You may notice that little Will is looking a little more grown up on THE BOLD & THE BEAUTIFUL… and completely different! That’s because child actor Finnegan George has taken over the role of Bill and Katie’s son. This will be George’s first daytime role, but TV viewers might recognize the young man from his appearances on primetime series like SON OF ZORN, MODERN FAMILY, and THE AFFAIR.
Since 2013, the role of Katie’s little boy was played by Zane Achor, Heather Tom’s real-life son with husband James Achor. However, now that her son is growing up, the actress made the decision to focus on his schooling instead of show-business. “He’ll be in kindergarten and missing days,” Tom explained on twitter. “Want him to be a normal kid. I was lucky. But it’s a weird childhood.”
Having made her own daytime debut at the age of 15 on THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS, Tom knows exactly how complicated it can be to have a normal childhood while growing up on a TV set. And who knows, maybe when he gets a little older, Zane will remember how much fun he had on the B&B set and want to follow in his mom’s footsteps!
Now that George has made his debut, it's clear that the role had to be recast because the boy is playing a major part in the new storyline centered around Bill and Katie's fight for custody of their son. Who will ultimately end up raising Will? Stay tuned to find out, and for more B&B casting news, keep reading the CBS edition of Soaps In Depth magazine!