Reflecting On Her Emmy-Nominated Storyline, Bold & Beautiful’s Jacqueline MacInnes Wood Reveals What ‘Still Gets Me Emotional’
A soap storyline that saved lives everywhere.
Steffy fans cannot get enough of her on daytime television and as an added bonus can now catch up with The Bold and the Beautiful’s Jacqueline MacInnes Wood on Hallmark’s morning lifestyle series Home & Family, which is wrapping up its ninth and final season. On Wednesday, June 16, at 10 am, the CBS soap opera actress joined Debbie Matenopoulos and Ken Wingard to discuss what’s going on in her life these days, as well as her character.
As fans know, Wood just celebrated her Bold & Beautiful anniversary and is also a wife and mother to two precious boys. Of being a mom, she talked about how her first-born son, Rise, has been so “loving and nurturing” as an older brother to Lenix.
The discussion quickly turned to Steffy’s very emotional, 2021 Daytime Emmy-nominated addiction and recovery storyline. While being pregnant in real-life, she had to be — and was — very mindful of her pregnancy the whole time. “You just make it work,” Wood explained and thought back to how many fans, who were struggling with and had been affected by addiction, reached out to her. In regard to one instance in particular, the actress admitted, “It still gets me emotional,” and touched on how a woman had shared the story of her son’s addiction journey with her. This is just one example of how something good can come from a powerful storyline from our soaps.
In closing out the interview, the hosts also brought up how many times Steffy has been married, to which Wood referred to as “wacky weddings” and recalled how Steffy rode a motorcycle, paraglided and zip lined into a few. “Honestly,” Matenopoulos chimed in, “I can’t imagine the insurance on that show!”
Be sure to watch the full video interview on the Hallmark Channel.
Speaking of weddings, Steffy has been married to Liam more than once. So, what keeps her going back to him? Hear what the actress, as well as Scott Clifton and Annika Noelle, had to say as to why Steffy and Hope can’t quit Liam then look through our gallery below featuring Steffy’s many loves.
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<p>After Jacqueline MacInnes Wood stepped into the role of Steffy in 2008, the character dated Marcus Walton. And as you can see from this photo, everything was just beachy… <em>until</em>, that is, he decided that he liked it enough to put a ring on it. When he popped the question, his girlfriend had to burst his bubble, owing to a new attraction that was all but dictated by her DNA.</p>
<p>Owen Knight was just a brief flirtation for Steffy. They couldn’t help themselves. When two people look like they do and are so often scantily clad, flirtation is simply something that happens, like breathing for the rest of us, or laughing off the idea that if we skipped dessert, we, too, could look this sexy in pictures.</p>
<p>Like her mother and late twin sister before her, Steffy found herself drawn to her sometime stepbrother, Rick Forrester. Despite the “ick” factor and the way their relationship shook the branches of the family tree, <em>his</em> was the proposal that she accepted. At least up to the point that she realized that if they tied the knot, there could never again be knives left on display at Thanksgiving dinners.</p>
<p>Maybe Steffy was missing having a sister with whom she could be rivals. Or maybe she just took one look at Oliver Jones, the hottie who was seeing her stepsibling, Hope Logan (then Kim Matula). Whatever the reason, Steffy made it her mission to ensure that she replaced Hope as the photographer’s focus.</p>
<p>When Hope got a new beau in Liam <span style="text-decoration: line-through">Cooper</span> Spencer, Steffy, of course, wanted a new beau in Liam <span style="text-decoration: line-through">Cooper</span> Spencer, too. She was really subtle about her interest, though — <em>obviously</em>. Perhaps too subtle? Somehow, Liam, if not his lips, resisted temptation, so Steffy said au revoir to Los Angeles and took off to <span style="text-decoration: line-through">date guys with sexy accents</span> work at Forrester International.</p>
<p>Upon returning to the West Coast, Steffy had one thing and only one thing on her mind: Liam’s father, Dollar Bill Spencer. He was beyond into her, too. But when push came to shove, he reneged on his promise to leave wife Katie Logan for Steffy, sending her spiraling back into the arms of Liam, who was just <em>beginning</em> to make himself daytime’s most notorious waffler.</p>
<p>Back and forth, forth and back Liam bounced between Hope and Steffy, who did her damnedest to slow his roll. Only after she’d managed to marry Liam — <em>twice</em>, we might add! — did she call it off (cough) for good after miscarrying their first child in a motorcycle-riding accident.</p>
<p>Steffy was all set to remarry Liam when he spotted her sleeping — <em>just</em> sleeping — with his half brother, Wyatt. Quicker than you could say, “Don’t shoot off your mouth first, ask questions later,” Liam had dumped his fiancée and gotten both amnesia and kinda kidnapped by Wyatt’s bonkers mom, Quinn. Suddenly short a love interest, Steffy busied herself by marrying Wyatt (who, as if it needs mentioning, was <em>extra</em> attractive, what with being an ex of Hope’s and all).</p>
<p>… but when Steffy found out that during a near-death experience, husband Liam — because <em>obviously</em> they <em>re</em>-re-remarried — had locked lips with Sally Spectra, she became so perturbed that she had sex with his father. Cut to Liam and Steffy’s union going bust in 3, 2… There she blows!</p>
<p>After exposing brother Thomas’ Hope-session at his wedding to Zoe Buckingham, Steffy took a joyless ride on her motorcycle — and got hit by a car being driven by (what are the odds?!?) Bill. Though the incident left her with a short-lived drug addiction, it also got her a prescription for a new long-term love, Dr. John “Finn” Finnegan. There was only one thing standing in their way…</p>
<p>Despite the fact that Liam was happily hitched to Hope (now Annika Noelle), he readily believed that he’d seen her making out with Thomas — dude, it was just his womannequin! — and did what any level-headed family man would. He ran right to his ex’s place and got so sloshed that he entangled them all in a “Who’s the daddy?” storyline that probably gave Finn a pretty fair indication of the way things were going to go forevermore.</p>
<p>Instead of run for the hills after Steffy’s tequila-fueled slip with Liam, Finn invited her to walk down the aisle. Of the Forrester family’s living room, sure, but that still counts, right? Unfortunately, the couple’s moment of bliss lasted about that long — a moment. Before their wedding day was through, he and then she learned that his biological mother was the bride’s worst nightmare, noted homicidal maniac Sheila Carter.</p>
<p>When Steffy refused to allow Sheila to play any part in the lives of her husband or their son Hayes, the madwoman shot her. Well, <em>at</em> her. It was actually Finn whom Sheila “fatally” hit before firing again in cold blood and putting Steffy in a coma. Upon awakening, the newlywed was horrified to learn that she had become a widow. The thing was…</p>
<p>Finn wasn’t really dead, he was just secretly being nursed back to health, first by adoptive mom Li, then by Sheila. (Why none of “the deceased’s” loved ones ever asked to see the body, we’ll never understand!) Once he was able to escape from Nurse Wretched, he spread his premature angel’s wings and flew to Monte Carlo so that he could be reunited with his “widow” in as beautiful a setting as possible.</p>
<p>With her own love life back on track, Steffy busied herself meddling in other people’s. First, she joined brother Thomas in matchmaking for their parents. Then, she undid the conniver’s machinations rather than reunite Mommy and Daddy under false pretenses. Eventually, she moved on to Thomas, keeping an eagle eye on his interactions with Hope, the onetime object of his obsession.</p>
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