‘The Bold and the Beautiful’: Annika Noelle Has Knocked It Out of the Park This Season, Fans Say

As one of the longest-running soap operas, The Bold and the Beautiful is considered the industry standard for daytime television. With the show’s ability to engage fans and relate to a wider audience over the years, its popularity is not surprising. Even as the variety of TV options has expanded, B&B still is attracting viewers with its drama, romance, and intense storylines. The recent season has not disappointed, with stellar performances from The Bold and the Beautiful cast, especially Annika Noelle as Hope Logan. 

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Annika Noelle’s acting career 

Growing up in Boston, Massachusetts, Annika Noelle started performing at a young age. Noelle’s acting career began with on-stage performances at the Geffen Playhouse and the Kennedy Center. In the mid-2010s, her dedication to performing paid off with roles in Jersey Boys, Love’s Christmas Journey, and a recurring role on ABC Family’s Chasing Life. Noelle’s debut into the world of soaps was in 2018, when she took over the role of the long-standing character, Hope Logan, on The Bold and the Beautiful. Since joining The Bold and the Beautiful cast, Noelle has quickly become a fan favorite. She entertains fans with a critically acclaimed performance that led to her first Daytime Emmy nomination in 2020 for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Daytime Drama Series. 

Hope Logan’s recent drama

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As a major character on the well-loved daytime soap show, The Bold and the Beautiful, one must expect constant drama. Hope Logan has had her fair share of twists and turns, and the past season hooked fans with the drama-filled storylines. As a quick recap, Hope Logan is Brooke Logan’s kind-hearted daughter. Brooke is played by an original B&B cast member, Katherine Kelly Lang, and Hope is now played by talented actor Noelle. 

From the mental deterioration of Hope’s ex who she was previously engaged, Thomas Forrester, to her husband, Liam, cheating on her, Hope had a lot to deal with in the past season of B&B. After it was revealed that Thomas had a secret Hope lookalike mannequin, it was a shocking twist that showed his unstable mental state. Fans knew that Thomas had trouble getting over the breakup with Hope. However, creating an alternative reality with his Hope doll so that they could “be together” was a twist nobody could’ve seen coming.

After Liam jumped to conclusions that he saw Thomas and Hope kissing, it led to him being unfaithful to Hope. While it turned out that Liam actually saw Thomas kissing the mannequin, the damage of his mistake could not be undone. Since Hope is often caught up in drama, fans are just chalking up the recent developments to her luck.

Fans have warmed up to Noelle on ‘The Bold and the Beautiful’

After Kim Matula, who previously played Hope Logan, left The Bold and the Beautiful to pursue other projects, many fans were upset about her departure. However, with Noelle’s performance in the recent season, fans of the soap opera are impressed with Noelle’s portrayal of Hope Logan. Die-hard B&B fans have commented on Twitter that Noelle has “knocked it right out of the park.” With previous love interest Thomas’s unraveling and Liam cheating on her, she has given stellar performances throughout the unexpected developments. Hope Logan has faced a lot during the recent season, and Noelle provides performances that make the story believable and keep fans hooked to continue tuning in each weekday. 

Watch the latest drama unfold on The Bold and the Beautiful weekdays on CBS.