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Mannequins, wigs, all part of strict safety measures taken by CBS.

Denise Richards and Thorsten Kaye gave an exclusive look at the set of Bold and the Beautiful while taping recent scenes. A scene from this clip below is Richards acting alongside a dummy, which is a stand-in for Kaye, while a crew member stands about 12 feet away, offscreen.

Richards tells Access Hollywood’s Scott Evans, “We get tested two or three times a week for the COVID. We have to be eight feet apart from everyone.” Evans showed a clip of Shauna and Ridge getting married and when the groom went to kiss his bride, a little movie magic happened. Though it looks as though the couple is kissing, Richard’s real-life husband Aaron Phypers stepped in for the close-up.

Up next was Kaye, who joked that he was glad Phypers was in good shape. The camera angles were switched and shown was the actor dishing his own lines to a mannequin wearing a blonde wig. While Kaye acted against the dummy, Richards was repeating the lines she gave the dummy moments before, from a safe distance off-camera, while Kaye emoted.

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The life-size blow-up doll used for a hospital scene between Ridge and his daughter Steffy Forrester (Jaqueline MacInnes Wood) once played a corpse for her mother, Hunter Tylo (Dr. Taylor Hayes). It looks as what you’d expect and when you watch, you’ll likely crack a smile at Ridge leaning over to give ‘Steffy’ a kiss.

Video: Access Hollywood/YouTube

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