It was back in May of 2018 that Jacob Young revealed that he had chosen not to renew his contract with THE BOLD & THE BEAUTIFUL, and Rick Forrester was last seen at the end of that same month. But with Maya set to return to the screen soon, fans are wondering if Rick will ever return to Los Angeles to rejoin his wife and the rest of his family. “They’ve talked to me briefly about possibilities coming up,” Young confided to Soaps In Depth. “Whether that is just hearsay or they really have me on their radar…”
Since leaving B&B, Young had launched a new talk show on YouTube, released a new album of music, and appeared in the Lifetime thriller Killer Vacation as well as Hallmark’s Christmas Made to Order. So the actor has no interest in going back on contract at this time. “I told them, if you have something for me to come in and play, I’d be more than happy to,” Young revealed. “I don’t want to just completely abandon the fans, and of course the character. I’m not holding my breath, so to speak, but if they need me, I’ll be there for them.”
And Young doesn’t need to sit around waiting for the phone to ring because he’s been keeping very busy exploring other career opportunities. “Exactly,” he declared. “My wife, she said the same thing. She said, ‘You know, you could be sitting around waiting for them to call you, but you’ve been busting your butt and getting out there and auditioning for everything you feel that you’re right for and I’m just really proud of you and happy that you’re doing that.’”
So while there’s no official plans to bring Rick back to B&B currently, fans can take heart that Young is willing to reprise the role if the soap has a juicy story for him to play… and if he can fit it into his busy schedule! For more on your favorite B&B stars, keep reading the CBS edition of Soaps In Depth magazine!