What is it about the Forrester men and their inability to resist Stephanie's (Susan Flannery) manipulations on The Bold and the Beautiful? Each generation of the male Forresters some how fall into the matriarch's web of deceit — not to mention Brooke Logan's (Katherine Kelly Lang) bed. Well, almost in Thomas' (Adam Gregory) case!
I caught up with the gorgeous Gregory at the Daytime Emmys to get his thoughts on why his character went along with La Forrester's latest treachery.
"You try not doing something Stephanie's telling you to do!," he said with a laugh. "She can be a very convincing, very manipulative woman, she has been for many years."
According to Gregory, it wasn't just about those Forrester Creations shares Stephanie promised him. His genuinely wanting to make his parents and sister happy definitely played a factor in his actions.
"Thomas want his parents back together and he sees that his sister Steffy (Jacqueline MacInnes Wood) is getting so excited about the possibilities and it would be heartbreaking not to see that [happen]," he explained. "He loves his sister and his family and he wants nothing more than to have them back together, but he also knows on one hand, he's wrong and he's ruining Brooke's (Katherine Kelly Lang) life, someone who's helped him in life and in success with Taboo and basically his starting to be involved in the company, period."
So if Thomas realized it was Brooke who has had his back all along, why did he go along with Stephanie's stunt?
"If it wasn't for Brooke he knows he probably wouldn't be where he is," Gregory continued. "There's so much conflicting emotions he's having here and every time his grandmother speaks out about his family, he thinks, 'Okay this is the right thing to do; you're right,' but then he will ponder on it for a while and then realize it is not right to hurt Brooke. It is a lie."
And now that everything is out in the open. Is there any hope for Thomas' relationship with his father Ridge (Ronn Moss) to heal?
"Ridge will be his father, he will always be Thomas' father, no matter what he does," vowed Gregory. "I believe Ridge will still be there for him and understand that his kids were torn apart by their family ending."