|B&B's NYC Pop Up Fan Event also served as the|
wedding reception for Ridge & Caroline. Guests were
treated to a delicious lunch and, later, wedding cake.
Fans were served a delicious meal before four cast members--John McCook (Eric), Jacqueline MacInnes Wood (Steffy), Ashleigh Brewer (Ivy) and Pierson Fode (Thomas)--were introduced the a packed ballroom at the Marriott Marquis. The stars answered questions from the festive crowd then everyone settled in to watch Monday's episode of B&B, a special treat for the fans in attendance who also got to watch the cast react, sometimes hilariously to what they were seeing on screen. No one was more pleased with himself than Fode, who stood up and egged on the crowd when Thomas leaned in to kiss Nicole (Reign Edwards).
After the episode finished, supervising producer Casey Kasprzyk joked that Ridge and Caroline had boarded the Forrester jet and were headed to New York. He then introduced Kaye and Godfrey, who walked in wearing the same clothes their characters were married minutes earlier. This was a very realistic wedding reception, with many familiar touches. Toasts were made, the scrumptious wedding cake was cut, the happy couple shared a first dance, and the bouquet was tossed (just over the outstretched arms of "Ivy" who was part of a large crowd vying to make the good luck catch).
At one point, Wood jokingly called Godfrey her new mommy, indicative of the lighthearted atmosphere of the event as well as the camaraderie among the cast.
After fans finished off their cake, the six B&B cast members began an autograph and photo session with the enthusiastic attendees.
At the end of the day, I grabbed a microphone for Serial Scoop Now and spoke with the cast, who fittingly visited NYC during Fashion Week.
In the first of three group interviews, McCook and Wood talk about working at The Bold and the Beautiful, I try to convince McCook to revive the old CBS Daytime variety shows, Wood talks about her recent projects including South Beach, and both actors share their thoughts on doing New York theater. Watch below:
Major kudos to daytime's savviest PR team for a well-organized, first class, fan-friendly and fun event for loyal viewers and the press. Having attended many fan events over the past two decades, I can honestly say this was a cut above.
Check back soon for my chats with Ashleigh Brewer with Pierson Fode and Thorsten Kaye with Linsey Godrey.