‘Bold and the Beautiful’: Annika Noelle As Grieving Hope Logan – Grade Her Performance

Bold and the Beautiful star Annika Noelle knocked viewers’ socks off playing Hope Logan in painful labor and the anguished aftermath. During the baby dying saga last week, the actress was trending on the search engines. Many online comments called her labor and delivery performance “realistic” as she howled in pain. But what did you think?

Bold and the Beautiful – Annika Noelle Gets Fan Attention For Hope Logan Portrayal

Whether from a pro-Hope Logan fan or not, B&B comments are mostly positive about the portrayal. Most say that Annika Noelle did a bang-up job playing a woman in labor to her portrayal of a grieving mother that’s still going on today.

There’s even talk of an Emmy on the soap forums as fans think her performance held that much merit. Annika Noelle made her debut on The Bold and the Beautiful last year about this time. What a way to celebrate her anniversary (and B&B episode 8,000) with her latest scenes getting kudos across the board.

Annika Noelle Got Her Wish

Annika did an interview back when she first learned that Hope Logan was pregnant. First of all, she couldn’t wait to play a pregnant Hope, which entailed wearing the belly prosthesis. Second, Annika hoped her character would play out a full-term pregnancy. The Bold and the Beautiful blonde was eager to play the birthing scene.

Despite Hope Logan’s baby coming a bit early, Noelle’s wish came true. Annika moaned and groaned in pain and sounded quite realistic, according to B&B fans. As far as the online comments were concerned, many called this a powerful performance delivered by Annika Noelle in her role of Hope Logan.

Fans also commented on Annika’s ability to evoke tears from the viewers after she learned of her baby’s fate. Many threw Scott Clifton (who plays Liam Spencer) kudos as well.

Commenters online said The Bold and the Beautiful actor also gave a very convincing performance as a distressed father in mourning.

B&B – Hope Logan vs. Kim Matula

The comments from the social media platforms often compare her to ex-Hope Logan actress Kim Matula. Some recent B&B viewer comments suggest Annika’s acting was on par with Kim Matula’s from when she played the role (and also dealt with losing a baby).

Clearly, former Bold and the Beautiful cast member Kim Matula was a fan favorite. When talking about the recent Hope birthing scene, one viewer wrote: “I used to think only Kimberly Matula as Hope could’ve, but wow. just “wow.” way too real for me.”

While it appears many B&B watchers remain loyal to Kim Matula but others said they were impressed with Annika.

How Does Annika Rate Herself?

So how does Annika Noelle think she did in the labor scene and aftermath? According to Annika’s interview a while back, she doesn’t watch herself on TV. But why? Apparently, Annika is her own biggest critic.

She also said in this interview months ago that she’s a bigger fan of Steffy Forrester (Jacqueline MacInnes Wood) than she is of Hope’s character. She says she thinks Steffy is more fun on Bold and the Beautiful than Hope Logan.

Hope Logan just started the grieving period so tune in this week and see how Annika handles the scenes filled with feelings of despair. Be sure to vote in the poll below on what you think of her performance.


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