‘The Young and the Restless’ Snatches up ‘The Bold and the Beautiful’ Star Courtney Hope: Will She Play Sally?
Soap opera actors always bounce back quickly! Courtney Hope of The Bold and the Beautiful revealed she was exiting the show earlier this month, and now, she’s already been cast in a role on The Young and the Restless, which is The Bold and the Beautiful’s sister soap. Her exact role is not yet known, which has many wondering if she’ll bring her The Bold and the Beautiful character, Sally Spectra, over to the show.
Courtney Hope’s Sally Spectra on ‘The Bold and the Beautiful’
The actress first joined The Bold and the Beautiful as a primary cast member in 2017 as Sally, the granddaughter of the original Sally Spectra, an iconic character from the show. The original Sally was portrayed by Darlene Conley. The younger Sally, her namesake, was set to bring back the Spectra family on the show. She had a younger sister that was introduced, named Coco Spectra.
Though Sally was written off the show in 2018, she was brought back not long after. She was most known for leading Spectra Fashions, her relationship with Wyatt Spencer, and her feuds with rival Steffy Forrester.
She announced her ‘The Bold and the Beautiful’ exit earlier this month
Hope first broke the news that she was leaving The Bold and the Beautiful on Instagram.
She wrote, “An abrupt ending to a monumental journey. The last three years have been amazing, and though I do not know what the future holds this chapter of Sally has sadly come to an end. I love my @boldandbeautifulcbs cast and crew and will miss everyone dearly, but await the day we may all play again. Some things are out of our control, and I thank the fans for your support through it all! Until then, I revel in new beginnings and everything the future has in store. Love you all, Sally spectra out.”
Now, the actress is headed to’ The Young and the Restless’
Hope announced the news of her new job on Instagram, wearing a The Young and the Restless hat and shirt. She also had a mug from Crimson Lights, the fictional coffee shop featured on the soap. Her caption reads, “This seems like a good fit….😏☕️.”
The Young and the Restless and The Bold and the Beautiful are sister soaps and share continuity with each other. Several characters on one show have been on the other as main characters. For example, The Young and the Restless star Eileen Davidson was main cast member of The Bold and the Beautiful for a while. Another example is when Amber Moore of The Bold and the Beautiful spent several years on The Young and the Restless.
Still, a lot of times actors who have been in a role on one show get a new role on the other. Don Diamont was a longtime cast member on The Young and the Restless as Brad Carlton before joining The Bold and the Beautiful as Bill Spencer.
It is unknown which will be the case for Hope. She could pop up as Sally once again, but given her goodbye message to the character and the show on Instagram, it looks like Sally is pretty much done, for now at least.
The Young and the Restless and The Bold and the Beautiful both air weekdays on CBS.