‘Bold And Beautiful’ Casting News: Kim Matula Set To Return As Hope

Kim Matula from 'The Bold and the Beautiful'

The Bold and the Beautiful fans who have been missing Hope Logan, played by Kim Matula, have some interesting news to embrace. After a lot of speculation about the soap recasting the role, and then the character being sent off to Europe for a while, it seems that Hope is making a fresh appearance. What’s the scoop?

According to Soap Opera Digest, Hope will soon be reappearing on The Bold and the Beautiful. Who will be stepping into the role? It seems none other than Kim Matula herself. SOD says that Matula will be making an appearance in an episode coming soon, so unfortunately it doesn’t sound as if this is a long-term return.

The site says that Matula will hit the studio on Wednesday, March 4, to film. That happens to be the same day that Linsey Godfrey, who was injured in an accident in February, returns to film as well. Just how is Hope brought back into the picture? Could she stick around for a bit?

At this point nothing more has been revealed about the return of Hope. Bold and Beautiful spoilers for the week of March 2 indicate that there is a big development brewing for Quinn and Deacon, and it would be easy to see how Hope could play into that, depending on how the story moves forward.

Many Bold and Beautiful fans would say that Wyatt is languishing a bit from a lack of story, though Liam is pretty tied up with his plan against Rick and two women, Steffy and Ivy, battling for his affections. It would certainly be a great time for Hope to return, though at this point it seems this is just a brief and temporary return.

When Matula left B&B, there had been talk of a recast and rumors regarding which lady could be tackling the gig. According to Soaps in Depth via Celeb Dirty Laundry at the end of January, though, the show was not planning on recasting the role of Hope Logan after all.

This indication that there would not be a recast caused some confusion, as Bradley Bell had previously said that fans would be seeing Hope again. Could Matula’s return now be the key to why it seemed there were conflicting messages?

A lot of Bold and Beautiful fans think there’s something missing without having Hope in the mix of things, so the news that Kim Matula is back to film at least one episode will surely generate some buzz. Is she coming back as just a quick stop through town, or is this setting the stage for a more permanent return of some sort? For now fans will have to stay tuned for more The Bold and the Beautiful spoilers regarding Kim Matula’s return to the role of Hope Logan.

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