From December 13 (US) he will be portrayed by Thorsten Kaye best known for All My Children, and recently seen in Smash.
According to TVGuide Forrester is expected to return from more than a year away in Paris to quite a surprise — his sexpot soulmate Brooke (Katherine Kelly Lang) is now engaged to badass Bill Spencer (Don Diamont).
Kaye got quite a surprise of his own when he entered into conversations with B&B executive producer Bradley Bel and agreed to do an unnamed role on the soap, only to later find out that the character he’ll be playing is Ridge. The actor gave TV Guide Magazine the exclusive scoop.
He tells TV Guide, “When this came up with B&B I was very excited and didn’t even care what the part was. I didn’t know what kind of character Mr. Bell wanted me to do but he sounded so confident that he and I could work well together and do something interesting that I just bought into it. He’s a great salesman! Then not more than 20 minutes before I got on the phone with you, I found out that I’m the new Ridge, who was a cornerstone of the show. So that’s a whole other can of worms, isn’t it?
“They needed someone to step up and I guess I’m the guy. I met Ronn a couple of times and he’s a stunning man. And I got a face for radio! So I guess the viewers are in for a hell of a surprise! Maybe during his time away Ridge turned into an ugly European guy. You can’t even say that he went and had plastic surgery — unless he went to Serbia for the procedure and now he wants his money back!”
Moss has a significant Australian fanbase, so it will be interesting to see how B&B fans take to a new actor.