Tuesday, September 15, 2015

'Serial Scoop Now' #18: John McCook and Jacqueline MacInnes Wood at 'The Bold and the Beautiful' Pop Up Fan Event in NYC

The Bold and the Beautiful stars John McCook and Jacqueline MacInnes Wood chat with Serial Scoop Now host Roger Newcomb.
The Bold and the Beautiful came to New York City on Monday, September 14 for a Pop Up Fan Event that doubled as the wedding reception for the just married Ridge Forrester (Thorsten Kaye) and Caroline Spencer (Linsey Godfrey).

Fans were served a delicious meal before four cast members--John McCook (Eric), Jacqueline MacInnes Wood (Steffy), Ashleigh Brewer (Ivy) and Pierson Fode (Thomas)--were introduced the a packed ballroom at the Marriott Marquis. The stars answered questions from the festive crowd then everyone settled in to watch Monday's episode of B&B, a special treat for the fans in attendance who also got to watch the cast react, sometimes hilariously to what they were seeing on screen. No one was more pleased with himself than Fode, who stood up and egged on the crowd when Thomas leaned in to kiss Nicole (Reign Edwards).

After the episode finished, supervising producer Casey Kasprzyk joked that Ridge and Caroline had boarded the Forrester jet and were headed to New York. He then introduced Kaye and Godfrey, who walked in wearing the same clothes their characters were married minutes earlier. This was a very realistic wedding reception, with many familiar touches. Toasts were made, the scrumptious wedding cake was cut, the happy couple shared a first dance, and the bouquet was tossed (just over the outstretched arms of "Ivy" who was part of a large crowd vying to make the good luck catch).

At one point, Wood jokingly called Godfrey her new mommy, indicative of the lighthearted atmosphere of the event as well as the camaraderie among the cast.

After fans finished off their cake, the six B&B cast members began an autograph and photo session with the enthusiastic attendees.

At the end of the day, Serial Scoop Now was able to get a few minutes with the cast of the world's most-watched soap opera, who were fittingly visiting NYC during Fashion Week. In the first of three group interviews, we chatted with McCook and Wood about The Bold and the Beautiful feeling like a family, the old CBS Daytime variety shows, recent projects and New York theater. Check out the spoiler-free chat in our latest episode (1.18) below:



Major kudos to daytime's savviest PR team for a well-organized, first class, fan-friendly and fun event for loyal viewers and the press. Having attended many of these over the past two decades, I can honestly say this was a cut above.

Check back soon for our chats with Ashleigh Brewer with Pierson Fode and Thorsten Kaye with Linsey Godrey.

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Roger Newcomb is a producer and writer in New York City. He has written and produced a full-length indie film, Manhattanites, and two radio soap operas. He founded and produces annually the Indie Series Awards, which honors the best in independent entertainment on the Web. He was executive producer on the indie short May Mercy Lie and, from 2009 to 2013 he created and hosted We Love Soaps TV. He has also made acting appearances in shows such as Imaginary Bitches and Empire. Recent film appearances include the documentary Soap Life--ruminating alongside Agnes Nixon and Eileen Fulton--and James Franco's indie feature, Francophrenia.

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