Bold and Beautiful's Brad Bell: "We're Going to Write a Ridge That is Reflective of Thorsten"

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Goodbye scarves and Speedos, hello scruff and couture hockey jerseys? In the Dec. 2-16 issue of CBS Soaps In Depth,Brad Bell answered many burning questions about the casting of All My Children superstar Thorsten Kaye as Ridge Forrester on The Bold and the Beautiful. Here's an excerpt:

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Q. This casting choice seems to indicate that you're not looking to replicate Ronn's portrayal. Will this new version of Ridge be different not only in looks but also in personality?

"Absolutely. We're going to write a Ridge that is very reflective of Thorsten. I get so much of my inspiration from the actors and what they bring to the role, so I'll be studying him very closely and trying to capture his spirit and play to his strengths."



Pick up the latest issue of CBS Soaps In Depth to read what else Bell had to say about selecting Kaye to recreate Ronn Moss' signature role.