Flo on THE BOLD & THE BEAUTIFUL started off as a pawn in a heartless scheme, then learned she was a member of a prominent family, and then it all fell apart! Can she put the pieces back together, or is this the end? Katrina Bowden made her first appearance as the newly-created character in January of 2019. Viewers will most likely recognize Bowden from her role on the hit NBC sitcom 30 ROCK, although this actually isn’t her first soap role!
Florence Fulton introduced herself to Taylor Hayes as the mother of the baby girl that Dr. Reese Buckingham offered for Steffy to adopt. She insisted that the father wanted nothing to do with them and that she desperately needs the money. Taylor believed the story and convinced Steffy to take this baby being offered, but in reality, Flo was a craps dealer at a casino, and Reese was her best tipper. Flo initially seemed to be going along with Reese’s scheme as a way to get close to him again, but ultimately settled for the cash.
However, when she insisted Reese come clean about where he really got the infant, Flo was horrified to learn he’d told Hope her baby had died so he could sell it to Steffy. Although she was persuaded to keep quiet about the crime to keep herself out of trouble, Flo panicked again when his daughter, Zoe Buckingham, stumbled upon the truth. Although as the lie continued, it was Flo who wanted to come clean and Zoe who insisted she stay quiet or they’d all end up in jail!
More of Flo’s past was revealed when she started working at the Bikini Bar and ran into Wyatt Fuller, who she remembered from Vegas. Turns out they were high school sweethearts, and after Flo confessed her feelings, she was disappointed to learn he was in a relationship. She also wondered who her father might be, but her mother, Shauna Fulton, tried to put the kibosh on that particular line of inquiry. Undeterred, Flo took a DNA test, and when Wyatt checked the results, they revealed her father was Storm Logan!
Welcomed into the Logan family with open arms and rekindling her relationship with a newly-single Wyatt, Flo was more worried than ever that the baby swap would be revealed and she would lose everything. And when the truth was finally exposed, she begged forgiveness, but Hope refused and Flo was arrested! Thankfully, she was able to strike a deal and Ridge even agreed she should be released from prison. However, no one aside from her mother wanted anything to do with Flo after what she’d done! But when Katie required a kidney transplant and no other family members were a match, Flo learned she was and decided to donate her kidney anonymously.
Bowden is best known for playing Cerie Xerox, Liz Lemon’s assistant on 30 ROCK, and she also played Fortune on the TNT original series PUBLIC MORALS in 2015. She has also guest-starred on primetime series like PSYCH, UGLY BETTY, and NEW GIRL. Bowden can also be seen in films like Tucker and Dale Vs. Evil, Piranha 3DD, and Framed By My Fiancé. B&B also isn’t her first appearance in daytime, as Bowden appeared in a couple episodes of ABC’s ONE LIFE TO LIVE as Britney back in 2006 when her career was just beginning to take off.
Stay tuned to see if Flo can find redemption, and for more B&B news, keep reading the CBS edition of Soaps In Depth magazine!