As reported last night, The Bold and the Beautiful’s Kim Matula has opted not to renew her contract with the popular CBS daytime drama, and will vacate the role of Hope Logan Fuller in 2015.
The actress, who filmed her final episodes yesterday, posted a goodbye message on Instagram, confirming her exit and explained why she is leaving the show.
“What can I say about today? I can officially confirm that I filmed my last scenes at The Bold and The Beautiful. For now. It was a day full of love and laughter and reminiscing about the past 5 years. I made the incredibly difficult decision not to resign my contract so that I could spread my wings as an actor and see what this big beautiful world has to offer. But I can never put into words just how amazing and inspiring this show has been. What a huge part of my life. I do not see this as a ‘goodbye’ but more of a ‘see you later.’ Thank you for giving me an unforgettable 5 years as Hope Logan and thank you to every single viewer who sat side by side with me on this journey. Cheers to the next adventure!!”
Though a casting call was recently issued for a character that sounds a lot like Hope, a spokesperson has confirmed there are no plans to recast at the moment.