Is Bold and the Beautiful star Jacqueline MacInnes Wood (Steffy Forrester) on her way out? Contrary to a recent article in the new issue of Soap Opera Digest, the actress’ exit is temporary.
Update: May 16, 2013 – 9:43AM
Soap Opera Uncensored spoke with Jacqueline MacInnes Wood, who denied she plans to leave the show. “No plans of leaving,” she said. “I’m so lucky to be here. I’m happy I got to play this character. I have such an incredible boss in Brad Bell. He lets me do other things. He’s made me want to stay here while pursuing other things. I want to do all of it! I’m very blessed. I live it day by day and live in the moment. I like being able to do daytime, prime time and films all at the same time.” The actress’ exclusive interview with Nelson Branco’s magazine will be available next week.
In the article, “Jacqueline MacInnes Wood Splits B&B,” SOD reports the actress opted not to renew her contract with the soap, even though B&B wanted her to re-sign. “They threw a lot of money at her to get her to stay, but she thought it was the right time to go,” said their source. The actress, who has been with the soap since 2008, reportedly wanted to depart for some time.
TVSource Magazine reached out to The Bold and the Beautiful for comment. “Jacqueline MacInnes Wood is taking short a break, as she has done in the past, from B&B. She remains as the character of ‘Steffy Forrester’ and is continuing to tape, currently with episodes airing through July of 2013 and then beyond,” said a rep, echoing a similar statement tweeted by CBS Soaps In Depth soon after the news hit the net.