Another familiar face has joined the cast of THE BOLD & THE BEAUTIFUL! The soap cast Katrina Bowden in the newly-created role of Florence, and Flo made her first appearance in the episode that aired on Jan. 14. Viewers will most likely recognize Bowden from her role on the hit NBC sitcom 30 ROCK, although this isn't her first soap role!
Florence introduced herself to Taylor as the mother of the baby girl that Dr. Reese Buckingham is offering for Steffy to potentially adopt. She insisted that the father wants nothing to do with them and that she desperately needs the money. Taylor believed the story and left to go convince Steffy to take this baby being offered, but after she left, Florence turned to Reese and revealed the truth. She's actually a craps dealer at a casino, and he's her best tipper. Flo seems to be going along with this scheme as a way to get close to Reese again since she's obviously into him, but noting that he has a baby with no papers he's trying to sell, worries he's in trouble.
Bowden is best known for playing Cerie Xerox, Liz Lemon’s assistant on 30 ROCK, and she also played Fortune on the TNT original series PUBLIC MORALS in 2015. She has also guest starred on primetime series like PSYCH, UGLY BETTY, and NEW GIRL. Bowden can also be seen in films like Tucker and Dale Vs. Evil, Piranha 3DD, and Framed By My Fiancé. B&B also won’t be her first appearance in daytime, as Bowden appeared in a couple episodes of ABC’s ONE LIFE TO LIVE as Britney back in 2006 when her career was just beginning to take off.
Stay tuned as the story continues to unfold and more about who Flo really is and what she's really after is revealed. And for more B&B casting news, keep reading the CBS edition of Soaps In Depth magazine!