‘The Bold and the Beautiful’: Fans Are Split Over Zoe Buckingham

It’s one of the most popular soap operas of all time. It’s also well known for stirring its fan base. The Bold and the Beautiful, which has been on TV for decades, has received critical acclaim for its many stars’ performances, and many of the actors have become series mainstays.

The show has also welcomed several newer characters in recent years. One is a young woman who’s quickly becoming the most controversial character in The Bold and the Beautiful history. 

What is ‘The Bold and the Beautiful’ about?

Kiara Barnes and Delon de Metz behind the scenes of ‘The Bold and the Beautiful.’ | Sonja Flemming/CBS via Getty Images

The Bold and the Beautiful debuted in 1987 as a sister show to the iconic soap opera The Young and the Restless. Both have become well known for doing crossovers, where each soap’s characters meet and interact.

The Bold and the Beautiful has made television history several times, including switching to high-definition TV in 2011. In early 2019, it aired its 8,000th episode, marking another milestone for the iconic show.

The series also boasts an ensemble cast of veteran and newer performers. One of the newer characters is Zoe Buckingham. And though Zoe has appeared in several exciting episodes in recent months, fans are still divided regarding her motives. 

Who plays Zoe Buckingham on ‘The Bold and the Beautiful’?

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Actress Kiara Barnes plays Zoe Buckingham on The Bold and the Beautiful. Though Barnes is a talented actress, her character has caused plenty of problems on the show. Zoe debuted on the series in 2018 and immediately began a romantic relationship with Thomas Forrester. Zoe and Thomas got engaged, but before they could make it down the aisle, she broke up with him. Soon she fell hard for Carter.

Though Zoe’s romance with Carter caught fans’ attention, now real heat seems to be brewing between the young woman and Zende Forrester Dominguez. According to Soap Opera Spy, tension has been brewing between Zoe and Zende for a while. Although Zoe and Carter are engaged, Zende is having trouble keeping his feelings for Zoe in check. And now Paris, Zoe’s sister, has entered the picture and thrown a new wrench into the equation, dividing the fan base more than ever before. 

What do fans think about Zoe Buckingham?

In a recent Twitter thread, The Bold and the Beautiful fans revealed their thoughts about Zoe and her relationships with Carter and Zende. “I love Zoe. She looks pretty, and I want her and Zende to allow their passion for one another to take over,” one fan tweeted.

Another offered the opposite opinion: “Zoe is so dishonest but still continue[s] to be at Forrester [C]reation[s]. All she wants is a Forrester. She doesn’t care who she hurts.”

“They should have gotten rid of Zoe a long time ago, like maybe off to prison for helping hide Hope’s baby Beth. So boring,” yet another Twitter user stated.

Multiple other Twitter users wrote that they find Zoe boring and that her storylines need a major boost to attract more interest. “Zoe is a disappointment,” one fan wrote. Ultimately, it seems as though writers for The Bold and the Beautiful might need to inject some serious life into Zoe’s storylines to keep fans invested.

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