Bold and the Beautiful casting news reveals Steffy Forrester‘s (Jacqueline MacInnes Wood) new man is Dr. John Finnegan, played by Tanner Novlan. He’ll be called “Finn” on the CBS soap, Here’s what we know about this hunk that scored the juicy part as Steffy’s scene partner.
Bold and the Beautiful: Steffy Forrester’s New Man is Dr. John Finnegan
Once new B&B episodes hit the airwaves, we’ll see that a doctor, John Finnegan, may have the prescription to heal Steffy Forrester’s broken heart. Finn is a physician, handsome as heck, and single. Best of all, he’s not a Spencer male, and Finn never married Hope Logan (Annika Noelle).
Right away, Bold and the Beautiful is doing better by Steffy with this casting choice. Showrunner Bradley Bell revealed that before Steffy Forrester settles into a relationship with John Finnegan, several men pursue her because Steffy’s “spectacular,” which is truth. So, how does she meet Finn?
We’ve also heard from Bold and the Beautiful that this match becomes an issue story. But, does that mean that the doctor himself has an issue? Rather than Finn having some sort of problem, perhaps he helps Steffy Forrester. Since he’s a doc, maybe Steffy or her daughter gets sick.
Who is Tanner Novlan – And How Did He Score B&B Gig?
Of course, at a glance, Bold and the Beautiful might have hired Tanner for his good looks alone. But, he’s also got a bit of an inside track. His wife, Kayla Ewell, is a B&B alum. She played Caitlin Ramirez in the mid-2000s. Back then, Caitlin tangled with both Rick and Thomas.
And with Bold and the Beautiful using actor’s partners for love scene stand-ins, we might see Jacqui’s husband Elan Ruspoli stepping in for Finn. Alternately, B&B might bring back Tanner’s wife Kayla to sub for Steffy. It would be an easy replacement since she knows the drill at the CBS soap.
Aside from the character name, John “Finn” Finnegan, Bold and the Beautiful haven’t offered many clues. The actor prior starred on sci-fi thriller Roswell, New Mexico, as well as small roles on Bones, and Parenthood. But you might best know Tanner Novlan from the TV ad below.
When Do We Meet Steffy’s New Man on Bold and the Beautiful?
Since B&B brought Jacqui Wood back as one of the first two actors on set, that points to sooner rather than later for Steffy’s new love. However, the soap has to wrap a few cliffhangers before they jump into new material. When new Bold and the Beautiful episodes air also matters.
As of now, we’re eying an early August debut of new B&Bs. So, at the earliest, we’ll meet John Finnegan that month. However, it might be September before Finn pops up on our screens with Steffy Forrester.
In the meantime, most fans are just happy that Bold and the Beautiful comes back soon. We’ll update you on Steffy Forrester’s love life as info leaks out about this role. Keep coming back to stay current on all the happenings as they gear up to get back on the air.
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