When Denise Richards joined the cast of THE BOLD & THE BEAUTIFUL as Shauna Fulton in April of 2019, the actress was immediately recognizable to viewers from her roles in the films Starship Troopers, Wild Things, Drop Dead Gorgeous, The World Is Not Enough, and more. She has also appeared in the reality series, DENISE RICHARDS: IT’S COMPLICATED, had a regular role on the television comedy BLUE MOUNTAIN STATE (which also starred B&B’s Darin Brooks (Wyatt)!), and joined the cast of THE REAL HOUSEWIVES OF BEVERLY HILLS for its ninth season!
Shauna first appeared when Flo Fulton called her mother to tell her she’d run into Wyatt Spencer again and inspired by his finding his birth father, asked about her own. Shauna tried to shut down her daughter’s curiosity, insisting she drop the search, but Flo wasn’t going to give up that easily. Shauna showed up in Los Angeles where she reconnected with Quinn Forrester, who was delighted to see her old friend again. However, when Shauna learned that Bill Spencer was Wyatt’s biological father, she freaked out and admitted there was a possibility that Bill was also Flo’s father, making the high school sweethearts potential siblings. But when Wyatt checked the results of Flo’s DNA test, it revealed that the babydaddy was actually Storm Logan!
Shauna was thrilled that her daughter was part of the wealthy Logan clan, and even helped Katie test Bill’s loyalty by pretending to seduce the guy! But she was stunned to learn of Flo’s part in the Beth/Phoebe baby swap and urged her to keep silent or risk losing her cushy new life. And when the secret finally came out, Shauna tried to take some of the blame onto herself to protect her girl.
After Ridge Forrester was instrumental in helping get Flo released from jail, Shauna was terribly grateful. And when she found him getting drunk at Bikini Bar after a fight with Brooke, she helped him up to one of the rooms to sleep it off and spent the night with him. Nothing actually happened between them, but it was enough to make Shauna try to take advantage of the growing rift between Brooke and Ridge to see if she could snag the guy for herself. And when Ridge walked out on his wife, Shauna was happy to welcome him with waiting arms and offer him a shoulder to cry on!
Although Ridge reunited with Brooke after he realized she was right about Thomas all along, Shauna had a video of Brooke kissing Bill the night before Thomas’ wedding and a delighted Quinn wanted to use it to take her rival down once and for all!
Stay tuned to see how Shauna’s story continues and for more B&B casting news, keep reading the CBS edition of Soaps In Depth magazine!