Bold's Ridge dishes on That Kiss

Written by TVSA Team from the blog Interviews on 26 Oct 2015
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We've known that it's going to happen and on Monday night it did. Bold and the Beautiful's Ridge and Caroline got so handy with each other that they shared an illicitly steamy kiss.

And no-one could have better insight into it than those involved - which is why I asked Thorsten Kaye to spill the details when I caught up with him recently:

Tashi: What are your feelings on them locking lips?
How do I feel about an-almost 50-year-old kissing a 27-year-old? I think that's always a good idea. *Laughs*

You know, when Ridge lost his ability to draw, it was a big deal for him. I think we all identify ourselves with what we can do and what we can give to the world and his gift per se was to create beautiful clothing for beautiful women and when that's gone, you'd feel like a huge part of you is gone.

If you find someone who can help you with that - help get that back - they own a big part of your heart. This kiss, however steamy it might be, is just an extension of what she'd done for him.

The cool thing about it that makes sense to me is that these guys both need something. I had a conversation with someone yesterday saying, "Why do people cheat? Why do they go somewhere else?" And I think it's because they don't get what they need where they are.

It's one thing for Ridge, who I think loves Katie - he just needs something else and I think Caroline does too.

Tashi: Ridge has always done a lot of smooching. What's your number 1 tip for pulling off a great on-screen kiss?
*Laughs* Well, I'd firstly have to agree that I can pull it off and I'm not sure that I can. As an actor, and it's a little strange to say, but you do have to fall in love with your leading lady a little bit.

Jeff Bridges is a buddy of mine and when he was doing Fabulous Baker Boys, I said, "How do you not fall in love with Michelle Pfeiffer?" - and he's happily married and one of the greatest guys you'll ever know and he said, "How do you know I didn't?" And that's just it.

When you're in something, it's as real as you need it to be and yes, you don't bring it home and tell your wife, "Hey listen. I'm going somewhere else," but it has to be real for that moment. So that's the advice, you allow yourself to get lost for 10 seconds.

Tashi: How many times did you do the scene?
I told the director I needed to do it at least *muffled sound* times.

Tashi: How many? 15 or 50?
50. Well, I asked for 50 and we ended up with 15. In the end it's always about bargaining you know. *Laughs* Listen, I don't know, my wife has to kiss me. We just did it a couple of times.

Tashi: Is it awkward?
Yes, it's always awkward and I think it should be. If it gets too easy, then I don't know, maybe you got problems on the way home. Yes, it's awkward and I think love scenes are the worst because there are 15 people watching and I have enough trouble with just my wife alone. *Laughs* It's not as much fun as people think it is.

Tashi: Yes, our impression is probably always different from what it's like in real life.
Well, that's the same with everything. I like watching my Springbokke and you think, "Ah it must be so much fun to play," and you forget how hard it is to get there. Maybe that's a bad analogy but when you're doing the love scenes, it's about the time you put in before as well.

Actors in this post: Thorsten Kaye

Shows in this post: The Bold and the Beautiful

Channels in this post: SABC1

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28 Oct 2015 17:45

Loved him as Zach on All My Children.

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