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Bold And The Beautiful’s Matthew Atkinson Speaks Out About Replacing Pierson Fode

Bold And The Beautiful News: Thomas Forrester (Matthew Atkinson)The Bold and the Beautiful (B&B) spoilers tease that Matthew Atkinson was initially pretty nervous about taking over a role that was once played by Pierson Fode.

He added that he had never taken over a role that was previously played by someone else, so this role is brand new territory for him. Here’s what you need to know about Matthew’s short interview.

Atkinson revealed that he was nervous, at first, about taking over the role after learning that Pierson Fode exited the role. He didn’t know much about Fode, but he was well aware that B&B fans liked him as Thomas. And he admitted that Fode is a likable guy and mastered the art of making Thomas appear multi-dimensional.

Bold And The Beautiful News – Reprising A Role Is A Daunting Task

He worried that he would not be able to compare. He knew that eventually, the fans would warm up to him. He just felt that coming in and taking over a role that another actor had played is a daunting task.

“This character has been on the show for years. I just want to live up the fans’ expectations,” Atkinson shared with CBS Soaps In Depth.

Atkinson said that Thomas is way different than Y&R’s Austin. He thinks that when playing a recast role, you have to live up to the previous actor – which they may have been better than you or not as good. But in the back of your mind, you have this cloud of “did someone else do it better than me?

Bold And The Beautiful News – Playing A New Character Is A Clean Slate

“With a new character, you have so much freedom to make the role yours. It’s a clean slate and you can do whatever you want with the role. They have no history and no one knows anything about them.”

Even though it’s been tough stepping into Pierson Fode’s shoes, Matthew hopes B&B fans are enjoying his take on Thomas Forrester.

How do you feel about Matthew Atkinson’s version of Thomas Forrester? Don’t forget to come back later for more The Bold and the Beautiful (B&B) spoilers, news, and casting updates!

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  1. Guest says

    Atkinson has only been on a handful of episodes, too early to tell if he’ll make the role his own.

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  3. Guest says

    We can still tell that he is a snake trying to come between Hope and Liam!

    1. Guest says

      Well he will have to get in line behind Taylor Duck Lips

  4. Guest says

    He’s way better looking than Fode. So my answer is yes.

  5. Guest says

    Yes I do I think he plays Thomas better then the others.

  6. Guest says

    I think he’s doing a great job. I could tell he seemed nervous at first but has come a long way in a short time. He’ll be just fine!

    1. Guest says

      I totally agree.

  7. Guest says

    Yes, I love him as Thomas. He’s doing a great job in making this role his own. But, mostly I just love looking and watching him. He’s just adorably Handsome.

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