The “Who Shot Bill” mystery was a big storyline for THE BOLD & THE BEAUTIFUL that built to the shocking return of Taylor Hayes as it was revealed she was the culprit, but it was the lead-up to the attempted murder that kept actor Don Diamont on his toes. For weeks, Bill became more and more antagonistic, turning everyone in Los Angeles against him, which meant there were plenty of suspects to go around when he got shot in the back! “It was a great opportunity for me to do my thing, so to speak, but it was also exhausting,” Diamont admitted to Soaps In Depth. “Going to work every day and yelling at everyone is tiring!”
Also exhausting was the actual filming of the dramatic scenes where Bill was shot by the mystery assailant. “They wanted the look of those scenes to have a suspenseful, ‘film’ quality to them,” Diamont revealed. “So those were painstaking and took quite a bit of time. They shot a lot of footage of me on the floor, and let me say, you get stiff and sore laying on hard ground for that long. It’s really uncomfortable!”
The man with the golden gun turned out to be a woman! (Photo Credit: Howard Wise/jpistudios.com)
Since the actor suffers from chronic lower back issues, you’d think he would’ve enjoyed the subsequent episodes where he was unconscious in the hospital… but you’d be wrong! “You’d think ‘Oh, I get to just lay in bed and not say anything? Great’” Diamont confided. “But it’s really tedious, actually. I think I’d prefer to have a ton of dialogue than just laying in bed with a pretend intubation tube in my mouth.”
Of course, now Bill is fully recovered and back in fine form as he continues to wreak havoc manipulating the lives of those around him. Looks like that particular brush with death didn’t change him one bit! He’d better be careful because Taylor might take another shot at him if he doesn’t leave Steffy alone!
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