Rome Flynn e Pierson Fodé hanno lasciato Beautiful già da un mesetto (in USA li vedranno ancora per pochissimi giorni) e su IG si sprecano gli addii e i ringraziamenti a Mr Bell e alla CBS, ma anche ai colleghi, oramai amici, con cui hanno condiviso il set.
E così ecco un susseguirsi di post pieni di stima ed affetto.
Come quello della nuova Sally, Courtney Hope che saluta Pierson/Thomas ringraziandolo per averla aiutata ad integrarsi col cast e per essere diventato uno dei suoi migliori amici con cui ha dei ricordi che dureranno una vita intera; gli augura buona fortuna e spera di poter lavorare con lui in futuro:
The time has come to say goodbye to working with one of my best friends. I couldn’t be more grateful for you helping me start my new journey on @boldandbeautifulcbs and grow memories and a friendship that will last a lifetime. I wish you the best of luck @piersonfode in all you do and truly hope we get the opportunity to work together again someday. ❤️ #Tally
Pierson, a sua volta, ringrazia tutti: Bell, i colleghi, i fan… la decisione non è stata facile, ma alla fine è stata presa. Fodé vuole dedicarsi ad altri progetti.
The decision to say goodbye to @boldandbeautifulcbs didn’t come easily but with sleepless nights and countless questions. What a surreal experience to have but ultimately I have to go where my heart leads me. It’s what we all have to do. I can’t be more thankful to have had a boss like @bradbell who understood and encouraged my decision to explore. Thank you to every hard working soul at @cbsdaytime and bold who let me work beside you. And thank you to all the fans that not only accepted me but championed me through my time on the show. At some point I will likely have to pass the baton of Thomas to another hideous looking guy;) but when the time comes for him to step into my shoes, I hope my performance will haunt him for the rest of his life. Thanks for allowing me into all of your lives and I hope you follow me on my journey to new things. #Dreams
Storia simile per Rome Flynn: ha lasciato il cast per dedicarsi ad altri lavori (è in uscita un film che lo vede protagonista). E ha scritto un post di rito, in cui ringrazia tutti, soprattutto la collega e amica Reign Edwards, una persona per lui speciale, una attrice di talento con cui ha portato sullo schermo la storia d’amore di una coppia di colore:
Statement on Rome Flynn B&B departure: First I want to thank Brad Bell for taking a chance on this ambitious young kid and giving me more responsibility than I knew I could take on. I want to thank all of the B&B fans across the world for embracing me as your Zende Forrester. It has been one of the most fulfilling experiences of my life to share a piece of my self everyday with you. I worked hard to make sure I never cheated you on work ethic or integrity of this character. Such a profound responsibility to be one of the few African Americans on daytime television, one I took serious in making sure I made you feel like you knew me. My job is to imitate life in its honesty and truest form. I hope I’ve done you justice. So many people to thank but I want to be specific in thanking my counter part through my time here on B&B. @reignedwards You’re such a joy to have worked with and an amazing talent! They don’t just give out nominations for best younger actress in a drama series 2X IN A ROW. But beyond that, you’re very special to me. You helped me grow as an artist and a person. We took on portraying this young black couple in love. We worked hard on keeping it authentic and true. So many hours of work on our own. We had to be vulnerable with each other for this to last, I wanna thank you for letting me in. We laughed together, we cried together, we went to war together & that’s what love is. Thank you Reigny #zencole This is not goodbye but I’ll see you soon! Change is good. You must make change to make way for what God has for you. Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! Love, Rome Flynn aka Zendaddy Comment your favorite Zende moments below please 😪🤘🏾. @boldandbeautifulcbs @cbsdaytime @boldinsider
L’attrice, da parte sua, ha pubblicato un post altrettanto pieno di stima ed affetto per il collega che se ne va, gli augura il meglio per la carriera ed è felice di aver portato sullo schermo assieme a lui le storie di Nicole e Zende. In due anni e mezzo, sono cresciuti assieme ed è molto orgogliosa di lui:
Two and a half years. We have put on this, at times crazy, but beautiful and strong love story. For two and a half years. It’s hard to really even describe the love and respect I have for you. I don’t know how many days off we came in to make sure that when the camera’s started rolling these characters would touch people. Whether that was simply by capturing the sweet moments of young love or diving into the heart aching moments of heartbreak. We grew as our characters grew. As artists and as people. The responsibility of this young black couple we’ve never taken lightly. This was a crazy kickass journey that I never expected to go on. I am honored and so blessed to have worked with you and beyond that to know you and have you as a friend. You are extraordinarily talented! I’m so proud of you and I can’t wait to see all that God has for you! Love you Roman!❤️ #Zencole