Actress and singer Kiara Barnes made quite a splash when she joined the cast of THE BOLD & THE BEAUTIFUL as Zoe Buckingham, a young woman who shared a past with Xander Avant. “I’m very excited to share the news!” Barnes shared on Instagram when her casting was announced. “I’ll be joining the cast at B&B as a new lead and series regular, Zoe. I’m feeling more than blessed for this opportunity. Can’t wait to share what I’ve been cooking up. Cheers to a new chapter!”
Zoe first appeared in July of 2018 and it was immediately obvious that she was obsessed with her ex-boyfriend, Xander Avant, and would do anything to get him back. It became clear she could be dangerous when it was revealed she'd used Sally Spectra's laptop to make it seem as though she'd been sending threatening messages to Hope Logan. Since Xander was getting frustrated because Emma wanted to take things slow, Zoe made it very clear that she would jump right back into bed with him if that's what he wanted. Now working as a model for Forrester Creations, Zoe arranged for Xander to also do some modeling so they could spend more time together, and it worked like a charm. Eventually, Emma backed off and Zoe finally snagged her man back.
Zoe's life got slightly more complicated when her father, Dr. Reese Buckingham, arrived in town to start work at his new job. She was wary of her dad's interest in Taylor Hayes, given his past history of dating and dumping wealthy women once he'd gotten what he wanted from them. But she had no idea that her life was actually in danger from some deadly gangsters who threatened to kill her if Reese didn't pay them the money he owed! After her father skipped town again to return to London, Zoe wondered why and discovered Florence living in his apartment. Suspicious, Zoe has begun to wonder what her father was up to — might she discover he stole Hope's baby so Steffy could adopt it?
Excited to announce the official release of my EP, Sirens to the Moon is out & available on iTunes & Spotify. Link in bio! Big thank you to everyone supporting me through this project🕊🙌🏽 S/O to @trianbampol @dureen for shooting this amazing cover art. 💫✨@lodblakely on typography 🔥 #kikibarnes #SirenstotheMoon
B&B isn't Barnes's daytime debut, it's also her first acting credit on her IMDb page. But she's also a musician who has released her EP, Sirens to the Moon, on iTunes and Spotify. Unfortunately, it appears that her character is going to be pursuing modeling as a profession, but there's still a chance Zoe could perform a song here and there!
Stay tuned to see how Zoe's story continues, and for more B&B news, keep reading the CBS edition of Soaps In Depth magazine!