The Bold And The Beautiful Interview: NuThomas Adam Gregory!
Adam Gregory (CW)
In a Bold and the Beautiful shakeup, Thomas Forrester is getting a makeover. Adam Gregory has assumed the role, and Emmy-winner Drew Tyler Bell is out. Soaps.com talked to the new addition, who hits the canvas Wednesday September 22.
When The Bold and the Beautiful stars turned out to support producer Ron Weaver at a reading for his new book, “Soul Mate,” Soaps.com noticed a handsome new addition hanging with the cast. The young stranger had the height, looks, and build of Ronn Moss (Ridge), paired with Hunter Tylo’s (Taylor) blazing blue eyes.
Turns out, it was Adam Gregory, who’s been cast as their onscreen son, Thomas!
“90210” fans may recognize the hunk as preppy Ty, the bad boy who knocked up Adrianna in the first season. He’s also done stints on “Wizards of Waverly Place” and “Just Jordan,” and took on the big screen in “Hannah Montana: The Movie,” and “17 Again.”
Here’s what Gregory had to say about his new gig at The Bold and the Beautiful:
Soaps.com: How is life at B&B?
Adam Gregory: It’s going pretty good. I just started. I’m hanging in there, learning the ropes.
Soaps.com: Does this recast mean Thomas will be getting into trouble again?
Adam Gregory: I don’t believe anyone in the family or the show is ever out of trouble! [laughs] There’s always going to be drama.
Soaps.com: Are your costars helping you get settled in?
Adam Gregory: I am the new guy. It’s all new to me, so they fill me in onset, every once in a while, when I say, “What’s really the relationship here?” I have to get some backstory from them. I also read the coffee table book (“The Bold and the Beautiful, In Celebration of Twenty Years on Television”). That’s just so much to take in! Half the characters aren’t even here anymore, so I’ll ask John (McCook, Eric) and Ronn (Moss, Ridge) if they can fill me in. Other than that, it’s gone pretty smoothly.
Soaps.com: You're getting help from some serious veterans.
Adam Gregory: Apparently! [laughs] The show started when I was born – exactly when I was born, in fact. My grandmother has been watching since I was born.
Soaps.com: Any nerves about stepping in as a recast for Emmy winner Drew Tyler Bell?
Adam Gregory: It's not nerve wracking at all. I'm doing my own thing with Thomas. Nothing against what Drew did. He's great! He was actually in one episode of "90210" with me when I was on the first season. He's a good kid.
Soaps.com: How does this compare to "90210?"
Adam Gregory: They're shot extremely differently. I was just telling John that I'm starting to learn the ropes with the magic red light that's on top of the camera. When it lights up, the camera's on you, so that's when you talk. I'm used to having all the cameras on, all at once. I can do things when I'm stimulated and just go for it, and then they'll find it in the edit process. Here, I have to hold back and wait for the light: "Show emotion… now!"
Soaps.com: Can you tease what's coming for Thomas?
Adam Gregory: Thomas is trying to be that guy in shining armor, trying to save the day and fix everything. He's a fun character. There's a lot to work with and a lot to play with.
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If you'd like to read what fellow cast mate Scott Clifton (Liam) had to say about his new role, read Michael Fairman's Scott Clifton Interview. Feel free to follow Soaps.com on Twitter @soapoperafan, and "like us" on Soaps.com’s Official Facebook Page. Join us and tell all your friends!