The reason that Will Spencer on THE BOLD & THE BEAUTIFUL is so comfortable around his mom, Katie, on the show is because they're actually related! Will is played by Zane Achor, the real-life son of Heather Tom (Katie). Tom and husband James Achor welcomed the adorable little boy into their family on October 28, 2012, and by 2013, he was already a TV star playing Katie and Bill's baby boy on B&B!
And Zane is already turning out to be quite the performer, especially at home when he tries to get his way! "He's doing this thing now where he'll fake-cry — with tears and everything," Tom confided to Soaps In Depth with a chuckle. "And I'm like, 'Sorry, dude, but I've made a living doing the fake-cry. You can't pull that on me!"
Will is always a popular visitor to the Forrester offices! (Photo Credit: CBS)
Having Zane playing Will helps create an immediate bond between Katie and her boy, which also helps inform Tom's performances whenever Will is the center of her storyline. And that's happened a few times as Bill and Katie have clashed over their child's custody. And more recently, it was Will referring to Wyatt as his brother that caused Katie to rethink her relationship with the Spencer heir, realizing how confusing it would be for Will to have Wyatt go from sibling to parent.
Since Will is an important part of Katie's life, you can look forward to seeing Zane make more recurring appearances on the soap as time goes on. And for more B&B news, keep reading the CBS edition of Soaps In Depth magazine!