Though Eric Forrester isn’t seen as frequently on THE BOLD & THE BEAUTIFUL these days, that’s no cause for alarm that the family patriarch is being phased out. His portrayer, John McCook confirms to Soaps In Depth that he’s re-upped his contract.
“I just signed a new contract with the show, for another three years,” McCook reports. “I’m very glad about that, because a lot of actors my age are taken off contract and become recurring.”
While McCook takes a pragmatic view about Eric’s more-limited screen time on the show, he’s hopeful that the impending return to the canvas of Eric’s namesake, Rick, next month (to be once again played by Jacob Young) will give his character more opportunity for scenes on the show. “We don’t hear about Eric much anymore,” says McCook, “But with bringing Rick back into the picture, it will be interesting to see where the chips fall.”