INTERVIEW: B&B's Linsey Godfrey on Recovery, Comedy and Her Daytime Emmy Nod

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The Bold and the Beautiful's Linsey Godfrey had a very dramatic year. On screen, her character, Caroline Spencer Forrester, was dumped by her husband after he learned she was kissing his brother.

In real life, Godfrey  gave birth to a daughter, was hit by a car and was later nominated for a Daytime Emmy in the Supporting Actress category. The actress revealed how she picked her Daytime Emmy reel, what she plans to wear on the big night and why she thinks the ceremony needs more comedy.

Daytime Confidential: Congratulations on your nomination. This has been quite a dramatic spring for you. How is your recovery progressing?

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LG: I’m doing great. I make progress every day. So, I’m just getting better every day.

DC: Will you be able to walk into the Emmys?

LG: I’m hoping so. The doctor says that if I’m good I get this cool little brace that can fit inside of a shoe, so I’m hoping that I will have been good enough to get that brace and go walking down the carpet without any help.

DC: How have you managed to keep such a positive attitude while you recover from your injuries?

LG: I think it was something that was instilled in me when I was a kid. My mom is one of the most positive, optimistic people I’ve ever met in my entire life. I think just being at home and being so grateful that I had such a strong support team. Robert [Adamson] has been so great to me. Our nanny, Amanda, who we call my lady sitter, she’s helped take care of me when Robert is at work. My mom was here for a little while. So between them and my best friends and my co-stars all coming and taking care of me and coming to make me laugh some days, it’s kind of easy to have a good outlook when you feel so loved and supported.

DC: How did you decide which episode to submit for your Emmy reel?

LG: For me, it was just, "What was my strongest episode?" That just happened to be the stuff with Jacob [Young] because it felt the strongest when I was performing it. That just made the most sense to me.

DC: Caroline came into her own in 2014. She grew into a strong woman. How do you feel about the way the character has grown since you joined the show?

LG: I really love the dimension that [the writers] added to Caroline because when I first came on the show, she was this very sweet and very meek girl. Then she became this very sassy, aggressive “mean girl.” I was so excited when they turned her into a layered woman who had these very strong thoughts and opinions and didn’t back down to anyone, but she also wasn’t being a catty little girl any more. She was just strong. I very much appreciate and love the dimensions and layers to Caroline now.

DC: If you were in charge of the Daytime Emmys, how would you produce the ceremony?

LG: I would have some sort of awful musical number between soap actors and not like a good one, like terrible. I would want it to be as awful and tacky as possible. I would have a lot of comedy written in for the actors. Soap actors truly are some of the funniest people I’ve ever met. They’ve all got this wicked sense of humor, so I’d put in as much of that as I could for the actors. They always give the funny stuff to people who aren’t actors so sometimes it doesn’t go over well.

DC: Any thoughts about what you'll say in your acceptance speech, if you win?

LG: I haven’t even thought about it. I guess I’d just have to say something funny. I think that’s my only option. I think that everyone expects that out of me.

DC: The all important question: Have you found your Emmys dress?

LG: I already have a dress picked out. I have this amazing designer named Paolo Sebastian, who is this incredible Australian designer who’s supplied the dress for me. This dress is so beautiful and I cannot wait to wear it. In fact, I’ve put it on around the house a couple times just to sit in it. I don’t want to say the color. It’s a little bit flowy, but it’s also kind of old Hollywood glamour in a way.

DC: What’s coming up for Caroline when she returns to Los Angeles?

The only thing I know that’s happening is that the accident will be written in [to the show.] Other than that, I really have no idea what’s happening. I’m kind of coming in to it blindly, which would normally make me insane, but I’m actually enjoying it this time.

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