Wednesday, February 13, marks a big day for SURVIVOR: PHILLIPPINES cast-off Malcolm Freberg. Not only will he make an encore run on the reality show’s latest season, SURVIVOR: CARAMOAN — FANS VS. FAVORITES, which kicks off that night, but he’ll also debut on THE BOLD & THE BEAUTIFUL playing a Forrester employee!
“I’m not an employee — I’m an ‘executive,'” Freberg jokes of his scene with B&B’s Jacob Young (Rick) and Kim Matula (Hope). “Though I don’t know what I’m in charge of or what my duties are.”
While on the soap set, the reality star fielded inquiries from a few fascinated B&B castmembers. “Scott Clifton (Liam) is a huge SURVIVOR fan, so while I was sitting there trying to remember my lines, he was grilling me with behind-the-scenes questions about SURVIVOR,” he says.
When asked if his B&B dialogue paid any joking nod to his other CBS TV gig, Freberg played coy. “You’ll have to tune in to find out,” he says, “I won’t ruin the surprise, but it’s funny, to say the least.”
As to whether he’d be willing to reprise his B&B alter ego (also named Malcolm), Freberg was taking a “wait-and-see” approach. “That’s going to depend on how the scene turned out — I’m not sure how proficient my acting was. Then again, it’s like SURVIVOR — it’s very hard to say ‘no’ when you get asked to come back!”