You may notice that little Will Spencer on THE BOLD & THE BEAUTIFUL is looking a little more grown up … and completely different! That’s because child actor Finnegan George took over the role of Bill and Katie’s son beginning in August of 2018. This is 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!
When George debuted in the role, it was clear the recast was necessary because Will became a focal point of Bill and Katie's bitter custody battle. Then, Will had to adjust to a new father figure when Katie suddenly married Thorne. But after that relationship fell apart, Will took it upon himself to try and lure his parents back together by secretly playing matchmaker for Katie and Bill. Did it work? Stay tuned to find out, and for more B&B casting news, keep reading the CBS edition of Soaps In Depth magazine!