Catching up with the cast of The Bold and the Beautiful


We caught up with your favourite cast members to find out how their coping with the effects of the COVID-19 crisis.

Televisions all around South Africa tune in to Eva (DStv 141) every weekday at 17:30 to explore the entangled lives, passionate loves, high-stakes battles, loyalties, tragedies and the inspiring triumphs of the Forrester, Logan, Spectra and Spencer families in the Bold and the Beautiful. The romance, sensuality, complex characters and intricate and compelling storylines, has made this daytime soap a fan favourite for more than three decades, and its staying on our screens during the nationwide lockdown.

But in the US, where the show is filmed, the show has entered production break as the global attempts to curb the spread of COVID-19 continue. We caught up with your favourite characters to find out how they’re coping with the crisis.

1. Courtney Hope (Sally)

Finish this sentence: I stay at home because…. OR I stay at home for…

I stay at home for the health and safety of the people around me, and for the workers around the world who are fighting to heal those in need!

Do you have any personal worries or anecdotes about the crisis?

My biggest concern is for people’s well-being. I just want to make sure everyone is happy, healthy and taking care of themselves. This is a very scary time right now and there is a lot that is uncertain, and I think as a community around the globe we should just be as compassionate as possible for all that needs to be done. Support those who need to stay home, support the workers who are risking their lives and their relationships to help, and support those who are at risk or sick. This is a test of humanity right now, and I believe we can fight this!

Who are you in quarantine with?

I am with my amazing boyfriend and pups! We live together, so we have been quarantining together! Thank goodness for FaceTime, so I can see my family and friends as often as possible too.

What activities inside the house are you doing to pass the time?

I have kept quite busy actually! I have been painting, working out, crafting jackets and t-shirts, cleaning, organizing, playing games and doing puzzles with Chad, and we’ve been binging TV shows too!


2. Kiara Barnes (Zoe)

Finish this sentence: I stay at home because…. OR I stay at home for…

I stay at home because I’m not only taking care of myself, but taking care of those around me by doing so.

Do you have any personal worries or anecdotes about the crisis?

I think it’s completely natural to feel worried and stressed during this time, with everything in the media it’s hard not to feel those feelings. I think it’s important to express when you’re feeling overwhelmed or worried so that you can move forward, rather than staying stagnant in fear. I believe that we may not be able to control what we experience but we are able to control how we experience our experiences. Meaning, try your best to do things that benefit you in a positive way— mentally and physically. If that means doing a breathing exercise, video chatting with friends or family, watching a funny video, meditating or unplugging from social media, do what helps you feel recharged and good even if it’s five seconds of a good feeling, it’s good enough to shift your perception of anxiety to peace.

Who are you in quarantine with?

I'm with my cat Luna and loved ones.

What activities inside the house are you doing to pass the time?

Writing, meditating, making music and watching new shows.


3. JENNIFER GAREIS (Donna)

Finish this sentence: I stay at home because…. OR I stay at home for…

I stay home to save someone I don’t know. I want to do my part to save the elderly and immune-compromised.

Do you have any personal worries or anecdotes about the crisis?

My worry is two-fold really, I’m worried about the individuals and families that will suffer, as I’m also worried about the economy and its ability to recover.

Who are you in quarantine with?

With the exception of my husband, Bobby, who must go to his job which is essential, we have not left the house in two weeks! We’re taking the “stay home” orders very seriously.

What activities inside the house are you doing to pass the time?

Well, suddenly I am a homeschool teacher, as are most the moms in the United States. We typically do our schoolwork in the morning and then the afternoon is for “playing." Our play consists of building Legos, shooting hoops, cooking and running in the yard. I also stay connected with my parents and siblings by using electronic media to talk to them face-to-face.
Almost every night we have movie night, I wouldn’t typically allow TV during the week but I think I can make an exception at this time. Only thing is we’re totally out of popcorn and I haven’t been to the store in weeks!


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