Did The Bold and the Beautiful “Throw a Lot of Money” at Jacqueline MacInnes Wood to Stay on Contract?





The backstage casting drama at CBS Daytime's The Bold and the Beautiful keeps getting juicier by the minute. A report in the May 27 issue of Soap Opera Digest claims Jacqueline MacInnes Wood (Steffy) was offered "a lot of money" to stay with the sudser. That's something you rarely hear about anymore, given these times of extreme budget crunching for soaps! Here's an excerpt:

"They threw a lot of money at her to get her to stay," relayes one setside source. "But she just thought it was the right time to go."

The article goes on to say Wood, who appeared in The CW's hit drama Arrow, reportedly missed out on other opportunities, due to her pact with the half-hour, daily sudser. Reps for B&B have stated Wood is only taking a break from the role of Steffy. There have also been conflicting reports about the status of Wood's onscreen mother Hunter Tylo (Taylor) at B&B.

 

39 Responses

  1. Avatar of
    Sweet_Thing2

    I don’t believe any of this. I think they took her off contract because she is so unpopular. I hate her guts.

  2. Avatar of
    Sweet_Thing2

    [quote=days4ever]Just recast the character and move on. There are plenty of other actresses with dark hair who are just as pretty (and probably better actors).[/quote]

    That’s for sure.

  3. Avatar of angrierblackerman
    angrierblackerman

    Wow, they must really like her! The should give Nadia Bjorlin (Ex-Chloe DAYS) a call if they need a good Steffi recast. Nothing against Jacqui Mack, but if she needs to go, I think Steffi is still needed.

    RECAST!

  4. Avatar of stoney07
    stoney07

    [quote=Sweet_Thing2]I don’t believe any of this. I think they took her off contract because she is so unpopular. I hate her guts.[/quote]

    You definitely have a way with words….lol

  5. Avatar of Yoryla
    Yoryla

    Sweet_thing – LOL? Are you serious?

    I don’t like Steffy, and frankly I have felt JMW is way overrated – but unpopular is one thing she is not. She is one of the fastest-gaining actress in terms of popularity on this soap.

  6. Avatar of californiaguy888
    californiaguy888

    From Sweet_Thing2:

    I don’t believe any of this. I think they took her off contract because she is so unpopular. I hate her guts.

    Haha! I would hate to see what you would post if you ever changed your screen name from Sweet Thing to Mean Thing!

  7. Avatar of pferrando
    pferrando

    Oh lordy. Some people sure have a way with words on here.

    Well as a newcomer to the B and B scene, I can see that she’ll be missed.

    I didn’t have to put up with the “triangle from hell” that everyone talks about but that was a very popular storyline and it seemed to drive the shows ratings.

    She obviously has a lot of fans…just like Hope.

  8. Avatar of booze26
    booze26

    I think Brad offered her a lot of money, apparently she, clifton and matula are rating gainers for some odd reason. She should go, take another pair of breast implants and try it in the adult industry, then I would probably by her movies.

    I think its pretty arrogant and misplaced if she thinks she gets a better job somewhere else.

  9. Avatar of RockiDreams
    RockiDreams

    I have noticed this soap and Y & R love to keep actors that can’t act their way out of a wet paper bag. I would not miss her or Hunter one bit. Anyone could replace both of them.

  10. Avatar of Duchess
    Duchess

    The comments in this post aside JMW is extremely popular so I’m not surprised she was offered a lot of money to stay. I just hope she really isn’t leaving for good. She’s already had success in movies, primetime, and now a Lifetime movie so I’m sure she’ll do great if/when she leaves. Her chemistry first with DD and now with SC is off the charts so I don’t think that would be easily replaced with a recast. Hopefully this just is a short break and the same goes for Hunter Tylo too. They both are an integral part of B&B.

  11. Avatar of amy2527
    amy2527

    I’ll desist from whomping on Sweet_Thing’s imagings and merely say that when a tv half hour show offers a tv star MORE MONEY than anyone else is getting (including KKL) to STAY ON THE SHOW it means that the powers that be knew they needed JMW for heft as she propped so many of the other storylines. Without her they’ve got sand running through their fingers and without Hunto Tyler there’s nothing in their hand as well. They still got one person left and that’s HTom who I hope, sincerely, with all my heart, leaves the titanic now known as B&B instead of listening to others who are saying “oh, its just fine, please just listen to the music play” as the boat is SINKING and there’s no help for it. Not the new guy they brought on from DOOL who last played in a soap 2010 with the receding hairline for Hope’s character – in another triangle. Which begs the question – anyone think Clifton is going to hang around without JMW to play a triangle w/new guy and Kim Matula’s Hope character? Its been 3 years. He’s probably done.

    SINKING. TO THE LIFE BOATS – HTOM AND SC now!

  12. Avatar of EZBaby
    EZBaby

    I have to laugh (with a huge amount of sarcasm) at post saying JMW is not popular she is LOVED as Steffy WORLDWIDE! From here to South Africa,Israel,France and everywhere else. I do believe they tossed money her way to ensure JMW stayed with the soap because Bell knows how valuable this talented actress is to his show. She has been nominated for a Daytime Emmy for 2 years in a row and was barely on the show 5 years. She’s got outside work in primetime steadily. She’s worth that money and more to stay if she wants to, but I think she’ll move on and I can’t blame her. Good luck to all those who stay around to watch the ship sink because B&B is going to be horrible w/o her AND HunterT on it.KKL and KM can’t carry this show and you should already know this.

  13. Avatar of EZBaby
    EZBaby

    [quote=Sweet_Thing2]I don’t believe any of this. I think they took her off contract because she is so unpopular. I hate her guts.[/quote]
    She’s unpopular with who? YOU? You’ve got the right to your opinion but FYI: JMW is actually insanely popular on the show with B&B viewers.She’s the whole reason many fans bother to watch,Bell knows this.That’s why he’s crawling thru hoops to get her to re-sign with the show.He wouldn’t do that if she was so ‘unpopular’ as you say.

  14. Avatar of
    Sweet_Thing2

    [quote=EZBaby][quote=Sweet_Thing2]I don’t believe any of this. I think they took her off contract because she is so unpopular. I hate her guts.[/quote]
    She’s unpopular with who? YOU? You’ve got the right to your opinion but FYI: JMW is actually insanely popular on the show with B&B viewers.She’s the whole reason many fans bother to watch,Bell knows this.That’s why he’s crawling thru hoops to get her to re-sign with the show.He wouldn’t do that if she was so ‘unpopular’ as you say.[/quote]

    Nobody offered her anything. They cut her and Tylo because ratings are down with her JMW. Nobody likes her except people who are paid to spin positive garbage on the internet about her. It’s like B&B being the number 2 soap. Ain’t no way. Only in the inaccurate Nielsen system but never in real life.

  15. Avatar of booze26
    booze26

    Ofcours JMW is populair. She and KM are probably the rating gainers from this moment. Long time viewers like me hated the triangle, but apparently it gained a lot of new viewers who would like to see more about those three idiots. The actress herself is overrated. JMW is not a scene killer, she is an average girl with talent and a good plastic surgeon, but not more then that. Recast is probably the best option Bell has got, allthough without her mom and dad on the show, you could wonder if he even needs to go there.

    Just like JMW, KM and before JF as bridget, there is enough talent that is beautiful and knows how to act. But I know Brad wants to play safe and he needs JMW. He doesnt need HT, the show wont miss her, some fanbase will, but that wont affect the ratings. But JMW could indeed affect the ratings…

  16. Avatar of Silo
    Silo

    Taylor is blond?

    JMW is ok, but she isn’t irreplaceable. Lots of great actresses are out there, looking for a job. Kim Matula is by far a better actress.

    As for Taylor, she hasn’t had a SL in YEARS and the show has done very well without her. This time kill her off FOR GOOD!!!

    This isn’t the end of B&B. It’s the perfect time to bring back Thorne and his daughter. Where is Felicia. Kristen?

    Good luck to JMW.

  17. Avatar of fmat55
    fmat55

    [quote=booze26]I think Brad offered her a lot of money, apparently she, clifton and matula are rating gainers for some odd reason. She should go, take another pair of breast implants and try it in the adult industry, then I would probably by her movies.

    I think its pretty arrogant and misplaced if she thinks she gets a better job somewhere else.[/quote]

    She’s been in other projects so I don’t think arrogance is a factor. Perhaps her character on Arrow isn’t really dead after all. I have no doubt she will show up somewhere else. She’s been playing this role for years and like most actors, she probably wants a change. I say best of luck to her.

  18. Avatar of EZBaby
    EZBaby

    [quote=Silo]Kim Matula is by far a better actress[/quote]

    While I think KM can be adorable as Hope,the girl doesn’t seem comfortable in several of her scenes, and her range seems limited (and I feel I can say this b/c I do watch every weekday). Maybe it’s the writing that holds her back in her delivery? I just think JMW is the MUCH BETTER actress because she adds levels to her performances and she’s versatile in the role-she doesn’t hold back and that is why she’s on Emmy nom.#two right now and deserves it. ;-)

  19. Avatar of EZBaby
    EZBaby

    It’s not arrogance at all, she’s put in her time at B&B and if she wants to move on to the next level than she should be able to do that.People in the industry know that soaps are considered a great teaching/learning experience for actors careers, and I feel like if you can master the hard work in soaps (like JMW) you can do anything acting-wise.

  20. Avatar of EZBaby
    EZBaby

    [quote=House of Plantagenet]So without Hunter and Jackie, who are we left with. The aging 50 year old blond with the crow eyes who thinks she is hot, but is past her prime.[/quote]
    Yup, and this is who some people actually believe will carry this soap? Ain’t happening! Anybody that believes that is sadly delusional.CBS is going to say to Brad: “Surely you’re joking,right?”

  21. Avatar of ChristianDavis148
    ChristianDavis148

    [quote=amy2527]Which begs the question – anyone think Clifton is going to hang around without JMW to play a triangle w/new guy and Kim Matula’s Hope character? Its been 3 years. He’s probably done.[/quote]

    There’s only one problem with this Amy, Scott Clifton (Liam) and Don Diamont (Bill) both just signed new contracts a couple of months ago. So, Scott’s stuck until the end of his contract.

  22. Avatar of TheTruth
    TheTruth

    Tashikins, Just watch her. She can’t walk down steps normally because she has a very long leg and a very short leg, so she hops to compensate. She looks awkward and I feel sorry for her because she tries to hide it.

  23. Avatar of green rider
    green rider

    If they offered her a lot of money they obviously believe that she is worth it as an actress. I can take or leave her – I certainly don’t believe that she carries the show, as others are stating.

  24. Avatar of ANGELWENDY15
    ANGELWENDY15

    I can understand JMW leaving, just like JMB on GH. While they are still young, they should go out there and see what other roles are available. Every actor wants to be in a movie, so who can blame them for wanting to see if they can achieve more in their careers. Soaps always have a way of bringing back a popular character when they decide they want to come back to the role that made them popular. It’s been done SO many times!

  25. Avatar of pferrando
    pferrando

    It’s interesting to me to see some of the insane attacks people throw against these soap actors…

    I see it on the Y and R boards all the time, and now the attacks on Jackie and Hunter.

    Who cares if they’ve had plastic surgery, or have some sort of flaw.

    Can’t the discussion revolve around what the post is actually about?

    She’s a fine actress…and I’ve only watched her for about two months. Is she my favorite, no…but I do see her getting work elsewhere.

    Chill.

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