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Actor Pierson Fode will be leaving “The Bold and the Beautiful” as Thomas Forrester, a role he has played since 2015. According to Soap Opera Digest, it was the actor’s choice to move on. Fode said of the decision, “It was hard because you want to have your cake and eat it too. You want to be there and I still want to go off and shoot a Marvel movie. I want to still be shooting on ‘B&B’ and I want to do a Netflix series, and at the end of the day, you can’t do it all. And that was the choice that I had to make.” Fode has already filmed his last episode as Thomas, and there is no word yet on whether or not the role will be recast.

The decision to say goodbye to @boldandbeautifulcbs didn't come easily but with sleepless nights and countless questions. What a surreal experience to have but ultimately I have to go where my heart leads me. It's what we all have to do. I can't be more thankful to have had a boss like @bradbell who understood and encouraged my decision to explore. Thank you to every hard working soul at @cbsdaytime and bold who let me work beside you. And thank you to all the fans that not only accepted me but championed me through my time on the show. At some point I will likely have to pass the baton of Thomas to another hideous looking guy;) but when the time comes for him to step into my shoes, I hope my performance will haunt him for the rest of his life. Thanks for allowing me into all of your lives and I hope you follow me on my journey to new things. #Dreams

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