The Bold and the Beautiful’s Lawrence Saint-Victor Offers a Heartfelt Farewell to Leading Lady Kiara Barnes: ‘It’s Bittersweet to See You Go, But… ’
“Kill it on Fantasy Island,” the hunk told his primetime-bound co-star.
The day that Kiara Barnes made her final appearance as Zoe on The Bold and the Beautiful, everybody was talking. On our end, we were discussing how the show could have given the actress and her alter ego such a limp sendoff — especially considering that the model learned that her fiancé had slept with her best friend. (Read Soaps.com’s review here.)
On social media, fans were talking, too, and so was Lawrence Saint-Victor, who plays Carter. “Big shout-out to my homie,” he Instagrammed to his leading lady, sharing a “pic… taken right after the last scene we filmed together.”
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The co-stars had been through a lot together. “I have to tell you, the challenge of telling a love story, creating chemistry and building romance was extremely difficult during a global pandemic where we had to be eight feet away from each other for most of our story,” Saint-Victor said. “But knowing we had each other’s backs and that we [could] rely on each other built so much trust and such a fun and creative environment.
“It’s bittersweet to see you go,” he added, “but I’m beyond proud of you. Kill it on Fantasy Island.”
On your way to the comments to add your well wishes for Barnes to Saint-Victor’s, stop off at the below photo gallery to review all of the CBS soap’s latest comings and goings.
<p>If only it <em>had</em> been an April Fool’s Day prank! But it wasn’t — on April 1, 2022, Sheila really took aim at Steffy and instead accidentally fatally shot her own son Finn, thus bringing to an end his portrayer’s run on the show.</p>
<p>“What’s up, Doc?” As fans braced for a game-changing twist in April of 2022, they got an altogether different sort of surprise when the fan fave brought home Bridget, who announced out of nowhere that she’d be working for a while at University Hospital. Coincidence?</p>
<p>She didn’t seem to have packed the <em>Great Gatsby</em> headpiece. But the veteran of <em>As the World Turns</em> — this is her costume-partying as Denise back in the day — still managed to dazzle upon making her debut as Paris’ mom Grace in early 2022.</p>
<p>Technically, she’d been gone since her last stint as Taylor ended in 2019. But the on-again/off-again cast member seemed to be <em>really</em> gone in October 2021 when <em>Entertainment Weekly</em> reported that the show had tried and failed to get her to return once more as Taylor, the indestructible character she’d first played more than three decades earlier.</p>
<p>Since Tylo wasn’t going to be reprising her role, the <em>Days of Our Lives</em> vet who’d once replaced Lisa Rinna as Billie was tapped to step in as Taylor. And Brooke thought that <em>Quinn</em> was a thorn in her side — ha!</p>
<p>In the fall of 2021, one of most endearingly odd couples in <em>Bold & Beautiful</em> history reappeared on screen when Charlie and Pam staged a comeback. Lemon bars not included. (Dang it!)</p>
<p>You know that saying about how you can’t keep a good man down? Apparently, it applies to bad men, too, because in the fall of 2021, Hope’s deadbeat dad Deacon came back to L.A. in the form of the soap-hopping leading man who’d first played him back in 2000.</p>
<p>Days ahead of her on-screen return as Sheila — at son (!) Finn’s August 2021 wedding to Steffy — the actress’ comeback was <a href="https://soaps.sheknows.com/the-bold-and-the-beautiful/news/606034/bold-beautiful-kimberlin-brown-returning-sheila-carter-finn-mother/" target="_blank">leaked by <em>Entertainment Tonight</em></a>. She wasn’t just back, either, she was back for the long haul, she hinted. “I’ll play,” said the actress, who originated her role on <em>The Young and the Restless</em>, “as long as they’ll have me, quite honestly.”</p>
<p>In June of 2021, <a href="https://ew.com/tv/bold-and-the-beautiful-finn-parents/" target="_blank"><em>Entertainment Weekly</em></a> broke the news that Finn’s parents were winging their way to L.A. And in the role of mom Li was going to be the actress who’d previously played Paul’s mother — and John’s old flame — Tori on <em>Days of Our Lives</em>.</p>
<p>Completing Finn’s mom-and-pop operation as dad Jack would be the soap-hopper who’d previously played not one but two characters on <em>General Hospital</em> (the Alcazar brothers, Lorenzo and Luis) and Tomas on <em>One Life to Live</em>.</p>
<p>While Zoe was moving heaven and earth to win back ex-fiancé Carter in the spring of 2021, her portrayer was making plans to go forth. As first reported by our sister site <a href="https://soaps.sheknows.com/wp-admin/_wp_link_placeholder" target="_blank">Deadline</a>, the actress had landed one of the leads in Fox’s contemporary reimagining of the classic 1977-84 series <em>Fantasy Island.</em></p>
<p>Only moments after Liam admitted to Hope that, ya know what, he thought he actually hated paternity-test tamperer Vinny, the drug-dealing lab tech got run down by none other than… What are the <em>odds</em>? Liam. But it may not have been a mere accident that turned Vinny into roadkill. “There will be twists,” headwriter Bradley Bell promised <a href="https://www.soapoperadigest.com/"><em>Soap Opera Digest</em></a>, “and there will be surprises.”</p>
<p>In October of 2020, Maya’s portrayer acknowledged what was going unsaid: that the show had dispensed with her groundbreaking character, and she was done at <em>The Bold and the Beautiful</em>. “While I was disappointed that [Maya] wasn’t honored with a goodbye that matched the importance of her presence on the show,” she Instagrammed, “I also know that that’s how it goes.” </p>
<p>“We’ll always have Paris,” we thought to ourselves when, in the fall of 2020, <em>The Bold and the Beautiful</em> tapped this gem to take on the role of Zoe’s heretofore-unknown sister. And no polishing was required; the actress sparkled, especially opposite… Well, don’t just sit there; click!</p>
<p>Three years after Rome Flynn left the show to try his luck in primetime — and scored with roles <em>How to Get Away With Murder</em> and <em>The Haves and the Have Nots</em> (for starters) — it was announced that his role of Zende was being taken over by this <em>Zoo</em> vet and human charisma factory.</p>
<p>No sooner had the actress revealed in August 2020 that she’d reached the end of her “monumental journey” as Sally than she was invited to take a detour, bypassing the exit altogether and instead just crossing the hallway to bring her character to sister soap <em>The Young and the Restless.</em></p>
<p>As of July 2020, Carter wouldn’t just be putting in appearances when a <em>Bold & Beautiful</em> couple needed an unusually ripped wedding officiant: His portrayer was put back on contract, meaning that the actor could appear anytime an unusually ripped anything was needed!</p>
<p>Fans who’d long been dying for Steffy to get over her Liam fixation rejoiced in July when the “bad actor” from the Liberty Mutual commercials — and real-life husband of Kayla Ewell (ex-Caitlin) — was cast as the heroine’s new love interest, Finn. Of course, that didn’t do a whole lot to diminish her interest in Liam…</p>
<p>The actor went from contract to recurring as Bill’s right-hand man Justin in January 2020, saying, “Until I own my own show, I really can’t be mad or upset with what someone chooses to do with theirs. Unfortunate, but it is what it is.” If only <em>Bold & Beautiful</em> had taken our suggestions for <a href="https://soaps.sheknows.com/the-bold-and-the-beautiful/news/577714/bold-beautiful-justin-barber-love-interest-iconic-soap-actresses/" target="_blank">a love interest for Justin</a>…</p>
<p>There weren’t enough lemon bars in the world to dull the sting when we learned in November 2019 that the <em>Wonder Years</em> mom had been taken off contract as the loony but lovable Pam, who’d more often than not served as the soap’s comic relief since her debut 13 years earlier.</p>
<p>Over the summer in 2019, Xander’s portrayal Instagrammed that “I ain’t got no job; what the hell should I do today?” He later amended his statement to say that his character was going to return, but… um… we have not seen him since 2019, have you?</p>
<p>It was back in April of 2018 that the Emmy winner revealed that he’d gone off contract as Rick — apparently, <em>way</em> off, as Brooke and Eric’s son hasn’t been seen since. Later that year, he told <a href="https://www.soapsindepth.com/posts/cbs/the-bold-and-the-beautiful-jacob-young-return-168748" target="_blank"><em>Soaps in Depth</em></a> that he’d heard about some possible story coming up. But even then, he admitted, “I’m not holding my breath.” </p>
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