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Tanner Novlan Admits He Had to Keep His B&B Gig Secret from His Superfan Mom! (EXCLUSIVE)


Because of the coronavirus pandemic, it was quite a few months between the time that Tanner Novlan was cast on THE BOLD & THE BEAUTIFUL and when he began taping episodes to air as Dr. John “Finn” Finnegan. But even worse, he had to keep the whole thing quiet, which was a problem when it came to his family… especially his mom! “My mom is a huge B&B fan,” he confided to Soaps In Depth. “So when I found out I got the job way back in March, she was one of the ones I wanted to tell right away but it was still under wraps and I couldn’t say anything. So I had to keep a secret from everybody until we went back in July.”

And when he says Mom’s a big fan, he’s not kidding! “She is such a fan that our family dog’s name was Thorne,” Novlan revealed. “After Thorne Forrester. And she spelled it even with the ‘e’ at the end! So B&B has been playing in our house ever since I was a kid so each one of the storylines has always been a part of my life.”

Which means that in addition to his mom, Novlan himself was up on the various Forresters, Logans, and Spencers causing drama on the CBS sudser over the years, so when he joined the cast, he already basically knew who was who. “I’m up to speed,” the actor chuckled. “Which is kind of ironic, because my character, Dr. Finn, is an outsider. He’s not part of the family yet or anything, so he’s getting up to speed.”

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