Kimberlin Brown and her trademark character Sheila Carter have been back on The Bold and the Beautiful for months and now, she’s showing her true colors once more. For targeting Brooke Logan and loving every devious minute of it, Soap Hub is bestowing Performer of the Week for B&B honors on Kimberlin Brown.
Kimberlin Brown – Performer of the Week
One reason Kimberlin Brown has always been a hit as Sheila is because the actress knows how to play her character as both sympathetic and sociopathic at the same time. Sheila never sees that she’s done something wrong. Or criminal. She’s just trying to make her point and if a gun she’s holding happens to go off, well, it’s really not her fault – or so Sheila would have you believe.
Recently, she made some inroads thanks to Taylor Hayes (Krista Allen), who agreed out of the goodness of her heart to let Sheila (Kimberlin Brown) spend time with her son Finn (Tanner Novlan) and grandson Hayes on Christmas Eve. However, Sheila felt that Brooke was filling her holiday stocking with coal after she urged Deacon Sharpe (Sean Kanan), Sheila’s sparring partner, to distance himself from the baby-swiping nurse.
Ironically, Sheila and Brooke (Katherine Kelly Lang) were once practically friends. They were certainly allies in that Brooke wanted to leave Eric Forrester (John McCook) and marry Ridge Forrester (Thorsten Kaye), which dovetailed nicely into Sheila’s desire to wed Eric. They had Stephanie Forrester (Susan Flannery) not liking them in common, too. Brooke employed Sheila (Kimberlin Brown) as her official liaison between herself and the disgruntled Forrester clan after Brooke leveraged the BeLieF patent to take over Forrester Creations.
Those days are gone. At Il Giardino, Sheila took off the gloves once she realized that Brooke was a threat to her friendship with Deacon. “I cannot understand why Ridge looks at you as his destiny when he already has a family with children and grandchildren with Taylor…” Sheila pointedly said to Brooke. “I don’t understand why he’d want to spend his life with an alcoholic slut like you…”
Sheila (Kimberlin Brown) drove her point home by quoting the late Stephanie. “Once a slut from the valley, always a slut from the valley,” Sheila snarked.
“You’re completely insane,” Brooke responded. She very well may be but Sheila’s also in a lot of pain. She thought Deacon was her one pal in town and now, Brooke is taking him away from her. This prompted Sheila to start planning her revenge.
In fairness to Brooke, Sheila did shoot both her and Taylor, robbing the latter of time with her family for years. “I am going to make certain that you are out of all our lives once and for all,” Brooke informed Sheila.
So far, this has proven to be a big mistake on Brooke’s part. Rather than show up at the Forrester home with a pistol, Sheila set out for a more nuanced touch as she embarked on her plan of revenge. She switched the label on a bottle of alcohol with one from a non-alcoholic drink and made sure it wound up in Brooke’s bar.
Watching Sheila meticulously swap out the labels as haunting piano music played left us thinking that trouble was coming for B&B’s premiere heroine. To paraphrase Ghost’s Oda Mae Brown, “Brooke, you in danger, girl!”
Sheila (Kimberlin Brown) doesn’t have to be stealing babies, shooting people, or starting fires to be diabolical. She can sit alone in her hotel room, gleefully aware that her plying Brooke with alcohol will set in motion a series of events that will send her life into a tailspin. And Sheila will feel totally justified in her actions.
Sheila’s wicked laugh. Her myopic determination to bring down her enemy. That evil smile. The devious monologues. (“You know, I hear the holidays can be really difficult on alcoholics,” Sheila ominously previewed. “Next year is going to be a bitch, Brooke!”) These are all the reasons we love watching Brown play Sheila.
“Cheers, Brooke,” Sheila said as she imbibed a glass of the non-alcoholic booze that Brooke thought was hers. We raise our glass to Kimberlin Brown – cheers to her for showing that Sheila is as bad and “bold and beautiful” as ever!
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