Another ‘Bold And The Beautiful’ Star Is Almost Out The Door
Hey “Bold And The Beautiful” fans. According to the folks over at soapcentral.com , another one of the “Bold And The Beautiful” stars is really, really close to not being on the show at all anymore. This is definitely not going to come as a surprise since this person is barely in the current storyline.
The person we’re talking about is Rick Forrester portrayer Jacob Young. Apparently, he’s no longer on contract with the show. He hasn’t officially quit yet, but he’s definitely looking to pursue other gigs and opportunities.
Jacob recently hit up his official Twitter account back on April 19, 2018 to address this very issue. Apparently, there had been some rumors flying around that he was off contract with The Bold and The Beautiful. He confirmed that the rumors were true by writing: “#RT I want to take a moment to address the rumors that I’m currently off contract. All true, Im recurring and just starting to shoot a movie for Lifetime. I have been under contract for 21 years and this to me is a blessing. I can now have the time to pursue all my passions. Xo” You guys can view that tweet on Jacob’s official Twitter page by Clicking Here.
Again, it appears that he’s just been recurring for quite some time now. So, this is definitely no huge surprise or shocker. We just wanted to report this to any of you possible Rick fans who might have been wondering why he isn’t been around that much aside from the fact that Rick and Maya’s characters just aren’t that interesting. The producers had tried to throw some stuff in there a few months back with Carter and Maya again. But seriously, they were just grasping at straws with that storyline.
Anyways, with that said, Jacob also talked to Variety.com about his recent recurring status on “The Bold And The Beautiful.” He thinks being off contract is a good thing because it gives him more time to pursue other opportunities. He told them, “I’m pursuing wholeheartedly my other passions, but I’m still around. I started so early in the industry, and I was limited on what kind of characters I could play.
Most of them were on the younger side, and daytime would lean itself to that. There were very few film roles that would have been right at that age of 17 to early 20s, and if I was trying to get those roles at that time, you kind of get pigeonholed into the teen movies, and very few people make it out of that alive with a career still intact.”
But we felt with the way the market is going right now and the offers that I’ve been getting that this was the right time…to make that move. It feels right. There are a lot of opportunities that have been coming opportunities I’ve had to turn down because of being tied up under contract.”
Soapcentral pointed out that Jacob has actually released a couple of music singles on iTunes, Amazon, Spotify, Google Play and Pandora. The most recent song he released is called, “Fool For You.” He’s also done a few concerts at venues located in Las Vegas and New York. So, it sounds like he’s really getting after it.
Jacob commented on his budding music career stating, “It all kind of started on a whim. My wife Christen told me I should stop just playing around the house and share it with the rest of the world. Sometimes, I wonder why I waited so long, but it might not have been the right time. I feel like now more than ever this is the right time.”
Jacob started his Rick role on Bold And The Beautiful way, way back in 1997, and this is the first time in 20 years that he’s not been on a contract. However, he wasn’t always on the Bold And The Beautiful. He had actually left the show at one point to play character Lucky Spencer in ABC’s hit soap opera General Hospital. That particular role turned out to be quite great for Jacob because it won him an Emmy award back in 2002. After his General Hospital stint, he joined the cast of the now defunct “All My Children” soap opera in 2003. He played the role of J.R. Chandler on “All My Children” until 2011. So, that one went on for quite a while.
Then in late 2011, Jacob came back to The Bold And The Beautiful, and has been with it ever since. In related news, actress Karla Mosley who plays Rick’s wife Maya Avant on the “Bold And The Beautiful” has recently announced that she’s preggers with her very first child! Soapcentral said she recently showed off her new baby bump at the GLAAD Awards where B&B won its third consecutive award for its Maya-centric storyline.
Karla also hit up her official Instagram to reveal her pregnancy news. She wrote: “We are bleary eyed just back from the desert, but it seems the secret is out ??. We are extremely grateful for the well wishes as we wait to meet our sweet little nugget this summer!” She also included a photo of her posing with her boyfriend John Rogers. You guys can view Karla’s Instagram post on her official Instagram account by Clicking Here.
We’re guessing that we won’t see Maya in any Bold And The Beautiful storylines anytime soon since the producers decided to make her a transgender person. It doesn’t really matter to us though because we haven’t missed her one bit. She’s barely been on there as it is. So, this is actually very good news for us. Both her and Jacob can take as much time as they want from the show as far as we’re concerned.
What do you guys think about Jacob Young aka Rick Forrester and Karly Mosley aka Maya Avant being MIA from “The Bold And The Beautiful?” Are you happy about it? Are you sad? Or do you just not care one way or the other? Let us know in the Facebook comments.
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