Hope is returning to THE BOLD & THE BEAUTIFUL with a new face, but it’s the same character that longtime fans have known and loved for years. However, if you’re a newer viewer of the soap, let us catch you up on the young woman’s very complicated history! When Hope was born to Brooke Logan and Deacon Sharpe in 2002, the role was played by a series of child actresses, most notably Amanda and Rachel Pace. In January of 2010, Hope was struck by a severe case of SORAS and was then played by Kim Matula until 2016. Now, as 2018 begins and Matula is busy with her new primetime series LA TO VEGAS, B&B has recast the role with daytime newcomer Annika Noelle!
Hope had one mother (Brooke), but more than a couple fathers! (Nick, Deacon, and Ridge!) (Photo Credit: Brian Lowe/JPI)
Despite being Deacon’s daughter, Hope was mostly raised by Ridge, although Nick also acted as another father figure. As a child, Hope nearly drowned in a hot tub when Nick wasn’t watching and later, she and little brother R.J. were unintentionally left home alone and they set the living room on fire. Also, Hope was the one who revealed to Aly that Taylor had run down Darla!
In 2010, a teenaged Hope became an intern at Forrester Creations and fell in with photographer Graham Darros, who nearly raped her before Nick came to her rescue. She then fell for Oliver Jones, but Steffy decided she wanted the hunk for herself and schemed to split them up (while sabotaging her "Hope for the Future" fashion line for good measure!). But it was actually Brooke who ruined her daughter’s relationship by sleeping with Oliver during Hope’s masquerade graduation party thinking he was Ridge! (Oliver thought Brooke was actually Hope finally ready to give up her virginity...) Oops!
Hope struggled to keep Liam’s eye from wandering to sexpot Steffy! (Photo Credit: sean smith/jpistudios.com)
Hope then became involved with Liam Spencer, though things got complicated for a bit when Amber claimed she was carrying Liam’s baby (she wasn’t). Unfortunately, Hope’s insistence on remaining a virgin until marriage sent a frustrated Liam into Steffy’s waiting clutches. This led to a series of reversals where Liam went back and forth between the blonde and the brunette. Hope was forced to watch from a gondola as Liam and Steffy tied the knot in Aspen, Bill tried to keep Hope from exchanging vows with Liam in Italy, and Steffy got pregnant with Liam’s baby!
After Steffy miscarried, she left town so Hope could be with Liam, but the blonde had a sexy encounter with Wyatt Fuller in an outdoor shower that set off a whole new love triangle! Hope found herself torn between Liam and Wyatt, and even dated both brothers to try and decide which one she wanted to be with. She eventually got engaged to Wyatt, but when she found out she’d missed her chance to be with Liam because of Quinn’s interference, she wanted to change her mind again. Unfortunately, she learned she was pregnant with Wyatt’s child and broke it off with Liam to be with her babydaddy. Tragically, Hope lost the baby and decided to escape to Italy.
Hope’s heart was so broken she had to leave the country to put it back together. (Photo Credit: sean smith/jpistudios.com)
In 2015, Hope appeared briefly via a video call that Brooke made to try and convince Deacon not to marry Quinn (it didn’t work), and in early 2016, after Liam went missing (he was kidnapped by Quinn), Steffy called Hope to see if she might know where he was. But what brings Hope back to Los Angeles again, and will she find herself drawn back to Liam or Wyatt? And how will Steffy react to having her rival back in town? Stay tuned to see how the storyline unfolds, and for more B&B news, keep reading the CBS edition of Soaps In Depth magazine!