Who knew being so bad could be so fun? Sheila Carter has done all but bring out a bowl of popcorn as she’s gleefully watched Brooke’s marriage crumble on The Bold and the Beautiful. For her fierce portrayal of a woman who is happy when her foes are miserable, Soap Hub bestows Performer of the Week honors for B&B on Sheila’s portrayer, Kimberlin Brown.
Kimberlin Brown – Performer of the Week
Sheila Carter (Kimberlin Brown) doesn’t have a lot of friends in Los Angeles so, she’s often by herself in her hotel room as she recaps her latest scheme, flashes back to peeling off the bottle labels to execute her plan to get Brooke Logan (Katherine Kelly Lang) drunk, and smirks over her victories. Sheila genuinely finds happiness in other people’s pain. It’s not the nicest side of humanity, but that’s who Sheila is.
“My plan worked!” Sheila triumphantly yelled out in the privacy of her hotel room. “Switching those champagne labels…getting Brooke to unknowingly drink…yeah. Now, Brooke and Ridge’s ‘destiny’ has come to an end. Oh, boohoo. Boohoo.” Next, Brown let out Sheila’s trademark sinister laugh as she gloated that Brooke never should have tried to have hurt her family.
Sheila may be too guarded in life to ever open up to anyone fully however, Kimberlin Brown does let Sheila’s hair down around Deacon Sharpe (Sean Kanan). She visited the bad boy at his place of work — Il Giardino — to let him know Brooke was available given recent events. Is she trying to help Deacon unite with the woman he loves? Or is she trying to ensure Ridge is fully available for Taylor Hayes (Krista Allen)? Knowing Sheila, it’s more the latter than the former.
Kimberlin Brown also knows how to, in her own twisted way, find Sheila’s humanity. She appeared genuinely grateful when she expressed her gratitude to Taylor (Krista Allen) for showing her the grace that Brooke hasn’t afforded her. “I am so grateful to you for giving me a chance,” Sheila told Taylor after barging into her office. “It’s because of you Steffy allowed me to come over for Christmas Eve and allowed me to spend time with Finn (Tanner Novlan) and Hayes.”
It’s possible that in a perfect world, one in which Sheila is never challenged, where she’s only loved, and has no adversaries, she’d be a law-abiding member of society. However, we don’t live in that world and, as a result, there’s no telling what Kimberlin Brown’s Sheila is going to do next!
Honorable mention: Kudos to Matthew Atkinson for Thomas Forrester’s hilarious (and biased) impressions of Brooke when she gets emotional and attempts to explain away her transgressions. Sure, Steffy Forrester Finnegan’s (Jacqueline MacInnes Wood) taken on the mantel of her late grandmother Stephanie Forrester (Susan Flannery) in calling Brooke out on her predictable routines. But she’s sharing that duty with her brother, much to our delight!
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