Posted: June 19, 2020 at 7:10 am
Producers of The Bold and the Beautiful have come up with a clever way to protect actors during the coronavirus pandemic.
The soap opera, which resumed production on Wednesday before shutting down again, will use blow-up dolls to film sex scenes. Bradley Bell, executive producer and head writer of the show, tells the New York Post, “When we were reviewing the scripts we started taking out all the romantic scenes and [the scripts] just fell flat. We put our heads together trying to figure out a way to make these scenes work without breaking the eight-foot [distancing] rule…and we brought out a doll we used years ago as a corpse.”
Bell said they tried it out and it resulted in a “very convincing” take. He added, “It’s a great doll and we’ll be using her with hair and makeup as a stand-in to match some of our leading ladies.”
Since they have only doll, the producer said, the show “may be investing in more dolls,” including male ones.