Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Kim Matula Leaving 'The Bold and the Beautiful'

Kim Matula has chosen not to renew her contract with The Bold and the Beautiful.
According to official Twitter page of The Bold and the Beautiful (@BoldInsider), Kim Matula, who has played Hope Logan since 2010, is leaving the show.

The tweet says, "We wish #KimMatula the best as she moves on to other opportunities. We love Kim & she will always be a part of the #BoldandBeautiful family."

Co-star Scott Clifton (Liam Spencer) also confirmed the news, tweeting the following: "Hey guys. It's true, Kim has elected not to renew her contract with B&B. We're so sad to see her go, and yet thrilled to see her shine."

A spokesperson added, "There are no plans to recast at this time."

Matula and Clifton appeared on CBS' The Talk on Wednesday afternoon, along with co-stars Ashleigh Brewer (Ivy Forrester) and Darin Brooks (Wyatt Spencer), to preview B&B's upcoming Amsterdam episodes. Watch their segment below:



UPDATE #1:
Kim Matula posted a message about her departure on Instagram.

"What can I say about today? I can officially confirm that I filmed my last scenes at The Bold and The Beautiful," Matula wrote. "It was a day full of love and laughter and reminiscing about the past 5 years. I made the incredibly difficult decision not to resign my contract so that I could spread my wings as an actor and see what this big beautiful world has to offer. But I can never put into words just how amazing and inspiring this show has been. What a huge part of my life. I do not see this as a ‘goodbye’ but more of a 'see you later.' Thank you for giving me an unforgettable 5 years as Hope Logan and thank you to every single viewer who sat side by side with me on this journey. Cheers to the next adventure!!"

UPDATE #2:
Katherine Kelly Lang, who plays Hope's mother, Brooke Logan, posted the following a message on her Facebook page:

"I love all the years working with you as your mama, Kimberly Matula. You are a wonderful person and actressI I know you will do amazing things and any production would be lucky to have you. I'll miss doing scenes with you but, most of all I'll miss your smile, laugh and silly jokes. Thank you for visiting us in Rome! Dom and I will have to take you out to dinner when we get back to Los Angeles, our treat. Your TV mom always Kelly The Bold and the Beautiful ‪#‎kimberlymatula‬ ‪#‎boldandbeautiful‬ ‪#‎tvmom‬ ‪#‎rome‬ ‪#‎theboldandthebeautiful‬ ‪#‎hopelogan‬ ‪#‎brookelogan‬ ‪#‎cbsdaytime‬ ‪#‎katherinekellylang‬ ‪#‎missyou‬ ‪#‎losangeles‬ ‪#‎italy‬"

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