The recently aged Hope Logan is about to have a grown-up relationship -- at least that's the way things look. Former Guiding Light heartthrob Zack Conroy has been hired for a new role on The Bold and the Beautiful, a role that will figure prominently with the show's new Hope.
The Bold and the Beautiful has hired former Guiding Light star Zack Conroy
for a newly created role. Conroy will interact with the recently "aged" Hope Logan. According to show sources, Conroy will play Oliver, a disc jockey who will reportedly be involved in a romance with recently aged Hope. He shares ties to another character already on the canvas: he's Sandy Sommers' little brother.
Conroy joined Guiding Light as James Spaulding near the end of the show's incredible 72-year run. Prior to joining Guiding Light, Conroy had a short run on GL's sister soap, As the World Turns, in 2008 and on the CW's Gossip Girl
. Conroy has also done modeling work for Kenneth Cole and for the cover of teen novels.
As previously reported
, newcomer Kimberly Matula has been cast in the contract role of the now-teenaged Hope Logan, the daughter of Brooke Logan and her bad-boy son-in-law Deacon Sharpe. Hope was born on-screen in 2002, but show execs decided that aging the character would allow the show to "play a broader range of the Forrester vs. Logan story."
Matula will first air in mid-January. A first airdate has not yet been announced for Conroy.
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