Fans who wished and prayed that Sally wasn’t really dying on The Bold and the Beautiful have gotten their wish. Alas, this good news has come at a price — Sally’s morality! The flame-haired trickster has been lying about her illness! Actress Courtney Hope gives some insight.
Courtney Hope On Sally Spectra
How could she do such a thing? Why is Sally putting everyone through this? And how long has Hope known her character’s not really been sick? The actress recently gave an interview answering all these questions and more.
For starters, critics of Sally should keep in mind that she truly wasn’t feeling well when all of this started. In fact, symptoms of stress gave her the idea to come up with this scheme!
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“She only came up with the plan midway through not feeling well, but even then, she wouldn’t want anyone to know it was fake,” Hope shared with TV Insider. “Her family members are the very best at playing games, concocting schemes and being top-notch con artists, so it’s in her blood.”
Sally’s plan will hopefully force Wyatt (Darin Brooks) to realize he’s truly in love with her and not Flo (Katrina Bowden). (Let’s face it, viewers were getting whiplash watching the guy go back and forth between the two women.)
“Sally has gotten the short end of the stick ever since she showed up in Los Angeles,” noted Hope. “Though this has been the case her whole life, L.A. served as a place for her to make a name for herself and change her history. No matter how hard she’s tried, she can never seem to find a win.”
Initially, Hope didn’t know that Sally wasn’t facing a terminal illness. “It definitely was a shock to me as well to be honest, because I only found out the week before I got the scripts where Dr. Escobar (Monica Ruiz) shows up and confronts me,” Hope notes.
Will Sally be found out? And what will Wyatt’s reaction be if and when he discovers the truth? Stay tuned to find out. The Bold and the Beautiful (BB) airs weekdays on CBS. Check your local listings for airtimes.