The Bold and the Beautiful's Heather Tom: "Every Day is a Challenge in Daytime Television"

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The Bold and the Beautiful's Heather Tom (Katie Logan) recently sat down with South Africa's Independent Online. The Emmy winner discussed the next steps in her career and what makes daytime TV such a difficult medium for actor.

Tom has expanded into directing in the recent years. She opened up and said:

(For) a few years now, I've also focused on directing. After so many years as a daytime actress, it’s a challenge to get peers to see you in a different role, but that’s exciting to me as well, to be a beginner again and start all over. I guess I love challenges.

But she's not done in daytime, thankfully. She explained why soap operas continue to remain challenging to film:

Every day is a challenge in daytime television. We have up to 50 pages of dialogue a day and do two episodes in one workday. Just physically and emotionally to put yourself into that kind of workload takes a lot of stamina and determination. I’m really grateful to the writers, who make our stories and our characters interesting year after year. The characters evolve and surprise us. Getting the eight scripts every week is exciting because we never know what’s going to happen, just like the audience.