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The Bold and The Beautiful's Tanner Novlan on Finn's Death: "This is The Ultimate Twist"

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The Bold and the Beautiful fans were floored recently when Finn (Tanner Novlan) was shot the hands of his birth mom, Sheila (Kimberlin Brown)! Novlan opened up about his B&B exit to Soap Opera Digest.

How did the actor find out the news Finn was going to kick the bucket? Novlan revealed:

Brad [Bell, executive producer/head writer] gave me a call personally and told me where the character was headed and yeah, I was pretty surprised. But, that’s the nature of soap opera. Anything can happen at any time, and that’s ultimately what keeps people engaged with the show.

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He added:

This is the ultimate twist. I don’t think anyone could see this coming and yes, it is heartbreaking. Unfortunately for Finn, one of his values is having faith in people. Now, that comes back to bite him in the worst possible way.

Filming Finn bleeding out in an alley wasn't easy, either. He explained:

This is the first time I died. I’m thinking as an actor, ‘Well, this will be an easy day because I get to lay there the whole time and I normally don’t get to do that,’ but it actually was kind of uncomfortable because there was a lot of ‘blood’ and I ended up laying in that pool of blood for, I think, six hours or something. I also had to hold my breath the whole time, and some of those scenes are long. And, I had my eyes closed so I never knew if the camera was on me or not. I had to take a big swimmer’s breath before each take and try not to cough or sneeze on someone’s line. So, it wasn’t as much fun as I thought it was going to be [laughs].