The Bold and the Beautiful showrunner Brad Bell was once quoted as saying he wanted to make his daytime serial more like One Tree Hill. Here's his chance! Wouldn't the defunct teen soap's ex-leading man, James Lafferty, make an inspired choice for fashion scion Thomas Forrester?
Lafferty played swoon-worthy basketball player Nathan Scott for the entire run of OTH (2003-2012). In 2014, he appeared in NBC's short-lived series Crisis. It's about time someone snagged him for a high-profile daytime gig.
B&B's sister soap, The Young and the Restless has had little trouble snagging actors who made their mark in primetime. I don't think it would be a stretch to see Lafferty trade in his Tree Hill Ravens jersey for a snug Armani suit.
In Six Degrees of Soap-eration, Lafferty played opposite Guiding Light alum Bethany Joy Lenz on OTH. Nathan and Haley Scott were the bizness, yo! Do the kids still say that sort of thing?
Would you be up for Lafferty as NuThomas on B&B? Sound off in the comments!