In an interview with MSN, Bold and The Beautiful executive producer Brad Bell gives his thoughts on stories from 2009 and a bit of insight into what will be going on in 2010. Below is a snippet of the interview where Mr. Bell speaks about casting Kim Matula as Hope and former Guiding Light standout Zack Conroy as Oliver but be sure to check out the full discussion.
What makes you decide it's time to give Hope a case of "SORAS" (Soap Opera Rapid Aging Syndrome)?
Brad Bell: Steffy was a bit of an island. She was our twentysomething and we needed to round that out, so we brought in Kim Matula as Hope and Zack Conroy as Oliver -- two great, interesting actors who are going to bring a whole new generation to the fore.