Bridget is back! Ashley Jones is returning to THE BOLD & THE BEAUTIFUL for another visit just in time for the holidays. The soap has confirmed that the actress will first appear in the episode scheduled to air on Tuesday, December 25. “I have a really deep affinity for B&B," she admitted to Soaps In Depth. "And I always will. So any time they want to write for Bridget, those are my roots, so I would love to do that. And with Bridget, I think there's plenty of story to tell."
Jones took over the role of Eric and Brooke’s daughter in 2004 from Emily Harrison, who only lasted a few months in the role after Jennifer Finnigan had vacated it. She left in 2010, returned on a recurring basis from 2011-12, and continued to reappear for brief stints in 2013 and 2015. The last time viewers saw Bridget was in September of 2018 when she came home to attend the wedding of her Aunt Katie when she was tying the knot with Thorne Forrester.
Before B&B, Jones had appeared on THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS from 1997-2000, earning two Daytime Emmy Award nominations for Outstanding Younger Actress in the process. After leaving B&B, the actress starred as Daphne on the second season of HBO’s supernatural drama TRUE BLOOD and appeared in numerous Lifetime movies like A Teacher’s Crime, Secrets From Her Past, and A Sister’s Revenge. In 2016, Jones was cast as Parker Forsyth on the ABC sudser GENERAL HOSPITAL, and she made sporadic appearances as that character until 2017.
While this will likely be just another brief stint over the holiday season, perhaps this visit will mix Bridget up in some big drama and she'll stick around. You never know! Stay tuned to find out, and for more B&B casting news, keep reading the CBS edition of Soaps In Depth magazine!