there, it will fail. But I would love it if Deacon was back to bring Bill some much deserve he!! for everything that he’s done. Log in to Reply Yoryla August 27, 2012 Hell no to Vincent Irizarry – the last soap he was good in was Santa Barbara and that was over 20 years ago. I’m sure everyone remembers David Chow :S Log in to Reply nysam August 27, 2012 Peter Reckell is a good actor and much better looking than Ron Moss. Bring him on! Log in to Reply david46208 August 27, 2012 @Yoryla: He was popular as David Hayward on All My Children. That was a very good role for him. http://youtu.be/Ow2sANHiGLM Log in to Reply david46208 August 27, 2012 @everyone: Peter is a good actor. Plenty of recast look nothing like the original. And you are not going to be able to find a match. So Peter would be a great addition to the show in the role or another. B&B needs someone to “bring up the level of acting…” Robert K. is my hero! Log in to Reply DaytimeFan0001 August 27, 2012 Ronn Moss will be back I predict. What would B&B do if they couldn’t use their flashbacks of them on the beach? Log in to Reply SoapArmageddon August 27, 2012 Robert Kelker Kelly would be my choice for Ridge. (Anything to keep him away from Days.) Log in to Reply The_Moustache August 27, 2012 i hope there’s no under-18 girls on the set if they hire Robert Kelker Kelly. JUST SAYIN! Log in to Reply SoapArmageddon August 27, 2012 And the over 18s won’t be safe either…. Log in to Reply Cyberologist August 28, 2012 I think Peter could pull off Ridge Forrester since he’s really not a Forrester. He’s laid back but I still think he can make it…I’m tired of every time Sean Kanan comes back its “for a few eppys” just hire the guy for a long stint…geeze…he has a strong fanbase use the guy for cryin’ out loud. Log in to Reply david46208 August 28, 2012 @SoapArmageddon: Well the level of acting on Days is up these days…So B&B surely needs the level brought up! Log in to Reply blake3b August 28, 2012 PR would be good as Ridge given the chance. And Sean Kanan it’s good that he’s coming back. Wasn’t it Ronn Moss that kept him from being on the show for long? Log in to Reply david46208 August 28, 2012 @Cyberologist: B&B would be wise to make SK the central villain. Now that is how you build the future of the show. Tell KKL she’s not to old to get got at the end of her 26 week cycle. Log in to Reply SoapArmageddon August 28, 2012 David, all kidding aside, just about any actor over forty-five would be an improvement over Moss. His scarves did way more acting than he ever did. Log in to Reply Yoryla August 28, 2012 [quote=david46208]@Yoryla: He was popular as David Hayward on All My Children. That was a very good role for him. http://youtu.be/Ow2sANHiGLM/quote Ha – I forgot about David Hayward, since I never watched AMC. I have heard good reviews from that time though. Log in to Reply lady-jae August 28, 2012 Really? I think Peter looks waaaaay better. Never got the whole attraction thing for Ronn Moss. He does nothing for me AT ALL. Ill take Thorne. Hell ill even take Eric over Ridge lol. But as far as a recast for Ridge maybe Robert Kelker Kelly? Log in to Reply BubbleGirl August 28, 2012 Any good actor could replace Moss because he was so bad, plus he is freaky looking and that’s very distracting. I like the VI idea, but he does evil so well that I would like to see him in another similar role like David Hayward. Log in to Reply marknsprmo August 28, 2012 What about Tuc Watkins as Ridge? He has the swagger and the height and the chiseled good looks. Plus he could inject some humor into the role. I am not seeing Peter Reckell in the role. (RKK is a much better idea. Plus his intensity would be a nice change of pace from the ever bored look of Ronn Moss). Log in to Reply BETTYSUE113098 August 28, 2012 THE FANS THAT HAVE WATCHED PETER RECKELL SINCE THE FIRST DAY HE DROVE UP ON THAT BIKE ANDMET HOPE ARE NOT GOING TO ACCEPT THAT RECAST AT ALL. ICKY ICKY ICKY. WE ALL KNOW IT WAS NOT ABOUT THE SHOW OR THE ROLE. IT WAS ABOUT THE MONEY AND NOT HAVING ENOUGH AIR TIME AS BO. SIMPLE AS THAT. Log in to Reply Aeryn39 August 28, 2012 First-time poster. What about Grant Aleksander? He can definitely do the douche-y rich designer thing. I know he’s fair-haired, but I could get passed that. Plus, I miss me some Spauldings and could use a bit of a post-GL universe fix…;) Log in to Reply ldylkng August 28, 2012 Speaking of which, I think Sally Spectre’s sister needs to come & reclaim Spectre Fashions with Kim Zimmer as her sister, or even as her. They never actually killed her off.! We def need someone in Susan’s age range, and if they have Stephanie die, then Sally would def come back for that. They need new story, and I can’t think of a better one for the more mature audience. And I miss Kim! Log in to Reply LindaV August 28, 2012 I just wish they would keep Sean Kanan for more than a few episodes. Everyone seems to love his presence on B&B. I know I do. Log in to Reply ER Writer August 28, 2012 @Aeryn39 – welcome to the madness:) I LOVE your idea. Grant would be perfect as Ridge!!!! I can’t take this SK teasing, bring him back once and for all, or not at all. I personally thought they were going to kill Ridge off after he quit. I would have cool with that, and bringing back Jack Wagner as Nick. Whatever happened to his kid with Brook, Jack? That kid disappeared like Judy from Family Matters. Log in to Reply Rocker August 28, 2012 Does Rick Springfield still act? I could see him as Ridge. I really like the idea of Grant A. Log in to Reply shoegal August 29, 2012 I’m not too sure that PR could pull off playing Ridge. PR is the laid back hero. VI would be the better choice, with this they could morph the character and really bring out an quasi evilish character. We all know that VI can play the charming but evil character. While we are casting Ridge, you have to remember, RM had the good chisled looks and had great chemistry with KKL and HT. The recast of RIdge is gonna have to have believable chemistry with KKL and with HT. Log in to Reply alstonboy4315 August 29, 2012 Ridge Forrester should NOT be recast! PERIOD. They should have enough respect for Ronn’s “legacy” to let the character walk off into the sunset!! Why not just bring on another actor to flip-flop tirelessly between Taylor and Brooke? Log in to Reply SoapArmageddon August 29, 2012 alstonboy, what “legacy” is that? We’re not talking Peter Bergman or Maurice Bernard-level of acting here. Log in to Reply alstonboy4315 August 29, 2012 SoapArmageddon- Love him or hate him, you must admit that 25 years in a role gives you the right to say that you “own” it. He’s been playing this role longer than Bergman and Bernard have been playing their roles, so I believe that fact in and of itself deserves to be recognized. No, he’s not a good actor, but I also don’t feel that Deidre Hall or Susan Lucci were “FANTASTIC” actresses either, but they will FOREVER be linked to their shows due to their longevity. If DAYS had recasted Marlena when Deidre left, there would have been pandemonium, even if they’d gotten Meryl Streep to play the part. And the same for LaLucci. Had Lucci ever left, they wouldn’t have DARED even contemplate a recast. Log in to Reply SoapArmageddon August 29, 2012 I’ll concede on Susan Lucci and Dee Hall being irreplaceable, especially Dee. Where I differ, and probably from most other soap viewers, is on male actors. I’m of the opinion that most of them are interchangeable. Log in to Reply alstonboy4315 August 29, 2012 SoapArmaggedon- You know you are gonna miss Ronn Moss and his perfectly surgically chiseled jaw. lol. And that scarf collection……..SWOON! I disagree with you about male soap actors being interchangeable. And they look better with their shirts off than female characters……. And speaking of actresses who have survived on their reputation, I hesitate to even bring her up since Jamey Giddens mentioned that Hope Brady is his favorite soap opera character in soap history, but Kristian Alfonso is the WALKING epitome of an actress who SHOULD have been recast back in the 80s, but was kept around because of……..um….drawing a blank………… Jamey, please don’t come after me if you read this!! Log in to Reply SoapArmageddon August 29, 2012 You make it damned hard to disagree with you! For you to go and mention Kristian Alfonso is really hitting below the belt. I’ve been trying to justify her for years. Log in to Reply alstonboy4315 August 29, 2012 Well, you and Jamey can jump me in the parking lot……..I’ll still love you anyway. And I will still let Kristian Alfonso hold her title as the best female “hair model” of the past 28 years. Log in to Reply Leave a Reply Cancel Reply You must be logged in to post a comment.