Kaye was recently cast as the recast Ridge Forrester, formerly played by Ronn Moss.
TV Guide journalist Michael Logan got the exclusive scoop in an interview with Kaye.
On how the part became his, Kaye said,
‘When this came up with B&B I was very excited and didn't even care what the part was. I didn't know what kind of character Mr. Bell wanted me to do but he sounded so confident that he and I could work well together and do something interesting that I just bought into it. He's a great salesman! Then not more than 20 minutes before I got on the phone with you, I found out that I'm the new Ridge, who was a cornerstone of the show….’
On being the dreaded soap recast, Kaye said,
‘… I'm an actor, so of course I get insecure, especially now that I know who I'm replacing. Ronn is an icon and people really loved him in the role but he's not there anymore, so I'll do what I can. People get replaced on soaps all the time. It was his choice to move on. He'd had enough. It was time. So I don't feel I'm taking food away from anybody. I can't be Ronn, and whoever will next play Zach on AMC won't be me, either. I won't bring the same tools to the role as Ronn did, but I do have a couple of my own. I just hope the audience will let me play with this for a bit and try to get my footing….’
To read Michael Logan’s entire interview with Thorsten Kaye, click this link.
‘The Bold and the Beautiful’ airs weekdays at 1:30pm on Detroit’s local CBS affiliate WWJ.