Denise Richards is joining the cast of The Bold and the Beautiful. The actress and model will play the newly created role of Shauna Fulton -- Florence's mom. The role is a contract role.
"Shauna is a fun-loving, hard-working single mother from Las Vegas who aspires to live life to its absolute fullest," executive producer and head writer Bradley Bell told People. "She heads for Los Angeles when she learns that her daughter, Florence, the pride and joy of her life, is entangled in a complicated situation. However, Shauna's involvement won't stop there. She's got a past and big secrets to spill."
Richards has appeared in the films Starship Troopers and Drop Dead Gorgeous, and as "Bond Girl" Christmas Jones in The World Is Not Enough. She also briefly starred on the E! reality show Denise Richards: It's Complicated. Richards currently stars in the ninth season of the Bravo reality show, The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.
Richards begins taping this Friday, and her first episode is slated to air April 3.
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