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    Ex-All My Children's Thorsten Kaye Cast As B&B's Ridge.

    Monday, December 09 2013


    Kaye (Nikki Nelson/Wenn.com)
    Recast Ridge.

    Updated December 9:

    With Thorsten Kaye set to debut as Ridge Forrester later this week on Friday December 13, "B&B's" headwriter, Bradley Bell, had this to say: "Thorsten's powerful screen presence and vast range as an actor has intrigued me for years. The timing was right, so I took the opportunity to cast him in the role of Ridge Forrester. I'm confident Thorsten will make this role unique on every level."

    Original article October 15:

    Veteran soap star, Thorsten Kaye, who played Zach Slater on "All My Children" and Dr. Patrick Thornhart on "One Life To Live," has been cast in the role of Ridge Forrester on "The Bold and the Beautiful." Kaye told TV Guide that he no longer has a contract with "AMC."

    He will first appear as Ridge on December 13. Kaye recently guest-starred in ex-"Y&R's" Michelle Stafford's web series The Stafford Project, episode six, The French Assassin, and previously appeared as Nick Felder on NBC's "Smash." Kaye's latest project, a horror/thriller entitled, "Animal," is in post-production, and tells the story of a group of friends who wind up trapped together in an isolated cabin fighting for their lives against a blood-thirsty predator.

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    USER COMMENTS

    Posted by Luvdasoaps at Wednesday, October 16 2013 04:45 AM

    I hope he doesn't touch Brooke.

    Posted by HardAtWork at Wednesday, October 16 2013 05:52 AM

    This actor is excellent. He has a commanding screen presence. I didn't think they could replace Ronn Moss. Ronn has such a strong physical presence due to his stature. But Thorsten Kaye can hold his own. This is going to be GOOD!!!

    Posted by toooldtotell at Wednesday, October 16 2013 11:19 AM

    Right on! I love this guy. It will be great to see how he reacts to Bill & Brooke. Plus I wonder if Eric will change the prez at FH and remove Rick and put Ridge in as prez?

    Posted by BarbCarey at Wednesday, October 16 2013 04:11 PM

    I have never seen this actor but after reading how much HardAtWork and toooldtotell seem to like him I am excited. I have been waiting for them to replace Ridge.

    Posted by soapoperapimp at Wednesday, October 16 2013 11:24 PM

    i love ronn moss as ridge! like his snob like character! i hope this actor works out though!

    Posted by RMtnGirl at Thursday, October 17 2013 04:54 PM

    Love this actor. I hope Ridge returns with Taylor as his WIFE, and his daughter Steffy by his side. And....doesn't give Brooke the time of day.

    Posted by dramaqueen333 at Friday, October 18 2013 02:14 PM

    Should be interesting. While Ron Moss' Ridge character was an arrogant jerk most of the time, Thorsten Kaye is much more of a smoldering, macho, silent, sexy kind of personality, more like Bill. Might throw a monkey wrench into the Brooke/Bill relationship when Ridge comes back. I hope he is completely disgusted by Brooke's new romance with her former brother-in-law.

    Posted by ziva at Friday, October 18 2013 11:24 PM

    I don't know this actor and I just wont give him a chance no matter who he is he is going to play Ridge and unless Ridge got a labotomy he is still the old character arrogant, he thinks he is the best designer, not, and he really he is not a real Forrester, He is Maroni's bastard and the apple doesnt fall too far from the tree.I certainly hope that he leaves Taylor in Paris with Steffy, because Steffy Doesnt want any more complication in her life she suffered enough,that is why she left in the first place

    Posted by Brniis at Friday, November 01 2013 01:44 PM

    Love Thorsten he is a great actor and will fill Ridges shoes perfectly. I hope he snubs Brooke and she runs after him as she always does and leaves Bill high and dry with no family, no company and no wife.

    Posted by cooks55 at Thursday, November 14 2013 03:37 PM

    i just hope the new ridge is no sissy and that he does go back with brooke cant stand bill

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