Why Ridge Forrester Shouldn’t Have Been Recast

It’s been a couple of years, but I’m of the same opinion that they shouldn’t have recast Ridge and why. Since that time they have dialed back the characterization of Ridge. They played up the artistic connection with a relationship with the much younger Caroline II. They quit the poetry and thank goodness got rid of that stupid engagement string. While Ridge is playing better than he was, I still think that a story for Thorne or Felicia would have been much more welcome.

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I really think it was a mistake to recast Ridge Forrester on The Bold and the Beautiful. Before I go into my reasons why I do want to CLEARLY say that I don’t agree with Ronn Moss that he was irreplaceable in the role. The cardinal rule of a continuing drama is that they HAVE to continue. If you don’t want to play a role anymore and somebody wants to write for it, the role is going to be replaced and while there are a handful of people you are truly hardpressed to think of someone else who could do it as well, there are also of dozens of major characters today that are known and beloved that were once a recast for their role. Look at The Young and the Restless, Nikki, Jack, Jill all recasts, over at The Bold and the Beautiful Thorne, Felicia, Kristin, Donna…

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