Katherine Kelly Lang (Brooke, THE BOLD & THE BEAUTIFUL) was awoken this morning at a quarter after five by executive producer and headwriter Bradley Bell calling her with the big news that she had been nominated for an Emmy for Outstanding Supporting Actress! After years in the business, the actress is delighted to receive her very first Emmy nomination, and doesn’t mind at all that it’s in the Supporting and not the Lead Actress category.
“I was supporting last year,” she explains. “All my stories… I had no story that was about Brooke. I did a lot of mom stuff, and Brooke supported Susan [Flannery] during Stephanie’s cancer storyline. If I’d had a lead story, I would have put myself in lead.”
And in fact, both she and Flannery submitted the same episode to earn their nominations. “I used the last scene in which Stephanie passed away,” Lang explains. “I submitted the scenes where we’re on the bench and she says ‘Sing to me’ and I sing to her and she passes away.”
And Lang was the one who informed her former co-star that their episode had netted them both Emmy nods! “I sent her a text” she reveals. “She said ‘I didn’t even know [today was the day].’ She’s so happy!”